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For Immediate Release: December 10, 2007
Media Contact: Percy Della - 916-654-4989

M E D I A     A D V I S O R Y

Evidentiary hearings for Eastshore Energy Center project
scheduled for December 17 and 18


Attention Editors:

The California Energy Commission Committee reviewing the Eastshore Energy Center in Hayward has scheduled evidentiary hearings on the project.

The evidentiary hearings will be held on Monday, December 17 from 10am to 1pm and from 2:30pm to 5pm, with a public comment period to follow from 6pm to 8pm; and on Tuesday, December 18, from10am to 1pm. and from 2:30pm to 5pm (The hearing may be extended to 7pm if needed). Both hearings will take place at the Hayward City Hall Chambers, 777 B. Street, Hayward.

At a pre-hearing conference on November 26, the applicant, Energy Commission staff and intervenors or “parties” for and against the proposed plant agreed they were ready for the evidentiary hearings.

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 hearings. 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 Hayward City Council and the Alameda County Airport Land Use Commission voted to officially oppose the project at the Clawiter site. Both the City of Hayward and Alameda County have intervened in the proceeding as formal parties and will present witnesses at the hearings

More information on the Eastshore Energy Center and the forthcoming evidentiary hearings is available on the Energy Commission website at:

www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/eastshore/

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