Metcalf Energy Center

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View of plant from Coyote Bait & Tackle, September 22, 2012

The Metcalf Energy Center is a 605 megawatt combined cycle power plant located in South San Jose, California in an area known as Coyote Valley. The power plant is owned by Calpine and powered by natural gas. Some of the power generated by the plant is sent to far away places via Path 15, a major electrical power transmission corridor that is connected to the power plant.

Development timeline[edit]

  • April 30, 1999 Application for Certification (AFC) filed with the California Energy Commission (CEC)
  • June 23, 1999 CEC determines application is Data Adequate
  • October 10, 2000 Final Staff Assessment released
  • January to May 2001 Evidentiary Hearings
  • June 18, 2001 Presiding Member's Proposed Decision released
  • August 24, 2001 Revised Presiding Member's Proposed Decision released
  • September 24, 2001 Project approved by Commission
  • Mid 2002 Construction of the plant began
  • June 2005 Project begins commercial operation

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Coordinates: 37°13′14″N 121°44′45″W / 37.2206°N 121.7457°W / 37.2206; -121.7457