- Project Owner
- Sacramento Municipal Utility District
- Docket Number
- 64 MW
- Sacramento County
- Project Status
- Project Type
- Application for Certification
The Sacramento Municipal Utility District’s (SMUD) Cogeneration Gas Pipeline project consists of a 64-mile, 20 inch (diameter) buried carbon steel pipe which transports natural gas to four SMUD cogeneration power plants, including the Carson Ice Cogeneration project (92-SPPE-01C), the Sacramento Ethanol and Power Cogeneration (SEPCO) project (92-AFC-02C), the Procter & Gamble Cogeneration Project (93-AFC-02C), and the Campbell Cogeneration Project (93-AFC-03C). The pipeline connects with existing Pacific Gas and Electric gas lines 400 and 401 just north of Winters, in Yolo County, allowing SMUD to purchase Canadian gas.
On September 14, 2007, the California Energy Commission (CEC) approved a Post-Certification Amendment (PCA) (TN 42307) the relocation of an approximately 3,200-foot segment of the existing 20-inch Cogeneration Gas Pipeline (Line 700-A) to make way for the proposed Cosumnes River Boulevard Interchange on Interstate Highway 5.
On April 16, 2009, the CEC approved a PCA (TN 51104) to upgrade the equipment that meters and regulates the natural gas flow and pressure from SMUD’s existing Line 700B to the Sacramento Power Authority’s Campbell Cogeneration Project in South Sacramento. The upgrades included new metering and regulating equipment and the installation of a new control building within the existing Campbell Cogeneration Project. The portion of the pipeline associated with these upgrades is located in Sacramento, Sacramento County.
On July 9, 2009, the CEC approved a PCA (TN 52377) to relocate an approximate 150-foot segment of the existing 20 inch Cogeneration Natural Gas Pipeline (Line 700A) near the intersection of County Road 29 and County Road 102 in Yolo County to restore the pipeline to its original design standards with respect to pipeline operating pressure. The pipeline modifications were necessary because Yolo County realigned County Road 29 subsequently restricting SMUD's future operations with respect to pipeline operating pressure.
- Approval of Petition for Gas Pipeline Relocation, TN 20482, 03/01/2001, Staff approval of a 4,900-foot section of the district’s 20-inch gas pipeline relocation.
- Approval of Petition to Relocate 3,200-Foot Section of the SMUD Cogeneration Pipeline, TN 42307, 09/14/2007, Staff approval of the relocation of a 3,200-foot section of the natural gas pipeline around the proposed Cosumnes River Boulevard interchange.
- Approval to Upgrade the Pipeline Facilities that Meter and Regulate the Gas Flow and Pressure to the Sacramento Power Authority Campbell Cogeneration Facility,
- TN 51104, 04/16/2009, Staff approval to upgrade the pipeline facilities that meter and regulate the gas flow and pressure to the Sacramento Power Authority Campbell Cogeneration facility.
- Approval of Requested Modification to Relocate Approximately 150' of Natural Gas Pipeline, TN 52377, 07/09/2009, Staff approval to relocate an approximate 150-foot segment of the existing 20 inch Cogeneration Natural Gas Pipeline (Line 700A) near the intersection of CR 29 and CR 102 in Yolo County to restore the pipeline to its original design standards with respect to pipeline operating pressure.
- Statement of Staff Approval to Modify SMUD Cogeneration Pipeline to Install Two Service Connections, TN 231526, 01/15/2020, Staff approval to allow for the installation of two service connections on the SMUD Pipeline near the Procter & Gamble Power Plant site.
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Power Plant Certification and Exemption Processes
The CEC has the exclusive authority to certify all thermal power plants 50 megawatts (MW) and larger and related facilities proposed for construction in California. The Application for Certification (AFC) process is a certified regulatory program under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). As a certified regulatory program, the CEC does not prepare environmental impact reports (EIRs) in an AFC proceeding, but instead prepares environmental assessment documents that are functionally equivalent to EIRs. A certificate issued by the CEC is in lieu of any permit, certificate, or similar document otherwise required by any state, local or regional agency, or federal agency to the extent permitted by federal law, and supersedes any applicable statute, ordinance, or regulation of any state, local, or regional agency, or federal agency to the extent permitted by federal law.