CPV Vaca Station Power Plant Project

Docket Number:

08-AFC-11 (Application For Certification)

Project Status: License Withdrawn, August 27, 2013.

Committee Overseeing This Case:

Robert B. Weisenmiller, Chair, Associate Member


Hearing Officer: Raoul Renaud

Key Dates

  • 11/18/08 - Application for Certification (AFC) filed
  • 1/28/09 - Commission accepts AFC as "data adequate."
  • 8/27/13 - AFC Withdrawn


On November 18, 2008, CPV Vacaville, LLC (CPVV) filed an Application for Certification (08-AFC-11) seeking authority to construct and operate the CPV Vaca Station (CPVV) project, a natural gas-fired, combined-cycle electrical generating facility rated at a nominal generating capacity of 660 megawatts (MW).

The CPVV is proposed for a 24-acre site located at the intersection of Lewis and Fry roads in a rural area within the city limits of Vacaville, Solano County. Surrounding land uses include the City of Vacaville's (City) wastewater treatment plant to the northwest and agricultural uses to the east, west, and south.

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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