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In the Matter of: )      Docket No. 06-IEP-1F
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Preparation of the )       
2007 Integrated Energy Policy Report )       
(2007 IEPR) )       
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Notice of Joint Committees Hearing and Availability of
the Joint Committees Draft 2007 Strategic
Transmission Investment Plan

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The California Energy Commission's (Energy Commission) Integrated Energy Policy Report (IEPR) Committee and the Electricity Committee (the Committees) will conduct a joint hearing to seek public comment on the Joint Committees Draft 2007 Strategic Transmission Investment Plan (Draft 2007 Strategic Plan) as part of the 2007 IEPR proceeding. Chairman Jackalyne Pfannenstiel is the Presiding Member of the IEPR Committee. Commissioner Jeffrey Byron is the Presiding Member of the Electricity Committee. Commissioner John L. Geesman is the Associate Member of the IEPR Committee and the Associate Member of the Electricity Committee. Other Commissioners may attend and participate in the hearing. The hearing will be held:

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2007
9:30 a.m.
CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION
1516 Ninth Street
First Floor, Hearing Room A
Sacramento, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)

Note: Audio from this hearing will be broadcast over the Internet.
For details, please go to:
http://www.energy.ca.gov/webcast/

Parties unable to attend this committee hearing can comment by conference call.
The conference call information is:
USA Toll Free Number: 888-857-6618, at or after 9:30 a.m.
Passcode: IEPR, Call Leader: Lorraine White

Availability of Draft 2007 Strategic Plan

In 2004, the Legislature adopted Senate Bill 1565 (Bowen, Chapter 692, Statutes of 2004), which directed the Energy Commission to adopt a strategic transmission investment plan for the state. The strategic plan is to be included in the IEPR and “shall identify and recommend actions required to implement investments needed to ensure reliability, relieve congestion, and meet future growth in load and generation, including, but not limited to, renewable resources, energy efficiency, and other demand reduction measures.” (Public Resources Code section 25324) The Draft 2007 Strategic Plan is available from the Energy Commission's website at: [http://www.energy.ca.gov/2007_energypolicy/index.html].

Background

The Draft 2007 Strategic Plan is based on the public record developed during the 2007 IEPR proceeding, which includes extensive public and stakeholder input, written comments, and presentations, as well as responses to transmission-related data requests. This and other information, including workshop transcripts, can be found at: [http://www.energy.ca.gov/2007_energypolicy/documents/index.html].

This hearing will provide a forum for public comment on the Committees' recommendations before the Draft 2007 Strategic Plan is considered for adoption by the full Energy Commission at the November 7, 2007 Business Meeting. In addition, the IEPR Committee will be releasing its Committee Draft 2007 IEPR in late September and will hold hearings organized by topic in mid-October to receive comments on that report. The IEPR hearings will be noticed separately, and the schedule for those hearings will be available at: [http://www.energy.ca.gov/2007_energypolicy/index.html].

Written Comments

The committees are seeking the active participation of interested parties in discussing policy options and associated issues concerning the Draft 2007 Strategic Plan for the 2007 IEPR proceeding.

Written comments are encouraged to be provided in advance of the hearing, but final written comments should be submitted by 5 p.m. on September 27, 2007. Please include the docket number 06-IEP-1F and indicate 2007 IEPR - Transmission in the subject line or first paragraph of your comments. The Energy Commission encourages filing written comments by e-mail. Please include your name or organization in the name of the file. Those submitting comments by e-mail should provide them in either Microsoft Word format or as a Portable Document File (PDF) to [docket@energy.state.ca.us].

In addition to electronic filing, one original paper copy must also be hand-delivered or

mailed to:
California Energy Commission
Dockets Office, MS-4
Re: Docket No. 06-IEP-1F
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814-5512

Participants in the public hearing may also provide an original paper copy and 20 copies at the beginning of the meeting. All written materials relating to this hearing will be filed with the Dockets Unit and become part of the public record in this proceeding.

Public Participation

The Energy Commission's Public Adviser is available to assist the public in participating in Energy Commission activities. If you would like information on how to participate in this hearing, 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 [pao@energy.state.ca.us]. If you have a disability and require assistance to participate, please contact Lou Quiroz at (916) 654-5146 at least five days before the meeting.

The service list for the 2007 IEPR is handled electronically. Notices and documents for these proceedings are posted to the Energy Commission website at: [www.energy.ca.gov/2007_energypolicy/]. When new information is posted, an e-mail will be sent to those on the energy policy e-mail list server. We encourage those who are interested in receiving these notices to sign up for the list server through the website [www.energy.ca.gov/listservers/].

Questions regarding the 2007 IEPR proceeding should be directed to Lorraine White, IEPR program manager, at (916) 654-4075 or by email at [lwhite@energy.state.ca.us]. For technical questions regarding the subject matter of this hearing, please contact Judy Grau at (916) 653-1610 or by e-mail at [jgrau@energy.state.ca.us]. Please direct all news media inquiries to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Executive Director, at (916) 654-4989, or by e-mail at [mediaoffice@energy.state.ca.us].

Date Posted: August 31, 2007

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JACKALYNE PFANNENSTIEL
Chairman and Presiding Member,
IEPR Committee
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JEFFREY BYRON
Commissioner and Presiding Member,
Electricity Committee
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JOHN L. GEESMAN
Commissioner and Associate Member
Integrated Energy Policy Committee

Note: California Energy Commission's formal name is State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission.

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