California Energy Commission Letterhead

In the Matter of:

Preparation of the
2009 Integrated Energy Policy Report
(2009 IEPR)

Docket No. 09-IEP-1D

NOTICE OF JOINT
COMMITTEE WORKSHOP

 

Joint Integrated Energy Policy Report and Siting Committee Workshop on Transmission Planning Process/Strategies Refinement and Corridor Information Development

The California Energy Commission's (Energy Commission) Integrated Energy Policy Report (IEPR) Committee and the Siting Committee will conduct a joint workshop to describe the results of the Renewable Energy Transmission Initiative (RETI) Phase 2A work, solicit feedback on how the RETI collaborative process can be leveraged to achieve a coordinated statewide transmission planning process, solicit feedback on strategies for the development of a long-term statewide strategic plan for California, and identify corridor designation opportunities arising from the RETI Phase 2A results. Commissioner Jeffrey D. Byron is the Presiding Member of the IEPR and the Siting Committees. Vice Chair James D. Boyd is the Associate Member of the IEPR Committee. Chairman Karen Douglas is the Associate Member of the Siting Committee. Other Commissioners from the Energy Commission and California Public Utilities Commission may attend and participate in this workshop. The workshop will be held:

MONDAY, June 15, 2009
9 a.m.
CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION
1516 Ninth Street
First Floor, Hearing Room A
Sacramento, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)

Remote Attendance

Web Conferencing - Presentations and audio from the meeting will be broadcast via our WebEx web conferencing system. For details on how to participate via WebEx, please see the "Participation through WebEx" section at the end of this notice

Purpose

This workshop will contribute to the development of the Energy Commission's 2009 Strategic Transmission Investment Plan (2009 STIP). It will continue the dialog begun at the May 4 joint IEPR/Siting Committee Workshop on transmission planning information and policy actions. The workshop will cover: (1) Presentation on the Renewable Energy Transmission Initiative (RETI) Phase 2A results; (2) panel discussion on achieving a coordinated statewide transmission planning process, using a strawman proposal as a starting point; (3) panel discussion on the development of a long-term statewide strategic transmission plan for California; and (4) identification of corridor designation opportunities from RETI Phase 2A results.

Background

The June 15, 2009 Joint IEPR and Siting Committee workshop is the second Committee-level workshop that responds to the IEPR Committee's January 9, 2009, Committee Scoping Order for the 2009 IEPR , which directs the 2009 STIP to address the following topics:

  1. Identify and evaluate regulatory or policy changes that will reduce barriers to transmission projects, including joint investor-owned and publicly owned utility projects.
  2. Identify specific near-term transmission projects that will ensure reliability, relieve congestion, provide increased access to renewable generation, and meet future growth. This will include a discussion of system improvements needed to reduce local capacity requirements for fossil-fuel generation.
  3. Discuss federal and state corridor designation efforts to identify potential transmission corridors in advance of need to streamline future permitting of transmission lines needed to access top priority renewable resource zones.
  4. Discuss current transmission-related research and development and future efforts needed to help resolve transmission barriers, including the use of smart grid technologies.

The first joint IEPR/Siting Committee workshop for the 2009 STIP was held on May 4, 2009. That workshop covered the development steps for the 2009 STIP and relevant transmission information from a variety of sources, including the responses received from transmission-owning load serving entities to the Commission's Forms and Instructions for Submitting Electric Transmission-Related Data. It also provided the opportunity for the joint committees to solicit feedback from stakeholders on actions needed to overcome barriers to renewable transmission projects and corridor development. The presentations, transcripts, and public comments from the May 4 workshop are available on the Energy Commission's website at the following location: www.energy.ca.gov/2009_energypolicy/documents/index.html#050409.

Written Comments

Written comments on the workshop topics must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on June 24, 2009. Please include the docket number 09-IEP-1D and indicate "2009 IEPR Transmission" in the subject line or first paragraph of your comments. Please hand deliver or mail an original copy to:

California Energy Commission
Dockets Office, MS-4
Re: Docket No. # 09-IEP-1D
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 docket@energy.state.ca.us. One paper copy must also be sent to the Energy Commission's Docket Unit.

Participants may also provide an original and ten copies 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's Office provides the public assistance in participating in Energy Commission activities. If you want information on how to participate in this forum, please contact Elena Miller, Public Adviser 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 in advance.

Please direct all news media inquiries to the Media and Public Communications Office at (916) 654-4989, or by e-mail at mediaoffice@energy.state.ca.us. If you have questions on the technical subject matter of this forum, please call Judy Grau, Senior Mechanical Engineer, at (916) 653-1610 or by email at jgrau@energy.state.ca.us. For general questions regarding the IEPR proceeding, please contact Lynette Esternon-Green, IEPR project manager, by phone at (916) 653-2728 or by e-mail at lesterno@energy.state.ca.us.

The service list for the 2009 IEPR is handled electronically. Notices and documents for this proceeding are posted to the Energy Commission website at www.energy.ca.gov/2009_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.

Participation through WebEx, the Energy Commission's on-line meeting service

Computer Log on with a Direct Phone Number:

  • Please go to https://energy.webex.com and enter the unique meeting number
    929 916 401
  • When prompted, enter your information and the following meeting password
    transmission@9
  • After you log in, a prompt will appear on-screen for you to provide your phone number. In the Number box, type your area code and phone number and click OK to receive a call back on your phone for the audio of the meeting. International callers can use the "Country/Region" button to help make their connection.

Computer Log on for Callers with an Extension Phone Number, etc.:

  • Please go to https://energy.webex.com and enter the unique meeting number
    929 916 401
  • When prompted, enter your information and the following meeting password
    transmission@9
  • After you log in, a prompt will ask for your phone number. CLICK CANCEL.
  • Instead call 1-866-229-3239 (toll-free in the U.S. and Canada). When prompted, enter the meeting number above and your unique Attendee ID number which is listed in the top left area of your screen after you log in. International callers can dial in using the "Show all global call-in numbers" link (also in the top left area).

Telephone Only (No Computer Access): Call 1-866-229-3239 (toll-free in the U.S. and Canada) and when prompted enter the unique meeting number 929 916 401. International callers can select their number from https://energy.webex.com/energy/globalcallin.php.

If you have difficulty joining the meeting, please call the WebEx Technical Support number at 1-866-229-3239. Please be aware that the meeting's WebEx audio and on-screen activity may be recorded.

 

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

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

 

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KAREN DOUGLAS, J.D.
Chairman and Associate Member
Siting Committee

 

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