AES Redondo Beach Files Application to Repower

John Schreiber
November 20, 2012

AES said the new plant will be a “smaller, cleaner, quieter modern plant.”

AES Southland, the parent company of the AES Redondo Beach power plant, announced Tuesday that it has filed an application with the California Energy Commission to repower the aging power plant along Harbor Drive.

The application to repower was initially delayed by AES back in September in order to make modifications to the plant’s design.

“As we have been working on the final details, we have made significant enhancements to our design,” AES representative Clarissa Cordova said in an emailto Patch. “We have fully enclosed the plant and are especially pleased to be able to preserve the iconic Whaling Wall…All of these refinements result in a plant that is quieter and a better fit for the community.”

According to Cordova, the California Energy Commission will now begin a process to determine if they should formally review the project. If it is found that the application contains enough information to move forward, the application will be deemed “data adequate” and a public review process will begin, Cordova said.

If all goes as planned, Cordova said the first public hearing is expected to occur at some point in the first quarter of 2013.

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Jim Caldwell
Redondo Beach

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Jim Caldwell has over 26 years of experience in the public safety sector in occupations ranging from professional ski patrol, and ocean lifeguard to firefighter. Jim has worked for the Redondo Beach Fire Department for the last 22 years holding successively higher positions of responsibility. For the last six years, Jim has held the rank of Engineer with responsibility for driving and operating the Department’s Engines and Tillered Aerial Ladder Truck. Throughout his career, he has shown a dedication not only to public safety but also community service.
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