[Workshop Notice Letterhead]

Staff Assessment Workshop
Valero Cogeneration Project

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
Benicia, California

"Wheelchair Accessible"

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.
  • General information, and documents on the proposed project are available on the Energy Commission's website at www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/valero.
  • Inquiries about the project should be directed to Jack W. Caswell, Energy Commission Project Manager, at (916) 653-0062 or by e-mail at jcaswell@energy.state.ca.us.
  • If you would like to obtain a hard copy of the Staff Assessment please contact Luz Manriquez, Siting Project Secretary, at (916) 654-3928 or by e-mail at lmanriqu@energy.state.ca.us.
  • If you desire information on participating in the Energy Commission's review of the project, please contact Ms. Roberta Mendonca, the Energy Commission's Public Adviser, at (916) 654-4489 or toll free in California, at (800) 822-6228.
  • News media inquiries should be directed to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Director, at (916) 654-4989 or cchandle@energy.state.ca.us.

DATE ON LINE: August, 2 2001

Arthur H. Rosenfeld, Ph.D.
Commissioner and Presiding Member

Mailed to lists: #7066, 7067,7072,

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