A power plant with a rated capacity of 100 megawatts (MW) or more must have a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) from the Commission before plant-related construction may begin. Power plant projects rated less than 100MW may require a Certificate of Authority (CA) from the Commission prior to construction. Follow the link below to obtain a copy of the most recent version of the Power Plant Application Filing Requirements. Power plant projects will also require a study of the potential noise impact from the project. A link to the Commission’s Noise Measurement Protocol may also be found below. Applications for electric generation construction projects may require the completion of two DNR tables. These can be found below as well.
Electric transmission lines, substations, and natural gas or water pipelines may also be needed for new power plants. Follow the links below to additional PSC Application Filing Requirements.
Power Plant Application Filing Requirement (AFR) document (.pdf) and associated MS Excel tables (.zip):
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