[California Energy Commission Letterhead]

California Energy Commission
Business Meeting

WEDNESDAY, March 20, 2002

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


Note: Audio from this meeting will be broadcast over the Internet.
Please see our page at: www.energy.ca.gov/realaudio/.


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. SITING CASE COMMITTEES. Possible approval of the structural changes to the nine pending Siting case Presiding and Second Members.

  1. ENERGY CONSERVATION ASSISTANCE ACT ACCOUNT. Possible approval of a loan to Washington Hospital of Fremont for $300,000 to install two 60 kW natural gas fired cogeneration systems. Contact: Joseph Wang, (916) 654-4026. (15 minutes)

  2. LOCAL JURISDICTION ACCOUNT. Possible approval of a loan to Northern Humboldt Union High School District for $150,000 to install energy efficient lighting and vending misers at two school sites, and for the replacement of an inefficient boiler at Arcata High School. Contact: Claudia Orlando, (916) 653-5285. (15 minutes)

  3. YOLANDA S. WALTHER-MEADE. Possible approval of Contract 600-01-090 for $26,000 to hire a consultant to perform English/Spanish interpretation and business logistical support services in various cities in Mexico. These services are required at educational seminars and workshops in support of engineering and technical assistance services under contract with Brown Vence & Associates and Onsite Energy. This contract is jointly funded with the U.S. Department of Energy. The Energy Commission's contribution is $5,691. Contact: Tim Olson, (916) 654-4528. (15 minutes)

  4. 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)

  5. COURT REPORTING SERVICES. Possible approval of three Contract Amendments that will extend the contracts by one year and retain the services of trained transcribers to produce verbatim transcripts, as necessary, for Siting services, business meetings, workshops, hearings and other Energy Commission meetings. The Energy Commission has an option for an additional year on these contracts. Contact: Betty McCann, (916) 654-5029. (15 minutes)

  1. PETERS SHORTHAND REPORTING CORPORATION. Contract 170-01-001, Amendment 1, for $45,000 to extend the term from July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2003. Contact: Katherine Nicholls, (916) 654-3893.

  2. PETERS SHORTHAND REPORTING CORPORATION. Contract 150-01-005, Amendment 1, for $25,000 to extend the term from July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2003.

  3. PETERS SHORTHAND REPORTING CORPORATION. Contract 150-01-006, Amendment 1, for $10,000 to extend the term from July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2003.

  1. UC REGENTS. Possible approval of Interagency Agreement 700-99-019, Amendment 3, to extend the time of the contract from June 30, 2002 to March 31, 2005, for UC technical support to the PIER Environmental Program Area. The scope and cost of the contract will not change. Contact: Gina Barkalow, (916) 654-4057. (15 minutes)

  2. PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY. Possible approval of Contract 700-99-002, Amendment 1, to extend the time of the contract 18 months, from December 31, 2002 to June 30, 2004. The scope and cost of the contract will not change. Contact: David A. Chambers, (916) 653-7067. (15 minutes)

  3. ARTHUR D. LITTLE, INC. Possible approval of Contract 500-98-013 Amendment 2, to modify the areas of expertise and amend the budget. Contact: David Navarro, (916) 654-4618. (15 minutes)

  4. Minutes
    Approval of Minutes from previous Energy Commission meetings.

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

  6. 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)].

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

  8. Public Adviser's Report

  9. Public Comment

  10. 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.

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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