For Immediate Release: June 29, 2010
Media Contact: Michele Demetras - 916-654-4989

MEDIA ADVISORY

Prehearing on Marsh Landing Project to be held July 1

Sacramento – The California Energy Commission Committee reviewing the proposed 760-megawatt Marsh Landing Generating Station (MLGS) project will hold a prehearing conference. The public is invited to participate.

When: Beginning at 2:00 pm, Thursday, July 1, 2010

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

Arrangements have been made for people unable to attend to participate by telephone. Complete information on telephone and/or computer options is available at: http://www.energy.ca.gov/calendar/events/index.php?com=detail&eID=1030&year=2010&month=06

Why: The prehearing conference publicly noticed on May 26, 2010 will assess the readiness of parties for the evidentiary hearing, identify areas of agreement or dispute, and discuss the remaining schedule and procedures necessary to conclude the certification process.. At the prehearing, all parties (staff, applicant, and interveners) will present their respective positions regarding the substantive topic areas ready for evidentiary hearing, those topics that require further analysis, those topic areas that have been resolved, and the topic areas that are disputed and require 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 MLGS 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 MLGS proposed site is located in Contra Costa County on a 27-acre industrial site north of Wilbur Avenue, one mile northeast of the City of Antioch, and south of the San Joaquin River. Highway 4 and the Antioch Bridge are approximately 0.7 miles east of the site. The MLGS would be constructed adjacent to the recently-completed Gateway Power Station and the existing Contra Costa Power Plant and would be a natural gas-fired, simple-cycle facility that would not use river water for cooling or process water requirements.

More information on the Project is available at: www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/marshlanding/

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