For Immediate Release: January 17, 2012
Media Contact: Sandy Louey - 916-654-4989


Site visit and public informational hearing to be held January 25 for
Quail Brush Generation Project

Sacramento - The California Energy Commission siting committee reviewing the proposed Quail Brush Generation Project will hold a site visit and public informational hearing.

When: Wednesday, January 25, 2012, beginning at 3 p.m.

Where: City of San Diego Mission Trails Visitor Center, One Father Junipero Serra Trail, San Diego, California Before the hearing, the public is invited to join the committee on a tour of the proposed site. Transportation to the site leaves the center at 3 p.m. The hearing begins at 4:15 p.m., with public comment starting at 5:15 p.m.

Reservations for the site visit should be made before January 23 by contacting the Commission's Public Adviser's Office at (916) 654-4489 or 1-800-822-6228 or email Please provide the name, telephone number, and the number of reservations requested.

Arrangements have been made for people unable to attend the hearing to participate by telephone and/or by computer. For details, click the link and scroll to page 5:

Why: The hearing will provide an opportunity for the public to obtain information, offer comments and concerns, and to view the project site. The applicant will explain the plans for the project. The Commission staff will explain the licensing process and the staff's role in reviewing the project. The Public Adviser's Office will explain how to participate in the process.

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 information on the Quail Brush Generation Project is available at:

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