For Immediate Release: March 10, 2009
Media Contact: Percy Della - 916-654-4989


Attention City and Assignment Editors:

Site visit and informational hearing March 12 for
power plant proposed in Vacaville

The California Energy Commission has scheduled a site visit and informational hearing for the proposed 660-megawatt CPV Vaca Station project in Solano County. Members of the public are invited to participate.

When: Thursday, March 12, 2009

Where: Assembly room, Administration and Control building, Easterly Wastewater Treatment Plant, 6040 Vaca Station Road, Elmira, California

Participants will walk a short distance to the site of the proposed plant at 4pm and return to the treatment plant for the public informational hearing scheduled at 5 p.m.

Who:Commissioner Jeffrey Byron, presiding member of the committee that will ensure that the project meets the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act will lead the site visit and informational hearing. These steps are the first in a formal process that allows the public, governmental agencies and other interested parties to participate in the review of the planned power plant.

What: On November 18, 2008, the applicant CPV Vacaville LLC, a subsidiary of Maryland-based Competitive Power Ventures, Inc. filed an application for certification to construct and operate the CPVV on a 24-acre site within the city of Vacaville. Surrounding land use includes the city's wastewater treatment plant to the northwest and agricultural uses to the east, west, and south.

Why: If approved, construction of the project will start in the spring of 2011. The facility is planned to become fully operational in the spring of 2013.

More information on the proposed plant is available

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