FERC accepts revised interconnect for 101-MW Valentine Solar project

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Sept. 14 accepted a July 26 filing by Southern California Edison (SoCal Edison) of an amended Large Generator Interconnection Agreement among Valentine Solar LLC, SoCal Edison and the California Independent System Operator.

FERC noted in the Sept. 114 approval: “The amended LGIA specifies the terms and conditions pursuant to which SoCal Edison and CAISO will provide interconnection service for Valentine Solar’s 101.175 MW Avalon Hybrid solar photovoltaic project. The amended LGIA also sets forth the terms and conditions for which SoCal Edison will design, procure, construct, own, operate and maintain the interconnection facilities and Valentine Solar will pay for such facilities.”

The revised LGIA says the current project consists of: “All equipment and facilities comprising the Interconnection Customer’s 101.175 MW gross solar photovoltaic Avalon Hybrid Project generating facility in Kern County, California, as disclosed by the Interconnection Customer in its Interconnection Request, as may have been amended during the Interconnection Study process, and through a material modification request dated April 15, 2015, which consists of (i) solar photovoltaic panels linked to one hundred and forty two (142) SMA inverters, each rated at 0.75 MW, for a total of 106.5 MW at the transformer high voltage terminal and a total Generating Facility rated gross output of 101.175 MW, to allow for the 0.95 lead/lag power factor requirements. Project delivery at the Point of Interconnection is limited to 100 MW taking losses on both the shared generation tie-line from Rose Meadow Substation to Whirlwind Substation and the dedicated generation tie-line extension from Rose Meadow Substation when all projects sharing the Rose Meadow Substation to Whirlwind Substation generation tie-line facilities are dispatched to full output, (ii) the associated infrastructure and step-up transformers, (iii) meters and metering equipment, and (iv) appurtenant equipment.”

The new targeted Commercial Operation Date for the project is Dec. 1, 2019.

A project contact is: EDF Renewable Energy, Regis Reverchon, Transmission Manager, Regis.Reverchon@edf-re.com.

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