For immediate release: July 10, 2001
Media Contact: MaryAnn Costamagna - (916) 654-4989

Energy Commission Schedules Informational Hearing
and Site Visit to Proposed Valero Cogeneration Project

Sacramento - On Thursday, July 12, 2001, members of the public and other interested parties will have an opportunity to learn more about the proposed Valero Cogeneration Project, a 102-megawatt power plant proposed by the Valero Refining Co., for construction and operation in Solano County.

If approved, the project would be located at the existing Valero Benicia refinery in Block 25. The project would consist of two combustion turbine generators equipped with water injection to control oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emissions.

What: Site Visit, Informational Hearing, and Workshop

When: Thursday, July 12, 2001

Site Visit
Assemble at 5 p.m.
Valero Benicia Refinery Parking Lot
3400 East Second Street
Benicia, California
(Bus transportation will be provided to proposed site)

Informational Hearing &
Environmental Justice Workshop

Beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Benicia Public Library
Donna Benicia Meeting Room
150 East L Street
Benicia, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)

Landowners, members of the general public, and governmental agencies are invited to participate.

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

Information concerning the status of the Valero Cogeneration 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/valero

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