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California Energy Commission
Business Meeting


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

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  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 provide financial support.

      • SOLFEST 2002, August 24-25, 2002, Real Goods Institute for Solar
        Living, Hopland, California.

    2. SUNRISE POWER PROJECT (98-AFC-4C). Possible approval of a petition to revise an air quality condition of certification to allow flexible quarterly emission limits for the simple-cycle power plant during 2002/2003 without an increase in annual emission limits.

    3. RENEWABLE ENERGY PROGRAM. Possible approval of Environmental and Energy Infrastructure and Licensing Committee recommendation to extend conditional funding awards under the New Renewable Resources Account, pursuant to Public Utilities Code section 383.5(c)(2)(B), for the following projects:
      • Wintec Energy, Ltd., #2, Carver Facility, 3.75-mw wind, Riverside County, $808,376.80, on-line July 2, 2003.

      • Keating Associates Tungstar Project, .99-mw hydro, Inyo County, $80,418.26, on-line July 2, 2003.

      • City of Sunnyvale Power Generation Facility, 1.6-mw landfill gas, Sunnyvale, $210,448, on-line July 1, 2003.

    4. RESOURCE CONSERVATION MANAGER PROGRAM. Possible approval of a $10,000 grant to SMUD to purchase energy efficiency marketing materials for six participating school districts. This grant would provide energy efficient stickers, door hangers, used as tools for teachers, custodians, students and staff to remind them to turn off lights, check thermostats, close windows and any other energy conservation measures. (Rebuild America funded)

    5. BLYTHE ENERGY, LLC. Possible approval of a Petition from Blythe Energy, LLC, to amend the Blythe Energy Project (BEP) Decision to add 66 acres for the deposition of excess sediments excavated from the BEP site. Cultural and Biological conditions of certification will be added and modified to reduce or mitigate impacts to insignificance. (Docket No. 99-AFC-8C).

  1. RUSSELL ENERGY CENTER. Commission consideration of a Petition for Reconsideration of the Committee's denial of a Petition to Intervene in the case and to be allowed two-months additional time to prepare testimony. Contact: Gary Fay,(916) 654-3965. (15 minutes)

  2. EAST ALTAMONT ENERGY CENTER (Docket No. (01-AFC-4). Commission consideration of an Appeal Petition for Reconsideration of the Committee's denial of a Petition by CARE to Intervene in the case. Contact: Major Williams, (916) 651-2020. (15 minutes)

  3. RENEWABLE ENERGY PROGRAM. Possible approval of Environmental and Energy Infrastructure and Licensing Committee revisions to the Guidebook for the Renewable Energy Program, Volume 2A - New Renewable Resources Account to allow funds made available through award cancellations or penalties to be reallocated to winning bidders whose awards were reduced under Rule 9 of the auction protocols. Contact: Suzanne Korosec, (916) 654-4516. (15 minutes)

  4. BATTERY BACKUP SYSTEM PROGRAM. Possible approval of matching grants to 125 local dovernments totaling $7,256,364 for installation of Battery Backup Systems for LED traffic signal intersections in case there are power outages. The funds are from SB84XX. Contact: David Rubens, (916) 651-9857. (15 minutes)

  5. ENERGY CONSERVATION ASSISTANCE ACT ACCOUNT. Possible approval of a $2,000,000 loan to the county of San Diego to install 110 kilowatt Photo Voltaic (PV) panels, energy efficient lights, Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) on motors, sky lights and energy conservation controls. This project is estimated to save the County about $238,000 annually in reduced energy cost and have a simple payback of 8.4 years. Contact: Ram Verma, (916) 654-8435. (15 minutes)

  6. LOCAL JURISDICTION ENERGY ACCOUNT. Possible approval of a loan to the city of Oakland for $270,968 to install energy efficient lighting in City buildings comprising approximately 2.7 million square feet. The project has a simple payback of 4.9 years and will reduce annual energy use by an estimated 495,058 kilowatt-hours and reduce the City's load by 172 kilowatts. Staff is asking for a waiver of the usual twenty-five percent matching requirement for LJA projects to enable funding of several additional projects through the ECAA account. Contact: David Davenport, (916) 651-9861. (15 minutes)

  7. LOCAL JURISDICTION ENERGY ACCOUNT. Possible approval of a loan to Monterey Peninsula Unified School District for $1,946,466 to finance lighting efficiency improvements at seventeen of its schools. Contact: Judy Brewster, (916) 654-4053. (15 minutes)

  8. INTER-CON SECURITY. Possible approval of Contract 200-01-006 Amendment 1, for $87,000 to extend the current Emergency Master Services Agreement for around-the-clock unarmed security guards from September 1, 2002 through January 31, 2003 for the Energy Commission Building. (ERPA funded) Contact: Claude Heiney, (916) 654-5385. (15 minutes)

  9. GAS TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE. Possible approval of Contract 500-02-005 for $1,480,023 to develop and demonstrate an ultra-high efficiency, environmentally superior and cost-competitive partial-oxidation gas turbine system for combined electricity and high-temperature hydrogen-enriched fuel gas production suitable for application in a wide range of utility and industrial processes. Contact: John Beyer, (916) 654-4609. (15 minutes)

  10. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT (UCOP). Possible approval of Interagency Agreement #500-02-004 in the amount of $20,000,000 for a four year R&D program. The purpose of this agreement is to fund research, development and demonstration awards for the Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program. Awards will primarily be made to researchers within the University of California, California State University and California Community College systems, Department of Energy Laboratories, and governmental agencies and academic institutions of higher education from any state. UCOP shall be responsible for executing and administering specific Work Authorizations (WA) with researchers, and each WA will be presented to the Commission for approval. This agreement provides standardized terms and favorable overhead rates for research conducted under PIER throughout the UC system. (PIER funded) Contact: Gary Klein, (916) 653-8555. (15 minutes)

  11. Minutes
    Approval of Minutes from July 17, 2002 and possible previous Energy Commission meetings.

  12. Commission Committee and Oversight

    1. discussion on Commission Committee and Oversight matters may be held.

  1. 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)].

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

  3. Public Adviser's Report

  4. Public Comment
    People may speak up to five minutes on any matter concerning the 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 17.
  5. ADDITIONAL ITEM TO BE HEARD - Posted 8/5/2002

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