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California Energy Commission
Business Meeting

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 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 ITEM TO BE HEARD - Posted 7/3/2002

  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. BUILDING OWNERS AND MANAGERS ASSOCIATION OF GRATER LOS ANGELES. Possible approval of Contract 400-01-010 Amendment 2, for a no-cost time extension to allow the Contractor to expand their scope of work through different technologies to achieve kilowatt reduction.

    2. SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY. Possible approval of Contract 500-01-018 Amendment 1, for a no-cost, seven and a half month-time extension to assess the potential to utilize the ocean wave energy resources off California's coast.

  1. TRACY PEAKER PROJECT. Commission consideration and possible adoption of the Presiding Member's Proposed Decision for the Tracy Peaker Project. This is a 169-megawatt power plant located in an unincorporated portion of San Joaquin County, immediately southwest of the city of Tracy. Contact: Cheryl Tompkin, (916) 654-3893. (15 minutes)

  2. (Item was previously removed but was again added on 07-03-02.) 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, 52-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)

  3. (Item was previously removed but was again added on 07-03-02.) 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. (15 minutes)

  4. INTEGRATED ENERGY POLICY REPORT. Possible approval to open an Order Instituting Informational Proceeding and Establishment of an Oversight Committee consistent with Public Resources Code Section 25300 - 25307 to cover Electricity and Natural Gas Markets, Transportation Fuels, and Energy Efficiency, Renewable Technologies and Public Interest Energy Research. The Report is to be sent to the Governor and Legislature in the Fall 2003. Contact: Karen Griffin, (916) 654-4833. (15 minutes)

  5. LOCAL JURISDICTION ENERGY ASSISTANCE LOAN ACCOUNT. Possible approval of an $800,000 loan to the county of El Dorado and to waiver the 25-percent matching fund requirement. The loan will be used to fund the installation of energy efficient improvements to the heating, ventilating and air conditioning system in various county buildings. The projects are estimated to save the County about $176,000 in reduced energy costs and result in a load reduction of 400-kilowatts. Contact: Joseph Wang, (916) 654-4026. (15 minutes)

  6. RENEWABLE ENERGY PROGRAM. Possible approval of Environmental and Energy Infrastructure and Licensing Committee recommendation to extend funding awards under the New Renewable Resources Account, pursuant to Public Utilities Code Section 383.5(c)(2)(B), for the following projects. Contact: Suzanne Korosec, (916) 654-4516. (15 minutes)

    1. NEO CORPORATION COLTON LANDFILL GAS UTILIZATION PROJECT - 2.52-megawatt conditional funding award for $334,672.79 with a proposed on- line date of March 31, 2003.

    2. NEO CORPORATION MILLIKEN LANDFILL GAS UTILIZATION PROJECT - 5.04-megawatt conditional funding award for $667,636.01 with a proposed on- line date of March 31, 2003.

    3. NEO CORPORATION MID-VALLEY LANDFILL GAS UTILIZATION PROJECT - 3.78-megawatt conditional funding award for $471,946.62.

    4. CABAZON WIND PARTNERS LLC PROJECT - 48-megawatt conditional funding award of $9,367,072.52 with a proposed on-line date of November 1, 2002.

  1. VINOVATION, INC. Possible approval of Contract 500-02-001 for $309,987 to demonstrate tartrate stabilization of wines by electrodialysis. Contact: Pramod Kulkarni, (916) 654-4637. (15 minutes)

  2. WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY. Possible approval of Contract 400-00-055 Amendment 1, for $1,200,000 to amend the scope of work for the evaluation of the consumer response to 2001 peak load reduction programs. The new work scope for 2002-03 will add additional data collection and analysis to evaluate persistence of conservation actions, consumer reactions to residential real-time metering pilot tests and impacts of large-scale marketing efforts. Contact: Sylvia Bender, (916) 653-6841. (15 minutes)

  3. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LABORATORY. Possible approval of Contract 500-02-003 for $1,995,038 to demonstrate a Homogenous Charge Compression Ignition engine-based genset. Contact: Avtar Bining, (916) 657-2002. (15 minutes)

  4. WAUKESHA ENGINE, DRESS, INC. Possible approval of Contract 500-02-002 for $2,995,060 to develop an ultra-low emission technology for natural gas fueled reciprocating engines. Contact: Avtar Bining, (916) 657-2002. (15 minutes)

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

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

  7. 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)].

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

  9. Public Adviser's Report

  10. 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.

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