I received an email from an onsite participant
The audience at the CPUC was packed with Union Supporters, and Oakley Seniors wearing “Oakley Now” T-shirts! Tremendous support from the “Labor” folks who worked tirelessly over the last two days at the state capital (Cesar) and to all the Union members who showed up to wear T-shirts at the hearing. Also, great thanks to all of the elected who appeared at the hearing and to all the elected who called the Commissioners to elicit support for the project. Great speeches from many including Jim F, Federal G, Mike H and Greg F. All of this turned the tide from a 2-2 to a 4-0….Congratulations to the entire team
From the CPUC website
CPUC DENIES APPLICATIONS FOR REHEARING OF
OAKLEY POWER PLANT DECISION
SAN FRANCISCO, May 26, 2011 – The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) today in executive session, and with Commissioner Mike Florio abstaining, voted unanimously to make certain minor modifications to its December 2010 decision approving the Oakley Project power plant and deny applications for rehearing.
On December 16, 2010, the CPUC approved Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E) purchase and sale agreement with Contra Costa Generating Station LLC for the Oakley Project, a new state-of-the-art natural gas-fired combined cycle facility that is expected to produce 586 megawatts of generation.
Today’s decision is available at http://docs.cpuc.ca.gov/PUBLISHED/FINAL_DECISION/136036.htm
More information on the Oakley Project is available at http://docs.cpuc.ca.gov/word_pdf/NEWS_RELEASE/128370.pdf.
For more information on the CPUC, please visit www.cpuc.ca.gov.
The first phase of construction, building the foundation, begins in June.