[Workshop Notice Letterhead]

Preliminary Staff Assessment
Water Resources Workshop


Purpose:  On September 13, 2002 the staff of the California Energy Commission filed its Preliminary Staff Assessment (PSA) on the Tesla Power Project Application for Certification (01-AFC-21). This PSA will be followed by a Final Staff Assessment (FSA) to be released after a series of Energy Commission staff workshops. The staff's PSA is available for download from our web site at www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/tesla; or you may contact the project secretary at the address below if you wish to have it mailed to you. The purpose of this workshop is to gather additional information and work through final issues in preparation for the FSA. The topic to be covered at this workshop is water resources/cooling alternative supply. Staff welcomes comments on these subjects from members of the public, the applicant, Intervenors in the proceeding, and local, state and federal agencies. Written Comments are needed by October 11, 2002.

When: Tuesday, September 24, 2002, beginning at 10 a.m.
Location: California Energy Commission
1516 9th Street, Hearing Room "A"
Sacramento, CA 95814

The location is wheelchair accessible

Project Summary:  On October 12, 2001, Midway Power LLC (MPLLC), a Delaware limited liability company and subsidiary of Florida Power and Light (FPL), filed an Application for Certification (AFC) for the Tesla Power Project (TPP). MPLLC is seeking approval from the California Energy Commission (Energy Commission) to construct and operate a 1,120 MW combined cycle power generating plant. The site is located on a 60-acre portion of a 160-acre parcel, about 0.5 miles north of the PG&E Tesla Substation in Alameda County.

Public Participation:  The public is encouraged to participate and provide comments. For information on how to participate in the Commission's review of the proposed project, please contact Roberta Mendonca, the Commission's Public Adviser, at (916) 654-4489, or toll free in California at (800) 822-6228, or by e-mail at [PAO@energy.state.ca.us]. If you require special accommodations, contact Lou Quiroz, at (916) 654-5146, at least five days prior to the workshop.

Agency Participation:  The Energy Commission staff encourages attendance by representatives of those agencies that have either direct or indirect interests in the purposes of this workshop.


  • General information on the proposed power plant is available on the Energy Commission's Web Site at www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/tesla.

  • Inquiries about the project schedule or analysis should be directed to Jack Caswell, Energy Commission Project Manager, at (916) 653-0062, or e-mail at [jcaswell@energy.state.ca.us].

  • If you would like to obtain a hard copy of the Preliminary Staff Assessment, 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, or e-mail at [energia@energy.ca.gov].

Date Online: September 23, 2002


John L. Geesman
Commissioner and Presiding Member

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