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Wednesday, May 8, 2002
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)
- COMMISSION CO-SPONSORSHIP. Possible approval of a co-sponsorship request for which the Energy Commission will lend its name, include promotional material with regularly scheduled mailings and possible provide financial support.
- 23rd Annual Utility Energy Forum, May 15-17, 2002, Granlibakken Conference Center, Lake Tahoe.
- SAN DIEGO REGIONAL ENERGY OFFICE. Possible approval of Contract 400-01-033 for $25,000 to act as the Rebuild America representative in the San Diego region. (DOE funded)
- ELEY ASSOCIATES. Possible approval of Contract 400-00-005 Amendment 3, for a time extension to January 1, 2003 to complete the development of cool roof labeling and certification procedures required by the AB 970 standards.
- GLOBAL ENERGY PARTNER, LLC. Possible approval of Contract 400-00-035 Amendment 2, to increase the magnitude and certainty of peak savings achieved by the installations of demand response systems. The original peak savings goal of 57 megawatts was achieved by September 15, 2001 and this contract will require an additional 12.5 megawatt load reduction beyond the 57 megawatt all ready attained and maintain the demand response network for the original customers for the summer of 2002, with no additional cost to the State.
- UTILITY GENERATION PROCUREMENT & RENEWABLE RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT (R.01-10-024). Possible Commission approval for participation in the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) proceeding R.01-10-24. This proceeding will set interim energy procurement rules for UDC procurement beginning January 1, 2003, when the Department of Water Resource's authority to procure sunsets. In this proceeding, the CPUC will also consider long-term renewable energy procurement purchases. Contact: Fernando De Leon, (916) 654-4873. (15 minutes)
- THREE MOUNTAIN POWER PLANT (99-AFC-2C). Possible approval of a petition to amend various air quality Conditions of Certifications. The modification will clarify the emission measurement testing method for PM10 and revise SO2 emission limits. Contact: Connie Bruins, (916) 654-4545. (15 minutes)
- CITY OF VERNON-MALBURG GENERATING STATION PROJECT. Commission consideration of the Executive Director's Data Adequacy Recommendation for the city of Vernon-Malburg Generating Station Project Application for Certification. The applicant is requesting a 6-month process. This is a 134-megawatt combined-cycle project located in the city of Vernon. (Docket No. 01-AFC-25) Contact: Bill Pfanner, (916) 654-4206. (15 minutes)
- CITY OF VERNON-MALBURG GENERATING STATION PROJECT. Possible approval of a Committee for the city of Vernon-Malburg Generating Station Project Application for Certification (Docket No. 01-AFC-25). Contact: Bill Pfanner, (916) 654-4206. (5 minutes)
- BLYTHE ENERGY PROJECT PHASE II. Commission consideration of the Executive Director's Data Adequacy Recommendation for the Blythe Energy Project Phase II. This is a 6-month, 520-megawatt combined-cycle power plant located in the city of Blythe. This project is an addition to the approved Blythe Energy Project (BEP) described in (99-AFC-8) (Docket No. 02-AFC-1). Contact: Bill Pfanner, (916) 654-4206. (15 minutes)
- BLYTHE ENERGY PROJECT PHASE II. Possible approval of a Committee for the Blythe Energy Project Phase II Application for Certification (Docket No. 02-AFC-1). Contact: Bill Pfanner, (916) 654-4206. (5 minutes)
- INNOVATIONS SMALL GRANT PROGRAM. Possible approval of twelve grant projects totaling $892,052 under the Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) program funding. Contact: Philip Misemer, (916) 654-4552. (15 minutes)
- INTER-CON SECURITY SYSTEMS, INC. Possible approval of Contract 200-01-006 for $80,000 to provide for the services of the security officers for the building. Contact: Claude Heiney, (916) 654-5385. (15 minutes)
- CALIFORNIA AIR RESOURCES BOARD. Possible approval of Contract 500-01-031 for $500,000 to develop a less costly portable ambient air monitoring that can be used to better evaluate background air pollution of proposed power plant sites and indoor air. Less costly portable air monitors will allow for improved site specific monitoring resulting in better data for power plant analysis thus improving siting decisions and enhancing Environmental Justice. The Air Resource Board is also providing $500,000 and will provide in-kind services to manage the project. In addition, in coordination with the Commission and CARB, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority will fund approximately $500,000 in a related project. (PIER funded) Contact: Kelly Birkinshaw, (916) 654-4542. (15 minutes)
- THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ. Possible approval of Contract 500-01-032 for $1,000,484 to reduce avian fatalities and electrical outages caused by avian electrocution and collisions with power structures. (PIER funded) Contact: Linda Spiegel, (916) 654-4703. (15 minutes)
- CATALYTICA ENERGY SYSTEMS, INC. (CESI). Possible approval of Contract 500-01-030 for $2,997,986 to develop a catalytic combustion system for achieving ultra-low emission in small, multi-combustor gas turbines without the need for exhaust gas clean-up devices. Contact: John Beyer, (916) 654-4609. (15 minutes)
- THE COLLABORATIVE FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE SCHOOLS (CHPS). Contact: Elizabeth Shirakh, (916) 654-4089. (15 minutes)
- DIVISION OF THE STATE ARCHITECT. Possible approval of Contract 400- 01-031 to receive $60,000 to expand, by six, the number of Energy Commission planned design workshops conducted on the CHPS Best Practices Manual.
- COLLABORATIVE FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE SCHOOLS, INC. Possible approval of Contract 400-01-032 for $60,000 to conduct at least six design workshops on the CHPS Best Practices Manual.
- ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY AND EFFICIENT GASOLINE FUEL VEHICLE INCENTIVE PROGRAM. (PVEA funded) Contact: Irene Salazar, (916) 657-4046. (15 minutes)
- SOUTH COAST AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT. Possible approval to accept Contract 600-01-092 for $1.5 million to support the Efficient Vehicle Incentive Program to provide match funds incentives to private individuals, fleets and dealers.
- GENERAL MOTORS (GM). Possible approval of Contract 600-01-093 for $500,000 to provide incentives for efficient-gasoline fuel and alternative fuel vehicles and information to private individuals, fleets and dealers. GM will provide an in-kind outreach and education campaign to dealers and consumers to introduce the program.
- DAIMLER CHRYSLER MOTOR COMPANY. Possible approval of Contract 600-01-094 for $500,000 to provide incentives for efficient-gasoline fuel and alternative fuel vehicles and information to private individuals, fleets and dealers. Daimler Chrysler will provide an in-kind outreach and education campaign to dealers and consumers to introduce the program.
Approval of Minutes from previous Energy Commission meetings.
- 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 Commission may recess the meeting and continue it later for purposes of a general discussion of Commission internal organization and policy. No action will be taken at such a continued session. The Commission will announce whether it plans to continue the meeting in this manner and the time and location at the end of Item 20.
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