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California Energy Commission
Business Meeting

Wednesday, March 5, 2003

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. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY. Possible approval of a Work Authorization WA-006, not to exceed $1,100,000 with the University of California, Berkeley to perform preliminary work on economic analyses on climate change impacts.

  2. ASPEN ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP. Possible approval of Contract 700-99-014 Amendment 3, to provide sufficient overlap time (two months) between the termination of this contract (August 30, 2003) and the start of the replacement contract (June 30, 2003) to allow for adequate training of the winning bidder from the replacement RFQ.

  3. KING CITY ENERGY CENTER (01-EP-6C). Possible approval of an application for Modification to Permit Condition for the King City Cogeneration and King City Energy Center, LLC that was submitted to the Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District. The application is requesting an increase in the quarterly and annual NOx emissions from the combined sources at both sites. Calpine will provide additional NOx emission reduction credits in the amount of 56,480 pounds per year to offset the proposed NOx increases.

  1. MAGNOLIA POWER PROJECT. Possible approval of the Presiding Member's Proposed Decision (PMPD) recommending certification of the proposed 250-megawatt Magnolia Power Project sponsored by the Southern California Public Power Authority. Docket No. 01-AFC-6. Contact: Susan Gefter, (916) 654-3893. (20 minutes)

  2. EAST ALTAMONT ENERGY CENTER. Possible approval of the Presiding Member's Proposed Decision (PMPD) recommending certification of the proposed 1,100-megawatt East Altamont Energy Center sponsored by Calpine. Docket No. 01-AFC-4. Contact: Major Williams, (916) 654-3893. (15 minutes)

  3. RENEWABLES PORTFOLIO STANDARD PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION. Commission order authorizing the Renewables Committee to work collaboratively with the California Public Utilities Commission to implement the Renewable Portfolio Standards Program under Senate Bill 1078 and Senate Bill 1038. Contact: Gabriel Herrera, (916) 654-5141. (15 minutes)

  4. RENEWABLE ENERGY PROGRAM. Possible approval of restoration of full funding awards for New Renewable Resources Account projects that originally received reduced awards in the October 2000 and June 2001 auctions. Contact: Suzanne Korosec, (916) 654-4516. (15 minutes)
    • NEO Colton Landfill Gas Project, proposed restored award, $1,207,919.45
    • NEO Milliken Landfill Gas Project, proposed restored award, $2,409,668.65
    • NEO Mid-Valley Landfill Gas Project, proposed restored award, $1,703,375.74
    • Keating Associates, proposed restored award, $290,250.00
    • El Dorado Irrigation District, proposed restored award, $3,994,560.00

    • ENERGY CONSERVATION ASSISTANCE ACT ACCOUNT. Possible approval of a $390,000 loan to the city of Santa Rosa to retrofit and modify two pump stations at the Laguna Wastewater Treatment plant to reduce peak load and energy consumption. These changes will reduce the peak electrical demand of the plant by 214-kilowatts and annual electrical energy consumption by 390,000-kilowatt hours. This project is estimated to save the city about $70,600 annually in reduced energy costs and has a simple payback of 5.5 years. Contact: Shahid Chaudhry, (916) 654-4858. (15 minutes)

    • PIER ANNUAL REPORT. Possible approval of the PIER Annual Report to the Legislature. Contact: Susan Patterson, (916) 654-4992. (15 minutes)

    • IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY. Possible approval of Contract 500-02-020 for $400,000 for a 3-year collaborative research with the National Building Controls Information Program (NBCIP) and the Iowa Energy Center (IEC). NBCIP is a long-term, multi- sponsored program dedicated to improving the design and operation of building HVAC control systems while the IEC is an energy research, demonstration and education organization which administers NBCIP. (PIER funded) Contact: Martha Brook, (916) 654-4086. (15 minutes)

    • CALIFORNIA COUNCIL ON SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. Possible approval of Contract 500-02-021 for $298,000 to support an independent review of the Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program resulting in a report to the Governor and Legislature. Contact: Nancy Libonati, (916) 654-4615. (15 minutes)

    • ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY. Possible approval of Contract 500-02-022 for $1,000,000 to develop and demonstrate an Advanced Laser Ignition integrated ARICE system for distributed generation in California. The $1million coming from PIER will leverage $2,175,000 from Department of Energy for a total project cost of $3,175,000. Contact: Avtar Bining, (916) 657-2002. (15 minutes)

    • ASPEN SYSTEMS CORPORATION. Possible approval of Contract 300-99-014 Amendment 1, to extend the contract date to December 31, 2003. This contract used surveys plus literature search to gather information on market shares of energy efficient technologies in the nonresidential sectors and of purchasing and sales behaviors to aid in the design and evaluation of energy efficiency programs. Work was delayed as utilities were slow to provide the billing data we used for sampling frames. The contract was to end June 30, 2003, which did not leave adequate time for the work and billing to be completed by April 2003, as required. Contact: Adrienne Kandel, (916) 654-4910. (15 minutes)

    • CALIFORNIA AIR RESOURCES BOARD. Possible approval of Contract 500-02-023 for $2,500,000 to obtain information that can be used to better understand and quantify the relationship between Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) and energy use and to provide guidance for achieving both improved indoor energy efficiency and improved IEQ. (PIER funded) Contact: Kelly Birkinshaw, (916) 654-4542. (15 minutes)

    • Minutes
      Approval of Minutes from February 19, 2003.

    • 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 Energy 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.

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