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Wednesday, January 10, 2001

1516 Ninth Street
Hearing Room A, First Floor
Sacramento, California 95814
Starting at 10 a.m.
(Wheelchair Accessible)


THE COMMISSION WILL CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

  1. CONSENT CALENDAR. (Items on the consent calendar will be taken up and voted on as a group. A Commissioner may request that an item be discussed and moved to later on the agenda).

    1. OWNERSHIP CHANGE. Possible approval of an ownership change of the High Desert Power Project, LLC to High Desert Power Trust Ltd.

    2. LA PALOMA GENERATING PROJECT (98-AFC-2C). Amendment petition to correct condition of certification AQ-5 and to change the vendor for the zero discharge boiler.

  2. METROPOLITIAN WATER DISTRICT OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (MWD). Possible approval of Contract 400-00-013 for $2,000,000 to continue the research and demonstration of several innovative electro-technologies for water treatment and conservation. Contact: Shahid Chaudhry, 654-4858. (15 minutes)

  3. INNOVATIVE EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLES ELEMENT OF THE AB 970 PEAK ELECTRICITY DEMAND REDUCTION PROGRAM. Possible approval of grants totaling up to $8,000,000 to install a variety of electric demand reducing equipment and renewable electric generation equipment. The recommended projects will ease peak load on the California electric grid by more than 32 megawatts. Contact: Bruce Ceniceros, 653-1590. (15 minutes)

  4. ENERGY CONSERVATION ASSISTANCE ACCOUNT. Possible approval of a $152,084 loan to the city of Pasadena for converting its red and green traffic signals to those using light emitting diodes. This project is estimated to save the city about $40,911 in reduced electricity costs and result in an estimated peak load reduction of 36 kW. Contact: Merry Bronson, 654-4104. (15 minutes)

  5. ENERGY CONSERVATION ASSISTANCE ACCOUNT. Possible approval of a $23,077 loan to the city of Sebastapol for converting its red, green, amber and pedestrian traffic signals to those using light emitting diodes. This project is estimated to save the city about $4,300 in reduced electricity costs and result in an estimated peak load reduction of 5 kW. Contact: Virginia Lew, 654-3838. (15 minutes)

  6. LOCAL JURISDICTION LOAN ACCOUNT (ENERGY PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM). Possible approval of a $226,048 loan to the city of Palm Springs for converting its red, green, amber and pedestrian traffic signals to those using light emitting diodes. This project is estimated to save the city about $83,000 in reduced electricity costs and result in an estimated peak load reduction of 147 kW. Contact: Virginia Lew, 654-3838. (15 minutes)

  7. LOCAL JURISDICTION LOAN ACCOUNT (ENERGY PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM). Possible approval of a $158,000 loan to the city of Oakland for installation of energy efficiency improvements to the central cooling plant at the Oakland Museum of California. This project is estimated to save the city about $40,000 in reduced electricity costs and result in an estimated peak load reduction of 110 kW. Contact: Tony Wong, 654-4015. (15 minutes)

  8. JONES & STOKES. Possible approval of an expert witness Contract 700-98-012 Amendment 4, which will provide an additional $9,775 to extend the contract term for the completion of the original and new contract tasks for the Metcalf Energy Center project (99-AFC-3). This amendment brings the total amount of the contract to $72,265. Contact: Dale Edwards, 654-4139. (15 minutes)

  9. MORRO BAY POWER PLANT PROJECT. Possible approval of the Executive Director's data adequacy recommendation for the Morro Bay Power Plant Project Application for Certification (Docket No. 00-AFC-12). Contact: Kae Lewis, 654-4176. (15 minutes)

  10. MORRO BAY POWER PLANT PROJECT COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENT. Possible approval of a Committee Assignment for Morro Bay Power Plant Project Application for Certification (Docket No. 00-AFC-12). Contact: Kae Lewis, 654-4176. (5 minutes)

  11. HUNTINGTON BEACH GENERATING STATION RETOOL PROJECT. Possible approval of the Executive Director's data adequacy recommendation for the Hunntington Beach Generating Station Retool Project Application for Certification (Docket No. 00-AFC-13). Contact: Eileen Allen, 654-4082. (15 minutes)

  12. HUNTINGTON BEACH GENERATING STATION RETOOL PROJECT COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENT. Possible approval of a Committee Assignment for Huntington Beach Generating Station Retool Project Application for Certification (Docket No. 00-AFC-13). Contact: Eileen Allen, 654-4082. (5 minutes)

  13. OTAY MESA GENERATING PROJECT (PG&E NATIONAL ENERGY GROUP). Commission consideration of Intervenor Cabrillo Power's interlocutory appeal of the Committee's evidentiary ruling in AFC proceedings on the Otay Mesa Generating Project (Docket No. 99-AFC-5). Contact: Susan Gefter, 654-3893. (30 minutes)

  14. MOTION TO APPOINT. Possible Commission consideration of Petitioner's Motion to Appoint a new Committee for the Metcalf proceeding (Docket No. 99-AFC-3). Contact: Stan Valkosky, 654-3893. (20 minutes)

  15. Minutes
    Approval of Minutes from previous Energy Commission meetings.

  16. Energy Commission Committee and Oversight
    A discussion on Energy Commission Committee and Oversight matters may be held.

  17. Chief Counsel's Report

    The Energy Commission may adjourn to closed session with its legal counsel to determine whether facts and circumstances exist that warrant the initiation of litigation [Government Code section 11126(e)(3)] or whether facts and circumstances exist that constitute a significant exposure to litigation against the Energy Commission [Government Code section 11126(e)(2)].

  18. Executive Director's Report

    Closed session may be held on personnel matters. [Authority: Government Code, Section 11126(a).]

  19. Public Adviser's Report

  20. Public Comment

People may speak up to five minutes on any matter concerning the Energy Commission.

The Energy Commission may recess the meeting and continue it later for purposes of a general discussion of Energy Commission internal organization and policy. No action will be taken at such a continued session. The Energy Commission will announce whether it plans to continue the meeting in this manner and the time and location at the end of Item 20.

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