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For Immediate Release: October 30, 2003
Contact: Chris Davis - 916-654-4989


Energy Commission Receives Roseville Power Plant Application

Sacramento - The city of Roseville's electricity provider, Roseville Electric, filed an Application For Certification today with the California Energy Commission for the proposed Roseville Energy Park project.

The proposal includes a natural gas-fired power plant, on-site switchyard and six-mile natural gas pipeline. As proposed, the facility would produce 120 megawatts in combined-cycle operation, with the ability to peak fire to 160 megawatts during summertime periods of peak demand for electricity. The project site is 12 acres within a 40-acre parcel owned by the city, adjacent to the Pleasant Grove Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Roseville Electric hopes to bring the power plant on-line in summer 2006. The new facility will replace about 65% of the utility's power purchases to help achieve some independence from the volatile energy market, stabilize rates and voltage.

The Energy Commission is responsible for reviewing and determining whether to license thermal power plants of 50 megawatts or more in California. The Commission's certification process analyzes the impacts of a proposed facility on public health and safety, the environment and electrical system. The goal is to ensure that any impacts are fully mitigated and that each project complies with applicable laws, ordinances, regulations and standards.

The first step in the review process is for Energy Commission staff to determine whether the application contains the information necessary to begin a thorough analysis. When the Energy Commission accepts the project as data adequate, the 12-month review officially gets underway.

More information on the Roseville Energy Park project is available on the Energy Commission website at:

www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/roseville

Public participation is an important part of the Energy Commission power plant licensing process. To find out how to get involved, contact the Commission's Public Adviser, Margret Kim at (916) 654-4489, toll free at (800) 822-6228, or via e-mail at:

[pao@energy.state.ca.us]

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News media please contact:
Chris Davis
California Energy Commission
(916) 654-4989
E-mail: [cmdavis@energy.state.ca.us]

Bernie Fargen
Roseville Electric
(916) 774-5625
[bfargen@roseville.ca.us]

 

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