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Power Plant Standards

The Electric Generation Safety and Reliability Section (EGSRS) help maintain reliable electric generation for the public by ensuring power plants comply with General Order (GO) 167 Maintenance, Operation, and Logbook Standards. GO 167 specifies who must file compliance documents according to plant type and capacity. Unless exempt by GO 167, Generating Asset Owners (GAO) are required to file the following documents with the Safety and Enforcement Division.

  •   Maintenance Standards Filing Requirements  (Deadline is extended to February 2 since February 1 falls on Sunday in 2015) 
    •   Maintenance Plan Summary - Due February 2, 2015
    •   Certification with Maintenance Standards - Due February 2, 2015
  •   Operation Standards Filing Requirements  
    •   Operation Plan Summary - Due February 1, 2016
    •   Certification with Operation Standards  - Due February 1, 2016
  •   Logbook Standards Filing Requirements (Deadline is extended to February 2 since February 1 falls on Sunday in 2015) 
    •   Thermal Logbook Verified Statement - Due February 2, 2015
    •   Hydroelectric Logbook Verified Statement - Due February 2, 2015

The following table shows who must file compliance documents. For a more detailed table, download Required Filings Under GO 167 (the latest version is 2015-2016) and Other Required Duties.

 FACILITY TYPE

 CAPACITY  

MAINTENANCE

  SUMMARY PLAN  

MAINTENANCE

  CERTIFICATION  

OPERATION 

  SUMMARY PLAN  

OPERATION

  CERTIFICATION  

   LOGBOOK   

Any type under 50 MW

  < 50 MW

Exempt

Exempt

Exempt

Exempt

Exempt

Thermal (Fossil Fuel)

  > 50 MW

YES

 YES

 YES

 YES

 YES

Geothermal

  > 50 MW

 YES

 YES

 YES

YES

 YES

Hydroelectric

  > 50 MW*

  YES**

  YES**

  YES**

  YES**

YES

Wind

  > 50 MW

YES

YES

YES

YES

Exempt

New or Acquired Plant

  > 50 MW

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

RPS Facilities

> 50 MW

YES***

YES***

YES***

YES***

YES***

  1. * includes switching centers controlling > 50 MW                                             
  2. **unless licensed by FERC
  3. *** unless exempt by GO 167, Section 2.8

If you have additional questions, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page or contact us.

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Contact 

If you have questions regarding any of the Standards filing requirement or process, please email GO167@cpuc.ca.gov.

  

Last Modified: 6/24/2014


 
 
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