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Community Calendar Announcement

April 2, 2004

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 and conference.

The Committee overseeing the Application for Certification for the proposed Tesla Power Plant Project will hold an evidentiary hearing, along with a public conference to discuss the Presiding Member's Proposed Decision for the project, on:


THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 2004
Evidentiary Hearing Begins at 11 a.m.
Proposed Decision Conference Begins at 6 p.m.
Tracy Community Center
300 East 10th Street Tracy, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)

The purpose of the evidentiary hearing is to reopen the record to receive specific evidence requested by the Committee in the areas of air quality, public health, water resources, socioeconomics, fire protection and biological resources. 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.

During the evening conference, members of the public and other interested agencies are invited to provide comments on the proposed decision for the Tesla Power Plant Project.

Those who wish further information about how to participate should contact Margret J. Kim, 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 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.

The Commission's website contains current information on the proposed project at:

http://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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