On June 30, 1997, the High Desert Power Project, Limited Liability Company (LLC), filed an Application for Certification (AFC) with the California Energy Commission (Energy Commission) to construct and operate the High Desert Power Project (HDPP). Electrical energy produced from the proposed merchant power plant will be sold in California's newly created electricity market pursuant to sales agreements with municipalities or other customers. The HDPP electric generating plant and related facilities, such as the electric transmission line, natural gas pipeline and water lines are under the Energy Commission's jurisdiction. The power plant certification process examines engineering and environmental aspects of power plant proposals, and contains requirements similar to those contained in the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
In addition to the major components described above for the simple cycle configuration, the combined cycle configurations will incorporate heat recovery steam generators, steam turbines, cooling towers, selective catalytic reduction (SCR) and aqueous ammonia storage and handling equipment. The SCR and ammonia are used to reduce NOx emissions. The SCR and dry low NOx combustion technology will reduce NOx emissions from the combined cycle configurations to 4 ppmvd, or less, at 15 percent oxygen. The heat recovery steam generators are used to recover waste heat from the combustion turbine exhaust to produce steam. This steam is then expanded in the steam turbines to produce electricity. Three heat recovery steam generator and steam turbine trains will be used for the 720 MW combined cycle configuration, and two heat recovery steam generator and steam turbine trains will be used for the 678 MW combined cycle configuration.
A new 7.2 mile 230 kilovolt (kV) overhead electric transmission line will be built to interconnect the project to the Southern California Edison Company's electrical transmission system at the Victor Substation. A new electric 230-kV switch yard will be constructed on the eastern end of the project site. A 2.75 mile natural gas pipeline will be constructed by Southwest Gas Company to provide fuel for the project, and will enter at the southeast corner of the site. Potable water will be provided by the Victor Valley Water District, and will enter at the southeast corner of the site. Cooling water for either of the combined cycle configurations will be provided from one of three alternative sources: tertiary water from the Victor Valley Reclamation Authority, ground water from future wells to be drilled in the area, or from the Mojave River Pipeline Project. Waste water will be disposed to an existing evaporation pond on the proposed site. The engineering and environmental details of the proposed project are contained in the AFC.
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Copies are also available at the Energy Commission's Library in Sacramento, the California State Library in Sacramento, and at public libraries in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Fresno, and Eureka. In addition, copies will be distributed to those public agencies which have or would have jurisdiction but for the Energy Commission's exclusive authority to certify sites and related facilities. If you want additional information on how to obtain a copy of the AFC for review, please refer to the contacts in the public participation section below.
There are various ways in which members of the public can participate in the Energy Commission's proceedings. If you want information on how to participate in the Energy Commission's review of the project, please contact Ms. Roberta Mendonca, the Energy Commission's Public Adviser, at (916) 654-4489, or toll free in California at (800) 822-6228. Technical or project schedule questions should be directed to Richard K. Buell, Siting Project Manager, in the Energy Facilities Siting & Environmental Protection Division, at (916) 653-1614, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The status of the project, copies of notices and other relevant documents will also be available via the Energy Commission's Internet home page at www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/hidesert. News media inquiries should be directed to Assistant Executive Director, Claudia Chandler, at (916) 654-4989.
This notice of receipt has been mailed to all parties that requested to be placed on the mailing list during prefiling and to property owners located adjacent to the project site and any of the project related facilities. By being on the mailing list, you will receive notices of all project related activities and notices that documents related to the project's approval are available for review. If you want your name removed from the mailing list, please contact Gina M. Morthole', Project Secretary, at (916) 654-4235, or Ms. Roberta Mendonca at (916) 654-4489, or toll free in California at (800) 822-6228.
DATE: July 3, 1997
ROBERT L. THERKELSEN, Deputy Director for
Energy Facilities Siting and Environmental Protection
Mailed to List: 707 RECEIPT.W52