[California Energy Commission Letterhead]


STATE OF CALIFORNIA

Energy Resources
Conservation and Development Commission





In the Matter of:                             )     Docket No. 02-AFC-2
                                              )
Application for Certification of the          )     (AFC Accepted 10/1/02)
Salton Sea Geothermal Power Plant             )
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ORDER GRANTING PETITION TO INTERVENE
and FINANCIAL HARDSHIP PETITION

Upon consideration of the Petition to Intervene filed by Bill Powers, P.E., the Committee designated to conduct proceedings in this matter makes the following findings:

  1. On December 16, 2002, a Petition to Intervene in the above-captioned proceeding was filed by:


  2. Bill Powers, P.E.
    Chair, Border Power Plant Working Group
    4452 Park Blvd., Suite 209
    San Diego, California 92116
    Bpowers@powersengineering.com

  3. The Petition was timely filed and contains the information required by section 1207 of the Commission's regulations (Cal. Code of Regs., tit. 20, § 1207);


  4. The Applicant has filed no opposition to said Petition; and


  5. Petitioner's interests are relevant to the above-captioned proceeding.

THEREFORE, the Committee Orders that the Petition to Intervene in this matter be GRANTED and that Petitioner be placed upon the Proof of Service List as an Intervenor; Staff shall ensure that Petitioner immediately is provided with a copy of the Application for Certification document. Petitioner may exercise the rights and shall fulfill the obligations of a party as set forth in Title 20 of the California Code of Regulations.

Petitioner's financial hardship petition is hereby granted. Due to financial hardship, Petitioner shall be exempt from the docketing, filing, and service requirements of the Commission's regulations. [Cal. Code Regs., tit. 20, § 1209 (c).] Petitioner shall instead transmit all materials to be filed, docketed, and/or served in this proceeding to the Public Adviser who shall docket/file the same and comply with all proof of service requirements.


Dated January 16, 2003, at Sacramento, California




WILLIAM J. KEESE
Chairman
Presiding Member



ROBERT PERNELL
Commissioner
Associate Member




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