California Energy Commission Letterhead

In the Matter of:

Preparation of the
2009 Integrated Energy Policy Report

Docket No. 09-IEP-1D

NOTICE OF BUSINESS MEETING
RE: Adoption of Electric Transmission
Data Requests

 

Notice To Consider Adoption Of
Electric Transmission Data Requests

The California Energy Commission will hold a Business Meeting on:

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2009
10 a.m.
CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION
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: www.energy.ca.gov/webcast/

As part of the January 14, 2009, Business Meeting, the Energy Commission will consider adopting the Committee Final Forms and Instructions for Submitting Electric Transmission-related Data, prepared in support of the 2009 Integrated Energy Policy Report (2009 IEPR). The Committee Final document will be posted by January 2, 2009 on the Energy Commission website at [http://www.energy.ca.gov/2009_energypolicy/documents/index.html].

Background

The Energy Commission is directed by Public Resources Code (PRC) Section 25301 to conduct regular assessments of all aspects of energy demand and supply. These assessments serve as the foundation for analyses and policy recommendations to the Governor, Legislature, and other agencies. The broad strategic purposes of these policies are to conserve resources, protect the environment, ensure energy reliability, enhance the state's economy, and protect public health and safety.

To carry out these regular assessments of expected and needed electricity supplies, "the Commission shall conduct... [an] assessment of the availability, reliability, and efficiency of the electricity and natural gas infrastructure and systems including, but not limited to,...western regional and California electricity and transmission system capacity and use." (PRC section 25303(a)(3).)

In addition, the Energy Commission is directed by PRC section 25324 to "adopt a strategic plan for the state's electric transmission grid." Furthermore, when developing the strategic transmission plan, PRC section 25333 directs the Energy Commission to "confer with cities and counties, federal agencies, and California Native American tribes to identify appropriate areas within their jurisdictions that may be suitable for a transmission corridor zone. The commission shall, to the extent feasible, coordinate efforts to identify long-term transmission needs of the state with the land use plans of cities, counties, federal agencies, and California Native American tribes."

The Energy Commission is preparing these assessments for the 2009 IEPR. Resource plans submitted by transmission-owning load-serving entities will provide a foundation for the analyses and recommendations of the 2009 IEPR and the 2009 Strategic Transmission Investment Plan.

On November 19, 2008, the Energy Commission staff released a draft document entitled Forms and Instructions for Submitting Electric Transmission-related Data, publication no. CEC-100-2008-012-SD. An Energy Commission staff workshop was held on December 4, 2008, to solicit public comment from interested parties on the staff draft document. After the workshop and the receipt of written comments, the IEPR Committee is proposing this final version of the Forms and Instructions.

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 workshop, 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 [publicadviser@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.

Please direct all news media inquiries to the Media Office at (916) 654-4989, or by e-mail at [mediaoffice@energy.state.ca.us]. For general questions regarding the 2009 IEPR proceeding, please contact Lynette Esternon Green, IEPR project manager, at (916) 653-2728 or by email at [lesterno@energy.state.ca.us]. If you have questions on the technical subject matter of this forum, please call Mark Hesters at (916) 654-5049 or by e-mail at [mhesters@energy.state.ca.us].

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JEFFREY D. BYRON
Commissioner and Presiding Member
Integrated Energy Policy Report Committee

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JAMES D. BOYD
Vice Chair and Associate Member
Integrated Energy Policy Report Committee

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