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California Energy Commission
Business Meeting

July 13, 2005

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

Note: Audio from this meeting will be broadcast over the Internet.
Please see information at: www.energy.ca.gov/webcast/


  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. CONTRACTORS' STATE LICENSE BOARD. Possible approval of a Memorandum of Understanding 400-05-001 between the Energy Commission and the Contractors' State Licensing Board to promote common goals that will improve the performance of licensed contractors to comply with the Building Energy Efficiency Standards. Contact: John Eash.

    2. CALPINE GILROY COGNERATION. Consideration and possible approval to modify certification to change the source of power plant cooling water from on site well water to recycled wastewater. Contact: Marc Pryor.

    3. CALPINE KING CITY COGENERATION. Consideration and possible approval to modify Air Quality conditions that will match new air district conditions pertaining to air emission monitoring requirements. Contact: Marc Pryor.

    4. LA PALOMA GENERATING PROJECT. Possible approval of the Petition to transfer equity ownership in the La Paloma Generating Company to the La Paloma Acquisition Co., LLC, a subsidiary of Complete Energy Holdings, LLC. (98-AFC-2C) Contact: Nancy Tronaas.

  2. PASTORIA ENERGY FACILITY EXPANSION PROJECT. Possible approval of the Executive Director's recommendation regarding data adequacy for the Pastoria Energy Facility Expansion Project Application for Certification. (Docket No. 05-AFC-1) Contact: James Reede. (10 minutes)

  3. PASTORIA ENERGY FACILITY EXPANSION PROJECT COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENT. Possible Committee appointment for the Pastoria Energy Facility Expansion Project Application for Certification. (Docket No. 05-AFC-1) Contact: James Reede. (5 minutes)

  4. CITY OF REEDLEY. Possible approval of a loan to the city of Reedley for $82,486. The City will replace incandescent traffic signal lights and pedestrian modules with energy efficient light emitting diode (LED) modules and install battery backup systems at several intersections. This project is estimated to save about $19,590 annually in reduced energy cost and has a simple payback of 4.2 years. (ECAA and/or Bond funded) Contact: David Rubens. (5 minutes)

  5. ENERGYSOFT, LLC. Possible approval of Contract 500-05-003 for $123,788 to review the PIER Buildings research portfolio and develop recommendations to incorporate all relevant research products into the 2008 Title 24 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. (PIER funded) Contact: Norm Bourassa. (10 minutes)

  6. CENTER FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE TECHNOLOGIES. Possible approval of Contract 500-04-031 for $799,758 to establish the Imperial Valley and Tehachapi Implementation Groups that will identify transmission strategies to ensure that electricity from the Imperial Valley and Tehachapi renewable resources area can be effectively delivered to consumers. (PIER funded) Contact: Clare Laufenberg. (10 minutes)

  7. THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT – CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY (CIEE). Possible approval of Contract 500-01-043 Amendment 2, for $3,500,000 to fund additional work under the task: Demand Response (DR) Enabling Technology Development (ETD) project; and add a second task: Control and Communications Integration (C2I). Both tasks focus on research that allows customers demand response technology preferences to be automatically engaged. (PIER funded) Contact: David Michel. (10 minutes)

  8. 2005 INTEGRATED ENERGY POLICY REPORT. Consideration of appeals filed by Southern California Edison, PG&E, and San Diego Gas & Electric of the Energy Commission Executive Director Notice of Intent to Release Aggregated Data, dated June 3, 2005. Staff and the investor-owned utilities will be allowed to present testimony on this matter. Contact: Caryn Holmes. (2 hours)

  9. Minutes
    Approval of the June 22, 2005 Business Meeting Minutes.

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

  11. 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)].

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

  13. Legislative Director's Report

  14. Public Adviser's Report

  15. Public Comment

  16. 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.

    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 to also 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 e-mail to the Public Adviser by (5 p.m.) two days prior to the Scheduled Business Meeting.

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