Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) on Dec. 17 submitted at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for filing and acceptance a Notice of Termination of an Engineering and Procurement (E&P) Agreement with California Flats Solar LLC, since that deal has been replaced by a Large Generator Interconnection Agreement.
The E&P agreement, filed with FERC on April 29, allowed interconnection work to be done on a 282-MW solar project while the terms of the LGIA were being worked out. On Nov. 14 ,the LGIA for the project was executed by California Flats, the California Independent System Operator and PG&E. Project work included PG&E design, engineering and procurement of long lead items related to the reconfiguration of the Gates–Morrow Bay 230-kV transmission line.
A project contact is: Madeleine Aldridge, Manager, Transmission and Interconnection, California Flats Solar LLC, 135 Main Street, 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105, Madeleine.Aldridge@FIRSTSOLAR.COM.
Says the First Solar website about this project: “First Solar, a leading provider of comprehensive photovoltaic (PV) energy solutions, is developing a 280 megawatt (MW) alternating current (AC) solar project located on approximately 2,900 acres of previously dryland farmed, private land in southeast Monterey County, California, near the San Luis Obispo, Kings and Fresno County borders. The California Flats Solar Project will be constructed by First Solar. … California Flats Solar is currently completing the environmental permitting process. Monterey County will provide the principal permit approval for the Project, which is anticipated to be received by Q1 2015.” The website said the project is due in operation in 2016.