For Immediate Release: February 22, 2011
Media Contact: Sandy Louey - 916-654-4989


Evidentiary hearings on February 24 and February 25 for Mariposa Energy Project

Sacramento - The California Energy Commission committee reviewing the proposed Mariposa Energy Project will hold evidentiary hearings. The public is invited to participate.

When: Thursday, February 24, 2011 and Friday, February 25, 2011, both beginning at 10 a.m.

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

Arrangements have been made for people unable to attend to participate by telephone and/or computer. For details, click the following link and scroll to page 7:

Why: The purpose of the evidentiary hearings is to establish the factual record upon which the Commission will decide the case, based on written or documentary evidence from the official parties to the proceeding.

If needed, the committee will hold an additional hearing on March 7 at the California Energy Commission.

After the hearings, the committee reviewing the project will consider the recommendations presented by staff, applicant, intervenors, government agencies, and the public prior to proposing its decision to the full five-member Energy Commission for deliberation and final consideration.

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

The proposed project site 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 about the project can be found at:

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