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Notice of Staff Workshop on
The Revised Staff Assessment for the
Blythe Solar Power Project
(09-AFC-6)

The California Energy Commission staff will conduct a workshop for the proposed Blythe Solar Power Project to discuss the Revised Staff Assessment and to work towards resolving issues. All interested agencies and members of the public are invited to participate.

The workshop will be held:

Friday, July 9, 2010
Starting at 9:00 am

California Energy Commission
Hearing Room B
1516 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814-5512

(Wheelchair Accessible)

Call-in Number (toll free): 866-453-9968 (pass code: 8045328)

PURPOSE

The purpose of the workshop is to allow staff, the applicant, interested agencies, and the public to discuss staff's Revised Staff Assessment which was published on June 4, 2010.

An electronic copy of the Revised Staff Assessment as well as other project related information is available on the Energy Commission web site at www.energy.gov/sitingcases/solar_millenium_blythe/index.html.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

On August 24, 2009, the California Energy Commission received an Application For Certification (AFC) from Solar Millennium, LLC and Chevron Energy Solutions to construct and operate the Blythe Solar Power Project in Riverside County.

The Blythe Solar Power Project (project) is a concentrated solar thermal electric generating facility with four adjacent, independent, and identical units of 250 megawatt (MW) nominal capacity each for a total nominal capacity of 1,000 MW. The project is proposed to be located in the southern California inland desert, approximately eight miles west of the city of Blythe and two miles north of the Interstate-10 freeway in Riverside County, California. The applicants are seeking a right-of-way grant for approximately 9,400 acres of lands owned by the Federal government and administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Construction and operation of the project would disturb a total of about 7,044 acres.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

If you desire information about participating in the Energy Commission's review of the proposed project, please contact the Energy Commission's Public Adviser by phone at (916) 654-4701 or toll free in California at (800) 822-6228, or by email at publicadviser@energy.state.ca.us. Technical or project schedule questions should be directed to Alan Solomon, Energy Commission Project Manager, at (916) 653-8236, or by email at asolomon@energy.state.ca.us. News media inquiries should be directed to (916) 654-4989, or by email at mediaoffice@energy.state.ca.us.

Date: June 23, 2010

__________/ SIGNED /__________
TERRENCE O'BRIEN, Deputy Director
Siting, Transmission & Environmental Protection Division