|Purpose:||The California Energy Commission staff has completed the analysis of the proposed power plant an will hold a workshop to discuss the Staff Assessment in order to clarify technical issues for this project. Topic areas to be discussed include air quality, biological resources, cultural resources, waste management, water resources, socioeconomics, and any other issue of interest to those participating in the workshop. If you have questions in a particular technical area, please contact the project manager in advance of the meeting date so that appropriate technical staff can be available to address your questions.|
|Time:||Friday, August 10, 2001
1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
|Due to the limited time available at the Benicia library, additional discussion and review of the Staff Assessment may be continued after 5:00 p.m. at the Valero Refinery. (3400 East Second Street, Benicia)|
|Location:||Benicia Public Library, Donna Benicia Rm.
150 East L. Street
|Project Summary:||Valero Cogeneration Project (VCP) is seeking approval from the California Energy Commission (Energy Commission) to operate a nominal 102-megawatt (MW) refinery gas-fired power generating facility at the existing Valero Refinery location. The power plant will consist of two GE gas turbines (LM6000 - PC Sprint) with chillers, fuel gas compression facilities, power generators, heat recovery steam generators (HRSG), SCRs for emission control, and associated instrumentation, piping, and wiring. The produced power will be conveyed through underground cables to the new Valero switch house within the refinery at a voltage of 12 kV. As a result of this project, the refinery will not require the current power consumed from the California electrical grid.|
|Public Participation:||Public Resources Code section 25552, requires the Energy Commission to expedite, to the extent feasible, Applications For Certification (AFC) for power plants that can be online by December 31, 2002. The Energy Commission staff has recommended that the VCP review process be completed in 90 to 120 days starting June 6, 2001. The public is encouraged to participate and provide comments. For information on how to participate in the Energy Commission's review of the proposed project, please contact Roberta Mendonca, the Energy Commission's Public Adviser, at (916) 654-4489, toll free in California at (800) 822-6228, or by e-mail at PAO@energy.state.ca.us. If you require special accommodations, contact Robert Sifuentes, Equal Employment Officer, at (916) 654-5004, as soon as possible prior to the workshop.|
DATE ON LINE: August, 2 2001
Arthur H. Rosenfeld, Ph.D.
Commissioner and Presiding Member
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