FERC accepts interconnect deal for 50-MW California solar project

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Dec. 20 accepted Southern California Edison’s Nov. 6 filing of a Large Generator Interconnection Agreement (LGIA) with companies developing a 50-MW solar project.

The LGIA is with project companies Portal Ridge Solar LLC, Portal Ridge Solar A LLC, Portal Ridge Solar B LLC and Portal Ridge Solar C LLC, and also with the California Independent System Operator. It covers the interconnect of a 50-MW generating facility and associated equipment known as the Portal Ridge Solar Project, located in Kern County, Calif., to SoCal Edison’s electrical system at the Del Sur 66-kV Substation.

The project consists of solar photovoltaic panels with Xantrex GT500 grid tie solar inverters for a total net output not exceeding 50 MW measured at the point of interconnection.

The proposed commercial operation date for the solar project is June 1, 2015.

A contact for the development companies is: Andrew Worts, Manager, Power Plant Operations, First Solar Development, 
350 West Washington Street, Tempe, AZ 85281, Phone: 602-384-9579, 
Fax: 602-384-9679, 
Email: Andrew.Worts@FIRSTSOLAR.com.

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