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California Energy Commission
Business Meeting

Wednesday, August 6, 2003

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


  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 INDIAN ENERGY SYMPOSIUM. Possible approval of a co-sponsorship for the Energy Commission to provide staff time, related materials, planning committee, participate in event, and present designated topics as appropriate for California Indian Energy Symposium, January 30-31 or February 6-7, 2004. Contact: Darcie Houck, (916) 654-3855.

  2. KOREA-PACIFIC U.S. JOINT CONFERENCE. Possible approval of a co-sponsorship by the Energy Commission for the second Korea-Pacific U.S. States Joint Conference, August 10-11, 2003, Anchorage, Alaska; providing $3,000 and participation in the energy session with Korean government officials and key energy industry leaders. Staff will also identify energy projects in Korea. Commissioner Boyd will lead the delegation. Contact: Tim Olson, (916) 654-4528.

  3. SMALL COMMERCIAL DEMAND RESPONSIVE BUILDING SYSTEMS. Possible approval of a no-cost time extension from September 30, 2003 to March 1, 2004 to Contract 400-00-060 with ICF Associates. The contract extension will allow the completion of plan review and installation of measures to achieve additional peak savings. Contact: Mike Messenger, (916) 654-4774.

  4. NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STATE ENERGY OFFICIALS (NASEO). Possible approval of Contract 400-00-040 for a no-cost time extension with the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO). NASEO received an extension from Department of Energy (DOE) and needs a matching Commission extension. Contact: Claudia Orlando, (916) 653-5285.

  5. PIER CONTRACT AMENDMENTS. Possible approval of amendments to four PIER contracts awarded under solicitation 500-00-509 that will revise the hourly rates for job classifications by eliminating the hourly rate average and replacing the average with an hourly rate range and correct fee formulas. Amendments for the following 500-01-030, Am #1, Catalytica Energy Systems, Inc.; 500-01-045, Am #1, Solar Turbines, Inc.; 500-02-005, Am #1, Gas Technology Institute; and 500-01-020, Am #1, Gas Technology Institute. Contact: John Beyer (916) 654-4609

  6. METCALF ENERGY CENTER PROJECT. Possible approval of a request from Metcalf Energy Center, LLC (a subsidiary of Calpine Corporation) to transfer ownership of the Metcalf Energy Center Project (99-AFC-5C) to Calpine Corporation. Contact: Steve Munro, (916) 654-3936.

  7. OTAY MESA GENERATING PROJECT. Possible approval of a request from Otay Mesa Generating Company, LLC (a subsidiary of Calpine Corporation) to transfer ownership of the Otay Mesa Generating Project (99-AFC-5C) to Calpine Corporation. Contact: Ila Lewis, (916) 654-4678.

  1. CALPINE CORPORATION. Possible approval to move the project drilling site under an existing agreement (GEO-02-004) with Calpine Corporation, from the Pumice Mine area of the Glass Mountain Known Geothermal Resource Area (KGRA) to the Telephone Flat area within the same KGRA, approximately three miles away. Contact: Elaine Sison-Lebrilla, (916) 653-0363. (15 minutes)

  2. ORDER INSTITUTING RULEMAKING. Consideration and possible adoption of an Order Instituting Rulemaking to amend Commission regulations governing the Electricity Generation Source Disclosure Program (SB 1305). Contact: Caryn Holmes, (916) 654-4178. (15 minutes)

  3. SMUD COSUMNES POWER PLANT PROJECT. Consideration and possible adoption of a Committee Ex Parte Order re: Geologic Testing in the SMUD Cosumnes Power Plant Project proceeding. Contact: Caryn Holmes, (916) 654-4178. (15 minutes)

  4. PALOMAR ENERGY PROJECT. Possible approval of the Presiding MemberŐs Proposed Decision (PMPD) recommending certification for the proposed 550 megawatt Palomar Energy Project in the City of Escondido, sponsored by Sempra Energy. Contact: Susan Gefter, (916) 654-3893. (15 minutes)

  5. CITY OF SAN BRUNO. Possible approval of a $26,500 Energy Conservation Assistance Act Account loan to the City of San Bruno to install energy-efficient Light Emitting Diode (LED) traffic lights. This project is estimated to save about $6,124 annually in reduced energy costs and has a simple payback of 4.3 years. Contact: Maura Clark, (916) 654-8435. (15 minutes)

  6. AIR RESOURCES BOARD. Possible approval to augment $1,620,000 to the Lower-Emission School Bus Program (Agreement 500-00-017) between the Energy Commission and the California Air Resources Board. These funds would be used to continue cost sharing the purchase of new buses and infrastructure with public school districts. Contact: Sandra Fromm, (916) 654-4651. (15 minutes)

  7. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON (PIER funded). Possible approval of Contract 500-03-002 with Southern California Edison for $2,040,924 to develop and facilitate market availability of cost-effective package and split-system air conditioners, which are designed for hot and dry climates. Contact: Chris Scruton, (916) 653-0948. (15 minutes)

  8. YOLANDA MEADE CONTRACT AMENDMENT. Possible approval of a no-cost time extension for Contract 600-01-090 (Amendment 2) to March 31, 2004 for interpretation services with Mexican co-sponsors. Contact: Tim Olson, (916) 654-4528. (15 minutes)

  9. ORANGE COUNTY SANITATION DISTRICT. Possible approval of a no-cost time extension to Contract 700-01-006 from December 31, 2003 to December 31, 2004 for the Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD) to conduct a pathogen reduction pilot testing program. Based on the results of the pilot tests, OCSD will install disinfection equipment on their wastewater discharge to ensure that wastewater effluent cannot contribute to the beach closures in the Huntington Beach area. Contact: Mary Dyas, (916) 651-8891. (15 minutes)

  10. ASPEN ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP. Possible approval of a no-cost time extension for Contract 700-99-014 from August 31, 2003 to December 31, 2003 to complete and close existing work authorizations and provide engineering/environmental technical assistance for the energy facilities licensing program. Contact: Mary Dyas, (916) 651-8891. (15 minutes)

  11. Minutes

    Approval of Minutes from the July 23, 2003 meeting.

  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 10.

    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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