For immediate release: October 10, 2000
Media Contact: Claudia Chandler -- 916 654-4989

Attention City and Assignment Editors:

Starting on Wednesday, October 11, 2000, all Business Meetings of the California Energy Commission will be broadcast live on the Internet at:

Information on Business Meetings and newsworthy activities will be available by way of the Commission's news release list server. Due to a heavy workload, the Commission's Media and Public Communications Office starting January 1, 2001,will depend mainly on the list server to relay information to the media. We urge editors and news reporters following energy issues to subscribe at the following site:

The Wednesday, October 11, 2000 Business Meeting, will take up items of interest, including:

  1. possible approval of amendments to the Commission's power plant siting regulations relative to legislative mandate to get certain types of power plants on line more quickly.

  2. consideration of data adequacy recommendation for power plant proposals, and

  3. renewable energy program details, such as a possible reallocation of funds to hold a second renewable energy auction to obtain additional electric capacity by the summer of 2001.

The complete October 11 Business Meeting agenda is available on the Commission's Web Site at:

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