For Immediate Release: March 15, 2012
Media Contact: Sandy Louey - 916-654-4989
SACRAMENTO - The California Energy Commission staff will hold a workshop for the proposed Quail Brush Generation Project.
When: Thursday, March 22, 2012, beginning at 5 p.m.
Where: Mission Trails Visitor Center (Theater), One Father Junipero Serra Trail, San Diego, California.
Arrangements have been made for people unable to attend the workshop to participate by telephone and/or by computer. For details, click the link and scroll to page 2: http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/quailbrush/notices/2012-03-09_Notice_of_Public_Workshop_TN-64084.pdf
Why: The workshop is being held to discuss the proposed project and continue developing a dialogue between staff, the public, and agencies interested in the project. Commission staff will explain the Commission's power plant site certification process. Commission staff will also provide an overview of the environmental review of the project, which is in the early stages, covering the following technical areas: air quality, biological resources, cultural resources, land use, public health, socioeconomics, soil resources, traffic & transportation, visual resources, water resources and worker safety & fire protection.
What: The applicant for the proposed 100-megawatt peaker power plant is Quail Brush Genco, LLC. Quail Brush Genco, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cogentrix Energy, LLC.
The proposed natural gas-fired power plant consists of 11 reciprocating Wartsila engines that would provide electricity to San Diego Gas & Electric customers during periods of peak demand or as needed to supplement electricity from renewable sources.
The proposed site is located south of the Sycamore Landfill near the intersection of Sycamore Landfill Road and Mast Boulevard in San Diego. The project would be on approximately 11 acres within a 21.6-acre parcel. The estimated capital investment for the facility would be more than $150 million. If approved, construction of the plant, from site preparation and grading to commercial operation, would take place from March 2013 to June 2014.
The project would average 124 workers per month during the 18-month construction period, with a maximum of 268 at the peak. Eleven full-time employees would be needed when the project is operating, according to the applicant.
More information on the Quail Brush Generation Project is available at: http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/quailbrush/index.html