For Immediate Release: January 9, 1998
Media Contact: Claudia Chandler -- 916 - 654 - 4989





STATE ENERGY COMMISSION SCHEDULES
INFORMATIONAL HEARING AND SITE VISIT TO
PROPOSED HIGH DESERT POWER PLANT



On Thursday, January 15, 1998, members of the public and other interested parties will have an opportunity to learn more about the High Desert Power Project proposed for a site at the former George Air Force Base, now the Southern California International Airport.

Informational Hearing
Thursday, January 15, 10 a.m.
Victorville City Hall
Council Chambers
14343 Civic Drive (Handicapped Accessible)
Victorville, California


A Tour of the Proposed Site of the High Desert Power Plant will begin immediately after the Informational Hearing.

At the Informational Hearing set for 10 a.m., the applicant and California Energy Commission staff will provide individuals and interested governmental agencies an overview of the proposed project and the Commission's licensing process.

The High Desert Power Project's Application for Certification states that the proposed plant would generate approximately 680 to 830 megawatts of electric power to be sold in California's deregulated market. The Applicant has identified three alternative natural gas-fired configurations for the project, one simple-cycle and two combined-cycle designs.

During the hearing, the public, representatives of governmental agencies and other interested parties will be able to obtain information and offer comments on the application, including plans for the proposed site and related facilities. Energy Commission staff will explain the administrative licensing process and its role in reviewing the project's Application for Certification.

The Commission's Public Adviser will be available to assist interested individuals or groups and to provide information on participating in the Commission's licensing process.

Note to Editors: Media inquiries about the January 15th Informational Hearing and Site Tour should be directed to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Executive Director, California Energy Commission Media and Communications Office at (916) 654-4989.

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