Southern California Ed files engineering deal for 9.9-MW energy storage project

Southern California Edison on Aug. 31 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission an Engineering, Design, Procurement and Construction Letter Agreement for the 9.9-MW Santa Paula Energy Storage A Project.

This project was short-listed in the Aliso Canyon Energy Storage (ACES) request for offers (RFO) and is required to be in-service by Dec. 23, 2016. Developer Western Grid Develoment LLC requested that the utility proceed with the interconnection process of this project on July 22. It was determined that in order for the utility to meet Santa Paula Energy Storage A Project’s in-service date, the design, engineering, licensing, permitting, procurement and construction of the needed interconnection facilities and distribution upgrades needed to commence prior to the subsequent execution of an interconnection agreement.

The point of interconnection is the Castro 16kV circuit out of Southern California Edison’s Wakefield Substation.

The Santa Paula Energy Storage A Project consists of: ABB PCS 100 1400 kW inverters; the associated infrastructure; meters and metering equipment; and appurtenant equipment. This project is to be located in Santa Paula, California.

This project is part of a California Public Utilities Commission-approved program to develop energy storage resources in an expedited fashion to help compensate for any gas-fired power that might be impacted by a lack of gas due to the recent Aliso Canyon gas storage facility fire.

A project contact is: Brian Rahman, ZGlobal Engineering & Energy Solutions, 604 Sutter Street, Suite 250, Folsom, CA 95630, Telefax No. (916) 985-9467, Telephone No. (916) 985-9461.

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