[Workshop Notice Letterhead]

Draft Initial Study Workshop
Riverside Energy Resource Center

Purposes: The California Energy Commission staff will be issuing its Draft Initial Study on the Application for Small Power Plant Exemption (SPPE) for the Riverside Energy Resource Center (RERC). The Draft Initial Study contains the staff's analysis and recommendation on RERC. The purpose of the workshop is to present the staff's evaluation and receive comments and questions from the applicant (Riverside Public Utilities), other agencies, intervenors and the public. Information collected at the workshop will contribute to the staff's Final Initial Study to be completed in late July.

Date: Thursday, July 15, 2004
Schedule: Beginning at 11:30 AM until approximately 3:00 PM
Location: City of Riverside Water Quality Control Plant Headquarters
Multipurpose Room
5950 Acorn Street,
Riverside, CA 92504
(Wheelchair Accessible)

Project Summary: Riverside Public Utilities proposes to build and operate a nominal 96 MW simple-cycle power plant on a 12-acre fenced site within the City of Riverside, California. Riverside Public Utilities would develop, build, own and operate the facility. The proposed site is owned by the City of Riverside and is adjacent to the City's Waste Water Treatment Plant. The 96-megawatt natural gas-fired simple cycle plant would consist of two General Electric LM 6000 SPRINT combustion turbines. The proposed project would include the construction of approximately 1.75 miles of new double circuit 69kV transmission line. All transmission line construction would occur in an existing city-owned transmission line right-of-way.

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 Margret 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 Lou Quiroz, at (916) 654-5146, at least five days prior to the workshop

Questions: Information about the proposed power plant is available on the Energy Commission's website at www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/riverside/ Inquiries about the project should be directed to Dr. 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 mediaoffice@energy.state.ca.us.

Date On-Line: July 02, 2004

Commissioner and Presiding Member

Mailed to POS 7185, 7186, 7187

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