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  CANYON POWER PLANT                        )   	


On December 28, 2007, Southern California Public Power Authority (the Applicant) submitted an Application for Certification (AFC) for the Canyon Power Plant (CPP), a 200-megawatt (MW) simple-cycle electric generating facility proposed in the city of Anaheim, Orange County. The facility would be located at 3071 East Miraloma Avenue (west of North Kraemer Blvd.) on a 10-acre parcel located within an industrial area. The Energy Commission has exclusive jurisdiction to license this project and is considering the proposal under a twelve-month review process established by Public Resources Code section 25540.6.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Energy Commission has designated a Committee of two commissioners to conduct proceedings on the Application. The Committee has scheduled a public Site Visit and Informational Hearing to discuss the proposed project as described below:

TUESDAY, April 15, 2008

Site Visit begins (bus leaves) at 4:15 p.m.
Public Informational Hearing begins at 5:30 p.m.

Anaheim City Hall
Council Chambers, 1st floor
200 S. Anaheim Blvd
Anaheim, California 92805
Wheelchair Accessible

Prior to the Informational Hearing, members of the public are invited to join the Committee on a tour of the proposed site. The Applicant will provide transportation to and from the site. For reservations, contact the Energy Commission Public Adviser's Office at (916) 654-4489 or 1-800-822-6228 or e-mail at: [pao@energy.state.ca.us]. Please make your reservation on or before Thursday, April 10, 2008, so that we can assure you a space.


On March 12, 2008, the Energy Commission began review of the CPP. The review process will take approximately twelve months. During the review period, the Energy Commission will determine whether the proposed project complies with applicable laws related to public health and safety, environmental impacts, and engineering requirements. The Informational Hearing is sponsored by the Energy Commission to inform the public about the project and to invite public participation in the review process.

Project Description

The CPP is a nominal 200-MW simple-cycle generating facility configured using four General Electric LM 6000PC Sprint combustion turbine units equipped with inlet air evaporative coolers, a mechanical-draft cooling tower, step up transformers, buried electric transmission lines, air emissions control equipment, an aqueous ammonia storage tank, and two water storage tanks. The facility also includes a new natural gas pipeline, a reclaimed water supply pipeline, a connection to Anaheim's potable water supply, a connection to Orange County's Sanitation District's (OCSD) sewer system, and a connection to Anaheim's stormwater drainage system. The plant's air pollution emission controls including water injection for the combustion turbines, a selective catalytic reduction system (SCR) to control oxides of nitrogen (NOX) emissions, and an oxidation catalyst system to control carbon monoxide (CO) and volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions.

The CPP would interconnect with two existing transmission lines via four new underground transmission cables which will exit the project site from a new on-site 69 kilovolt (kV) switchyard. Two of the underground transmission cables would interconnect to the city of Anaheim's Vermont-Yorba line on East Miraloma Avenue directly south of the project site. The other two underground transmission cables would interconnect to the city's Dowling-Yorba line at East La Palma Avenue approximately 7,000 feet away.

Natural gas for the project will be supplied from a new 12-inch, 3,400-foot-long natural gas pipeline to be owned and maintained by SoCal Gas Company.

The primary source of process water for the project will be reclaimed water supplied from Orange County Water District's and OCSD's joint groundwater replenishment system. Municipal water will be used as a backup water supply.

The CPP's process wastewater such as blowdown from the chilled water system cooling tower, reject water from the reverse osmosis system, and domestic sanitary wastewater, will be directed to a wastewater oil-water separator. Equipment areas that may contain oily residue will be located within concrete spill-containment berms that drain to the oil-water separator. After passing through the oil-water separator, wastewater will flow into the sewer system.

The Applicant projects that it will take approximately 12 months to construct the power plant. It expects commercial operations to commence by the third quarter of 2010.

The engineering and environmental details of the proposed project are contained in the AFC. Copies of the AFC are available at the local public agencies that are involved in the review process and at the following libraries:

Anaheim Main Public Library
500 W. Broadway
Anaheim, CA 92805
   Anaheim Sunkist Branch Library
901 South Sunkist
Anaheim, CA 92806
Placentia Public Library
411 East Chapman Avenue
Placentia, CA 92870
   City of Orange Main Library
407 E. Chapman Avenue
Orange, CA 92866

Copies of the AFC are also available at the UCLA Research Library; the Energy Commission's Library in Sacramento; the California State Library in Sacramento; and at public libraries in Eureka, San Francisco, Fresno, Los Angeles and San Diego.

Purpose of the Informational Hearing

The power plant licensing process, which incorporates requirements equivalent to the California Environmental Quality Act, considers all relevant engineering and environmental aspects of the proposed project. It provides a public forum allowing the Applicant, Commission staff, governmental agencies, adjacent landowners, and members of the general public to consider the advantages and disadvantages of the project, and to propose changes, mitigation measures, and alternatives as necessary.

The informational hearing scheduled in this Notice provides an opportunity for members of the community in the project vicinity to obtain information, to offer comments and concerns, and to view the project site. The Applicant will explain plans for developing the project and the related facilities and the Energy Commission staff will explain the licensing process and Staff's role in reviewing the project.

Proposed Schedule and Issue Identification Report

To assist the parties and public in understanding the process, Energy Commission staff shall file a proposed schedule for project review. Staff shall also file an Issue Identification Report summarizing the major issues. Staff's report shall indicate whether Applicant's data responses have been timely and what additional information is necessary to resolve issues of concern. The proposed schedule and Staff's report shall be filed by noon on April 10, 2008. The Applicant shall file its response, if any, by noon on April 14, 2008.

Public Adviser and Public Participation

The Energy Commission Public Adviser's Office is available to assist the public in participating in the Application review process. For those individuals who require general information on how to participate, please contact the Public Adviser's Office at (916) 654-4489 or 1-800-822-6228 or e-mail: [pao@energy.state.ca.us]. If you have a disability and need assistance to participate in this event, call 916-654-5146 or e-mail: [lquiroz@energy.state.ca.us].

Contact Information

Questions of a legal or procedural nature should be directed to Paul Kramer, the Hearing Officer, at (916) 654-5103 or e-mail: [pkramer@energy.state.ca.us].

Technical questions concerning the Project should be addressed to Che McFarlin, the Staff Project Manager, at (916) 651-0965, or by e-mail at: [cmcfarli@energy.state.ca.us].

Media inquiries should be directed to the Energy Commission's Media Office at (916) 654-4989 or e-mail at: [mediaoffice@energy.state.ca.us].

Information concerning the status of the project, as well as notices and other relevant documents, may be viewed on the Energy Commission's Internet web page at: www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/canyon/.

Dated March 20, 2008, at Sacramento, California.

Commissioner and Presiding Member
Canyon AFC Committee

Commissioner and Associate Member
Canyon AFC Committee

Mailed to Lists: POS, 7275, 7276, 7277, 7278

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