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In the Matter of:

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

Docket No. 09-IEP-1C

NOTICE OF COMMITTEE WORKSHOP

 

Committee Workshop on 2010-2020
Peak Demand and Energy Forecasts

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The California Energy Commission's (Energy Commission) Integrated Energy Policy Report (IEPR) Committee will hold a workshop to obtain comments on the staff's proposed 10-year forecasts of annual natural gas, electricity, and peak demand. Commissioner Jeffrey D. Byron is the Presiding Member and Vice Chair James D. Boyd is the Associate Member of the IEPR Committee. Other Commissioners from the Energy Commission or the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) may also attend and participate in this workshop. The workshop will be held:

FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 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

The purpose of the workshop is to understand the range of perspectives concerning 10-year energy demand forecasts. At this workshop, the Committee expects the staff and load serving entities (LSEs) to present their 10-year forecasts of electricity demand and consumption, and, where appropriate, natural gas end-use consumption, including discussion of the methods, data, and assumptions used to develop those forecasts. Parties who wish to propose alternative demand forecasts or to question the assumptions and methods of entities contributing demand forecasts should use this workshop as their opportunity to contribute to the record of the proceeding. In addition, staff will discuss the amount of conservation savings incorporated within the forecast and the methodology behind these estimates.

Background

Energy Commission staff has developed forecasts of electricity and end-user natural gas consumption and peak electricity demand for each major utility planning area within California for the 10-year period, 2010-2020. These forecasts will be published in a staff report prior to the workshop. The staff's demand forecasts are prepared using Energy Commission forecast methods; they are not dependent on the LSE forecasts.

To provide the Energy Commission and the public with the opportunity to consider alternative perspectives on demand trends, the Energy Commission requested electricity demand forecasts and related information from all LSEs with peak load greater than 200 megawatts. These forecasts were submitted to the Energy Commission in February 2009. At the workshop, staff will present a comparison between its forecasts and the forecasts submitted by those LSEs.

Following the hearing, the Committee will provide direction to staff or LSEs concerning revisions to demand forecasts. The final forecasts will be used in a number of applications, including the 2009 IEPR, the CPUC's 2010 procurement process, and the Energy Commission's electricity supply-demand assessments. The final forecasts will also be an input to the California Independent System Operator's controlled grid studies, other transmission planning studies, and the California Gas Report.

Written Comments

The staff will take comments at the workshop and in writing. The staff requests that written comments on workshop topics be submitted by 5 p.m. on Monday, July 6, 2009. Please include the docket number 09-IEP-1C and indicate "Demand Forecast" in the subject line or first paragraph of your comments. Please hand-deliver or mail an original to:

California Energy Commission
Dockets Office, MS-4
Re: Docket No. 09-IEP-1C
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 File (PDF) to [docket@energy.state.ca.us]. One paper copy must also be sent to the Energy Commission's Dockets Office. 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 Office 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 Publications Office at (916) 654-4989, or by e-mail at [mediaoffice@energy.state.ca.us]. Technical questions on the subject matter of this notice should be directed to Chris Kavalec at (916) 654-5184 or e-mail at [ckavalec@energy.state.ca.us]. For general questions regarding the IEPR proceeding, please contact Lynette Esternon Green, IEPR project manager, at (916) 653-2728 or by e-mail at [lesterno@energy.state.ca.us].

The service list for the 2009 IEPR and associated key topic proceedings is handled electronically. Notices and documents for these proceedings are posted to the Energy Commission website. 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 928 866 684
  • When prompted, enter your information and the following meeting password Meeting@9 (Please note that password is case sensitive.)
  • 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 928 866 684
  • When prompted, enter your information and the following meeting password Meeting@9 (Please note that password is case sensitive.)
  • After you log in, a prompt will ask for your phone number. CLICK CANCEL.
  • Instead call 1-866-469-3239 (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 login. 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 1-866-469-3239 (toll-free in the U.S. and Canada) and when prompted enter the unique meeting number 928 866 684. 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

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