Southern California Edison ends power purchase deal with San Jacinto wind farm

Due to the Jan. 29 termination of a power purchase agreement dating back to 1985, Southern California Edison on Feb. 12 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a Generator Interconnection Agreement with San Gorgonio Westwinds II LLC and San Jacinto Power.

The Section 22 Power Purchase Contract Trust owned and operated a 16.975-MW wind facility named the San Jacinto Project, located in Palm Springs, California, for the benefit of the trust beneficiaries, San Gorgonio Westwinds II and San Jacinto Power. The Section 22 Trust 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 April 16, 1985.

The PPA includes an interconnection facilities agreement (IFA). The Section 22 Trust agreement is scheduled to terminate on the date that the IFA terminates and the Section 22 Trust has authorized the companies to obtain the necessary consents and enter into agreements to replace the existing IFA with the new GIA. The parties have agreed to terminate the PPA, including the IFA, effective at 11:59 pm on Jan. 29, 2016.

The GIA sets forth SCE’s agreement to provide Distribution Service for 16.975 MW of power produced by the project to the California ISO grid at SCE’s Devers bus at the 220-kV Substation.

A project contact is: Darren Kelly, Director, Business Management, San Gorgonio Westwinds II-Windustries LLC, dkelly@terra-gen.com.

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