Los Esteros Critical Energy Facility 2 Preliminary Staff Assessment Workshop
[Workshop Notice Letterhead]


Los Esteros Critical Energy
Facility Project Phase 2
Preliminary Staff Assessment
Workshop

Purpose: The staff of the California Energy Commission will hold a workshop addressing the contents of the Los Esteros Critical Energy Facility (LECEF) Phase 2 Preliminary Staff Assessment (PSA). The purpose of the workshop will be to discuss the technical areas and conditions of certification contained in the PSA and to resolve outstanding issues. Discussion topics will include air quality, biological resources, and land use.

When:

Tuesday, February 1, 2005

Location:

Clarion Hotel, San Jose Airport
1355 North 4th Street,
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: (408) 453-5340
(Wheelchair Accessible)

Time:

Starting at 9:30 a.m.

Project Summary: Los Esteros Critical Energy Facility, LLC, is seeking modification of its license to operate its natural gas-fired, simple cycle electric generation facility at 800 Thomas Foon Chew Way, in San Jose, CA., near the intersection of Zanker Road and Highway 237. The Phase I facility currently generates approximately 180 megawatts (MW). The modification would allow the conversion of the facility to combined-cycle operation and increase the facility's output by 140 MW, resulting in a generating capacity of 320 MW.

Public Participation: The public is encouraged to participate and provide comments. For information on how to participate in the Commission's review of the proposed project, please contact Margret J. Kim, the 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 require special accommodations, contact Lourdes Quiroz at (916-654-5146).

Agency Participation: The Energy Commission staff encourages attendance by representatives of those agencies that have either direct or indirect interests in the purposes of this workshop.

Questions: The PSA, Application for Certification and other information on the proposed power plant is available on the Energy Commission's Web Site at [http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/losesteros2]. Inquiries about the project schedule or analysis should be directed to Bob Eller, Energy Commission Project Manager, at (916) 651-8835, or e-mail at [beller@energy.state.ca.us]. News media inquiries should be directed to the Media Office (916) 654-4989, or e-mail at [mediaoffice@energy.state.ca.us].


Date Online: January 19, 2005


______/signed/______
WILLIAM J. KEESE
Commissioner and Presiding Member

Mail Lists: POS, 7189, 7190 & 7191




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