California Energy Commission Letterhead

Application for Certification for the
CPV Sentinel Energy Project
by the CPV Sentinel. L.L.C.

Docket No. 07-AFC-3



PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Committee designated by the Energy Commission to conduct proceedings on the Application for Certification for the CPV SENTINEL ENERGY PROJECT has scheduled a Status Conference as follows:

Thursday, July 31, 2008
Beginning at 10:00 a.m.
California Energy Commission
Hearing Room B
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(Wheelchair Accessible)

TELECONFERENCE OPTION: The following toll free phone number will be available at 10:00 a.m. for callers to participate in the hearing:

Call: 1-888-955-8972
Use Passcode: "Sentinel"
Conference Leader: "Ken Celli"


On June 25, 2007, CVP Sentinel, LLC, (Sentinel) submitted an Application for Certification (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 LMS100 combustion turbine generators operating in simple-cycle mode. The Energy Commission will determine whether the proposed project complies with applicable laws related to public health and safety, environmental impacts, and engineering requirements.

Purpose of the Status Conference

This Status Conference is sponsored by the Energy Commission to inform the Committee, the parties, and the Community about the project's progress to date in the AFC process and to set a new project schedule.

Currently, the Committee Scheduling Order of October 15, 2007, has lapsed with scheduled events lagging approximately four to five months behind their originally scheduled due date. To assist the Committee and participants in understanding the process, Applicant and Staff shall file a proposed schedule for the remainder of the siting process on or before July 25, 2008.

At the Status Conference, parties should be prepared to inform and advise the Committee on how the project's current status may affect their proposed schedule for review of the AFC application.

Public Adviser and Public Participation

The Energy Commission's Public Adviser, Elena Miller, will assist any person or organization interested in participating. For assistance in this process, contact the Public Adviser's Office at 916-654-4489 or 800-822-6228 or email:

If you have a disability and need assistance to participate in this event, contact Lourdes Quiroz well in advance of the hearing at 916-654-5146 or e-mail:


Questions of a legal or procedural nature should be directed to Kenneth Celli, the Hearing Officer, at (916) 651-8893, or e-mail:

Technical questions concerning the project should be addressed to Bill Pfanner, Energy Commission Project Manager, at (916) 654-4206, or by e-mail:

Media inquiries should be directed to the Office of Media and Public Communications at (916) 654-4989 or e-mail at:

Information concerning the status of the project, as well as notices and other relevant documents, may be viewed on the Energy Commission's Internet web page at:

Dated: July 9, 2008, at Sacramento, California.

commissioner signature
Vice Chair and Presiding Member
Sentinel AFC Committee

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Chairman and Associate Member
Sentinel AFC Committee