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Community Calendar Announcement

June 23, 2005

Dear Editor/Publisher:

If your publication, radio or television station offers a calendar of community events, please include news of the following conference:

The Committee reviewing the Los Esteros Critical Energy Facility Phase II Application for Certification for the California Energy Commission will hold a pre-hearing conference on:

Beginning at 9:00 a.m.
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street
Hearing Room A
Sacramento, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)
The hearing may be continued to July 20, 2005, if necessary.

Interested parties who are not able to attend the workshop may participate by calling, toll-free, 1-888-425-9978. The pass code isLos Esteros. The conference leader is Gary Fay.

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 Los Esteros Critical Energy Facility is a 180-megawatt, natural gas-fired, simple-cycle power plant in North San Jose. As part of this Phase II Application for Certification, the existing plant was recertified on March 16, 2005. The Evidentiary Hearing will focus on the part of the application that requests a license to convert the existing facility to a combined-cycle operation capable of producing 320 megawatts.

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:


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


Chris Davis
Information Officer

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