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California Energy Commission
Business Meeting

Wednesday, July 14, 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/webcast/.


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. COMMISSION CO-SPONSORSHIP. Possible approval of a no-cost co- sponsorship request for which the Energy Commission might provide the use of its name. Contact: Gary Yowell, (916) 654-4698.

      • Biofuels Workshop and Trade Show, October 25-27, 2004, Hyatt Regency, Sacramento.

    2. CALIFORNIA'S TITLE 24 PART 6. Consideration and possible approval of staff's finding that the latest version of California's Title 24 Part 6 which became effective on June 1, 2001, is more energy efficient thatn the 1999 version of Standard 90.1 developed by the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers and the Illuminating Engineers Society of North America. Contact: Robert Hudler, (916) 654-4072


    3. INTERPRETING SERVICES INTERNATIONAL, INC. Possible approval of Contract 600-04-004 for $20,309 to assist the Energy Commission with simultaneous interpretation and translation and business logistical support services in 4-8 Mexican cities and/or U.S. border states. (U.S. DOE Federal Grant Funds, PCA #55015 funded) Contact: Ignacio Garcia, (916) 654-4818.


    4. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, RIVERSIDE. Possible approval of usinig research funds allocated in Work Authorization MR-26, not to exceed $1,500,000 to conduct a life cycle analysis of Distributed Generation (DG). In January 2004, the R&D Committee approved the work authorization under PIER Research Agreement 500-02-004 to administer the air quality research program. (PIER funded) Contact: Kelly Birkinshaw, (916) 654-4542.


    5. WOODLEY WEATHER CONSULTANTS. Possible approval of Work Authorization MR-032, not to exceed $298,576 with the University of California under PIER Research Agreement 500-02-004, to document the effect of aerosols on patterns in the Sierra Nevada and other high elevation areas in the state. (PIER funded) Contact: Guido Franco, (916) 654-3940.


    6. CLIMATE CHANGE ADVISORY COMMITTEE. Designation of Commissioner James D. Boyd as the Chair of the Energy Commission's Climate Change Advisory Committee. Contact: Michael Smith, (916) 654-3787.




  1. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY. Possible approval of Work Authorization WA-006, Amendment 1, not to exceed $3,041,316 with the University of California, Berkeley to continue work on economic analyses on climate change impacts. Research efforts that began in conjunction with the original work authorization will be expanded and broadened and several new topics will be added to the research agenda for Amendment 1. (PIER funded) Contact: Guido Franco, (916) 653-8555. (5 minutes)


  2. CALIFORNIA 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, being conducted as part of the IEPR. Contact: Caryn Holmes, (916) 654-4178. (5 minutes)


  3. CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO. Possible approval of a loan to the city and county of San Francisco for $1,622,940 to install a 250-kilowatt photovoltaic system and a motor efficiency project at the Southeast Water Treatment Plant. The annual electricity cost savings is approximately $162,294 with a simple payback of 10 years. (ECAA funded) Contact: Joseph Wang, (916) 654-4026. (5 minutes)


  4. ROSS VALLEY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT. Possible approval of a loan to the Ross Valley Unified School District for $600,000 to install photovoltaic (PV) projects totaling 310-kilowatts at Upper Brookside Elementary, Manor Elementary and White Hill Middle School. The annual electricity cost savings is approximately $60,000 with a simple payback of 10 years. (ECAA and/or Bond funded) Contact: Joseph Wang, (916) 654-4026. (5 minutes)


  5. CITY OF TURLOCK. Possible approval of a loan to the city of Turlock for $270,000 to replace incandescent traffic signal lights and pedestrian modules with energy efficient light emitting diode (LED) modules at 39 traffic intersections and installing new energy efficient hand/walking LED pedestrian combination at 34 traffic intersections. The annual electricity cost savings is approximately $31,891 with a simple payback of 8.5 years. (ECAA and/or Bond funded) Contact: David Rubens, (916) 651-9857. (5 minutes)


  6. CITY OF GARDEN GROVE. Possible approval of a loan to the city f Garden Grove for $513,900 to install energy efficient HVAC equipment and an Energy Management System. The annual electricity cost savings is approximately $51,390 with a simple payback of 10 years. (ECAA and/or Bond funded) Contact: Donald Kazama, (916) 654-5072. (5 minutes)


  7. CITY OF RIVERSIDE. Possible approval of a grant of $100,000 to the city of Riverside to co-fund the initial test phase of a project to demonstrate Catalytica's Xonon catalytic combustor on a GE-10 (11-megawatt) gas turbine at a peaker power plant owned by Riverside Public Utilities. The source of these funds will be a $700,000 grant from DOE to the commission for this project, for which approval is also sought. The Commission grant will allow the project to start this federal fiscal year, as requested by DOE. (DOE funded) Contact: John Henry Beyer, (916) 654-4609. (5 minutes)


  8. CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY. Possible approval of Contract 500-04-004 for $650,000 to conduct future year projections for potential renewable resources through 2017 to add bulk and distributed generation capacity; data maintenance and technical support for GIS applications. (PIER funded) Contact: Prab Sethi, (916) 654-4509. (5 minutes)


  9. NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STATE ENERGY OFFICIALS (NASEO). Possible approval of Contract R600-04-002 to receive $250,000 from NASEO, to develop the California component of the Hydrogen Technology Learning Centers Project in collaboration with Florida and New York. (Federally funded) Contact: McKinley Addy, (916) 657-0833. (5 minutes)


  10. MIRAMAR COLLEGE, SAN DIEGO COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT. Possible approval of Contract 600-04-001 for up to $168,740 to develop the California component of the Hydrogen Technology Learning Centers Project in collaboration with Florida and New York. Up to $125,000 is from the Federal Grant Award and up to $43,740 is from non-federal sources project partners including in-kind contributions. (Federally funded) Contact: McKinley Addy, (916) 657-0833. (5 minutes)


  11. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS SPONSORED PROGRAMS. Possible approval of Contract 600-04-003 for up to $152,122 to develop the California component of the Hydrogen Technology Learning Centers Project in collaboration with Florida and New York. Up to $125,000 is from the Federal Grant Award and up to $27,122 is from non-federal sources project partners including, in-kind contributions. (Federally funded) Contact: McKinley Addy, (916) 657-0833. (5 minutes)


  12. Minutes

    Approval of the Minutes from the June 30, 2004 business meeting.


  13. Commission Committee and Oversight

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


  14. 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)].


  15. Executive Director's Report

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


  16. Legislative Director's Report


  17. Public Adviser's Report


  18. 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 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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