For Immediate Release: December 17, 2008
Media Contact: Percy Della - 916-654-4989

MEDIA ADVISORY

Evidentiary hearing on Orange Grove Energy AFC Power
Plant Project to be held December 19th

What: The California Energy Commission Committee reviewing the 96-megawatt Orange Grove Energy AFC Power Plant Project will hold an evidentiary hearing.

When: Friday, December 19, 2008 beginning at 10am

Where: Sun Room, Pala Mesa Resort, 2001 Old Highway 395, Fallbrook, California

Who: Members of the public are welcome to participate. It is not necessary for anyone to be an intervener (formal party to the proceedings) to take part in the public process. However, only formal parties may present and cross-examine witnesses at the evidentiary hearing.

The public may listen to and participate in the hearing via toll-free number 800-779-5321. Conference leader is Ken Celli and the participant pass code is 42681.

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 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 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.

Updates and details of the project is available at:

http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/orangegrovepeaker/

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