California Energy Commission
July 27, 2005
1516 Ninth Street
Hearing Room A, First Floor
Sacramento, California 95814
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).
- WINESECRETS. Possible approval of Contract 500-02-009 Amendment 1, for a no-cost time extension with Winesecrets to allow more time to monitor the performance of a large stationary electrodialysis system at a major wine producer. (PIER funded) Contact: Rajesh Kapoor
- WALNUT ENERGY CENTER. Possible consideration and approval of a petition to increase the number of wells drilled and to increase the size of the drilling area to provide backup and "bridge" (interim) water supply for the facility. The bridge period is defined as the time between the start of commercial operation and either Dec. 31, 2006 or when recycled water from the City of Turlock's waste water treatment plant is available to the facility, whichever is earlier. (Docket No. 02-AFC-4C) Contact: Lance Shaw. (10 minutes).
- MERCEDES-BENZ USA, LLC. Possible approval of Contract 600-05-001, a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Merceds-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA), to demonstrate one or more MBUSA hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. The Department of General Services, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the Energy Commission will jointly sign the MOU with MBUSA. The Energy Commission will demonstrate several hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in the Sacramento area, gather data and provide new vehicle technology information to the public. This demonstration is funded and supported through the U.S. Department of Energy's "FreedomCAR" program. Contact: Jim Folkman. (10 minutes)
- TRUSTEES OF THE CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITIES. Possible approval of Contract 500-98-014 Amendment 4, with Trustees of the California State Universities, to add $8 million to the Energy Innovations Small Grant Program (EISG) agreement and to extend it by two years. This amendment also includes adding a one year gas ratepayer-funded public interest component to the EISG program. (PIER funded) Contact: Alec Jenkins. (10 minutes)
- SCIENCE APPLICATON INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (SIAC). Possible approval of Contract 500-01-007 Amendment 2, augmenting the contract by $1,200,000 and extending it by one year to continue technical support of the on-going PIER projects. (PIER funded) Contact: Mike Magaletti. (10 minutes)
Approval of the July 13, 2005 Business Meeting Minutes.
- 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
Closed session may be held on personnel matters.
[Authority: Government Code, Section 11126(a).]
- Legislative Director's Report
- Public Adviser's Report
- Public Comment
- ASSIGNMENT OF COMMITTEE TO THE CALIFORNIA PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION RULEMAKING. Consideration to participate in the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) OIR R.05-06-040 relative to confidentiality for electricity procurement and the approval of staff's recommendation that the Electricity Committee provide policy guidance. Contact: Jennifer Tachera (10 minutes).
IN ADDITION TO THE AGENDA THAT WENT OUT ON JULY 13, 2005, THE COMMISSION WILL TAKE A VOTE TO CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING ITEM:
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.
The Energy Commission now has wireless Internet access available in the atrium, coffee shop and library
Energy Commission Web Site -- www.energy.ca.gov