California Energy Commission
WEDNESDAY, March 29, 2006
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 moved and discussed later in the meeting).
- DEL MONTE FOODS. Possible approval of a no-cost, sixteen-month time extension (June 30, 2007) to Work Authorization MR-009 with Del Monte Foods under Contract 500-02-004. This project will optimize energy use in the can cooking/cooling process. (PIER funded) Contact: Rajesh Kapoor.
- COLLABORATIVE FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE SCHOOLS. Possible approval of a $31,000 grant to the Collaborative for High Performance Schools to administer an incentive program that will cover the cost difference between a high performance portable classroom and a standard portable unit. (USDOE funded) Contact: Maura Clark (10 minutes)
- STRATEGIC ENERGY INNOVATIONS (SEI). Possible approval of Contract 400-05-017 for $31,778 to Strategic Energy Innovations to continue as the Rebuild America representative in the Bay area and Central Valley. SEI will also market, coordinate and facilitate two meetings for the Rebuild America Multifamily Consortium. (USDOE funded) Contact: Maura Clark (10 minutes)
- CITY OF LOS ANGELES. Possible approval of a $2,950,604 loan to the City of Los Angeles to covert a portion of the city's light fixtures from incandescent lamps to induction lamps. This project is estimated to save the city approximately $301,082 annually in reduced energy costs and have a simple payback of approximately 9.8 years. (ECAA and/or bond funded) Contact: Adel Suleiman (10 minutes)
- EVERGREEN UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT. Possible approval of a $623,380 loan to the Evergreen Union School District to install a 158 kW photovoltaic system and energy efficient light projects. This project is estimated to save the district approximately $63,749 annually and has a simple payback of approximately 9.8 years. (ECAA and/or bond funded) Contact: Joseph Wang (10 minutes)
- TRUSTEES OF THE CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY- SAN DIEGO. Possible approval of Contract 500-05-032 for $2,416,897 to the Trustees of the California State University - San Diego to solicit, initiate and manage research grants for the Public Interest Energy Research Program - Buildings Program area. (PIER funded) Contact: Martha Brooks (10 minutes)
- SDV-SCC, INC. Possible approval of Contract 600-05-008 for $34,436 to SDV-SCC, Inc. to provide a Clean Cities Regional Peer Exchange meeting to discuss transportation project funding. This meeting is for the U. S. Department of Energy - Western Regional Office staff with the Regional Clean Cities coordinators. (USDOE funded) Contact: Brenda Sturdivant (10 minutes)
- UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS (UCD). Possible approval of Contract 600-05-007 for $99,426 to UCD to study and evaluate the willingness of consumers to purchase more fuel efficient but more expensive light-duty vehicles. (SEP funded) Contact: Gerry Bemis. (10 minutes)
- NILAND GAS TURBINE PLANT - SMALL POWER PLANT EXEMPTION (SPPE) 06-SPPE-1. Possible Committee assignment for the proposed 93-Megawatt Niland Gas Turbine Plant - SPPE. This facility would be owned and operated by the Imperial Irrigation District and located northeast of Niland, California. Contact: Bob Eller (10 minutes)
- PALOMAR ENERGY CENTER. Possible approval of a petition allowing the Palomar Energy Center to use the City of Escondido's backup raw water supply on an emergency basis. The raw water will be used for cooling tower makeup, landscape irrigation and all other non potable uses when recycled water is unavailable. (Docket No. 01-AFC-24C) Contact: Connie Bruins (10 minutes)
Approval of the March 15, 2006, Business Meeting Minutes.
- Commission Committee Presentations/Discussion
A discussion by the Commissioners regarding Committee Oversight matters may be held.
NATURAL GAS COMMITTEE. The Natural Gas Committee has asked Global Insight Inc. to provide a briefing on their study The Impacts of Natural Gas Prices on the California Economy, contracted by Pacific Gas and Electric, Sempra Utilities and Southern California Edison. The study highlights how continuing high natural gas prices would affect California households and businesses during the next decade. The complete report is available at www.globalinsight.com/calgas
- 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)].
- Executive Director's
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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Margret Kim, Public Adviser - (916) 654-4489 or (800) 822-6228
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