[California Energy Commission Letterhead]

Metcalf Energy Center
Water Resource Issues



Purpose: The staff of the Energy Commission and San Jose City District 2 Metcalf Energy Center Advisory Committee will be conducting a joint workshop to discuss water resource issues of water supply and reclaimed water use associated with the proposed Metcalf Energy Center (99-AFC-3). This is one in a series of workshops being held in the community. Public comments on the topic of water resources are welcome. Other topics will be discussed at future publicly noticed workshops.

Time: Wednesday, March 22, 2000
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Location: Baldwin Elementary School
Multipurpose Room
680 Martinvale Lane
San Jose, CA 95119
(the location is wheelchair accessible)

Project Summary: Calpine Corporation and Bechtel Enterprises, Inc. (Calpine/Bechtel) propose to develop the Metcalf Energy Center (MEC), a 600-megawatt, natural gas-fired, combined cycle power plant. The proposed site 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 site is bordered by Fisher Creek to the north and west, the Union Pacific Railroad right-of-way to the east, and Blanchard Road is to the south. If approved, the power plant would occupy approximately 14 acres.

Public Participation: For information on how to participate in the Commission's review of the proposed project please contact Roberta Mendonca, the Commission's Public Adviser, at (916) 654-4489, or toll free in California at (800) 822-6228, or by e-mail at PAO@energy.state.ca.us. If you require special accommodations, contact Robert Sifuentes, Equal Employment Officer, 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 Commission's website 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 Claudia Chandler, Assistant Executive Director, at (916) 654-4989 or e-mail at energia@energy.ca.gov.



DATE ON LINE: March 13, 2000




ROBERT A. LAURIE
Commissioner and Presiding Member



Mailed to lists 700, 701,and 702
File: s/projects/metcalf/notices/water-workshop-32200.doc




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