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For Immediate Release: April 5, 2007
Media Contact: Garfield-Jones - 916-654-4989

Russell City Energy Center Amendment to Be Discussed at
California Energy Commission Public Workshop

Sacramento - The California Energy Commission (Energy Commission) will hear public comment Monday, April 9, regarding a proposed amendment to relocate the Russell City Energy Center in Hayward.

The amendment would move the plant 1,300 feet from its current 14.7-acre site on the southwest corner of Enterprise Avenue and Whitesell Street to a larger site between Depot Road and Enterprise Avenue. The Energy Commission certified the project in 2002, but without a power purchase agreement, construction was never initiated.

The "Data Response, Issue Resolution and Staff Assessment" workshop will allow for discussion of the proposal to relocate the 600-megawatt (MW) Alameda County power plant owned by Calpine Corporation and GE Energy Financial Services. The workshop presents an opportunity to hear public comments on part one of an Energy Commission Staff Assessment released on April 3.

Monday, April 9, 2007
5 to 8 p.m.
Hayward City Hall Building, Room 2A
777 B Street
Hayward, CA 94541 (Wheelchair accessible)

Energy Commission recommendations and conclusions will be presented in part two of the assessment in late May or early June, once the amendment request has been fully analyzed.

For information on how to participate in this proceeding, please contact the Public Adviser's Office at (916) 654-4489 or toll-free at (800) 822-6228, by FAX at (916) 654-4493, or by e-mail at pao@energy.state.ca.us. If you have a disability and require assistance to participate, please contact Lou Quiroz at (916) 654-5146 at least five days in advance. More information on the project is available on the Energy Commission's website at www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/russellcity/compliance/.

Since deregulation occurred in 1998, the Energy Commission has licensed or given small power plant exemptions to 60 power plants, totaling 23,549 MW. Thirty-six licensed power plants are in operation, producing 12,910 MW. Since Governor Schwarzenegger took office, 18 of these power plants, totaling 6,913 MW, have been approved. In addition, 13 power plant projects are active in the Energy Commission's review process, representing 5,685 MW. More information on Energy Commission power plant projects is available at: www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/all_projects.html.

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