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California Energy Commission
Business Meeting


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

      - CALSTART Tenth Anniversary Advanced Transportation Conference, November 7, 2002, Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles.

    2. TIAX, LLC. Possible approval of Contract 500-00-002 Amendment 2, to change the name from Arthur D. Little, Inc., to TIAX, LLC, and to provide a no-cost, time extension to March 31, 2003.

    3. XEENRGY. Possible approval of Contract 400-00-062 Amendment 1, to provide a no-cost, time extension from November 1, 2002 to September 1, 2003. This would allow additional time to distribute guidebook materials (which were not completed by the deadline) to customers and to track and evaluate the impact of these materials on the installation rate of enhanced automation systems and the peak energy savings achieved as a result.

    4. SACRAMENTO MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT (SMUD). Possible approval of Contract 400-00-034 Amendment 2, to revise the scope of work, budget and deliverables. This revision includes permanent electric load reduction during summer peak and provide hundred percent of the State incentive as a pass-through to participating customers.

    5. BLYTHE ENERGY, LLC. Possible approval of a Petition from Blythe Energy, LLC to amend the Blythe Energy Project (BEP) Decision to allow testing of the PM10 emissions and possibly lowering both the PM10 emissions limit and the amount of PM10 emission reduction credits (ERCs) they will need to surrender to the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District (Docket No. 99-AFC-8C).

  2. PEAK LOAD PROGRAM GUIDELINES. Possible consideration and adoption of major revisions to the AB 970 guidelines for the Peak Load Reduction Program. They are: Overall Program Guidelines, LED Program Guidelines, Demand Responsive HVAC and Lighting Program Guidelines, and Innovative Program Guidelines. These changes will allow the funds that are returned to undertake additional peak demand reduction through grants and contracts. Contact: John Sugar, (916) 654-4563. (15 minutes)

  3. POWER PLANT SITING REGULATIONS (DOCKET NO.02-SIT-1). Possible consideration and adoption of amendments to the power plant siting regulations. On August 20, 2002, the Energy Commission filed with the State Office of Administrative Law the Notice of Proposed Action to amend section 1231, 1232, 1237, 1720.3, 1768 and 1769 of the Energy Commission's Power Plant Siting Regulations. The comment period for the proposed regulation changes ended on October 15, 2002. Contact: Rick Buell, (916) 653-1614. (30 minutes)

  4. WINESECRETS. Possible approval of Contract 500-02-009 for $309,757 to demonstrate tartrate stabilization of wines by electrodialysis. Contact: Pramod Kulkarni, (916) 654-4637. (15 minutes)

  5. LOS ANGELES DEPARTMENT OF WATER AND POWER. Possible approval of Contract 400-00-022 Amendment 2, to disencumber the remaining AB 970 funds of $1,000,866. Contact: Melinda Rogers, (916) 653-7963. (15 minutes)

  6. BUILDING OWNERS AND MANAGERS ASSOCIATION OF GREATER LOS ANGELES. Possible approval of Contract 400-01-010 Amendment 3, for $1,000,000 to deliver an additional 4-megawatts of permanent peak reduction and provide a 4-month time extension until March 31, 2003. Contact: Adel Suleiman, (916) 654-4021. (15 minutes)

  7. ICF CONSULTING. Possible approval of Contract 600-02-004 for $1,000,000 to provide expert technical support for the transportation fuels programs. The contract is expected to provide technical asistance for transportation fuels program support and program and policy development in the alternative and conventional transportation fuels areas. Contact: Sherry Stoner, (916) 654-5005. (15 minutes)

  8. SACRAMENTO MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT (SMUD). Possible approval of Contract 400-00-024 Amendment 2, to disencumber remaining AB 970 funds of $805,339. Contact: Melinda Rogers, (916) 653-7963. (15 minutes)

  9. LOCAL JURISDICTION ENERGY ASSISTANCE LOAN ACCOUNT. Possible approval of a loan to the county of San Mateo for $304,000 to install two 75-kilowatt natural gas fired cogeneration systems at its Maguire Jail facility. Contact: Joseph Wang, (916) 654-4026. (15 minutes)

  10. PEAK ELECTRICITY DEMAND REDUCTION GRANT PROGRAM. Possible approval of a $18,950 grant to the city of Ridgecrest for converting 288 existing incandescent green and red traffic signal balls and arrows, and pedestrian signals to light emitting diode (LED) modules. The total project costs approximately $83,728 and will save the city $16,180 annually in reduced electricity costs and approximately 16 kilowatt peak load reduction. Contact: Claudia Orlando, (916) 653-5285. (15 minutes)

  11. Minutes

    Approval of Minutes from October 9, 2002 and possible previous Energy Commission meetings (September 20, 2000, October 11, 2000, October 25, 2000 and October 31, 2000).

  12. Commission Committee and Oversight

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

  13. 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)].

  14. Executive Director's Report

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

  15. Public Adviser's Report

  16. 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 16.

    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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