For Immediate Release: March 17, 2010
Media Contact: PERCY DELLA - 916-654-4989


License Approved for Anaheim Power Plant

Sacramento -- The California Energy Commission today approved the construction of the Canyon Power Plant project in Anaheim.

In a unanimous vote, the Energy Commission adopted the presiding member's proposed decision (PMPD) that recommended licensing the 200-megawatt peaker facility.

The PMPD said the plant will have no significant impacts on the environment and would conform to all laws, ordinances, regulations, and standards. With the effective implementation of proposed conditions of certification, the natural gas-fired facility can be constructed and operated safely and reliably, according to the document.

The PMPD was based solely on the record of facts and established during the facility's certification proceeding.

Commissioner Jeffrey D. Byron served as the presiding member of the committee that reviewed the plant's application for certification.

The Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA) and the City of Anaheim would own the proposed plant. The project site is at 3071 East Miraloma Avenue, in Anaheim, in a designated industrial zone.

Construction of the $200-million power facility from site preparation, demolition, and grading to commercial operation is expected to take approximately 12 months.

More information on the Canyon Power Plant project is available at:

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