Southern California Ed works out revision for San Gorgonio Westwinds II interconnect deal

In order to work around a problem, Southern California Edison (SCE) on June 21 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission an amended Generator Interconnection Agreement and an amended Service Agreement for Wholesale Distribution Service between SCE and San Gorgonio Westwinds II LLC.

In January 2015, SCE submitted for filing the GIA and Service Agreement to the commission.The GIA specifies the terms and conditions pursuant to which SCE will own, operate and maintain facilities required to interconnect San Gorgonio’s wind generating facility named thje Phoenix Energy Project to SCE’s distribution system and pursuant to which San Gorgonio pays for such facilities. The Service Agreement sets forth SCE’s agreement to provide service for 11.2 MW of power produced by the project to the grid at SCE’s 220 kV bus at the Devers Substation. 

SCE explained in the June 21 filing: “On November 16, 2015, the Project went offline due to equipment failure. Technical evaluation performed by SCE concluded that an Interim Phase is needed in order for the Interconnection Customer to install facilities necessary to allow the generator to connect to the system. This instant filing reflects a mutually agreed upon amendment to the GIA and Service Agreement. SCE is submitting this instant filing to amend the GIA and the Service Agreement to reflect a new Interim Phase in order for the Interconnection Customer to resume service immediately and a Permanent Phase to be in service by May 2017.”

The contact for the wind farm is: Darren Kelly, Director, Business Management, San Gorgonio Westwinds II LLC, dkelly@terra-gen.com, 1095 Avenue of Americas, Floor 25, Suite A, New York, New York 10036.

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