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California Energy Commission staff will conduct a workshop for the CPV Sentinel Energy Project.
When: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, April 17, 2008.
Where: Carl May Center, 11711 West Drive, Desert Hot Springs, California.
Who: At the data response and issue resolution workshop, Energy Commission staff will discuss the supplement to the proposed plant's application for certification concerning a revised water plan, as well as the applicant's responses to data requests and work toward resolving issues.
Why: After the workshop, staff will consider the comments it receives and start preparing a Preliminary Staff Assessment (PSA) containing an initial analysis of the project's environmental impacts, including recommendations for mitigation and conditions of certification.
All interested agencies and members of the public are invited to participate.
What: If built, the 850-megawatt, natural gas-fired CPV Sentinel Energy Project would remain idle but could ramp up quickly when needed during times of high electricity demand. The plant is proposed on 37 acres in unincorporated Riverside County near Palm Springs and Desert Hot Springs. The proposed project is adjacent to a Southern California Edison substation off State Route 62.
If approved by the Commission, the project would be constructed over an 18-month period. The project plans to fire up the first five of eight turbines by March of 2010.The final three are expected to operate two months later that year.
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