Alamitos Energy Center

Docket Number:

13-AFC-01 (Application For Certification)

Project Status: In Review

Committee Overseeing This Case:

Karen Douglas, Commissioner, Presiding Member

Janea Scott, Commissioner, Associate Member


Hearing Officer: Kenneth Celli

Key Dates & Documents


On December 27, 2013, AES Southland Development, LLC (AES-SD) submitted an Application for Certification (AFC) to modernize the existing Alamitos Generating Station (AGS). The Alamitos Energy Center (AEC) would be located on approximately 63 acres of privately owned land. The proposed project site is bounded to the north by State Route 22; to the east by the San Gabriel River; to the south by 2nd Street; to the west by N. Studebaker Rd., in the City of Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California.

Map showing location of Alamitos Energy Center Power Plant ProjectThe AEC is a proposed natural-gas fired, fast starting, combined-cycle gas turbines, air-cooled electrical generating facility with a net generating capacity of 1,936 megawatt (MW), which will replace, and be constructed on the site of the AES Alamitos Generating Station. AEC will consist of four 3-on1 combined-cycle gas turbine power blocks, with twelve natural-gas-fired combustion turbine generators (CTG), twelve heat recovery steam generators (HRSG), four steam turbine generators (STG), four air-cooled condensers, and related ancillary equipment. Other equipment and facilities to be constructed include natural gas compressors, water treatment facilities, emergency services, and administration and maintenance buildings.

Map showing location of Alamitos Energy Center Power Plant Project

Energy Commission Facility Certification Process

The California Energy Commission is the lead agency (for licensing thermal power plants 50 megawatts and larger) under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and has a certified regulatory program under CEQA. Under its certified program, the Energy Commission is exempt from having to prepare an environmental impact report. Its certified program, however, does require environmental analysis of the project, including an analysis of alternatives and mitigation measures to minimize any significant adverse effect the project may have on the environment.

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