[California Energy Commission Letterhead]

California Energy Commission
Business Meeting

WEDNESDAY, September 8, 2004

1516 Ninth Street
Hearing Room A, First Floor
Beginning at 10 a.m.
Sacramento, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)

Note: Audio from this meeting will be broadcast over the Internet.
Please see information at: www.energy.ca.gov/webcast/.


  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 BUSINESS MEETING SCHEDULE. Possible approval of the 2005 Energy Commission Business Meetings Schedule. Contact: Betty McCann, (916) 654-5029.

    2. CALPINE CORPORATION. Possible approval of a request from Calpine Corporation to transfer ownership of the Metcalf Energy Center Project (99-AFC-3C) to Metcalf Energy Center, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Calpine Corporation. Contact: Steve Munro, (916) 654-3936.

    3. WALNUT ENERGY CENTER. Possible approval for a Petition for Ownership Change from Turlock Irrigation District to Walnut Energy Center Authority. Turlock Irrigation District has formed with Merced Irrigation District a new public agency under the Joint Powers Act (government code Section 6500 et. Seq.), known as the Walnut Energy Center Authority. There will be no changes in operational control of or the name of the project. (Docket No. 02-AFC-4C) Contact: Lance Shaw, (916) 543-1227.

    4. PORTLAND ENERGY CONSERVATION, INC. Possible approval of Contract 400-04-002 for $19,995 to develop a training strategy for building commissioning providers, conduct two trainings for federal staff, enter data from two federal buildings into an existing database and provide marketing case studies for the two buildings. (USDOE funded) Contact: Tav Commins, (916) 653-1598.

  1. LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY. Possible approval of Work Authorization #MR-033, with the University of California, not to exceed $254,000, under PIER Research Agreement 500-02-004, for the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to develop and validate a low cost, energy efficient process for reducing arsenic from drinking water in California. Contact: Gary Klein, (916) 653-8555. (5 minutes)

  2. DELTA ENERGY CENTER. Possible approval of the petition by Calpine Corporation, to modify the maximum hourly NOx, POC and CO emission limits associated with cold turbine start-ups and gas turbine tuning periods for the Delta Energy Center. (Docket No. 98-AFC-C3). Contact: Jack Caswell, (916) 653-0062. (5 minutes)

  3. LOS MEDANOS ENERGY CENTER. Possible approval of the petition to modify the maximum hourly NOx, emission limits associated with cold turbine start-ups and gas turbine tuning periods.(Docket No. 98-AFC-1) Contact: Jack Caswell, (916) 653-0062. (5 minutes)

  4. MOUNTAINVIEW POWER PROJECT. Petition from Mountainview Power Company to change the Emergency Fire Pump model, allow flexibility in Commissioning and Tuning emissions and reflect South Coast Air Quality Management District changes in the air quality conditions. (Docket No. 00-AFC-2C). Contact: Donna Stone, (916) 654-4745. (10 minutes)

  5. TRUSTEES OF THE CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY (CSU). Possible approval of ten grant applications totaling $747,560 to the Energy Innovations Small Grant Program in response to Solicitation Cycle 03-03. (PIER funded) Contact: Alec Jenkins, (916) 654-4597. (15 minutes)

    1. 03-03-46, United Innovations, Inc., A Dielectric Light Injector for ultra efficient PV Cavity converter; A novel approach for advanced solar concentrator and directed laser power beam application, $75,000

    2. 03-03-40, H-Q Porducts, Inc., The Mamikon spinner, $75,000

    3. 03-03-01, University of California, Berkeley, Efficient lighting by sensing and actuating with MEMs "Smart Dust Motes, $74,009

    4. 03-03-23, Konarka Technologies, Inc., Printed photovoltaic images for roofing, $74,482

    5. 03-03-48, University of California, Davis, High-performance, nanostructured cathode for Li-Ion rechargeable battery, $75,000

    6. 03-03-49, University of California, Los Angeles, Bisolar conversion of carbon dioxide into hydrogen via bacteria embedded in colloidal gas aphrons, $74,948

    7. 03-03-38, University of Kansas, Phase-change frame walls (PCFW's) for Peak Demand Reduction, load shifting and energy conservation in California, $75,596

    8. 03-03-36, Lieberman Research Associates, test and evaluation of heat transfer parameters for CAES Tank System, $75,000

    9. 03-03-13, Sonipulse, Inc., pulsed ultrasound water treatment, $74,610

    10. 03-03-31, University of California, Berkeley, development of a wireless lighting control network, $74,915

  1. DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE, OFFICE OF STATE AUDITS AND EVALUATION. Possible approval of Contract 200-04-004 for $360,000, for three years, to perform independent audits of the Renewable Resource Trust Fund pursuant to Senate Bill 90, Chapter 905, Statutes of 1997. The audit report will be provided to the Legislature not later than March 1st of each year for which the article is operative. (Renewables funded) Contact: Sherri Guzman, (916) 654-4391. (10 minutes)

  2. Minutes
    Approval of Minutes from previous Energy Commission meetings.

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

  4. 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)].

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

  6. Legislative Director's Report

  7. Public Adviser's Report

  8. Public Comment

    People may speak up to five minutes on any matter concerning the Energy 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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