UPDATE: California Public Utilities Commission Approved the Regional Desalination Project, a water desalination plant for the Monterey Peninsula at their meeting today in San Francisco. “The Regional Desalination Project will be developed by California American Water, a regulated utility and water provider to the Monterey Peninsula, and the Marina Coast Water District and the Monterey County Water Resources Agency, two local public water agencies. The cities of the Monterey Peninsula will also participate in oversight of the project through an advisory committee.” And "Today's decision balances the need for adequate water with the need to provide water at a reasonable price," said CPUC Commissioner John A. Bohn, author of today's decision. "The CPUC must balance the cost burden contemplated on Cal-Am ratepayers from the construction of the Regional Project, generally regarded as the only feasible project with the likelihood being completed within the time limit imposed by the State Water Resources Control Board, with the burden on those same ratepayers if no alternative source of water is produced."
Cal-Am Gets the Go Ahead for Regional Water Desalination Plant, KION CENTRAL COAST NEWS, Dec 2, 2010
CPUC Approves Peninsula Water Project
Desalination Project Has Been In Works Since 2003, KSBW, December 2, 2010
CPUC Approves Regional Desalination Project
Community Water Supply Passes Major Milestone, Business Wire, December 2, 2010
ABSTRACT: DECISION APPROVING REGIONAL PROJECT, ADOPTING SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND ISSUING CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE AND NECESSITY FOR CALIFORNIA-AMERICAN WATER FACILITIES (December 2010) is uploaded. A link to “Monterey Peninsula desalination plant could skip changes,” published today in The Monterey County Herald, is provided.
Decision ALTERNATE PROPOSED DECISION OF COMMISSIONER BOHN
Bohn Alternate (Rev 2) Approving Regional Proj., Adopting Settlement Agreement and Issuing CPCN for CalAm Water Facilities.
Bohn Agenda Dec Approving Regional Proj., Adopting Settlement Agreement and Issuing CPCN for CalAm Water Facilities (REDLINED VERSION).
Monterey Peninsula desalination plant could skip changes
PUC member calls for OK of backers' agreements
By JIM JOHNSON
Herald Salinas Bureau