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The California Energy Commission staff is currently reviewing the Sunrise Cogeneration and Power Project Application for Certification. The project, as proposed by the Sunrise Cogeneration and Power Company, is a nominal 320 megawatt (MW), natural gas-fired cogeneration power plant in western Kern County. The Sunrise site is approximately 35 miles southwest of Bakersfield, 3 miles northwest of Fellows, and 2.5 miles south of Derby Acres. In addition, the project will require construction of a 15-mile 230 kilovolt transmission line to interconnect with the Pacific Gas and Electric and Department of Water Resources transmission line.

The purpose of the workshop, to be held on March 19, 1999, will be to discuss any data requests that were not fully resolved at the previous data request workshop held on March 10, 1999, and any additional data requests made by the public at the Informational Hearing. The March 19th workshop may be cancelled if no new data requests are made and no data requests remain unresolved. The public is encouraged to attend and participate in the workshop at the time and location noted below.

FRIDAY, March 19, 1999
9 a.m. to 12 noon
Derby Acres Recreational Center
2500 Park Drive
Derby Acres, Calif.

The location of the meeting is wheelchair accessible. If you require special accommodations, contact Robert Sifuentes at (916) 654-5004, at least five days prior to the workshop. Persons wanting information on how to participate in the Commission's review of the project should contact Roberta Mendonca, the Commission's Public Adviser, at (916) 654-4489, or toll free in California at (800) 822-6228. Technical or project schedule questions should be directed to Kristina Bergquist, Siting Project Manager, in the Energy Facilities Siting and Environmental Protection Division, at (916) 654-4242, or E-mail at kbergqui@energy.state.ca.us. The status of the project and a copy of the staff's data requests are available on the Energy Commission's Internet web page at www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/sunrise. News media inquiries should be directed to Assistant Executive Director, Claudia Chandler, at (916) 654-4989.

DATE: March 8, 1999

Commissioner and Presiding Member

Mailed to List: #714

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