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Media Contacts:
Terrie Prosper, PUC, (415) 703-1366, tdp@cpuc.ca.gov
Linda Chou, CPA, (916) 651-9750, linda.chou@dgs.ca.gov
Claudia Chandler, CEC, (916) 654-4989, energia@energy.state.ca.us


SAN FRANCISCO, July 15, 2003 - Members of the California Public Utilities Commission , the California Energy Commission, and the California Power Authority will hold a press briefing to discuss steps taken to ensure that the State has adequate, reliable, and reasonably priced electrical power and natural gas.
WHO: Michael R. Peevey, President, PUC
William J. Keese, Chair, CEC
S. David Freeman, Chair, CPA
WHEN: Thursday, July 17, 2003, 9 a.m.
WHERE: State Office Building Auditorium, 505 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco

A call-in number is available for those unable to attend in-person: 1-800-288-8975, passcode: 692473.

The participants will discuss achievements made in accordance with the agencies' Energy Action Plan (EAP) since the time of its implementation and what remains to be done to achieve the Plan's goals. In addition, there will be a question and answer period (media calling in will also be able to participate).

The press briefing will be followed by an EAP implementation meeting from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., where members of the three agencies will discuss the issues of ensuring reliable, affordable electricity generation, and ensuring a reliable supply of reasonably priced natural gas. In addition, there will be a public comment period. The listen-only call-in number for the meeting is: (203) 566-6414. The meeting is also web broadcasted from www.energy.ca.gov with handout materials also available on line to view or download.

The EAP establishes shared goals and specific actions to ensure that adequate, reliable, and reasonably-priced electrical power and natural gas supplies are achieved and provided through policies, strategies, and actions that are cost-effective and environmentally sound for California's consumers and taxpayers.

For more information on the Energy Action Plan, the agenda for the meeting, and worksheets on the implementation process, please visit the PUC's website at: www.cpuc.ca.gov.

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