Issue Resolution & Data Request Workshop
Blythe Energy Transmission Line Amendment

Purposes: The California Energy Commission staff, with Western Area Power Administration and the Bureau of Land Management, will hold a data request workshop to address comments and questions of the public, intervenors and the applicant relating to the data requests issued by Energy Commission staff and the Western Area Power Administration. If you are unable to attend in person, written comments may be sent to the project manager, electronically or via regular mail to the Energy Commission's address shown below.

Date: Monday, November 15, 2004 Call-In Number:
Schedule: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Access Code: 13677
Location: California Energy Commission
Hearing Room B
1516 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(Wheelchair Accessible)

Project Summary: Blythe Energy, LLC, filed a petition to amend the Energy Commission decision and modify the project. Blythe Energy proposes to build two new transmission lines and a substation in Riverside County, California. The proposed facilities would allow the entire electrical generating capacity of the Blythe Energy power plant, located in the city of Blythe, to be transmitted into the Southern California electrical grid system. The proposed project will consist of two 230-kV transmission lines, one 67.4 miles in length and the other 6.7 miles. Additionally, Blythe Energy would construct a new substation at the point of interconnection near the existing Southern California Edison Devers-Palo Verde (DP-V1) 500-kV transmission line.

Public Participation: The public is encouraged to participate and provide comments. For information on how to participate, please contact Margret J. Kim, the Energy Commission's Public Adviser, at (916) 654-4489, or toll free in California, at (800) 822-6228, or by e-mail at If you require special accommodations, contact Lou Quiroz, at (916) 654-5146, at least five days prior to the workshop. A call-In number and access code have been provided for remote participation in this workshop (see above).

Questions: Information about the proposed power plant is available on the Energy Commission's website at Inquiries about the project should be directed to Jack W. Caswell, Energy Commission Project Manager, at (916) 653-0062, or by e-mail at News media inquiries should be directed to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Director, at (916) 654-4989, or e-mail at

Date On-Line: October 29, 2004 ________/signed/__________
TERRENCE O'BRIEN, Deputy Director
Systems Assessment and Facilities Siting Division

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