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Inland Energy Project
Fact Sheet

Project Title: Inland Empire Energy Center (IEEC)

Sponsor: Inland Empire Energy Center, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Calpine Corporation, an independent power developer, owner, and operator based in San Jose, California.

Location: The proposed project would be located on an approximately 46-acre parcel located in Section 14, Township 5 South, Range 3 West, 6 miles west of the City of Hemet, near the City of Perris and the communities of Romoland and Sun City, Riverside County. The Assessor's Parcel Number for the project site is 331-180-08.

Cost: The overall estimated capital cost of the project is $325-400 million, with an estimated 24-month construction payroll of approximately $25 million. Upon completion, operational payroll for the facility is estimated to be $1.3 million annually.

Licensing: Application for Certification (AFC) was filed August 17, 2001. The Energy Commission AFC review process should be completed by the end of March 2002.

Construction: Project construction is expected to begin in the third quarter of 2002 and continue for approximately 24-months, through September 2004.

The project is expected to begin commercial operations in late 2004, with an estimated full-time operating staff of 23 persons.

Electrical energy produced from the proposed merchant power plant would be sold in California's electricity market.

Technology: Natural gas-fired, combined cycle power plant.

Components: The proposed project consists of two GE PG 7251(FB) natural-gas fires combustion turbine-generators (CTGs) with heat recovery steam generators (HRSG), one steam turbine generator (STG), associated pollution-control equipment, a switchyard, and other ancillary facilities.

The applicant proposes to connect the on-site switchyard to the existing Southern California Edison (SCE) Valley substation located approximately one-mile east of the project site via a new 500 kV transmission line.

Fuel: The equipment is designed to operate by combusting natural gas, which would be delivered to the facility via one of two new alternative pipelines: Alternative A Menifee Road pipeline would be a new 20-inch pipeline that would connect to the existing Sempra Energy transmission lines located along Menifee approximately one-mile east of the project site.
The project will use up to 5,000 acre feet per year of recycled water as it is available; initially, raw water would supplement the use of recycled water until it is widely available.

Air Quality
The project will utilize dry-low NOx burner technology and selective catalytic reduction (SCR) to reduce NOx emissions to 2 ppm; an oxidation catalyst will be used to reduce CO emissions to 6 ppm and VOC emissions to 2 ppm.

Waste Water: The project would include the construction of a new 18-inch, 4.7-mile pipeline for the disposal of non-reclaimable wastewater. Sanitary wastewater would be discharged to an existing 33-inch sewer line in McLaughlin Road.

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