[Workshop Notice Letterhead]



Purpose: The California Energy Commission staff will hold an Issues Resolution and Data Response workshop for the proposed Tesla Power Project so that the applicant's representatives, interested agencies, and the public can discuss project issues and data responses submitted by the applicant on March 8, 2002. Please review the attached workshop agenda for details on the technical section discussion schedule. A continuation of this workshop will be held on the following day if necessary. A workshop may be held in the city of Tracy at a later date. If you have questions in a particular technical area, please contact the project manager identified below five days in advance of the meeting date so that appropriate technical staff can plan to attend.

Time: Monday, March 25, 2002
10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. lunch 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
(See attached agenda)
4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. break 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
(See attached agenda)

Tuesday, March 26, 2002
4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. break 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
(Continuation of discussion on technical issues " if necessary ").

Location: Elks Lodge
940 Larkspur Drive
Livermore, California 94550
Wheelchair Accessible
Workshop Agenda Available

Project Summary: On January 9, 2002, the Energy Commission deemed the Tesla Power Project (TPP), Application for Certification (AFC) data adequate. This begins the Energy Commission's review process. TPP is seeking approval from the California Energy Commission (Energy Commission) to operate a nominal 1,120-megawatt natural gas-fired cogeneration power generating facility. The site is located on a 60-acre portion of a 160-acre parcel in Alameda County, approximately 0.5 miles north of the PG&E Tesla substation. The proposed Tesla Power Project would consist of four natural gas fired generators, and two steam turbine generators. The project will also include 0.8 miles of double-circuit 230-kV transmission line connected to the Tesla PG&E substation, a 24 inch 2.8 mile natural gas pipeline, and a 1.7-mile water line constructed along the Midway Road.

Public Participation: The public is encouraged to participate and provide comments as early in our process as possible. For information on how to participate in the Energy Commission's review of the proposed project, please contact Roberta Mendonca, the Energy Commission's Public Adviser, at (916) 654-4489, toll free in California at (800) 822-6228, or by e-mail at PAO@energy.state.ca.us. If you require special accommodations, contact Priscilla Ross, at (916) 653-6631, at least five days prior to the workshop.


  • General information, and documents on the proposed project are available on the Energy Commission's website at www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/tesla. Inquiries about the project should be directed to Jack W. Caswell, Energy Commission Project Manager, at (916) 653-0062 or by e-mail at jcaswell@energy.state.ca.us.
  • If you would like to obtain a hard copy of the Issue Identification Report, Data Requests, or Data Responses please contact Pat Owen, Siting Project Secretary, at (916) 654-4219 or by e-mail at powen@energy.state.ca.us.
  • News media inquiries should be directed to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Director, at (916) 654-4989.

Date Online: March 12, 2002


Robert A. Laurie
Commissioner and Presiding Member

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