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Notice of Staff Workshop on
Data Requests and Responses for the
Genesis Solar Energy Project

The California Energy Commission staff will conduct a workshop for the proposed Genesis Solar Energy Project to discuss staff's data requests, and applicant's data responses, and to work towards resolving outstanding issues that could impact the schedule. All interested agencies and members of the public are invited to participate.

The workshop will be held:

Wednesday, January 6, 2010
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

California Energy Commission
2nd Floor Conference Room
1516 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814-5512
(Wheelchair Accessible)

Call-in Number (toll free): 888-455-9682 (pass code: 53432)


The purpose of the workshop is to allow staff, the applicant, interested agencies, and the public to discuss staff's data requests issued on December 7, 2009, and the applicant's data responses submitted on December 14, 2009. The workshop will provide the public and parties to the Genesis proceeding the opportunity to work towards resolving project issues. Subjects to be discussed include: Alternatives, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources and Soil & Water Resources. Other technical areas of the data requests may be discussed as necessary, including Air Quality and Visual Resources.


On August 31, 2009, Genesis Solar, LLC, (applicant) submitted an Application for Certification (AFC) to the California Energy Commission to develop the Genesis Solar Energy Project (Project Genesis), a solar electric generating facility with a nominal net electrical output of 250 megawatts. At the Energy Commission's November 4, 2009 Business Meeting, the Energy Commission found the AFC complete, with supplemental information, beginning the Energy Commission staff's analysis of the proposed project.


Project Genesis is a concentrated solar electric generating facility that would consist of two, independent solar electric generating facilities with a nominal net electrical output of 125 megawatts (MW) each, for a total net electrical output of 250 MW. The project would utilize solar parabolic trough technology to activate a heat transfer fluid. This heat transfer fluid provides a high-temperature energy source which is used to generate steam. As this steam expands through the turbine generators, electrical power is generated.


Please direct your technical or project schedule questions to Mike Monasmith, Energy Commission Project Manager, at (916) 654-4894, or by e-mail at If you desire information on participating in the Energy Commission's review of the project, please contact the Energy Commission's Public Adviser's Office, at (916) 654-4489 or toll free in California, at (800) 822-6228. The Public Adviser's Office can also be contacted via email at News media inquiries should be directed to the media office at (916) 654-4989 or via email at The status of the proposed project, copies of notices, an electronic version of the AFC, and other relevant documents are also available on the Energy Commission's web site:

You can also subscribe to receive e-mail notification of all notices and announcements at: By being on this email list, you will receive all project-related notices and documents pertaining to the project's evaluation and review. If you have any questions related to the automatic email notification list, please contact Maria Sergoyan, Project Assistant, at (916) 651-9410, or by email at:

Date: December 29, 2009

_____________/ SIGNED /____________
TERRENCE O'BRIEN, Deputy Director
Siting, Transmission & Environmental Protection Division