Docket Number:

00-AFC-02 (Application For Certification)
00-AFC-02C (Compliance Proceeding)

Project Status: Licensed; In Compliance Phase.
Operational: Unit 3 - December 9, 2005
Operational: Unit 4 - January 19, 2006

The California Energy Commission approved this project's Application For Certification on March 21, 2001. The Commission monitors the power plant's construction, operation and eventual decommissioning through a compliance proceeding.

Key Dates


Mountainview Power Plant Project is a 1,056 megawatt power plant project proposed for San Bernardino County. The original project proponent was Thermo Ecotek and the Application For Certification was filed with the Commission on February 1, 2000. AES then purchased the power from Thermo Ecotek.

In April 2003, Intergen (a Shell-Bechtel venture) purchased the Mountainview Project from AES. Ownership of Mountainview Power LLC, later changed hands to Southern California Edison.

AES started construction September 2001, it was suspended, but SCE recommenced in March 2004.

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.

For Questions About This Siting Case Contact:

Joe Douglas
Compliance Project Manager
Siting, Transmission and Environmental Protection (STEP) Division
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-2000
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-653-4677

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Compliance Proceeding

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