FERC signs off on revised interconnects for Calif. solar projects

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on July 10 accepted a May 23 filing by Southern California Edison of an amended Large Generator Interconnection Agreement (LGIA) for a downsized solar project.

The LGIA is among SoCal Edison, Solar Star XX LLC and the California Independent System Operator (CAISO). As a result of the downsizing of the Antelope Valley Solar PV 2 Project from 325 MW to 276 MW, the amended LGIA reflects, among other things, modifications to CAISO’s pro forma LGIA to conform with Appendix HH of CAISO’s tariff. The amended LGIA was accepted for filing, effective July 23, as requested. The deadline under the amended LGIA for this downsized project to be in commercial operation is the end of 2016.

Also on July 10, FERC accepted Southern California Edison’s filing of an amended LGIA among SoCal Edison, Solar Star XIX LLC and CAISO. As a result of the downsizing of the Antelope Valley Solar PV 1 Project from 325 MW to 310 MW, the amended LGIA reflects, among other things, modifications to CAISO’s pro forma LGIA to conform with Appendix HH of CAISO’s tariff.  This amended LGIA was also accepted for filing, effective July 23, as requested. The commercial operation deadline for this project is also the end of 2016.

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