FERC accepts revised interconnect deal for 500-MW NextEra solar project

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on April 8 accepted a Feb. 18 filing by Southern California Edison of an amended Large Generator Interconnection Agreement with NextEra Desert Center Blythe LLC and the California Independent System Operator (CAISO).

“The Amended LGIA provides the terms and conditions pursuant to which SoCal Edison and CAISO will provide interconnection service to NextEra’s 500 MW Genesis McCoy Solar Project (Project),” FERC wrote. “The Parties have revised the LGIA to reflect the modification of the Project’s interconnection configuration to eliminate access concerns at SoCal Edison’s Colorado River Substation for future interconnection customers’ generation tie-lines. Specifically, the Amended LGIA reflects, among other things: 1) a revised list of interconnection facilities; 2) the addition of the McCoy Station Plan of Service Reliability Network Upgrades; and 3) associated revisions to the charges and payments NextEra is responsible for pursuant to the LGIA.”

FERC noted that on Feb. 18, NextEra filed a complaint against CAISO over interconnection issues. To the extent any revisions to the Amended LGIA are required as a result of the commission’s eventual findings in that complaint, SoCal Edison would be required to submit a filing reflecting such revisions to the Amended LGIA. 

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