The High Desert Power Project, Limited Liability Company (LLC) is proposing to construct and operate a 680 to 830 MW natural gas fueled 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 May 15, 1998, the Energy Commission staff published a draft Preliminary Staff Assessment (PSA). This document contains staff's preliminary analysis findings, and recommendations on the High Desert Power Project Application for Certification (AFC). On Thursday, July 9, 1998, staff plans on discussing PSA findings and recommendations for engineering topics, including: transmission system engineering, facility design, noise, efficiency, and reliability. Staff also intends to discuss Southern California Edison's Transmission Interconnection Study, and the California Independent System Operator's review and recommendations regarding the Transmission Interconnection Study. Staff will publish a revised PSA later this year and will conduct additional workshops on the findings and recommendations reached. Workshop summaries will be posted on the Energy Commission's Internet page (see address below). The public workshop will be held:


Thursday, July 9, 1998
9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Office Building 9
744 P Street - Multi Purpose Room 104
Sacramento, California

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 should be directed to Richard Buell, Siting Project Manager, at (916) 653-1614, or E-mail at: The status of the project and other relevant documents are available on the Energy Commission's Internet page at News media inquiries should be directed to Assistant Executive Director, Claudia Chandler, at (916) 654-4989.

DATE: July 6, 1998

Commissioner and Presiding Member

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