Community Power Plant
NOTE: The KRCD board of dirctors took action at a special board meeting on September 29, 2009 to withdraw its Community Power Plant application from the California Energy Commission's permitting process. Click here for the press release.
In pursuit of its vision of reliable power for the central San Joaquin Valley, the Kings River Conservation District is proposing to construct the KRCD Community Power Plant. It will be a clean combined-cycle power plant, fueled by natural gas, the fuel of choice for power plants in the state of California. This 565-megawatt, base-load power plant is in the permitting process.
The KRCD Community Power Plant is one of the potential generation resources for the Community Choice program, along with other resources including renewable energy. The KRCD Community Power Plant will be the first sizable plant built in the central San Joaquin Valley since the commissioning of Pacific Gas and Electric Company's Helm's Plant in 1984.
By a 5-0 vote on December 5, 2007, the California Energy Commission (CEC) started the licensing review process for the KRCD Community Power Plant. The CEC has determined that the Application for Certification of the planned KRCD Community Power Plant submitted at the end of September is "data adequate," meaning the CEC has enough information to begin the 12-month permitting process for the project.
Throughout the licensing review, the CEC will conduct public workshops and hearings on the proposed plant. The first public hearing took place on Monday, January 14, 2008 at 12:30 p.m. at the Kearney R&E Center in Parlier.
Click the following links to learn more about the KRCD Community Power Plant:
Last updated 09-30-09