For Immediate Release: May 19, 2009
Media Contact: Percy Della - 916-654-4989

MEDIA ADVISORY

Attention Editors:

Joint workshop to be held Thursday, May 21 on the
proposed Canyon Power Plant in Orange County

What: The staff of the California Energy Commission and the South Coast Air Quality Management District will hold a joint public workshop on the Preliminary Staff Assessment (PSA) and the district's Preliminary Determination of Compliance (PDOC) for the 200-megawatt Canyon Power Plant in Orange County. Members of the public are invited to attend.

When: Thursday, May 21, 2009, starting at 1pm

Where: City Council Chambers - City Hall, 200 S. Anaheim Boulevard, Anaheim, California

Who: The workshop will allow the applicant, staff, interveners, interested agencies and the public to discuss the PSA and the PDOC on the proposed plant. The air district afterwards will come out with a Final Determination of Compliance (FDOC) that determines whether the proposed facility meets or does not meet air quality requirements. From the workshop dialogue and written comments received, Energy Commission staff will revise the document where appropriate and publish a Final Staff Assessment (FSA)

Why: Project owner Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA) proposes to develop the peaker facility on a 10-acre parcel in the 3071 East Mira Loma Avenue in Anaheim, California. A peaking facility will be ramped up only in times of high electricity demand.

The Canyon Power Project will employ four natural gas-fired combustion engines to provide maximum available electrical output during the summer for SCPPA members. The joint powers authority consists of 10 municipal utilities and irrigation district that deliver electricity to two million customers in the Southern California area.

Throughout the project's licensing review, the Energy Commission will conduct public workshops and hearings in Orange County on the proposed plant to determine whether it should be certified for a license and under what set of conditions.

More information on the Canyon Power Plant is available at: www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/canyon/

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