FERC approves interconnect deal for 199-MW Rising Tree wind project

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in a May 22 letter to Southern California Edison signed off on a large generator interconnection agreement with Rising Tree Wind Farm LLC, the developer of a 199-MW wind project.

On April 4, Southern California Edison (SoCal Edison) submitted for filing a large generator interconnection agreement (LGIA) among itself, Rising Tree Wind Farm and the California Independent System Operator (CAISO). SoCal Edison stated that Rising Tree submitted an interconnection request to CAISO for interconnection of its 199-MW facility known as the Rising Tree Wind Farm Project, located in Mojave, Calif., to SoCal Edison’s electric system at the Windhub 220-kV substation and to transmit energy and/or ancillary services using the CAISO-controlled grid.

The LGIA specifies the terms and conditions under which SoCal Edison will design, procure, construct, install, own and or control the interconnection facilities and network upgrades necessary to interconnect the Project and Rising Tree will pay for its share of the facilities.

The proposed commercial operation date for the project is Oct. 31, 2015. The requisite interconnection studies under the CAISO’s Large Generator Interconnection Procedures were performed. The studies identified the system modifications and/or additions to SoCal Edison’s electrical system that are necessary to interconnect the project.

SoCal Edison is a subsidiary of Edison International (NYSE: EIX). The filing at FERC indicates that Rising Tree Wind Farm is affiliated with EDP Renewables North America LLC.

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