Roseville Energy Park Power Plant

Docket Number:

03-AFC-01 (Application For Certification)
03-AFC-1C (Compliance Proceeding)

Project Status: Licensed; In Compliance Phase. Operational: November 5, 2007.

The California Energy Commission approved this project's Application for Certification on April 13, 2005. The Commission monitors the power plant's construction, operation and eventual decommissioning through a compliance proceeding.

Committee that oversaw Original Licensing Proceeding:

John L. Geesman, Commissioner, Presiding Member

Arthur H. Rosenfeld, Commissioner, Associate Member


Hearing Officer: Susan Gefter

Key Dates

  • 10/30/03 - Applicant files Application For Certification (AFC).
  • 12/17/03 - Commission finds project to be "data adequate," which begins formal licensing process.
  • 6/25/04 - Commission staff issue their Preliminary Staff Assessment.
  • 3/11/05 - Presiding Member's Proposed Decision released.
  • 4/13/05 - Application for certification of the Roseville Energy Park is hereby approved and a certificate to construct and operate the project is herby granted
  • 11/5/2007 - Power plant on line and producing power.


The City of Roseville's electric department, doing business as Roseville Electric, proposes to construct, own, and operate an electrical generating plant in the City of Roseville, Placer County, California. The Roseville Energy Park (REP) will be a natural gas-fired, combined-cycle electrical generating facility rated at a nominal net generating capacity of 120 to 125 megawatts (MW), with the ability to peak-fire to 160 MW nominal during summer design conditions.

The project is proposed for a 12-acre site that lies within a 40-acre City of Roseville parcel. The project site is within the limits of the City of Roseville, adjacent to and north of the Pleasant Grove Waste Water Treatment Plant. The project site is owned by the City of Roseville and is zoned Public/Quasi-Public. Surrounding land uses currently include ranching (agricultural grazing) and rural residential.

The power plant will be owned by the City of Roseville. The City, through Roseville Electric, has been providing electrical power to its residents, businesses, and the City's street lighting system since 1912. In 1968, the City became a charter member in the Northern California Power Agency (NCPA), a consortium of municipal electrical utilities. Roseville Electric has interests in natural gas-fired, geothermal, solar, hydroelectric, and other sources of electrical generation that it uses to meet its historical annual peak demand of approximately 300 MW.

Please note: This proposed power plant is NOT THE SAME as the 500 megawatt project that was known as the Roseville Energy Facility, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Enron North America Corp. The Enron project application (docket # 01-AFC-14) was filed with the Energy Commission in August 2001 and then withdrawn by the applicant on November 19, 2002. Files for that project are not available on line because the project was withdrawn. Copies of the original Roseville Energy Facility files are available on CD-ROM by calling 916-654-4989. - Webmaster

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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