For Immediate Release: September 14, 2009
Media Contact: Percy Della - 916-654-4989

MEDIA ADVISORY

Attention Editors:
 
Public workshop September 16 on the proposed
SES Solar One Project in San Bernardino County

Who: The staff of the California Energy Commission and the US Bureau of Land Management will hold a public workshop to discuss the proposed 850-megawatt SES Solar One Project in San Bernardino County. The public and interested parties are invited to attend.

When: Wednesday, September 16, 2009 starting at 11am

Where: Hampton Inn and Suites, 2710 Lenwood Road, Barstow, California

The workshop will discuss the applicant's responses to data requests from the BLM and the Energy Commission and also identify issues related to several technical areas.

More information on the workshop is at:
www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/solarone/notices/2009-09-16_data_response+issues_resolution.html.

What: The Energy Commission and the BLM have entered into an agreement for a joint review of thermal projects above 50 megawatts on federal land. The SES Solar One Project requires both federal and state approval

Why: The project owned by the Stirling Energy Systems is proposed for an 8,230-acre site on federally managed land in San Bernardino County. The project site is 37 miles east of Barstow, and115 miles east of Los Angeles.

The project would include about 30,000, 25-kilowatt solar dish Stirling systems (referred to as SunCatchers), their associated equipment and systems, and their support infrastructure. Each SunCatcher consists of a solar receiver heat exchanger and a closed-cycle, high-efficiency Solar Stirling Engine specifically designed to convert solar power to rotary power then driving an electrical generator to produce grid-quality electricity.

For additional details on the SES Solar One project, go to: www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/solarone/.

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