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Satsop Combustion Turbine Project - Phase II

Proponent: Energy Northwest and Duke Energy Grays Harbor LLC
P.O.Box 1223, Elma, WA 98541
Contact: Laura Schinnell
(360) 482-1586
Proposed Facility: An additional 650 MW natural gas gas combined cycle combustion turbine, for a total of 1300 MW for the Satsop site.
Location: Elma, Grays Harbor County
Status: November 2001: Request for Amendment 4
September 2002: Review Suspended.
Current Activity: None.

General Description of the Project:

The Satsop CT Project is a 20-acre site within an existing construction laydown area on the Satsop Nuclear Power Plant property. The entire 20-acre site was previously developed, including grading and surfacing with gravel and asphalt, and used as an equipment and material laydown area during construction of WNP-3 and WNP-5.

Duke Energy notified EFSEC on October 23, 2001 that the current licensed project is to be considered "Phase I" pending the submittal of a request to amend the SCA to allow for the construction of another 650 MW project, consisting of two combustion turbine generators on a "two on one" configuration with a single steam turbine generator, called "Phase II". Phase II would be constructed within the existing certified 20-acre site and use existing infrastructure from the Phase I project. Construction of Phase I began in September 2001.

On November 19, 2001, a request for an amendment to allow for the construction of Phase II, and for expedited processing pursuant RCW 80.50.075 was received by the Council.

On September 23, 2002, Duke Energy indefinitely deferred construction of the Satsop CT (Phase I) project and has requested that the Council also postpone processing of the Phase II amendment request indefinitely.

Timeline for Review of Amendment 4:

  • September 23, 2002 - Duke Energy North America defers construction of the Satsop CT Project indefinitely.
  • September 4, 2002 - Council holds public hearing in Montesano, WA for Phase I/II proposed Draft NPDES and PSD Permits.
  • July 29, 2002 - Council issues Draft NPDES and PSD Permits for 30 day public comment.
  • July 23, 2002 - Council adopts a procedure under expedited processing for the Satsop Combustion Turbine Project � Phase II.
  • July 8, 2002 - Council approves Expedited Processing for the Satsop CT Project - Phase II
  • May 23, 2002 - Mitigated Determination of Nonsignficance: PDF
  • April 19, 2002 - Environmental Report
  • March 26, 2002 - Land Use Consistency Order: PDF
  • March 11, 2002 - Notice of Land Use Hearing
  • December 27, 2001 - Notice of Public Information Meeting
  • November 19, 2001 - Request for Amendment to allow for the construction of a second phase (additional 650 MW facility), and for expedited processing.

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