California commission to hold meetings on Alamitos repowering project

The California Energy Commission committee assigned to conduct proceedings on the December 2013 Application for Certification (AFC) for the Alamitos Energy Center (AEC) has scheduled public status conferences to review the progress of the parties and consider any then-pending motions or petitions.

The commission said in a Nov. 4 notice that the status conferences will be held on Nov. 18 and Dec. 16 at the commission’s offices in Sacramento.

The AEC project, backed by AES Southland Development LLC, is a proposed natural-gas-fired combined-cycle facility with a net generating capacity of 1,936 MW, which would replace and be constructed on the site of the Alamitos Generating Station (AGS). The site is in Long Beach in Los Angeles County.

The AEC will consist of four 3-on-1 combined-cycle gas turbine power blocks, with twelve natural-gas-fired combustion turbine generators (CTG), twelve heat recovery steam generators (HRSG), four steam turbine generators (STG), four air-cooled condensers, and related ancillary equipment. 

The committee will conduct the status conferences to discuss the progress made in the proceeding, any barriers to the timely completion of staff’s analysis, date-specific project milestones, and any other matters relevant to the schedule. They may also address any then-pending motions, petitions, and other requests that are ripe for consideration.

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