[Workshop Notice Letterhead]

Pastoria Energy Facility Expansion
Preliminary Staff Assessment

Purpose: California Energy Commission staff recently filed its Preliminary Staff Assessment (PSA) of the Pastoria Energy Facility Expansion (PEFE) Application for Certification. The purpose of this PSA workshop is to receive comments from the applicant, public, intervenors in the proceeding, and local, state and federal agencies. Environmental and engineering related topics and any outstanding issues will be discussed. Topics will include power plant efficiency, transmission system engineering, and staff's recommended conditions of certification. Comments will be used to revise the PSA and complete the Final Staff Assessment which will become staff's testimony in evidentiary hearings. Public comments are welcome and encouraged to be in writing. The workshop will be held:


Tuesday, October 4, 2005
Starting at 10:00 a.m.


California Energy Commission
1516 - 9th Street, Hearing Room A, Sacramento, CA
Sacramento, CA 95814
(Wheelchair Accessible)

Project Summary: : On April 29, 2005, Calpine Corporation filed an Application for Certification (AFC) for the Pastoria Energy Facility Expansion (PEFE) Project, seeking approval from the Energy Commission to construct and operate an additional 160 MW unit at its existing power plant site. The 750 MW Pastoria Energy Facility was approved by the Energy Commission (99-AFC-7) in December 2000, and began operation May 2005. The project site is located on the Tejon Ranch, 30 miles south of Bakersfield, and 6.5 miles east of Interstate 5 at the base of the Tehachapi Mountains.

Public Participation: : For information on how to participate in the Energy Commission's review of the proposed project, please contact Ms. Margret E. Kim, the Energy 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 and the PSA are available on the Energy Commission's website at http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/pastoria2.. Inquiries about the project schedule or analysis should be directed to J. W. Reede, Energy Commission Project Manager, at (916) 653-1245, or by email at jreede@energy.state.ca.us News media inquiries should be directed to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Executive Director, at (916) 654-4989, or e-mail at mediaoffice@energy.state.ca.us.

DATE:On-Line: September 23, 2005.

TERRENCE O'BRIEN, Deputy Director
Systems Assessment and Facilities Siting

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