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


Workshop on August 24 for Pio Pico Energy Center

Sacramento - The California Energy Commission staff will be holding a workshop for the proposed Pio Pico Energy Center project.

When: Wednesday, August 24, 2011, beginning at 10 a.m.

Where:Chula Vista City Hall, Council Chambers, 276 Fourth Avenue, Chula Vista, California

Arrangements have been made for people unable to attend the workshop to participate by telephone. Call 1-888-603-6975 and enter pass code 14930.

Why: The Energy Commission staff workshop will discuss aspects of the proposed project related to the issues of water resources, air quality, biological resources, fire protection and worker safety. The workshop will provide a chance for various agencies, the members of the public and other interested parties to present questions and comments on the proposed project.

What: The 300-megawatt project is a natural gas-fired, simple-cycle electrical generating facility. The Pio Pico Energy Center will be located on Alta Road and Calzada de la Fuente in an unincorporated area of southwestern San Diego County known as Otay Mesa. The facility would be on a 10-acre site next to the existing Otay Mesa Generating Project.

The current application for certification replaces the previously proposed project that the applicant, Pio Pico Energy Center, LLC, had withdrawn in December 2010. The proposed site was in the city of Chula Vista in San Diego County on 13 acres of land near Otay Lakes County Park.

More information on the Pio Pico Energy Center is available at:

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