Southern California Ed works out new interconnect deal for existing wind farm

Southern California Edison, due to the termination of a long-term power purchase agreement, on Dec. 3 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a Generator Interconnection Agreement with San Gorgonio Westwinds II-Windustries LLC.

This company owns a 9.8 MW (net) facility named the Windustries Project located in Cathedral City, California. The company has been selling the capacity and energy produced by the project entirely to Southern California Edison under a power purchase agreement dated Sept. 10, 1984. The PPA includes an Interconnection Facilities Agreement (IFA). The parties have now agreed to terminate the PPA, including the IFA, at midnight on Nov. 23, 2015, and desire to establish interconnection arrangements under the new GIA.

The GIA sets forth Southern California Edison’s agreement to provide distribution service for 9.8 MW of power produced by the project at the utility’s Devers 220-kV Substation. This facility is described in the new agreement as: “All equipment and facilities comprising the Interconnection Customer’s 9.8 net MW (9.8 gross MW) wind generating facility in Palm Springs, California, as disclosed by the Interconnection Customer, which consists of (i) fourteen (14) NEG Micon wind turbines rated at 700 kW each, (ii) the associated infrastructure and step-up transformers, (iii) meters and metering equipment, and (iv) appurtenant equipment.”

A company contact is: Darren Kelly, Director, Business Management, San Gorgonio Westwinds II-Windustries LLC,, 1095 Avenue of Americas, Floor 25, Suite A, New York, NY 10036.

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