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California Energy Commission
Business Meeting

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Wednesday, February 27, 2002

1516 Ninth Street
Hearing Room A, First Floor
Beginning at 10 a.m.
Sacramento, California 95814
(Wheelchair Accessible)


  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, the participation of key speakers, permit the use of its name, plus staff time for a speaker and include promotional materials with regularly scheduled mailings.
    2. - GLOBE 2002, 7th Biennial Trade Fair and Conference on Business and Environment, March 13-15, 2002, Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre, World Trade Center, Vancouver, British Columbia.

    3. ELECTRIC POWER RESEARCH. Possible approval of Contract 500-97-043 Amendment 1, to extend the time of the original contract. Contract scope and cost will be unaffected.
  1. HIGH DESERT POWER PLANT. Possible consideration of complainant, Gary Ledford's Petition for Review of the Committee Rulings and Dismissals regarding the Complaint on the High Desert Power Project Water Issues. (Docket No. 97-AFC-1C (C1)). Contact: Susan Gefter, (916) 654-3893. (20 minutes)

  2. HIGH DESERT POWER PLANT. Possible approval of the Siting Committee's Proposed Decision on the Complaint filed by Gary Ledford regarding compliance of the project with Conditions of Certification for water resources. (Docket No. 01-AFC-1C (C-1)). Contact: Susan Gefter, (916) 654-3893. (20 minutes)

  3. ELECTRICITY INNOVATION INSTITUTE (E21). Possible approval of Contract 500-01-025 for $1,100,000 to conduct collaborative research, development and demonstration projects. Contact: Gary Klein, (916) 653-8555. (15 minutes)

  4. LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY. Possible approval of Contract 500-01-024 for $500,000 to conduct the "Energy Efficiency Data Centers" project. Contact: Paul Roggensack, (916) 654-6560. (15 minutes)

  5. LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY. Possible approval of Contract 500-01-023, for $639,386 to develop and evaluate electrochromic window systems. Contact: Chris Scruton, (916) 653-0948. (15 minutes)

  6. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON COMPANY (SCE). Possible approval of Contract 500-01-026, for $178,000 to develop the measurement procedures to assess the overall efficiency of a compressed air central plant. Contact: Rajesh Kapoor, (916)-654-4611. (15 minutes)

  7. SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY. 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)

  8. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS. Possible approval of Contract 500-01-016 for $315,750 to help establish and administer a Biomass Consortium. Contact: Valentino Tiangco, (916) 654-4664. (15 minutes)

  9. ENERGY CONSERVATION ASSISTANCE ACT ACCOUNT. Staff recommendation to approve a loan to Sonoma State University for $157,506 and a loan to Roman Catholic Diocese of San Jose for $153,662 under THE ENERGY CONSERVATION ASSISTANCE ACT ACCOUNT. Contact: Joseph Wang, (916) 654-4008. (15 minutes)

  10. LOCAL JURISDICTION ENERGY ASSISTANCE LOAN ACCOUNT (ENERGY PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM). Possible approval of a $1,000,000 loan to the city of Carson for the installation of energy efficient lighting in their buildings and conversion of existing incandescent traffic signals to those using light emitting diodes. This is estimated to save the City about $240,234 in reduced electricity costs and result in an estimated 231 kilowatts of peak load reduction. Contact: Dave Rubens, (916) 651-9857. (15 minutes)

  11. ENERGY CONSERVATION ASSISTANCE ACT ACCOUNT. Possible approval of a loan to Loyola Marymount University for $1,125,000 for installation of energy efficient lighting at the Los Angeles campus. Contact: David Davenport, (916) 651-9861. (15 minutes)

  12. SANTA CLARA VALLEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY. Possible approval of Contract 600-01-089 for $300,000 for the construction of a hydrogen fueling station. The Santa Clara VTA will operate a hydrogen bus fuel cell demonstration program for a minimum of one year beginning in April 2003, when it is expected that fuel cell buses will be delivered (PVEA funded). Contact Sandra Fromm, (916) 654-4651. (15 minutes)

  13. POWER PLANT SITING REGULATIONS. Possible adoption of an Order Instituting Rulemaking regarding the Power Plant Siting Regulations. (Docket No. 02-SIT-1) Contact Rick Buell, (916) 653-1614. (30 minutes)

  14. 2001 PIER ANNUAL REPORT. Possible approval of 2001 PIER Annual Report. Contact: Susan Patterson, (916) 654-4992. (15 minutes)

  15. Minutes

    Approval of Minutes from previous Energy Commission meetings.

  16. Energy Commission Committee and Oversight

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

  17. Discussion of Committee Structure

  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 Item 22.

    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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