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California Energy Commission
Business Meeting

Wednesday, February 2, 2005

1516 Ninth Street
Hearing Room A, First Floor
Sacramento, California 95814
10 a.m.
(Wheelchair Accessible)

  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. SACRAMENTO MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT. Possible approval of Contract 500-00-034 Amendment 1, for a no-cost time extension from March 30, 2005 to March 30, 2006, for their contract on renewables. This contract was delayed in starting and additional time is needed for completion. (PIER funded) Contact: Prab Sethi

    2. LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY. Possible approval of Contract 500-01-023 Amendment 1, for a one year, no-cost time extension from April 1, 2005 to March 31, 2006. This contract will complete the research on an electrochromic (EC) window, a new type of window with light transmittance properties which can be electrically controlled. High construction costs of a special facility, subsequent redesign and procurement issues regarding the windows delayed the project by nearly a year. All the other tasks have been completed satisfactorily. (PIER funded) Contact: Chris Scruton

    1. SAN DIEGO GAS & ELECTRIC (SDG&E) APPEAL. Consideration of an appeal by SDG&E's of the Energy Commission Executive Director's decision denying their application for confidentiality pursuant to California Code of Regulations, title 20, section 2505(a)(3). When SDG&E submitted retail electricity price forecast data as part of the 2005 Integrated Energy Policy Report proceeding they requested a confidentiality designation for the data submitted. Upon review of the application and data, the Executive Director denied SDG&E's application. (Docket No. 04-IEP-1D) Contact: Fernando De Leon. (30 minutes)

    2. EL SEGUNDO POWER II LLC REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT. Possible approval of the Commission's new proposed decision and errata. On January 19, 2005, the Commission voted to reconsider, on its own motion, its December 23, 2004 decision. At this meeting, the Commission will consider an order on reconsideration to provide a new decision and errata. (Docket No. 00-AFC-14) Contact: Bill Chamberlain. (20 minutes)

    3. 2005 INTEGRATED ENERGY POLICY REPORT. Consideration to initiate enforcement activities for certain load serving entities subject to the Energy Commission's November 3, 2004, retail price data submittal order. Contact: Caryn Holmes. (15 minutes)

    4. DISTRIBUTED GENERATION INTERCONNECTION RULES. Possible approval of an Integrated Energy Policy Report Committee report recommending changes to interconnection rules contained in Rule 21 utility tariffs (Publication CEC-100-2005-003- CTF). If approved, this recommendation will be transferred to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) for further consideration in CPUC docket R.04-03-017. Contact: Scott Tomashefsky. (15 minutes)

    5. KNOWLEDGE STRUCTURES, INC. (KSI). Consideration to amend existing California Multiple Awards Schedule (CMAS) adding $249,250 and extend the contract term from August 31, 2005 to January 31, 2006. KSI will assist staff to prepare, evaluate and award the Request for Proposal to a technical operator to develop and operate the Western Renewable Energy Generation Information System (WREGIS). KSI will also assist in developing and evaluating the Request for Offers to hire temporary information technology WREGIS project staff. (Renewable Resources Trust Fund and Consumer Education Account funded) Contact: Rasa Keanini. (5 minutes)

    6. LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY. Possible approval of Work Authorization #UC MR-036, (PIER Research Agreement 500-02-004), for up to $1,600,000, to develop and conduct demonstrations of real-time software tools for the electric transmission system operation and reliability. These tools will perform a fast voltage security assessment and provide operators a display of information from a network of phasor monitoring units. Researchers will work closely with CAISO operators and their member utilities in development activities. (PIER funded) Contact: Jamie Patterson. (5 minutes)

    7. Minutes

      Approval of the Minutes from the January 19, 2005 business meetings.

    8. Commission Committee and Oversight

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

    9. 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)].

    10. Executive Director’s Report

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

    11. Legislative Director’s Report

    12. Public Adviser's Report

    13. 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.

    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

    Should you wish to participate via telephone, call toll free 1-888-823-5065 on Business Meeting days after 10:01 a.m. (PDT). When asked, please answer "Business Meeting and Mr. Jerome Lee" and the operator will connect you into the meeting. Should you want to speak on a specific item, please inform the operator that you want to speak and the item number.

    Please note that while the Commission affords members of the public the opportunity to participate by telephone, the Commission strongly encourages public comments to be made in person because there are occasional technical problems with the Commission’s telephonic link. The Commission will make every effort to avoid these problems. However, it is the responsibility of the person wishing to make a comment to ensure that such comment is received by the Commission. As such, if you intend to make comments by phone, the Commission recommends that a written comment also be submitted either by facsimile or email to the Public Adviser by 5 p.m. two days prior to the Scheduled Business Meeting.

    Should you wish to connect via the WebCast, the new address is: www.energy.ca.gov/webcast/

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