California Energy Commission
WEDNESDAY, October 31, 2001
1516 Ninth Street
Hearing Room A, First Floor
Beginning 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).
- ALTOS MANAGEMENT PARTNERS. Possible approval of Contract 700-01-003 for $25,000 to develop a fully functional "California-Centric" short-term model of North American Regional Gas model. (ERPA Funded)
- INLAND EMPIRE ENERGY CENTER. Commission consideration of the Executive Director's Data Adequacy Recommendation for the Inland Empire Energy Center Application for Certification. This is a 6-month, 670-megawatt power plant located in Riverside County (Docket No. 01-AFC-17). Contact: Jim Bartridge, (916) 651-8839. (15 minutes)
- INLAND EMPIRE ENERGY CENTER. Possible approval of a Committee for the Inland Empire Energy Center Application for Certification (Docket No. 01-AFC-17). Contact: Jim Bartridge, (916) 651-8839. (5 minutes)
- SMUD COSUMNES POWER PLANT PROJECT. Commission consideration of the Executive Director's Data Adequacy Recommendation for the SMUD Cosumnes Power Plant Project Application for Certification. This is a 12-month, 1,000-megawatt power plant located in the county of Sacramento (Docket No. 01-AFC-19). Contact: Sandra Fromm, (916) 654-4206. (15 minutes)
- SMUD COSUMNES POWER PLANT PROJECT. Possible approval of a Committee for the SMUD Cosumnes Power Plant Project Application for Certification (Docket No. 01-AFC-19). Contact: Sandra Fromm, (916) 654-4206. (5 minutes)
- CALPEAK BORDER. Commission consideration and possible approval of a petition to extend the September 30, 2001, on-line date of the 50-megawatt Calpeak Border emergency peaker project (01-EP-14). Contact: Chuck Najarian, (916) 654-4079. (15 minutes)
- CALPINE GILROY. Commission consideration and possible approval of a petition to extend the September 30, 2001, on-line date of the 135-megawatt Calpine Gilroy emergency peaker project (01-EP-8). Contact: Chuck Najarian, (916) 654-4079. (15 minutes)
- PEGASUS. Commission consideration and possible approval of a petition to extend the September 30, 2001, on-line date of the 180-megawatt Pegasus emergency peaker project (01-EP-9). Contact: Chuck Najarian, (916) 654-4079. (15 minutes)
- VALERO CO-GENERATION PROJECT (01-AFC-05). Commission consideration and possible adoption of the Presiding Member's Proposed Decision for the Valero Co-Generation Project. This is a 102-megawatt power plant located in the city of Benicia in Solano County. Contact: Garret Shean, (916) 653-6421. (15 minutes)
- ENERGY INNOVATIONS SMALL GRANT PROGRAM. Consideration and possible approval of nine grant projects totaling $674,531 with the Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) program funding of grants under the Energy Innovations Small Grant Program. Contact: Philip Misemer, (916) 654-4552. (15 minutes)
- ATLANTIS INFOTECH, INC. Possible approval of Contract 300-99-020 Amendment 1, for $15,000 to extend the term of the contract to March 31, 2002 and add funds to enhance the database function beyond the original project scope. This brings the total contract to $88,000. Contact: Adam Pan, (916) 654-5131. (15 minutes)
- LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT. Possible approval of Contract 400-01-018 for $60,000 to provide a coordinator position, to be funded over 12-months, to support the High Performance School Task Force and the new construction and renovation of activities of the district. (Federal funded/Rebuild America. Contact: Elizabeth Shirakh, (916) 654-4089. (15 minutes)
- VENTURA COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT. Possible approval of Contract 500-98-048 Amendment 1, to extend the time to September 30, 2002 to assist in the development of a Liquefied/Compressed Natural Gas (L/CNG), formerly a CNG fueling facility, in Camarillo. Contact: Alan Argentine, (916) 654-4689. (15 minutes)
- ELECTRIC VEHICLE INFRASTRUCTURE INCENTIVE PROGRAM. Possible approval of several contracts to disencumber funds back to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) in compliance with their original contracts. SCAQMD is no longer supporting the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Incentive Program. Contact: Lilly Ghaffari, (916) 654-4650. (15 minutes)
- SOUTH COAST AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT. Contract 500-99-017 Amendment 3, for $105,000.
- NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC. Contract 500-99-003 Amendment 3, for $20,750.
- FORD MOTOR COMPANY. Contract 500-98-005 Amendment 4, for $42,689.50.
- TOYOTA MOTOR SALES. Contract 500-98-006 Amendment 3, for $50,000.
- GENERAL MOTORS COMPANY. Contract 500-98-007 Amendment 3, for $42,250.
- AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR COMPANY. Contract 500-98-008 Amendment 3, for $47,448.20
- WESTERN GOVERNOR' ASSOCIATION. Possible approval of Contract 150-99-005 Amendment 1, to receive $163,225 for continuing planning and preparation for future transuranic nuclear waste shipments in California. The award totaled $318,325 for two years (1-1-00 to 12-31-01) under the US Department of Energy/WGA Cooperative Agreement to support State contingency planning activities and preparation for the waste shipments to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. Contact: Barbara Byron, (916) 654-4976. (15 minutes)
- OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES. Possible approval of Interagency Agreement 150-00-004 Amendment 2, for $141,991 to continue to pay for personnel, in-state travel expenses, equipment, public information costs and operating expenses in connection with the planned transuranic nuclear waste shipments to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico.
- RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE. Possible approval of Contract 500-01-011 for $150,000 for a membership to the Lighting Research Center. Contact: Don Aumann, (916) 654-4588. (15 minutes)
- ALZETA CORPORATION. Possible approval of Contract 500-01-010 for $2,404,310 to advance research, commercial development and field testing of a low NOx combustion system for gas turbine engines used in distributed generation applications. (PIER funded) Contact: David Hatfield, (916) 654-7119. (15 minutes)
- STRATEGIC ENERGY INNOVATIONS. Possible approval of Contract 400-00-057 for $30,000 to provide seed money to form a Multifamily Energy Consortium of all utility entities in California to share ideas and develop a uniform method of delivering/marketing low-income programs. Contact: Maura Clark, (916) 653-6231. (15 minutes)
- ASPEN ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP. Possible approval of Contract 700-99-014 Amendment 1, for $6,000,000 to provide temporary technical assistance to review requests from developers to construct energy facilities in a timely manner. The existing contractor will handle the increased workload of the emergency peaker projects and projects associated with the energy facility siting process arising from the current Executive Orders and the California Power Authority. This contract does not alter the original contract. Contact: Sandra Fromm, (916) 644-4206. (15 minutes)
- Legislative Committee Report Ð 2002 Legislative Proposals.
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 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 the last numbered item.
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