Roseville Electric Receives Report Backing Company's Plan for New Plant

ROSEVILLE, Calif. -- California Energy Commission staff members are recommending approval of Roseville Electric's proposed 160-megawatt power plant, according to a final assessment report released Tuesday. In its report, the staff recommended requiring that Roseville Electric use plume abatement technology in the plant's cooling towers to reduce winter fog that could affect traffic.

The proposed $165 million power plant would be built on a 40-acre site in west Roseville.

Linda Chou, public relations manager for Roseville Electric, said officials are reviewing the commission staff's final assessment and hope to have the project approved early next year.