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California Energy Commission
Business Meeting

Wednesday, October 9, 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.
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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-SPONSORSHIPS. Possible approval of co-sponsorship requests for which the Energy Commission might provide financial support, the participation of key speakers, provide guidance in the selection of speakers, permit the use of its name, plus staff time for a speaker, and include promotional materials with regularly scheduled mailings.

    2. - ASERTTI (Association of Energy Research and Technology), November 13-15, 2002, The Hilton Garden Inn, Napa, California.

      - Lake Arrowhead Symposium, October 20-22, 2002, Lake Arrowhead, California.

      - National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) 15th Industry Growth Forum, October 29-30, 2002, Desmond Hotel and Conference Center, Albany, New York.

      - National Association of Energy Service Companies (NAESCO) Conference, International Roundtable, Overcoming Structural & Financial Barriers, October 10-11, 2002, Wyndham Bel Age Hotel, Los Angeles, California.

      - Michelin Challenge Bibendum 2003, September 23-25, 2003, begins at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma and ends in San Fransciso, California.

      - California Alliance for Distributed Energy Resources (CADER) Conference, Distributed Generation: Opportunities & Obstacles, November 11-12, 2002, Hyatt Regency Islandia, San Diego, California.

    3. SHUTE, MIHALY & WEINBERGER. Possible approval of Contract 150-00-004 Amendment 1, for a one-year, no-cost, time extension to allow the contractor to continue to support legal staff in facility siting matters.

    4. RECONCILIATION OF RETAILER CLAIMS, 2001 REPORT. Possible approval of the SB 1305 (Public Utilities Code Section 398.5(e)) report, "Reconciliation of Retailer Claims, 2001," which requires the Energy Commission to annually prepare and submit a report to the California Public Utilities Commission about retail power source claims made to consumers. The Draft Report is available via the Energy Commission's Web site or by contacting Drake Johnson at (916) 653-5898.

  2. SAN FRANCISCO ELECTRICITY RESOURCE PLAN. Informational presentation by Ed Smeloff, Assistant General Manager for Power Policy, Planning and Resource Development at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, on San Francisco's electricity resource plan. This plan describes how the city can meet its future electricity needs through use of renewable energy, distributed generation, aggressive energy efficiency and peak load management and support of future transmission additions and upgrades. Contact: John Wilson, (916) 654-5056. (45 minutes)
  3. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY. Possible approval of Contract 150-99-003 Amendment 2, for $1,105,000 to conduct follow-on research on real-time grid reliability management. Contact: Don Kondoleon, (916) 654-3918. (15 minutes)
  4. INTERNATIONAL ENERGY FUND PROPOSED AWARDS. Possible approval of the top ten proposals in ranked order for the 13th solicitation cycle of the $250,000 International Energy Fund. Under the rules, funding cannot exceed $25,000 per project and is awarded based on ranking of proposals. (ERPA funded) Contact: Tim Olson, (916) 654-4528. (15 minutes)
  5. RENEWABLE ENERGY SUBJECT AREA (PIER). Possible approval of Fiscal Year 2002/2003 funding recommendation for the Targeted Biomass Solicitation for Biogas Systems or Anaerobic Digestion Technologies, Renewable Energy Subject Areas, PIER program. For this solicitation, five applicants are proposed to receive awards totaling $2,380,403 with $2,211,818 in matching contributions. Contact: George Simons, (916) 654-4659. (15 minutes)
  6. GEOTHERMAL PROGRAM. Possible approval of Fiscal Year 2002/2003 funding recommendation for the Geothermal Resources Development Account (GRDA). For this solicitation, seven projects are proposed to receive awards totaling $5,045,174 with $5,045,174 in matching contributions. Projects shall be funded in the order of ranking beginning with rank one. Contact: Elaine Sison-Lebrilla, (916) 653-0363. (15 minutes)
  7. BUILDING INDUSTRY INSTITUTE. Possible approval of Contract 400-02-002 for $97,000 to provide builder training. The training provides valuable information to raise the builder's level of understanding and compliance with the State Energy Code (Model Energy Code (Nevada) or Title 24 (California)) thereby achieving the program goal of measurably increasing the quality and energy efficiency of new homes in Nevada and California. Contact: Alan Marshall, (916) 653-1584. (15 minutes)
  8. HYDROLOGIC RESEARCH CENTER. Possible approval of Contract 500-02-008 for $300,000 to demonstrate a reservoir management program at four Northern California reservoirs to optimize water resource management and hydropower production. (PIER funded) Contact: Joseph O'Hagan, (916) 653-1651. (15 minutes)
  9. STATE AND CONSUMER SERVICES AGENCY. Possible approval of Contract 400-02-003 for $350,000 to provide technical assistance, project implimentation assistance and training to identify and encourage expeditious installation of energy efficiency measures in public K-12 schools located in 8 counties in the Central Valley. Contact: Claudia Orlando, (916) 653-5285. (15 minutes)
  10. TIAX, LLC. Possible approval of Contract 600-02-003 for $1,680,000 to provide expert technical assistance for advanced transportation technologies and non-petroleum fuels infrastructure support, global climate change, and program and policy development in the advanced transportation technologies areas. Contact: Sherry Stoner, (916) 654-5005. (15 minutes)
  11. SALTON SEA UNIT #6 GEOTHERMAL POWER PROJECT (02-AFC-02). Possible reconsideration of a Committee for the Salton Sea Unit #6 Geothermal Power Project Application for Certification (Docket No. 02-AFC-02). Contact: Bob Therkelsen, (916) 654-4996. (5 minutes)
  12. Minutes

    Approval of Minutes from September 25, 2002 and possible previous Energy Commission meetings.
  13. Commission Committee and Oversight

    A discussion on Commission Committee and Oversight matters may be held.
  14. 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)].
  15. Executive Director's Report

    Closed session may be held on personnel matters.
    [Authority: Government Code, Section 11126(a).]
  16. Public Adviser's Report
  17. 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.

    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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