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Community Calendar Announcement

July 28, 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 workshop.

The staff of the California Energy Commission will hold a workshop on the Draft Initial Study of the Application for Small Power Plant Exemption for the Modesto Irrigation District Electric Generation Station on:

9:30 a.m.to no later than 3 p.m.

Modesto Irrigation District Headquarters
Multi-Purpose Room
1231 Eleventh Street
Modesto, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)

The Energy Commission staff will present its analysis, receive comments, and answer questions from the applicant, other agencies, interested parties and the public. The information collected at the workshop will contribute to the staff's Final Initial Study to be completed in August

The Modesto Irrigation District is seeking approval to build and operate the natural gas-fired Modesto Irrigation District Electric Generation Station on a six-acre portion of a 12.25-acre site at South Stockton Avenue and Doak Boulevard in Ripon, in San Joaquin County. Two combustion turbines in simple-cycle operation would generate 95 megawatts.

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, toll free in California at (800) 822-6228, or by e-mail 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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