[Workshop Notice Letterhead]

Modesto Irrigation District Electric
Generation Station - Ripon

Workshop on the Draft Initial Study

Purpose: The California Energy Commission staff will be issuing its Draft Initial Study on the Application for Small Power Plant Exemption (SPPE) for the Modesto Irrigation District Electric Generation (MEGS). The Draft Initial Study contains the staff's analysis and recommendation on MEGS. The purpose of the workshop is to present the staff's evaluation and receive comments and questions from the applicant (Modesto Irrigation District), other agencies, intervenors and the public. Information collected at the workshop will contribute to the staff's Final Initial Study to be completed in August.

Date and Time:

August 8, 2003
9:30 a.m., ending no later than 3 p.m.


Modesto Irrigation District Headquarters
Multipurpose Room
(Wheelchair Accessible)
1231 11th Street,
Modesto, CA 95354

Project Summary:MID proposes to construct and operate a 95-megawatt (MW) generation plant called the Modesto Irrigation District Electric Generation Station (MEGS). The project is proposed to be located on a 12.25-acre site at South Stockton Avenue and Doak Boulevard in Ripon, California, in San Joaquin County. The 95-megawatt, natural gas-fired, simple-cycle plant will consist of two General Electric LM 6000 SPRINT combustion turbines. The proposed project also includes the construction of approximately 0.25 miles of new 69-kV sub-transmission line and fiber optic cable, approximately 0.25 miles of new eight-inch natural gas supply line; and water supply and wastewater tap lines into the existing City of Ripon lines located in South Stockton Avenue.

Public Participation: The public is encouraged to participate and provide comments. For information on how to participate in the Energy Commission's review of the proposed project, please contact Roberta Mendonca, 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 Lou Quiroz, at (916) 654-5146, at least five days prior to the workshop.

Questions: The Draft Initial Study and other information about the proposed power plant is available on the Energy Commission's website at www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/ripon. Inquiries about the project should be directed to James W. Reede, Jr., Energy Commission Project Manager, at (916) 653-1245, or 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 energia@energy.state.ca.us .


Date online: July 18, 2003

Mailed to
POS 7168,

Commissioner and Presiding Member



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