California Energy Commission
Wednesday, August 11, 2004
1516 Ninth Street
Hearing Room A, First Floor
Beginning at 10 a.m.
Note: Audio from this meeting will be broadcast over the Internet.
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ADDITIONAL ITEM TO BE HEARD
THE COMMISSION WILL CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:
- 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).
- COMMISSION CO-SPONSORSHIP. Possible approval of a co- sponsorship request for which the Energy Commission will provide $5,000, staff time and the use of its name. Contact: Ken Koyama, (916) 654-4641.
- Hydrogen Conference: Fueling the Clean Air Future, August 16-17, 2004, Palm Desert, California.
PIER CONTRACT CHANGES. Consideration and possible approval of staff's recommended changes to the PIER contract terms to conform to the State's Contract format. Contact: Cheryl Raedel, (916) 654-4392.
22. ADDITIONAL ITEM TO BE HEARD
- TESLA POWER PROJECT. Consideration and possible action on both Intervenor Robert Sarvey's and Intervenor CARE's Petitions for Reconsideration of the Energy Commission Decision certifying the Tesla Power Project, sponsored by Florida Power and Light in eastern Alameda County near the city of Tracy. (Docket No. 01-AFC-21) Contact: Susan Gefter, (916) 654-3893. (60 minutes)
- RENEWABLES PORTFOLIO STANDARD ELIGIBILITY GUIDEBOOK. Consideration and possible adoption of Revisions to the Renewable Portfolio Standard Eligibility Guidebook regarding permit requirements for Solid Waste Conversion Facilities. Contact: Heather Raitt, (916) 654-4735. (5 minutes)
- OX MOUNTAIN LANDFILL GAS PROJECT. Possible approval of Amendment 1 to Funding Award Agreement REN-98-004 from the New Renewable Resources Account ($3,196,854.47) to the Ox Mountain Landfill Gas Project, a 10-megawatt landfill gas project located in Half Moon Bay, California, owned by Comcor Energy, LLC. Contact: Suzanne Korosec, (916) 654-4516. (5 minutes)
- WINDRIDGE, LLC. Possible approval of Funding Award Agreement REN-01-071 from the New Renewable Resources Account ($1,942,500) to the Windridge LLC Project, a 30-megawatt wind project located in Kern County, California, owned by Oasis Power Partners LLC. Contact: Suzanne Korosec, (916) 654-4516. (5 minutes)
- WINDLAND, INC. Possible approval of Amendment 1 to Funding Award Agreement REN-98-016 from the New Renewable Resources Account ($4,384,500) to the Windland, Inc. Project, a 19.8-megawatt wind project located in Kern County, California, owned by Oasis Power Partners, LLC. Contact: Suzanne Korosec, (916) 654-4516. (5 minutes)
- ASSOCIATION OF STATE ENERGY RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER INSTITUTIONS (ASERTTI). Possible approval of Contract 500-04-003 for $54,000 to fund the ASERTTI membership agreement for three years. (PIER funded) Contact: Gary Klein, (916) 653-8555. (5 minutes)
- CALIFORNIA POLYTECHNIC STATE UNIVERSITY. Possible approval of Contract 400-99-014 Amendment 1, for a no-cost time extension with the California Polytechnic State University Foundation authorizing the use of unspent funds ($113,000) for a new project to implement an energy irrigation technology roadmap. (PIER funded) Contact: Ricardo Amon, (916) 654-4019. (5 minutes)
- REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS. Possible approval of Contract 400-99-005 Amendment 1, for a no-cost time extension to redirect unspent funds ($459,725) to be used to fund RD&D in refrigerated warehouses. Solutions obtained through the research meet the public policy objectives of reducing electrical loads and consumption in one of the most electricity intensive processes in the food and agriculture industry. (PIER funded) Contact: Ricardo Amon, (916) 654-4019. (5 minutes)
- 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)
- 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)
- CALIFORNIA STATE CONTROLLER'S OFFICE. Possible approval of Contract 200-98-012 Amendment 2, for an augmentation of $300,000 for the continued auditing services and support to the PIER Audit Program. This money augmentation and time extension covers three fiscal years: 2004/05, 2005/06 and 2006/07. (PIER funded) Contact: John Butler, (916) 654-4204. (5 minutes)
- ARCHITECTURAL ENERGY CORPORATION. Possible approval of Contract 400-04-001 for $380,000 to provide engineering, architectural, market research and market assessment services to support development of the AB 549 plan for reducing peak energy consumption in existing buildings to be delivered to the California Legislature by October 1, 2005. (CALMAC and ERPA funded) Contact: Elaine Hussey, (916) 654-5006. (5 minutes)
- CALIFORNIA AIR RESOURCES BOARD. Possible approval of Contract 500-00-017 Amendment 3, to add $1,120,000 to the contract and continue to cost share the purchase of new buses and infrastructure with public school districts in the Lower- Emission School Bus Program. Contact: Mike Trujillo, (916) 654-4566. (5 minutes)
- INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RELEASE. Consideration and possible approval for a Resolution Releasing Intellectual Property to Inventor pursuant to Energy Commission Patent Policy. Contact: Bill Chamberlain, (916) 654-3951. (5 minutes)
Approval of Minutes from the July 14, 2004 business meeting.
- Energy Commission Committee and Oversight
A discussion on Energy Commission Committee and Oversight matters may be held.
- Chief Counsel's Report
The Energy 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 Energy Commission [Government Code section 11126(e)(2)].
- Executive Director's
Closed session may be held on personnel matters.
[Authority: Government Code, Section 11126(a).]
- Public Adviser's Report
- Public Comment
People may speak up to five minutes on any matter concerning the Energy Commission.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON COMPANY. Possible approval of Contract R400-04-004, to accept $300,000 from Southern California Edison Company to fund and manage a study of opportunities for increasing Energy Efficiency in existing buildings in California. Contact: Elaine Hussey, (916) 654-5006. (5 minutes)
The Energy Commission may recess the meeting and continue it later for purposes of a general discussion of internal organization and policy. No action will be taken at such a continued session. The Energy Commission will announce whether it plans to continue the meeting in this manner and the time and location at the end of the last numbered item.
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