Southern California Edison works out interconnect for 201-MW Iberdrola solar project

Southern California Edison on Feb. 17 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a Large Generator Interconnection Agreement with Aurora Solar LLC and the California Independent System Operator for a 201.28-MW solar project.

This agreement covers the interconnection of the proposed 201.28-MW (gross) solar photovoltaic facility to be located in Lucerne Valley, California. The project, called the Sorrel I Solar Farm Project, would interconnect to the 220-kV bus at Southern California Edison’s new Calcite 220-kV Substation and transmit energy to the CAISO controlled grid.

The proposed commercial operation date for the Sorrel I Solar Farm Project is June 1, 2021.

The LGIA describes the project as: “All equipment and facilities comprising the Interconnection Customer’s 201.28 MW gross solar photovoltaic Sorrel I Solar Farm generating facility located in Lucerne Valley, California, as disclosed by the Interconnection Customer in its Interconnection Request, as may have been amended during the Interconnection Study process, which consists of (i) 296 Schneider/Xantrex Inverters with an individual output of 0.68 MW each for a total gross output of 201.28 MW at the inverter terminals, (ii) the associated infrastructure, (iii) meters and metering equipment, (iv) appurtenant equipment, and (v) auxiliary loads.”

A listed project contact is: Aurora Solar LLC, Anders Bisgard,, 1125 NW Couch Street, Suite 700, Portland, OR 97209. That is contact information for Iberdrola Renewables.

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