For immediate release: May 9, 2001
Media Contact: Claudia Chandler -- (916) 654-4989

Energy Commission Schedules Informational Hearing
and Site Visit to Proposed Rio Linda Power Project



Sacramento - On Wednessday, May 16, 2001, members of the public and other interested parties will have an opportunity to learn more about the proposed Rio Linda Power Project, a 560-megawatt power plant proposed by FPL Energy Sacramento Power, LLC.

If approved, the Rio Linda Power Project would be located on a 90-acre site in the community of Rio Linda, in Sacramento County, approximately seven miles east of Sacramento International Airport. The proposed project would be a natural gas-fired, combined cycle facility.

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: WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2001
Informational Hearing will begin at 6 p.m.
Site visit to follow
Where: Rio Linda Community United Methodist Church
Church Sanctuary
6800 6th Street (corner of 6th and M Streets)
Rio Linda, CA
(Wheelchair Accessible)

Bus transportation to the site will leave from the hearing location at 6:30 p.m. Land owners, members of the general public, and governmental agencies are invited to participate in this tour. On Thursday, May 17, 2001, Commission staff will conduct a Data Request Workshop and a more extensive site visit of the linear facilities.

Reservations to participate in the tour and workshop should be made through the Energy Commission's Public Adviser's Office at (916) 654-4489, (800) 822-6228 or by e-mail at: .

For information regarding public participation, contact the Commission's Public Adviser, Roberta Mendonca. The Public Adviser will be present to explain the Commission's certification process and assist those interested in participating.

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

www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/riolinda

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