Public hearing for Hayward power plant

January 21, 2009 8:37:55 AM PST
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District will host a public meeting tonight in Hayward to gather public feedback on a pollution control permit for a power plant proposed in the city's industrial corridor.

The hearing is scheduled for 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Hayward City Hall's council chambers.

Up for discussion is a 600-megawatt, natural gas-fired power plant proposed for the corner of Depot Road and Cabot Boulevard.

Air District staff is proposing a permit that would require sophisticated air pollution control equipment be installed in the plant. This is one of two major environmental permits required for the project, which is known as the Russell City Energy Center.