Project Status: Licensed; In Compliance Phase.
Operational: March 1, 1997

The California Energy Commission approved this project's Application For Certification on November 16, 1994. The Commission monitors the power plant's construction, operation and eventual decommissioning through a compliance proceeding.

Key Dates

  • 10/12/1993 - Application for Certification (AFC) filed
  • 11/17/1993 - Commission accepts AFC as "data adequate."
  • 11/16/1994 - Commission approves Application for Certification.
  • 3/1/1997 - Power plant on line and producing power.

General Description of Project

The Sacramento Cogeneration Authority (SCA) operates two General Electric (GE) LM6000 SPRINT combined-cycle gas turbines, Unit 1 and Unit 2, which produce electricity and steam at its Procter & Gamble Cogeneration Project (PGCP) facility located at 5000 83rd Street, Sacramento.

The steam is used to power a steam turbine for additional electricity production, as well as to supply the adjacent Procter & Gamble (P&G) facility with steam for its production needs. To support its steam production requirements, PGCP also has two Auxiliary Boilers 1A and 1B. In addition to the two combined-cycle units, the facility also includes a simple-cycle gas turbine for peak power production.

The project’s existing steam supply contract with P&G requires it to maintain two separate steam generation sources in service at all times. The purpose of auxiliary boilers is to provide sufficient steam and steam backup capacity for the P&G facility processes such that SCA would not have to run at least one of its combined-cycle turbines at all times.

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:

Mary Dyas
Compliance Project Manager
Siting, Transmission and Environmental Protection (STEP) Division
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-2000
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-628-5418

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

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

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