FERC accepts interconnect for 150-MW Sandstorm Wind project in California

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Nov. 21 accepted an Oct. 14 filing by Southern California Edison of a large generator interconnection agreement (LGIA) with Cabazon Wind Energy LLC and the California Independent System Operator for a 150-MW solar project.

The LGIA specifies the terms and conditions under which: SoCal Edison and CAISO will provide interconnection service; SoCal Edison will design, procure, construct, own, operate, and maintain the interconnection facilities and network reliability upgrades required to interconnect Cabazon Wind’s 150-MW Sandstorm Wind Power Project to SoCal Edison’s 220-kV bus at the Glimmer Substation and transmit energy to the CAISO controlled grid; and Cabazon Wind will pay SoCal Edison for such facilities. The LGIA was accepted by the commission for filing, effective Dec. 14, 2014, as requested. The proposed commercial operation date for the project is Sept. 30, 2020.

Said the LGIA in describing the project: “All equipment and facilities comprising the Interconnection Customer’s 150 MW net wind, Sandstorm Wind Power generating facility in Cabazon, 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) Fifty (50) 3 MW WTG wind turbines, fifty (50) 34.5/4 kV (YG-YG) 4MVA step-up transformers with H-X impedance value 5% @ 4MVA, and one (1) 220/34.5 (YG-YG), 99/132/165 MVA step-up transformer with H-X impedance value 9% @ 99MVA, (ii) the associated infrastructure, (iii) meters and metering equipment, and (iv) appurtenant equipment.”

A project contact is: Cabazon Wind Energy LLC, Brad Adams, whitewaterwind@aol.com, 707 Esplanade #C, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

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