California Energy Commission
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Wednesday, April 4, 2001
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.
- International Energy Agency Photovoltaics Meeting, April 23, 2001, Capitol Plaza Holiday Inn, Sacramento, California.
- ICF RESOURCES INCORPORATED. Possible approval of Contract 300-99-019 Amendment 1, to extend the contract for six months, which allows negotiations to finalize the contract language which has prevented the contractor from starting work as expected.
- ONSITE SYCOM ENERGY CORPORATION (OSEC). Possible approval of Contract 700-99-021 Amendment 1, to extend the term of the contract to carry out the mandates of the DOE State Energy Program (SEP) Grant #DE-FG51-99R021078. The objectives include: 1) providing case studies on a municipal and industrial application of Distributed Generation (DG) to effect permit streamlining; and 2) defining and pricing ancillary and supplemental services provided by DG for distribution systems.
- CITY OF DAVIS. Possible approval of Contract 500-00-007 agreement with the city of Davis to transfer and sell the PVUSA facility to the city of Davis, assign the original transfer agreement between PG&E and the Energy Commission to the city of Davis, terminate the lease between the Energy Commission and the city of Davis for the land occupied by the PVUSA facility, transfer decommissioning responsibilities to the city of Davis along with funds in the PVUSA decommissioning account and authorize the Executive Director to execute the same on behalf of the Energy Commission.
- MADERA POWER, LLC. Possible approval of a novation agreement to recognize the transfer of the legal and financial responsibility from San Joaquin Valley Energy Partners under Grant Number INN-00A005 to Madera Power, LLC, for the purposes of refurbishing a 28.5 MW biomass power plant in Madera.
- 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%).
- LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LAB. Possible approval of Contract 400-00-039 for $305,000 to determine the savings associated with cool roofs through monitoring the actual performance of a carefully selected assortment of buildings participating in the Commission’s Cool Communities Grant Program. This is an ideal opportunity to measure the “before and after effects” of a cool roof retrofit. The Contractor will develop a computer model to better quantify peak and annual energy impacts associated with cool roofs. Contact: Ray Darby, 654-5074. (15 minutes)
- LARKSPUR ENERGY FACILITY. Consideration and possible adoption of a Commissioner’s Proposed Decision on the Larkspur Energy Facility, a 90 megawatt power plant, applied for under the Energy Commission’s emergency siting process, by Wildflower Energy LP, for construction in the city of San Diego. Contact: Tom Glaviano, 651-8893. (15 minutes)
- INDIGO ENERGY FACILITY. Consideration and possible adoption of a Commissioner’s Proposed Decision on the Indigo Energy Facility, a 135 megawatt power plant, applied for under the Energy Commission’s emergency siting process, by Wildflower Energy LP, for construction in the city of Palm Springs. Contact: Tom Glaviano, 651-8893. (15 minutes)
- PASTORIA ENERGY FACILITY 250 MW EXPANSION. Possible approval of the Executive Director’s data adequacy recommendation for the Pastoria Energy Facility 250 Megawatt Expansion Application for Certification (Docket No. 01-AFC-2). Contact: Sandra Fromm, 654-4206. (15 minutes)
- PASTORIA ENERGY FACILITY 250 MW EXPANSION. Possible approval of a Committee Assignment for the Pastoria Energy Facility 250 Megawatt Expansion Application for Certification (Docket No. 01-AFC-2). Contact: Sandra Fromm, 654-4206. (5 minutes)
- NET SYSTEM POWER REPORT. Possible approval of the 2000 Net System Power Report for use in the power content label required by SB 1305. Contact: Ron Wetherall, 654-4831. (15 minutes)
- AB 970 PEAK LOAD REDUCTION PROGRAM GUIDELINES. Possible approval of proposed changes to the guidelines which would allow the Efficiency Committee flexibility in changing project deadlines for unfunded eligible projects when funding becomes available and changing rules for project extensions. Contact: John Sugar, 654-4563. (15 minutes)
- AB 970 BUILDING ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENTS. Possible adoption of an amended Initial Study and Negative Declaration pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (Public Resources Code Sections 21000 et seq.) for possible environmental impacts relating to revisions to the current Building Energy Efficiency Standards (California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 6). Revisions to the standards were developed under an emergency rulemaking procedure to comply with the mandate of AB 970, the California Energy Security and Reliability Act of 2000. The amended environmental analysis reflects Standards measures that were changed based upon comments made by the public during the emergency rulemaking proceeding. Contact: Tony Rygg, 653-7271. (15 minutes)
- POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF 15-DAY LANGUAGE FOR THE AB 970 BUILDING ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS. Since the AB 970 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 6) were adopted by emergency, the Energy Commission is required to conduct an additional 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 the permanent adoption, if the Energy Commission adopted the emergency regulations with no changes on that date. However, the Energy Efficiency Committee proposed substantive changes, which require at least 15 additional days for public comment. This agenda item will be for the full Energy Commission to consider the Committee-proposed 15-day language and changes to the Residential and Nonresidential Alternative Calculation Method Approval manuals resulting from 15-day language changes, for possible adoption. Contact: Bill Pennington, 654-5013. (30 minutes)
- 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 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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