For Immediate Release: October 13, 2009
Media Contact: Michele Demetras - 916-654-4989

MEDIA ADVISORY

Public workshop October 14 on the proposed Mirant Marsh Landing project
and the Mirant Willow Pass Project

Who: The staff of the California Energy Commission will hold a public workshop on the proposed 600-megawatt Marsh Landing Generating Station and the proposed 550-megawatt Willow Pass Generating Station. The public and interested parties are invited to attend.

When: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 starting at 9 am

Where: California Energy Commission, 1516 Ninth Street, Third Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814

The public and all interested parties unable to join in person are encouraged to participate by telephone at: 1-877-960-9069 (toll-free in the U.S. and Canada.) The passcode is: 15691

More information on the workshop is available at: www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/marshlanding/notices/2009-10-14_soils-water_resource_workshop.html

What: The Marsh Landing facility would be located on a 27-acre industrial site on Wilbur Avenue, one mile northeast of the City of Antioch, on the southern shore of the San Joaquin River. Immediately south, west, and east of the site are the existing Pacific Gas & Electric substation and the Gateway Generating Station.

The Willow Pass facility would be located two miles west of the Pittsburg city center within the existing Pittsburg Power Plant.

Why: The workshop will provide an opportunity for all interested parties and the public to discuss the responses submitted by the applicant to staff's previous data requests in several technical issues in the areas of soils and water resources and waste management. Based on the workshop dialogue, written comments and additional information to be gathered, Energy Commission staff will publish a Preliminary Staff Assessment on the planned facility.

Throughout the project's licensing review, the Energy Commission will conduct public workshops and hearings on the proposed plant to determine whether it should be certified for a license and under what set of conditions.

For additional details on both projects, go to:
www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/marshlanding/
www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/willowpass/

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