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For Immediate Release: February 2, 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 Central Valley Energy Center

Sacramento -- On Thursday, February 7, members of the public and other interested parties will have an opportunity to learn more about a 1,060-megawatt, natural gas-fired, combined-cycle electric generating facility proposed by Central Valley Energy Center, LLC.

The facility would consist of three natural gas-fired turbines and one steam turbine. It would be located on an 85-acre parcel in Fresno County near the Mendota Wildlife Management Area and the Fresno-Clovis Wastewater Treatment Facility. The site is also adjacent to Pacific Gas and Electric's Helm substation.

What: Informational Hearing and Site Visit
When: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2002
Site Visit begins at 3:30 p.m.
Informational Hearing begins at 5 p.m.
Where: San Joaquin Community Center
22058 Railroad Avenue
San Joaquin, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)

Bus transportation will be provided from the community center parking lot to the site. 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 website provides more information on the proposed project at:

www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/cvec

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