Pegasus Power Project, Chino
Emergency Peaker Project

Docket Number:

01-EP-09 (Application For Certification)

Project Status: Withdrawn, January 3, 2002, by applicant.

APPLICANT: Pegasus Power Partners LLC

LOCATION: California Correctional Institution For Men, Chino

SIZE:180 Megawatt Peaking Power Plant


The Applicant, Pegasus Power Partners, LLC, proposes to construct a simple cycle peaking electric generation facility consisting of four General Electric (GE) LM6000 Enhanced Sprint gas turbine engines. It a nominally rated 180 megawatt power plant to be located on the grounds of the California Institution for Men in the City of Chino, San Bernardino County.

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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