Project Status: Licensed; In Compliance Phase.
2007 Amendment; Operational: Units: 5, 6, 7, 8 - August 1, 2013
2013 Amendment; Units: 9, 10, 11, 12 Withdrawn - August 5, 2016

Key Dates

  • Units: 5, 6, 7, 8

  • General Description of Project

    The El Segundo Generating Station was a natural-gas-fired electric power generating station built in the 1950s, originally owned by Southern California Edison (SCE) until 1998 when it was sold to NRG Energy Inc (NRG). The facility is located at 301 Vista Del Mar Boulevard in El Segundo, California. The site is located at the southernmost city limit of the city of El Segundo on the coast of the Pacific Ocean between Dockweiler State Beach and the city of Manhattan Beach. ESGS is approximately 2.5 miles southwest of the Los Angeles International Airport and west of the San Diego Freeway (I-405) on the eastern shore of Santa Monica Bay. It is located less than 0.25 mile south of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s Scattergood Generating Station, and approximately 0.5 mile south of the City of Los Angeles’ Hyperion Wastewater Treatment Plant. The power plant site is bordered by Vista Del Mar and the Chevron refinery to the east, 45th Street in the city of Manhattan Beach on the south, Santa Monica Bay on the west, and the Chevron Marine Terminal on the north.

    On February 2, 2005, the California Energy Commission (Energy Commission) issued a license (decision with errata) to El Segundo Power II, LLC (a wholly owned subsidiary of NRG) for the El Segundo Power Redevelopment Project (ESPR), a 630 megawatt (MW) natural gas-fired, once-through cooled, combined-cycle electric generating facility in El Segundo.

    On June 30, 2010, the Energy Commission approved a 2007 amendment authorizing NRG to convert the ESPRP to a 560 MW Rapid Response Combined-Cycle facility using dry-cooling and zero liquid discharge technology.

    On August 13, 2008 ownership and operational control of the project was transferred from El Segundo Power Redevelopment Project to El Segundo Energy Center, LLC (ESEC).

    On August 8, 2012, a petition was approved to rename the project EI Segundo Power Redevelopment Project, to the EI Segundo Energy Center project.

    The project remains in operation.

    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

2007 Amendment

See Docket Logs for Legacy Notices and Documents.

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