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For immediate release: September 4, 2002
Contact: MaryAnn Costamagna - 916-654-4989

M E D I A     A D V I S O R Y


Energy Commission Schedules Hearing and Site Visit
for Proposed Power Plant in Riverside County

Sacramento - On Monday, September 9, members of the public and other interested parties will have an opportunity to learn more about a 520-megawatt power plant proposed by Caithness Blythe II, LLC.

The Blythe Energy Project Phase II would be an addition to the approved Blythe Energy Project and will be built within the property boundaries of the existing project. The site is located near Interstate 10 and the Blythe Airport, about 5 miles west of the City of Blythe in Riverside County.

What:

Site Visit and Informational Hearing
When: Monday, September 9, 2002
Beginning at 1 p.m.
Where: Blythe City Hall - Parking Lot
235 N. Broadway
Blythe, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)

The informational hearing will be held following the site visit. Bus transportation will be provided from the hearing location to the site. Land owners, members of the public, and governmental agencies are invited to participate.

For information regarding public participation and bus reservations, contact the Commission's Public Adviser, Roberta Mendonca, at (916)654-4489, toll free at (800) 822-6228, or be e-mail at: pao@energy.state.ca.us .

The Energy Commission's Web site provides more information on the proposed project at:

www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/blythe2

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