- Docket Number
- 200 MW
- Orange County
- Simple Cycle
- Project Status
- Operational (Natural Gas-Fired)
- Project Type
- Application for Certification
The Canyon Power Plant (CPP) is located 3.25 miles northeast of downtown Anaheim at 3071 East Miraloma Avenue.
CPP is a nominal 200-megawatt simple-cycle, peaking power plant consisting of four natural gas-fired LM6000 PC SPRINT combustion turbine generators (CTGs) and associated infrastructure. Each CTG has a mechanical inlet air chiller to provide additional quick-start peaking generation capacity to support local demand and meet resource adequacy requirements.
Additional equipment includes step-up transformers, an electrical switchyard, air emission control equipment, aqueous ammonia storage tank, water storage tanks, and underground utility lines.
On March 11, 2015, the California Energy Commission approved a Post-Certification Amendment (TN 203935) to revise Air Quality Conditions of Certification to increase the allowable usage of each of the four turbines, amend the emission factor used to demonstrate compliance with the PM 10 emission limits, and lower the allowable operation hours for the black start engine.
- Order Approving the Petition to Amend Condition of Certification AQ-2, TN 67168, 09/17/2012, Order No. 12-0912-05, Commission approval to increase the carbon monoxide (CO) startup limit set in Condition of Certification AQ-2 from 6.3 pounds per hour (lb/hr) to 11.6 lb/hr.
- Order Approving Petition to Amend the Air Quality Conditions of Certification, TN 203935, 03/23/2015, Order No. 15-0311-04, Commission approval to increase usage of turbines, amend emission factor, and lower operation hours for black start engine.
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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.