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For immediate release: May 31, 2002
Media Contact: Chris Davis - 916-654-4989

Key Energy Commission Report Recommends
Licensing the Tracy Peaker Project


Sacramento - A California Energy Commission Siting Committee recommends approval of the Tracy Peaker Project. The 169-megawatt, natural gas-fired, simple-cycle power plant is proposed by GWF Energy, LLC for a 10.3-acre site in an unincorporated portion of San Joaquin County near the city of Tracy.

The Siting Committee's recommendation comes in the Presiding Member's Proposed Decision that is now available on the Energy Commission's website at:

www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/tracypeaker/documents/

The Presiding Member's Proposed Decision is not a final decision on the Tracy Peaker Project. The full Energy Commission will vote whether to license the plant at its regularly scheduled business meeting on:

Wednesday, July 17, 2002
Beginning at 10 a.m.
California Energy Commission
Hearing Room A
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)

The Energy Commission is accepting written comments on the Proposed Decision through July 1, 2002. Comments may be sent to:

California Energy Commission
Docket Unit, MS-4
Attn: Docket No. 01-AFC-16
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814-5512

The Siting Committee, comprised of Energy Commissioner Robert Pernell as Presiding Member, and Commissioner Robert A. Laurie as Associate Member, will also host a public conference to discuss comments on:

Tuesday, July 2, 2002
Beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites
3751 Tracy Boulevard
Tracy, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)

The proposed Tracy Peaker Plant would include two combustion turbine generators in simple-cycle mode, an on site 230-kilovolt switchyard, approximately five miles of 230-kilovolt transmission line, approximately 1,470 feet of water supply line and an on site natural gas supply.

Public participation is an important part of the Energy Commission's review process. To find out 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].

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