[Workshop Notice Letterhead]

Pico Power Project
(02-AFC-3)
Staff Assessment Workshop


Purpose: On March 26, 2003, the staff of the California Energy Commission (Energy Commission) filed Part 1 of its Staff Assessment (SA) of the Pico Power Project (PPP) Application for Certification. The SA is available on our web site (see below), or you may call Matt Trask, the project manager (see below), to have it mailed to you. Part 1 of the SA covers all technical areas except air quality and alternatives, which will be covered in Part 2 of the SA. Part 2 will be filed after the Bay Area Air Quality Management District completes its Preliminary Determination of Compliance. The purpose of the workshop is to receive comments on staff's technical analysis. Topics to be discussed include Biological Resources, Visual Resources, and other topics contained in the SA. Parties that cannot attend the workshop in Sacramento can access the workshop via telephone conference by calling 1-888-664-9858 toll-free and entering the code 11775 to gain access.
When: TUESDAY, April 8, 2003
Location: 2nd Floor Conference Room
California Energy Commission
1516 9th St. (see map on reverse)
Sacramento, California
Time: 1 p.m. - ending no later than 6 p.m.
Project Summary: On October 7, 2002, the City of Santa Clara's electric department, doing business as Silicon Valley Power (SVP), filed an Application for Certification (AFC) seeking approval from the California Energy Commission to construct and operate the Pico Power Project (PPP), a natural gas-fired, combined-cycle electric generating facility. The proposed 3-acre project site is located west of the intersection of Lafayette Street and Duane Avenue and immediately north of SVP's Kifer Receiving Station in the City of Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, California. The new combined-cycle facility is expected to generate 122 megawatts (MW) under nominal conditions, with the ability to generate up to 147 MW with supplemental duct firing.
Public Participation: The public is encouraged to participate and provide comments, either orally at the workshop, or in writing, addressed to Matt Trask, Siting Project Manager, at the address below. Written comments are due April 25, 2003. 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, toll free in California at (800) 822-6228, or by e-mail at: [PAO@energy.state.ca.us]. If you require special accommodations, contact Lourdes 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.
Questions: General information on the proposed plant is available on the Energy Commission's Web Site at: [http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/picopower]. Inquiries about the project schedule or analysis should be directed to Matt Trask, Energy Commission Project Manager, at (916) 654-4067, or by e-mail at: [mtrask@energy.state.ca.us]. News media inquiries should be directed to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Director, at (916) 654-4989.




DATE ON LINE: March 28, 2003



___________/signed/_____________
TERRENCE O'BRIEN, Deputy Director
Systems Assessment & Facilities Siting





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