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Community Calendar Announcement

May 5, 2003

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 hearings.

The California Energy Commission Staff will conduct a Preliminary Staff Assessment workshop on the proposed Salton Sea Unit #6 project as follows:

WEDNESDAY, May 14, 2003
9 a.m - 4:30 p.m.
THURSDAY, May 15, 2003

9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Imperial Irrigation District
Board Room/Auditorium
1285 Broadway
El Centro, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)


Via teleconference on Wednesday at 1-888-552-9483 and on Thurday at1-877-546-1568.
Passcode: "Worl Call."
Call leader: Robert Worl.

This workshop will provide the opportunity to discuss the Preliminary Staff Assessment issued April 14, 2003. The discussion will include staff's technical evaluation of the project, additional information from the applicant, and information still needed to complete the Final Staff Assessment

The Salton Sea Unit #6 Project, proposed by CE Obsidian Energy, is a 185-megawatt geothermal power plant. The facility would be built on an 80-acre parcel located six miles northwest of Calipatria, within the unincorporated area of Imperial County.

Members of the public and other 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 email at: pao@energy.state.ca.us.

The Commission's website contains current information on the proposed project 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.


Chris Davis
Information Officer

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