California Energy Commission
Wednesday April 26, 2006
1516 Ninth Street
Hearing Room A, First Floor
Note: Audio from this meeting will be broadcast over the Internet.
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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).
- CALIFORNIA COMMISSIONING COLLABORATIVE. Possible approval of a no-cost, one year time extension to Contract 400-04-013 with the California Commissioning Collaborative. This approval will also shift half the budget from the advertising task to a new task to update the testing procedures for the 2008 Building Standards. Contact: Tav Commins
- CLEAN ENERGY STATES ALLIANCE. Possible approval of Contract 500-05-036 for $25,000 with the Clean Energy States Alliance to establish a national collaborative to develop national guidelines that address the risks to birds from the siting and operation of wind energy facilities. The collaborative members will include U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the American Wind Energy Association, Audubon Society and other stakeholders. (ERPA funded) Contact: Melinda Dorin (15 minutes)
- MOSS LANDING MARINE LABORATORY. Possible approval of five proposals totaling $634,932 with the Moss Landing Marine Laboratory under the existing San Jose State University Foundation contract to study the effects of once-through cooling technology. These five proposals will focus on tools to reduce once-through cooling effects on fish population, including entrainment sampling and analyzing options for fish screens. (ERPA funded) Contact: Melinda Dorin (15 minutes)
- COOL ROOF COATINGS PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS. Possible adoption of proposed 15-day language amendments to the 2005 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Part 6, Section 118(i)3 of the California Code of Regulations) regarding performance requirements of liquid roof coatings applied in the field on nonresidential low- sloped roofs. Contact: Elaine Hebert (10 minutes)
- CALIFORNIA COMMISSIONING COLLABORATIVE. Possible approval of Contract 500-05-035 for $400,000 with the California Commissioning Collaborative to develop standardized commercial building commissioning and retro-commissioning strategies and tools, improving building performance and reduce energy demand. (PIER-Buildings funded) Contact: Norm Bourassa (10 minutes).
- THOMAS F. TARANTO. Possible approval of Contract 400-05-019 for $12,000 to Thomas F. Taranto to conduct a compressed air systems assessment at Del Monte Foods, Modesto plant. As part of the Energy Commission's Food Industry Resource Efficiency Program, this project will also provide a case study on compressed air systems, including recommendations on how industry can improve the efficiencies of these systems. (USDOE funded) Contact: Ricardo Amon (10 minutes)
- 2005 BUILDING ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS CREDIT OPTION. Possible approval of a compliance option for distributed ice energy storage systems under the 2005 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. Approval of this option will provide compliance credit for ice energy storage systems installed in residential and non-residential buildings. Distributed ice energy storage systems reduce electricity demand during summer peak periods. Contact: Ram Verma (10 minutes)
- OVERALL PROGRAM GUIDEBOOK. Possible adoption of the April 2006 revisions to the Overall Program Guidebook for the Renewable Energy Program. This Guidebook provides specific information on how the Commission's Renewable Program is administered. Proposed changes include revising and updating various definitions. Contact: Heather Raitt (10 minutes)
- RENEWABLES PORTFOLIO STANDARD ELIGIBILITY GUIDEBOOK. Possible adoption of the April 2006 revisions to the Renewables Portfolio Standard Eligibility Guidebook. The Guidebook describes the eligibility requirements and process for certifying renewable resources as eligible for California's Renewable Portfolio Standard and Supplemental Energy Payments. Proposed changes to the Guidebook include modifications and updates for the tracking system, incremental geothermal certification, delivery requirements, accounting for baseline and incremental procurement, and eligibility for biomass and mothballed facilities. Contact: Heather Raitt (10 minutes)
- NEW RENEWABLE FACILITIES PROGRAM GUIDEBOOK. Possible adoption of the April 2006 revisions to the New Renewable Facilities Program Guidebook. This Guidebook describes how the Commission allocates and awards the Supplemental Energy Payments to cover the above market costs of renewable energy. Proposed changes include revisions to the Supplemental Energy Payment process, data reporting requirements and prevailing wage. Contact: Heather Raitt (10 minutes)
- 2005 APPLIANCE EFFICIENCY REGULATIONS AMENDMENTS. Possible adoption of the proposed amendments to the 2005 Appliance Efficiency Regulations (Docket No 05- AAER-2) published as Express Terms of Proposed Regulations (15-Day Language) - April 10, 2006. Included are amendments for general service and reflector incandescent lamps (bulbs), and metal halide luminaries (light fixtures). Additionally, there are minor clarifications and corrections for hot food holding cabinets, power supply accessories, walk-in refrigerators and freezers, pools and spas. Contact: Gary Flamm. (45 minutes)
Approval of the April 12, 2006, Business Meeting Minutes..
- Commission Committee Presentations/Discussion
A discussion by the Commissioners regarding Committee Oversight matters may be held.
- 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
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. If you require special accommodations, contact Lourdes Quiroz at 916-654-5146, five days before the meeting.
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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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