For Immediate Release: March 3, 1999
Media Contact: Claudia Chandler -- 916 654-4989

Energy Commission Schedules
Informational Hearing and Site Visit
To Proposed Delta Energy Center


On Monday, March 22, 1999, members of the public and other interested parties can learn about the Delta Energy Center in Pittsburg, a proposed power plant project sponsored by the Calpine Corporation and San Francisco-based Bechtel Enterprises Inc.

If approved, the 880 megawatt natural gas-fired cogeneration electric generation facility would be constructed on a 20-acre parcel at the Dow Chemical Company's industrial facility in eastern Contra Costa County. The power plant would be adjacent to the Delta Diablo Sanitation District plant, north of the Pittsburg-Antioch Highway.

What: Informational hearing and site visit
Who: The hearing is an open meeting where interested members of the public are welcome to participate and ask questions about the project.
When: Monday, March 22, 1999, beginning at 4 p.m.
Where: East County Boys and Girls Club
Community Room
1001 Stoneman Avenue
Pittsburg, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)

The hearing will convene at 4 p.m. and then recess to allow for a site visit during daylight hours. Bus transportation to the site will leave from the East County Boys and Girls Club at 4:30 p.m. Following the site visit, the buses will return to the East County Boys and Girls Club, and the Informational Hearing will reconvene at approximately 6 p.m.

The Energy Commission's Public Adviser, Roberta Mendonca, will be present to explain the Commission's certification process and to assist those interested in participating. She may be reached at 916-654-4489 or 800-822-6228, or by e-mail at:

The Energy Commission's Web Site contains information on the Delta Energy Center at:

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