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Community Calendar Announcement

August 29, 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 Committee overseeing the Application for Certification for the proposed Tesla Power Plant Project will hold evidentiary hearings as follows:

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2003
1 p.m. - 8 p.m.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2003
9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
VFW Post #1537 Meeting Hall
430 West Grant Line Road
Tracy, California


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2003
9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tracy Unified School District Education Center Board Room
1875 West Lowell Avenue
Tracy, California


- and if necessary -
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2003
Beginning at 10 a.m.
California Energy Commission Hearing Room A
1516 9th Street
Sacramento, California
(All locations Wheelchair Accessible)
-or-
Teleconference (for those who can't get to Sacramento on September 18):
1-888-809-8967
Passcode: Tesla, Conference Leader: Susan Gefter

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.

The Tesla Power Plant Project is proposed by Midway Energy, LLC, a direct subsidiary of Florida Power and Light.The 1,120-megawatt facility would be located on a 60-acre portion of a 160-acre parcel in Alameda County, just west of the San Joaquin County line.

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:

www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/tesla

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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