California Energy Commission
Wednesday, May 11, 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).
PETERS SHORTHAND REPORTING CORPORATION. Possible approval of Contact 150-04-001 Amendment 1, for $20,000 and an additional year to Peters Shorthand Reporting Corporation. This amendment will retain the services of hearing reporters and transcribers to produce transcripts for the Commission's Business Meetings, workshops, and hearings. (ERPA funded) Contact: Betty McCann.
SALTON SEA UNIT 6 POWER PROJECT (02-AFC-2C). Possible approval of a petition to add a binary-cycle turbine (Organic Rankine Cycle) to the existing steam turbine. The modifications will increase generation from 185 megawatts to 215 megawatts and enhance operational efficiencies. Contact: Connie Bruins. (10 minutes)
BOTTLE ROCK GEOTHERMAL POWER PLANT (79-AFC-4C). Possible approval of a petition to extend environmental monitoring during suspended facility operations. Contact: Nancy Tronaas. (10 minutes)
INTERNATIONAL ENERGY PROGRAM (IEP). Possible approval of funding for the top nine IEP proposals for selected California companies to implement a variety of energy projects in Mexico. There is $75,000 available for the first three proposals, with the remaining proposals contingent upon availability of additional funds. Maximum awards are $25,000 each. (ERPA funded) Contact: Ignacio Garcia. (10 minutes)
EL MONTE CITY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT. Possible approval of a $248,852 loan to the El Monte City Unified School District. This loan will augment the district's existing $1,310,300 loan for its cogeneration project at the central kitchen and is necessary to cover the cost of roof structural modifications to accommodate the cogeneration units. The cogeneration project is estimated to save the district $158,858 annually and will extend the simple payback from 8.2 to 9.8 years. (ECAA and/or Bond funded) Contact: Joseph Wang. (5 minutes)
GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES (OES). Possible approval of Contract 600-04-020 for $75,000 for OES for training and outreach services. Training will prepare organizations and personnel on how to request and receive fuel in the event of an emergency. The contractor will also update the State's Energy Emergency Contingency Plan. (ERPA funded) Contact: Robert Kennedy. (10 minutes)
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, SACRAMENTO FOUNDATION. Possible approval of Contract 200-96-010 Amendment 6, for $1,500,000 to CSUS Foundation. This amendment adds $500,000 to the student contract for each fiscal year 05/06, 06/07, and 07/08. (ERPA funded) Contact: Kyle Emigh. (10 minutes)
KEMA, INCORPORATED. Possible approval of Contract 500-04-027 for $3,194,028 with Kema, Inc., providing technical assistance to the Renewable Energy Program. The Renewable Energy Program distributes funds originally established by AB 1890 and SB 90 and subsequently by AB 995, SB 1194 and SB 1038, for the support of existing, new and emerging renewable energy projects, educating consumers about renewable energy. (RRTF and potentially other federal funds) Contact: Rachel Salazar. (10 minutes)
LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMMISSION (LGC). Possible approval of an amendment for $475,974 and a one-year extension to PIER Contract 500-03-004 Amendment 1, with the LGC. This extension will provide a more comprehensive assessment of the feasibility of a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) process for California communities when considering an expanded renewables portfolio. The amendment also provides additional analyses for more pilot communities and continues monitoring and reporting on the extended California Public Utilities Commission proceedings. (PIER funded) Contact: Hassan Mohammed. (10 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, January 19, 2005, Order Adopting Electricity Resources and Bulk Transmission Forms and Instructions, and March 2, 2005, Order Adopting Supplemental Electricity Resource Forms and Instructions related to scenarios and uncertainties. Contact: Caryn Holmes. (15 minutes)
Approval of the Minutes from the April 27, 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 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 17.
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