Project Status: License Withdrawn By Applicant: March 27, 2018
Committee Overseeing This Case:
Janea Scott, Commissioner, Presiding Member
Karen Douglas, Commissioner, Associate Member
Hearing Officer: Raj Dixit
- March 21, 2016 - Small Power Plant Exemption (SPPE) filed
- March 27, 2018 - Applicant withdrew Small Power Plant Exemption Process.
General Description of Project
On March 21, 2016, AltaGas Pomona Energy Inc. (AltaGas) filed an application for a Small Power Plant Exemption (SPPE) seeking an exemption from the California Energy Commission’s licensing requirements for the Pomona Repower Project (PRP), located in the City of Pomona, in Los Angeles County. AltaGas proposes to replace the existing 44.5 MW San Gabriel Cogeneration Facility with the PRP, a nominal net 100-megawatt (MW) peaking facility. PRP will be powered by one General Electric LMS100 gas turbine. The LMS100 will use the existing 66 kV Simpson transmission line to connect to the grid. The existing poles will be upgraded with new conductors to account for the additional power generated by the LMS100. The project will include the removal of the existing LM5000 gas turbine currently in operation.
Small Power Plant Exemption Evaluation Process
The SPPE process allows projects between 50 and 100 MW to proceed with local approval rather than requiring an Energy Commission license. This exemption from the Energy Commission licensing process can be applied to projects that would not create a substantial adverse impact on the environment or energy resources. The Energy Commission acts as the lead agency under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and will prepare an Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration that examines public health and safety, along with environmental impacts of the proposed project, including all related facilities such as electric transmission lines, natural gas and water pipelines. If the exemption is granted, the applicant would still need to secure the appropriate licenses and permits from relevant local, state, and federal agencies.
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Project Has Been Withdrawn, No Project Manager Assigned
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