For Immediate Release: March 10, 2011
Media Contact: Sandy Louey - 916-654-4989

MEDIA ADVISORY

Prehearing and evidentiary hearing to be held March 15 on
Oakley Generating Station Project

Sacramento -The California Energy Commission committee reviewing the proposed Oakley Generating Station Project in Contra Costa County will hold a prehearing conference and evidentiary hearing. The public is invited to participate.

When: Tuesday, March 15, 2011, beginning at 10 a.m.

Where: Oakley City Hall, 3231 Main Street, Oakley, 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 and scroll to page 7: http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/oakley/notices/2011-03-15_Prehearing_Conf_and_Evidentiary_Hearing.pdf

Why: The prehearing conference will assess the parties' readiness for the evidentiary hearing. At the prehearing, all parties (staff, applicant, and intervenors) will present their respective positions regarding the substantive topic areas ready for evidentiary hearing, the topics that require further analysis, the topic areas that have been resolved, and the topic areas that are disputed and require adjudication. The parties will also identify proposed witnesses and time required for direct testimony and/or cross-examination.

The purpose of the evidentiary hearing 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.

After the hearing, 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 Oakley Generating Station Project is being proposed by Contra Costa Generating Station, LLC, a limited liability corporation owned by Radback Energy, Inc. The proposed 624-megawatt project is a natural gas-fired, combined-cycle electrical generating facility. The project is located on a 21.95-acre site in the city of Oakley in eastern Contra Costa County.

More information about the project can be found at: www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/oakley/

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