CALIFORNIA ENERGY RESOURCES
CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
|In the matter of,||)||Docket No. 03-IEP-01|
|Informational Proceeding and||)||NOTICE OF COMMITTEE|
|Preparation of the 2004 Integrated,||)||WORKSHOP AND WHITE PAPER|
|Energy Policy Report Update||)||AVAILABILITY RE: RESOURCE,|
|(2004 Energy Report Update)||)||RELIABILITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL|
|)||CONCERNS OF AGING POWER|
NOTICE OF COMMITTEE WORKSHOP AND AVAILABILITY OF
RESOURCE, RELIABILITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS OF
AGING POWER PLANT OPERATIONS AND RETIREMENTS
DRAFT STAFF WHITE PAPER
The California Energy Commission's 2004-2005 Integrated Energy Policy Report (IEPR) Committee (Committee) will conduct a workshop to seek public comment on the draft staff white paper Resource, Reliability and Environmental Concerns of Aging Power Plant Operations and Retirements. Commissioner John L. Geesman is the Presiding Member and Commissioner James D. Boyd is the Associate Member of the Committee.
The workshop will be held:
AUGUST 26, 2004
Starting at 9 a.m.
CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY BUILDING
1001 I Street
Central Valley Room
For audio and video broadcast over the Internet, please go to:
Availability of Draft Staff White Paper
The draft staff white paper addresses the following topics:
- The role that individual aging power plants play in maintaining a reliable power system, including capacity resources and providing local reliability services;
- The factors affecting retirement decisions, and the range of retirements that can be anticipated over the next few years; and
- The implications of both potential retirements and continued reliance on older plants on system reliability and efficiency and the environment.
The staff draft white paper is available from the Energy Commission's website at:
Parties may obtain a printed copy by contacting Caroline Jackman in the Energy Commission's Electricity Analysis Office at (916) 654-4791.
The Committee is seeking the active participation of all interested parties in discussing the draft staff white paper. The workshop agenda and questions will be posted during the week of August 9 on the Energy Commission's website: [www.energy.ca.gov/2004_policy_update]. Written responses to the specific questions or other comments may be submitted in advance of the workshop or as reply comments by September 7, 2004 (see Written Comments below).
The Energy Commission adopts an Integrated Energy Policy Report (Energy Report) every two years and updates the report every other year. In the 2003 Energy Report, the Energy Commission indicated that it was committed to examining the state's aging power plants as part of the 2004 Energy Report Update. The draft staff white paper has been prepared to help inform the 2004 Energy Report Update proceeding regarding the reliability effects of possible retirements of aging generating units, as well as the potential resource and environmental effects of continued reliance on aging generating units.
The Energy Commission encourages members of the public to submit specific written comments on the draft staff white paper and workshop questions. Written comments submitted before the workshop are requested by close of business August 23, 2004. Written comments may also be submitted at the workshop, and interested parties may submit reply comments following the workshop by September 7, 2004.
Please file a single copy electronically with the Docket Unit and follow up with an original copy by mail. The Energy Commission encourages comments by e-mail so that they may be posted on the Energy Commission's IEPR proceeding website. If you cannot send comments by e-mail, please provide an original and 12 copies by mail or in person to the Energy Commission's Docket Unit. All written materials filed with the Docket Unit will become part of the public record in this proceeding.
If filing comments by e-mail, please send one e-mail to [firstname.lastname@example.org] with 03-IEP-01 as the subject line and follow up with one original copy to the address below. Otherwise, please send or deliver written materials to:
California Energy Commission
Re: Docket Nos. 03-IEP-01
Docket Unit, MS-4
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814-5504
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 [email@example.com]. 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. Directions to the California Environmental Protection Agency Building can be found at: [www.calepa.ca.gov/EPAbldg/location.htm]. To participate during the hearing via telephone or e-mail, please call: (800) 857-9600 (passcode: 21142) or send e-mail to: [IEPRHearing@energy.state.ca.us]. Please note the telephone number and e-mail are available only during the hearing.
If you have questions on the technical subject matter of this notice, please contact Matt Trask at (916) 654-4067 or by e-mail at [firstname.lastname@example.org]. News media inquiries should be directed to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Executive Director, at (916) 654-4989.
|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
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