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For Immediate Release: January 8, 2007
Media Contact: Percy Della - 916-654-4989

M E D I A     A D V I S O R Y

Continued evidentiary hearing for Eastshore Energy Center
scheduled on January 14


Attention Editors:

The California Energy Commission Committee reviewing the Eastshore Energy Center in Hayward has scheduled an additional day for the evidentiary hearing on the proposed project.

The hearing will be held on Monday, January 14, 2008 from 10am to 1pm and from 2pm to 5pm, with a public comment period to follow from 6pm to 8pm. If needed, the hearing will reconvene from 8pm to 9pm.

The hearing will take place at the Hayward City Hall Chambers, 777 B. Street, Hayward.

At the evidentiary hearings on December 17-18, the parties did not complete their presentation of evidence. The additional hearing will accommodate the parties and allow more time for public comment.

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. 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.

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

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

Since deregulation occurred in 1998, the Energy Commission has licensed or given small power plant exemptions to 63 power plants, totaling 23,946 MW. Thirty-nine licensed power plants are in operation, producing 13,087 MW. Since Gov. Schwarzenegger took office, 18 of these power plants, totaling 6,910 MW, have been approved. In addition, 18 power plant projects are active in the Energy Commission's review process, representing 7,271 MW. More information about Energy Commission power plant projects is available at:

http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/all_projects.html

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