FERC accepts interconnect deal for 150-MW California solar project

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Dec. 3 accepted the filing by Southern California Edison of a Large Generator Interconnection Agreement for a 150-MW solar project.

On Oct. 14, Southern California Edison filed the agreement, which is among Desert Harvest LLC and Desert Harvest II LLC, SoCal Edison, and the California Independent System Operator. The LGIA specifies the terms and conditions pursuant to which: SoCal Edison and CAISO will provide interconnection service to the 150-MW (net) solar photovoltaic facility named the Desert Harvest Project; SoCal Edison will design, procure, construct, own, operate, and maintain the necessary interconnection facilities and reliability network upgrades; andpursuant to which Desert Harvest and Desert Harvest II will pay for such facilities.

The project would be located near Desert Center, California, and interconnect to SCE’s system at the Red Bluff Substation 220 kV bus, and transmit energy to the CAISO-controlled grid. The project companies propose a commercial operation date of Sept. 1, 2016.

Said the LGIA in describing the solar farm: “All equipment and facilities comprising the Interconnection Customer’s 150 MW net solar photovoltaic Desert Harvest generating facility located near Desert Center, 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) 154 Satcom Powergatte 1 MW inverters combined into two (2) array groups, (ii) the associated infrastructure, (iii) meters and metering equipment, (iv) appurtenant equipment, and (v) auxiliary loads.”

A project contact is: Desert Harvest LLC, Regis Reverchon, Regis.Reverchon@edf-re.com. That is an e-mail address for EDF Renewable Energy.

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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.