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California Energy Commission
Business Meeting

WEDNESDAY, August 10, 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/.


THE COMMISSION WILL CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

  1. AMP RESOURCES (SURPRISE VALLEY), LLC. Possible approval of a proposed change, from Lake City Geothermal, LLC, to Amp Resources (Surprise Valley), LLC, which reflects both a change in name and in ownership of the original grant applicant. The grant award was approved under the 2003 Geothermal Resources Development Account (GRDA) Solicitation, but the ownership changed before the Funding Agreement was signed. (GRDA Funded) Contact: Gail Wiggett. (5 minutes)


  2. APPLIANCE EFFICIENCY REGULATIONS PROPOSED AMENDMENTS. The Notice of Proposed Action (NOPA) for the current Appliance Efficiency Regulations Rulemaking, Docket 05-AAER-1, noticed a hearing for adopting the proposed amendments at the August 10, 2005 Business Meeting. The Efficiency Committee has determined the need to issue changes to the 45-Day Language (in the form of 15-Day Language). Therefore, the Commission will not consider adopting the proposed amendments at the August 10, 2005 Business Meeting. Interested parties may comment on any aspect of the proposed regulations. Contact: Jim Holland. (5 minutes)


  3. ANTELOPE VALLEY UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT. Possible approval of a request to include Energy Management System to the scope of work to the Antelope Valley Union High School District loan. The district received a $2,000,000 loan from the Energy Commission for the installation of energy efficient lighting and controls, and the replacement of old heat pumps on portable classrooms district wide. There is no change to the loan funding. (ECCA/Bond funded) Contact: Claudia Orlando. (5 minutes)


  4. TRUSTEES OF THE CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY (CSU). Possible approval of eleven grant applications totaling $823,638 to the Energy Innovations Small Grant Program in response to Solicitation Cycle 04-02. (PIER funded)
    Contact Alec Jenkins. (10 minutes)

    1. California Institute of Technology, Silicon Nanorod Solar Cells, $75,000


    2. University of California, Irvine, Metallic interconnects for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) systems: Surface engineering for improved durability and reduced contact resistance, $75,000

    3. Ekster and Associates, Development of optimization software for an activated sludge system, $75,000

    4. WebCore Technologies, Inc., Improved Wind Turbine Blade Design with advanced composite materials and process, $74,627

    5. Advanced Engine Technologies Corp., ION sense based air/fuel ratio control in stationary I/C engines, $74,011

    6. Michigan State University, Performance enhancement of Microturbines by using wave rotor technology, $75,000

    7. Brayton Energy, LLC, SolarCat Critical Technology Demonstration, $75,000

    8. Advanced Conservation Technology, Inc., non-restrictive pressure relieve heat trap, $75,000

    9. University of California, Merced, Concentrating Triple-Junction PV Systems for distributed power generation, $75,000

    10. Clean Energy Systems, Inc., Alternative synthetic fuels injector tests, $75,000

    11. Kebaili Corporation, Hydrogen Micro-Sensor for real-time diagnostic of transformer oil, $75,000

  5. LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY. Possible approval of Contract 500-05-006 for $250,000 with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for codes and standards enhancement activities supporting high-slope residential cool roofs.
    (PIER funded) Contact: Chris Scruton. (10 minutes)


  6. CENTER FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE TECHNOLOGIES. Possible approval of Contract 500-05-005 for $799,758 with the Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies to provide a complete and comprehensive conceptual transmission development plan, that will allow approximately 4000 megawatts of wind power in the Tehachapi area and 2000 megawatts of geothermal power in the Imperial Valley area, to reach load centers in California; and establish the institutional cooperation needed for the transmission plans to be implemented, constructed, and energy provided to consumers. (PIER funded)
    Contact: Clare Laufenberg. (10 minutes)


  7. Minutes

    Approval of the July 27, 2005 Business Meeting Minutes.


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


  9. Chief Counsel's Report

    Approval of the July 27, 2005 Business Meeting Minutes. 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)].


  10. Executive Director's Report

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


  11. Legislative Director's Report


  12. Public Adviser's Report


  13. 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.

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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