FERC accepts interconnect for 20-MW solar project in California

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a Sept. 23 letter accepting Southern California Edison‘s filing on Aug. 23 of a Small Generator Interconnection Agreement (SGIA) for a 20-MW solar project of Joshua Tree Solar Farm LLC.

This is a 20-MW solar photovoltaic project, called the Joshua Tree Solar Farm, located at Sunfair, Calif. It would consist of photovoltaic panels, forty SMA SC 500CP 500 KW inverters, and twenty 1.0MVA 33 kV.270 V step-up transformers. Under the SGIA, this project is due for commercial operation by October 2015.

The point of receipt for this power is a tap on the Pinto 33 kV circuit out of the Hi-Desert 115/33 kV Substation. This is on the California Independent System Operator-controlled grid.

The contact for Joshua Tree Solar Farm is Gregory Schneck, 700 Universe Boulevard, Juno Beach, Fla. That is the address for NextEra Energy Resources LLC.

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