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


Evidentiary hearing to be held March 25 on Oakley Generating Station Project

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

When: Friday, March 25, 2011, beginning at 10 a.m.

Where: Hearing Room A, California Energy Commission, 1516 Ninth Street, Sacramento, California.

Arrangements have been made for people unable to attend the hearing to participate.

Go and enter meeting number 492 809 873. When prompted, enter your information and the meeting password oakley#1. After you login, a prompt will appear on-screen for you to provide your phone number.

In the Number box, type your area code and phone number and click OK. You will receive a call back on your phone for the audio of the meeting. International callers can use the 'Country/Region' button to help make their connection.

Why: 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:

# # #