For immediate release: November 3, 2000
Media Contact: Claudia Chandler -- 916 654-4989


Energy Commission Schedules Informational
Hearing and Site Visit to Proposed
Potrero Power Plant Project



Sacramento -- On Thursday, November 9, 2000, members of the public and other interested parties will have an opportunity to learn more about the proposed Potrero Power Plant Project.

If approved, the Potrero Power Plant Unit 7 Project, a 540-megawatt natural gas-fired, combined cycle power generating facility, would be located in San Francisco at 1201 Illinois Street, between 22nd and 23rd Streets. The plant is bounded on the north by 22nd Street and by a paved parking lot. The plant is bounded on the south by 23rd Street, and by Illinois Street on the west. The proposed project would be owned and operated by Southern Energy Potrero LLC, a direct subsidiary of Southern Energy California, and would operate in conjunction with an existing 206-megawatt steam turbine and three 52-megawatt combustion turbines now at the Potrero Power Plant.

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: THURSDAY, November 9, 2000
1 p.m. - 8 p.m.
A recess will be taken at 3:30 p.m. for the site
visit.
The hearing will reconvene at 6 p.m.
Where: Potrero Hill Neighborhood House
953 De Haro Street
San Francisco, 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 must be made through the Energy Commission's Public Adviser's Office no later than November 3, 2000, 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 Potrero Power Plant Unit 7 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/potrero

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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