New-Indy to lose power sales contract at the end of the month

Due to the imminent expiration of a long-term power contract, Southern California Edison on Dec. 23 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a Generator Interconnection Agreement with New-Indy Ontario LLC.

New-Indy owns a 30.7 MW (net) generating facility, named the New-Indy Ontario Project, located in Ontario, California. It is an existing interconnected generation resource.

New-Indy has been selling the capacity and energy produced by the project entirely to SCE under a power purchase contract (PPA) subject to the jurisdiction of the California Public Utilities Commission and dated Aug, 30, 1984. The PPA includes, as an appendix thereto, an Interconnection Facilities Agreement (IFA). The PPA, including the IFA, will terminate effective at 11:59 pm on Dec. 31, 2015.

The new, replacement agreement sets forth SCE’s agreement to provide distribution service for 30.7 MW (net) of power produced by the project through SCE’s distribution system to the California Independent System Operator-controlled grid at SCE’s 220-kV bus at the Etiwanda Substation.

Said the new agreement about what the covered facility consists of: “All equipment and facilities comprising the Interconnection Customer’s 30.7 net MW (36.7 MW gross generating capability @ .89PF with parasitic loads of 1.5 MW and a minimum host load of 4.5 MW) combustion turbine New-Indy Ontario generating facility in Ontario, California, as disclosed by the Interconnection Customer, which consists of (i) one 41.25 MVA, 12.47 KV, .89 PF, X”d = 13.3%, combustion turbine generator, (ii) the associated infrastructure and step-up transformers (iii) meters and metering equipment, and (iv) appurtenant equipment. … The Interconnection Customer agrees that the existing 6 MW steam turbine generator will be decommissioned and as such that the size of the Generating Facility will be 30.7 net MW (36.7 MW).”

A power plant operator contact is: New-Indy Ontario LLC, Scott Conant, General Manager, Scott.conant@new-indycb.com, 5100 E. Jurupa Street, Ontario, CA 91784.

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