According to NRG’s “Withdrawal of Application for Certification,” Edison’s recently approved Revised Moorpark Sub-Area Local Capacity Requirements Procurement Plan, NRG no longer sees a “viable path forward for the Puente Power Project.” As such, the application was withdrawn.
On October 5, 2017, the Energy Commission Committee issued a Statement recommending denial of the project due to its significant environmental impacts and violations of local and state laws and regulations. The Statement reflected information that had been submitted by EDC regarding the project’s unavoidable impacts to coastal wetlands, habitats, and rare wildlife.
The Statement also supported the community’s preference for clean energy sources and recommended an expedited study to analyze the feasibility of such alternatives. Subsequently, the Committee granted NRG’s request to suspend the proceedings pending consideration by Southern California Edison of a new procurement plan for the region.