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For Immediate Release: October 17, 2007
Media Contact: contact Percy Della - 916-654-4989

M E D I A     A D V I S O R Y

Community Calendar Announcement -- Orange Grove Power Plant Project

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:

California Energy Commission staff has scheduled a data response and issues resolution workshop to discuss the Orange Grove Power Plant Project on:


Starting at 2 p.m.
Fallbrook Community Center, Eucalyptus Room
341 Heald Lane, Fallbrook, CA 92028
(Wheelchair Accessible)

The workshop will focus on data responses received from the plant applicant and work toward resolving project issues. The public will have an opportunity to ask questions and make comments during the workshop. Before discussing technical areas, staff will explain the Energy Commission's small power plant exemption process which allows projects between 50 and 100 MW to proceed with local approval rather than requiring an Energy Commission license, thus exempting such projects from the Energy Commission's year-long licensing process But the Commission must first find that the proposed plant will not create a substantial adverse impact on the environment, the transmission system, or public health.

The proposed 96-MW, simple-cycle Orange Grove Power Plant Project comprises two combustion turbine generators and associated equipment. It is designed as a peaking facility to meet electric generation load during high demand periods. The project would be situated on 8.5 acres within a 202-acre parcel owned by San Diego Gas & Electric Co. about 16 miles east of Fallbrook in northern San Diego County.

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, the Commissions Public Adviser, at (916) 654-4489, toll free in California at (800) 822-6228, by FAX at (916) 654-4493, or by email at: pao@energy.state.ca.us

The Commission's website contains current information on the proposed project at: http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/orangegrove/index.html

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


Percy D. Della,
Information Officer

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