Southern California Ed alters interconnect deal for 500-MW solar project

Southern California Edison on Feb. 18 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission an amended Large Generator Interconnection Agreement with NextEra Desert Center Blythe LLC and the California Independent System Operator.

The LGIA provides the terms and conditions pursuant to which SCE and the CAISO will provide Interconnection Service for NextEra’s 500-MW generating facility located near Blythe, California, named the Genesis McCoy Solar Project. The project will interconnect to SCE’s Colorado River 500/220 kV Substation. The original LGIA was accepted for filing by FERC in 2011.

“In order to eliminate access concerns at the Participating TO’s Colorado River Substation for future interconnection customers’ generation tie-lines, the Participating TO recommended, and the Parties agreed, to modify the Project’s interconnection configuration to eliminate the Interconnection Customer’s proposed ring bus switchyard described in the currently-effective LGIA,” the Feb. 18 filing noted. “The elimination of the Interconnection Customer’s proposed ring bus switchyard results in the Project having two separate 220kV generation tie lines terminating at the Participating TO’s Colorado River Substation. This change requires the Participating TO to engineer, design, procure, and construct a second line position at the Colorado River Substation for the generation tie-line interconnecting the McCoy Station to the Colorado River Substation.”

About Barry Cassell 20414 Articles
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.