[Workshop Notice Letterhead]



Purpose: The California Energy Commission staff will hold a Data Response workshop for the proposed Tesla Power Project so that the applicantŐs representatives, interested agencies, and the public can discuss project issues and data responses submitted by the applicant on May 17, 2002. Please review the attached workshop agenda for details on the subjects to be discussed. 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: Thursday, June 13, 2002
3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (break as agreed)
(See attached agenda)

Location: Livermore City Council Chambers
3575 Pacific Avenue
Livermore, California 94550
"Wheelchair Accessible, Map & Workshop Agenda Attached"

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 CommissionŐs review process. TPP is seeking approval from the California Energy Commission (Energy Commission) to operate a nominal 1,120-megawatt natural gas-fired combined cycle 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 CommissionŐs review of the proposed project, please contact Roberta Mendonca, the Energy CommissionŐs 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 have a disability and need assistance in order to participate at the workshop, please contact Lourdes Quiroz of the Administrative Services Division at (916) 654-5146 at least five days before the meeting.


  • 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: May 30, 2002


Robert A. Laurie
Commissioner and Presiding Member

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