California Energy Commission
Wednesday, May 25, 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).
- ICF CONSULTING. Possible approval of Contract 600-02-004 Amendment 1, for a no-cost, one year time extension to ICF Consulting. This contract will continue to provide technical support for the transportation fuels program. (ERPA funded) Contact: Sherry Stoner.
- TIAX, LLC. Possible approval of Contract 600-02-003 Amendment 1, for a no-cost, one year time extension to TIAX, LLC. This contract will continue to provide technical support for the transportation fuels programs. (ERPA funded) Contact: Sherry Stoner.
- ELECTRIC POWER RESEARCH INSTITUTE. Possible approval of Contract 500-02-014 Amendment 2, substituting the obligation for this contract from Energy Innovations Institute (E2I) to Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). This amendment will change the contract rates, invoice and project management structure. (PIER funded) Contact: Nancy Libonati.
- ELECTRIC POWER RESEARCH INSTITUTE. Possible approval of Contract 500-01-025 Amendment 2, substituting the obligation for this contract from Energy Innovations Institute (E2I) to Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). This amendment will change the contract rates and add invoice flexibility. (PIER funded) Contact: Nancy Libonati.
- ALTEK MEDIA GROUP. Possible approval of Contract 400-04-018 for $11,476 to Altek Media Group for the production of an Internet only video. This video is part of the Commission's involvement in the Oregon Department of Energy contract to implement the Western State's Food-Processing Resource Efficiency Partnership Program. (ERPA reimbursement from R400-04-003) Contact: Ricardo Amon.
- CITY OF LA QUINTA. Consideration and possible approval of the city of La Quinta's proposed early adoption and enforcement of the 2005 Building energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Part 6). Contact: Rob Hudler.
- HIGH WINDS, LLC, PHASE 2 WIND PROJECT. Possible approval of New Renewable Resources Account Funding Award Agreement REN-01-078 Amendment 1, for a no-cost time extension to allow for the increase in the project's generating capacity. Contact: Tony Goncalves.
- BLYTHE II. Consideration and possible approval of Commissioner Geesman as the Presiding Member of the Blythe II Siting Committee. Contact: Garret Shean. (5 minutes)
- BRITTAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT. Possible approval of a $41,615 loan to the Brittan Elementary School District. This loan will fund the retrofit of the existing lighting system with more energy efficient equipment and is estimated to save approximately $4,626 annually in reduced energy costs with a simple payback of approximately 9 years. (ECAA and/or Bond funded) Contact: Claudia Orlando. (5 minutes)
- COLFAX ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT. Possible approval of a $27,400 loan to the Colfax Elementary School District. This loan will fund the retrofit of the existing lighting system with more energy efficient equipment and is estimated to save approximately $12,094 annually in reduced energy costs with a simple payback of approximately 2.3 years. (ECAA and/or Bond funded) Contact: Claudia Orlando. (5 minutes)
- WEST BASIN MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT. Possible approval of Contract 500-04-028 for $50,000 to demonstrate an energy efficient, cost effective seawater desalination process. (PIER funded) Contact: Shahid Chaudhry. (10 minutes)
- REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-SAN DIEGO, SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY. Possible approval of $200,000 in research funds allocated in PIER Work Authorization MR-039 under Contract 500-02-004 to UC San Diego. This proposal funds research that will evaluate the use of various atmospheric models coupled with regional hydrologic models to generate forecasts for hydropower generation in both California and the Pacific Northwest. These models will also be used to develop seasonal temperature forecasts to estimate California electricity demand. (PIER funded). Contact: Joe O'Hagan (10 minutes)
- ECOS CONSULTING. Possible approval of Contract 500-04-030 for $688,975 to Ecos Consulting to investigate battery charger and power supply energy use. (PIER funded) Contact: Brad Meister. (10 minutes)
- SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON (SCE). Possible approval of Contract 500-04-029 for $1,519,916 with SCE to develop a transmission line decision framework, Planning Alternative Corridors for Transmission (PACT). PACT will provide an objective, comprehensive, consistent and transparent analysis so stakeholders can better understand the outcomes and tradeoffs of proposed alternative transmission line routes. (PIER funded) Contact: Linda Spiegel. (10 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, 2005 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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