Application for Certification

UltraSystems prepares Application for Certification (AFC) documents in accordance with the California Energy Commission’s (CEC) Power Plant Site Certification Regulations to construct and operate a thermal power plant greater than 50 megawatts (MW) in California.

In this case, the CEC is the lead agency under CEQA and works closely with other agencies. Affected agencies outside the CEC are asked to review, and if appropriate, comment on the applicant’s proposal. The AFC provides:

  • A detailed description of the project;
  • An assessment of the project’s anticipated impacts on the environment;
  • Proposed measures to mitigate those impacts to ensure that environmental issues are properly and responsibly addressed; and
  • Discussion of compliance with applicable laws, ordinances, regulations, and standards (LORS).

If the project will also encroach on federal land managed by the BLM, then it is expected that CEC and BLM will coordinate their environmental review and issue a joint environmental document to comply with CEQA and NEPA law and guidelines, with separate decisions. UltraSystems leads its clients through the CEC siting process to achieve approval to construct a power facility.