Lodi Energy Center Power Plant Project

Docket Number:

08-AFC-10 (Application For Certification)
08-AFC-10C (Compliance Proceeding)


Project Status: Licensed; In Compliance Phase. Operational: November 2012.

The California Energy Commission approved this project's Application for Certification on April 21, 2010. The Commission monitors the power plant's construction, operation and eventual decommissioning through a compliance proceeding.



Committee that oversaw Original Licensing Proceeding:

Karen Douglas, Chairman, Presiding Member

Jeffrey D. Byron, Commissioner, Associate Member

 

Hearing Officer: Ken Celli



Key Dates

  • 9/10/08 - Application for Certification (AFC) filed.
  • 11/20/08 - Commission accepts AFC as "data adequate."
  • 11/30/09 - Commission staff releases Staff Assessment.
  • 3/10/10 - Committee releases Presiding Member's Proposed Decision.
  • 4/21/10 - Commission approves licensing the project.
  • 11/2012 - Power plant on line and producing power.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT

On September 10, 2008, the Northern California Power Agency (NCPA) filed an Application for Certification (08-AFC-10) seeking authority to construct and operate the Lodi Energy Center (LEC) project, a natural gas-fired, combined-cycle electrical generating facility rated at a nominal generating capacity of 255 MW.

The LEC is proposed for a site parcel of approximately 4.4 acres adjacent to the City of Lodi's White Slough Water Pollution Control Facility (WPCF) to the east, treatment and holding ponds associated with the WPCF to the north, the existing 49-MW NCPA Combustion Turbine Project #2 (STIG plant2) to the west, and the San Joaquin County Mosquito and Vector Control facility to the south.

The project site is on land owned and incorporated by the City of Lodi, and is approximately 6 miles west of the Lodi city center. The city of Stockton is approximately two miles to the south. The project site is currently undeveloped and is currently used for equipment storage during upgrades to the WPCF.


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.


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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