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For Immediate Release: June 1, 2004
Contact: Chris Davis  (916) 654-4989

Public To Learn About San Francisco Power Plant Proposal

Sacramento - Members of the public, interested parties and government agencies have an opportunity to learn more about the proposed San Francisco Electric Reliability Project. Two public events are scheduled for Tuesday, June 15, 2004.

The City of San Francisco is proposing to build and operate the San Francisco Electric Reliability Project on a portion of the site of the existing Potrero Power Plant. The site is the same one that was previously proposed for the Potrero Unit Seven project. The San Francisco Electric Reliability Project would consist of three natural gas-fired turbines, operating in simple-cycle configuration, to produce 145 megawatts.

The California Energy Commission has designated a Committee, with Commissioner James D. Boyd as Presiding Member and Commissioner John L. Geesman as Associate Member, to conduct the review proceedings for the project. The Committee will hold a Public Informational Hearing and Site Visit on Tuesday, June 15, 2004.

What: Site Visit
When: Departs at 2 p.m.

What: Informational Hearing
When: Begins at 3 p.m.

Where: Potrero Hill Neighborhood House

953 DeHaro Street
San Francisco, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)

Bus transportation to the site visit will be provided from the hearing location. Landowners, members of the public and governmental agencies that will be involved in the review are invited to participate in both events. Reservations for the site visit must be made by June 9, 2004 by contacting the Energy Commission's Public Adviser's Office at (916) 654-4989, (800) 822-6228, or by e-mail at:


The Energy Commission's Public Adviser, Margret J. Kim, will be present to explain the Commission's power plant review process and assist those interested in participating in this case. More information about the San Francisco Electric Reliability Project is available on the Energy Commission website at:


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