For Immediate Release: May 28, 2010
Media Contact: Michele Demetras - 916-654-4989

MEDIA ADVISORY

Prehearing on June 1 on CPV Sentinel Project

Sacramento - The California Energy Commission Committee reviewing the proposed 850-megawatt CPV Sentinel Energy Project will hold an evidentiary hearing on the limited issue of air quality. The public is invited to attend.

When: Beginning at 10:00 am, Tuesday, June 1, 2010.

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

Arrangements have been made for people unable to attend the conference in person or cutting down on travel to participate by WebEx.

Why: The publicly noticed prehearing conference will assess the readiness of parties for the evidentiary hearing. At the pre-hearing, all parties (staff, applicant, and interveners) 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: After the hearing, the Committee reviewing the CPV Sentinel Energy Project will consider the recommendations presented by staff, applicant, interveners, 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 CPV Sentinel Project is available at: www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/sentinel/

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