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Notice of Additional Preliminary Staff Assessment Workshop
for the Palmdale Hybrid Power Project
(08-AFC-9)

The California Energy Commission conducted a staff workshop for the proposed Palmdale Hybrid Power Project to discuss the Preliminary Staff Assessment (PSA) on February 11, 2010. An additional staff workshop will be held on March 16, 2010. All interested agencies and members of the public are invited to participate.

Details of the workshop are as follows:

TUESDAY, March 16, 2010
Starting at 10:30 am

City of Palmdale
Development Services Building
38250 Sierra Highway
Palmdale, CA 93550
Call-in Number (toll free): (949) 231-1790, 1234#, 300#
(Wheelchair Accessible)

PURPOSE

The purpose of the workshop is to allow staff, the applicant, interested agencies, and the public to discuss the PSA and work towards resolving any remaining project issues. The subject of Biological Resources will be discussed; in addition, other technical areas of the PSA may be discussed, as necessary.

BACKGROUND

On August 4, 2008 the City of Palmdale filed an Application for Certification (08-AFC-9) with the California Energy Commission to construct and operate the Palmdale Hybrid Power Project: a hybrid of natural gas-fired combined generating equipment integrated with solar thermal generating equipment. The plant will have a net electrical output of 617 megawatts (MW).

The PHPP facility would require permanent use of 327 acres located in the northernmost portion of the City of Palmdale, Los Angeles County and north and west of the combined facilities of Los Angeles/Palmdale Regional Airport and Air Force Plant 42. If approved, construction of the new power plant is expected to occur over a 27-month period, with construction commencing in spring 2011, and is expected to cost approximately $715 million.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Please direct your technical or project schedule questions to Felicia Miller, Energy Commission Project Manager at (916) 654-4640, or by e-mail at fmiller@energy.state.ca.us. If you desire information on participating in the Energy Commission's review of the project, please contact Jennifer Jennings, the Energy Commission's Public Adviser's Office at (916) 654-4489 or toll free in California at (800) 822-6228. The Public Adviser's Office can also be contacted via email at pao@energy.state.ca.us. News media inquiries should be directed to the media office at (916) 654-4989 or via email at mediaoffice@energy.state.ca.us. The status of the proposed project, copies of notices, an electronic version of the AFC, and other relevant documents are also available on the Energy Commission's web site: http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/palmdale.

You can also subscribe to receive e-mail notification of all notices and announcements at http://www.energy.ca.gov/listservers. By being on this email list, you will receive all project-related notices and documents pertaining to the project's evaluation and review. If you have any questions related to the automatic email notification list, please contact Hilarie Anderson, Project Assistant at (916) 651-0479, or by email at handerson@energy.state.ca.us.

Date:

TERRENCE O'BRIEN, Deputy Director
Siting, Transmission & Environmental
Protection Division