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For Immediate Release: January 14, 2008
Media Contact: Percy Della - 916-654-4989

M E D I A     A D V I S O R Y

Data Response & lssue Resolution Workshop for the
Chula Vista Energy Project on Thursday, January 17


Attention Editors:

California Energy Commission staff will conduct a data request and issues resolution workshop for the proposed 100-megawatt Chula Vista Energy Project.

When: 6pm, THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2008

Where: Otay Recreation Center, 3554 Main Street (at Albany Avenue), Chula Vista (new location)

Why: The workshop will discuss the applicant's responses to staff’s data requests and to work toward resolving issues related to the proposed peaker facility. All interested agencies and members of the public are invited to participate.

Who: Energy Commission staff currently analyzing MMC Energy Inc's Application for Certification (AFC) for the project will focus on issues related to the technical areas of air quality, land use and hazardous materials. Following the workshop, staff will consider the comments it receives and if necessary, submit a second round of data requests. Staff will then publish a preliminary Staff Assessment containing a preliminary analysis of issues and recommendations for mitigation and conditions of certification for the project.

What: The Energy Commission began review of the proposed project on September 26, 2007. The proposed facility would replace the Chula Vista Power Plant currently located on a 3.8 acre parcel in the City of Chula Vista’s Main Street industrial corridor and with the city’s light industrial district. If approved, the plant would begin construction in the fall of 2008. Operation is expected to begin in the fall of 2009. More information on the Chula Vista Energy Project is available on the Energy Commission website at:

http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/chulavista/index.html

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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