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For Immediate Release: January 25, 2002
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 Inland Empire Energy Center


Sacramento - On Wednesday, January 30, members of the public and other interested parties will have an opportunity to learn more about a 670-megawatt, natural gas-fired, combined-cycle electric generating facility proposed by Inland Empire Energy Center, LLC.

The plant would consist of two combustion-turbine generators with heat-recovery steam generators and one steam-turbine generator. It would be built on a 46-acre site near Romoland, in Riverside County. The site is bordered by McLaughlin Road to the south, San Jacinto Road to the east, Antelope Road to the west, and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railway to the north.

What: Informational Hearing and Site Visit
When: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2002
Beginning at 3:30 p.m.
Where: Conference Room
Eastern Municipal Water District
2270 Trumble Road
Perris, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)

The informational hearing will recess to allow the site visit to be conducted during daylight hours. Bus transportation will be provided to the site from the hearing location. Land owners, members of the public, and governmental agencies are invited to participate.

For information regarding public participation and bus reservations for the site visit, 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/inlandempire/

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