Project Owner
Riverside Public Utilities
Docket Number
96 MW
Riverside County
Simple Cycle
Project Status
Project Type
Small Power Plant Exemption
Project Description

On April 29, 2004, Riverside Public Utilities (RPU) filed an application for a Small Power Plant Exemption (SPPE). RPU is seeking an exemption from the California Energy Commission's licensing requirements. If an exemption is granted, the applicant would need to secure the appropriate licenses and permits for the project from various local, state and federal agencies.

RPU proposes to build and operate a nominal 96 megawatt (MW) simple-cycle power plant on a 12-acre fenced site within the City of Riverside, California. This proposed facility is referred to as the Riverside Energy Resource Center (RERC) Project. RPU would develop, build, own and operate the facility. The proposed site is owned by the City of Riverside and is adjacent to the City's Waste Water Treatment Plant in a light industrial/manufacturing area. The Waste Water Treatment Plant is located on the west side of the Project and includes a 3.3 MW cogeneration facility. The two facilities would be cross-tied for both electrical power and compressed air. The power plant and associated administration building and warehouse would occupy approximately 8 of the 12 acres with the additional 4 acres reserved for equipment storage and construction parking.

Small Power Plant Exemption

The CEC Small Power Plant Exemption (SPPE) process allows applicants proposing thermal power plants between 50 and 100 MW to obtain an exemption from the CEC’s jurisdiction and proceed with local permitting rather than requiring CEC certification. The CEC can grant an exemption if it finds that the proposed facility will not create a substantial adverse impact on the environment or energy resources. These facilities were exempted from the CEC’s jurisdiction.

Original Proceeding

e-Commenting is currently closed and will open here when available.

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Docket Log (04-SPPE-01)

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