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Community Calendar Announcement

October 30, 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 workshops.

The California Energy Commission Staff will conduct the following workshops to discuss the proposed Blythe Energy Project Phase II:

Transmission System Engineering
Information Exchange/Workshop

Beginning at 10 a.m.

Ontario Hilton
700 North Haven Avenue
Ontario, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)

Data Response &
Issue Resolution Workshop

1:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Blythe City Hall
City Council Chambers
235 North Broadway
Blythe, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)

The Transmission System Engineering workshop will focus on gathering information to be used in preparing a System Impact Study Plan.

The Data Response workshop will provide an opportunity for the parties involved to discuss project issues and data requests.

The Blythe Energy Project Phase II, proposed by Caithness Blythe II LLC, is a 520-megawatt, natural gas-fired, combined cycle facility. It would be built within the property boundaries of the existing project which is located near Interstate 10 and the Blythe Airport, about 5 miles west of the City of Blythe in Riverside County.

Members of the public and interested agencies are invited to participate and provide comments. Those who wish further information about how to participate should contact Roberta Mendonca, the Commission's Public Adviser, at (916) 654-4489, toll free in California at (800) 822-6228, or by e-mail at pao@energy.state.ca.us.

The Commission's Web Site contains current information on the proposed project at:


Please 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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