sPower terminates interconnect deal for 219-MW solar project in California

Southern California Edison filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a notice of cancellation for a Large Generator Interconnection Agreement (LGIA) with SP Blythe 1 LLC and the California Independent System Operator.

The LGIA sets forth the terms and conditions pursuant to which the SCE was to design, engineer, construct, own, operate, and maintain interconnection facilities for the SP Blythe 1 Project. The commission accepted the LGIA for filing in a letter order dated July 20, 2016.

On Nov. 7, the project developer sent SCE an e-mail stating: “After much deliberation about next steps for the SP Blythe 1 project, we have decided to withdraw the project from the CAISO Interconnection Queue. Please reference the attached notices as evidence of our efforts to secure a PPA for the project without success pursuant to CAISO Tariff Y, Section 9.4.1 subsection a.”

The interconnection agreement covered a 219.52 net MW (221 gross MW) photovoltaic generating facility to have been located in Blythe, California.

A project contact is: SP Blythe 1 LLC, 2180 South 1300 East, Suite 600, Salt Lake City, UT 84106, Sustainable Power Group, Daniel Wang, Interconnection Project Engineer, dwang@spower.com.

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