PPA Grand Johanna seeks market authority for 2-MW storage project in California

PPA Grand Johanna LLC on Dec. 13 requested that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission accept for filing its Market-Based Rate Tariff and grant such waivers and blanket authorizations as the commission previously has granted to other entities engaged in wholesale sales of electricity at market-based rates.

To honor its contractual commitments, the company asked the commission to issue an order granting this request by Dec. 30, 2016.

Applicant is developing and will own and operate an approximately 2-MW battery energy storage generating facility and associated equipment located in Irvine, California, which is within the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) balancing authority area (BAA). The project will interconnect to the 12-kV distribution system owned by Southern California Edison (SCE) pursuant to a small generator interconnection agreement.

PPA Gand Johanna will sell all of the net energy from the project at wholesale to SCE pursuant to a long-term resource adequacy power purchase agreement (PPA). Under the terms of the PPA, the entire 2 MW capacity of the project will be fully committed to SCE for a period ten years, beginning as of the date that the project achieves full capacity deliverability status. However, prior to achieving full capacity deliverability, the PPA provides that under certain circumstances applicant will be able to submit economic bids for the output of the project into the CAISO wholesale market.

PPA Grand Johanna s a wholly owned direct subsidiary of Powin Energy Corp. which is a Nevada corporation that designs and manufactures energy storage systems. Applicant is the first Powin Energy-owned generation or storage project and is therefore not affiliated with any entity that owns commission-jurisdictional facilities in the United States.

A company contact is: Mike Wieteck,i General Counsel, Powin Energy Corp., 20550 SW 115th Avenue, Tualatin, OR 97062, Tel: (503)598-6659, mikew@powin.com.

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