Notice of Receipt Request to Amend the Energy Commission Decision for the Elk Hills Power Project (99-AFC-1C): Temporary Simple-Cycle Operations
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STATE OF CALIFORNIA

Energy Resources
Conservation and Development Commission



NOTICE OF RECEIPT
REQUEST TO AMEND THE ENERGY COMMISSION DECISION FOR THE
ELK HILLS POWER PROJECT (99-AFC-1C): TEMPORARY SIMPLE-CYCLE OPERATIONS

 

On August 20, 2001, the California Energy Commission (Energy Commission) received a request to amend the Energy Commission Decision for the Elk Hills Power Project (EHPP). EHPP is a nominally-rated 500 MW combined-cycle, natural gas power plant currently under construction and scheduled for commercial operation in early 2003. The site is located within the Elk Hills Oil and Gas field, approximately 25 miles west of Bakersfield between the communities of Buttonwillow and Taft in Kern County. The proposed project modification is for the temporary simple-cycle operation of EHPP during the peak energy demand period of 2002 until October 1, 2002. Simple-cylce operation would add approximately 310 MW to the grid. EHPP would then be shut down and construction resumed on the combined cycle project.

ENERGY COMMISSION REVIEW PROCEDURES

The purpose of the Energy Commission's review process is to assess the impacts of this proposal on environmental quality, public health and safety. The review process includes an evaluation to determine if the project, as changed, will remain in compliance with applicable laws, ordinances, regulations, and standards (Title 20, California Code of Regulations, Section 1769). Energy Commission staff is currently analyzing the request and will publish an analysis in the next few weeks. As directed by Governor's Executive Order D-25-01, concerning post-certification amendments, we will expedite review of this proposed modification.

This Notice of Receipt is being mailed to interested parties and local property owners who may want to participate in the amendment process.

  • If you would like to receive a copy of the petition to amend the project, staff's analysis, or the Energy Commission's order if the changes are approved by the Energy Commission, please complete the enclosed Information Request Form and return it to the address shown.

  • If you have questions or wish to make comments regarding this proposed project change, please contact Nancy Tronaas, Compliance Project Manager, at (916) 654-3864, or by e-mail at ntronaas@energy.state.ca.us, within 10 days of the date of this notice.

For further information on how to participate in this proceeding, please contact Ms. Roberta Mendonca, the Energy Commission's Public Adviser, at (916) 654-4489, or toll free in California at (800) 822-6228. If you require special accommodations, contact Robert Sifuentes, at (916) 654-5004. News media inquiries should be directed to Assistant Director, Claudia Chandler, at (916) 654-4989.

 

Dated: August 22, 2001

 

ENERGY RESOURCES CONSERVATION
AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION

 

_____________________________________
ROBERT L. THERKELSEN, Deputy Director
Systems Assessment & Facilities Siting



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