NOTICE OF COMMITTEE WORKSHOP ON
THE 2004 TRANSMISSION UPDATE
As part of the 2004 Integrated Energy Policy Report (IEPR) Update proceeding, the California Energy Commission will conduct a fourth workshop on its ongoing collaborative state transmission assessment. The Energy Commission adopts the IEPR every two years and updates the report every other year. The Energy Commission is currently preparing the 2004 IEPR Update. The workshop will be held on:
MONDAY, JUNE 14, 2004
Starting at 9:30 a.m.
CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION
1516 Ninth Street
Hearing Room A
Note: Audio from this workshop will be broadcast over the Internet.
For details on listening in, please go to: www.energy.ca.gov/realaudio/
Prior transmission-related workshops were held on November 6, 2003, April 5, 2004, and May 10, 2004. For more information about those workshops, see documents at:
As described in the 2003 IEPR, modernizing and upgrading the bulk transmission grid should be a centerpiece of the state's electricity planning process. The Committee's purpose is to ensure that grid expansions are made on a timely basis while considering statewide objectives in determining transmission investments that best meet California's needs.
Note: California Energy Commission's formal name is State of California Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission.
This workshop will explore the following topics:
Attachment A for more information on the workshop agenda and topics.
- Alternatives to transmission system expansion (i.e., generation, storage, and demand management). The Energy Commission is interested in working with a broad group of stakeholders in the IEPR proceedings to investigate how various utilities, transmission planning organizations, and regulatory authorities currently consider alternatives; what preferred approaches are emerging; what considerations are most important to deal with issues in California efficiently and effectively; and how, when, and by whom in the transmission planning process should non-transmission alternatives be considered.
A consultant background and overview report, Comparative Study of Transmission Alternatives will be available on the Energy Commission's web site by June 7, 2004, at www.energy.ca.gov/2004_policy_update/documents/index.html.
- Valuation of the strategic benefits of transmission interconnection. A consultant report, Economic Evaluation of Transmission Interconnection in a Restructured Market, will be available on the Energy Commission's website by June 7, 2004, at http://www.energy.ca.gov/2004_policy_update/documents/index.html
This report, which will be discussed at the workshop, builds upon the California Independent System Operator's (CA ISO's) proposed Transmission Economic Assessment Methodology (TEAM). Background information on TEAM can be found on the CA ISO website at http://www2.caiso.com/docs/2003/03/18/2003031815303519270.html.
- An update on the Energy Commission's proposed transmission corridor study.
- An update on the development of a state long-term transmission vision.
Workshop Participation and Comments
The IEPR Committee invites all interested parties to discuss the workshop topics with the Committee. Workshop attendees are strongly encouraged to participate in the morning panel discussion on alternatives to transmission system expansion. If you wish to join the panel, please contact Kristy Chew at (916) 654-3929 or by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, June 10, 2004. As noted in
Attachment A, the public will also have the opportunity to comment during the workshop.
The Committee seeks comments and encourages interested parties to present their views either orally at the workshop or through written comments. The Committee requests that written comments specifically relating to these workshop topics be submitted by Friday, June 25, 2004. Please include the docket number 03-IEP-01 and indicate "2004 Transmission Update" in the subject line or initial paragraph of your comments. Those submitting written comments by electronic mail should provide the comments in either Microsoft Word format or Portable Document Format, but they must also submit one paper copy to the Energy Commission's Dockets Unit. E-mail comments should be sent to email@example.com. Those submitting written comments by hard copy only must provide an original plus 12 paper copies to the Energy Commission's Dockets Unit.
Please send or deliver materials to the following address:
California Energy Commission
Attn: Dockets 03-IEP-01
1516 Ninth Street, MS-4
Sacramento, CA 95814-5512
Alternatively, participants may provide an original and 12 copies at the beginning of the workshop. All written materials relating to this workshop will be filed with the Dockets Unit and will become part of the public record in this proceeding.
The Energy Commission's Public Adviser, Margret J. Kim, provides the public assistance in participating in Energy Commission activities. If you would like information on how to participate in this workshop, please contact the Public Adviser's Office by phone at (916) 654-4489 or toll-free at (800) 822-6228, by FAX at (916) 654-4493, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have a disability and require assistance to participate in this workshop, please contact Lou Quiroz at (916) 654-5146 at least five days in advance.
Technical questions should be directed to Don Kondoleon of the Engineering Office, at (916) 654-3918 or by email at email@example.com. News media inquiries should be directed to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Executive Director, at (916) 654-4989.
Date Online: June 03, 2004.
JOHN L. GEESMAN
Commissioner and Presiding Member
2004-2005 Integrated Energy
Policy Report Committee
JAMES D. BOYD
Commissioner and Associate Member
2004-2005 Integrated Energy
Policy Report Committee