Southern California Ed revises interconnect for Desert Stateline solar project

Southern California Edison filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Aug. 21 an amended Large Generator Interconnection Agreement with Desert Stateline LLC for the nearly 300-MW Desert Stateline solar facility in Ivanpah Valley, California.

Various changes, including changes in the project description, were made from an original LGIA first accepted by the commission in 2011. One change is that the net capacity at the Point of Interconnection has gone from 300 MW before, to 296.2 MW in the new version.

The project’s Point of Interconnection is at the utility’s Ivanpah Substation at the 220 kV bus. The commercial operation target date for this photovoltaic project (which is unchanged) is Dec. 31, 2016.

A project contact listed in the LGIA is: Mark Osterholt, Director, Asset Management, First Solar Development LLC, 135 Main St., 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105, Phone 415.935.2534, Facsimile 415.935.2501,

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