Friday, December 21, 2007

Unanimous Approval for New 400 MW Pant in Fresno

Construction was approved on Wednesday for a 400-megawatt peaking natural gas-fired power plant by the California Energy Commission.

The single-cycle plant will be located in western Fresno County and will deliver peak hour power in a 20-year contract to Pacific Gas & Electric Co.

The commission voted 5-0 to approve the plant.

The plant is to begin operations in August 2009 and construction is to start in January 2008.