AES has submitted plans for a new, 1,040-MW gas-fired, combined-cycle plant to California regulators.
California Energy Commission members Karen Douglas and Janea Scott are recommending the full five-member panel grant approval for the proposed Alamitos Energy Center as there are no significant environmental impacts foreseen, the Press-Telegram reported.
If approved, the Alamitos Energy Center would be built near the site of its existing Long Beach power plant.
AES has also proposed constructing a 300-MW battery storage site at its Long Beach site. In this scenario, AES would demolish its existing generating station so it can build a new plant in the area.
AES Seeking Approval for New Gas Plant, by Editorial Staff, Power Engineering, February 28, 2017.