For Immediate Release: September 30, 2008
Media Contact: Percy Della - 916-654-4989

MEDIA ADVISORY

Attention Editors:
Evidentiary hearing for the Chula Vista Energy Upgrade Project
scheduled for Thursday, October 2

What: The Energy Commission Committee reviewing the 100-megawatt Chula Vista Energy Upgrade Project will hold an evidentiary hearing. Members of the public are invited attend.

When: Thursday October 2, 2008, beginning at 10am

Where: Council Chambers, Chula Vista City Hall, 276 4th Avenue, Chula Vista, California

Who: Members of the public are welcome to attend. It is not necessary for anyone to be a formal intervenor to take part in the public process. However, only formal parties may present and cross-examine witnesses at the evidentiary hearing.

The public comment period will begin after the hearing so that all interested members of the public will have an opportunity to address the committee.

Why: The evidentiary hearing 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.

The Chula Vista project is a simple-cycle, natural gas-fired peaker plant in the city of Chula Vista in San Diego County. The proposed facility, to be ramped up only in times of high electricity demand, would replace the Chula Vista Power Plant currently located on a 3.8 acre parcel on the Main Street industrial corridor and within the city's light industrial district.

If approved by the Energy Commission, project construction is expected to begin in fall 2008 and cost about $80 million. The Chula Vista Energy Upgrade Project is planned to begin generating electricity by fall 2009.

More information on the project is available at:

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

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