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For Immediate Release: June 23, 2008
Media Contact: Percy Della - 916-654-4989

M E D I A     A D V I S O R Y

Attention Editors:
Workshop and site visit for El Segundo power plant scheduled on June 25th


California Energy Commission staff will conduct a site visit and staff analysis workshop for the El Segundo Power Redevelopment Project (ESRP). These activities are part of the 30-day public review process for the Energy Commission staff analysis discussing the applicantŐs major changes to the facility originally certified on February 2, 2005. All interested parties and members of the public are encouraged to participate.

When: Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Where: A bus for those wishing to participate leaves for the site visit l at 2:45 pm. from the City of El Segundo Offices, 350 Main Street, El Segundo, where the workshop will be held after the site visit from 5:30pm to 8p.m.

What: The ESPRP was originally approved by the Energy Commission as a 630 megawatt combined cycle project in the city of El Segundo, Los Angeles County. On June 15, 2007, El Segundo Power II, LLC, the plant owner filed an amendment petition proposing several changes. These include a redesign of the facility to use fast-start turbines; elimination of once through cooling in favor of dry cooling, reducing the megawatt output from 630 MW to 560 MW; and elimination of a wastewater stream by use of zero-liquid-discharge technology. Additional changes proposed to the project include an adjustment in the delivery method of oversize equipment to include ocean delivery over the beach; a new land route and replacement of a previously approved laydown area (now developed) with a new area; and modification of the plant entrance road and gate to allow the delivery of oversized equipment.

Why: The site visit would provide an opportunity to view the plant location and would clarify proposed changes related to the adjacent bicycle path and beach area. The workshop would explain the CommissionŐs staff analysis published on June 12, 2008 and states that with the proposed changes, the plant would remain in compliance with applicable laws, ordinances, regulations and standards, and that the proposed modifications with revised mitigation measures would not result in any significant impact to the environment.

More details on the workshop and site visit is at:
http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/elsegundo_amendment/notices/index.html

Further information on the El Segundo Power Redevelopment Project is at:
http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/elsegundo_amendment/index.html

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