Quail Brush Power Generation Plant Proposed Near MTRP



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Post Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:36 am

Quail Brush Power Generation Plant Proposed Near MTRP

This project is in the early proposal phase. The proposed Quail Brush Generation Project was presented at the last MTRP CAC meeting by the project developer. Described as a small footprint power generation plant, the proposed building will be approximately 400' x 60' with (I think at least 11) 100' tall chimneys. According to a graphic presented, it will be visible from a large portion of the park including Spring Canyon, east of Fortuna Mt. and north of Cowles Mt. Description from the website (http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/qu ... index.html):


The proposed Quail Brush Generation Project (Project) is a nominal 100-megawatt (MW) intermediate/peaking load electrical generating facility. It would consist of a set of eleven (11) natural gas-fired reciprocating Wartsila engine generators. The proposed project has a long-term Power Purchase Tolling Agreement (PPA) with SDG&E as a result of a 2009 Request for Offers (RFO). The Project would support SDG&E's efforts to increase reliance on wind, solar and other renewable energy resources. It would also provide peaking and load-shaping power to the grid, along with several ancillary services intended to assure system reliability within the SDG&E service area.

The Project is proposed to be located in the City of San Diego, California, west of the City of Santee, south of the Sycamore Landfill and north of State Route 52. The portion of the Project where the power plant (plant) is proposed to be constructed is approximately 11 acres and is located within a 21.6- acre privately owned parcel optioned by Development Land Holdings, LLC. The Project company Quail Brush Genco, LLC (Applicant), and Development Land Holdings are wholly owned subsidiaries of Cogentrix Energy, LLC. Additional Project components located beyond the plant site would include a 230 kilovolt (kV) generation tie-line (gen tie), utility switchyard, and natural gas pipeline lateral.

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 Siting Case Contact:

Eric K. Solorio
Project Manager
Siting, Transmission and Environmental Protection (STEP) Division
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-2000
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-651-0966
Fax: 916-654-3882
E-mail: ESolorio@energy.state.ca.us
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Re: Quail Brush Power Generation Plant Proposed Near MTRP

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