BP applies for power plant

Published on Thu, Jun 13, 2002
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BP applies for power plant

BP West Coast Products has applied to the state for permission to build a power plant adjacent to their Cherry Point refinery.

The Washington Energy Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC) is reviewing an application BP submitted Monday for a 720 megawatt cogeneration plant on 33-acres and transmission lines to transmit the energy produced there.

EFSEC will take the project down the same road followed by the Sumas Energy Two proposal: public meetings, development of a joint state/federal environmental impact statement, and a formal adjudicative hearing. The process, expected to take one year, will result in an EFSEC recommendation to Governor Gary Locke, who will make the final decision to allow or disallow the project.

The first public meeting for the project will be at the Performing Arts Center on July 9. Info about the proposal is available online at www.efsec.wa.gov. The BP application will be available at the local library and county offices soon..

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