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

Energy Commission Schedules
Informational Hearing and Site Visit
To Proposed La Paloma Generating Project

On Wednesday, September 16, 1998, members of the public and other interested parties will have an opportunity to learn more about the proposed La Paloma Generating Project.

The 1,048 megawatt natural gas-fired, combined cycle power generating facility has been proposed for licensing by the La Paloma Generating Company. The facility is to be located approximately two miles east of the town of McKittrick near the intersection of Reserve and Skyline Roads, in Kern County, approximately 40 miles west of Bakersfield. The proposed project site is about 23 acres and is presently a vacant field in an oil well production area.


Who: The Hearing is an open public meeting where interested members of the public are welcome to participate and ask questions about the project.

When: Wednesday, September 16, 1998 beginning at 3 p.m.

Where: McKittrick School
23250 2nd Street
McKittrick, Calif.
Wheelchair Accessible

A tour of the proposed site for the power plant will begin immediately after the Informational Hearing. Please see attached map. The Energy Commission's Public Adviser, Roberta Mendonca, will be present to assist interested individuals or groups and to provide information on participating in the Commission's certification process. She may be reached at (916) 654-4489 or, toll free, at (800) 822-6228; e-mail her at:

The Energy Commission's Web Site contains current information on the proposed La Paloma Generating Project at:

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