California Energy Commission
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2002
1516 Ninth Street
Hearing Room A, First Floor
Sacramento, California 95814
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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)
- ENERGY CENTER OF WISCONSIN. Possible approval of Contract 500-02-100 for some staff time, to provide a framework and set forth principles of cooperation for the coordination of efforts by two organizations to promote successful implementation and completion of a multi-state joint project managed by a Steering Committee of the Association of State Energy Research and Technology Transfer Institution (ASERTTI) and jointly funded by the Department of Energy and some ASERTTI members. (PIER funded)
- NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STATE ENERGY OFFICIALS (NASEO). Possible approval of Contract 400-00-040 Amendment 1, for a no-cost time extension to October 1, 2003 for the high performance schools. This extension has been requested by NASEO to match the extension with the Department of Energy.
- NAVIGANT CONSULTING, INC. Possible approval to novate A.D. Little Inc., for Contract 500-01-008 Amendment 1. A. D. Little filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and Navigant Consulting, Inc bought the portion of A.D. Little that was serving the Prime Contractor.
- NAVIGANT CONSULTING, INC. Possible approval to novate A.D. Little Inc., for Contract 500-98-013 Amendment 2. A. D. Little filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and Navigant Consulting Inc., bought the portion that was serving as the Prime Contractor. The novation is necessary to complete the contract and process the final billing and release of retention to eligible work authorizations.
- SALTON SEA UNIT #6 GEOTHERMAL POWER PROJECT (02-AFC-02). Commissioner consideration of the Executive Director's Data Adequacy Recommendation for the Salton Sea Project. CE Obsidian Energy, LLC proposes to build and operate a 185-megawatt geothermal power plant and associated facilities to be located approximately six miles northwest of Calipatria in Imperial County. Designated as Salton Sea Unit Six (SSU6), the proposed plant site is 1,000 feet southeast of the Salton Sea. This proposed renewable energy project will extract steam from the Salton Sea Known Geothermal Resource Area to power associated generation equipment. Ten production and injection wells will be drilled for the project. Produced power will be through lines owned by the Imperial Irrigation District (IID) with 31 miles of new transmission lines construction for the interconnection. Cooling water use is projected at 293-acre feet per year and is available from the IID. Contact: Bob Worl, (916) 651-8853. (15 minutes)
- SALTON SEA UNIT #6 GEOTHERMAL POWER PROJECT (02-AFC-02). Possible approval of a Committee for the Salton Sea Unit #6 Geothermal Power Project Application for Certification (Docket No. 02-AFC-02). Contact: Bob Worl, (916) 651-8853. (5 minutes)
- METCALF ENERGY CENTER. Presentations by public representatives regarding a Notice of Insignificant Project Change dated June 25, 2002, for the Metcalf Energy Center (MEC) Project. The presentations concern objections to an MEC proposal to replace a 10-mile natural gas pipeline with a 1,000-foot pipeline. Contact: Steve Munro, (916) 654-3936. (30 minutes)
- ENERGY INNOVATIONS SMALL GRANT PROGRAM. Consideration and possible approval of eight grant projects totaling $593,396 under the Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) program funding. These projects target groups within the RD&D community that are impacted by the relatively high transaction costs and is open to individuals, non-profit entities, small businesses and academics. Contact: Alec Jenkins, (916) 654-4597. (15 minutes)
- RENEWABLE ENERGY CONSUMER EDUCATION PROGRAM. Possible approval of eight grants totaling $492,818 from the Renewable Resource Trust Fund. These projects provide consumer education and information on renewable energy, including emerging renewable technologies. Contact: Ann Peterson, (916) 653-4246. (15 minutes)
- ENERGY NEXUS GROUP, INC. Possible approval of a grant for $150,044 for Advanced Combined Heat and Power Technologies for Federal Facilities Project using funds provided by the United States Department of Energy under the 2002 State Energy Program Special Project - Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP). Contact: Avtar Bining, (916) 657-2002. (15 minutes)
- ENERGY CONSERVATION ASSISTANCE ACT ACCOUNT. Possible approval of a loan to Loyola Marymount University for $817,000 for the installation of a 700 kilowatt roof top Photovoltaic system at their Los Angeles campus. Annual electricity savings are estimated to be 974,358 kilowatt hours. Contact: David Davenport, (916) 651-9861. (15 minutes)
- LOCAL JURISDICTION ENERGY ASSISTANCE LOAN ACCOUNT. Possible approval of a loan to Sanger Unified School District for $232,400 to install two 60-kilowatt natural-gas fired co-generation systems. Contact: Joseph Wang, (916) 654-4026. (15 minutes)
- TRUSTEES OF THE CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY (CSU). Possible approval of Contract 500-98-014 Amendment 2 for $6,000,000 to continue the Energy Innovations Small Grant Program. In 1998, a grant program was established under PIER that would fund early research into concept feasibility on any of the six PIER subject areas to support the growth and development of new energy technology concepts in California. (PIER/EPAG funded) Contact: Alec Jenkins, (916) 654-4597. (15 minutes)
- CALIFORNIA CONSUMER POWER AND CONSERVATION AUTHORITY. Possible approval of Contract 500-02-006 to accept up to $25 million to provide additional rebates for public schools (K-12) who install solar electric (photovoltaic) systems. The funds would be used to supplement funds offered through the emerging Renewable Resources Buydown Program for schools who develop and implement a renewable energy education plan and have taken certain energy efficiency improvement measures. Contact: Tony Brasil, (916) 651-6197. (15 minutes)
- Discussion and approval of Committee Structure.
Approval of Minutes from August 14, 2002 and possible previous Energy Commission meetings.
- Commission Committee and Oversight
A discussion on Commission Committee and Oversight matters may be held.
- 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)].
- 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 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 18.
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