California Energy Commission
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2003
1516 Ninth Street
Hearing Room A, First Floor
Beginning at 10 a.m.
Note: Audio from this meeting will be broadcast over the Internet.
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THE COMMISSION WILL CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:
- 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).
- ONSITE ENERGY CORPORATION. Possible approval of Contract 400-01-017 Amendment 3, for a no-cost time extension which will allow for the completion of monitoring and verifying peak load reduction of 12 projects during the summer 2004 peak season. (SB 5X Funded)
- ASPEN SYSTEMS CORPORATION. Possible approval of Contract 300-99-014 Amendment 2, to extend the term of the contract from December 31, 2003 to December 31, 2004 to use 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. (ERPA funded)
- WESTERN UNITED RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT INC. Possible approval of Contract 400-01-001 Amendment 1, for a no-cost time extension from March 31, 2004 to September 30, 2006 to continue monitoring and administration of projects awarded under the dairy power production program. (SB5x funded)
- ROSEVILLE ENERGY PARK. Commission consideration of the Executive Director's Data Adequacy Recommendation for the Roseville Energy Center Application for Certification. This is a 12-month, 120 to 125-megawatt natural gas-fired, combined-cycle power plant located in the city of Roseville (Docket No. 03-AFC-1). Contact: Bob Eller, (916) 651-8835. (15 minutes)
- ROSEVILLE ENERGY PARK. Possible approval of a Committee for the Roseville Energy Park Application for Certification (Docket No. 03-AFC-1). Contact: Bob Eller, (916) 651-8835. (5 minutes)
- ORDER INSTITUTING RULEMAKING. Consideration and possible adoption of an Order Instituting Rulemaking to Adopt Regulations Implementing the Replacement Tire Efficiency Program (AB 844). Contact: Caryn Holmes, (916) 654-4178. (15 minutes)
- LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT. Possible approval of a loan to the Los Angeles Unified School District for $1,362,000 to upgrade lighting, install lighting and HVAC controls and install solar window film. This project is estimated to save about $263,000 annually and has a simple payback of 5.2 years. (Bond funded) Contact: Elizabeth Shirakh, (916) 654-4089. (15 minutes)
- PORTLAND ENERGY CONSERVATION INC. Possible approval of Contract 500-02-030 Amendment 1, for $85,000 for additional collaborative research within the California Commissioning Collaborative. (PIER funded) Contact: Martha Brook, (916) 654-4086. (15 minutes)
- UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS. Possible approval of Contract 300-97-009 Amendment 7, to add $94,000 and to extend the contract from December 31, 2003 to December 31, 2004. This contract will continue to provide student interns who provide support for electric and natural gas forecasting and demand analysis and for natural gas storage analysis. (ERPA funded) Contact: Leigh Stamets, (916) 654-4510. (15 minutes)
- USDA FOREST SERVICE, SIERRA NEVADA RESEARCH CENTER, PSW. Possible approval of Contract 500-03-019 for $1,999,995 to develop a Life Cycle Assessment model that quantifies the costs and benefits associated with the utilization of wildland biomass produced by forest fuel reduction treatments for generation of electricity. (PIER funded). Contact: Linda Spiegel, (916) 654-4703. (15 minutes)
- COMMUNITY POWER CORPORATION. Possible approval of Contract 500-03-020 for $725,000 to develop and demonstrate a biomass fueled grid-connected 50-kilowatt small modular bio-power system to provide utility grade power and heat. (PIER funded) Contact: Prab Sethi, (916) 654-4509. (15 minutes)
Approval of Minutes from previous Energy Commission meetings.
- Energy Commission Committee and Oversight
A discussion on Energy Commission Committee and Oversight matters may be held.
- Chief Counsel's Report
The Energy 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 Energy Commission [Government Code section 11126(e)(2)].
- Executive Director's
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 Energy Commission may recess the meeting and continue it later for purposes of a general discussion of internal organization and policy. No action will be taken at such a continued session. The Energy Commission will announce whether it plans to continue the meeting in this manner and the time and location at the end of the last numbered item.
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