Carlsbad Energy Center Project
07-AFC-06 (Application For Certification)
07-AFC-06C (Compliance Proceeding)
Project Status: Licensed; In Compliance Phase: On Hold Before Construction
Committee Overseeing Amendment Proceeding:
Karen Douglas, Commissioner, Presiding Member
Andrew McAllister, Commissioner, Associate Member
Hearing Officer: Paul Kramer
- Original Proceeding
- September 14, 2007 - Application for Certification (AFC) filed
- October 31, 2007 - Commission accepts AFC as "data adequate."
- December 11, 2008 - Commission staff releases Preliminary Staff Assessment.
- November 12, 2009 - Commission staff releases Final Staff Assessment.
- May 9, 2011 - Committee releases Presiding Member's Proposed Decision.
- June 14, 2011 - Committee release Presiding Member's Proposed Decision Errata
- March 28, 2012 - Committee releases Revised Presiding Member's Proposed Decision.
- May 31, 2012 - Committee releases Revised Presiding Member's Proposed Decision Errata.
- May 31, 2012 - Commission approves Application for Certification.
- Amendment Proceeding
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT
Carlsbad Energy Center LLC proposes to amend the May 31, 2012 Carlsbad project with a more flexible, fast-start simple-cycle facility located in the city of Carlsbad in San Diego County.
The licensed Carlsbad Energy Center Project (CECP) was a 558-MW gross combined-cycle generating facility. The 632-MW amended CECP would be located at the same, slightly larger northeastern parcel of the 95-acre Encina Power Station (EPS) power plant complex and would involve several phases of demolition and construction over a 64-month period. The amended CECP would provide power generation reliability in the San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) service territory.
Prior to construction of the amended CECP, the project owner seeks permission to demolish three above-ground fuel oil storage tanks (ASTs) to provide space for power plant construction, including AST 4 (which along with ASTs 5, 6 and 7, constitute the EPS eastern tank farm, and would form the 30-acre footprint upon which the amended CECP power plant would be constructed). Demolition of ASTs 1 and 2 would provide necessary parking and laydown areas required during construction of the amended CECP power plant. Following successful commercial operation, the project owner seeks shutdown and decommissioning of the EPS, as well as demolition of all above-ground EPS facilities west of the North County Transit District (NCTD) railroad tracks.
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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