FERC accepts revised interconnect deal for 296-MW wind project

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Aug. 29 accepted an amended large generator interconnection agreement (LGIA) for the 296-MW North Sky River wind project in California.

On July 9, Southern California Edison (SoCal Edison) submitted for filing the amended LGIA among itself, North Sky River Energy LLC and the California Independent System Operator (CAISO). The North Sky LGIA provides the terms and conditions under which SoCal Edison will construct, own and operate the interconnection facilities required to interconnect North Sky’s proposed 296-MW wind facility (North Sky Project) to SoCal Edison’s Highwind 220-kV substation, to be located in Tehachapi, Calif.

SoCal Edison stated the amended LGIA provides for SoCal Edison to construct, and for North Sky to pay for, additional customer-financed interconnection facilities now required as a result of additional upgrades necessary to interconnect the North Sky Project at the Highwind substation.

This project consists of 183 General Electric 1.62 MW wind turbine generators (WTGs) for a total of 296.46 MW, meters and metering equipment, and appurtenant equipment. Phase I consists of 100 WTGs for a project net capacity of 162 MW, and Phase II consists of 83 WTGs for a project net capacity of 134.46 MW.

This is a project of NextEra Energy Resources.

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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.