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California Energy Commission
Business Meeting

Wednesday, April 2, 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.
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 CO-SPONSORSHIP. Possible approval of a co-sponsorship request for which the Energy Commission might provide the participation of key speakers, provide guidance in the selection of speakers, provide $10,000, permit the use of its name, plus staff time for a speaker and include promotional materials with regularly scheduled mailings.
  2. International Executive conference on Expanding the Market for Concentrating Solar Power, October 8-10, 2003, Palm Springs, California.

  3. RENEWABLE ENERGY PROGRAM. Possible approval of Renewables Committee recommendation to extend, from January 1, 2002, conditional funding award under the New Renewable Resources Account for the FPL Energy, LLC High Winds LLC Project, a 70-megawatt wind project in Solano County to a proposed on-line date of July 1, 2003.

  1. RENEWABLES COMMITTEE REPORT. Possible Commission approval of the Renewables Committee Report, Customer Credit Renewable Resources Account: Report to the Governor and the Legislature - Implementation of Renewables Investment Plan Legislation (SB-1038). Contact: Tim Tutt, (916) 654-4590 (15 minutes)

  2. NET SYSTEM POWER REPORT. Possible approval of the 2002 Net System Power Report for use in the power content label required by SB 1305. Contact: Adam Pan, (916) 654-5131. (15 minutes)

  3. RENEWABLE ENERGY PROGRAM. Possible approval of Renewables Committee recommendations concerning undergeneration penalties for three on-line projects participating in the New Renewable Resources Account. These projects are also subject to penalties according to their on-line dates.
    1. Minnesota Methane Tulare Landfill Gas Project, 1.78-megawatts
    2. Minnesota Methane West Covina Landfill Gas Project, 5.69-megawatts
    3. Minnesota Methane Yolo Landfill Gas Project, 2.3-megawatts
    Contact: Suzanne Korosec, (916) 654-4516. (15 minutes)

  1. 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.
    1. NEO Colton Landfill Gas Project, proposed restored award, $1,207,919.45
    2. NEO Milliken Landfill Gas Project, proposed restored award, $2,409,668.65
    3. NEO Mid-Valley Landfill Gas Project, proposed restored award, $1,703,375.74
    4. Keating Associates, proposed restored award, $290,250
    5. El Dorado Irrigation District, proposed restored award, $3,994,560
    Contact: Suzanne Korosec, (916) 654-4516. (15 minutes)

  1. CALIFORNIA CAST METALS ASSOCIATION. Possible approval of Contract 500-02-024 for $135,500 to demonstrate that the acoustic stimulation process or aluminum is commercially viable for California's metal casting industry. (PIER funded) Contact: Paul Roggensack, (916) 654-6560. (15 minutes)

  2. Minutes
    Approval of Minutes from March 19, 2003.

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

  4. 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)].

  5. Executive Director's Report

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

  6. Public Adviser's Report

  7. Public Comment
  8. 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.

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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