For immediate release: December 6, 1999
Media Contact: Claudia Chandler -- 916 654-4989


EDITORS: Please note important location change.

New Location Announced for December 16, 1999
Public Conference on Proposed Metcalf Energy Center

To accommodate a larger than anticipated number of public participants, a December 16 public conference on the proposed Metcalf Energy Center has been moved from Baldwin Elementary School to the Martin Murphy Middle School.

Information about the rescheduled Conference is as follows:

WHAT:

This public status conference will provide an opportunity for members of the public to participate in a discussion of the current status of the proposed Metcalf Energy Center's Application for Certification.

WHO:

The Committee designated to conduct proceedings on proposed Metcalf Energy Center has scheduled the Conference. Landowners, members of the public and interested agencies are invited to attend this event.

WHEN:

THURSDAY, December 16, 1999
Beginning at 6:30 p.m.

WHERE:

Martin Murphy Middle School
Gymnasium
141 Avenida Espana
San Jose, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)


The Energy Commission's Public Adviser, Roberta Mendonca, will be present to assist interested individuals or organizations and to provide information on participating in the Commission's power plant certification process. She may be reached at (916) 654-4489 or (800) 822-6228, or by e-mail at pao@energy.state.ca.us.

The Metcalf Energy Center is a proposed 600-megawatt (nominal) power plant located in southern San Jose, California, approximately one-half mile west of the Pacific Gas and Electric Company Metcalf substation. The plant will be constructed by Bechtel Enterprises Inc. and run by Calpine Corporation. If approved by the Commission, the project schedule calls for construction to begin in September 2000, with the plant being operational by July 2002.

The project will use two industrial frame combustion gas turbine generators. The combined cycle power plant will be fueled by natural gas from an existing PG&E backbone line located less than one mile from the site. For electrical transmission, the project will interconnect with an existing 230-kilovolt transmission line located less than 500 feet from the project site.

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

www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/metcalf

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