Sacramento Cogeneration Authority
Procter & Gamble Cogeneration Project

Docket Number:

93-AFC-02 (Application for Certification)
93-AFC-2C (Compliance Proceeding)

Project Status: Licensed; In Compliance Phase. Operational: February 27, 1997

Applicant: Sacramento Cogeneration Authority (SCA)

Location: Sacramento, Sacramento County

Size: 186 MW natural gas-fired, combined-cycle facility adjacent to the existing Procter & Gamble manufacturing complex in Sacramento

Key Dates

  • 11/16/1994 - Commission approves Application For Certification.
  • 2/27/1997 - Operational.
  • 5/1/2001 - Operation of additional simple-cycle peaking gas turbine.
  • 10/30/2014 - Petition for Post-certification License Amendment.


The California Energy Commission approved the SCA Procter & Gamble Cogeneration Project (PGCP) in November 1994. The project site, located at 5000 83rd Street, is situated adjacent to the Procter & Gamble manufacturing facility, located at 8201 Fruitridge Road in Sacramento.

Submitted in October 1993, the Application for Certification (AFC) for the PGCP analyzed the impacts associated with the 171-megawatt (MW) natural-gas-fired, combined-cycle power plant. The certified project would consist of the following:

  • Combined cycle power block configured with two 45 MW (nominal) General Electric (GE) LM6000 natural gas-fired combustion turbine generators (CTG), two heat recovery steam generators (HRSG) with natural gas-fired duct burners, and one 45 MW (nominal) steam turbine generator; and
  • One simple cycle, natural gas-fired GE LM6000 CTG rated at 42 MW (nominal).

The project was certified on November 16, 1994 and the project began commercial operation on March 1, 1997. The project's simple-cycle peaking gas turbine was later added and began commercial operation on May 1, 2001. Download Commission Decision (10.7 megabytes).

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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