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Celebrating 30 Years 1975 - 2005

WEDNESDAY, September 21, 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. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS (SCAG). Possible approval of a request to correct the recipient name in a previously approved Clean Cities Grant. In 2004, the grant recipient was incorrectly named Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), and should be approved as, The Partnership, that supports SCAG Clean Cities Coalition. Contact: Peter Ward.

    2. BORDER ENERGY FORUM XII. Possible approval of a co-sponsorship for the annual Border Energy Forum XII conference being held October 13-14, 2005, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The Energy Commission will provide $3,000, staff time, travel expenses, and name use. Contact: Tim Olson.

  1. REPORT TO THE GOVERNOR ON COMMERCIAL AND PUBLIC BUILDING ENERGY BENCHMARKING. Possible adoption of a report mandated by Executive Order S-20-04 and the Green Building Action Plan directing the Energy Commission to provide the Governor with a plan, timetable and recommendations for benchmarking commercial and public buildings. Contact: Claudia Orlando. (10 minutes)

  2. OTAY MESA ENERGY CENTER, LLC. Possible approval of a petition to change ownership of the Otay Mesa Generating Project from Otay mesa Generating Company, LLC to Otay Mesa Energy Center, LLC. The new owner is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Calpine Corporation. Contact: Marc Pryor. (5 minutes)

  3. CITY OF SANTA MONICA. Possible approval of the City of Santa Monica's adoption and enforcement of a local ordinance requiring energy efficiency more stringent than the 2005 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Part 6) to be implemented on October 1, 2005. Contact: Robert Hudler. (5 minutes)

  4. COUNTY OF MARIN. Possible consideration and approval of the County of Marin's adoption and enforcement of a local ordinance for single-dwellings requiring energy efficiency more stringent than the 2005 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Part 6) to be implemented on October 1, 2005. Contact: Robert Hudler. (5 minutes)

  5. MICROPAS7 V7.0. Possible approval of the software program MICROPAS7 v7.0 for use in complying with the 2005 Residential Energy Efficiency Standards. Contact: Robert Hudler. (5 minutes)

  6. CITY OF SEBASTOPOL. Possible approval of a loan to the City of Sebastopol for $242,898 to install energy efficient HVAC systems and controls, variable frequency drives and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) controls systems in municipal water systems and city buildings. The projects are estimated to save about $39,557 annually and have a simple payback of 6.14 years. (ECAA and/or Bond funded) Contact: Michael Hartley. (5 minutes)

  7. SAFETY ADVISORY REPORT. Possible approval of the Safety Advisory Report on the Proposed Sound Energy Solutions Liquefied Natural Gas Terminal at the Port of Long Beach. As designated by the Governor, the California Energy Commission, in consultation with State and local agencies, has prepared this report in response to the recently passed Energy Policy Act of 2005. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 (Section 311(d)) allows states with a pending onshore LNG terminal application to identify safety issues and concerns regarding the terminal in an advisory report filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Contact: David Maul. (5 minutes)

  8. ASSIGNMENT OF COMMITTEE TO THE CALIFORNIA PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION RULEMAKING. Consideration to participate in the California Public Utility Commission's (CPUC) OIR R.05-06-040 regarding the confidentiality issue for their electricity procurement proceeding and the approval of staff's recommendation that the Electricity Committee provide policy guidance. Contact: Jennifer Tachera. (10 minutes)

  9. ARVIND C. THEKDI. Possible approval of Contract 400-05-003 for $40,000 with Dr. Arvind Thekdi, (a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Certified Instructor) to deliver up to four DOE Industrial Process Heating Best Practice workshops and/or onsite industrial plant assessments. (DOE grant funded) Contact: Clint Lowell. (10 minutes)

  10. GILBERT ASSOCIATES, INC. Possible approval of Contract 400-05-004 for $124,500 with Gilbert Associates, Inc. to provide independent financial and compliance auditing services related to the Energy Commission's Energy Efficiency Master Trust Revenue Bonds Series 2003A and 2005A. (ECAA funded) Contact: Jane Heinz. (10 minutes)

  11. GAS TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE. Possible approval of Contract 500-05-011 for $558,540 with Gas Technology Institute to conduct research on commercial gas fryers for food service and a market assessment of the next generation of residential instantaneous water heaters. (PIER funded) Contact: Ann Peterson. (10 minutes)

  12. THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-IRVINE. Possible approval of Contract 500-00-020, Amendment 2, with the Regents of the University of California, Irvine to reduce the original contract amount by $591,904 to $1,755,603. The scope of work for Project 1 has been modified and funds reallocated to Project 2 (Multiturbine Generator (MTG) Fuel Flexibility) and Project 3 (Low NOx - Low CO MTG Combustor). (PIER-EPAG funded) Contact: Arthur Soinski. (10 minutes)

  13. THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT/CIEE. Possible approval of Contract 500-02-004, Amendment 3, to the Regents of the University of California-Office of the President, for spending authority up to $37,000,000 and a two year extension through June 30, 2011. (PIER funded) Contact: Mike Magaletti. (10 minutes)

  14. SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (SAIC) APPEAL. Consideration of an appeal by SAIC of the Energy Commission Executive Director's decision denying their application for confidentiality pursuant to California Code of Regulations, title 20, section 2505(a)(3). SAIC requested a confidentiality designation for fringe benefit costs, overhead rates, general and administrative rates, and anticipated profit rates information submitted in response to Energy Commission Contract 500-01-007. After review of the application and information, the Executive Director denied SAIC's application. Contact: Fernando De Leon. (30 minutes)

  15. SCIENCE APPLICATION INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (SAIC). Possible approval of Contract 500-01-007, Amendment 2, for $1,200,000 with SAIC and a one year extension to continue ongoing and necessary technical programs under this contract. (PIER funded) Contact: Mike Magaletti. (10 minutes)

  16. ENERGY ACTION PLAN II. Possible adoption of 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. Contact: Thom Kelly. (20 minutes)

  17. ORDER INSTITUTING RULEMAKING. Consideration and possible adoption of an Order Instituting Rulemaking to adopt, amend, and repeal regulations governing the Commission's data collection system for energy forecasting and planning, and regulations governing disclosure of Commission records. Contact: Caryn Holmes (20 minutes)

  18. Minutes

    Approval of the September 7, 2005 Business Meeting Minutes.

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

  20. 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)].

  21. Executive Director's Report

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

  22. Legislative Director's Report

  23. Public Adviser's Report

  24. Public Comment

People may speak up to five minutes on any matter concerning the 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 the last regular item.

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