For Immediate Release: November 28, 2011
Media Contact: Sandy Louey - 916-654-4989


Workshop to be held December 2 for Quail Brush Generation Project

SACRAMENTO - The California Energy Commission staff will hold a workshop for the proposed Quail Brush Generation Project.

When: Friday, December 2, 2011, beginning at 1 p.m.

Where: San Diego City Council Chambers, 202 C Street, 12th Floor, San Diego, California

Arrangements have been made for people unable to attend the workshop to participate by telephone and/or by computer. For details, click the link and scroll to the middle of page 1:

Why: The workshop is being held to discuss several aspects of the project including air quality, biological resources, cultural resources, land use, paleontological resources, socioeconomics, traffic and transportation, water resources, and waste management. Various agencies, the public, and other interested parties will also have the opportunity to present questions and comments on the project.

What: The applicant for the proposed 100-megawatt peaker power plant in San Diego is Quail Brush Genco, LLC. Quail Brush Genco, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cogentrix Energy, LLC.

The natural gas-fired power plant will consist of 11 reciprocating Wartsila engines that will provide electricity to San Diego Gas & Electric customers during periods of peak demand or as needed to supplement electricity from renewable sources.

The facility will be located south of the Sycamore Landfill near the intersection of Sycamore Landfill Road and Mast Boulevard. The project will be located on approximately 11 acres within a 21.6-acre parcel. Construction of the plant, from site preparation and grading to commercial operation, is expected to take place from March 2013 to June 2014.

The capital investment for the project will be more than $150 million. The project will average 124 workers per month during the 18-month construction period, with a maximum of 268 at the peak. There will be 11 full-time employees when the project is operating.

More in formation on the Quail Brush Generation Project is available at:

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