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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 13, 2005
Contact: MaryAnn Costamgana - 916-654-4989

Energy Commission Approves Roseville Power Plant

Sacramento - The California Energy Commission today voted to license the Roseville Energy Park. The city of Roseville's electricity provider, Roseville Electric, intends to build the 160-megawatt, natural gas-fired facility to replace a large percentage of its outside power purchases.

The Roseville Energy Park is designed as a combined-cycle power plant that can produce 120 megawatts, with the ability to produce 160 megawatts during periods of summertime peak demand. The site for the facility is west of downtown Roseville, adjacent to the Pleasant Grove Wastewater Treatment Plant. Reclaimed water from the treatment plant will be used to cool the power plant, saving potable water for other purposes.

With today's Energy Commission approval of the project, Roseville Electric intends to begin construction as soon as practical on the $100 million to $130 million power plant. Construction is expected to take about 15 months. The facility is slated to begin commercial operation in late 2007.

More information on the Roseville Energy Park project is available on the Energy Commission website at:

www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/roseville

The Roseville Energy Park is the latest of 53 power plant projects licensed by the Energy Commission since restructuring of the electricity market in California.

Energy Commission Projects (1998-2005)
Projects Approved and On-line 25 8,458 MW   
Projects Approved and Under Construction* 13 5,202 MW   
Projects Approved and Available for Construction 11 8,173 MW   
Projects Whose Licenses Have Expired 4 393 MW   
Total Projects Approved Post-Restructuring 53 22,226 MW   
* includes Roseville at 160 MW

In addition, five projects, with a total of 965 megawatts, are currently under review.

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