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  APPLICATION FOR SMALL POWER PLANT       )	  DOCKET NO. 07-SPPE-2
  EXEMPTION (SPPE) FOR THE                )   	
  ORANGE GROVE PROJECT                    )     
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NOTICE OF STATUS CONFERENCE

On July 18, 2007, Orange Grove Energy, L.P., (Applicant) submitted an Application for an SPPE to the California Energy Commission in connection with its proposal to construct and operate the Orange Grove Project. The project involves a nominal 96 MW simple-cycle electric generating plant and ancillary facilities in rural north San Diego County, approximately five miles east of the city of Fallbrook and approximately two miles west of the community of Pala. Construction was planned to begin in January of 2008 and commercial operation was planned to begin in June of 2008.

On December 11 and 12, 2007, the Applicant and Energy Commission staff, respectively, filed Status Report #3 indicating that the Applicant would be changing their application with respect to a new source of cooling water information. On January 4, 2008, the Applicant filed "Project Updates and Responses to California Energy Commission, Data Requests 99 to 135, for the Orange Grove Power Plant Project," addressing various changes to the project design and site layout. Staff indicates that it will set a new data response workshop after reviewing Applicant's project changes.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Committee assigned to conduct these proceedings has scheduled a public status conference to discuss the proposed project as indicated below:

DATE: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2008
   
TIME: Status Conference begins at 1 p.m.
   
LOCATION:  California Energy Commission
Hearing Room A
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(Wheelchair Accessible)

TELECONFERENCE OPTION: The following toll free phone number will be available at 1 p.m. for callers to participate in the hearing:

Call: 1-877-546-1565 Passcode: Orange Grove Conference Leader: Ken Celli

Purpose of the Status Conference

This Status Conference is sponsored by the Energy Commission to inform the Committee, the parties, and the Community about the project's progress to date in the SPPE process and to set a new project schedule.

To assist participants in understanding the process, Staff shall file a proposed schedule for the remainder of the siting process.

At the Status Conference, Applicant, Staff, Intervenors, and other parties should be prepared to inform and advise the Committee on how the project's current status may affect the remaining schedule for review of the SPPE application.

Public Adviser and Public Participation

The Energy Commission's Public Adviser's Office will assist any person or organization interested in participating. For assistance in this process, contact the Public Adviser's Office at 916-654-4489 or 800-822-6228 or email pao@energy.state.ca.us.

Information

If you have a disability and need assistance in order to participate at this hearing, please contact Lou Quiroz at (916) 654-5146 or email lquiroz@energy.state.ca.us at least 5 days in advance of the hearing.

Technical questions concerning the project should be addressed to Felicia Miller, Staff Project Manager, at (916) 654-4489, or e-mail: fmiller@energy.state.ca.us.

Questions of a legal or procedural nature should be directed to Kenneth Celli, the Hearing Officer, at (916) 651-8893 or e-mail: kcelli@energy.state.ca.us.

Media inquiries should be directed to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Executive Director for Media and Public Communications at (916) 654-4989 or e-mail: mediaoffice@energy.state.ca.us.

Information concerning the status of the project, as well as notices and other relevant documents, may be viewed on the Energy Commission's Internet web page at: http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/orangegrove/.

Dated January 28, 2008, at Sacramento, California.



Date Posted: January 28, 2008 ENERGY RESOURCES CONSERVATION AND
DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION


JAMES D. BOYD,
Vice Chair and Presiding Member
Orange Grove SPPE Committee


ARTHUR H. ROSENFELD,
Commissioner and Associate Member
Orange Grove SPPE Committee

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