Southern California Edison on Jan 4 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission an amended Small Generator Interconnection Agreement (SGIA) with Solar Star California XLIV LLC and the California Department of Water Resources (CDWR), with Solar Star and CDWR each individually a “Co-Tenant.”
They had applied to the California ISO to interconnect the 9.97 gross net MW solar photovoltaic facility named the Pearblossom Solar Project, located in Pearblossom, California, to SCE’s Vincent 220-kV Substation bus. The initial SGIA was accepted for filing by the FERC in January 2016.
In June 2016, Solar Star and CDWR submitted a request to SCE and the CAISO to modify the Pearblossom Solar Project’s generator configuration, which included a change in inverter type and number of inverters and pad-mount transformers. In addition to the change in the configuration, the parties also desire to amend the SGIA to reflect changes in Network Upgrade requirements and the associated cost responsibility based on the 2016 Reassessment Report dated July 28, 2016.
The revised SGIA has a commercial operation target date of Dec. 16, 2016.
A project contact is: Solar Star California XLIV LLC c/o SunPower Corp., Alan.Comnes@sunpower.com, 2900 Esperanza Crossing, Austin, TX 78758.
SunPower (Nasdaq: SPWR) had announced in May 2016 that construction had started on this project, which will generate power for use by CDWR. Located on CDWR’s property adjacent to its Pearblossom Pumping Plant, southeast of Palmdale, the project was expected to be operational by the end of 2016.