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California Energy Commission

Wednesday, January 21, 2004

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

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:

  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. ITRON, INC. Possible approval of Contract 300-00-002 Amendment 1, for a novation from Regional Economics Research, Inc. to Itron, Inc. and for a no-cost time extension of one year to the project term.. Contact: Mark Ciminelli, (916) 654-4765.


      2. XENERGY, INC. Possible approval of Contract 400-00-050 Amendment 4, to disencumber $750,823 from a $13,090,752 contract with Xenergy, Inc. This is in response to direction from the Department of Finance to revert uncommitted Peak Load Reduction Program contract balances to the General Fund. Contact: Dottie Horgan, (916) 654-5198.


      3. HDR ENGINEERING, INC. Possible approval of Contract 400-00-051 Amendment 3, to disencumber $4,500,000 from a $9,750,000 contract with HDR Engineering, Inc. This is in response to direction from the Department of Finance to revert uncommitted Peak Load Reduction Program contract balances to the General Fund. Contact: Michael Hartley, (916) 653-6471.


      4. FRESNO STATE UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION. Possible approval of Contract 400-00-056 Amendment 4, to disencumber $2,275,220 from a $11,760,834 contract with CSU Fresno. This is in response to direction from the Department of Finance to revert uncommitted Peak Load Reduction Program contract balances to the General Fund. Contact: Ricardo Amon, (916) 654-4019.


      5. ICF ASSOCIATES, INC. Possible approval of Contract 400-00-060 Amendment 1, to disencumber $1,257,871 from a $7,500,000 contract with ICF Associates, Inc. This is in response to direction from the Department of Finance to revert uncommitted Peak Load Reduction Program contract balances to the General Fund. Contact: Michael Messenger, (916) 654-4774.


      6. WEBGEN SYSTEMS, INC. Possible approval of Contract 400-00-064 Amendment 1, to disencumber $1,000,000 from a $2,500,000 contract with WebGen Systems, Inc. This is in response to direction from the Department of Finance to revert uncommitted Peak Load Reduction Program contract balances to the General Fund. Contact: Joseph Wang, (916) 654-4064.


      7. HDR ENGINEERING, INC. Possible approval of Contract 400-00-065 Amendment 2, to disencumber $25,000 from a $285,000 contract with HDR Engineering, Inc. This is in response to direction from the Department of Finance to revert uncommitted Peak Load Reduction Program contract balances to the General Fund. Contact: Elizabeth Shirakh, (916) 654-4089.


      8. SACRAMENTO MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT (SMUD). Possible approval of Contract 400-00-071 Amendment 2, to disencumber $392,000 from a $1,142,000 contract with SMUD. This is in response to direction from the Department of Finance to revert uncommitted Peak Load Reduction Program contract balances to the General Fund. Contact: Randy Riedel, (916) 654-4109.


      9. ELEY AND ASSOCIATES. Possible approval of Contract 400-000-080 Amendment 2, to disencumber $123,800 from a $1,250,000 contract with Eley and Associates. This is in response to direction from the Department of Finance to revert uncommitted Peak Load Reduction Program contract balances to the General Fund; and to request a novation from Eley Associates to Architectural Energy Corporation (AEC). Contact: Elizabeth Shirakh, (916) 654-4089.


      10. BROWN VENCE AND ASSOCIATES. Possible approval of Contract 400-01-003 Amendment 2, to disencumber $3,000 from a $427,000 contract with Brown Vence and Associates, Inc. This is in response to direction from the Department of Finance to revert uncommitted Peak Load Reduction Program contract balances to the General Fund. Contact: Elizabeth Shirakh, (916) 654-4089.


  1. AMERICAN COUNCIL ON RENEWABLE ENERGY (ACORE). Possible approval of Contract 500-03-023 for a three year PIER membership agreement with the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) for $74,999. Contact: Michael Kane, (916) 654-7119. (15 minutes)


  2. REDDING PEAKING PLANT (92-SPPE-2C). Possible approval of a petition to modify conditions of an exemption to remove electricity production restrictions. Contact: Connie Bruins, (916) 654-4545. (15 minutes)


  3. TRACY PEAKER POWER PROJECT (01-AFC-16C). Possible approval of a petition to modify air quality conditions of certification to substitute a slightly larger, 300 kilowatt (kW) emergency diesel engine, for the 250 kW emergency diesel engine that was originally licensed. Contact: Connie Bruins, (916) 654-4545. (15 minutes)


  4. HENRIETTA PEAKER POWER PROJECT (01-AFC-18C). Possible approval of a petition to modify air quality conditions of certification to substitute a slightly larger, 300 kilowatt (kW) emergency diesel engine, for the 250 kW emergency diesel engine that was originally licensed. Contact: Lance Shaw, (916) 653-1227. (15 minutes)


  5. LOS ESTEROS CRITICAL ENERGY FACILITY (01-AFC-12C). Possible approval of a petition to approve modification of Temporary Transmission Line Interconnection. Calpine replaced the original 2000-foot temporary transmission interconnection tap line with a new 150-foot temporary interconnection tap line. Contact: Lance Shaw, (916) 653-1227. (15 minutes)


  6. MOSS LANDING POWER PLANT (99-AFC-4C). Possible approval of a petition to modify air emissions during startup and tuning. Contact: Donna Stone, (916) 654-4745. (15 minutes)


  7. OTAY MESA GENERATING PROJECT (99-AFC-5C). Possible approval of a petition to modify conditions of certification to separate and increase stack height of HRSG/Turbine, add duct firing, auxiliary boiler, and wet surface air condenser. Contact: Ila Lewis, (916) 654-4678. (15 minutes)


  8. CONFLICT OF INTEREST CODE. Possible approval of amendments to update the list of designated employees and the disclosure categories code of Regulations, section 2402. Contact: Arlene Ichien, (916) 654-3959. (15 minutes)


  9. RESIDENTIAL CLOTHES WASHER STANDARDS [Docket # 03-AAER-01(RCW)]. Possible adoption of revised standards for residential clothes washers to include a legislatively-mandated water factor standard. Contact: Michael Martin, (916) 654-4039. (30 minutes)


  10. Minutes

    Approval of Minutes from previous Energy Commission meetings.


  11. Energy Commission Committee and Oversight

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


  12. 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)].


  13. Executive Director's

    Closed session may be held on personnel matters.

    [Authority: Government Code, Section 11126(a).]


  14. Public Adviser's Report


  15. Public Comment

    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 16.

    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: Margret Kim, Public Adviser -- (916) 654-4489 or (800) 822-6228



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