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For Immediate Release: June 11, 2008
Media Contact: Percy Della - 916-654-4989

M E D I A     A D V I S O R Y

Attention Editors

California Energy Commission staff will conduct a workshop for the proposed 200-megawat Canyon Power Plant in the city of Anaheim. All interested agencies and members of the public are invited to participate.

When: Beginning at 1 p.m., Friday, June 13, 2008

Where: 9th Floor, City Hall West, 201 S. Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim

Who: At the data response and issue resolution workshop, Energy Commission staff will discuss the plant applicant's responses to staff's data requests and work toward resolving outstanding issues. Areas to be covered include as air quality, biological resources, cultural resources, hazardous materials, socioeconomics, traffic and transportation, soil and water resources, and waste management.

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.

What: The Commission began the review of the proposed plant's application on March 12, 2008. Project applicant Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA) proposes to develop the peaker plant to be ramped up only in times of high demand on a 10-acre parcel in the 3000 block of East Mira Loma Avenue, Anaheim.

The Canyon Power Project will employ four natural gas-fired combustion engines to provide maximum available electrical output during the summer for SCPPA members. The joint powers authority consists of 10 municipal utilities and an irrigation district that deliver electricity to two million customers in the Southern California area.

If licensed by the Commission, the $174 million dollar power facility will begin construction in March 2009. The project is expected to go on line in July 2010.

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