Operational Natural Gas-Fired Facilities

Operational Solar Thermal Facilities

Operational Geothermal Facilities

Operational 2001 Emergency Peaker Projects

Emergency Peaker Projects were established when Governor Gray Davis declared a state of emergency on January 17, 2001. On February 8 and March 7, 2001, the Governor issued several executive orders, including Executive Orders D-26-01 and D-28-01, in which the Governor ordered the Energy Commission to expedite the processing of applications for peaking and renewable power plants that were to be on line by September 30, 2001. 

Exempt - Small Power Plant Exemptions

The CEC has the exclusive authority to certify all thermal power plants (50 megawatts [MW] and greater) and related facilities proposed for construction in California. The Small Power Plant Exemption (SPPE) process allows applicants with facilities between 50 and 100 MW to obtain an exemption from CEC’s jurisdiction and proceed with local permitting rather than requiring CEC certification. CEC can grant an exemption if it finds that the proposed facility would not create a substantial adverse impact on the environment or energy resources. Public Resources Code section 25519(c) designates CEC as the “lead agency”, in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), for all facilities seeking an SPPE. In granting an SPPE, the CEC is not the final approval necessary for construction and operation of a project. Instead, if the CEC grants an SPPE, the responsible local land use authorities and other agencies, such as the local air management district, will assume jurisdiction over the project under their respective permitting processes, and conduct any other necessary environmental review as “responsible agencies” under CEQA.

Projects Under Review

The Siting and Environmental Office is responsible for projects currently in the licensing and exemption process. For more information, please visit Power Plants Licensing.

Non-Operational Facilities

Facility Closures / Decommissioning

One of the roles of the Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement program is to ensure closure projects under its jurisdiction are ready for repurposing at the end of their operational life. 

Never Licensed, License Expired, Suspended Proceedings, Withdrawn, Denied, and Terminated

For more information on the projects, please contact the Compliance Monitoring Enforcement Office at CME@energy.ca.gov

AES Newhall - AES
American Cogeneration Tech. Spreckels Power
Argus Cogeneration Expansion (ACE) Project - ACE Cogeneration Company  
Avenal Energy Center - Avenal Power Center LLC
Barge-Mounted Emergency Generator - PG&E
Bay Area Resource Recovery Project - Combustion Engineering, Inc
Beacon Solar Energy Project - Beacon Solar LLC
Black Rock 1 2 3 Geothermal Power Project [Formerly Salton Sea Geothermal] - Cal Energy
Blythe Energy Project Phase II [Sonoran Energy Project Petition to Amend Withdrawn] - AltaGas Sonoran Energy, Inc.
Bullard Energy Center - Energy Investors Fund, LLC
Calico Solar - SES Solar One LLC
Carrizo Energy Solar Farm - Carrizo Energy LLC / Ausra
CCPA #1 Coldwater Creek
CENCO Electric Peaker Project - CENCO Electric Company
Chevron Replacement - Chevron Oil Company
Chevron Richmond Refinery Modernization - Chevron Oil Company
Chula Vista - RAMCO
Colusa - Reliant Energy
Community Power Plant - Kings River Conservation District
DWR South Geysers - Department of Water Resources
East Altamont - Calpine
East Shore Substation - Calpine c* Power
Eastshore Energy Center - Eastshore Energy LLC
ENRON South Belridge - ENRON
Evergreen Concord - Evergreen Power Company
FPL Tesla - Florida Power & Light
Gilroy Energy Center – Calpine
Hanford Combined-Cycle Power Plant - GWF Energy LLC
Hidden Hills Solar Electric Generating System - BrightSources Energy, Inc.
Highgrove Peaker - AES
Hydrogen Energy California (HECA) - Hydrogen Energy International, LLC
IBM San Jose Cogeneration - IBM Corporation
Imperial Valley Solar (Formerly SES Solar Two) - SES Solar Two LLC
Inland Empire Energy Center
Joint Owners GPPL Transmission Line
La Jolla Baldwin - La Jolla Energy Development
Lancaster - Electricity Provider Inc
Los Banos Peaker - Cummins West Inc
Luz SEGS XI - Luz Engineering
Luz SEGS XII - Luz Engineering
Malburg City of Vernon - City of Vernon
Martin Substation - Calpine c* Power
Mission Rock Energy Center - Mission Rock Energy Center, LLC
Mobil Oil - Belridge Cogeneration - Mobile Oil Company
Mobil Oil - San Ardo Cogeneration - Mobile Oil Company
Morro Bay Modernization - Duke Energy
NCPA Roseville  
Newark Substation - Calpine c* Power
Nueva Azalea - Sunlaw Cogeneration Partners
Oakley Generating Station - Contra Costa Generating Station, LLC
Ocotillo Energy Project - Ocotillo Energy
Orange Grove - J-Power
Pacific Thermonetics Crockett
Pacific Waste Management Irwindale MSW
Palen Solar Power Project - Maverick Solar, LLC
Palmdale Energy Project (Formerly Palmdale Hybrid Power Project) - Palmdale Energy, LLC
Pastoria Energy Facility Expansion Project (Simple Cycle Addition) - Pastoria Energy LLC
Pastoria II Project - Calpine
Pegasus Energy - Pegasus Power Partners
PG&E Geysers 21
PG&E Potrero Unit 7 - PG&E
Pio Pico Energy Center - Pio Pico Energy Center, LLC
Pomona Repower Project - AltaGas Pomona Energy Inc.
Puente Power Project (P3) - NRG Oxnard Energy Center LLC
Quail Brush Generation Project - Quail Brush Genco, LLC
Redondo Beach Repower - AES Southland Development, LLC  
Rice Solar Energy Project - Rice Solar Energy LLC
Ridgecrest Solar Power Project - Solar Millennium LLC & Chevron Energy Solutions
Rio Linda Elverta - Florida Power & Light
Rio Mesa Solar Electric Generating Facility - BrightSource Energy
Roseville Energy Facility – Enron
Sacramento Ethanol Partners Cogen (SEPCO) - Sacramento Power Inc
San Francisco Energy Company
San Francisco Reliability Project - City & County of San Francisco
San Gabriel Generating Station - Reliant Energy
San Joaquin Solar 1 & 2 - San Joaquin Solar LLC
San Joaquin Valley Energy Center - Calpine
San Mateo Substation - Calpine c* Power
Santa Maria Aggregate
SCE Coolwater Coal Gasification - Southern California Edison
SCE Lucerne Valley - Southern California Edison  
SCE Solar 100 - Southern California Edison
Scott Substation - Calpine c* Power
SDG&E Silver Gate - SDG&E  
SDG&E South Bay Augmentation  
Shell California Production - Shell Oil Company
Signal Environmental Systems
South Bay Replacement - L.S. Power South Bay, LLC
South Bay Repower  
South Star Cogeneration Project - South Star Holdings
Southeast Regional Energy Center (Formerly City of Vernon) Power Plant Project - City of Vernon
Spartan I Energy Center - Spartan Energy
Sun Valley Energy Project (Peaker) - NRG
Sunlaw Industrial Park #1
Sunlaw U.S. Growers #2
TEXACO Cool Water Coal Gas - Texaco Company  
Three Mountain - Three Mountain Power / Covanta
United Golden Gate (Peaker) - El Paso Merchant Energy
United Golden Gate II - El Paso Merchant Energy
Vaca Station - Competitive Power Ventures (CPV) Vacaville, LLC
Vernon Power Plant - City of Vernon
Victorville 2 Hybrid Power Project (Gas-Solar) - City of Victorville
Warnerville Substation - Calpine c* Power
Watson Cogeneration Steam and Electric Reliability Project - Watson Cogeneration CompanyChula Vista Energy Upgrade Project - MMC Energy Inc.
Western Midway Sunset Project - Midway Sunset Cogeneration Company
Willow Pass Generating Station - Mirant Corporation