For Immediate Release: August 26, 1998
Media Contact: Claudia Chandler -- 916 654-4989

State Energy Commission Schedules Informational Hearing
and Site Visit to Proposed Pittsburg Power Project

On Thursday, September 3, 1998, members of the public and other interested parties will have an opportunity to learn more about the proposed Pittsburg District Energy Facility.

The 500 megawatt natural gas-fired power plant has been proposed for Energy Commission licensing by the Pittsburg District Energy Facility, a subsidiary of Enron Capital and Trade Resources Corporation.

The proposed 12-acre site for the project, currently owned by USS–Posco Industries, is approximately one mile east of the center of the City of Pittsburg in Contra Costa County. The project would also include a 20-acre construction area to the south of the power plant site.

If approved by the Energy Commission, the Pittsburg District Energy Facility would provide approximately 450 megawatts of electricity to be sold in California's newly created electricity market. The project would also provide approximately 50 megawatts of electricity to USS-POSCO and approximately 75,000 pounds per hour of steam for use in the firm's industrial processes.

Who: The Hearing is an open meeting where interested members of the public are welcome to participate and ask questions about the project.
When: Thursday, September 3, 1998, Beginning at 5 p.m.
Where: Marina Community Center 340 Marina Blvd. Pittsburg, CA
Wheelchair Accessible

A tour of the proposed site for the power plant will begin immediately after the Informational Hearing. Please see attached map. Transportation to the site will be available from the Marina Community Center. Persons who wish to participate in the tour should notify Ms. Roberta Mendonca, the Energy Commission's Public Adviser, at (916) 654-4489 or (800) 822-6228 or e-mail her at no later than August 28, 1998.

The Commission's Web Site contains current information on the proposed Pittsburg District Energy Facility at:

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