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California Energy Commission
Business Meeting

WEDNESDAY, September 7, 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. 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. NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STATE ENERGY OFFICIALS (NASEO). Possible approval of Contract 150-05-001 for $10,540 to pay annual membership dues and meeting fees for NASEO. (ERPA funded) Contact: Scott Matthews.


    2. AMERICAN COUNCIL FOR AN ENERGY—EFFICIENT ECONOMY (ACEEE). Possible approval of $4,998 to co-sponsor the ACEEE's biennial Summer Study on Efficiency in Industry. Contact: Rajesh Kapoor.


  2. APPLIANCE EFFICIENCY REGULATIONS. Possible consideration and adoption of the Amendments to Appliance Efficiency Regulations published as Express Terms of Proposed Regulations (15-Day Language), August 19, 2005.
    Contact: Jim Holland. (10 minutes)


  3. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE), LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY. Possible approval of Work Authorization Number MR-040, Contract 500-02-004, not to exceed $500,000 with the DOE, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. This work authorization will support the development and testing of a water-energy model. The purpose of this model is to allow the quantification of physical and economic sensitivity of surface and groundwater supplies and electricity demand.
    (PIER funded) Contact: Joe O'Hagan. (5 minutes)


  4. VALLEY ENERGY EFFICIENCY CORPORATION. Possible approval of Contract 500-05-010 for $395,303 with the Valley Energy Efficiency Corporation to conduct the technical and market analyses necessary to determine the best ways to achieve a 30 percent efficiency improvement in gas storage water heaters. (PIER funded)
    Contact: Martha Brook. (10 minutes)


  5. CATALYTICA ENERGY SYSTEMS, INC. Possible approval of Contract 500-05-009 for $799,892 with Catalytical Energy Systems to demonstrate a cost-effective and efficient integrated emissions control system on an existing diesel engine used for agricultural water pumping. The target emission reduction levels are 95 percent or greater for nitrogen oxide and 85 percent or greater for particulates. (PIER funded)
    Contact: John Henry Beyer. (10 minutes)


  6. ENERGYPRO 4.0 AND PERFORM 2005. Possible approval of EnergyPro 4.0 as an alternative Calculation Method (ACM) and PERFORM 2005 for use in demonstrating compliance with the 2005 Building Energy Efficiency Standards for Nonresidential Buildings, High Rise Residential Buildings, and Hotels and Motels. This approval will also restrict the use of Energy Pro 3.1 and PERFORM 2001 to the 2001 Standards.
    Contact: Bruce Maeda. (5 minutes)


  7. 2005 INTEGRATED ENERGY POLICY REPORT. Consideration and possible decision of appeals filed by San Diego Gas and Electric Company, Southern California Edison Company, and Pacific Gas and Electric Company of the Energy Commission Executive Director's Notice of Intent to Release Aggregated Data (June 3, 2005).
    Contact: Caryn Holmes (1 hour)


  8. Minutes
    Approval of Minutes from previous Energy Commission meetings.

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


  10. 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)].


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


  12. Legislative Director's Report


  13. Public Adviser's Report


  14. Public Comment


  15. IN ADDITION TO THE AGENDA THAT WENT OUT ON AUGUST 26, 2005, THE COMMISSION WILL TAKE A VOTE TO CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING ITEM. ONCE THE VOTE IS TAKEN THE COMMISSION WILL POSSIBLY CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

  16. GOVERNORíS RESPONSE TO THE ENERGY COMMISSIONíS INTEGRATED ENERGY POLICY REPORT (IEPR). Discussion of Governor Schwarzenegger's response to the adopted 2003 and 2004 IEPRs and implications for ongoing work. Contact: Thom Kelly. (20minutes)


  17. 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.

Should you wish to connect via the WebCast, the address is: www.energy.ca.gov/webcast/

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