For Immediate Release: April 20, 2009
Media Contact: Percy Della - 916-654-4989

MEDIA ADVISORY

Data response workshop April 22 for the CPV Vaca Station power project

Attention City and Assignment Editors:

The California Energy Commission will hold a data response and issue resolution workshop for the proposed 660-megawatt CPV Vaca Station (CPVV) project in Solano County. The public is invited to participate.

When: Beginning at 10am Wednesday, April 22, 2009

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

Who: Energy Commission staff is currently analyzing the application for certification (AFC) of CPV Vacaville LLC, a subsidiary of Maryland-based Competitive Power Ventures, Inc. for the CPVV. At the workshop, staff and the applicant will discuss data responses and work toward resolving issues in the areas of air quality, biological resources, cultural resources, traffic and transportation, transmission system design, visual resources and waste management. Other areas and issues may be discussed if necessary.

Following the workshop, staff will consider the responses and comments it receives in preparing a preliminary staff assessment. This document will contain an initial analysis of issues and recommendations for mitigation and conditions of certification for the proposed plant.

What: The facility is proposed 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 at:
http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/vacastation/index.html

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