For immediate release: February 21, 2001
Media Contact: Claudia Chandler -- 916 654-4989

Energy Commission Schedules Informational Hearing,
Site Visit to Proposed El Segundo Power Project

On Thursday, March 1, 2001, members of the public and other interested parties can learn about the El Segundo Power Redevelopment Project, a 630-megawatt project to expand an existing onsite gas-fired steam plant, located southwest of Los Angeles International Airport adjacent to Santa Monica Bay.

The proposed project would involve replacing two 1950s vintage steam generation units with two combustion turbines and one steam turbine that will produce 280 megawatts more than the old units. The new additions consist of combined cycle electric generating facility on the property of the El Segundo Generating Station in El Segundo, Los Angeles County.

What: Site Visit and Informational Hearing
When: Thursday, March 1, 2001
Beginning at 3 p.m.
Where: City Council Chambers
El Segundo City Hall
350 Main Street
El Segundo, California

The informational hearing will be preceded by a site visit during daylight hours, at 3 p.m. at the El Segundo Generating Station. Bus transportation will be provided from El Segundo City Hall to the power plant site. The bus will return to City Hall before 5 p.m.

To attend the site visit notify the Commission's Public Adviser, Roberta Mendonca, at (916) 654-4489, toll-free, at (800) 822-6228, or by e-mail at: pao@energy.state.ca.us by Monday, February 26, 2001. Ms. Mendonca will also be present at the hearing and site visit to assist interested individuals or organizations and to provide information on participating in the Commission's certification process.

The Energy Commission's Web Site contains information on the proposed El Segundo Power Redevelopment Project at:

www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/elsegundo

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