For Immediate Release: January 26, 2010
Media Contact: Michele Demetras - 916-654-4989

MEDIA ADVISORY

Attention Editors:
Evidentiary Air Quality Hearing to be held
January 28 on Lodi Energy Center project

What: The California Energy Commission committee reviewing the proposed 255-megawatt Lodi Energy Center will hold an evidentiary hearing. Members of the public are welcome to attend and offer comments.

When: Thursday, January 28, 2010 beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Where:Hearing Room A, California Energy Commission,
1516 Ninth Street, Sacramento, California

Who: 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.

Why: The committee heard and received evidence for the Lodi Energy Center project on all topic areas including air quality on January 5, 2010. Thursday's evidentiary hearing is a public forum limited to the topic of air quality. Staff has received the Final Determination of Compliance from the San Joaquin Air Pollution Control District and is making revisions to the previously issued staff assessment regarding air quality.

The natural gas powered project is being proposed on a 4.4 acre site adjacent to the City of Lodi's White Slough Water Pollution Control Facility. If licensed by the Energy Commission, construction of the power facility from site preparation to commercial operation is expected to take approximately 24 months.

For more information about the conference and hearing, as well as how to participate from a remote location, go to:
www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/lodi/notices/2010-01-28_evidentiary_hearing.html

For more information on the proposed Lodi Energy Center project, go to:
www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/lodi/

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