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Community Calendar Announcement

September 26, 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 Preliminary Staff Assessment workshop on the proposed Pastoria Energy Facility Expansion project on:

TUESDAY, October 4, 2005
Starting at 10 a.m.

California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, Hearing Room A
Sacramento, CA 95814
(Wheelchair accessible)

This workshop will provide the Energy Commission staff the opportunity to receive comments on its Preliminary Staff Assessment from the applicant, members of the public, local, state, and federal agencies. The comments will be considered in drafting the Final Staff Assessment.

The 160-megawatt Pastoria Energy Facility Expansion Project, as proposed, is about 30 miles south of Bakersfield, on the Tejon Ranch, at the base of the Tehachapi Mountains. It is 6.5 miles east of Interstate 5 at Grapevine. The project would be built on the grounds of the 750-megawatt Pastoria Energy Facility, which began commercial operation in two phases earlier this year. The power plant will be owned and operated by Calpine Corporation to provide electrical energy to the Southern California market.

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 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 Commission's 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.


Mary Ann Costamagna
Information Officer

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