King City
Emergency Peaker Project

Docket Number:

01-EP-06 (Application For Certification)
01-EP-6C (Compliance Proceeding)

Project Status: Licensed; In Compliance Phase. Operational: January 14, 2002

Applicant: Calpine Corporation

Location: King City, Monterey County

Size: 50 Megawatt Peaking Power Plant


Calpine Corporation proposes to build and operate a 50 megawatt, net output, simple-cycle combustion turbine generating facility in King City, Monterey County. the proposed facility, the King City Project, would be located adjacent to Calpine's King City Cogeneration Facility at 750 Metz Road.

The King City Project will be a 50 megawatt, natural-gas fired simple-cycle peaking facility located on a 6.7-acre cleared and graded portion of leased property adjacent to the existing King City Co-gen Facility. the King City Project requires no new linear facilities. the project will interconnect to PG&E's electricity transmission system through a radial tie to the existing lines at a point in the northwest corner of the King City Co-Gen property lease-hold. Natural gas will be provided through an on-site connection to the existing facility's PG&E gas supply. The Project will use raw well water through a connection with the existing facility's water supply system. On-site, trailer-mounted or skid-mounted water treatment (reverse-osmosis and de-mineralization) units will provide de-mineralized water on demand for turbine injection and cooling. Waste water will be returned to the existing facility' waste water system.

Project Owner/Operator and Contact:

Bryan J. Bertachhi, P.E.
Vice President, Western regional Operations
Calpine Corporation
6700 Koll Center Parkway, Suite 200
Pleasanton, CA 94566

Energy Commission Facility Certification Process

The California Energy Commission is the lead agency (for licensing thermal power plants 50 megawatts and larger) under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and has a certified regulatory program under CEQA. Under its certified program, the Energy Commission is exempt from having to prepare an environmental impact report. Its certified program, however, does require environmental analysis of the project, including an analysis of alternatives and mitigation measures to minimize any significant adverse effect the project may have on the environment.

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