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For Immediate Release: December 7, 2007
Media Contact: Percy Della - 916-654-4989

M E D I A     A D V I S O R Y

Committee conference and reopening of evidentiary record for proposed
power plant in western Fresno County to be held December 12


Attention Editors:

What:

The Energy Commission committee reviewing the Panoche Energy Center Project will conduct a public conference regarding the presiding member's proposed decision (PMPD) on the planned facility in western Fresno County.

When:

Wednesday, December 12, 2007, Beginning at 3:30 p.m.

Where:

Hearing Room B, First Floor, California Energy Commission, 1516 Ninth Street, Sacramento, California (Wheelchair Accessible)

Why:
During the public conference, the Committee will reopen the evidentiary record to consider admitting into evidence several documents obtained following the October 10 evidentiary hearing and to take additional relevant testimony.


The 400-megawatt Panoche Energy Center will be located on a 12.8-acre site within a 128-acre parcel southwest of Mendota. It will include four natural gas-fired combustion turbine generators. If approved by the Energy Commission, construction of the single-cycle facility is expected to begin in January 2008. 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.

For more information on the conference, click on:

http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/panoche/notices/2007-12-12_notice_PMPD.html

The Commission's website contains current information on the PMPD for the Panoche Energy Center project at:

www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/panoche/documents/

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

Sincerely,
Percy D. Della, Information Officer

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