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    Hearing on Oxnard Mandalay power plant replacement


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    The California Public Utilities Commission will hold a hearing to gather Citizen opinions on the proposed new power plant to replace the existing 5 decade old Mandalay Beach, Oxnard 560 MW plant with a newer, cleaner, regulatory-compliant gas-fired plant.


    6 PM Thursday, July 15, Oxnard Performing Arts Center, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard, Ventura Room.


    The actual meeting notice:

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    Southern California Edison Company P.O. Box 800 2244 Walnut Grove Avenue Rosemead, CA 91770 Atención: Comunicaciones Corporativas


    The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) would like to hear your comments about Southern California Edison Company’s (SCE) request for CPUC approval of its 2013 Local Capacity Requirements (LCR) Request for Offers (RFO) for the Moorpark subarea in Application 14-11-016 (A.14-11-016). To do so, the CPUC invites you to attend a CPUC Public Participation Hearing (PPH) where you may comment or simply listen to what others in your community are saying. A CPUC Administrative Law Judge (Judge) will preside over the hearing. The CPUC has also asked SCE to provide customer service staff outside the hearing room in case you would like to ask them questions about your bills.

    Hearing locations are wheelchair accessible. If you need other arrangements, such as language interpretation, please contact the CPUC Public Advisor’s Office at least five days before the hearing you are attending. The Public Advisor’s Office contact information is located at the bottom of this notice. The date, time and location of the PPH are listed below.

    July 15, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. Oxnard Performing Arts Center –Ventura Room – 800 Hobson Way Oxnard, CA 93030

    INFORMATION REGARDING SCE’s APPLICATION The CPUC authorized SCE to acquire between 215 to 290 Megawatts (MW) of electrical capacity in the Moorpark sub-area. The CPUC authorized SCE to purchase this amount of electricity in the Big Creek/Ventura area to meet its long-term local capacity requirements by 2021. This need is largely due to the expected retirement of thousands of MW from once-through-cooling generators. On November 26, 2014, SCE filed an application with the CPUC seeking approval of 11 contracts for a total of 274.16 LCR MW. These contracts were selected through the LCR RFO process to reduce potential reliability issues in the Moorpark sub-area. 2 A summary of the 11 contracts selected through the LCR RFO process for the Moorpark sub-area is provided in the table below.

    Product Category Counterparty Total Contracts Max Quantity (LCR MW) Gas-Fired Generation NRG Energy Center, LLC and NRG California South LP 2 262 Energy Efficiency Onsite Energy Corporation 6 6 Renewable Distributed Generation Solar Star California XXXIV, LCC and Solar Star California XXXIX, LLC 2 5.66 Energy Storage NRG California South LP 1 0.50 Total LCR MW 11 274.16


    SCE’s application has been assigned to a Judge who will determine how to receive evidence and other related documents necessary for the CPUC to establish a record upon which to base its decision. Evidentiary Hearings (EHs) will be held where parties of record will present their testimony and may be subject to cross-examination by other parties. These EHs are open to the public, but only those who are parties of record can participate. After considering all proposals and all evidence presented during the formal hearing process, the assigned Judge will issue a proposed decision determining whether to adopt all or part of SCE’s request, modify it, or deny it. The CPUC Commissioners may sponsor an alternate decision and the issue will be decided at a scheduled Commission Voting Meeting.

    As a party of record, the Office of Ratepayer Advocates (ORA) will review this application. ORA is the independent consumer advocate within the CPUC with a legislative mandate to represent investor-owned utility customers to obtain the lowest possible rate for service consistent with reliable and safe service levels. ORA has a multi-disciplinary staff with expertise in economics, finance, accounting and engineering. Other parties of record will also participate in the CPUC’s proceeding to consider this application. For more information about ORA, please call (415) 703-1584, e-mail [email protected] or visit ORA’s website at


    The CPUC offers a free subscription service which is available on the CPUC website at which allows you to follow this proceeding. If you would like to learn how you can participate in the proceeding, or if you have informal comments or questions about the CPUC process, you may contact the CPUC’s Public Advisor’s Office at the address noted below.

    Write: CPUC Public Advisor’s Office 505 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, CA 94102

     Email: [email protected] 3

    Phone: 1-866-849-8390 (toll-free) or 1-415-703-2074 1-866-836-7825 (toll-free) or TTY 1-415-703-5282

    Please reference SCE’s 2013 LCR RFO Application No. 14-11-016 in any communications you have with the CPUC regarding this matter. All public comments will become part of the public correspondence file for this proceeding and made available for review for the assigned Judge, the Commissioners, and appropriate CPUC staff.



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    1. It’s amazing how these meetings for citizens opinions never truly consider citizens opinions.

      They serve only as a fig leaf to the will of the people.


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