TRACY PEAKER PLANT PROJECT
The California Energy Commissions Public Adviser encourages members of the public to participate in upcoming workshops and hearings pertaining to the proposed 169 megawatt (MW) Tracy Peaker Plant Project located southwest of the City of Tracy, in western San Joaquin County and approximately 20 miles southwest of Stockton. The property is bounded by the Delta-Mendota Canal to the southwest, agricultural property to the south and east, and the Union Pacific Railroad to the north.
On August 3, 2001, GWF Energy, LLC submitted an Application for Certification (AFC) to the California Energy Commission to approve the proposed plant.
The California Energy Commissions responsibilities are similar to those of the lead agency under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The Energy Commissions certification process will carefully examine public health and safety, environmental impacts and engineering aspects of proposed power plants and all related facilities such as electric transmission lines, natural gas, water pipelines and roads. The Commissions process will be completed over the next four months.
To receive notice of all workshops and hearings pertaining to the Tracy Peaker Project, you must request to be placed on a project mailing list. Contact the Public Adviser at one of the numbers listed below or enroll at the Commission's Web Site atwww.energy.ca.gov/listservers
FACTS ABOUT THE PROPOSED TRACY PEAKER PLANT PROJECT
- The proposed Peaker Project is a natural-gas-fired simple-cycle generating facility with a 230-kilovolt (kV) switchyard and approximately 5 miles of new 230-kV transmission lines connecting the project to the Tesla substation.
- Gas will be delivered to the project via a new interconnect with PG&E's natural gas pipeline that crosses beneath the proposed site.
- The plant's cooling and process water requirements , which is estimated at 29.5 acre feet per year, will be supplied with untreated water from the Delta-Mendota Canal via a new 1,470 foot long pipeline. A bottled water supplier would provide potable water for the plant. A wastewater recovery system would be used to reduce the volume of wastewater produced by the plant.
- Associated equipment would include emission control systems necessary to meet emission limits.
- The site would include two 100-foot-tall, 16-foot-diameter exhaust stacks.
- A sound barrier is proposed to achieve compliance with the San Joaquin County Standard for noise levels.
More information is available at the Commission's Web Site at:
Public participation is an important component of the Energy Commissions streamlined licensing process for the states energy facilities. Members of the public agencies, and other interested parties may participate in the Energy Commissions licensing process by sending written comments to the Commission, by making oral comments at Commission hearings and workshops, or by filing a petition to intervene. An intervenor becomes a formal party to the proceedings; receives copies of documents filed in the case; and may conduct discovery, present evidence, and cross-examine witnesses.
Anyone wishing to receive information about the proposed Tracy Peaker Project hearings, workshops and/or how to participate in the Energy Commissions licensing process should contact the Commissions Public Advisers Office, toll-free in California at (800) 822-6228, in Sacramento at (916) 654-4489; or e-mail PAO@energy.state.ca.us
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