For Immediate Release: April 19, 2010
Media Contact: Michele Demetras - 916-654-4989

MEDIA ADVISORY

Public workshop April 23 on the proposed Oakley Generating Station

Who: The staff of the California Energy Commission will hold a public data response and issue resolution workshop on the proposed 624-megawatt Oakley Generating Station. The public and interested parties are invited to attend.

When: Friday, April 23, 2010 starting at 10 am.

Where: California Energy Commission, 1516 Ninth Street, Fourth Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814

The public and all interested parties unable to join in person are encouraged to participate by telephone at 1-800-866-5683 (toll-free in the U.S. and Canada.) The passcode is: 9533625.

More information on the workshop is available in the workshop notice.

What: The Oakley Generating Station would be located in Oakley, Contra Costa County, California, on a 21.95-acre parcel and would be powered from natural gas in a combined-cycle facility rated at a nominal generating capacity of 624 megawatts.

Why: The workshop will provide an opportunity for all interested parties and the public to discuss the responses submitted by the applicant to staff's previous data requests. Based on the workshop outcome, Energy Commission staff will publish a Staff Assessment on the planned facility.

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

For additional details, go to the project's main website.

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