For immediate release: November 9, 2000
Media Contact: Claudia Chandler -- 916 654-4989



Informational Hearing, Site Visit and Workshop
Scheduled on Proposed Warnerville Substation

Sacramento Ń On Friday, November 17, 2000, members of the public and other interested parties will have an opportunity to learn more about the proposed Warnerville Substation Reliability Generation Project.

If approved, the Warnerville Substation Project would be an 86.4-megawatt natural gas-fired, simple cycle, electric generating facility operated to accommodate electrical peak demand through the summer of 2003. The project would be located adjacent to the existing Hetch Hetchy Water and Power Company Warnerville Substation, 3.5 miles southeast of Oakdale on Warnerville Road.

The site visit, informational hearing and data request workshop will be held on:


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2000

Site Visit:
3:30 p.m.
Hetch Hetchy Water and Power Company
Warnerville Substation
10505 Warnerville Road
Oakdale


Informational Hearing:
5:00 p.m.
Oakdale City Council Chambers
277 North 2nd Avenue
Oakdale


Data Request Workshop:
Following the 5 p.m. Informational Hearing
At the same location


The project applicant, Calpine, is seeking an expedited permitting decision from the Energy Commission under terms of the California Energy Security and Reliability Act. This law provides for a four-month certification process for simple cycle thermal power plants and related facilities that can be put into service by August 1, 2001. The Energy Commission began its four-month review of this project on November 1, 2000.

The Energy CommissionŐs Public Adviser, Roberta Mendonca, is available to assist interested individuals or organizations and to provide information on participating in the CommissionŐs certification process. She may be reached at (916) 654-4489 or (800) 822-6228 or by email: pao@energy.state.ca.us.

Information concerning the status of the Warnerville Generation Project, as well as notices and other relevant documents, is available on the energy CommissionŐs Web Site at:

www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/warnerville

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

www.energy.ca.gov/html/listservers.html

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