Southern California Edison moves along on 20-MW solar project

An official at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Nov. 20 accepted the Oct. 22 filing of South California Edison of a letter agreement related to the planned solar power project of FRV Mojave Solar 4 LP.

On Oct. 22, SoCal Edison submitted for filing a Letter Agreement between it and FRV Mojave Solar 4 LP. SoCal Edison stated that FRV Mojave Solar submitted an interconnection request to the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) in which it proposes to construct a 20-MW solar generating facility to be located in Antelope Acres, Calif., and interconnect the Mojave Solar 4 Project to SoCal Edison’s new Q628 Substation via a customer-owned generation tie-line and transmit energy to the CAISO-controlled grid.

The purpose of the Letter Agreement is to provide an interim arrangement under which SoCal Edison will commence performance of the engineering, design, and procurement of material and equipment for the participating TO’s interconnection facilities and reliability network upgrades, and pursuant to which FRV Mojave Solar will pay for such facilities and upgrades.

SoCal Ed and FRV Mojave Solar 4 intend to execute a Small Generator Interconnection Agreement (SGIA) that would include the terms for the utility to engineer, design, construct, own, operate and maintain, and for FRV Mojave Solar 4 LP to pay for, the participating TO’s interconnection facilities, and its allocated share of the distribution upgrades and the participating TO’s reliability network upgrades.

FRV Mojave Solar 4’s targeted in-service date of the Mojave Solar 4 project is June 1, 2014, the Oct 22 notice said. The utility’s estimated time to complete the interconnection facilities and network upgrades necessary for an energy-only interconnection is 24 months following receipt of the California Public Utilities Commission approval of an expedited Permit to Construct.

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