For Immediate Release: November 18, 2008
Media Contact: Percy Della - 916-654-4989


Staff assessment workshop on Orange Grove Project to be held
November 20th

What: Staff of the California Energy Commission will conduct a workshop on the Staff Assessment (SA) for the proposed Orange Grove Energy AFC Power Plant Project. Members of the public are invited to attend.

When: Beginning at 9am Thursday, November 20, 2008

Where: : Fallbrook Public Utilities District
990 East Mission Road, Fallbrook

Why: The workshop will provide an opportunity for agencies, the public and other interested parties to present questions and comments on the staff analysis. At the workshop comments will be received on the SA from the applicant, public, intervenors in the proceeding, and local, state and federal agencies. Environmental and engineering related topics and any outstanding issues will be discussed. Discussions will include all topics contained in the SA with a focus on: Biology, Cultural Resources, and Soil and Water.

The Orange Grove Energy AFC Power Plant Project is proposed by J-Power USA Development Corporation, in response to a Request for Offers (RFO) by San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) for new generating resources to support local reliability.

The 96-megawatt facility will be ramped up only in times of high electricity demand. It will consist of simple cycle electric generating plant and related facilities on unincorporated land owned by SDG&E north of State Route 76 and east of Interstate 15 in rural San Diego County. The proposed plant will be located five miles east of Fallbrook and two miles west of the community of Pala.

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