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California Energy Commission
Business Meeting

Wednesday, May 19, 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. (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. COMMISSION CO-SPONSORSHIP. Possible approval of a co-sponsorship request for which the Energy Commission might provide the use of its name. Contact: Mary Ann Miller, (916) 654-4813.

    2. Ag, Wood & Urban Waste-to-Energy Symposium, June 3, 2004, California Farm Bureau Conference Room, Sacramento.
    3. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY. Possible approval of an eighteen (18) month no-cost time extension for the PIER contract with the Department of Energy Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to conduct integrated research and technology development that will help produce quicker and more flexible options for meeting the reliability, stability and ancillary service needs of CaliforniaŐs electricity consumers. This extension will allow additional time to develop and initiate research that focuses on utilizing Demand Response (DR) for reliability through the California Independent System Operator. Contact: Laurie Ten-Hope, (916) 654-5045.

    4. DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES (DMV). Possible approval of a Memorandum of Understanding between the DMV and the Energy Commission to establish an ongoing agreement to process ad hoc vehicle registration data requests for government entities for cost reimbursement. Contact: Gareth Occhiuzzo, (916) 654-4779.

    1. RESIDENTIAL CLOTHES WASHER STANDARDS [Docket Number 03-AAER-01 (RCW)]. Possible re-adoption of revised standards for residential clothes washers to provide notice of "documents relied on" and to correct typographical errors. Contact: Jonathan Blees, 916-654-3953. (15 minutes)

    2. KINGS RIVER CONSERVATION DISTRICT (Docket No. 03-SPPE-02). Commission consideration and possible adoption of the Presiding MemberŐs Proposed Decision approving the Kings River Conservation District Peaking Plant. Contact: Major Williams, (916) 654-3893. (15 minutes)

    3. RENEWABLES PORTFOLIO STANDARD PROGRAM. Potential adoption of changes to the Renewables Portfolio Standard Eligibility Guidebook (publication no. 500-04-002F), originally adopted April 21, 2004, including revisions to: eligibility of hybrid systems, storage technologies, and small hydroelectric facilities; utility certification of renewable facilities; in-state delivery requirements for RPS eligible generation, and certification application forms. Contact: Tim Tutt, 654-4590. (20 minutes)

    4. RENEWABLE ENERGY PROGRAM. Potential adoption of revisions to the Overall Guidebook for the Renewable Energy Program (publication no. 500-04-026) to reallocate $30,975,000 in funding from the discontinued Customer Credit Account to the Emerging Renewables Program. Contact: Tim Tutt, 654-4590. (5 minutes)

    5. EMERGING RENEWABLES PROGRAM. Possible approval to transfer $15,000,000 in unused funding from the Existing Renewables Program to the Emerging Renewables Program. The funds would be used to reserve and pay rebates for renewable energy systems less than 30-kilowatts in capacity. Contact: Tim Tutt, (916) 654-4590. (10 minutes)

    6. EMERGING RENEWABLES PROGRAM. Possible approval of Solar Schools Program funding and eligibility guidelines as part of the Emerging Renewables Program guideline revisions. Contact: Melinda Merritt, 916-654-4536. (10 minutes)

    7. 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)

    8. ORDER INSTITUTING INVESTIGATION. Possible adoption of an Order Instituting Investigation of the Causes of Petroleum Infrastructure Development Constraints - Docket No. 04-SIT-1. Contact: Richard Buell, (916) 653-1614. (10 minutes).

    9. BUTTE COUNTY. Possible approval of a loan to Butte County for $390,000 through the Energy Conservation Assistance Account (ECAA) and/or Bond fund to install a 135 kW photovoltaic system at East County jail. This project is estimated to save about $39,000 annually and has a simple payback of 10 years. Contact: Joseph Wang, (916) 654-4026. (10 minutes)

    10. CITY OF SAN BUENAVENTURA. Possible approval of a loan to the City of San Buenaventura for $400,000 through the Energy Conservation Assistance Account (ECAA) and/or Bond fund to install a 205 kW photovoltaic system at the city operation center. This project is estimated to save about $40,000 annually and has a simple payback of 10 years. Contact: Joseph Wang, (916) 654-4026. (10 minutes)

    11. BEST TRANSLATION SERVICES, LLC. Possible approval of Contract 600-03-025 for $20,309 of Federal funds to assist the Energy Commission in providing simultaneous interpretation and business logistical support services throughout the US/Mexico border region. These services will be performed by the contractor at international conferences conducted to promote energy policies, at educational seminars designed to promote energy audits and project development, and at public meetings required for power plant siting. (DOE Funded) Contact: Ignacio Garcia, (916) 654-4818. (10 minutes)

    12. INTER-CON SECURITY SYSTEMS, INC. Possible approval of Contract 200-03-009 for $255,000 to renew the Master Services Agreement for Unarmed Security Guards through January 31, 2006 - final 18 months of the CHP Master Services Agreement. (ERPA funded) Contact: Karen VanEgdon, (916) 654-4100. (10 minutes)

    13. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT. Possible approval of an amendment to Work Authorization # MR-001 with the UCOP for the management and administration of research, development and demonstration awards for the Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program developed under Interagency Agreement 500-02-004. This amendment adds 51 months and $3,545,455 to the work authorization, and does not change the scope of work. The total cost for this project is not to exceed $4,545,455. Contact: Gary Klein, (916) 653-8555. (10 minutes)

    14. PETERS SHORTHAND REPORTING CORPORATION. Possible approval of three Contracts to retain the services of trained hearing reporters and transcribers as necessary to produce verbatim transcripts. The term of these contracts shall be from 7/1/04 to 6/30/05. (ERPA funded) Contact: Betty McCann, 916-654-5029. (10 minutes)

      1. Business Meeting Contract 150-04-001 for $20,000.

      2. Other Meetings, Workshops, Deposition and/or Committee Hearings Contract 150-04-002 for $40,000.

      3. Siting Case Hearings, Workshops and Other Siting Committee Contract 170-04-001 for $60,000.

    15. COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS. Discussion and possible approval of Committee Structure. Contact: Scott Tomashefsky, (916) 654-5000. (10 minutes)

    16. Minutes

      Approval of Minutes from the May 5, 2004 meeting.

    17. Commission Committee and Oversight

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

    18. Chief Counsel's Report

      The 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 Commission [Government Code section 11126(e)(2)].

    19. Executive Director's Report

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

    20. Public Adviser's Report

    21. 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 21.

      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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