California Energy Commission
WEDNESDAY, March 30, 2005
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).
- STRATEGIC ENERGY INNOVATIONS (SEI). Possible approval of Contract 400-04-014 for $20,000 for SEI to be the Rebuild America Program Representative for Bay Area Region and the Central Valley. (Federal Trust Account-Rebuild America, Department of Energy funded) Contact: Maura Clark.
- STRATEGIC ENERGY INNOVATIONS (SEI). Possible approval of Contract 400-04-015 for $15,000 for SEI to market, coordinate and facilitate two meetings for the Rebuild America Multifamily Consortium. (Federal Trust Account-Rebuild America, Department of Energy funded) Contact: Maura Clark.
- SAN DIEGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT. Possible approval of a $25,000 Grant to partially fund a consultant(s) as a liaison to ensure that all new schools in the district are built to the Collaborative for High Performance Schools criteria and to establish a High Performance School Task Force. (U.S. Dept. of Energy funded) Contact: Maura Clark.
- ASSOCIATION OF MONTEREY BAY AREA GOVERNMENTS. Possible approval of a $15,000 Grant to continue efforts to establish a regional energy office, develop a regional energy plan document and provide energy efficiency education to member jurisdictions. (U.S. Dept. of Energy funded) Contact: Maura Clark.
- CITY OF SACRAMENTO. Possible approval of a $10,000 Grant to fund a consultant(s) to train staff on the use of the City's Utility Account Management System, an energy accounting software program and to provide a training manual for future employees. (U.S. Dept. of Energy funded) Contact: Maura Clark.
- APS ENERGY SERVICES (APS) APPEAL. Consideration of an APS appeal of the Energy Commission Executive Director's decision denying, in part, their application for confidentiality pursuant to California Code of Regulations, title 20, section 2505(a)(3). APS requested a confidentiality designation for the retail electricity price forecast data submitted to the 2005 Integrated Energy Policy Report proceeding. After review of the application and data the Executive Director denied APS's application. (Docket No. 04-IEP-1D) Contact: Tom Glaviano. (30 minutes)
- BLYTHE ENERGY, LLC. Possible approval of a petition to raise carbon monoxide emission limits during gas turbine startups and shutdowns, reduce CO emission limits during normal operations, and make other changes. Contact: Steve Munro (5 minutes).
- 2005 NONRESIDENTIAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS COMPLIANCE MANUAL. Possible approval of the 2005 Nonresidential Energy Efficiency Standards Compliance Manual (Manual), that explains the Standards requirements. The 2005 Building Energy Efficiency Standards were adopted in November 2003 and are scheduled to become effective October 1, 2005. The Manual explains the Standards requirements and how they are properly used by building officials, building system designers, engineers, architects, trainers, staff, and others for compliance, enforcement and training purposes. Contact: Mazi Shirakh. (5 minutes)
- 2005 RESIDENTIAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS COMPLIANCE MANUAL. Possible approval of the 2005 Residential Energy Efficiency Standards Compliance Manual (Manual). The 2005 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Standards) were adopted in November 2003 and are scheduled to become effective on October 1, 2005. The Manual explains the Standards requirements and how they are properly used by building officials, building system designers, engineers, architects, trainers, staff, and others for compliance, enforcement and training purposes. Contact: Mazi Shirakh. (5 minutes)
- ENERGYPRO 4.0. Consideration and possible certification of the compliance software program, EnergyPro 4.0, for use in complying with the 2005 residential building energy efficiency standards. Contact: Rob Hudler. (5 minutes)
- MICROPAS 7.0. Consideration and possible certification of the compliance software program, MICROPAS 7.0, for use in complying with the 2005 residential building energy efficiency standards. Contact: Rob Hudler. (5 minutes)
- CALIFORNIA COMMISSIONING COLLABORATIVE. Possible approval of Contract 400-04-013 for $50,000 to develop a training curriculum and provide training for the 2005 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Parts 1 and 6) acceptance requirements. (SEP funded) Contact: Tav Commins. (5 minutes)
- CITY OF SAN BUENAVENTURA. Possible approval of a loan for $337,920 to the city of San Buenaventura to install energy efficient lighting, energy management controls and variable frequency drive projects at various city buildings. These projects are estimated to save about $138,000 annually and have a simple payback of 2.5 years. (ECAA and/or Bond funded) Contact: Joseph Wang. (5 minutes)
- POWERLIGHT CORPORATION. Possible approval of Contract 500-04-022 for $2,730,261 to conduct Zero Energy New Homes research, development, and demonstration. (PIER funded) Contact: Nancy Jenkins. (5 minutes)
- ARCHITECTURAL ENERGY CORPORATION. Possible approval of Contract 500-04-024 for $2,904,938 to conduct Zero Energy New Home research, development, and demonstration. (PIER funded) Contact: Nancy Jenkins. (5 minutes)
- 2005 INTEGRATED ENERGY POLICY REPORT. Consideration and possible decision to initiate enforcement activities, including issuing a subpoena, for certain load serving entities subject to the Energy Commission's November 3, 2004 Order Adopting Demand Forecast and Price Information Forms and Instructions and January 19, 2-005 Order Adopting Electricity Resources and Bulk Transmission Forms and Instructions. Contact: Caryn Holmes. (15 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.
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.
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