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California Energy Commission
Business Meeting


Wednesday, May 5, 2004

1516 Ninth Street
Hearing Room A, First Floor
Sacramento, California 95814
9 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. NET SYSTEM POWER REPORT. Possible approval of a revision to the 2003 Net System Power Report which was adopted at the April 21, 2004 Business Meeting. Contact: Ron Wetherall, (916) 654-4831.

    2. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE), SANDIA NATIONAL LABORATORIES. Possible approval of Contract 500-03-100 to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding between the DOE and the Energy Commission. The MOU will demonstrate Electric Energy Storage (EES) as a technically viable, cost-effective and broadly applicable option for increasing the reliability of the electricity system and for electric energy management in California and the nation under Commission Request for Proposal 500-03-501. Contact: Pramod Kulkarni, (916) 654-4637.

  2. MODESTO ELECTRIC GENERATING STATION (MEGS; Docket No. 03-SPPE-01. Consideration of a Request for Reconsideration of the Commission Small Power Plant Exemption Decision for the Modesto Irrigation District's Modesto Electric Generation Station. Contact: Jonathan Blees, (916) 654-3953. (5 minutes)

  3. RIVERSIDE SMALL POWER PLANT EXEMPTION (04-SPPE-1). Possible assignment of a Siting Committee Assignment for the Riverside Energy Resource Center Small Power Plant Exemption. Contact: James W. Reede, Jr., (916) 653-1245. (5 minutes)

  4. (POSTPONED until further notice) MORRO BAY. Commission consideration and possible adoption of the 2nd Revised Presiding Member's Proposed Decision approving the Morro Bay Power Plant Project. (Docket No. 00-AFC-12) Contact: Gary Fay, (916) 654-3893. (1 hour)

  5. (POSTPONED until further notice) EL SEGUNDO. Commission consideration and possible adoption of the Revised Presiding Member's Proposed Decision approving the El Sequndo Power Plant Project. Contact: Garret Shean, (916) 653-6421. (1 hour)

  6. RENEWABLE ENERGY PROGRAM. Possible adoption of substantive changes to the Guidebook for the Consumer Education Program. Projects that verify and track renewable energy generation and verify retail product claims will be eligible for funding under the Program. Contact: Ann Peterson, (916) 653-4246. (5 minutes)

  7. SENATE BILL 84 XX REPORT. Commission consideration and possible approval of the Senate Bill XX Report to the Legislature on Battery Backup Program for Light Emitting Diode (LED) traffic signals. Contact: David Rubens, (916) 651-9857. (5 minutes)

  8. RESIDENTIAL LIGHTING STANDARDS. Approval of an option requested by the Building Industry of a new limited-term option for early compliance with the Residential Lighting Standards portion of the 2005 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. Contact: Gary Flamm, (916) 654-2817. (5 minutes)

  9. IEPR - INDEPENDENT SYSTEM OPERATOR SUBPOENA. Consideration and possible adoption of a subpoena directing the California Independent System Operator to provide data relevant to the Energy Commission's Aging Power Plant Study. Contact: Caryn Holmes, (916) 654-4178.

  10. DIGITAL ENERGY, INC. Possible approval of Contract 400-03-008 for $2,240,000 to provide engineering and architectural services to the Energy Commission's Bright School, Energy Partnership and Energy Efficiency Financing programs by providing energy efficiency expertise in new construction and in modernizing, renovating and retrofitting buildings. (PVEA, ECAA, State and Consumer Services Agency funded) Contact: Elizabeth Shirakh, (916) 654-4089. (5 minutes)

  11. Minutes

    Approval of minutes from the April 21, 2004 business meeting.

  12. Commission Committee and Oversight

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

  13. Legislative Director's Report

  14. 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)].

  15. Executive Director's Report

    Closed session may be held on personnel matters.
    [Authority: Government Code, Section 11126(a).]

  16. Public Adviser's Report

  17. 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 17.

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

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

Please note that time estimates provided for each item are approximate and that the order of the agenda may be re-arranged by the Chair. Persons interested in any agenda item should plan to attend or monitor the meeting from the beginning of the meeting.

Should you wish to participate via telephone, call toll free 1-888-823-5065 on Business Meeting days after 10:01 a.m. (PDT). When asked, please answer "Business Meeting and Mr. Jerome Lee" and the operator will connect you into the meeting. Should you want to speak on a specific item, please inform the operator that you want to speak and the item number. Please be aware that while the Commission makes this opportunity to participate by telephone available in an effort to make its hearings inclusive, parties who have comments that they consider to be essential for the Commission to hear should consider attending the hearing in person because there are occasional technical problems with our telephonic link. The Commission will make every effort to avoid these problems but it cannot accept responsibility for them.

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