Southern California Edison on Jan. 6 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a Large Generator Interconnection Agreement with Sunray Energy LLC and the California Independent System Operator that is needed due to a planned repower of a Sunray solar facility.
Sunray owns and operates a 30 MW (net) solar thermal, parabolic trough facility named the SEGS II Project, located in Daggett, California. The SEGS II Project is an existing interconnected generation resource interconnected to SCE’s transmission system via a tap on the Coolwater-Tortilla 115-kV line.
Sunray has been selling the capacity and energy produced by the project entirely to Southern California Edison under a power purchase agreement (PPA) subject to the jurisdiction of the California Public Utilities Commission, dated on or about April 30, 1984. The PPA includes an interconnection facilities agreement. The parties have now agreed to terminate the PPA effective at midnight on Dec. 31, 2015, and to establish interconnection arrangements under the LGIA.
Sunray plans to replace the existing solar thermal technology and steam-turbine generator with inverter-based photovoltaic technology. The repowered facility is due for commercial operation around Nov. 1 of this year.
Said the LGIA in describing the revamped facility: “Following the completion of the Repower, the Large Generating Facility will be a 30 net MW, (33.6 gross MW) solar photovoltaic generating facility located at 35100 Santa Fe Street, Daggett, California, as disclosed by the Interconnection Customer, which consists of (i) forty-two (42) SMA Sunny Central 800CP-US 800kVA inverters (ii) the associated infrastructure (iv) meters and metering equipment, and (v) appurtenant equipment. Capacity at the Point of Interconnection for Interconnection Service will be 30 MW incurred on the Tortilla-SEGS II- Coolwater 115 kV Transimission Line.”
A project contact is: William L. Felts, Vice President, Sunray Energy LLC, firstname.lastname@example.org, 9405 Arrowpoint Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28273.
Notable is that Southern California Edison on Dec. 23, 2015, filed with FERC a Generator Interconnection Agreement with Sunray Energy that also covers the planned repowering of an existing solar facility. Sunray Energy owns a 13.8 MW (net) solar thermal, parabolic trough facility named the SEGS I Project, located in Daggett, California. It is interconnected to SCE’s system at a tap on the Luz 33-kV distribution line out of the Gale 115/33 kV Substation.
Sunray Energy has been selling the capacity and energy produced by the project entirely to SCE under an amended power purchase agreement (PPA) subject to the jurisdiction of the California Public Utilities Commission dated June 14, 1985. The PPA includes an interconnection facilities agreement. The parties agreed to terminate the IFA effective at midnight on Dec. 31, 2015, and to establish other interconnection arrangements. Sunray Energy will replace the existing solar thermal technology and steam-turbine generator with inverter-based photovoltaic technology.