For Immediate Release: September 14, 2010
Media Contact: Sandy Louey - 916-654-4989

MEDIA ADVISORY

Public workshop to be held September 16 on Almond 2 Power Plant

What: California Energy Commission staff will hold a public workshop for the proposed 174-megawatt Almond 2 Power Plant Project in Stanislaus County.

When: Thursday, September 16, 2010, beginning at 10 a.m.

Where: 3 North Conference Room E, California Energy Commission, 1516 Ninth Street, Sacramento, California

Arrangements have been made for people unable to attend the hearing to participate by telephone and/or by computer. For details, click the following link:
http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/almond/notices/2010-09-16_Notice_of_Staff_Workshop_TN-58183.pdf

Why: The workshop is being held to discuss the applicant's suggested changes to the staff's recommended conditions of certification in the areas of cultural resources and land use that were in the revised staff assessment for the project. The revised staff assessment was posted July 30, 2010.

The Almond 2 Power Plant, proposed by the Turlock Irrigation District, is a natural gas-fired, simple-cycle peaking facility with a gross generating capacity of 174 megawatts.

The proposed plant will be located on a 4.6-acre site about two miles from the city center of Ceres and five miles from Modesto. The site is next to the existing 48-megawatt Almond Power Plant that the Turlock Irrigation District operates.

More information on the proposed project is at:
http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/almond/index.html

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