[California Energy Commission Letterhead]

California Energy Commission
Business Meeting

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 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:

ADDITIONAL ITEMS TO BE HEARD - Posted 6/21/2002

  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. COOPERATIVE PERSONNEL SERVICES. Possible approval of Contract 200-00-007 Amendment 3, to provide a one-year no-cost time extension for the completion and implementation of actions resulting from classification and pay analysis.

    2. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL AND RESOURCE ECONOMICS. Possible approval of Contract 100-02-100 for $20,000, in support of the AB 2076 process, to investigate the impact on price spikes of government agencies buying bulk gasoline in the forward market. This contract will also explore the feasibility of implementing a program where government agencies could purchase gasoline in the forward market to reduce costs to the state.

    3. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, ENERGY INSTITUTE. Possible approval of Contract 600-02-101 for $20,000 to investigate the effects of market power issues in gasoline price spike mitigation strategies in support of SB 2076.

  2. COLUSA POWER PROJECT (01-AFC-10). Discussion of the status and availability of Commission staff work product following the Committee's May 15, 2002 Order terminating the project in response to the applicant's request for withdrawal. Contact: Garret Shean, (916) 653-6421. (15 minutes)

  3. GRANT PROGRAM GUIDELINES. Possible approval of the committee's proposed changes to both the Solar Energy Program Element Guidebook: 1) Clarify the criteria for Underwriter Laboratory (UL) Approval to mean UL Recognized, 2) Allow batteries to qualify in the absence of UL Recognition, if the batteries have a full three-year warranty directly from the manufacturer of the manufacturer's distributor, and 3) Clarify that a battery must be capable of providing 300 cycles at 80 percent depth of discharge as determined at a discharge level of 1.75 volts and an 8-hour discharge rate of 20. In addition, the Committee is proposing conforming changes to the Distributed Generation Program Element Guidebook, so the requirements for battery backup systems under this guidebook are consistent with the requirements for battery backup systems under the Solar Energy Program Element Guidebook. Contact: Melinda Merritt, (916) 654-4536. (15 minutes)

  4. ENERGY CONSERVATION ASSISTANCE ACT ACCOUNT. Possible approval of a loan to College of the Canyons for $1,317,000 to install a 100 kilowatt microturbine cogeneration system and upgrade the lighting, central chillers and thermal storage system for the college. Contact: Joseph Wang, (916) 654-4026. (15 minutes)

  5. LOCAL JURISDICTION ACCOUNT. Possible approval of a loan to the Willits Unified School District for $106,777 for the installation of energy efficient lighting and controls district wide. Contact: Claudia Orlando, (916) 653-5285. (15 minutes)

  6. ARCHITECTURAL ENERGY CORPORATION. Possible approval of Contact 500-01-041 for $5,211,190 to conduct a programmatic systematic lighting research program. Contact: Don Aumann, (916) 654-4599. (15 minutes)

  7. XENERGY. Possible approval of Contract 400-01-037 for $400,000 to update the database of the Energy Efficient Resources to reflect new programs, new technologies and new information on energy efficiency measure costs. Contact: Sylvia Bender, (916) 653-6841. (15 minutes)

  8. WESTERN GOVERNORS' ASSOCIATION (WGA). Contact: Barbara Byron, (916) 654-4976. (15 minutes)

    1. WESTERN GOVERNORS' ASSOCIATION. Possible approval of Contract R150-01-009 to receive the next funding increment of $182,388 for continuing planning and preparation for future transuranic nuclear waste shipments in California to the federal Waste Isolation Pilot Program. The award totals $360,776 for two years (January 1, 2002 through December 31, 2003). (Dept. of Energy WGA Cooperative Agreement funded)

    2. OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES (OES). Possible approval of Contract 150-01-008 to continue to fund the Governor's OES beginning January 1, 2002 and ending December 31, 2003 to continue emergency response preparation for federal nuclear waste shipments to WIPP.

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

    1. VENTURA COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT. Possible approval of Contract R600-01-098 to accept $50,000 to support the Commission's Efficient Vehicle Incentive Program. The Ventura County funds will be used to match Commission funds to provide incentives to private individuals, fleets and dealers. The amount of the reimburseable contract is $50,000.

    2. 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. This fund will provide incentives of up to $3,050 for efficient gasoline and alternative fuel vehicles and information to private individuals and fleets. American Honda Motor Company will provide an in-kind outreach and education campaign to dealers and consumers to introduce the program. The total contract amount will be up to $3 million.

    3. 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. This fund will provide incentives of up to $3,050 for efficient gasoline and alternative fuel vehicles and information to private individuals and fleets. Ford Motor Company will provide an in-kind outreach and education campaign to dealers and consumers to introduce the program. The total contract amount will be up to $3 million.

    4. 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 $500,000.

    5. 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.

  10. Minutes
    Approval of Minutes from June 12, 2002 and previous Energy Commission meetings.
  11. Energy Commission Committee and Oversight
    A discussion on Energy Commission Committee and Oversight matters may be held.
  12. Chief Counsel's Report
    The 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 Commission [Government Code section 11126(e)(2)].
  13. Executive Director's Report
    Closed session may be held on personnel matters.
    [Authority: Government Code, Section 11126(a).]
  14. Public Adviser's Report
  15. 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 the last numbered item.

    If you require special accommodations, contact Lourdes Quiroz at (916) 654-5146, 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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