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Community Calendar Announcement

January 14, 2005

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 California Energy Commission Staff will conduct a two-day, Preliminary Staff Assessment workshop on the proposed Blythe Energy Project Phase Two on:

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2005
9 a.m. - 5 p.m., 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 2005
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Blythe City Hall
Multipurpose Room
235 North Broadway
Blythe, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)

This workshop will provide the Energy Commission staff the opportunity to receive comments from the applicant, the public, and interested agencies on the Preliminary Staff Assessment published on November 14, 2003. The comments will be considered in drafting the Final Staff Assessment.

The Blythe Energy Project Phase II is a proposed addition to the operating Blythe Energy Project. If approved, the 520-megawatt, combined-cycle Phase II project will be built within the property boundaries of the existing project, near Interstate 10 and the Blythe Airport, 5 miles west of the city of Blythe in Riverside County.

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 Margret J. Kim, the Commissions Public Adviser, at (916) 654-4489, toll free in California at (800) 822-6228, or by email at:

pao@energy.state.ca.us.

The Commissions website contains current information on the proposed project at:

www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/blythe2/

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

Sincerely,


Chris Davis
Information Officer

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