Program Information

Power Plant Licensing

The Energy Commission licenses thermal power plants of 50 megawatts or greater in California.

Power Plant Construction, Compliance Monitoring, and Enforcement

The Energy Commission ensures the safe construction, operation, and maintenance of licensed power plants.

Strategic Transmission Planning and Corridor Designation

California Energy Commission conducts transmission system planning, transmission engineering analyses, and transmission corridor designation analyses.

Related Events

December 2, 2020 | 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Remote Access Workshop
Commissioner Karen Douglas, the California Energy Commission (CEC) lead commissioner for powerplant licensing, will host a remote-access workshop to explore potential technology options for increasing the efficiency and flexibility of the existing natural gas powerplant fleet to help meet near-term electric system reliability and the longer-term
December 2, 2020 | 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Remote Access Workshop
Commissioner Karen Douglas, the California Energy Commission (CEC) lead commissioner for powerplant licensing, will host a remote-access workshop to explore potential technology options for increasing the efficiency and flexibility of the existing natural gas powerplant fleet to help meet near-term electric system reliability and the longer-term

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