Canyon Power Plant

Docket Number:

07-AFC-09 (Application For Certification)
07-AFC-09C (Compliance Proceeding)

Project Status: Licensed; In Compliance Phase.
Operational: December 2011

The California Energy Commission approved this project's Application For Certification on March 17, 2010. The Commission monitors the power plant's construction, operation and eventual decommissioning through a compliance proceeding.

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The Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA) is proposing to build a peaking power plant project located within the City of Anaheim, California.

The Canyon Power Plant (CPP) will consist of a nominal 200 megawatt (MW) simple-cycle plant, using four natural gas-fired combustion turbines and associated infrastructure. The project site is located at 3071 East Miraloma Avenue, in the City of Anaheim, in a designated industrial zone.

The applicant intends to operate the facility 16 hours per day, 5 days per week. The plant will be operated to provide its maximum available electrical output during the periods when the demand for electricity is greatest. As an intermediate load and peaking facility, the plant is estimated to operate no more than 4,006 hours per year.

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.

For Questions About This Siting Case Contact:

Anwar Ali
Project Manager
Siting, Transmission and Environmental Protection (STEP) Division
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-15
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-654-5020

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