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California Energy Commission
Business Meeting

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WEDNESDAY, November 14, 2001

1516 Ninth Street
Hearing Room A, First Floor
Beginning at 10 a.m.
Sacramento, California
(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).
    1. COMMISSION BUSINESS MEETING SCHEDULE. Possible approval of the 2002 Energy Commission Business Meeting Schedule.

    2. STRATEGIC ENERGY INNOVATIONS. Possible approval of Contract 400-01-019 for $20,000 to provide Northern California program representative services for the Federal Rebuild America Program that assists communities in developing and implementing new partnerships and energy action plans.
  1. SUNRISE POWER PROJECT (98-AFC-4C). Petition to convert the existing 320-megawatt simple-cycle power plant to a nominal 585-megawatt combined-cycle power plant. Contact: Nancy Tronaas, (916) 654-3864. (15 minutes) Moved to November 19, 2001 Business Meeting.

  2. SUNRISE POWER PROJECT (98-AFC-4C). Petition to extend simple-cycle operations to December 31, 2003. Contact: Nancy Tronaas, (916) 654-3864. (15 minutes) Moved to November 19, 2001 Business Meeting.

  3. 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 670-megawatt power plant located in Riverside County (Docket No. 01-AFC-17). Contact: Jim Bartridge, (916) 651-8839. (15 minutes)

  4. 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)

  5. 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)

  6. SMUD COSUMNES POWER PLANT PROJECT. Possible approval of a Committee for the SMUD Cosumnes Power Plant Project Application for Certification (Docket No. 01-AFC-10). Contact: Sandra Fromm, (916) 654-4206. (5 minutes)

  7. AVENAL ENERGY PROJECT. Commission consideration of the Executive Director's Data Adequacy Recommendation for the Avenal Energy Project Application for Certification. This is a 12-month, 600-megawatt power plant located in the southern San Joaquin Valley in the city of Avenal, Kings County (Docket No. 01-AFC-20). Contact: Jim McKinney, (916) 654-3999. (15 minutes)

  8. AVENAL ENERGY PROJECT. Possible approval of a Committee for the Avenal Energy Project Application for Certification (Docket No. 01-AFC-20). Contact: Jim McKinney, (916) 654-3999. (5 minutes)

  9. TESLA POWER PROJECT. Commission consideration of the Executive Director's Data Adequacy Recommendation for the Tesla Power Project Application for Certification. This is a 12-month, 1,120-megawatt power plant located in Alameda County, 0.5 miles north of the PG&E Tesla Substation (Docket No. 01-AFC-21). Contact: Jack Caswell, (916) 653-0062. (15 minutes)

  10. TESLA POWER PROJECT. Possible approval of a Committee for the Tesla Power Project Application for Certification (Docket No. 01-AFC-21). Contact: Jack Caswell, (916) 653-0062. (5 minutes)

  11. iSHOW.COM. Possible approval of Contract 400-01-021 for $600,000 to develop and produce streaming on-line training videos for Energy Efficiency Standards for Residential and Nonresidential Buildings (Standards) for building department personnel, builders and consumers. These new streaming media files will be similar in format to those currently on-line at http://www.consumerenergycenter.org/videos/index.html. Contact: John Eash, (916) 653-7181. (15 minutes)

  12. ALM TURBINE, INC. Possible approval of Contract 500-01-012 for $2,867,270 to co-fund continuing development of a novel gas turbine design with superior emissions, reliability and energy conversion performance. Contact: David Hatfield, (916) 654-7119. (15 minutes)

  13. SUNLINE TRANSIT AGENCY. Possible approval of a State Energy Program (SEP) match-share Grant for $470,000, awarded in May 2001, through U. S. Department of Energy, to work on a hydrogen reformer to convert natural gas to pure hydrogen for fuel cell bus use. This grant would verify performance, cost and safety of SunLine Transit's hydrogen reformer and auxiliary equipment located at its Thousand Palms natural gas fueling site. Contact: Bill Blackburn, (916) 657-1002. (15 minutes)

  14. COMMISSION CONSIDERATION of requests of the Planning and Conservation League and several other organizations that the Energy Commission reconsider Resolution No. 01-1017-02 pertaining to waiver of statutory provisions in Public Resources Code section 25552 relating to the four-month licensing process. Contact: Bill Chamberlain, (916) 654-3951. (15 minutes)

  15. Legislative Committee Report - 2002 Legislative Proposals.
  16. Minutes
    Approval of Minutes from previous Energy Commission meetings.

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

  18. 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)].

  19. Executive Director's Report
    Closed session may be held on personnel matters.
    [Authority: Government Code, Section 11126(a).]

  20. Public Adviser's Report

  21. 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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