FERC approves interconnect deal for 20-MW NRG solar project

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Dec. 6 accepted Southern California Edison’s Oct. 31 filing of documents related to a 20-MW solar project.

The utility had filed a Small Generator Interconnection Agreement (SGIA) and a Service Agreement for Wholesale Distribution Service between it and NRG Solar Blythe II LLC. SoCal Edison stated that Solar Blythe II submitted an application to interconnect a 20-MW solar photovoltaic facility, named the Blythe Green 1 Project.

The Service Agreement sets forth SoCal Edison’s agreement to provide distribution service for the 20 MW of power produced by the project to the California Independent System Operator-controlled grid at SoCal Edison’s 161-kV bus at the Blythe Substation.

The developer of this project, which is an affiliate of NRG Energy (NYSE: NRG), has asked for a commercial operation date of July 15, 2015.

The developer contact is: NRG Solar Blythe II, Michael Tartibi,
 5790 Fleet Street, Ste 200, Carlsbad, CA 92008, (760) 710-2140 and (760) 710-2158.

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