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Wednesday, June 27, 2001

1516 Ninth Street
Hearing Room A, First Floor
Sacramento, California 95814
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).

    • ELEY ASSOCIATES. Possible approval of Contract 400-00-005 Amendment 2, for $15,000 to accommodate work in the permanent adoption of the emergency standards that was not originally expected and insure adequate funding for remaining contract tasks.

    • SEAWEST WINDPOWER, INC. Possible approval of a request by Seawest Windpower, Inc., to assign its funding awards under Notice of Auction 500-97-506 for the Phoenix 2 through 5, Catellus 1 through 5, and 16-West 1 and 2 projects (11 total projects) to Mountain View Power Partners, LLC.

  2. RUSSELL CITY ENERGY CENTER. Commission consideration of the Executive Director's Data Adequacy Recommendation for the Russell City Energy Center Application for Certification (Docket No. 01-AFC-7). Contact: Sandra Fromm, (916) 654-4206. (15 minutes)

  3. RUSSELL CITY ENERGY CENTER. Possible appointment and approval of a Committee for the Russell City Energy Center Application for Certification (Docket No. 01-AFC-8). Contact: Sandra Fromm, (916) 654-4206. (5 minutes)

  4. 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)

  5. 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)

  6. STRATEGIC ENERGY INNOVATIONS. Possible approval of Contract 400-00-057 for $30,000 (received from Department of Energy) to assist in the formation of a statewide Multifamily Consortium program leverage available resources and assist Rebuild partnerships. Contact: Maura Clark, (916) 653-6231. (15 minutes)

  7. GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF PLANNING AND RESEARCH. Possible approval of Interagency Agreement 200-01-003 for $45,000 to provide writing and research services for planning and policy discussion documents regarding the State's future energy related issues. (ERPA funded) Contact: Kathy Chan, (916) 654-4379. (15 minutes)

  8. PERFORM 2001. Consideration and possible approval of Perform 2001 for use in complying with the 2001 (AB 970) Nonresidential and High-Rise Residential Building Energy Efficiency Standards effective June 12, 2001 and de-certification and rescission of approval of PERFORM98 for use in complying with the Nonresidential Building Energy Efficiency Standards. Contact: Bruce Maeda, (916) 654-4077. (15 minutes)

  9. ONSITE ENERGY CORPORATION. Possible approval of Contract 500-00-039 for $60,000 to provide engineering and technical assistance services to conduct preliminary energy audits and project assessments in international markets, specifically to perform work in the areas of cogeneration and energy efficiency technologies. Contact: Tim Olson, (916) 654-4528. (15 minutes)

  10. BROWN, VENCE & ASSOCIATES. Possible approval of Contract 500-00-040 for $60,000 to provide engineering and technical assistance services to conduct preliminary energy audits and project assessments in international markets, specifically, to perform work in the areas of cogeneration and small power systems. Contact: Tim Olson, (916) 654-4528. (15 minutes)

  11. UNITED INTERNATIONAL INVESTIGATIVE SERVICES. Possible approval of Contract 200-99-007 Amendment 2, for $159,500 to provide an additional year of salaries for the services of the building security guards. Contact: Claude Heiney, (916) 654-5385. (15 minutes)

  12. CLEAN AIR VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY CENTER. Possible approval of Contract 500-00-038 for $250,000 to provide technical support and emission testing for the evaluation of the Department of TransportationŐs "Greening the Fleet" Program. Contact: Gary Yowell, (916) 654-4698. (15 minutes)

  13. CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY. Possible approval of Interagency Agreement 500-00-030 for $280,000 to assist in identifying locations for installing small, modular distributed generation systems. Contact: Prab Sethi, (916) 654-4509. (15 minutes)

  14. MCNEIL TECHNOLOGIES. Possible approval of Contract 500-00-031 for $730,000 to determine the performance characteristics and best locations for renewable distributed generation technologies that will provide high strategic value to California's electricity system as well as high public benefits. Contact: Prab Sethi, (916) 654-4509. (15 minutes)

  15. SOUTH COAST AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT. Possible approval of Contract 500-00-037 for $447,174 as part of the Carl Moyer Memorial Advanced Technology Program. This award will co-fund the 2000/01 fiscal year activities for the U.S. DOE's Next Generation Natural Gas Vehicle Program to produce two new medium-and heavy-duty natural gas engines and vehicle chassis that advance efficiency, sustain energy choice and meet the 2007 emission standards. Contact: McKinley Addy, (916) 657-0833. (15 minutes)

  16. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE. Possible approval of Interagency Agreement 500-00-033 for $698,689 to determine the regional and overall air quality impacts of widespread Distributed Generation application in southern California. Contact: Philip Misemer, (916) 654-4552. (15 minutes)

  17. ELEY ASSOCIATES. Possible approval of Contract 400-00-061 for $1,222,000 to assist in revising the 2003/2005 California Building Energy Efficiency Standards. Contact: Bryan Alcorn, (916) 654-4222. (15 minutes)

  18. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, RIVERSIDE. Possible approval of Interagency Agreement 500-00-032 for $1,500,000 to develop a methodology to assess the air quality impacts of distributed and backup generation. Contact: Kelly Birkinshaw, (916) 654-4542. (15 minutes)

  19. ICF ASSOCIATES, INC. Possible approval of Contract 500-01-001 for $2,097,327 to design and implement a Renewable Energy Public Awareness Campaign in California. Contact: Ann Peterson, (916) 653-4246. (15 minutes)

  20. SACRAMENTO MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT (SMUD). Possible approval of Contract 500-00-034 for $14,837,850 to make renewables part of an affordable and diverse electricity system. Contact: George Simons, (916) 654-4659. (15 minutes)

  21. NCPA/PUBLIC POWER RENEWABLE ENERGY ACTION. Possible approval of Contract 500-00-035 for $6,177,564 to make renewables part of an affordable and diverse electricity system. Contact: George Simons, (916) 654-4659. (15 minutes)

  22. COMMONWEALTH ENERGY CORPORATION. Possible approval of Contract 500-00-036 for $11,693,206 to make renewables part of an affordable and diverse electricity system. Contact: George Simons, (916) 654-4659. (15 minutes)

  23. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT. Possible approval of Interagency Agreement 500-99-013 Amendment 1, to extend the term of the technical support contract and to add $5,250,000. Contact: Gary Klein, (916) 653-8555. (15 minutes)

  24. ORDER INSTITUTING RULEMAKING. Proposed adoption of an Order Instituting Rulemaking to begin a new proceeding to consider modifications to the siting regulations for powerplant licensing, (Docket No. 01-SIT-1). Contact: Richard Buell, (916) 653-1614. (15 minutes)

  25. PUBLIC INTEREST ENERGY RESEARCH (PIER) PROGRAM. Possible approval of 11 grant projects totaling $812,446 under the Energy Innovations Small Grant Program. (PIER funded) Contact: Philip Misemer, (916) 654-4552. (15 minutes)

  26. INTERNATIONAL ENERGY FUND (IEF) PROPOSALS. Possible approval of nine grant proposals totaling $221,684 from the Fiscal Year 2000/01 ERPA account. The IEF assists qualifying companies start business in international markets by providing money for pre-investment activities. Contact: Tim Olson, (916) 654-4528. (15 minutes)

  27. GEOTHERMAL PROGRAM. Possible approval of Geothermal Resource Development Account (GRDA) funded grants totaling up to $2.7 million for geothermal projects resulting from the Geothermal Target Solicitation released January 2001. Contact: Elaine Sison-Lebrilla, (916) 653-0363. (15 minutes)

  28. Minutes

    Approval of Minutes from previous Energy Commission meetings.

  29. Energy Commission Committee and Oversight

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

  30. 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)].

  31. Executive Director's Report

    Closed session may be held on personnel matters.
    [Authority: Government Code, Section 11126(a).]

  32. Public Adviser's Report


  33. Public Comment
  34. 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 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 Item 33.


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