For Immediate Release: February 7, 2014
Media Contact: Percy Della - 916-654-4989
Redondo Beach Energy Project Workshop Scheduled for February 10
What: The California Energy Commission staff is holding a workshop for the proposed Redondo Beach Energy Project.
When: Monday, February 10, 2014, starting at 6 p.m.
Where: Portofino Hotel and Marina, 260 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Those unable to attend the workshop can participate by telephone/and or by computer. Instructions are available online at: http://docketpublic.energy.ca.gov/PublicDocuments/12-AFC-03/TN201615_20140131T133757_Notice_of_Public_Workshop_to_be_held_on_February_10_2014.pdf
Why: The workshop provides an opportunity for agencies, the public, the applicant, intervenors, and other parties to discuss issues associated with the project in the areas of noise and vibration, traffic and transportation and alternatives. The public can also comment or ask questions about the project and the staff's environmental review.
Background and next steps:
The project applicant is AES Southland Development, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the AES Corporation. The Redondo Beach Energy Project is a proposed natural gas-fired, combined-cycle facility located southeast of the intersection of North Harbor Drive and Herondo Street in Redondo Beach in Los Angeles County.
The new 496-megawatt facility would replace the existing Redondo Beach Generating Station - which relies on 1950's technology - with a modern, more efficient plant that would utilize about 26 percent of the existing power plant site. It would use dry-cooling to reduce water use and comply with the State Water Resources Control Board's policy eliminating the use of ocean water for power plant cooling.
The project would be constructed on approximately 13 of 50 acres of privately owned land within the footprint of the Redondo Beach Generating Station, which would be demolished.
Construction and demolition activities are scheduled from January 2016 until December 2020. The project's estimated capital cost would be $500 million. An average of 149 workers would be employed during the construction and demolition phases, with 338 workers at the peak. The 21 operational employees needed will come from Redondo Beach Generating Station staff, according to the applicant.
More information on the Redondo Beach Energy Project can be found at: www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/redondo_beach/
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