California Energy Commission
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Wednesday, January 24, 2001
Please Note That One Item Has Been Postponed to February 7, 2001, Business Meeting!
1516 Ninth Street
Hearing Room A, First Floor
Starting at 10 a.m.
THE COMMISSION WILL CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:
- 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).
- COMMISSION CO-SPONSORSHIP. Possible approval of a co-sponsorship request for which the Energy Commission will lend its name, include promotional material with regularly scheduled mailings and possibly provide financial support.
- 22nd Annual Utility Energy Forum, May 7-9, 2001, Granlibakken Conference Center, Lake Tahoe, California.
- OWNERSHIP CHANGE. Possible approval of an ownership change of the High Desert Power Project, LLC to High Desert Power Trust Ltd.
- GAS RESEARCH INSTITUTE. Possible approval of Contract 500-98-029 Amendment 1, which will replace Trane Corporation with Broad U.S.A., as a Key Industry Partner and will ensure completion of the project.
- LOS MEDANOS ENERGY CENTER PROJECT (98-AFC-1C). Possible approval of a petition from the Calpine Corporation to allow for the addition of Contra Costa Water District as an alternative back-up water supplier.
- ENERGY CONSERVATION ASSISTANCE ACT ACCOUNT. Possible approval of a $1,000,000 loan to the county of Alameda for installation of a 500 kW photovoltaic system at the Santa Rita Jail and other cooling plant upgrades. This project is estimated to save the county about $140,000 in reduced electricity costs. Contact: Virginia Lew, 654-3838. (15 minutes)
- LOS MEDANOS ENERGY CENTER PROJECT (98-AFC-1C). Possible approval of a petition from the Calpine Corporation to modify the Commission Decision for the Los Medanos Energy Center Project (98-AFC-1C). The petition contains a request to maximize the generating capability of the project and add reliability to steam and power production. Contact: Jeri Scott, 654-4228. (15 minutes)
- LOS MEDANOS ENERGY CENTER PROJECT (98-AFC-1C). Possible approval of a Committee Assignment for a petition filed by the Calpine Corporation to relocate a 115 kV electric transmission line transition structure. Contact: Jeri Scott, 654-4228. (5 minutes)
- HUNTINGTON BEACH GENERATING STATION RETOOL PROJECT. Possible approval of the Executive Director's data adequacy recommendation for the Huntington Beach Generating Station Retool Project for Application for Certification (Docket No. 00-AFC-13). Contact: Eileen Allen, 654-4082. (15 minutes)
- HUNTINGTON BEACH GENERATING STATION RETOOL PROJECT. 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)
- INNOVATIVE EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLES ELEMENT OF THE AB 970 PEAK ELECTRICITY DEMAND REDUCTION PROGRAM. Possible approval of a grant to Ralph's Grocery Company for $2,000,000 to install distributed generation that will be run on a renewable fuel to provide 8 megawatts of peak load relief to the California electric grid. Contact: Bruce Ceniceros, 653-1590. (15 minutes)
- POSTPONED TO February 7, 2001, Business Meeting:
U. S. DATAPORT JURISDICTIONAL DETERMINATION. Public hearing on request for determination that the Energy Commission does not have power facility licensing jurisdiction over a planned development that will include a cogeneration facility with generating capacity of less than 49.96 MW and likely installation of up to 200 MW of back-up generators. Contact: Bill Chamberlain, 654-3951. (30 minutes)
Approval of Minutes from previous Energy Commission meetings.
- Energy Commission Committee and Oversight
A discussion on Energy Commission Committee and Oversight matters may be held.
- 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)].
- Executive Director's Report
Closed session may be held on personnel matters.
[Authority: Government Code, Section 11126(a).]
- Public Adviser's Report
- 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 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 14.
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