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Notice of Staff Data Response & Issue Resolution
Workshop for the
CPV Sentinel Energy Project

The California Energy Commission staff will conduct a Data Response and Issue Resolution workshop for the CPV Sentinel Energy Project. The purpose is to discuss the applicant's responses to staffs Data Requests and to work toward resolving issues. All interested agencies and members of the public are invited to participate.

1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
(Wheelchair Accessible)

(Map to Location)


The Energy Commission staff is currently analyzing CPV Sentinel, LLC's Application for Certification (AFC) for the proposed development of the CPV Sentinel Energy Center (Sentinel). Staff published Data Requests on October 4, 2007 for the following technical areas: Air Quality, Cultural Resources, Land Use, Soil and Water Resources, Transmission System Engineering, Visual Resources, and Waste Management. The staff workshop will focus on Sentinel's partial list of Data Responses and work toward resolving project issues. Sentinel has requested more time for responses to some of staffs Data Requests in the areas of Land Use, Transmission System Engineering and Soil and Water Resources. Following the workshop, staff will consider the comments it receives and will conduct a second round of Data Requests (if necessary) and publish a Preliminary Staff Assessment containing a preliminary analysis of issues and recommendations for mitigation and conditions of certification.


On June 25, 2007, CPV Sentinel, LLC submitted an AFC to the California Energy Commission to construct and operate a simple-cycle (peaking) power plant. The Sentinel project is a proposed nominally rated 850 megawatt (MW) electrical generating facility that would encompass 37 acres of land situated within unincorporated Riverside County, California, adjacent to the Palm Springs northern city limits. The proposed project consists of eight natural gas-fired General Electric (GE) LMS100 combustion turbine generators operating in simple-cycle mode. The project has a contract with Southern California Edison for 550 megawatts (MW) and would supply quick-start peaking capacity, energy, and ancillary services into the California Independent System Operator's Los Angeles Basin Local Capacity Requirement Area.

Public Participation

The Energy Commission's Public Adviser's Office provides the public with assistance in participating in Energy Commission activities. If you want information on how to participate in this proceeding, please contact Mike Monasmith of the Public Adviser's Office at (916) 654-4489 or toll free at (800) 822-6228, by FAX at (916) 654-4493, or by e-mail at pao@energy.state.ca.us. If you have a disability and require assistance to participate, please contact Lou Quiroz at (916) 654-5146 at least five days in advance.


General information and documents on the proposed project are available on the Energy Commission's website at http://www.enerqy.ca.qov/sitinqcases/sentinel/index.html. Please direct all news media inquiries to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Executive Director, at (916) 654-4989 or e-mail at mediaoffice@eneray.state.ca.us. For technical questions on the subject matter, please contact Bill Pfanner, Project Manager, at (916) 654-4206 or by e-mail to bpfanner@energy.state.ca.us. If you are unable to attend the workshop, written comments may be sent to the staffs project manager electronically or to the Energy Commission's street address shown on the letterhead of this notice.



Terrence O'Brien, Deputy Director
Energy Facilities Siting Division

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