Quail Brush Genco LLC wants the California Energy Commission to suspend for up to 12 months the construction licensing proceeding for its planned 100 MW power plant in San Diego. \tThe company requested the suspension April 8. If the Energy Commission grants the request, the licensing process would resume after the twelve month time out \u2014or earlier upon the company\u2019s request. \tThe breather would give the developer time to negotiate potential amendments to its power purchase agreement with San Diego Gas & Electric, said Quail Brush attorney Ella Foley Gannon. \tThe California Public Utilities Commission nixed the deal last month on grounds the plant\u2019s power is not yet \u201cneeded\u201d in the area. The commission indicated it might reconsider it, though, if the startup date for the plant was moved out to 2018 or later. The project was initially planned for 2014 (Current, March 22, 2013). \tResidents, elected officials, and some businesses have contested the plant both before the Energy Commission and CPUC. \tNow, they\u2019re fighting against the request for suspension too, maintaining the Energy Commission should deny the license. \tPardee Homes\u2019 attorney John Ponder wrote to the Energy Commission April 12 that a suspension only would require local residents and community groups to spend more time and money unnecessarily since the project doesn\u2019t conform to local laws and regulations already. \u201cInstead,\u201d wrote Ponder, \u201cthe project should be withdrawn.\u201d \tThe project is planned contiguous to a popular open space area in San Diego used by hikers, mountain bikers, and others. Just beyond the site, Pardee is planning to build new homes.