[Workshop Notice Letterhead]

BLYTHE ENERGY PROJECT PHASE II
(DOCKET NO. 02-AFC-1)
TSE - Information Exchange/Workshop


Purpose:

The California Energy Commission staff will hold a Transmission System Engineering (TSE) Information Exchange/Workshop for the proposed Blythe Energy Project Phase II (BEP II) to build a consensus with the affected transmission owners, California Energy Commission staff and the Cal-ISO in preparation of system computer models for 2005 summer peak and light spring base cases which will be used for the system impact study of the BEP II. The result of this information will be used to prepare a System Impact Study Plan, schedule, and identify who is responsible for providing information and when it will be provided.

If you have questions, please contact Project Manager Bill Pfanner identified below.

Time: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2002
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Ontario Hilton
700 North Haven Avenue
Ontario, CA 91764-4902
Project Summary:

On July 17, 2002, the Energy Commission deemed the BEP II Application for Certification (AFC) data adequate. This begins the Energy Commission's review process. The proposed project is located in the City of Blythe, next to the Blythe Energy Project I that was approved by the Energy Commission and is currently under construction. If approved, the BEP II will be a nominally rated 520-megawatt combined-cycle power plant.

Public Participation:

The public is encouraged to participate and provide comments as early in our process as possible. For information on how to participate in the Energy Commission's review of the proposed project, please contact Roberta Mendonca, the Energy Commission's Public Adviser, at (916) 654-4489, toll free in California at (800) 822-6228, or by e-mail at: [PAO@energy.state.ca.us]. If you have a disability and need assistance in order to participate at the workshop, please contact Lourdes Quiroz of the Administrative Services Division at (916) 654-5146 at least five days before the meeting, or e-mail Lourdes at: [lquiroz@energy.state.ca.us].

Questions:

General information, and documents on the proposed project are available on the Energy Commission's website at: www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/blythe2. Inquiries about the project should be directed to Project Manager Bill Pfanner at (916) 654-4206 or, by e-mail at: [bpfanner@energy.state.ca.us]. News media inquiries should be directed to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Executive Director, at (916) 654-4989 or, e-mail at: [Energia@energy.state.ca.gov].

Public Informational Hearing and Site Visit:

On September 9, 2002, the Energy Commission has scheduled a public Informational Hearing, a Site Visit and a Data Request Workshop to discuss the proposed project with the Blythe community. The Site Visit will begin at 1:00 p.m., the Public Informational Hearing will begin at 3:00 p.m. and the Data Request Workshop will begin at 7:00, all at the Blythe City Hall. At the Informational Hearing, members of the general public, landowners, and representatives of other governmental agencies will have an opportunity to obtain information and offer comments on the project.




Dated on September 4, 2002 in Sacramento, CA



WILLIAM KEESE
Chairman and Presiding Member






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