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Wednesday, March 21, 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. COMMISSION CO-SPONSORSHIPS. Possible approval of two co-sponsorship requests for which the Energy Commission will lend its name, include promotional material with regularly scheduled mailings and possibly provide financial support.

        - Contra Costa Earth Day 2001, April 29, 2001, Chronicle Pavilion, Concord, California.

        - Solfest 2001, August 25-26, 2001, Real Goods Institute for Solar Living, Hopland, California.

      2. CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP. Possible approval of a change of ownership for the Sunrise Power Project (98-AFC-4C) from Mission Del Sol LLC, a wholly owned affiliate of Edison Mission Energy (100%) to the Sunrise Power Company LLC, consisting of Mission Del Sol LLC (50%) and Texaco Power and Gasification Holdings Inc. (50%).

    2. GAS RESEARCH INSTITUTE. Possible approval of Contract 700-00-002 for $725,000 to develop particulate matter (PM) source test methods for stationary combustion sources. The research includes the testing of the new source test method(s) in several full-scale power generation related combustion sources. Contact: Guido Franco, 654-3940. (15 minutes)

    3. OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES. Possible approval of Contract 300-00-005 for $50,000 to prepare, conduct, facilitate and assist in the critique of an energy emergency exercise on May 24, 2001. This exercise will test the Energy CommissionÕs new Dialogic communications system as well as measure load reductions that local governments can achieve during peak load hours when a Stage 2 or Stage 3 electricity emergency is in place. Contact: Mara Bouvier, 654-4870. (15 minutes)

    4. ADMINISTRATIVE SUBPOENA. Consideration and possible approval of an Order Issuing Administrative Subpoena to San Diego Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison, and Pacific Gas & Electric. The Subpoena would direct the utilities to provide hourly qualifying facility (QF) production data for certain months in 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001 that the Commission needs to conduct an analysis of electricity availability during periods of peak demand. Contact: Caryn Holmes, 654-4178. (15 minutes)

    5. CSUS FOUNDATION. Possible approval of Contract 200-96-010 Amendment 3, for $3,000,000 to add spending authority of $1,000,000 for each fiscal year 01/02, 02/03 and 03/04 and to extend the contract term to 03/31/07 to equal the liquidation period of 03/04 funds. Contact: Kyle Emigh, 654-4396. (15 minutes)

    6. JONES & STOKES. Possible approval of Contract 700-98-012 Amendment 5, for $14,375 in additional funds for a contract total of $86,640 for the completion of the original and new contract tasks for the Metcalf Energy Center Project (99-AFC-3) visual analysis. Contact: Dale Edwards, 654-5139. (15 minutes)

    7. ARTHUR D. LITTLE INC. Possible approval of Contract 500-00-002 Amendment 1, for $562,500 in increased spending authority to provide technical support for light-duty, medium-duty and heavy-duty alternative fuel vehicles that demonstrate a variety of fuels. This also provides authority to conduct the Strategic Fuel Reserve Study (mandated by AB 2076, Ch. 936, Stat. 2000) and the Gulf Coast to California Pipeline Evaluation (mandated by AB 2098, Ch. 963, Stat. 2000). (Existing contract $1,875,000; with an augmentation of $2,437,500) Contact: Jerolyn Fontes, 654-4692. (15 minutes)

    8. EXERGY INC. Possible approval of Contract 500-86-001 Amendment 1, to revise the royalty repayment term of this Energy Technology Advancement Program Project for the construction and testing of a 3.2 megawatt advanced thermodynamic Raline Cycle Demo plant. Contact: Prab Sethi, 654-4509. (15 minutes)

    9. SOUTH COAST AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT. Possible approval of Contract 500-99-017 Amendment 2, to extend the term by 18 months and to amend contract payment conditions as follows: SCAQMD will contribute $500 per vehicle to enable a maximum amount of $750 per vehicle to fund 50 percent of the total cost of the off-board charging equipment and its installation. SCAQMD funds can only be used in their geographical boundaries. Contact: Peter Villanueva, 657-4353. (15 minutes)

    10. FORD MOTOR COMPANY. Possible approval of Contract 500-98-005 Amendment 3, to encumber $346,000 ($200,000 coming from South Coast Air Quality Management District and $146,000 from PVEA funding); extend the term by 18 months and amend payment conditions of contract for SCAQMD to fund $500 per vehicle and Commission to fund $250 per vehicle. This contract will only be used for the US Postal Service electric vehicle infrastructure. Contact: Peter Villanueva, 657-4353. (15 minutes)

    11. NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC. Possible approval of Contract 500-99-003 Amendment 2, to extend the term of the contract for 18 months to September 30, 2002. Contact: Peter Villanueva, 657-4353. (15 minutes)

    12. GM ATV TORRANCE. Possible approval of Contract 500-98-007 Amendment 2, to extend the term of the contract for 18 months to September 30, 2002. Contact: Peter Villanueva, 657-4353. (15 minutes)

    13. AMERICAN HONDA. Possible approval of Contract 500-98-008 Amendment 2, to extend the term of the contract for 18 months to September 30, 2002. Contact: Peter Villanueva, 657-4353. (15 minutes)

    14. CHRYSLER CORPORATION. Possible approval of Contract 500-98-045 Amendment 3, to extend the term of the contract for 18 months to September 30, 2002. Contact: Peter Villanueva, 657-4353. (15 minutes)

    15. ENERGY INNOVATIONS SMALL GRANT PROGRAM. Possible approval of Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) program funding of 4 grant projects totaling $297,315 under the Energy Innovations Small Grant Program. Contact: Philip Misemer, 654-4552. (15 minutes)

    16. 2000 PIER ANNUAL REPORT. Consideration and possible approval of the 2000 PIER Annual Report to the Legislature. The report updates the status of the PIER Program and Projects funded through PIER. The report is required under AB 1890 and due to the Legislature on March 31, 2001. Contact: Susan Patterson, 654-4992. (15 minutes)

    17. BLYTHE ENERGY PROJECT. Consideration and possible adoption of the Presiding MemberÕs Proposed Decision recommending certification of the Blythe Energy Project, a 520 megawatt power plant proposed by Blythe Energy LLC for construction in Riverside County. Contact: Ed Bouillon, 651-9942. (20 minutes)

    18. WESTERN MIDWAY POWER PROJECT (99-AFC-9). Possible consideration of the Presiding MemberÕs Proposed Decision (PMPD) for licensing the 500 megawatt natural gas-fired Midway Sunset Power Project and consideration of any Committee-proposed amendments to the PMPD (Docket No. 00-AFC-9). Contact: Major Williams, 651-2020. (20 minutes)

    19. MOUNTAINVIEW POWER PROJECT (00-AFC-2). Consideration and possible adoption of the Presiding MemberÕs Proposed Decision in the 1,056 megawatt natural gas-fired Mountainview Application for Certification (00-AFC-2). Contact: Garret Shean, 653-6421. (20 minutes)

    20. MOUNTAINVIEW POWER PROJECT (00-AFC-2). Consideration and possible adoption of the Mountainview "General Order No. 1 Š Compliance Monitoring" as a declared precedent under the Administrative Procedures Act (Govt. Code Sec. 11425.60) for future applications for certification and, at the option of the project owner, for retroactive use for previously certified facilities. Contact: Garret Shean, 653-6421. (20 minutes)

    21. BIOMASS TO ETHANOL REPORT. Possible adoption of the costs and benefits of a Consultant Report in response to a request from the Legislature found in line item 3360-001-0465 of the FY 2000-2001 Budget to evaluate the economic costs and benefits of an ethanol production industry in California. Contact: Pat Perez, 654-4527. (45 minutes)

    22. Minutes

      Approval of Minutes from previous Energy Commission meetings.

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


    24. 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)].


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


    26. Public Adviser's Report


    27. 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 one of the Public Comment item.

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    Questions about participation in the Business Meeting should be directed to: Roberta Mendonca, Public Adviser -- (916) 654-4489 or (800) 822-6228

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