Notice of a Prefiling Meeting
To Discuss the Preparation
Of An Application For Certification
For the Sutter Power Project




Calpine Corporation is proposing to develop a 500 megawatt (MW) natural gas-fired power plant in Sutter County. The plant is proposed to be built adjacent to their existing 49.5 MW Greenleaf Unit No. 1 gas-fired cogeneration facility located about seven miles southwest of Yuba City. In addition, the project will require construction of a new natural gas pipeline and a 230 kV transmission line that will interconnect with the Western Area Power Agency (WAPA) 230 kV line that runs a few miles to the south and west of the project site.

The power plant and related facilities, such as the electric transmission line and the natural gas pipeline, are under the Energy Commission's siting authority. The prefiling meeting is being held to provide guidance on the preparation of the Application for Certification (AFC) and related processes necessary to comply with local, state and federal requirements. The Commission's staff will discuss the filing requirements for an AFC found in Appendix B of the Commission's Siting Regulations (Cal. Code Regs., title 20, section 1701 et seq.). The Commission staff will provide comment on various draft AFC sections completed by Calpine including: facility design, reliability, efficiency, electric transmission systems, natural gas transmission, soils, water, air quality, public health and land use. The prefiling meeting will be held:

THURSDAY, September 25, 1997
9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Water Resources Control Board
First Floor Conference Room, Room 102
901 P Street
Sacramento, California

(across Ninth Street from the Energy Commission)


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 Ms. 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 Paul Richins, Siting Project Manager, in the Energy Facilities Siting and Environmental Protection Division at (916) 654-4074, or e-mail at
prichins@energy.state.ca.us. The status of the project is available on the Energy Commission's Internet home page at www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/sutterpower. News media inquiries should be directed to Assistant Executive Director, Claudia Chandler, at (916) 654-4989.



DATE: September 9, 1997



_____//signed//_____
Robert L. Therkelsen, Deputy Director for
Energy Facilities Siting and Environmental Protection


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