FERC accepts interconnect for 131-MW solar/125-MW battery project in California

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on June 14 accepted Southern California Edison’s April 19 filing of a Large Generator Interconnection Agreement (LGIA) with RE Gaskell West LLC and interconnecting transmission operator the California Independent System Operator (CAISO).

RE Gaskell West wants to interconnect its proposed 131.2 MW (gross) solar photovoltaic facility and 125 MW (gross) battery energy storage facility, to be located in Rosamond, California. The Gaskell West Project would interconect to the 220-kV bus at Southern California Edison’s Whirlwind 220-kV Substation and transmit energy to the CAISO-controlled grid. The proposed commercial operation date for the Gaskell West Project is June 11, 2018.

The facility would consist of: one hundred and sixty-four (164) SMA 800 inverter units (with an individual output of 0.8 MW each) for a total gross output for the solar photovoltaic portion of the generating facility of 131.2 MW at the inverter terminal; and two-hundred and fifty (250) SMA 500 inverter units (with an individual output of 0.5 MW each) for a total gross output for the battery energy storage portion of the generating facility of 125 MW at the inverter terminal.

A project contact is: RE Gaskell West LLC, Todd Johansen, Manager, West Region Development, 300 California St., 7th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104, todd.johansen@recurrentenergy.com. That is contact information for power project developer Recurrent Energy.

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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.