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Wednesday, March 7, 2001

1516 Ninth Street
Hearing Room A, First Floor
Sacramento, California
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. NAME CHANGE TO GRANT RECIPIENT. Possible approval of a name change for a NICE3 industrial partner, Honeywell Ceramic Components to Honeywell, International.

  2. VENTURA COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT (VCAPCD). Possible approval of Contract 500-00-006 for $50,000 to provide electric charger infrastructure incentives, for up to 25 public and private chargers, within the VCAPCD geographic area. Contact: Mike Trujillo, 654-4566. (15 minutes)

  3. VENTURA COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT (VCAPCD). Possible approval of Contract 500-00-005 for $250,000 to provide incentives at one or more school district(s) bus yards and guarantee the availability of on-site fueling for natural gas buses. Contact: Mike Trujillo, 654-4566. (15 minutes)

  4. ADM ASSOCIATES. Possible approval of Contract 400-00-036 for $997,850 to provide energy efficient low-income housing through the PIER building fund. Contact: Dale Trenschel, 654-4098. (15 minutes)

  5. BUILDING INDUSTRY INSTITUTE. Possible approval of Contract 400-00-037 for $996,020 to provide profitability, quality and risk reduction through energy efficiency through the PIER building fund. Contact: Martha Brook, 654-4086. (15 minutes)

  6. DAVIS ENERGY GROUP, INC. Possible approval of Contract 400-00-038 for $999,821 to provide synergistic water heating and distribution technologies through the PIER building fund. Contact: Randel Riedel, 654-4109. (15 minutes)

  7. RENEWABLE ENERGY PROGRAM * EMERGING ACCOUNT. The Electricity and Natural Gas Committee is recommending several revisions to the Energy Commission's Guidebook for the Renewable Energy Program, Volume 3 - Emerging Renewable Resources Account. These revisions include deleting the block structure for funding, maintaining the current rebate levels, increasing the maximum funding per project and the size of eligible systems, revising the calculations for a system's benchmark energy production, and allowing for mass reservations, as well as other clarifying and conforming changes and edits. Contact: Sandy Miller, 653-2834. (15 minutes)

  8. LOS MEDANOS ENERGY CENTER. Possible approval of the Committee's proposed Decision on Calpine's Amendment to the Los Medanos Energy Center for relocation of the Western Transition Station (Docket No. 99-AFC-1C). Contact: Susan Gefter, 654-3893. (15 minutes)

  9. UNITED GOLDEN GATE POWER PROJECT, PHASE 1. Possible consideration of the Presiding Member's Proposed Decision (PMPD) for licensing Phase 1 of the United Golden Gate Power Project and consideration of any Committee-proposed amendments to the PMPD (Docket No. 00-AFC-13). Contact: Gary Fay, 654-3965. (15 minutes)

  10. EMERGENCY POWER PLANT SITING REGULATIONS. Possible consideration and adoption as permanent regulations of the current Emergency Power Plant Siting Regulations for the 6-month Application for Certification Process. The current emergency regulations were adopted, effective November 27, 2000, in response to the requirements of AB 970. Contact: Chris Tooker, 653-1634. (15 minutes)

  11. ENERGY COMMISSION HEAVY-DUTY VEHICLE INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAM (Program). Possible approval to subvene up to $2,500,000 of grant funding to seven (7) qualifying air districts who will solicit infrastructure applications and expend the funds in accordance with the Program requirements. Contact: Mike Trujillo, 654-4566. (15 minutes)

  12. INDUSTRIAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAM. Possible approval of a grant to Douglas Energy Company not to exceed $490,001 to demonstrate a dual pressure Euler steam turbine for industrial and building application through the NICE3 program. Contact: Dennis Fukumoto, 653-6222. (15 minutes)

  13. AB 970 DEMAND RESPONSIVENESS PROGRAM. Possible approval of nine grants to install hardware, two-way communication devices and demand responsiveness software that will provide approximately 16.65 Megawatts of peak electricity demand savings during the summer of 2001. Approval of some grants will be pending receipt of additional funds. Contact: Beverly Duffy, 654-4030. (15 minutes)

    1. FOOTHILL COLLEGE DISTRICT * DE ANZA. Grant for $283,140 with approximately 1.3 MW of savings. Cost per kW $223.
    2. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION. Grant for $305,000 with approximately 1.2 MW of savings. Cost per kW $250.
    3. ALBERTSON'S. Grant for $1,085,613 with approximately 4.3 MW of savings. Cost per kW $250.
    4. INTEL CORPORATION. Grant for $99,266 with approximately .5 MW of savings. Cost per kW $198.1.
    5. UC SANTA BARBARA. Grant for $261,347 with approximately 1.1 MW of savings. Cost per kW $238.
    6. ALBERTSON'S. Grant for $624,500 with approximately 2.5 MW of savings. Cost per kW $250.
    7. STAPLES. Grant for $303,050 with approximately 2.5 MW of savings. Cost per kW $121.22.
    8. ORACLE. Grant for $315,000 with approximately 1.5 MW of savings. Cost per kW $210.
    9. SUN MICROSYSTEMS. Grant for $459,750 with approximately 1.75 MW of savings. Cost per kW $250.

  14. U. S. DATAPORT JURISDICTIONAL DETERMINATION. Public hearing on a 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 megawatts and likely installation of up to 200 megawatts of back-up generators. A proposed settlement may also be discussed. Contact: Bill Chamberlain, 654-3951. (30 minutes)

  15. AB 970 BUILDING ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS * DISCUSSION ONLY. Since the AB 970 Building Energy Efficiency Standards and Residential and Nonresidential Alternative Calculation Method (ACM) approval manual revisions were adopted by emergency; the Energy Commission is required to conduct a formal rulemaking proceeding to adopt them as permanent regulations. The Notice of Proposed Action for this rulemaking proceeding designated March 7, 2001 as the date of permanent adoption if the Commission adopts them with no changes. However, the Energy Efficiency Committee intends to propose changes to the emergency regulations, which require at least 15 additional days for public comment. This agenda item will be for the full Commission to hear comments from any member of the public who wishes to address the Commission regarding the permanent adoption. This hearing will be continued until the April 4, 2001 Business Meeting at which time the emergency regulations with 15-day language changes will be considered for permanent adoption. Contact: Bill Pennington, 654-5013. (45 minutes)

  16. EMERGENCY REVISIONS TO LICENSING REGULATIONS. Possible adoption of Emergency Revisions to Licensing Regulations. Contact: Scott Tomashefsky, 654-4896. (20 minutes)

  17. Minutes

    Approval of Minutes from previous Energy Commission meetings.

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


  19. 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)].


  20. Executive Director's Report
    Closed session may be held on personnel matters.
    [Authority: Government Code, Section 11126(a).]


  21. Public Adviser's Report


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


    IN ADDITION TO THE AGENDA THAT WENT OUT ON FEBRUARY 23, 2001, THE COMMISSION WILL CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

  23. RIO LINDA/ELVERTA POWER PROJECT (RLEPP). Possible approval of Executive Director's data adequacy recommendation for the RLEPP Application for Certification (Docket No. 01-AFC-1). Contact: Lance Shaw, 653-1227. (15 minutes)

  24. RIO LINDA/ELVERTA POWER PROJECT (RLEPP) COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENT. Possible approval of a Committee Assignment for Rio Linda/Elverta Power Project (RLEPP) Application for Certification (Docket No. 01-AFC-1). Contact: Lance Shaw, 653-1227. (5 minutes)

  25. AB 970 DEMAND RESPONSIVENESS PROGRAM. Possible approval of nine grants to install hardware, two-way communication devices and demand responsiveness software that will provide approximately 16.65 megawatts of peak electricity demand savings during the summer of 2001. Approval of some grants will be pending receipt of additional funds. Contact: Beverly Duffy, 654-4030. (15 minutes)

    • HEWLETT PACKARD COMPANY @ Palo Alto site @ Grant for $445,693 with approximately 1.8MW of savings. Cost per kW $245.87.


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 one of the Public Comment item.

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