Southern California Edison terminates power deal for Edom Hills wind farm

Southern California Edison filed on March 11 at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission an unexecuted Generator Interconnection Agreement and an unexecuted Service Agreement for Wholesale Distribution Service with Edom Hills Project 1 LLC, which owns a wind facility that is now having to sell power on the open market.

Edom Hills owns a 19.55-MW (net) generating facility, named the Edom Hills Wind Park Project, located in Cathedral City, California. Edom Hills has been selling the capacity and energy produced by the project entirely to Southern California Edison (SCE) under a power purchase agreement (PPA) subject to the jurisdiction of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) dated September 1983. The PPA includes an Interconnection Facilities Agreement (IFA).

Subject to certain unresolved issues, the parties agreed to terminate the PPA, including the IFA, effective at 11:59 pm on March 14, 2015, and desire to establish alternative interconnection arrangements. The facility interconnects to the California Independent System Operator-controlled grid at SCE’s 220-kV bus at the Mirage Substation. It consists of consists of eight Clipper C-93 2.5 MVA wind-turbine generators. 

A project company contact is: BP Wind Energy North America Inc., Ms. Brandy Gibson, Director–Asset Management Team, brandy.gibson@bp.com.

Another contact is: Edom Hills Project 1 LLC, Attn: Bob C. Myer, Vice President, 700 Louisiana Street, 33rd Floor, Houston, TX 77002, Telefax (713) 354-2120, Telephone (713) 354-2100.

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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.