California Energy Commission Letterhead

Application for Certification for the
Rice Solar Energy Power Plant Project

Docket No. 09-AFC-10


Notice of Mandatory Status Conference

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Committee designated by the Energy Commission to conduct proceedings on the Application for Certification (AFC) for the RICE SOLAR ENERGY POWER PROJECT has scheduled a Mandatory Status Conference to take place as follows:

TUESDAY, May 4, 2010
Beginning at 10:00 a.m.

California Energy Commission
Hearing Room B
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

TELECONFERENCE OPTION: The following toll-free phone number will be available for callers to participate in the Status Conference:

Call: 1-888-469-3052
Use Passcode: "32967"
Conference Leader: "Kourtney Vaccaro"

Purpose of the Status Conference

This Status Conference is sponsored by the Committee assigned to this matter to resolve issues that might hinder timely and orderly progress of the proceedings and to inform the Committee, the parties, and the community about the project's progress to date in the AFC process.

Conference Participation

The Committee directs each party to participate and be represented by an agent with authority to bind and make decisions on the party's behalf. The Committee also invites the attendance of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Western Area Power Administration.

Public Participation

The Energy Commission's Public Adviser is available to assist the public in participating in the application review process. Contact the Public Adviser's Office at (916) 654-4489 or 800-822-6228 or e-mail: [].

If you have a disability and need assistance to participate in any scheduled event, contact Lourdes Quiroz no less than five days prior to the hearing at (916) 654-5146 or e-mail: [].


Questions of a legal or procedural nature should be directed to Kourtney Vaccaro, the Hearing Officer, at (916) 654-4328 or e-mail: [].

Technical questions concerning the project should be addressed to John Kessler, the Staff Project Manager, at (916) 654-4679 or e-mail: [].

Media inquiries should be directed to the Office of Media and Public Communications at (916) 654-4989 or e-mail: [].

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 for this project at:

Dated: April 8, 2010 at Sacramento, California.

commissioner signature
Robert Weisenmiller
Commissioner and Presiding Member
Rice Solar AFC Committee

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Karen Douglas
Chairman and Associate Member
Rice Solar AFC Committee