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In the Matter of:

Preparation of the
2008 Integrated Energy Policy Report Update
and the 2009 Integrated Energy Policy Report

Docket No. 08-IEP-1G



Notice of Staff Workshop

In support of the 2008 Integrated Energy Policy Report Update (2008 IEPR Update), the California Energy Commission staff will conduct a workshop to review the analysis of the Self Generation Incentive Program's Cost-Benefit Evaluation as part of the 2008 IEPR Update proceeding.

Two Energy Commission Committees oversee the work on this subject: the Renewables Committee, with Commissioner Karen Douglas as Presiding Member, and Chairman Jackalyne Pfannenstiel as the Associate Member; and the Integrated Energy Policy Report (IEPR) Committee with Commissioner Jeffrey Byron as Presiding Member and Chairman Jackalyne Pfannenstiel as Associate Member. While this is a staff workshop, Commissioners from the Energy Commission may attend and participate in this workshop. Commissioners and staff from the California Public Utilities Commission may also attend and participate.

The workshop will be held:

1 p.m.

1516 Ninth Street
First Floor, Hearing Room A
Sacramento, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)

Audio from this meeting will be broadcast over the Internet.
For details, please go to:

To participate in the meeting by phone,
please call 888-566-5914 by 1 p.m.
Passcode: IEPR Call Leader: Suzanne Korosec


Assembly Bill 2778 (Lieber, Chapter 617, Statutes of 2006) mandates that the Energy Commission provide a cost-benefit analysis on ratepayer subsidies for renewable and fossil fuel "ultraclean and low-emission distributed generation" on or before November 1, 2008 for inclusion in the Integrated Energy Policy Report. The report is to be prepared in consultation with the California Air Resources Board and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC).

This workshop will review the draft consultant analysis on the Self Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) and provide participants the opportunity to comment on that analysis.

The draft consultant analysis is provided with this notice as Attachment A and is available for review on the Energy Commission's website at: The final consultant report will discuss the cost-benefit framework analysis of electric generation technologies, including renewable and clean-fueled technologies that are, or could be, included in the SGIP. The findings and recommendations from the consultant's final report will be included in the 2008 IEPR Update.

Written Comments

Due to the tight schedule for including the results of the consultant's evaluation in the draft 2008 IEPR Update to be released September 18, 2008, written comments on the workshop topics must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on September 5, 2008. Please include the docket number 08-IEP-1G and indicate Self Generation Incentive Program Cost Benefit Analysis in the subject line or first paragraph of your comments. Please hand deliver or mail an original plus 10 paper copies to:

California Energy Commission
Dockets Office, MS-4
Re: Docket No. 08-IEP-1G
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814-5512

The Energy Commission encourages comments by e-mail. Please include your name or organization's in the name of the file. Those submitting comments by electronic mail should provide them in either Microsoft Word format or as a Portable Document (PDF) to One paper copy must also be sent to the Energy Commission's Docket Unit.

Participants may also provide an original at the beginning of the workshop. All written materials relating to this workshop 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, Elena Miller, provides the public assistance in participating in Energy Commission activities. If you want information on how to participate in this forum, please contact the Public Adviser's Office at (916) 654-4489 or toll free at (800) 822-6228, by FAX at (916) 654-4493, or by e-mail at If you have a disability and require assistance to participate, please contact Lou Quiroz at (916) 654-5146 at least five days in advance.

The service list for the2008 IEPR Update is handled electronically. Notices and documents for this proceeding are posted to the Energy Commission website at 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

Please direct all news media inquiries to the Media Office at (916) 654-4989, or by e-mail at Technical questions regarding the subject matter of this notice should be directed to Rachel MacDonald at (916) 654-4862 or by e-mail at

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