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Community Calendar Announcement

March 18, 2002

Dear Editor/Publisher:

If your publication, radio or television station offers a calendar of community events, you may want to include news of the following workshop.

The California Energy Commission staff has scheduled a biological resources workshop to discuss the proposed Morro Bay Power Plant Project. The workshop will be held as follows:

Cooling Water Options
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Terrestrial Biological Resources
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Multi-Purpose Room
Morro Bay Community Center
1001 Kennedy Way
Morro Bay, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)

This workshop is being held to discuss the staff’s draft assessment of the Morro Bay Power Plant Cooling Options Report, which evaluates mitigation options for impacts to acquatic biological resources resulting from the Morro Bay Power Plant’s proposed once-through cooling technology, and the impacts and mitigation options for terrestrial biological resources.

Duke Energy is proposing a 1,200-megawatt modernization of the existing 1,030-megawatt Morro Bay Power Plant. The applicant plans construction of two new 600-megawatt combined cycle units to replace the currently operating generating units. Each new unit will consist of two gas-fired turbines and one steam turbine.

Members of the public are encouraged to participate and will have the opportunity to comment and ask clarifying questions on any of the subjects. For more information on how to participate, contact the Energy 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.

Information about the proposed project is available on the Energy CommissionÕs web page at:


Please feel free to contact me at (916) 654-4989 if you prefer to have your name removed from our mailing list. Thank you.


Mary Ann Costamagna
Information Officer

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