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Notice of Receipt

On April 23, 2007, the California Energy Commission received a petition from Calpine Corporation requesting approval to transfer the ownership of the Russell City Energy Center from Calpine Corporation to Russell City Energy Company, LLC. Russell City Energy Company, LLC is jointly owned by Calpine Russell City, LLC (a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of Calpine Corporation) (65%) and Aircraft Services Corporation (a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of General Electric Company) (35%).

The 600-megawatt project was certified on September 11, 2002 but never commenced construction. Calpine filed a petition on November 17, 2006 to amend the Energy Commission Decision to change the project location. That petition is currently being evaluated by staff in a separate proceeding and is available on the Energy Commission's website at: http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/russellcity_amendment/index.html. If the Energy Commission approves the petition, the facility will be located on a different site 1300 feet from the one approved in the Decision. The proposed location is in the city of Hayward, in Alameda County.


A statement describing the change in ownership, signed under penalty of perjury by a representative of the proposed new owner of the project, was submitted to the Energy Commission for review and approval as required by Title 20, California Code of Regulations, section 1769(b). The statement affirms that the new owner agrees to be bound by the requirements of the Energy Commission's Decision for the project and understands the obligations imposed by the conditions of certification. Based on the information provided, staff intends to recommend the proposed change be approved by the Energy Commission at the August 1, 2007 business meeting.

The petition to change ownership is available on the Energy Commission's website at http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/russellcity_amendment/index.html. The order (if approved) will also be posted on the website. If you would like to receive a hard copy of the petition, or the Energy Commission's Order if this change is approved, please complete the enclosed Information Request Form and return it to the address shown.

If you have any comments or questions, please contact Lance Shaw, Compliance Project Manager, at (916) 653-1227 or by fax to (916) 654-3882, or via e-mail at: lshaw@energy.state.ca.us within 14 days of the date of this notice.

For more information on how to participate in this proceeding, please contact the Energy Commission Public AdviserŐs Office 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 reasonable accommodations, please contact Lourdes Quiroz at (916) 654-5146. News media inquiries should be directed to Assistant Director, Claudia Chandler, at (916) 654-4989, or by e-mail at mediaoffice@energy.state.ca.us.

Date Posted: June 15, 2007

ROGER E. JOHNSON,/b>, Manager
Siting and Compliance Office
Energy Facilities Siting Division

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