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California Energy Commission
Business Meeting

Wednesday, May 28, 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/.


THE COMMISSION WILL CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

  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. CALIFORNIA POLYTECHNIC STATE UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION. Possible approval of Contract 400-00-052 Amendment 3, to provide additional time to complete the technical financial and administrative work needed to measure and evaluate peak load reduction project results, make appropriate grant payments and submit final billing and administrative report in regards to the Agricultural Peak Load Reduction Program. (SB 5X funded)


  2. FRESNO STATE UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION. Possible approval of Contract 400-00-056 Amendment 3, to provide additional time to complete the technical financial and administrative work needed to measure and evaluate peak load reduction project results, make appropriate grant payments and submit final billing and administrative report in regards to the Agricultural Peak Load Reduction Program. (SB 5X funded)


  3. ANDREW FORD. Possible approval of Contract 400-03-008 for $22,900 to incorporate simulation scenarios in an integrated energy risk assessment, showing how interdependencies could appear in the California energy market. (SEP funded)

  1. GILROY CITY LM 6000 PROJECT (GEC) (01-EP-08C). Possible approval of a petition to construct and operate a Zero Liquid Discharge Waste Water Treatment System to process wastewater from, and provide distillate water to, the GEC Project thus reducing the use of fresh water. Contact: Donna Stone, (916) 654-4745. (15 minutes)


  2. ORDER INSTITUTING RULEMAKING. Consideration of Order Instituting Rulemaking for determination of eligibility for Customer Responsibility Surcharge Exemptions. This rulemaking is in coordination with CPUC D.03-03-030 and the Commission’s authority to collect data pursuant to PRC Sections 2510, 2513, 2518(e), 25216, 25300(c)(d) and (e). Contact: Darcie Houck, (916) 654-3855. (15 minutes)


  3. PRAXAIR GRANT AGREEMENT. Possible approval of a proposed grant agreement with the U. S. Department of Energy’s sub-grant recipient for the State Energy Program – Special Projects, to construct and operate a hydrogen generation and fueling station at the Los Angeles International Airport. The hydrogen will be produced through electrolysis. This is a two year contract beginning May 14, 2003. The first year of grant funds is $115,000 (DOE may provide an additional $385,000 in the second year, if money is available). (PIER funded) Contact: Sandra Fromm, (916) 654-4651. (15 minutes)


  4. PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY. Possible approval of Contract 700-99-002 Amendment 2, for $100,000 for a cost and scope amendment to the Electric System Safety and Reliability Project on earthquake hazards and vulnerabilities to electrical systems. (PIER funded) Contact: David Chambers, (916) 653-7067. (15 minutes)


  5. GEOPRAXIS, INC. Possible approval of Contract 500-02-027 for $270,445 to provide architects and engineers tools for analyzing projected energy use early in the building design process. (PIER funded) Contact: Martha Brook, (916) 654-4086. (15 minutes)


  6. GAS TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE (GTI). Possible approval of Contract 500-02-029 for $1,015,000 for the 2003-04 membership in national collaborative research projects on behalf of the Public Interest Energy Research Program. (PIER funded) Contact: Gary Klein, (916) 653-8555. (15 minutes)


  7. ELECTRIC POWER RESEARCH INSTITUTE (EPRI). Possible approval of Contract 500-02-028 for $1,513,600 for the 2003-04 membership in national collaborative research projects on behalf of the Public Interest Energy Research Program (PIER funded) Contact: Gary Klein, (916) 653-8555. (15 minutes)


  8. ELECTRICITY INNOVATION INSTITUTE (E2I). Possible approval of Contract 500-01-025 Amendment 1, to add $378,400 and add a year to conduct tailored collaborative research, development and demonstration projects on behalf of the Public Interest Energy Research Program. (PIER funded) Contact: Gary Klein, (916) 653-8555. (15 minutes)


  9. ELECTRICITY INNOVATION INSTITUTE (E2I). Possible approval of Contract 500-02-014 Amendment 1, to add $5,000,000 and two years to conduct collaborative research, development and demonstration projects on behalf of the Public Interest Energy Research Program. (PIER funded) Contact: Gary Klein, (916) 653-8555. (15 minutes)


  10. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT, CIEE. Possible approval of Contract 500-99-013 Amendment 2 to add $6,000,000 and two years and nine months to the existing contract to support the Public Interest Energy Research Program. (PIER funded) Contact: Gary Klein, (916) 653-8555. (15 minutes)


  11. ASPEN ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP. Possible approval of Contract 700-02-004 for $20,000,000 to provide engineering/environmental technical assistance for the energy facilities licensing program staff when they review requests from developers to construct energy facilities and to provide technical assistance in electricity, transmission system engineering, natural gas, siting trends and policy planning. (ERPA funded) Contact: Mary Dyas, (916) 651-8891. (15 minutes)


  12. Minutes

    Approval of Minutes from May 20, 2003.


  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
  18. 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 12.

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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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