California Energy Commission
Business Meeting Agenda
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May 2, 2001
1516 Ninth Street
Hearing Room A, First Floor
Starting at 10 a.m.
ALSO SEE ADDITIONAL MEETING AGENDA ITEMS
THE COMMISSION WILL CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:
- CONCIEO, INC. Possible approval of Contract 300-00-007 for $36,540 to further streamline the interconnection application review process undertaken by utility representatives. The project consists of an a) Consumer Online Application Form for use by distributed generation applicants, and b) Manufacturers Online Data Capture (a database) for use by equipment manufacturers and utilities. Contact: William Junker, 654-4172. (15 minutes)
- HDR ENGINEERING INC. Possible approval of Contract 400-97-005 Amendment 2, for $78,000 to provide additional technical assistance for water and wastewater facilities throughout the state as they seek to reduce the impact of rising energy prices. (ERPA funded) Contact: Michael Hartley, 653-6471. (15 minutes)
- WATERTEC PARTNERS. Possible approval of Contract 500-98-030 Amendment 1, for an additional $80,000 to reduce the energy required in poultry processing, by enhancing the method used to clean and disinfect poultry carcasses. The funds are needed to pay for additional laboratory tests required by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. (PIER funded) Contact: Ricardo Amon, 654-4019. (15 minutes)
- PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY, A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION. Possible approval of Contract 500-00-011 for $557,711 to research Advanced Switches for Soft Blackouts for the Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program. Contact: Gary Klein, 653-8555. (15 minutes)
- SHUTE, MIHALY & WEINBERGER. Possible approval of Contract 150-00-004 for $500,000 pursuant to Governor's Executive Order D-26-01, the Commission has an urgent need for counsel to assist in our peak workload. The Attorney General's Office does not have counsel available to assist us and has approved our use of outside counsel for this purpose. The Governor's recent executive orders authorizing extraordinary powers for the licensing of power facilities underscore the critical and unprecedented importance of timely decisions in this area. Contact: Bill Chamberlain, 654-3951. (15 minutes)
- SYNERGISTIC WATER HEATING AND DISTRIBUTION TECHNOLOGIES. Possible approval of Contract 400-00-038 for $767,038 to provide water heating and distribution technologies through the PIER building fund. (PIER funded) Contact: Philip Spartz, 654-4592. (15 minutes)
- MOJAVE DESERT AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT (MDAQMD). Possible approval of an air quality amendment for the SEGS 8 (Docket No. 88-AFC-1) and SEGS 9 (Docket No. 89-AFC-1) projects. This amendment will conform the Commission's conditions to the MDAQMD conditions as part of the overall settlement of the Luz bankruptcy proceeding. Also, consideration and possible approval of a settlement agreement in the Luz Development and Finance Corporation bankruptcy, Case No. LA 91-99997-AA. Contact: Jeff Ogata, 654-3963. (15 minutes)
- PEAK DEMAND REDUCTION PROGRAM. (30 minutes)
- Possible approval of guidelines to implement the Peak Demand Reduction Program in SB 5X and AB 29X. Contact: John Sugar, 654-4147.
- Possible approval of Peak Demand Reduction Program grants as funding becomes available through, AB 970, SB 5X and AB 29X. Contact: John Sugar, 654-4147.
- Possible approval of delegation authority to the Executive Director or to the Efficiency Committee for the approval of grants and contracts executed under the Peak Load Reduction Program. Contact: Scott Matthews, 654-5013.
- Possible approval of four contracts with municipal utilities totaling $40,000,000 to reduce peak power use by 31.87 megawatts. Contact: Dennis Fukumoto, 653-6222.
- ) LOS ANGELES DEPARTMENT OF WATER AND POWER for $16,000,000 to reduce the peak load by 12.75 megawatts.
- ) SACRAMENTO MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT for $8,000,000 to reduce peak load by 6.37 megawatts.
- ) NORTHERN CALIFORNIA POWER AGENCY for $8,000,000 to reduce peak load by 6.37 megawatts.
- ) SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC POWER AGENCY for $8,000,000 to reduce peak load by 6.37 megawatts.
CALPINE KING CITY LM 6000 POWERPLANT PROJECT. Consideration and possible adoption of the Committee's Proposed Decision recommending certification for the Calpine King City LM 6000 project (Docket No. 01-EP-6). A 50 megawatt power plant proposed to be located in King City applied for certification under the Energy Commission's emergency siting program and the Governor's Executive Orders D-26-01 and D-28-01. Contact: Tom Glaviano, 651-8893. (30 minutes)
HANFORD ENERGY PARK PEAKER POWERPLANT PROJECT. Consideration and possible adoption of the Committee's Proposed Decision recommending certification for the Hanford Energy Park Peaker Project (Docket No. 01-EP-7), a 95 megawatt power plant proposed to be located in Hanford City. Hanford Energy Park Peaker applied for certification under the Energy Commission's emergency siting program and the Governor's Executive Orders D-26-01 and D-28-01. Contact: Tom Glaviano, 651-8893. (30 minutes)
GOLDEN GATE POWER PLANT, PHASE II PROJECT (DOCKET NO. 01-AFC-3). Possible approval of the Executive Director's data adequacy recommendation for the Golden Gate Power Plant, Phase II, Application for Certification. Contact: Marc Pryor, 653-0159. (15 minutes)
GOLDEN GATE POWER PLANT, PHASE II PROJECT (DOCKET NO. 01-AFC-3). Possible approval of a Committee Assignment for the Golden Gate Power Plant, Phase II Application for Certification. Contact: Marc Pryor, 653-0159. (5 minutes)
EAST ALTAMONT ENERGY CENTER (DOCKET NO. 01-AFC-4). Possible approval of the Executive Director's data adequacy recommendation for the East Altamont Energy Center, Application for Certification. Contact: Cheri Davis, 657-4394. (15 minutes)
EAST ALTAMONT ENERGY CENTER (DOCKET NO. 01-AFC-4). Possible approval of a Committee Assignment for the East Altamont Energy Center, Application for Certification. Contact: Cheri Davis, 657-4394. (5 minutes)
DEPARTMENT OF WATER RESOURCES. Possible approval of Contract 150-00-003 for $20,000,000 to provide performance incentives to owners of power plants to accelerate the construction of power plants for new sources of electricity generation brought on-line prior to July 1, 2001. Contact: Robert Therkelsen, 654-3924. (15 minutes)
RENEWABLE RESOURCES. Potential authorization of a third auction for new renewable resources to encumber funds to be reallocated to the New Renewable Resources Account from other accounts in the Renewable Resource Trust Fund, or from canceled or reduced funding awards from previous auctions, as applicable. Contact: Marwan Masri, 654-4531. (15 minutes)
RENEWABLE RESOURCES. Possible approval of changes to Volumes 1 and 2A of the Guidebook for the Renewable Energy Program to authorize subsequent auctions under the New Renewable Resources Account, to fund such auctions from unused funding in the Existing Renewable Resources Account, and to implement other clarifying changes in these accounts. Contact: Marwan Masri, 654-4531. (15 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
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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