Project Status: Licensed; In Compliance Phase.
Operational: December 2011

The California Energy Commission approved this project's Application For Certification on March 17, 2010. The Commission monitors the power plant's construction, operation and eventual decommissioning through a compliance proceeding.

Key Dates

General Description of Project

The Canyon Power Plant (CPP), owned by the Southern California Public Power Authority, is a nominal 200 megawatt (MW) simple-cycle peaking power plant certified by the California Energy Commission in March 2010. The CPP consists of four natural gas-fired combustion turbines and associated infrastructure.

The project site is on a 10-acre parcel located about 3.25 miles northeast of downtown Anaheim at 3071 East Miraloma Avenue, in a designated industrial zone.

The primary source of process water for the project is reclaimed water supplied from the Orange County Groundwater Replenishment System via a new 2,185 foot-long, 14-inch pipeline utilizing a new offsite booster pump station.

Natural gas for the project is supplied via a Southern California Gas Company 3,240 foot-long, 12-inch natural gas pipeline that connects into Southern California Gas Company’s line L-1218 at East Orangethorpe Avenue.

Construction of the project began on April 5, 2010 and commercial operation commenced in December 2011.

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.

For Questions about this Certification Proceeding Contact:

Keith Winstead
Project Manager
Siting, Transmission and Environmental Protection (STEP) Division
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-15
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-208-3849

For Questions About Public Participation In Certification Proceedings Contact:

Public Advisor
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-12 Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-654-4489
Toll-Free in California: 1-800-822-6228

News Media Please Contact:

Media & Public Communications Office
Phone: 916-654-4989

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