FERC accepts interconnect deal for 80-MW Calif. solar project

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on July 29 accepted Southern California Edison’s June 14 filing of a Large Generator Interconnection Agreement (LGIA) with an 80-MW solar project.

The LGIA is between the utility, KM Acquisitions LLC and the California Independent System Operator (CAISO). SoCal Edison stated that KM Acquisitions submitted an application to the CAISO to interconnect an 80-MW photovoltaic generating facility, named the KM Acquisitions Project.

SoCal Edison will design, procure, construct, own, operate, and maintain the interconnection facilities that interconnect the project to SoCal Edison’s Kramer Substation and transmit energy to the CAISO control grid.

The LGIA said this facility would consist of: “All equipment and facilities comprising the KM Acquisitions generating facility in Hinkey, California, as disclosed by the Interconnection Customer in its Interconnection Request, as may have been amended during the Interconnection Study process, which consists of (i) one hundred sixty (160) 0.5 MW Siemens photovoltaic generators, (ii) the associated infrastructure and one (1) 54/72/90 MVA 34.5kV/230kV main step-up transformer with 9.0% impedance on a 90 MVA base, (iii) eighty (80) 1.15 MVA, 34.5kV/288V individual pad mount transformers with 5.75% impedance on a 0.5 MVA base, (iv) meters and metering equipment, and (v) appurtenant equipment.”

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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.