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For Immediate Release: January 17, 2003
Media Contact: Chris Davis - 916-654-4989

M E D I A     A D V I S O R Y


Energy Commission Schedules Informational Hearing,
Site Visit to Proposed Walnut Energy Center


On Friday, January 24, members of the public and other interested parties will have an opportunity to learn more about a 250-megawatt power plant proposed by the Turlock Irrigation District.

If approved, the Walnut Energy Center project would be a natural gas-fired, combined-cycle power plant constructed on an 18-acre site within a 69-acre parcel. The location is southeast of the intersection of West Main Street and Washington Road within the City of Turlock in Stanislaus County.

What:      Site Visit and Informational Hearing

When:      Friday, January 24, 2003
Site Visit begins at 1 p.m.
Informational Hearing begins at 2 p.m.

Where:      Turlock Irrigation District Office
Board Room
333 East Canal Drive
Turlock, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)

Bus transportation will be provided to the site from the district office. Land owners, members of the public, and governmental agencies are invited to participate.

For information regarding public participation and bus 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:

www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/turlock/



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