California Energy Commission
Wednesday, January 14, 2004
1516 Ninth Street
Hearing Room A, First Floor
Beginning at 10 a.m.
Note: Audio from this meeting will be broadcast over the Internet.
Please see information at: www.energy.ca.gov/realaudio/.
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).
- STRATEGIC ENERGY INNOVATIONS. Possible approval of Contract 400-03-005 for $17,000 to provide representative services for the California Multifamily Consortium Program, a Federal Rebuild America Program. This program assists stakeholders in developing and implementing energy efficiency projects in new and existing multifamily housing. (Federal pass thru funds) Contact: Maura Clark, (916) 653-6231.
- STRATEGIC ENERGY INNOVATIONS. Possible approval of Contract 400-03-004 for $20,000 with Strategic Energy Innovations to be a Rebuild America Program representative and provide planning and implementation resource assistance to Rebuild America partnerships in Northern California. (Federal pass thru funds) Contact: Maura Clark, (916) 653-6231.
- SAN JUAN UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT. Possible approval of a grant to San Juan Unified School District for $20,000 to continue and expand the Green Schools Program to an additional four to five schools. Funding for this grant is provided by a State Energy Program Special Project Rebuild America grant awarded to the Energy Commission by the US Department of Energy. Contact: Maura Clark, (916) 653-6231. (15 minutes)
- SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY ENERGY CENTER (Docket No. 01-AFC-22). Possible adoption of the Presiding Member's Proposed Decision (PMPD) recommending certification of the proposed 1,100-megawatt San Joaquin Valley Energy Center, located in the city of Joaquin, in Fresno County (Docket No. 01-AFC-22) Contact: Major Williams, (916) 654-3893. (15 minutes)
- CITY OF LA HABRA. Possible approval of a loan to the city of La Habra for $1,080,000 to install a variety of mechanical lighting and control projects in various city facilities. This project is estimated to save about $108,000 annually and has a simple payback of 10 years. (ECAA Bond funded) Contact: Bradley Meister, (916) 653-1594. (15 minutes)
- CITY OF SAN DIEGO. Possible approval of a $2,230,000 loan to the city of San Diego to install energy efficient lights, HVAC systems, controls and photovoltaic panels. This project is estimated to save about $223,000 annually in reduced energy cost and has a simple payback of 10 years. (ECAA Bond funded) Contact: Ram Verma, (916) 654-8435. (15 minutes)
- CITY OF ARCATA. Possible approval of a loan to the city of Arcata for $112,587 to upgrade lighting and HVAC controls, and install a photovoltaic system. This project is estimated to save about $13,664 annually and has a simple payback of 8.24 years. (ECAA Bond funded) Contact: Elizabeth Shirakh, (916) 654-4089. (15 minutes)
Approval of minutes from the December 17, 2003 business meeting.
- Commission Committee and Oversight
A discussion on Commission Committee and Oversight matters may be held.
- Chief Counsel's Report
The Commission may adjourn to a 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 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 11.
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