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For Immediate Release: November 16, 2007
Media Contact: contact Percy Della - 916-654-4989

M E D I A     A D V I S O R Y

Pre-hearing conference and an evidentiary hearing
for Eastshore Energy Center Project


Attention Editors:

The California Energy Commission Committee reviewing the Eastshore Energy Center in Hayward has scheduled a pre-hearing conference and an evidentiary hearing on the project.

The pre-hearing conference will be conducted on Monday, November 26 from 2 to 5 p.m. with a public comment period to follow from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hayward City Hall Chambers, 777 B. Street, Hayward.

The conference is a public forum that will provide the Committee of Commissioners Jeffrey Byron and John Geesman, presiding member and alternate member, respectively an opportunity to assess the readiness of all parties for evidentiary hearings, identify areas of agreement and dispute and discuss procedures.

Evidentiary hearings will be held at the same location on Monday, December 17, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., with a public comment period scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m.; If necessary the evidentiary hearing will be continued the following day, Tuesday, December 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The evidentiary hearings will establish the factual record upon which the Commission will decide this case based on written or documentary evidence from the official parties to the proceeding.

Members of the public are welcome to attend both events. It is not necessary for anyone to be a formal intervenor to take part in the public process. However, only formal parties may present and cross-examine witnesses at the evidentiary hearing.

Texas-based Tierra Energy is proposing to build the 115.5-megawatt Eastshore Energy Center, which would operate during periods of peak demand. The power plant would be located on Clawiter Road in Hayward, Alameda County and interconnect at PG&E's Eastshore substation. The Eastshore Energy Center Final Staff Assessment is available on the Energy Commission's website at:
www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/eastshore/

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