For Immediate Release: September 30, 2010
Media Contact: Sandy Louey - 916-654-4989

MEDIA ADVISORY

Site visit and status conference to be held October 6
on Mariposa Energy Project

Sacramento - The California Energy Commission committee reviewing the proposed 200-megawatt Mariposa Energy Project in northeastern Alameda County will hold a site visit and a mandatory status conference.

When: Wednesday, October 6, 2010, beginning at 2:30 p.m.

Where: Byron Bethany Irrigation District, 7995 Bruns Rd, Byron, California

Free transportation will be available to take participants at 2:30 p.m. from the Byron Bethany Irrigation District building to the site of the proposed plant. The bus will return to the building in time for the status conference, which begins at 4 p.m.

The public is invited to the site visit, but reservations must be made before 5 p.m. on October 5. For details, click here: http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/mariposa/notices/2010-10-06_Notice_of_Site_Visit.pdf

Arrangements have been made for people unable to attend the status conference participate by telephone. For details, click the following link: http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/mariposa/notices/2010-10-06_Notice_of_Status_Conf.pdf

Why: The site visit is being held because the committee reviewing the project has changed since a site visit and information hearing was conducted on October 1, 2009.

The status conference is being held to inform the committee, the parties, and the community about the project's progress to date in the application for certification process.

What: The planned Mariposa Energy Project is a natural-gas fired, simply-cycle peaking facility with a generating capacity of 200 megawatts. The project, which is being proposed by Mariposa Energy, LLC, would be located approximately seven miles northwest of Tracy, seven miles east of Livermore, six miles south of Byron, and approximately 2.5 miles west of Mountain House.

The proposed project site in northeastern Alameda County is in an unincorporated area designated for agricultural use. The facility would be located southeast of the intersection of Bruns and Kelso roads on a 10-acre portion of a 158-acre parcel south of the Pacific Gas & Electric Company's Bethany Compressor Station and Kelso Substation.

More information on the proposed project is at: www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/mariposa/.

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