FERC approves interconnect for 20-MW California solar project

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Oct. 15 accepted Southern California Edison’s generator interconnection agreement (GIA) for a 20-MW solar project.

On Sept. 5, Southern California Edison (SoCal Edison) submitted for filing a GIA for a generating facility interconnecting under the cluster study process and also a service agreement for wholesale distribution service with AP North Lake Solar LP.

The GIA provides the terms and conditions pursuant to which SoCal Edison will engineer, design, construct, own, operate, and maintain the interconnection facilities and distribution upgrades needed to interconnect AP North Lake Solar’s 20-MW Axio North Lake I Project at Hemet, Calif., to SoCal Edison’s distribution system and pursuant to which AP North Lake Solar will pay for such facilities.

The service agreement sets forth SoCal Edison’s agreement to provide distribution service for 20 MW of power produced by the project to the California Independent System Operator-controlled grid at SoCal Edison’s Valley 500 kV Substation. 

The service agreement provides that service will commence on the later of: Feb. 28, 2015; or the date on which construction of any Direct Assignment Facilities and/or Distribution System Upgrades are completed and all additional requirements are met; or such other date permitted to become effective by the commission.

AP North Lake Solar is a subsidiary of Axio Power Holdings LLC, which is a subsidiary of Constellation Energy Resources LLC. The contact for AP North Lake Solar is: Tim Derrick,
 General Manager, SunEdison North America, 600 Clipper Drive
, Belmont, CA 94002, 
phone (650) 453-5703.

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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.