For immediate release: August 2, 2001
Media Contact: MaryAnn Costamagna - 916-654-4989



Energy Commission Schedules Informational Hearing
and Site Visit to Proposed East Altamont Power Project


Sacramento - On Thursday, August 9, 2001, members of the public and other interested parties will have an opportunity to learn more about a 1,100-megawatt power plant proposed by East Altamont Energy Center, LLC.

If approved, the East Altamont Energy Center would be located on 55 acres of a 174-acre parcel in northeastern Alameda County, with the remainder of the land available for agricultural lease. The proposed project would be a natural gas-fired, combined-cycle facility.

What:

Informational Hearing and Site Visit

When:

Thursday, August 9, 2001
Beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Where:

Holiday Inn Express
Conference Room
3751 N. Tracy Boulevard
Tracy, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)

Bus transportation will be provided to the site. Land owners, members of the public, and governmental agencies are invited to participate.

For information regarding public participation and bus reservations, 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.

The Energy Commission's Web site provides more information on the proposed project at:

www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/eastaltamont

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