California Energy Commission
WEDNESDAY, January 18, 2006
1516 Ninth Street
Hearing Room A, First Floor
Sacramento, California 95814
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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 moved and discussed later in the meeting).
- GAS TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE. Possible approval of Contract 500-02-005, Amendment 2, for a one-year, no-cost time extension with Gas Technology Institute from March 31, 2006 to March 31, 2007, to continue development of the partial oxidation gas turbine, an engine for industrial combined heat and power systems with very high (85+ percent) system efficiency. Contact: John Henry Beyer.
- SOLAR TURBINES INCORPORATED. Possible approval of Contract 500-01-045, Amendment 2, for a one-year, no-cost time extension with Solar Turbines Incorporated from March 31, 2006 to March 31, 2007, to continue development of an ultra low NOx (<3 ppm) industrial gas turbine. Contact: John Henry Beyer.
- CALIFORNIA AIR RESOURCES BOARD (CARB). Possible approval of Contract 500-01-031, Amendment 1, for a two-year, no-cost time extension with the California Air Resources Board to continue development of portable ambient air monitors that will have a significantly reduced cost over the current ambient air monitors. Contact: Marla Mueller.
- EMERGING RENEWABLES PROGRAM GUIDEBOOK (6TH EDITION). Possible adoption of revisions to the Emerging Renewables Program Guidebook (6th Edition) that provides program eligibility requirements and funding processes under the Renewable Resource Trust Fund. Changes include revised rebate levels, program guideline changes, and clarifying language. Contact: Bill Blackburn. (15 minutes)
- RENEWABLES PORTFOLIO STANDARD PROCUREMENT VERIFICATION REPORT. Possible approval of the Renewables Portfolio Standard Procurement Verification Report. Senate Bill 1078 (Sher, SB 1078, Chapter 516, Statutes of 2002) directs the Energy Commission to design and implement a tracking system to verify compliance with the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS). This report transmits the RPS procurement verification findings for 2004 to the California Public Utilities Commission. Contact: Heather Raitt. (20 minutes)
- WALNUT CREEK ENERGY PARK. Possible approval of the Executive Director's recommendation on data adequacy for the Walnut Creek Energy Park Application for Certification (05-AFC-2) and consideration of Committee assignment. Walnut Creek Energy, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Edison Mission Energy, filed an AFC to construct and operate a 500-megawatt peaking power plant in the City of Industry in Los Angeles County. Contact: Eric Knight. (15 minutes)
- SUN VALLEY POWER PROJECT. Possible approval of the Executive Director's recommendation on data adequacy for the Sun Valley Power Project Application for Certification (05-AFC-3) and consideration of Committee assignment. Valle del Sol, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Edison Mission Energy, filed the Sun Valley Power Project AFC to construct and operate a 500-megawatt peaking power plant near Romoland, in Riverside County. Contact: Robert Worl. (15 minutes)
- NRG ENERGY, INC./EL SEGUNDO POWER II, LLC. Possible consideration of Staff's Complaint against NRG Energy, Inc./El Segundo Power II, LLC alleging non-compliance with the El Segundo Power Redevelopment Project's (00-AFC-14) Condition of Certification BIO-1. This condition required the first payment of $250,000 to the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission. Contact: Chuck Najarian. (20 minutes)
- THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT/CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE FOR ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT (UCOP/CIEE). Possible approval of Work Authorization MR-043, in an amount not to exceed $670,183 under the Energy Commission Agreement Number 500-02-004 with the The Regents of The University of California-Office of the President/California Institute for Energy and Environment. This work authorization will allocate funds for nine separate research projects addressing issues associated with electricity and the environment. (PIER funded) Contact: Kelly Birkinshaw. (15 minutes)
- CALIFORNIA AIR RESOURCES BOARD. Possible approval of Contract 500-02-023, Amendment 1, adding $1,600,000 and extending the term three years, with the California Air Resources Board to continue development of new California specific baseline data for small and medium office buildings, such as the level of ventilation, filtration, thermal comfort, and air pollutants for new single family homes. (PIER funded) Contact: Marla Mueller. (15 minutes)
- INTER-CON SECURITY SYSTEMS, INC. Possible approval of Contract 200-05-001 for $255,000 with Inter-Con Security Systems, Inc. to continue security guard services through June 30, 2007. (ERPA funded) Contact: Karen VanEgdon. (10 minutes)
- CALIFORNIA CLIMATE ACTION REGISTRY. Possible approval of Contract 600-05-005 for $250,000 with the California Climate Action Registry to generate new greenhouse gas measurement and report guidance and tools to supplement existing protocols. New protocols for the agriculture, cement, and natural gas sectors will also be developed, as well as upgrade the Registry's Web-based calculation and reporting tool. (ERPA funded) Contact: Charles Mizutani. (15 minutes)
- UT-BATTELLE, LLC. Possible approval of Contract R400-05-012 for $59,233 with UT-Battelle, LLC to conduct up to 12 Targeted Energy Assessments of steam and process heating systems in California industrial plants for the U. S. Department of Energy. (Federal funded) Contact: Donald B. Kazama. (15 minutes)
- DEPARTMENT OF TECHNOLOGY SERVICES. Possible approval of Contract 200-00-003, Amendment 2, for $300,000 ($100K each fiscal year), a three-year time extension and a name change of the contractor to Department of Technology Services. The support provided is for various Energy Commission programs and communication services, including data storage on various mediums, special printing, LAN technical support and data processing for the Accounting and Personnel Offices, dedicated equipment cost, and communication lines for Internet access. (ERPA funded) Contact: Dale Bosley. (15 minutes)
Approval of Minutes from previous Energy Commission meetings.
- Commission Committee Presentations/Discussion
A discussion by the Commissioners regarding Committee 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)].
- Executive Director's Report
Closed session may be held on personnel matters.
[Authority: Government Code, Section 11126(a).]
- Legislative Director's Report
- Public Adviser's Report
- Public Comment
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