For Immediate Release: May 17, 2010
Media Contact: Percy Della - 916-654-4989

MEDIA ADVISORY

Prehearing on CPV Sentinel Project to be held May 19

Sacramento - The California Energy Commission Committee reviewing the proposed 850-megawatt CPV Sentinel Energy Project will hold a prehearing conference on the limited issue of Air Quality. The public is invited to participate.

When: Beginning at 1:30 pm, Wednesday May 19, 2010

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

Arrangements have been made for people unable to attend or cutting down on travel to participate by telephone.

Why: The prehearing conference publicly noticed on April 7, 2010 revised and publicly noticed again on April 29, 2010 to reflect a change in the evidentiary hearing date, will assess the readiness of parties for the evidentiary hearing. At the pre-hearing, all parties (staff, applicant and intervenors) will present their respective positions regarding air quality and identify issues already resolved and those still requiring adjudication. The parties will also identify proposed witnesses and time required for direct testimony and/or cross-examination.

Who: The evidentiary hearing will begin Tuesday June 1 at the Energy Commission. After the hearing, the Committee reviewing the CPV Sentinel Energy Project will consider the recommendations presented by staff, applicant, intervenors, government agencies, and the public prior to proposing its decision to the full five-member Energy Commission for deliberation and final consideration.

What: The CPV Sentinel Energy Project, a $440 million simple-cycle plant is being proposed for Commission approval by the private, Silver Spring, Maryland-based Competitive Power Ventures, Inc. The natural gas-fired project would be built on 37 acres in unincorporated Riverside County near Palm Springs and Desert Hot Springs. The planned project is adjacent to several wind farms and a Southern California Edison substation off State Route 62.

More information on the A2PP project is available at: www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/sentinel/

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