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For Immediate Release: February 23, 2006
Media Contact: contact here - 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 Walnut Creek Energy Park


Sacramento - On Tuesday, February 28, members of the public and other interested parties will have an opportunity to learn more about the 500-megawatt simple-cycle peaking facility power plant proposed by the Walnut Creek Energy Park, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Edison Mission Energy.

As proposed, the five natural gas-fired turbine-generators will be located at 911 Bixby Drive in the City of Industry, Los Angeles County. The site is an 11.48-acre parcel currently owned by the Industry Urban Development Agency, which has designated the parcel for redevelopment. Walnut Creek Energy will take possession of the site through a lease option agreement from the Development Agency after an existing warehouse has been demolished.

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 regulatory review process and its independent role in analyzing the application. Applicant and staff will also discuss the possible issues that may be significant during the remainder of the proceeding.

When:

Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Site Visit begins at 1:00 p.m.
Public Informational Hearing begins at 2:30 p.m.

Where:

Site Visit:
City of Industry, City Hall
15651 East Stafford Street
City of Industry, CA 91744

Informational Hearing:
City of Industry, City Hall Council Chambers
15651 East Stafford Street
City of Industry, CA 91744

The informational hearing begins after the power plant site visit. Transportation by bus to the power plant site will be provided by the applicant. Reservations are required by Friday, February 24, 2006, for the site visit. Persons attending the site visit should gather at the City Hall parking lot at 1:00 pm. 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 proposed Walnut Creek Energy Park Project on the Energy Commission's Web site at:

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

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