Southern California Ed terminates interconnect deal for 650-MW wind project

Southern California Edison on Nov. 24 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a notice of cancellation for a Large Generator Interconnection Agreement with Alta Windpower Development LLC and the California Independent System Operator.

The LGIA provided the terms and conditions pursuant to which SCE and the CAISO would provide interconnection service for a 650-MW wind facility to be located in Kern County, California, named the Alta Q175 Project. The commission had accepted the LGIA for filing in a letter order dated Jan. 6, 2015.

On June 12, the CAISO and Southern California Edison received a letter from Alta Windpower requesting termination of the LGIA, said the Nov. 24 filing, without saying why the developer terminated the deal. In accordance with the terms of the LGIA, the LGIA terminated on Sept. 11.

The project was to consist of Vestas V90 3.0 MW wind turbine generators with an output of 650 MW. The targeted commercial operation date under the agreement was Dec. 31, 2017.

A project contact is: Alta Windpower LLC, Gustavo E. Luna, Vice President,, 11512 El Camino Real, Suite 370, San Diego, CA 92130.

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