EDF Renewable pushes back 150-MW Desert Harvest solar project by three years

Southern California Edison filed on May 5 at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission an amended Large Generator Interconnection Agreement (LGIA) with Desert Harvest LLC, Desert Harvest II LLC and the California Independent System Operator.

The LGIA provides the terms and conditions under which SCE and the CAISO will provide Interconnection Service for the 150-MW generating facility for these two companies, to be located near Desert Harvest, California. It is named the Desert Harvest Project. The project will interconnect to SCE’s Red Bluff Substation 220-kV bus. The original LGIA was accepted by FERC in December 2014.

In December 2014, Desert Havest requested that the CAISO, in coordination with Southern California Edison, evaluate whether extending the project’s Commercial Operation Date (COD) from September 2016 to September 2019 would be deemed a material modification. The utility completed the analysis, and with the CAISO determined that such modification was not material. The amended LGIA reflects that new September 2019 commercial operations target.

The amended LGIA describes the project as: “All equipment and facilities comprising the Interconnection Customer’s 150 MW net solar photovoltaic Desert Harvest generating facility located near Desert Center, 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) 154 Satcom Powergatte 1 MW inverters combined into two (2) array groups, (ii) the associated infrastructure, (iii) meters and metering equipment, (iv) appurtenant equipment, and (v) auxiliary loads.”

A project contact is: Desert Harvest LLC, 
Regis Reverchon, Regis.Reverchon@edf-re.com, 505 14th Street, Suite 1150 Oakland, CA 94612. That is contact information for EDF Renewable Energy.

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