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Community Calendar Announcement

May 30, 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 hearing.

The Committee overseeing the Application for Certification for the proposed Pico Power Project will hold an evidentiary hearing on the topics of biological resources, air quality and alternatives as follows

Beginning at 9:00 a.m.
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)
Teleconference: 1-888-989-7693
Passcode: PICO Call Leader: Gary Fay

Evidentiary hearings are held to establish the factual record necessary to reach a decision in this case. This is accomplished by taking oral, written, or documentary evidence from the parties. Formal evidentiary hearings are more structured than Committee conferences or staff workshops.

Proposed by the city of Santa Clara electric utility, Silicon Valley Power, the Pico Power Project is a natural gas-fired, combined-cycle power plant with a generating capacity of 122 megawatts and the ability to peak fire to 147 megawatts. The facility would be built on 2.86 acres located north of Silicon Valley Power's Kifer Receiving Station in the City of Santa Clara

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 contact me at (916) 654-4989 if you prefer to have your name removed from our list. Thank you


Chris Davis
Information Officer

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