Pacific Gas and Electric axes two solar project interconnect deals

Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Oct. 18 to accept the termination of Small Generator Interconnection Agreements (SGIA) between PG&E and Pristine Sun Fund 5 LLC and Pristine Sun Fund 6 LLC.

The two SGIAs for Pristine Sun’s solar PV facilities 2064 Rogers and 2242 Fuller in Tehema and Amador counties, Calif., respectively, were included in PG&E’s Electric Quarterly Report for the second quarter 2013. PG&E didn’t give the size of these projects.

On
 June 11, PG&E notified Pristine Sun via two emails that its 2064 Rogers and 2242 Fuller projects were in default under the SGIAs because Pristine Sun had failed to provide the financial securities needed to move forward with the construction and operation of the two generating facilities. Pristine Sun was notified by PG&E that it had sixty days to cure the default condition, the utility said.

No financial securities were provided by Pristine Sun during the sixty-day cure period, the utility said. Consequently, by two letters dated Aug. 15, PG&E notified Pristine Sun that these projects were withdrawn from the wholesale distribution interconnection queue.

Furthermore, by two letters dated Oct. 15, PG&E notified Pristine Sun that Pristine Sun’s SGIAs for these two projects would be terminated. Because Pristine Sun has not formally consented to the subject terminations, PG&E makes these two SGIA termination filings on a unilateral basis.

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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.