California Energy Commission
WEDNESDAY, April 27, 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).
- COMMISSION CO-SPONSORSHIP. Possible approval of a co-sponsorship request for the 25th Annual Utility Energy Forum in Tahoe City, California on May 4-6, 2005. Contact: David Maul.
- INTER-CON SECURITY SYSTEMS, INC. Possible approval of Contract 200-04-001, Amendment 1, to change the benefit amount paid to security staff. No change to total amount of the contract. The benefit increase is $.29 (from $2.54 to $2.83) for February 1, 2004 to January 31, 2005, and $.23 (from $2.83 to $3.06) for February 1, 2005 to January 31, 2006. Contact: Karen VanEgdon.
- EQUEST/D2COMPLY (Version 3.55). Possible approval of eQuest/D2Comply software as an Alternative Calculation Method (ACM) to use in demonstrating compliance with the 2001 Building Energy Efficiency Standards for Nonresidential Buildings (high rise residential buildings, and hotels and motels.) Contact: Bruce Maeda. (15 minutes)
- INTERNATIONAL ENERGY FUND (IEF). Possible approval of three proposals under IEF. The IEF provides pre-investment funding for selected California companies to implement energy projects in foreign countries, with a maximum award of $25,000 each. (IEF funded) Contact: Ignacio Garcia. (10 minutes)
- BROWN, VENCE & ASSOCIATION, $25,000
- PRINCETON DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, $25,000
- ONSITE ENERGY COMPANY, $25,000
- CALIFORNIA COASTAL COMMISSION. Possible approval of a Memorandum of Agreement between the California Coastal Commission and the California Energy Commission to ensure timely and effective coordination during the Energy Commission’s review of an Application for Certification (AFC) of a proposed site and related facilities in the coastal zone and under Energy Commission jurisdiction. Contact: Roger Johnson. (15 minutes)
- ENERGY SOLUTIONS. Possible approval of Contract 400-04-016 for $58,600 to develop seven case studies of California customers who have successfully installed equipment to reduce or shift peak use in response to price signals. Case Studies will be made publicly available on the Commission’s website. (ERPA funded) Contact: Michael Messenger. (15 minutes)
- PETERS SHORTHAND REPORTING CORPORATION. Possible approval of Contract 170-04-001 Amendment 1, of $60,000 and one year to extend the hearing reporter services for Siting Committee Hearings, workshops and other identified Siting Committee proceedings. This extension will retain the services of trained transcribers to produce verbatim transcripts as necessary. (ERPA funded) Contact: Katherine Nicholls. (5 minutes)
- REGENTS, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY. Possible approval of Contract 500-01-035 Amendment 1, for $100,000 and an 18-month contract extension to develop a cooling airflow design tool for under floor air distribution systems. (PIER funded) Contact: Martha Brook. (5 minutes)
- ECOINTERACTIVE, INC. Possible approval of Contract 500-04-021 for $405,254 to create an energy module for the Internet version of PLACE3S. (PIER funded) Contact: Gina Barkalow. (5 minutes)
- GAS TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE. Possible approval of Contract 500-04-026 for $199,872 to provide technical assistance for energy modeling work in the PIER environmental subject area including an energy module for the Internet version of PLACE3S planning tool. (PIER funded) Contact: Gina Barkalow. (5 minutes)
- KERR ENTERPRISES, INC. Consideration of an appeal by Kerr Enterprises, Inc., (KEI) by the Renewables Committee decision denying their request for an additional rebate of $2,885.17 under the Energy Commission’s Emerging Renewables Program. Contact: Tony Brasil (30 minutes)
- ALTOSTRATUS, INC. Possible approval of research funds allocated in PIER Work Authorization MR-026 (Project 2) under Contract 500-02-004 for $150,000 to Altostratus, Inc. This research project - Heat Islands Modeling - Phase II, would conduct meteorological modeling to evaluate potential air quality impacts from increased urban building and road construction. (PIER funded) Contact: Kelly Birkinshaw. (5 minutes)
- UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, RIVERSIDE. Possible approval of research funds allocated in PIER Work Authorization MR-026 (Project 3) under Contract 500-02-004 for $1,000,000 to UC Riverside. This research project would develop a seasonal air quality model for Central California; including investigating and evaluating an inter-basin air emission credits trading system. (PIER funded) Contact: Kelly Birkinshaw. (5 minutes)
- 2005 INTEGRATED ENERGY POLICY REPORT. Consideration and possible decision to initiate enforcement activities, including issuing a subpoena, for certain load serving entities. These entities are subject to the Energy Commission’s November 3, 2004, Order Adopting Demand Forecast and Price Information Forms and Instructions and January 19, 2005, Order Adopting Electricity Resources and Bulk Transmission Forms and Instructions. Contact: Caryn Holmes. (15 minutes)
Approval of the Minutes from the April 13, 2005, 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 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 20.
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