On Dec. 30, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission accepted changes in a grid support deal for three in-development wind projects in California.
The commission accepted an Amended and Restated Large Generator Interconnection Agreement Co-Tenancy Agreement filed by Rising Tree Wind Farm LLC, Rising Tree Wind Farm II LLC and Rising Tree Wind Farm III LLC. Also, the Dec. 30 order grants the applicants’ requests for waivers of requirements to file an Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT).
- Rising Tree is an exempt wholesale generator (EWG) with market-based rate authority. It is constructing and will own and operate a 79.2-MW wind facility located in Kern County, California.
- Rising Tree II is an EWG with market-based rate authority that is constructing and will own and operate a 19.8-MW wind facility located in Kern County, California.
- Rising Tree III intends to operate as an EWG with market–based rate authority. It is developing and will own and operate a 99-MW wind facility located in Kern County, California.
These project companies will jointly own an approximately four-mile 220-kV generation tie line, related substation, and other appurtenant shared equipment in order to be interconnected to the transmission system owned by Southern California Edison and operated by the California Independent System Operator. The applicants anticipated that the facilities will be energized on or about Dec. 5, 2014.
These project companies are affliates of EDP Renewables North America LLC.