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For Immediate Release: April 1, 2008
Media Contact: Percy Della - 916-654-4989

M E D I A     A D V I S O R Y

Evidentiary hearing scheduled Thursday, April 3 for
proposed Victorville 2 Hybrid Power Plant


Attention Editors:

The California Energy Commission Committee reviewing the Victorville 2 Hybrid Power Project will hold an evidentiary hearing on the proposed facility.

The hearing will be held on April 3, 2008 beginning at 10:00am at the Administrative Building of the Southern California Logistics Airport, 18374 Phantom Street in Victorville.

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 the hearing. It is not necessary for anyone to be an intervenor (formal party to the proceeding) to take part in the public process. However, only formal parties may present and cross-examine witnesses at the evidentiary hearing.

The 563-megawatt integrated solar thermal/combined-cycle power plant will occupy 275 acres in northeastern Victorville. The facility's two natural gas-fired combustion turbines, heat recovery systems and steam turbine would be capable of delivering electricity 24 hours a day.

The solar component, made up of parabolic solar-thermal collectors and associated heat transfer equipment will contribute up to 50 megawatts of the plant's output during daylight hours.

More information on the proposed plant is available at:

http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/victorville2/index.html

Since deregulation occurred in 1998, the Energy Commission has licensed or given small power plant exemptions to 65 power plants, totaling 24,566 MW. Thirty-eight licensed power plants are in operation, producing 13,087 MW. Since Gov. Schwarzenegger took office, 20 of these power plants, totaling 7,530 MW have been approved. In addition, 19 power plant projects are active in the Energy Commission's review process, representing 7,651 MW.

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