For immediate release: September 19, 2000
Media Contact: Claudia Chandler -- 916 654-4989



Energy Commission Schedules Informational Hearing and Site Visit to Proposed Nueva Azalea Energy Project

Sacramento - On Monday, October 2, 2000, members of the public and other interested parties will have an opportunity to learn more about the proposed Nueva Azalea Power Plant Project

If approved, the Nueva Azalea Project, a 550-megawatt, natural gas-fired combined cycle power plant would be located on a 13.5 acre site in the City of South Gate, a southeast suburb of the City of Los Angeles.

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, October 2, 2000
3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
A recess will be taken at 4:30 p.m. for the site visit.
The hearing will reconvene at 6 p.m.
Where: South Gate Municipal Auditorium
4900 Southern Avenue
South Gate, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)

Bus transportation to the site will be provided from the hearing location. Land owners, members of the general public, community organizations, and interested governmental agencies are invited to participate in this tour. Reservations to participate in the tour should be made through the Energy Commission's Public Adviser's Office at (916) 654-4489, (800) 822-6228 or by e-mail at: pao@energy.state.ca.us.

For information regarding public participation, contact the Commission's Public Adviser, Roberta Mendonca at (800)822-6228. The Public Adviser will be present at the hearing and site visit to explain the Commission's certification process and assist those interested in participating.

Information concerning the status of the Nueva Azalea Energy Project, as well as notices and other relevant documents, is available on the Energy Commission's Internet web site at:

www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/nuevaazalea

A Spanish version of the notice scheduling this event is available at:

www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/nuevaazalea/notices/2000-09-07_notice_spanish.html.

Note to Editors: The Energy Commission offers an automated mail list that e-mails reporters and other interested parties news releases and other notices related to power plant siting cases. Information about the Energy Commission's automated list servers is available at www.energy.ca.gov/html/listservers.html

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