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For Immediate Release: February 23, 2006
Media Contact: Susanne Garfield - 916-654-4989

M E D I A     A D V I S O R Y

Energy Commission Schedules Informational Hearing
and Site Visit for Sun Valley Energy Project


Sacramento - On Monday, February 27, members of the public and other interested parties will have an opportunity to learn more about the 500-megawatt peaking facility power plant proposed by Valle del Sol Energy, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Edison Mission Energy.

As proposed, the natural gas-fired, simple-cycle power plant will be located on an approximately 20-acre site on Matthews Road near Romoland. The project site is within Riverside County and is zoned Manufacturing-Service Commercial. Currently, the surrounding land uses include agriculture, railroad, industrial, and rural residential.

The informational hearing is the first step in the formal licensing process and allows members of the community and governmental agencies to have an opportunity to receive information and offer comments on the proposal. The applicant will explain plans for developing the proposed site and related facilities. Energy Commission staff will explain the administrative licensing process and its role in reviewing the application. Applicant and staff will also discuss the schedule and possible issues that may be significant during the proceeding.

When:

Monday, February 27, 2006
Site Visit begins at 3:00 p.m.
Public Informational Hearing begins at 4:30 p.m.

Where:

The Eastern Municipal Water District
2270 Trumble Road
Perris, California
Map to Eastern Municipal Water District
http://www.emwd.org/emwd_map.html

The informational hearing begins after the power plant site visit. Transportation by bus from the information presentation parking lot to the power plant site will be provided by the applicant. The bus departure time will be at 3:30 p.m. For bus reservations or to receive information about participating in this case, contact the Energy Commission Public Adviser's office by calling toll-free at 800-822-6228 or by e-mail at: pao@energy.state.ca.us

More information can be found about the Sun Valley Energy Proposed Project on the Energy Commission's Web site at:

http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/sunvalley/index.html

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