California Energy Commission
Business Meeting Agenda
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May 16, 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.
- 5th Biennial ACEEE Conference, July 24-27, 2001, Hilton Tarrytown, Tarrytown, New York.
- Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) UPEx'01 meeting, October 1-4, 2001, Hyatt Regency in Sacramento. Possible approval of $10,000 to co-sponsor this event.
MICROPAS6. Possible approval of Micropas6 Version 6.01 for use in complying with the AB 970 Residential Building energy Efficiency Standards effective May 16, 2001 and decertification and recision of approval of Micropas6 Version 6.0 for use in complying with the Residential Energy Efficiency Standards effective August 1, 2001.
STRATEGIC ENERGY INNOVATIONS. Possible approval of Contract 400-00-049 for $20,000 to provide California program representative services for the Federal Rebuild America Program which assists communities in developing and implementing new Rebuild America Partnerships and Energy Action Plans.
PIER BUILDINGS PROGRAMMATIC CONTRACTS. Possible approval of revised resolution for three PIER contracts approved on December 1, 1999 by the Commission. The revised resolution directs the Commission to encumber the funds for these contracts from 1999-2000 fiscal year PIER account.
COOPERATIVE PERSONNEL SERVICES. Possible approval of Contract 200-00-007 Amendment 1, extending the term through September will ensure the completion of all tasks and allow for delays due to labor negotiations. Contact: Betty LaFranchi, 916-654-4311. (15 minutes)
CALIFORNIA CAST METALS ASSOCIATIONS. Possible approval of Contract 500-00-012 for $126,606 to develop energy efficient metal melting methods and operating procedures for the metal casting industry in California. (PIER funded) Contact: Rajesh Kapoor, 916-654-4611. (15 minutes)
PARSONS BRINCKERHOFF QUADE AND DOUGLAS. Possible approval of Contract 500-00-014 for $478,000 to complete the research and develop the PLACE3S Community Energy Planning program. The goal of this contract is to complete the development phase of the program and make all materials available to local and regional governments and citizens throughout the state. Contact: Leigh Stamets, 916-654-4510. (15 minutes)
ALTERNATIVE ENERGY SYSTEMS CONSULTING, INC. Possible approval of Contract 500-00-016 for $499,970 to advance the development of Intelligent Agent Based Controls of Distributed Energy Resources from Stage 3 (Research and Bench Scale Testing) to Stage 4 (Technology Development and Field Experiments) of the Commissions Stages and Gates methodology. Contact: Jamie Patterson, 916-657-4819. (15 minutes)
MORPACE INTERNATIONAL, INC. Possible approval of Contract 300-00-008 for $525,983 to collect transportation survey data to update the Energy Commission's transportation forecasting models and to support the Commission's Advanced and Efficient Vehicle Incentive Program. Contact: Chris Kavalec, 916-654-5184. (15 minutes)
REFLECTIVE ENERGIES. Possible approval of Contract 500-00-013 for $1,364,788 to research the impacts of distributed generation technologies on the electrical distribution system, evaluate the efficiency of the new Rule 21 Interconnection Requirements and develop specifications for a distributed generation database for the Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program. Contact: Mark Rawson, 916-654-4671. (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)
RENEWABLE RESOURCES. Possible approval of changes to Volume 1 of the Guidebook for the Renewable Energy Program to transfer unused funds from the Existing Renewable Resources Account to the Emerging Renewable Resources Account to fund an increase in the rebate levels for participants in the Emerging Renewable Buydown Program pursuant to Assembly Bill 29x. Contact: Marwan Masri, 916-654-4531. (15 minutes)
RENEWABLE RESOURCES. Possible approval of changes to Volume 3 of the Guidebook for the Renewable Energy Program to increase the level of rebates for participants in the Emerging Renewable Buydown Program pursuant to Assembly Bill 29x. Contact: Marwan Masri, 916-654-4531. (15 minutes)
RENEWABLE RESOURCES. Possible approval of changes to the Overall Guidelines for the Renewable Resources Trust Fund to modify the process for petitioning the denial, cancellation or reduction of funding awards and to give the appropriate Commission Committee discretion to consider any such petitions based on the written submittals of interested parties. Contact: Marwan Masri, 916-654-4531. (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, 916-654-4531. (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, 916-654-4531. (15 minutes)
POWER PROJECT FINANCING. Possible approval of Contract 500-00-015 for $120,000 to perform specific financial assistance tasks for California-based energy companies. This work is intended to stimulate opportunities to export California-based technologies and services to international markets. Contact: Tambu Kisoki, 916-654-4719. (15 minutes)
PETERS SHORTHAND REPORTING CORPORATION. Contact: Betty McCann, 916-654-5029. (15 minutes)
- Possible approval of Contract 150-01-005 for $25,000 to provide verbatim transcript reporter services for Energy Commission hearings, workshops and other meetings for Fiscal Year 2001-02, with options for a second and third year.
- Possible approval of Contract 150-01-006 for $10,000 to provide verbatim transcript reporter services for Energy Commission Business Meetings for Fiscal Year 2001-02, with options for a second and third year.
- Possible approval of Contract 170-01-001 totaling $135,000 to provide verbatim transcript reporter services for Siting Case Committee Hearings, Workshops and Other Siting Committee Proceedings for Fiscal Year 2001-02, with options for a second and third year.
LAKE COUNTY SANITATION DISTRICT. Possible approval of a $4.5 million augmentation to the Lake County Geothermal Resources Development Account (GRDA) Funding Agreement (GEO-99-007). Contact: Elaine Sison-Lebrilla, 653-0363. (15 minutes)
THREE MOUNTAIN POWER PROJECT (99-AFC-2). Consideration and possible adoption of the Presiding Member's Proposed Decision in the 500-megawatt natural gas-fired Three Mountain Power Project Application for Certification (99-AFC-2). Contact: Ed Bouillon, 916-651-9942. (30 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, 916-657-4394. (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, 916-657-4394. (5 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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