FERC accepts SoCal Edison interconnect with 7.5-MW wind farm

On June 25, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission accepted Southern California Edison’s May 8 filing of a Small Generator Interconnection Agreement (SGIA) and Service Agreement with Coram Energy LLC.

The agreements cover the 7.5-MW Coram CELLC wind turbine facility located in Tehachapi, Calif. SoCal Edison stated that the SGIA specifies the terms and conditions pursuant to which it will own, operate, and maintain, and under which Coram will pay for, the interconnection facilities required to interconnect its project to SoCal Edison’s distribution system.

SoCal Edison said this is an existing wind farm from which it had formerly bought power and had, without an SGIA, been providing interconnection services since the 2011 end of the contract.

This facility includes, but is not limited to, five General Electric 1.5s wind turbine generators , for a total combined output not to exceed 7.5 MW at the generation facility site; step-up transformers; power factor correction equipment; and appurtenant facilities. The point of interconnection is a tap on the Tempest 12-kV distribution line.

The point of contact for Coram Energy is 
Justin Trudell in Marlborough, Mass.

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