For Immediate Release: July 8, 2010
Media Contact: Michele Demetras - 916-654-4989

MEDIA ADVISORY

Workshop on Blythe Solar Power Project to be held July 9



Sacramento - The California Energy Commission staff assessing the proposed 1,000-megawatt Blythe Solar Power Project will conduct a workshop to discuss the revised staff assessment (RSA) and to work towards resolving issues. The public is invited to participate.

When: Starting at 9:00 am, Friday, July 9, 2010

Where: Hearing Room B, California Energy Commission, 1516 Ninth Street, Sacramento, California. The following toll-free number will be available for callers to participate in the workshop: 866-453-9968. Use the passcode: 8045328.

Why: The purpose of the workshop is to allow staff, the applicant, interested agencies, and the public to discuss staff's revised staff assessment, which was published June 4, 2010.

What: The Blythe Solar Power Project is being jointly developed by Solar Millennium, LLC, and Chevron Energy Systems. The project site is located in an unincorporated area of Riverside County, California, approximately two miles north of U.S. Interstate-10 and eight miles west of Blythe. The applicants have applied for a right-of-way grant from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. If approved, the plant would use solar parabolic trough technology by collecting heat energy from the sun and using heat transfer fluid to generate steam in a boiler that will power turbine generators to produce electricity. The project's nominal 1,000-megawatt output will be generated by four identical and independent 250-megawatt units.

For additional details on the Blythe Solar Power Project, click on:
http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/solar_millennium_blythe/index.html

For more information on Governor Schwarzenegger's Executive Order to advance California's Renewables Portfolio Standard, go to:
http://gov.ca.gov/press-release/13273



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