California Energy Commission Letterhead

In the Matter of:

Application for Certification for the
Avenal Energy Project

Docket No. 08-AFC-1



PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Committee designated by the Energy Commission to conduct proceedings on the Application for Certification (AFC) for the AVENAL ENERGY PROJECT has scheduled a Committee Conference as follows:

MONDAY, March 23, 2009
Beginning at 2:30 p.m.

California Energy Commission
Hearing Room A
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

TELECONFERENCE OPTION: The following toll-free phone number will be available on March 23, 2009 at 2:30 p.m. for callers to participate in the conference:

Call: 800-369-2048
Use Passcode: "Avenal"
Conference Leader: "Gary Fay"

The purpose of the Conference is to consider the progress of the AFC to date, hear comment on recent status reports filed by the parties, allow the Committee and parties to discuss ways in which the case may most efficiently proceed to evidentiary hearings, and to discuss any other matters relevant to the application. The parties and interested agencies are encouraged to file any written comments they wish to make in advance of the Conference by 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, 2009.

Following the Committee Conference, if necessary, the Committee will issue a revised schedule for the proceeding.

Public Adviser and Public Participation

The Energy Commission Public Adviser's Office is available to assist the public in participating in the application review process. For those individuals who require general information on how to participate, please contact the Public Adviser's Office at (916) 654-4489 or 1-800-822-6228 or e-mail:

If you have a disability and need assistance to participate in this event, contact Lourdes Quiroz at 916-654-5146 or e-mail:


Questions of a legal or procedural nature should be directed to Gary Fay, the Hearing Officer, at (916) 654-3965 or e-mail:

Technical questions concerning the Project should be addressed to the Staff Project Manager, Ivor Benci-Woodward, at (916) 653-3911, or e-mail at:

Media inquiries should be directed to the Office of Media and Public Communications at (916) 654-4989 or e-mail at:

Information concerning the status of the project, as well as notices and other relevant documents, may be viewed on the Energy Commission's Internet web page at:

Dated: March 13, 2009, at Sacramento, California.

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Commissioner and Presiding Member
Avenal AFC Committee

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Commissioner and Associate Member
Avenal AFC Committee