CPV Vaca Station Power Plant Project
08-AFC-11 (Application For Certification)
Project Status: In Review
Committee Overseeing This Case:
Carla Peterman, Commissioner, Presiding Member
Robert B. Weisenmiller, Chair, Associate Member
Hearing Officer: Raoul Renaud
- 11/18/08 - Application for Certification (AFC) filed
- 1/28/09 - Commission accepts AFC as "data adequate."
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT
On November 18, 2008, CPV Vacaville, LLC (CPVV) filed an Application for Certification (08-AFC-11) seeking authority to construct and operate the CPV Vaca Station (CPVV) project, a natural gas-fired, combined-cycle electrical generating facility rated at a nominal generating capacity of 660 megawatts (MW).
The CPVV is proposed for a 24-acre site located at the intersection of Lewis and Fry roads in a rural area within the city limits of Vacaville, Solano County. Surrounding land uses include the City of Vacaville's (City) wastewater treatment plant to the northwest and agricultural uses to the east, west, and south.
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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