California Energy Commission
Wednesday, October 20, 2004
1516 Ninth Street
Hearing Room A, First Floor
Sacramento, California 95814
Note: Audio from this meeting will be broadcast over the Internet.
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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-sponsorships requests for which the Energy Commission will provide money, staff time, travel expenses and the use of its name for the following events:
- Annual Border Energy Forum Conference, $3,000, October 21-22, 2004, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. Contact: Ignacio Garcia, (916) 654-4818.
- Weststart-Calstart "2020: California's Transportation Energy Future" Conference, $3,000, December 2, 2004, Los Angeles. Contact: Mike Smith, (916) 654-3787.
- HIGH DESERT POWER PROJECT, LLC. Possible approval of a petition to modify air quality conditions of certification for the High Desert Power Project relating to startup of the combustion turbines and other technical changes. Docket No. 97-AFC-1C. Contact: Steve Munro, (916) 654-3936.
- WILDFLOWER LARKSPUR ENERGY FACILITY. Consideration and possible approval of a petition to change the operator for the Larkspur Energy Facility from InterGen Operating Company, LLC to DGC Operations, LLC. (Docket No. 01-EP-01C) Contact: Connie Bruins, (916) 654-4545.
- WILDFLOWER INDIGO ENERGY FACILITY. Consideration and possible approval of a petition to change the operator for the Indigo Energy Facility for InterGen Operating Company, LLC to DGC Operations, LLC. (Docket No. 01-EP-02C) Contact: Connie Bruins, (916) 654-4545.
- BLYTHE ENERGY TRANSMISSION LINE PROJECT. Request to assign a Committee for the Blythe Energy, LLC's request to amend the Commission Decision and modify the power plant project for the development of new transmission lines. (Docket No. 99-AFC-8C) Contact: Jack W. Caswell, (916) 653-0062. (5 minutes)
- LOS ESTEROS CRITICAL ENERGY FACILITY, LLC. Possible approval of a petition from Los Esteros Critical Energy Facility, LLC to allow the project to remain with its existing transmission tap line connection to the PG&E Los Esteros Substation. (Docket No. 01-AFC-12C). Contact: Lance Shaw, (916) 653-1227. (5 minutes)
- NATURAL GAS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PLAN. Possible adoption of a Commission resolution delegating responsibility to the Commission's R&D Committee for coordinating the preparation of the natural gas R&D plan due to the California Public Utilities Commission October 31, 2004. Contact: Ron Kukulka, (916) 654-4185. (5 minutes)
- CALIFORNIA CLIMATE ACTION REGISTRY. Possible approval of a grant for $200,000 to the California Climate Action Registry to support development of industry-specific software modules, recruitment of additional Registry participants and development of a GHG portfolio risk pilot project. (PIER funded) Contact: Pierre deVair, (916) 653-8685. (5 minutes)
- NEW POWER TECHNOLOGIES. Possible approval of Contract 500-04-008 for $5,449,012 to expand the demonstration of a methodology to quantify the potential for increased network efficiency, reliability and improved performance from distributed energy resources on a complex utility system. (PIER funded) Contact: Linda Kelly, (916) 654-4815. (5 minutes)
- CALIFORNIA POWER AUTHORITY. Possible approval of an Memorandum of Understanding 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 for the transfer program. Contact: E.V. (Al) Garcia, (916) 654-4045. (5 minutes)
Approval of the Minutes from the October 6, 2004 business meeting.
- Commission Committee and Oversight
A discussion on Commission Committee and Oversight matters may be held.
- 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)].
- Executive Director's Report
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 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 14.
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Margret Kim, Public Adviser -- (916) 654-4489 or (800) 822-6228
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