[California Energy Commission Letterhead]

California Energy Commission
Business Meeting

WEDNESDAY, September 25, 2002

1516 Ninth Street
Hearing Room A, First Floor
Sacramento, California 95814
10 a.m.
(Wheelchair Accessible)

Note: Audio from this meeting will be broadcast over the Internet.
Please see our page at: www.energy.ca.gov/realaudio/.


  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 BUSINESS MEETING SCHEDULE. Possible approval of the 2003 Energy Commission Business Meeting Schedule.

    2. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (CALTRANS). Possible approval of Contract R600-02-001 to receive $25,000 to co-fund Contract R600-02-002 for the analysis of the 10-02 and 04-03 Department of Motor Vehicles Registration Data Bases.

    3. DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION. Possible approval of Contract R600-02-002 to receive $10,000 to co-fund Contract R600-02-001 for the analysis of the 10-02 and 04-03 Department of Motor Vehicles Registration Data Bases.

    4. STRATEGIC ENERGY INNOVATIONS. Possible approval of Contract 400-02-001 for $20,000 to provide Northern California program representative services for the Federal Rebuild America Program that assists communities in developing and implementing new Rebuild America partnerships and energy action plans.

    5. ONSITE ENERGY CORPORATION. Possible approval of Contract 400-01-017 Amendment 2, for a no-cost, time extension to enable the contractor to monitor and verify peak load reduction of 20+ projects over a full summer peak season.

  2. 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)

  3. 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)

  4. LA PALOMA GENERATING PROJECT (98-AFC-2C). Possible approval of a petition to modify air quality Condition of Certification AQ-7 to allow either propane or natural gas to be used during ignition for the combustion turbine generators. Contact: Nancy Tronaas, (916) 654-3864. (15 minutes)

  5. EMERGING RENEWABLE RESOURCES ACCOUNT. Possible approval of staff proposed guidebook changes to re-allocate $13 million from the Existing Account to the Emerging Renewable Resources Account. Additional changes include language to implement the Solar Schools Program (CPA funds), clarify eligible labor and equipment costs, clarify requirements for lease arrangements, simplify application paperwork for new home builders and various smaller changes. Contact: Pamela Doughman, (916) 654-4071. (15 minutes)

  6. LOCAL JURISDICTION ENERGY ASSISTANCE LOAN ACCOUNT. Possible approval of an $8,000 loan to the city of Ione and a waiver of the 25 percent match fund requirement. This loan will be used for the installation of energy efficient lighting in city hall and is estimated to save the city about $1,300 in reduced electricity costs and result in an estimated peak load reduction of 4.0 kilowatts. Contact: Maura Clark, (916) 653-6231. (15 minutes)

  7. ENERGY CONSERVATION ASSISTANCE ACT ACCOUNT. Possible approval of a loan to Los Angeles Community College District Pierce College for $1,208,375 to install six 60-kilowatt natural gas fired microturbine co-generation systems and a 159-kilowatt solar project. Contact: Joseph Wang, (916) 654-4026. (15 minutes)

  8. CLEAN CITIES GRANT SOLICITATION. Possible approval of eight grant agreements totaling $790,000 with project applicants that have been awarded grant funds under the 2002 Department of Energy Clean Cities Grant Solicitation. Contact: Peter Ward, (916) 654-4639. (15 minutes)

  9. GRANITE FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS, INC. Possible approval of Contract 700-02-001 for $74,999 to provide temporary secretarial services, as needed, to directly support the Energy Facility Licensing Program. Contact: Carol Navarro, (916) 654-4313. (15 minutes)

  10. Minutes
    Approval of Minutes from September 9, 2002 and possible previous Energy Commission meetings.

  11. Commission Committee and Oversight
    A discussion on 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 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 15.

    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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