Environmental Review

PG&E Divestiture of 4 Power Plants A.98-01-008

  Welcome to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) web site for the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review of the proposed sale of 4 of Pacific Gas and Electric Company's (PG&E) power plants. The plants to be sold (divested) are the Potrero, Pittsburg, and Contra Costa fossil-fueled power plants, and the Geysers geothermal plant. This site provides access to public documents and information relevant to the CEQA review.
  January 13, 1999, Calpine Announces Plans to Exercise It's Right of First Refusal to Acquire PG&E's Sonoma County Geothermal Power Plants. (Click here for details)
  December 1, 1998, Calpine Exercises Right of First Refusal to Acquire PG&E's Lake County Geothermal Power Plants.
  November 24, 1998, Pacific Gas and Electric Company announces the winning power plant bidders. Read the press release by clicking here.
  November 19, 1998, the CPUC has just certified the FEIR for A.98-01-008. A copy of the CPUC's decision can be viewed by clicking here. Please also check the CPUC's website for any updates to this action.
  A summary of major milestones for the EIR for A.98-01-008 can be viewed by clicking here.
  Final Environmental Impact Report The FEIR has been released on November 16, 1998. Please see the Response to Comments below to view the FEIR on-line.
  The Response to Comments Document is available on-line. Click here to view.
DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT Because approval of PG&E's divestiture application is discretionary on the part of the CPUC, California law requires this CEQA review. The CPUC issued the Draft EIR on August 5, 1998. The complete Draft EIR is available online or can be downloaded from this website. You can purchase a copy of the Draft EIR by calling (415) 989-1446 ext. 42.

You can view a copy of the Draft EIR here on this web site or at the libraries listed below:
Antioch Library
501 W. 18th Street
(510) 757-9224
San Francisco Library
Larkin &McAllister
(415) 557-4400
Solano County Library
1150 Kentucky Street
(707) 421-6510
Pittsburg Library
80 Power Avenue
(510) 427-8390
Sonoma County Library
Third & E Streets
Santa Rosa
(707) 545-0831
Napa Library
580 Coombs Street
(707) 253-4235
Middletown Library
Calistoga & Callyomi
(707) 987-3674
Lake County Library
1425 N. High Street
(707) 263-8816
Contra Costa County
1750 Oak Park Boulevard
Pleasant Hill
(510) 646-6423
Bruce Kaneshiro, Project Manager
California Public Utilities Commission
c/o Environmental Science Associates
225 Bush Street, Suite 1700
San Francisco, CA 94104
FAX (415) 896-0332 or

  BACKGROUND As part of deregulating the electric industry, the CPUC has requested that PG&E divest at least 50 percent of its fossil-fuel power plants in order to diversify the future electric market. PG&E has already sold the Morro Bay, Moss Landing, and Oakland power plants. For information on the CEQA review process related to the divestiture of these plants, click here.

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