[California Energy Commission Letterhead]


NOTICE OF STAFF WORKSHOP

FOR THE CALPINE CORPORATION'S PETITION TO AMEND
THE COMMISSION DECISION FOR THE
LOS MEDANOS ENERGY CENTER PROJECT (98-AFC-1C)

The California Energy Commission staff will hold a staff workshop to discuss a petition from the Calpine Corporation to maximize the generating capability of the Los Medanos Energy Center Project and add reliability to steam and power production. If approved, the equipment modifications would allow full utilization of the steam turbine generator during peak power demand periods.

The staff workshop will be held on:

Thursday, November 30, 2000
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Pittsburg Civic Center
Council Chamber, 3rd Floor
65 Civic Avenue
Pittsburg, California
(Wheelchair accessible)

At the workshop, staff from the Calpine Corporation, Bay Area Air Quality Management District (District) and the Energy Commission will be available to answer questions regarding generating capacity, air quality, public health, and the Energy Commission's post-certification process. The public and interested agencies are invited to participate, ask questions and provide comments on the topics being discussed. The Energy Commission staff's draft analysis which addresses air quality, public health and generating capacity is attached for your review.


BACKGROUND

The Los Medanos Energy Center Project is a nominal 500-megawatt combined cycle power plant located in eastern Contra Costa County in the City of Pittsburg. The project was certified on August 17, 1999 as the Pittsburg District Energy Facility and started construction on September 20, 1999. Construction of the project is approximately 45 percent completed.


SUMMARY OF DRAFT STAFF ANALYSIS

Staff's draft analysis concludes that:

COPIES OF THE BACK UP MATERIALS ARE AVAILABLE ON THE DOCUMENTS PAGE.


PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

The Commission's Public Adviser provides assistance to the public regarding Commission procedures and participation in Commission activities. Persons who wish information on how to participate in this proceeding may reach the Public Adviser, Roberta Mendonca, by telephone at (916) 654-4489 or toll free at (800) 822-6228, or by e-mail at pao@energy.state.ca.us. The Public Adviser's Office will return voice-mail messages within 24 hours during regular working hours. If you require special accommodation, please contact Robert Sifuentes at (916) 654-5004 at least five days prior to the workshop.


FURTHER INFORMATION

Persons who have technical questions regarding the subject matter of this notice may contact Jeri Scott, Compliance Project Manager, by telephone at (916) 654-4228 or by e-mail at jscott@energy.state.ca.us.

If you wish to submit written comments concerning the enclosed staff analysis, your comments must be received no later than December 15, 2000.

News media should direct inquiries to Assistant Executive Director, Claudia Chandler, at (916) 654-4989.


Date On Line: November 27, 2000



__________//signed//____________
ROBERT L. THERKELSEN, Deputy Director for
Energy Facilities Siting and Environmental Protection



Enclosures: Commission Draft Staff Analysis



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