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California Energy Commission
Business Meeting

Wednesday, April 21, 2004

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 information at: www.energy.ca.gov/realaudio/.


  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. NEW POWER TECHNOLOGIES . Possible approval of Contract 500-01-039, Amendment 1, for a six-month no-cost time extension, in association with the Silicon Valley Manufacturing Group, to demonstrate a methodology to assess the benefits of distributed energy resources to the transmission and distribution work.. (PIER funded) Contact: Linda Kelly, (916) 654-4815.

  1. SAN FRANCISCO ELECTRIC RELIABILITY PROJECT (SFERP). Commission consideration of the Executive Director's Data Adequacy Recommendation for the San Francisco Electric Reliability Project Application for Certification. This is a 12-month, 145-megawatt simple-cycle plant located in the city and county of San Francisco (Docket No. 04-AFC-01) Contact: Bill Pfanner, (916) 654-4206. (5 minutes)

  2. SAN FRANCISCO ELECTRIC RELIABILITY PROJECT. Possible approval of a Committee for the San Francisco Electric Reliability Project Application for Certification (Docket No. 04-AFC-01) Contact: Bill Pfanner, (916) 654-4206. (5 minutes)

  3. SANTA ANITA CHURCH. Possible approval of a loan to Santa Anita Church dba Barnhart School for $28,385 to install energy efficiency lighting. This project is estimated to save about $10,015 annually and has a simple payback of 2.83 years. (Energy Conservation Assistance Act Account funded) Contact: Elizabeth Shirakh, (916) 654-4089. (5 minutes)

  4. RENEWABLES PORTFOLIO STANDARD PROGRAM. Possible adoption of guidebooks and guidebook revisions governing the Renewables Portfolio Standard Program. Contact: Tim Tutt, (916) 654-4590. (5 minutes)

  1. Renewables Portfolio Standard Eligibility Guidebook (500-04-002FD), addressing RPS eligibility and certification

  2. New Renewable Facilities Program Guidebook (500-04-001FD), addressing supplemental energy payments

  3. Overall Program Guidebook for the Renewable Energy Program (500-03-004F), addressing administration of the RPS Program and the New Renewable Facilities Program

  1. GLADSTEIN, NEANDROSS & ASSOCIATES LLC. Possible approval of Contract 600-03-024 for $89,999 to manage the Interstate Clean Transportation Corridor Project to assist in the deployment of alternative fuel heavy-duty vehicles and fueling infrastructure. (EPA Grant NP-97984201-0 funded) Contact: Jerry Wiens, (916) 654-4649. (5 minutes)

  2. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY. Possible approval of Contract 500-03-041 for $744,000 to develop, evaluate and demonstrate a very practical HVAC system for classrooms that consistently provides classrooms with the quality of ventilation in current minimum standards, while saving energy and reducing HVAC-related noise levels. (PIER funded) Contact: Martha Brook, (916) 654-4086. (5 minutes)

  3. U. S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, PACIFIC NORTHWEST NATIONAL LABORATORY (PNNL). Possible approval of Work Authorization MR-031, under PIER Research Agreement 500-02-004, with PNNL through its Global Technology Strategy Program for scenario development and technical analysis relating to renewable energy, energy efficiency, and carbon sequestration technologies. The purpose of this work is to enhance the understanding of the future evolution of these technologies, the role of public policy in stimulating their development and diffusion, and the implications for costs and benefits of potential strategies to cost-effectively reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The total cost is not to exceed $750,000. Contact: Guido Franco, (916) 654-3940.

  4. ICF ASSOCIATES LLC. Possible approval of Contract 500-01-006 Amendment 1, to extend the contract for approximately one year providing a continuation of the technical programs under this contract that are ongoing and necessary, to fund the extension in the amount of $1,200,000 and to substitute the obligation for this contract from ICF Associates, Inc. to ICF Associates, LLC. (PIER funded) Contact: Michael Magaletti, (916) 654-4559. (5 minutes)

  5. SCIENCE APPLICATION INTERNATIONAL CORP (SAIC). Possible approval of Contract 500-01-007 Amendment 1, to extend the contract for approximately one year providing a continuation of the technical programs that are ongoing and necessary and to fund the extension in the amount of $1,200,000. (PIER funded) Contact: Michael Magaletti, (916) 654-4559. (5 minutes)

  6. NAVIGANT CONSULTING. Possible approval of Contract 500-01-008 Amendment 2, to extend the contract for approximately one year providing a continuation of the technical programs under this contract that are ongoing and necessary and to fund that extension in the amount of $1,200,000. (PIER funded) Contact: Michael Magaletti, (916) 654-4599. (5 minutes)

  7. COMBINED HEAT AND POWER (CHP) BID. Possible approval of the four passing proposals from the Combined Heat and Power (CHP) competitively bid Request for Proposals (RFP #500-03-503) issued by the PIER environmentally Preferred Advanced Generation team. The four passing proposals are below. Contact: Allan Ward, (916) 651-6796. (10 minutes)

  1. TECOGEN, INC. Possible approval of Contract 500-03-039 for $941,199 to apply inverter-based technology to Tecogen's combined heat and power (CHP) engine package, which will provide a CHP product to California at a reduced capitol cost and higher part-load efficiency. (PIER funded)

  2. D. E. SOLUTIONS. Possible approval of Contract 500-03-038 for $1,173,536 to reduce the installed cost of combined heat and power (CHP) integrated HVAC systems for commercial and light industrial applications by developing standardized factory assembled heating/cooling modules and an optimized absorption chiller and engine heat management system. (PIER funded)

  3. CMC-ENGINEERING. Possible approval of Contract 500-03-037 for $1,505,827 to develop, demonstrate and commercialize a new industrial burner/windbox assembly that incorporates a low-cost microturbine generator for clean and efficient combined heat and power capability. (PIER funded)

  4. ALZETA CORPORATION. Possible approval of Contract 500-03-040 for $1,521,321 to develop a low NOx supplemental firing burner to reduce the emissions and improve the cost effectiveness of combined heat and power systems. (PIER funded)

  1. DISTRIBUTED GENERATION OII. Possible opening of an Order Instituting Investigation (OII) for exploring issues associated with implementation and distribution planning of distributed generation (DG). This OII will support both the CPUC Order Instituting Rulemaking for DG (CPUC Docket R.04-03-017) and the 2004 Integrated Energy Policy Report Update (CEC Docket 03-IEP-01). Contact: Mark Rawson, (916) 654-4671. (10 minutes)

  2. Minutes

    Approval of minutes from the April 7, 2004 business meeting that was moved to April 9, 2004.

  3. Commission Committee and Oversight

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

  4. Legislative Director's Report

  5. 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)].

  6. Executive Director's Report

    Closed session may be held on personnel matters.

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

  8. Public Adviser's Report

  9. 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 20.

Request your copy now. The newly printed 2003 Integrated Energy Policy Report is available at no cost from the Energy Commission's Publications Unit (916) 654-5200. This report can also be downloaded from the Energy Commission's Web page at http://www.energy.ca.gov/2003_energypolicy/index.html

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