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.

Energy Infrastructure Planning

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

Alphabetical Power Plant Listing

List of Power Plants Listed in alphabetical order.

Power Plant Compliance and Siting

List of Power Plants Listed by Compliance Status.

Temporary and Emergency Generation Program

The CEC’s Temporary and Emergency Generation Program expedites energy projects to relieve demand on the grid during 2021 extreme weather events.

Related Events

May 24, 2022 | 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Remote Access or In-Person
In April 2021, Vantage Data Centers (Applicant) submitted an application for a small power plant exemption (SPPE) for the CA3 Backup Generating Facility to the California Energy Commission. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Committee has scheduled a PREHEARING CONFERENCE and EVIDENTIARY HEARING.
May 26, 2022 | 10:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Remote Access or In-Person
On November 15, 2019, Microsoft Corporation (Applicant) submitted an application for a small power plant exemption (SPPE) for the San Jose City Backup Generating Facility (Application)1 to the California Energy Commission (CEC). PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Committee has scheduled an Evidentiary Hearing
May 27, 2022 | 11:30 AM - 03:00 PM
Remote Access or In-Person
In April 2021, Vantage Data Centers (Applicant) submitted an application for a small power plant exemption (SPPE) for the CA3 Backup Generating Facility to the California Energy Commission. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Committee has scheduled a PREHEARING CONFERENCE and EVIDENTIARY HEARING.

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