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For Immediate Release: December 10, 2002
Media Contact: Chris Davis - 916-654-4989

M E D I A     A D V I S O R Y

Energy Commission Schedules Workshop,
Hearing and Site Visit to Proposed Santa Clara Power Plant

Sacramento - On Monday, December 16, members of the public and other interested parties will have an opportunity to learn more about a natural gas-fired, combined-cycle power plant proposed by Silicon Valley Power, which is the City of Santa Clara's electrical utility.

If approved, the Pico Power Project would be built on 2.86 acres located north of Silicon Valley Power's Kifer Receiving Station in the City of Santa Clara. The plant's generating capacity would be 122-megawatts, with the ability to peak fire to 147-megawatts.

What: Data Request Workshop,
Site Visit, &
Informational Hearing
When: December 16, 2002
Workshop: 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Site Visit begins at 3:45 p.m.

Biltmore Hotel
2151 Laurelwood Road
Saratoga Ballroom, Salon 3
Santa Clara, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)

The hearing will follow the site visit. Bus transportation will be provided from the hearing location to the proposed site. Land owners, members of the public and governmental agencies are invited to participate.

For information regarding public participation and bus transportation reservations, 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:


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