For immediate release: August 1, 2001
Media Contact: MaryAnn Costamagna - 916-654-4989



Energy Commission Schedules Hearing, Tour of
Proposed Russell City Energy Center


Sacramento - The California Energy Commission has scheduled a hearing and site tour for members of the public and others interested in learning about a 600-megawatt, natural gas-fired, combined-cycle electric generating facility proposed for construction and operation in Alameda County.

The facility, Russell City Energy Center, is being proposed by Calpine/Bechtel Joint Development. It would be located on a 14.7-acre site directly south of the Water Pollution Control Facility within the Industrial Corridor of the City of Hayward.

What:

Site Visit and Informational Hearing

When:

Tuesday, August 7, 2001
Informational Hearing begins at 5:30 p.m.
Site Visit begins at 6 p.m.

Where:

City of Hayward, City Hall
777 B Street
Hayward, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)

Landowners, members of the general public and interested agencies are encouraged to participate in the site visit and informational hearing.

For information regarding public participation and bus reservations, contact Roberta Mendonca, the Commission's Public Adviser, at (916) 654-4489, toll free at (800) 822-6228 or by e-mail at: pao@energy.state.ca.us.

More information about the proposed project is available on the Energy Commission's Web site at:

www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/russellcity

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