Southern California Ed files interconnect for 330-MW solar project

Southern California Edison filed on July 15 at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a Large Generator Interconnection Agreement (LGIA) for a 330-MW solar project.

The LGIA is among SCE, SP Antelope DSR LLC and the California Independent System Operator (CAISO). SP Antelope wants interconnection of its 330 MW (net) solar photovoltaic generating facility and associated equipment known as the SP Antelope DSR Project, located in Lancaster, Calif., to SCE’s electric system at SCE’s Antelope 220-kV Substation. Its proposed commercial operation date for the entire project is Dec. 31, 2016.

In describing the power project, the LGIA said: “All equipment and facilities comprising the Interconnection Customer’s 330 net MW solar photovoltaic SP Antelope DSR generating facility in Lancaster, California, as disclosed by the Interconnection Customer in its Interconnection Request, as may have been amended during the Interconnection Study process, which consists of (i) one hundred (100) AE-1000 NX inverters in Phase I with a net output of 100 MWs and two hundred thirty (230) AE-1000 NX inverters in Phase II with a net output of 230 MW, (ii) the associated infrastructure and step-up transformers, (iii) meters and metering equipment, and (iv) appurtenant equipment.”

A developer contact is: Adam Foltz, Director of Transmission & Interconnection, afoltz@spower.com, 2 Embarcadero Center, Suite 410, San Francisco, CA 94111.

Said the website for the company: “sPower (Sustainable Power Group), headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah with a satellite office in San Francisco, CA, is a leading independent power producer (IPP) which owns and/or operates more than 130 utility and distributed electrical generation systems across the US. With a project pipeline greater than a gigawatt, our portfolio of operating projects spans Arizona, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Indiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Utah.”

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