Southern California Ed works out deal for 40-MW solar project

Southern California Edison filed at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on July 25 a Clustering Large Generator Interconnection Agreement between SCE and Windhub Solar LLC for a 40-MW project.

Windhub Solar submitted an application to SCE to interconnect a 40-MW solar photovoltaic facility named the Windhub Solar Project, located in Kern County, Calif., to SCE’s Windhub 66 kV Substation and transmit energy to the California Independent System Operator-controlled grid.

The development company proposes a commercial operation date of Oct. 31, 2016, for the project.

The agreement says in describing the project: “All equipment and facilities comprising the Windhub Solar generating facility in Kern County, 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) Xantrex GT 500 photovoltaic (PV) solar inverters, (ii) the associated infrastructure, pad-mount and step-up transformers, (iii) meters and metering equipment, and (iv) appurtenant equipment.”

A project developer contact is: First Solar Development, Madeleine Aldridge, Manager,, 135 Main Street, 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105.

Another contact is: Brian Penner, Director, Power Plant Operations, First Solar, 350 West Washington Street, Tempe, AZ 85281, Phone: (602) 999-2129, Fax: (480) 512-4901, Email:

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