[California Energy Commission Letterhead]  


Energy Resources Conservation
and Development Commission

In the Matter of:
Application for Certification
for the Moss Landing Power Plant Project
Docket No. 99-AFC-4


On May 7, 1999, Duke Energy Moss Landing LLC filed an Application for Certification (AFC) seeking approval from the California Energy Commission (Energy Commission) to construct and operate the proposed 1206-megawatt (MW) Moss Landing Power Plant Project. The project is proposed to be located at the existing Moss Landing Power Plant site that was previously operated by PG&E for about 50 years. This site is located at the intersection of Highway 1 and Dolan Road, east of the community of Moss Landing near the Moss Landing Harbor.

The project, as proposed by Duke Energy, consists of replacing the existing electric power generation Units 1-5, (a total of 613 MWs built in the 1950s and shut down in 1995), with two 530 MW, natural gas-fired, combined cycle, units. Each combined cycle unit consists of two natural gas fired combustion turbine generators (CTGs), two unfired heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs) and a reheat, condensing steam turbine generator (STG). Each combined cycle unit will use seawater for once-through cooling. Duke Energy also proposes to upgrade each of the existing Units 6 and 7 by 73 MW. These changes total 1206 MWs (530 + 530 + 73 + 73 MWs). In addition, Duke Energy plans to dismantle eight of the existing stacks that were previously used for Units 1-5.

The Energy Commission is responsible for reviewing and ultimately approving or denying licenses for thermal electric power plants, 50 MW and greater, proposed for construction in California. The Energy Commission's facility certification process thoroughly examines public health and safety, environmental impacts and engineering aspects of proposed power plants, and all related facilities such as electric transmission lines, natural gas pipelines, and water lines. The Energy Commission's responsibilities are similar and equivalent to those of a lead agency under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

A data adequacy workshop has been scheduled by the Energy Commission to review and discuss the completeness of the AFC in the areas of biological resources, water resources, air quality, cultural resources, traffic and transportation, transmission system engineering, visual resources, and worker safety. The public is encouraged to attend and participate. The workshop will be held:

TUESDAY, July 27, 1999
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
California Energy Commission
3rd Floor Conference Room
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

The location of the meeting is wheelchair accessible. If you require special accommodations contact Robert Sifuentes, at (916) 654-5004, at least five days prior to the workshop. Persons who would like information on how to participate in the Commission's review of the project should contact Roberta Mendonca, the Commission's Public Adviser, at (916) 654-4489 or toll free in California at (800) 822-6228, or e-mail pao@energy.state.ca.us. Technical or project schedule questions should be directed to Paul Richins, Energy Commission Project Manager, at (916) 654-4074, or e-mail prichins@energy.state.ca.us. Information about the project as well as staff's data adequacy worksheets, which are the subject of this workshop, are available on the Energy Commission's web page at www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/delta. News media inquiries should be directed to the Assistant Director of the Media and Public Communications Office, Claudia Chandler, at (916) 654-4989.


Energy Facilities Siting and
Environmental Protection Division


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