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Community Calendar Announcement

August 8, 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 conference.

The Committee overseeing the Application for Certification for the proposed Modesto Irrigation District Electric Generating Station will hold a pre-hearing conference as follows:

MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2003
Beginning at 10:00 a.m.
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street
Hearing Room A
Sacramento, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)

This conference will provide the Committee an opportunity to assess readiness for evidentiary hearings, identify areas of agreement and dispute, and the ability of the project to qualify for a Small Power Plant Exemption.

The Modesto Irrigation District proposes to construct and operate a 95-megawatt, simple-cycle, natural gas-fired facility planned for a 12-acre site in Ripon, California, in San Joaquin County. The project was admitted under the California Energy Commission's Small Power Plant Exemption process.

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:

http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/ripon/

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

Sincerely,


Chris Davis
Information Officer

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