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For immediate release: December 12, 2001
Media Contact: Mary Ann Costamagna - 916-654-4989

M E D I A     A D V I S O R Y

Energy Commission Schedules Informational Hearing and
Site Visit to Proposed Cosumnes Power Plant

Sacramento -- On Wednesday, December 19, members of the public and other interested parties will have an opportunity to learn more about a 1000-megawatt power plant proposed by the Sacramento Municipal Utility District.

If approved, the SMUD Cosumnes power plant would be located near the former Rancho Seco Nuclear Plant, 25 miles southeast of the City of Sacramento, in Sacramento County on a 30-acre portion of an overall 2,480-acre site owned by SMUD. The proposed project would be a natural gas-fired, combined-cycle facility.

What: Site Visit and Informational Hearing
When: Wednesday, December 19, 2001
Beginning at 3:30 p.m.
Where: Hendrickson Hall
12746 Ivie Road
Herald, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)

The information hearing will follow the site visit. 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 Commissions 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 Commissions Web site provides more information on the proposed project at:

www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/smud/

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