Southern terminates interconnect deal for 20-MW Peach Solar Energy 2 project

Southern Company Services on Aug. 5 filed at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a notice of termination of the Small Generator Interconnection Agreement with Peach Solar Energy 3 LLC, dated Aug. 10, 2015, for the 20-MW Peach Solar Energy 2 project.

Peach Solar was to provide the Initial Security Prior to Design and Procurement on or before March 4, and the Notice to Proceed with Design and Procurement on or before April 1 of this year. To accommodate Peach Solar, Southern said it agreed to permit Peach Solar to provide the Initial Security Prior to Design and Procurement on or before April 1. However, Peach Solar did not provide the initial security or the notice to proceed by April 1. As a result, Southern notified Peach Solar of such breach of the Interconnection Agreement. Peach Solar did not indicate to Southern whether it intended on moving forward with the project, Southern added.

Therefore, on June 14, Southern notified Peach Solar that it would proceed with terminating the Interconnection Agreement in the absence of an indication from Peach Solar that it wished to move forward with the terms of the Interconnection Agreement. Because Southern Companies did not receive a response, on July 19, Southern notified Peach Solar that it would proceed with the termination of the Interconnection Agreement unless notified otherwise by Peach Solar by July 20. On July 20, Peach Solar, through its affiliate Solar Reserve LLC, notified Southern Companies that it wished to withdraw its queue position, effectively terminating the Interconnection Agreement.

The project was to interconnect to the Georgia Power system at the Vienna Primary.

A project contact is: Peach Solar Energy 3 LLC, Attention: Joshua Fields, 2425 Olympic Boulevard, Suite 500, E Santa Monica, California 90404.

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