Community Calendar Announcement

February 5, 1999

Dear Editor / Publisher:

If your publication, radio or television station offers a calendar of community events, you may want to include news of the following workshop.

La Paloma Generating Company, LLC is proposing to construct and operate a 1,048 megawatt, natural gas-fired, combined cycle electric generating power plant in Kern County. The proposed site is approximately 40 miles west of the city of Bakersfield and two miles east of the unincorporated community of McKittrick. The project will require construction of a 370-foot natural gas pipeline, a 13.6-mile 230 kilovolt transmission line to Buttonwillow, an eight-mile water line connected to the California Aqueduct, a 700,000-gallon water storage tank and a two-mile potable water pipeline to McKittrick.

Energy Commission staff has completed its Preliminary Staff Assessment and will be seeking input from the applicant, other agencies and the general public at a public workshop. It will consist of an afternoon session and an evening session, both to be held on the same day.

TUESDAY, February 16, 1999

1 to 4 p.m.
Anita Merlo Pioneer Senior Center
131 E. First
Buttonwillow, CA


7 to 9 p.m.
McKittrick School Auditorium
23226 Second Street
McKittrick, CA

Members of the public will have an opportunity to comment, ask clarifying questions and participate in the technical discussion. For further information about participating, contact Roberta Mendonca, the Commission's Public Adviser, at (916) 654-4489 or toll free in California at (800) 822-6228. Workshop locations are wheelchair accessible.

The status of the project and a copy of the 418-page Preliminary Staff Assessment are available on the Energy CommissionŐs Web Site at:

News media inquiries should be directed to Rob Schlichting at (916) 654-4989. Please feel free to contact me if you prefer to have your name removed from our mailing list. Thank you.


Rob Schlichting
Information Officer

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