California Energy Commission
WEDNESDAY, August 24, 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).
COMMISSION BUSINESS MEETING SCHEDLE. Possible approval of the 2006 Energy Commission Business Meeting Schedule. Contact: Betty McCann.
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA RIVERSIDE. Possible approval of Contract 600-05-002 for $10,000 to co-sponsor the University of California, Environmental Research Institute's Fifteenth International Symposium on Alcohol Fuels (ISAF XV) to be held at the Hyatt Islandia Hotel in San Diego, September 26-28, 2005. (ERPA funded) Contact: Mike McCormack.
AWS TRUEWIND, LLC. Possible approval of Contract 500-03-006, Amendment 2, for a no-cost time extension. Unplanned delays require this extension to complete the one-year datasets necessary to validate the updates to California wind maps. (PIER funded) Contact: Mike Kane.
CADER, INC. Possible approval of Contract 500-05-008 for $10,000 with CADER (California Alliance for Distributed Energy Resources) to co-sponsor a conference to discuss distributed energy resource issues and actions to bring cost effective and clean energy resources to the California marketplace. (PIER funded) Contact: Arthur Soinski.
THOMAS F. TARANTO. Possible approval of Contract 400-05-002 for $12,000 to Thomas Taranto to conduct an assessment of the Compressed Air System at DelMonte Foods, Modesto plant. The project will also produce a case study with recommendations for industry to improve compressed air system efficiencies, and is part of the Energy Commission's Food Industry Resource Efficiency Program. (ERPA funded) Contact: Ricardo Amon.
ROSEVILLE ENERGY PARK. Possible approval of a petition to reduce the amount of habitat compensation acreage necessary to mitigate the potential impacts to the vernal pool ecosystem based on final selection of the natural gas pipeline route. (Docket No. 03-AFC-1C) Contact: Donna Stone. (5 minutes)
MOUNTAINVIEW POWER PROJECT. Possible approval of a petition to delay the completion of the facility color treatment from 30 days before the facility's first turbine fire to no more than 90 days after commercial operation. (Docket No. 00-AFC-2C) Contact: Donna Stone. (5 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)
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY. Possible approval of Contract 500-05-007 for $1,396,000 to Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to develop recommendations to improve hot water equipment and system efficiencies in California homes. This project will provide hot water distribution system data, analyses and recommendations to the 2008 Title 24 Residential Building Energy Efficiency Standards proceeding. (PIER funded) Contact: Martha Brook. (10 minutes)
ENERGY ACTION PLAN II. Possible adoption of the August Draft Energy Action Plan II. This plan was created jointly by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and the Energy Commission and provides a coordinated implementation plan for state energy policies. The CPUC is scheduled to consider the same draft at its August 25, 2005 business meeting. Contact: Thom Kelly. (30 minutes)
2005 INTEGRATED ENERGY POLICY REPORT. Consideration of appeals filed by Southern California Edison Company, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, and San Diego Gas and Electric Company of the Energy Commission Executive Director's Notice of Intent to Release Aggregated Data (June 3, 2005). Staff, the utilities, and other parties will be allowed to present pre-filed testimony and conduct cross examination on this matter. Contact: Caryn Holmes. (4 hours)
Approval of the August 10, 2005 Business Meetings Minutes.
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)].
Closed session may be held on personnel matters.
[Authority: Government Code, Section 11126(a).]
Legislative Director's Report
Public Adviser's Report
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
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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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