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California Energy Commission
Business Meeting

Wednesday, June 16, 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. REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA ADVANCED POWER AND ENERGY PROGRAM. Possible approval of Contract 500-99-028 Amendment 1, for a 20-month no-cost time extension to develop computer simulation modules to describe the dynamic operation of fuel cell and fuel cell hybrid electricity generating systems. The Energy Commission Contract Manager and members of the Industrial Review Panel requested different programming languages be used which now requires additional time to obtain experimental performance data that will be used to validate the code. (PIER funded) Contact: Arthur J. Soinski, Ph.D, (916) 654-4674.

  2. TESLA POWER PROJECT (Docket No. 01-AFC-21). Possible adoption of the Revised Presiding Member's Proposed Decision recommending certification of the 1,120-megawatt Tesla Power Project, sponsored by Florida Power & Light, to be located in eastern Alameda County near the city of Tracy. Contact: Susan Gefter, 916-654-3893. (30 minutes)

  3. MOUNTAINVIEW POWER PROJECT (Docket No. 00-AFC-2C). Possible approval of a petition for a partial re-reoute of the 17-mile natural gas pipeline. Contact: Donna Stone, (916) 654-4745. (10 minutes)

  4. CALIFORNIA PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION (CPUC). Possible approval of a resolution adopting a collaborative mode of working with the CPUC in connection with integrated electricity resource planning and procurement.. Contact: Jennifer Tachera, (916) 654-3870. (10 minutes)

  5. 2004/2005 GEOTHERMAL PROGRAM FUNDING RECOMMENDATIONS. Possible approval of the projects selected, as a result of the Program Opportunity Notice for the 2004/2005 fiscal year. Contact: Elaine Sison-Lebrilla, (916) 654-5129. (10 minutes)
    1. Northern California Power Agency, $316,642
    2. Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, $998,642
    3. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, $737,213
    4. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, $813,403
    5. Brookhaven National Laboratory, $120,000
    6. Imageair, $344,802
    7. Northern California Power Agency, $669,334

    9. Layman Energy Associates, Inc., $700,000
    10. Calpine Corporation, $280,770
    11. Lake City Geothermal, LLC, $670,003

    13. Calpine Corporation, $307,852
    14. South Lake County Fire Protection District, $187,658
    15. Calpine Corporation, $180,000
    16. Calpine Corporation, $107,000

    18. City of El Paso de Robles, $145,500

  1. COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO. Possible approval of a loan to the county of San Diego for $3,000,000 to install energy efficient HVAC systems and controls. The project is expected to save about $407,800 annually and has a simple payback of 7.35 years. (Bond funds and/or ECCA funded) Contact: Ram Verma, (916) 654-8435. (10 minutes)

  2. PARADISE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT. Possible approval of a $596,000 loan to the Paradise Unified School District (Oroville) for the installation of energy-efficient HVAC and classroom lighting systems. These projects are estimated to save the school district $62,400 each year in electricity costs and has a simple payback of 9.5 years. (Bond funds and/or ECAA funded) Contact: Donald B. Kazama, (916) 654-5072. (10 minutes)

  3. CITY OF REDONDO BEACH. Possible approval of a loan to the city of Redondo Beach for $105,000 to install carbon dioxide sensors for the library and performance arts center and exhaust fan carbon monoxide control for the parking garage. This project is estimated to save about $13,000 annually and has a simple payback of 8 years. (Bond Funds and/or ECAA funded) Contact: Tony Wong, (916) 654-4015. (10 minutes)

  4. SIDLEY AUSTIN BROWN & WOOD LLP. Possible approval of Contract 140-04-001 for $60,000 to provide bond and tax legal advice to support the Energy Conservation Assistance Account/Bond funded loans. (ECAA funded) Contact: Liz Flores, (916) 653-4480. (5 minutes)

  5. KATZ SAFE SCHOOL BUS DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM PHASE 5. Possible approval of 13 contracts (listed below), for a total of $1,900,000, with the school districts to purchase new, safer lower emission school buses. School Districts will be required to destroy one pre-April 1, 1977 school bus for every new bus received. (PVEA funded) Contact: Mike Trujillo, (916) 654-4566. (15 minutes)
    1. Contract 600-03-026, Antelope Valley School District
    2. Contract 600-03-027, Dinuba Unified School District
    3. Contract 600-03-028, Clovis Unified School District
    4. Contract 600-03-029, Paradise Unified School District
    5. Contract 600-03-030, Shasta Union High School
    6. Contract 600-03-031, Eastside Union School District
    7. Contract 600-03-032, Sierra Sands Unified School District
    8. Contract 600-03-033, Newport-Mesa Unified School District
    9. Contract 600-03-034, Sanger Unified School District
    10. Contract 600-03-035, Lindsay Unified School District
    11. Contract 600-03-036, Monterey Peninsula Unified School District
    12. Contract 600-03-037, Fresno Unified School District
    13. Contract 600-03-038, Kings Canyon Unified School District

  6. Minutes

    Approval of Minutes from the June 2, 2004 meeting.

  7. Commission Committee and Oversight

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

  8. 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)].

  9. Executive Director's Report

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

  10. Legislative Director's Report

  11. Public Adviser's Report

  12. 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 13.

    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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