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California Energy Commission
Business Meeting

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Wednesday, December 19, 2001
1516 Ninth Street
Hearing Room A, First Floor
Sacramento, California 95814
10 a.m.
(Wheelchair Accessible)

ALSO SEE ADDITIONAL MEETING AGENDA ITEM


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 CO-SPONSORSHIP. Possible approval of a co-sponsorship request for which the Energy Commission will provide financial support, appoint a liaison for assistance in planning the conference, appoint a liaison for obtaining the participation of key speakers, provide guidance in the selection of speakers, permit the use of its name, plus staff time for a speaker, mailing labels and include promotional materials with regularly schedule mailings.
      -Fourth Annual International Colloquium on Environmentally Preferred Advanced Energy Generation, February 4-7, 2002, Newport Marriott Hotel, Newport Beach, California.

  2. 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)

  3. 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)

  4. 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 12-month, 670-megawatt power plant located in Riverside County (Docket No. 01-AFC-17). Contact: Jim Bartridge, (916) 651-8839. (15 minutes)

  5. 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)

  6. 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)

  7. 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)

  8. CENTRAL VALLEY ENERGY CENTER PROJECT. Commission consideration of the Executive Director's Data Adequacy Recommendation for the Central Valley Energy Center Project Application for Certification. This is a 6-month, 1,060-megawatt power plant located in the city of San Joaquin in Fresno County (Docket No. 01-AFC-22). Contact: Matt Trask, (916) 654-4067. (15 minutes)

  9. CENTRAL VALLEY ENERGY CENTER PROJECT. Possible approval of a Committee for the Central Valley Energy Center Project Application for Certification (Docket No. 01-AFC-22). Contact: Matt Trask, (916) 654-4067. (5 minutes)

  10. CONSTRUCTION AND USE OF EMERGENCY GENERATORS REPORT. Commission consideration of the report to the Governor and Legislature required by Public Resources Code section 25705, on the construction and use of emergency generating facilities (summer of 2001). Contact: Judy Grau, (916) 653-1610. (15 minutes)

  11. TYCO ADHESIVES. Consideration and possible adoption of a petition requesting the Commission initiate a rulemaking proceeding to consider adoption of revisions to the 2001 Building Energy Efficiency Standards requirements for cloth back rubber adhesive duct tape. Contact: Bill Pennington, (916) 654-5013. (15 minutes)

  12. DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL SERVICES. Possible approval of Interagency Agreement 500-01-015 for $97,000 for a field study of the impacts of underfloor air distribution at the Capitol East End Complex. (PIER funded) Contact: Martha Brook, (916) 654-4086. (15 minutes)

  13. TITLE 20 DATA COLLECTION REGULATIONS. Possible adoption of Express Terms (15-day language) for the Commission's regulations pertaining to data collection and disclosure of Commission records (Docket No. 97-DC&CR-1). Contact: Andrea Gough, (916) 654-4928. (15 minutes)

  14. RENEWABLE GUIDELINES. Consideration of the Electricity and Natural Gas Committee's recommendations regarding the petition by Calpine Sskiyou Geothermal Partners, L.P., and California Energy General Corporation to extend the funding awards for the Fourmile Hill and Telephone flat geothermal projects pursuant to Public Utilities Code section 383.5(c)(2)(b), the Renewable Guidelines and Notice of Auction 500-97-506 Suzanne Korosec, (916) 654-4516. (15 minutes)

  15. ENERGY CONSERVATION ASSISTANCE ACT ACCOUNT. Possible approval of three loans for the following public institutions: 1) East Bay Municipal for $1,991,945 to install twelve 60-kilowatt microturbine co-generation systems and one 30-kilowatt photovoltaic solar system, 2) Humboldt County for $129,810 to install energy efficient lighting and HVAC retrofit and 3) East Los Angeles College for $436,032 to install a 140-kilowatt photovoltaic solar system. The projects will result in an annual savings of about $437,632, $23,632 and $48,448 respectively in reduced energy costs. Contact: Joseph Wang, (916) 654-4026. (15 minutes)

  16. ENERGY CONSERVATION ASSISTANCE ACT ACCOUNT. Possible approval of five loans: 1) two to the county of Humboldt for $129,810; 2) two to East Bay Municipal Utility District for $1,991,945 and 3) one to the Los Angeles Community College District for $436,032. Contact: David Rubens, (916) 654-4008. (15 minutes)

  17. ALTERNATIVE FUELS INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAMS. Possible approval of ten alternative fuel infrastructure grants as a result of the September 2001 Program Opportunity Notice. The total amount of grant funding is $2,321,427. Contact: Alan Argentine, (916) 654-4689. (15 minutes)

  18. RENEWABLE RESOURCES. Possible approval of changes to Volume 3 of the Emerging Renewables Resource Account Guidebook to implement AB 29X by making customers of publicly owned utilities eligible for the current program until the $8 million in funding is exhausted, to add a field testing criteria for large inverters that do not meet current guidebook standards and a number of non-substantive changes to clarify guidebook requirements. Contact: Tony Brasil, (916) 651-6197. (15 minutes)

  19. CLEAN ENERGY SYSTEMS, INC (CES). Possible approval of Contract 500-01-013 for $2,003,286 to demonstrate the durability and reliability of a zero-emission, gas-fired power plant. CES will design and build a 500-kilowatt generator, which will be installed to drive a steam turbine and generate electricity for two years at Mirant Delta's Contra Costa power plant in Antioch, CA. Exhaust CO2 will be recovered and sold. Contact: John Henry Beyer, (916) 654-4609. (15 minutes)

  20. GAS TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE. Possible approval of Contract 500-01-020 for $2,999,998 to co-fund the continued development of "Reduced Temperature, Electrode-Supported, Planar (RTESP) Solid Oxide Fuel Cell" technology. The major product will be a 3-kilowatt sub-module that demonstrates the high efficiency and low cost potential of 10-100 kW SOFC systems. Contact: Arthur J. Soinski, Ph.D., (916) 654-4674. (15 minutes)

  21. LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LABORATORY. Possible approval of Contract 500-01-014 for $3,000,000 to co-fund the further development of materials technologies leading to the demonstration of a 10-kilowatt solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) stack operating directly on natural gas at 650oC and with a high power density. Contact: Arthur J. Soinski, Ph.D., (916) 654-4674. (15 minutes)

  22. BIORESOURCE CONSULTANTS. Possible approval of Contract 500-01-019 for $420,670 to complete field work and develop a tool for wind industry and regulators to use to mitigate and reduce bird fatalities at the Altamont Wind Resource Area. Contact: Linda Spiegel, (916) 654-4703. (15 minutes)

  23. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS. Possible approval of Interagency Agreement 300-97-009 Amendment 5, to increase funding and time for interns to provide support for transportation energy analysis SB 5X natural gas work required by legislation. Contact: Leigh Stamets, (916) 654-4510. (15 minutes)

  24. BUILDING INDUSTRY INSTITUTE. Possible approval of Contract 400-01-024 for $397,000 to provide builder training to a level of understanding and compliance with the State energy code (Model Energy Code (Nevada) or Title 24 (California). This achieves the program goal of measurably increasing the quality and energy efficiency of new homes in Nevada and California. Contact: Michelle Tessier, (916) 654-4037. (15 minutes)

  25. SAN DIEGO UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION. Possible approval of Contract 500-01-018 for $120,000 to assess the potential to utilize the ocean wave energy resources off California's coast. Contact: David Navarro, (916) 654-4618. (15 minutes)

  26. CITY OF OXNARD. Possible approval of Contract 400-99-010 Amendment 1, to extend the contract to March 31, 2002. This will allow the City to complete installation of its energy efficient HVAC equipment at the Performing Arts Center. Contact: Ram Verma, (916) 654-8435. (15 minutes)

  27. CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, CHICO, RESEARCH FOUNDATION/ INSTRUCTIONAL MEDIA CENTER. Possible approval of a time extension for Contract 500-99-029 Amendment 1, with the California Office of Traffic Safety to extend the grant term to June 30, 2002, to accommodate a request by the California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition to secure additional funds. In accordance with the grant extension, the California Energy Commission is extending the term of our contract with California State University, Chico, Research Foundation by ten months. Contact: Jennifer Allen, (916) 653-0291. (15 minutes)

  28. LAURITS R. CHRISTENSEN ASSOCIATES, INC. Possible approval of Contract 300-99-018 Amendment 3, to extend the contract by three months to allow staff to evaluate the product received, request adjustments and work out any operation/implementation issues. Contact: Richard Rohrer, (916) 654-4755. (15 minutes)

  29. BRIAN T. CASTELLI. Possible approval of Contract 160-01-001 for $222,299 to secure a qualified and experienced consultant to assist in tracking important national energy policy developments and to advise on how to best represent the State's energy interests before Congress and federal agencies. Contact: Cecile Martin, (916) 654-4942. (15 minutes)

  30. SITING REGULATIONS. Possible adoption of Procedural Clarification to the Power Plant Siting Regulations (Docket No. 01-SIT-1). Contact: Rick Buell, (916) 653-1614. (15 minutes)

  31. ENFORCEMENT OF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DATA REQUESTS. Possible approval of one or more administrative subpoenas to enforce compliance by Pacific Gas & Electric Company, Southern California Edison Company, San Diego Gas and Electric Company, Sacramento Municipal Utilities District and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power with various energy consumption data requests issued by the Executive Director on November 21, 2001, pursuant to Public Resources Code sections 25210, 25216.5 and Government Code section 11180 et seq. Contact: Fernando DeLeon, (916) 654-4873. (15 minutes)

  32. Minutes
    Approval of Minutes from previous Energy Commission meetings.
  33. Energy Commission Committee and Oversight
    A discussion on Energy Commission Committee and Oversight matters may be held.

  34. 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)]

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

  36. Public Adviser's Report

  37. 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 Item 24.

    If you require special accommodations, contact Betty LaFranchi at (916) 654-5204, five days prior to the meeting.

    News media inquiries should be directed to:
    Claudia Chandler, Assistant Director -- (916) 654-4989

    Questions about participation in the Business Meeting should be directed to:
    Roberta Mendonca, Public Adviser -- (916) 654-4489 or (800) 822-6228

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