Switching PSEGs Solar Trough to Solar Tower.
SACRAMENTO – The California Energy Commission will hold a Closed Session Committee Conference on the proposed 500-megawatt Palen Solar Electric Generating System (PSEGS) at 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 7, at the California Energy Commission, Hearing Room A, 1516 9th Street, Sacramento, CA, 95814. This is a continuance of the April 16 Committee Conference Closed Session.
For details on how to access the meeting by computer or phone, or to submit comments, visit http://docketpublic.energy.ca.gov/PublicDocuments/09-AFC-07C/TN202005_20140411T114911_Notice_of_Continuance_of_the_April_16_2014_Committee_Conference.pdf.
In December 2012, Palen Solar Holdings, LLC filed an amendment to convert PSEGS from solar trough to solar power tower technology. In December 2013, the Committee issued its Presiding Member’s Proposed Decision (PMPD) denying the amendment. The Committee later granted the petitioner’s motion to continue to examine the feasibility of project alternatives, offer further evidence on the benefits of the project, modifications to cultural conditions and the project’s solar flux impacts to biological resources.
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This post was prepared by Solar Thermal Magazine staff.