California Energy Commission
WEDNESDAY, October 6, 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.
Please see information at: www.energy.ca.gov/webcast/.
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-SPONSORSHIPS. Possible approval of two co-sponsorship requests for which the Energy Commission will provide money, staff time and the use of its name.
- Succeeding with Home Performance 2005 Training Event, January 25-26, 2005, Marriott Hotel, San Ramon, California. Contact: Randel Riedel, (916) 654-4109.
- Lake Arrowhead Transportation-Land Use-Environment Connection, $5,000, October 24-26, 2004, Lake Arrowhead, California. Contact: Mike Smith, (916) 654-4604.
- INLAND EMPIRE UTILITIES AGENCY. Possible approval of Contract 400-02-005 Amendment 1, for a change in scope of work and a one-year no cost time extension. The change in the scope of work will lead to a reduction in overall project cost from $8 million to $6 million and an increase in biogas power production from 750-kilowatts to1,500-kilowatts. There is also an additional six-month monitoring and testing period. Contact: Zhiqin Zhang, (916) 654-4063.
- ASPEN ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP. Possible approval of Contract 700-02-004 Amendment 1, to allow the procurement of applicable software and/or software licenses to complete assigned work already described in the scope of work. Contact: Mary Dyas, (916) 651-8891.
- AMERICAN COUNCIL FOR AN ENERGY EFFICIENT ECONOMY. Possible approval of Contract 500-04-007 for $20,000 to co-sponsor the 2004 Emerging Technologies Conference. (PIER funded) Contact: Steve Williams, (916) 654-4050.
- LA PALOMA GENERATING PROJECT. Possible approval of a petition to clarify startup-shutdown parameters, increase startup NOx hourly emission limits, clarify ammonia injection requirements and other changes that affect air quality conditions of certification. (Docket No. 98-AFC-2C) Contact: Nancy Tronaas, (916) 654-3864. (5 minutes)
- BLYTHE TRANSMISSION LINE AMENDMENT. Assignment of a Siting Committee to oversee the six-month Blythe Transmission Line Amendment proceedings. (Docket No. 99-AFC-2C) Contact: Jack Caswell, (916) 653-0062. (5 minutes)
- ENERGY EFFICIENCY REVENUE BOND PROGRAM. Consideration and possible approval of a transfer of rights and responsibilities from the California Consumer Power and Conservation Financing Authority (CPA) to the California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank (Infrastructure Bank) regarding the Energy Efficiency Series 2003a and future bonds. Contact: Jane Heinz, (916) 654-4502. (5 minutes)
- RECONCILIATION OF RETAILER CLAIMS, 2003 REPORT. Possible approval of the SB 1305 (Public Utilities Code Section 398-5(e)) report, Reconciliation of Retailer Claims, 2003, to be submitted to the California Public Utilities Commission about retail power source claims made to consumers. Contact: Jason Orta, (916) 653-5851. (5 minutes)
- SITING RULEMAKING OIR. Consideration and possible adoption of an Order Instituting Rulemaking to adopt, repeal and amend various regulations pertaining to the Energy Commission's Rules of Practice and Site Certification. Contact Kristy Chew, (916) 654-3929. (5 minutes)
- BRIAN T. CASTELLI. Possible approval of Contract 160-01-001 Amendment 1, for $74,308, to extend the term and augment the Budget for the consultant to assist the Energy Commission in tracking important national energy policy developments and to advise the Commission on how to best represent the State's energy interests before Congress and Federal agencies. (ERPA funded) Contact: Cecile Martin, (916) 654-4942. (5 minutes)
- LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY. Possible approval of Contract 500-04-005 for $600,000 to conduct research on residential ventilation technologies and to develop ventilation options for California homes, in support of the 2008 Title-24 Residential Building Energy Efficiency Standards. (PIER funded) Contact: Martha Brook, (916) 654-4068. (5 minutes)
- BRUCE WILCOX. Possible approval of Contract 500-04-006 for $965,053 with Bruce Wilcox, P.E., to lead a team that will conduct research on attic energy performance, evaporative cooling equipment performance and air handler fan efficiency, in support of the 2008 Title-24 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. (PIER funded) Contact: Martha Brook, (916) 654-4068. (5 minutes)
- UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT DAVIS, OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR FOR RESEARCH SPONSORED PROGRAMS. Possible approval of Contract 300-97-009 Amendment 8, for $107,000, to add funds and extend the contract for one year (until December 31, 2005) for the Davis student interns to provide support for electric, natural gas and petroleum forecasting, demand and infrastructure analysis. (ERPA funded) Contact: Leigh Stamets, (916) 654-4510. (5 minutes)
Approval of Minutes from previous Energy Commission meetings.
- 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).]
- Legislative Director's Report
- Public Adviser's Report
- Public Comment
People may speak up to five minutes on any matter concerning the Energy Commission.
IN ADDITION TO THE AGENDA THAT WENT OUT ON SEPTEMBER 24, 2004, THE COMMISSION WILL TAKE A VOTE TO CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING ITEMS. ONCE THE VOTE IS TAKEN THE COMMISSION WILL POSSIBLY CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:
- CALIFORNIA POWER AUTHORITY. Possible approval of an MOU, 400-04-005, transferring management of the Demand Reserves Partnership Program (DRPP) from the California Power Authority to the Energy Commission. This also authorizes the Executive Director to execute future contracts pursuant to the transfer program. Contact: E. V. (Al) Garcia, (916) 654-4045. (5 minutes)
- CALIFORNIA INDEPENDENT SYSTEM OPERATOR SUBPOENA. Consideration and possible adoption of a subpoena directing the California Independent System Operator to provide data relevant to issues associated with resource adequacy for the summer of 2005. Contact: Caryn Holmes, (916) 654-4178. (5 minutes)
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 the above Item.
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