For Immediate Release
April 25, 2014
Media Contact
Michael Ward, 916-654-4989/


California Energy Commission Plans Site Visit and Information Hearing
for the Proposed Alamitos Energy Center

Who: The California Energy Commission.

What: Will conduct a site visit and environmental scoping/informational hearing on the proposed Alamitos Energy Center in Long Beach, CA.

When: Tuesday, April 29, 2014. The site visit begins at 3:30 p.m., and the scoping/information hearing begins at 4:30 p.m. Persons wanting to visit the site should contact the public adviser (see below) to R.S.V.P. and meet at the hearing location for bus transport to the site.

Where: The Grand Ballroom, Recreation Park 18 Golf Course, 5001 Deukmejian Drive, Long Beach, CA, 90804.

Why: To allow the public to visit the proposed site and be informed by the applicant about the proposed project as well as hear from the Energy Commission about its power plant review and certification process.

On December 27, 2013, AES Southland Development, LLC submitted an Application for Certification for a proposed 1,936-megawatt (MW) natural gas-fired air-cooled plant. On March 12, 2014, the Commission determined that the plant’s Application for Certification was data adequate. If certified, the Alamitos Energy Center could replace the 2,000-MW Alamitos Generating Station.

For information on how to participate, visit

The Commission’s Public Adviser’s Office can also provide information on how to participate. For assistance, call 916-654-4489 or 800-822-6338 or email

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