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California Energy Commission
Business Meeting

WEDNESDAY, May 29, 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.
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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 lend its name, include promotional material with regularly scheduled mailings and possible provide financial support.

      • COMET Program, June 23-July 26, 2002, University of Southern California campus.

    2. PARSONS BRINCKERHOFF. Possible approval of Contract 500-00-014 Amendment 1, to allow additional time for the contractor to complete deliverables related to a community planning effort by the city of Sacramento.

    3. STRATEGIC ENERGY INNOVATIONS. Possible approval of Contract 400-01-035 for $25,000 to assist in the continuation of a statewide Multifamily Consortium Program which will leverage available resources and assist Rebuild partnerships. (Federal Rebuild America Program funded)

    4. SES ENGINEERS. Possible approval of Contract 400-00-063 Amendment 2 to allow time for the engineers to complete the installation and commissioning of microturbines at California landfills to achieve the 2.49 megawatts of electricity generation goal.


  1. LOS ESTEROS CRITICAL ENERGY FACILITY. Commission consideration of a petition by the applicant to overturn the Presiding Committee's Order removing the Los Esteros Critical Energy Facility from the four-month process. (Docket No. 01-AFC-12) Contact: Major Williams, (916) 651-2020. (15 minutes)

  2. DIRECT ACCESS SUSPENSION (R.01-01-011). Possible Commission approval for participation in the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) proceeding R-02-01-011. This proceeding will examine the imposition of exit fees or surcharges on direct access customers and on "departing load." Contact: Fernando De Leon, (916) 654-4873. (15 minutes)

  3. PROGRAM REPORT. Possible approval of the Commission's Real Time Metering Program Report-to-the-Legislature mandated by AB X1-29 to be submitted by June 30, 2002. Contact: Donald Kazama, (916) 654-5072. (15 minutes)

  4. PEAK ELECTRICITY DEMAND REDUCTION GRANT PROGRAM. Possible approval of a $84,325 grant to the city of Chico for converting 1912 existing incandescent amber traffic signal balls and arrows, and pedestrian signals to light emitting diodes (LED) modules. The total project is estimated to cost $334,000 and will save the City $25,469 annually in reduced electricity costs and an estimated 30 kilowatt peak load reduction. Contact: Merry Bronson, (916) 654-4104. (15 minutes)

  5. ENERGY PROGRAM GRANTS. Possible approval of grants for the city of Anaheim for $150,000 and for the Oceanside Unified School District for $75,000 to establish Compressed Natural Gas fueling facilities. (Department of Energy State Energy Program Grants for the 2001 solicitation funded). Contact: Peter Ward, (916) 654-4639. (15 minutes)

  6. ENERGY CONSERVATION ASSISTANCE ACT ACCOUNT. Possible approval of a $2,000,000 loan to the Children's Hospital of San Diego to install a 3,400 kilowatt cogeneration system. The system will meet 98 percent of the hospital's electrical need, save about $1 million annually and has a simple payback of 7.1 years. (ECAA funded) Contact: Joseph Wang, (916) 654-4026. (15 minutes)

  7. CALIFORNIA CONSERVATION CORP. Possible approval of Contract 400-01-036 for $30,000 to educate and train staff and Corp members in energy technology, electrical safety, energy audits and photovoltaic installations. (Nov. 2001, DOE Rebuild America grant award funded) Contact: Elizabeth Shirakh, (916) 654-4089. (15 minutes)

  8. DOE-LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY. Possible approval of Contract 500-01-034 for $250,000 to develop, test, evaluate and summarize procedures for assessing vulnerability of buildings to chemical or biological attack, while minimizing energy impacts. (PIER funded) Contact: Don Aumann, (916) 654-4588. (15 minutes)

  9. THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY CENTER FOR THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA. Possible approval of Contract 500-01-035 FOR $610,000 to develop energy performance models for Underfloor Air Distribution Systems. (PIER funded) Contact: Martha Brook, (916) 654-4086. (15 minutes)

  10. REFLECTIVE ENERGIES. Possible approval of Contract 500-00-013 Amendment 1 for $136,480 to develop an interconnection guidebook and provide active participation in the IEEE P-1547 Interconnection Standards Workgroup. The purpose of this project is to provide a program of monitoring, data collection and analysis and reporting for selected Distributed Generation systems. (PIER funded) Contact: Mark Rawson, (916) 654-4671. (15 minutes)

  11. DISTRIBUTED UTILITY ASSOCIATES. Possible approval of Contract 500-01-033 for $2,049,850 to determine the impact of large penetrations of distributed energy resources into the distribution system. Contact: Mark Rawson, (916) 654-4671. (15 minutes)

  12. XENERGY INCORPORATED. Possible approval of Contract 500-01-036 for $2,686,300 to provide technical support to the Renewable Energy Program for existing, new and emerging renewable energy projects, educating consumers about renewable energy and providing rebates to customers who purchase renewable energy. Contact: Madeline Meade, (916) 653-2645. (15 minutes)

  13. ARTHUR D. LITTLE. Possible approval of Contract 600-01-095 for $500,000 to produce a series of studies on hydrogen fueling infrastructure issues. (PVEA funded) Contact: Bill Blackburn, (916) 657-1002. (15 minutes)

  14. AC TRANSIT. Possible approval of Contract 600-01-096 for $925,000 to provide a portion of funding to develop a hydrogen fueling station for its fuel cell bus program. (PVEA funded) Contact: Bill Blackburn, (916) 657-1002. (15 minutes)

  15. HETCH HETCHY WATER AND POWER. Possible approval of Contract 500-01-042 for $5,854,585 as a result of RFP 500-00-506 to make renewables part of an affordable and diverse electricity system in California. Contact: Val Tiangco, (916) 654-4664. (15 minutes)

  16. ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY AND EFFICIENT GASOLINE FUEL VEHICLE INCENTIVE PROGRAM. (PVEA funded) Contact: Irene Salazar, (916) 657-4046. (15 minutes)

    1. SOUTH COAST AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT (SCAQMD). Possible approval of reimbursable Contract 600-01-092 to accept $1.5 million from SCAQMD to support the Energy Commission's Efficient Vehicle Incentive Program to provide match fund incentives to private individuals, fleets and dealers.

    2. SANTA BARBARA COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT (SBCAPCD). Possible approval of reimbursable Contract 600-01-097 to accept $50,000 from SBCAPCD to support the Energy Commission's Efficient Vehicle Incentive Program to provide match fund incentives to private individuals, fleets and dealers.

    3. VENTURA COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT (VCAPCD). Possible approval of reimbursable Contract 600-01-098 to accept $50,000 from VCAPCD to support the Energy Commission's Efficient Vehicle Incentive Program to provide match fund incentives to private individuals, fleets and dealers.

    4. AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. Possible approval of Contract 600-01-063 Amendment 1, for $500,000 to augment the contract to provide incentives for efficient-gasoline fuel and alternative fuel vehicles and information to private individuals, fleets and dealers. American Honda Motor Company will provide an in-kind outreach and education campaign to dealers and consumers to introduce the program. This fund will provide incentives of up to $3,050 for efficient gasoline and alternative fuel vehicles and information to private individuals and fleets.

    5. FORD MOTOR COMPANY. Possible approval of Contract 600-01-062 Amendment 1, for $500,000 to augment the contract to provide incentives for efficient-gasoline fuel and alternative fuel vehicles and information to private individuals, fleets and dealers. Ford Motor Company will provide an in-kind outreach and education campaign to dealers and consumers to introduce the program. This fund will provide incentives of up to $3,050 for efficient gasoline and alternative fuel vehicles and information to private individuals and fleets.

    6. 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. The Contract amount will be up to $1 million.

    7. 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. The Contract amount will be up to $500,000.


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

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

  3. 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)].

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

  5. Public Adviser's Report

  6. Public Comment

  7. 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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