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On Friday, the California Energy Commission will hold a public workshop on a proposed natural-gas-fired power plant to be built south of the Sycamore Landfill.

Quali Brush Genco, a subsidiary of Cogentrix Energy, proposes building the 100-megawatt peaker power plant, to supplement energy needs during peak demand. The plant will be located on a 21.6 acre parcel of land south of the Sycamore Landfill on property controlled by Cogentrix. Construction is planned for March 2013 through June 2014.

If approved, the plant will help SDG&E's drive to meet state requirements in reducing greenhouse gas emissions through use of renewable energy sources.

At the workshop commissioners will discuss environmental issues associated with construction of a new plant, including air quality, water resources, waste, and traffic. The public will be given a chance to ask questions and voice concerns.

The workshop will begin at 1pm in San Diego city council chambers (202 C Street 12th floor).

Pictured: Sycamore Landfill

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