Southern California Ed revises interconnect deal for 175-MW solar project

Southern California Edison on April 16 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a revised Large Generator Interconnection Agreement for a 175-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic project in North Antelope Valley, California.

The original LGIA from March of last year was with RE Astoria LLC, with RE Astoria II LLC added to the new version of this deal because it has gotten part of RE Astoria’s participation. The total project size is still 175 MW. These two project companies are affiliates of Recurrent Energy LLC.

Said the revised LGIA in describing this project: “All equipment and facilities comprising the Interconnection Customer’s 175 MW Solar Photovoltaic RE Astoria generating facility in North Antelope Valley, Kern County, 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) 46 GE ProSolar 1500V Inverters (4.0 MW each) with a total nameplate rating of 184 MW with a net output of 175 MW, (ii) the associated infrastructure and 230/34.5 kV step-up transformers, (iii) meters and metering equipment, and (iv) appurtenant equipment. The RE Astoria Project shall consist of two entities [RE Astoria LLC which will consist of 26 GE ProSolar 1500V Inverters and a 230/34.5 kV 75/100/105 MVA main step-up transformer bank and RE Astoria 2 LLC (75 MW) which will consist of 20 GE ProSolar 1500V Inverters and a 230/34.5 kV 60/80/100 MVA main step-up transformer bank], collectively the Generating Facility and the Interconnection Customer’s Interconnection Facilities.”

The project would interconnect at Southern California Edison’s Whirlwind Substation. The commercial operation date under this new deal is April 15, 2016.

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