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The High Desert Power Project, Limited Liability Company (LLC) is proposing to construct and operate a 680 to 830 MW natural gas-fired electricity generation power plant. The proposed project is to be located in the northeast corner of the Southern California International Airport (formerly George Air Force Base), in the city of Victorville, in San Bernardino County, California. The power plant and related facilities, such as the electric transmission line, natural gas pipeline and water lines, are under the California Energy Commission's (Energy Commission) siting authority.

On December 3, 1997, the Energy Commission deemed the Application for Certification (AFC) for the project complete. The Energy Commission staff, in consultation with local, state and federal agencies has begun its review of the AFC. Staff has identified transmission system engineering topics which it would like to discuss with the applicant and otherinterested parties. These discussion topics are contained in staff's data requests that were submitted to the applicant on December 17, 1997. On January 8, 1997, the Energy Commission staff will conduct a public workshop to discuss these topics. A workshop summary will be posted on the Energy Commission's Internet Web Site (see address below). This public workshop will be held:

Thursday, January 8, 1998
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
California Energy Commission
Second Floor Conference Room
1516 Ninth Street, Sacramento CA 95814-5512

The location of the meeting is wheelchair accessible. If you require special accommodations, contact Robert Sifuentes, at (916) 654-5004, five days prior to the workshop. Persons wanting information on how to participate in the Energy Commission's review of the project should contact Ms. Roberta Mendonca, the Energy Commission's Public Adviser, at (916) 654-4489, or toll free in California at (800) 822- 6228. Technical or project schedule questions or requests for a copy of the discussion topics should be directed to Richard K. Buell, Siting Project Manager, at (916) 653-1614, or E-mail at rbuell@energy.state.ca.us. The status of the project and other relevant documents including the workshop discussion topics are available on the Energy Commission's Internet Web Site at www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/highdesert. News media inquiries should be directed to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Executive Director, (916) 654-4989.

DATE: December 23, 1997

Commissioner and Presiding Member

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