For Immediate Release: July 15, 2010
Media Contact: Michele Demetras - 916-654-4989

MEDIA ADVISORY

Evidentiary Hearing on July 19 for 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, Monday, July 19, 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 telephone or WebEx. Please click this link for more information: http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/sentinel/notices/2010-06-01_Air_Quality_PHC_and_Hearing.pdf

Why: The evidentiary hearing, publicly noticed on June 1, will establish the factual record upon which the Commission will decide this case, based on written or documentary evidence from the official parties to the proceeding.

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 CPV Sentinel, LLC, which will construct, own, and operate the facility. 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:
http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/sentinel/index.html

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