Southern California Edison terminates 20-MW solar project deal

Southern California Edison (SCE) on Nov. 19 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a cancellation notice for a letter agreement with Satsuma Solar LLC, developer of a 20-MW solar project in California.

Satsuma Solar (formerly named FRV Mojave Solar 4 LP) proposed to construct a facility with a net output of 20 MW to be located in Antelope Acres, Calif. (called the “Mojave Solar 4 Project”). The interconnect for the Mojave Solar 4 Project would be to SCE’s new Q628 Substation via a customer-owned generation tie-line. The project would transmit energy to the California Independent System Operator-controlled grid.

On May 14, the parties executed the letter agreement which provided an interim arrangement whereby SCE commenced performance of the engineering and design of the interconnection facilities and reliability network upgrades. FERC signed off on the agreement in July.

On June 4, SCE received a notice from SunEdison on behalf of the project company requesting to terminate the letter agreement. The June 4 letter said that unspecified “recent developments” caused it to want to halt the SCE grid upgrade effort.

The developer contact is: Sean Kiernan,
 FRV Mojave Solar 4 LP, skiernan@sunedison.com.

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