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Pittsburg Power Company is aggressive in both identifying and participating in new, energy related business opportunities.  PPC has been an advocate for local industrial and commercial energy customers and also project developers by facilitating and participating in power generation, transmission and related energy projects. PPC is willing and able to help create energy solutions for local California.


Of particular note is PPC’s participation in the development of two, major natural gas power generation facilities in Pittsburg: the Los Medanos Energy Center (LMEC – 540MW), and the Delta Energy Center (DEC – 880MW).  Both LMEC and DEC are now owned and operated by Calpine Corporation.


PPC’s project development participation proceeds were used to fund a variety of the City of Pittsburg’s ongoing capital projects.  Funds have also been used as a local economic development tool for the City.


Pittsburg Power Company’s most recent trademark endeavor is the Trans-Bay Cable project.  The Trans-Bay Cable project or “TBC” is an energy infrastructure project chosen by the Californian Independent System
Operator (CAISO) to provide a reliable and redundant high voltage transmission path to serve the electric needs of the City of San Francisco.


The TBC project is a high voltage, direct-current submarine cable that originates at a switchyard in the City of Pittsburg and travels more than 53 miles under the San Francisco Bay to transfer power from generation resources in the Pittsburg area to the City of San Francisco.  Astonishingly, the cable has the capability of delivering over 40% of San Francisco’s electric requirement and will play a pivotal role in ensuring the City of San Francisco’s power supply reliability and security.


The Trans Bay Cable project was named the North American “Project Finance Project of the Year” for 2007 by “Project Finance” magazine.