[California Energy Commission Letterhead]


Purpose: To discuss project alternatives as required by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the California Energy Commission regulations. Energy Commission staff will present a draft of its alternative site selection criteria and alternative sites (see Documents Page to download Staff Data Request #3). Public discussion and input is encouraged.


Wednesday, December 15, 1999
6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Multipurpose Room
680 Martinvale Lane
San Jose, CA 95119
(Wheelchair Accessible)

Project Summary: Calpine Corporation and Bechtel Enterprises, Inc. (Calpine/Bechtel) jointly are proposing to develop the Metcalf Energy Center (MEC), a 600-megawatt, natural gas-fired, combined cycle power plant. The proposed site for the MEC lies at the southern base of Tulare Hill in northern Coyote Valley of South San Jose to the west of Monterey Highway and south of the Metcalf Road intersection. The power plant will occupy approximately 14 acres (10 acres in Santa Clara County, 4 acres in the City of San Jose). The site is bordered by Fisher Creek to the north and west and the Union Pacific Railroad right-of-way to the east. Blanchard Road is to the south. The site is currently zoned for agricultural use.

Public Participation: Persons desiring information on how to participate in the CommissionŐs review of the project should contact Roberta Mendonca, the CommissionŐs Public Adviser, at (916) 654-4489, toll free in California at (800) 822-6228, or by e-mail at PAO@energy.state.ca.us. The location of the meeting is wheelchair accessible. If you require special accommodations, contact Robert Sifuentes at (916) 654-5004, at least five days prior to the workshop

Questions: General information on the proposed power plant is available on the Energy CommissionŐs Web site at http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/metcalf. Inquiries about the project schedule or analysis should be directed to Paul Richins, Energy Commission Project Manager, at (916) 654-4074. News media inquiries should be directed to Assistant Executive Director, Claudia Chandler, at (916) 654-4989 or e-mail at energia@energy.gov.

DATE ON LINE: December 7, 1999

Robert A. Laurie
Commissioner and Presiding Member

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