California Energy Commission
Special Business Meeting
WEDNESDAY, July 5, 2006
1516 Ninth Street
Hearing Room A, First Floor
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.)
- U. S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY. Possible approval of Amendment 1 to PIER Contract 500 04 014 with the U. S. Department of Energy, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for a no-cost time extension of 12 months. The project is conducting telephone and on-site surveys of California homes to determine the energy demand and use of low-power electronic equipment. The time extension will allow the contractor to coordinate and finish data collection and draft the final report. (PIER-Buildings funded.) Contact: Bradley Meister.
- FLEX YOUR POWER. Possible approval of a co-sponsorship of $1,000 for the Flex Your Power Energy Conservation Summit in Southern California. This event focuses on energy efficiency strategies, and provides an opportunity for the Energy Commission to promote the Green Building Initiative. (ERPA funded.) Contact: Tim Tutt.
- ELECTRIC POWER RESEARCH INSTITUTE (EPRI). Possible approval of PIER Work Authorization UC-MR-050 for $300,000 with Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), under UC Master Research Agreement Number 500-02-004 with the Regents of the University of California. The project will research and develop a tool to provide the California Independent System Operator (CA ISO) the capability to look ahead for the next 24 hours and forecast whether the system will encounter critical operating constraints. If potential problems are predicted, the tool will enable the CA ISO to simulate various mitigation measures. Contact: Jamie Patterson. (10 minutes)
- SCOTTS VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT. Possible approval of a $58,000 loan to the Scotts Valley Unified School District to retrofit the lighting system at Scotts Valley High School. These projects will save the school district an estimated 81,612 kWh or $15,284.74 in reduced annual energy costs. The loan has a simple payback of approximately 3.6 years. (ECAA and/or Bond Funded). Contact Haile Bucaneg (10 minutes)
- APPLIANCE EFFICIENCY REGULATIONS AMENDMENTS (Docket No. 05-AAER-2). Possible adoption of the Amendments to Appliance Efficiency Regulations published as Express Terms of Proposed Regulations (15-Day Language) dated June 19, 2006. Contact: Gary Flamm. (10 minutes).
- NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STATE ENERGY OFFICIALS (NASEO). Possible approval of Contract RMB500-500-06-001, an agreement to receive $145,000 from the NASEO for Energy Commission participation in a gas water heating research and development program. Funds are awarded through the State Technology Advancement Collaborative Solicitation 05 STAC-01. (NASEO funded.) Contact: Martha Brook. (10 minutes)
- SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION. Possible approval of Contract 500-06-004 for $380,000 with the San Diego State University Research Foundation to develop and evaluate tools for creating communities that are energy efficient and environmentally friendly. (PIER Buildings funded.) Contact: Cheri Davis. (10 minutes)
- HIGHGROVE POWER PLANT PROJECT (Docket No. 06-AFC-2). Possible adoption of the Executive Director's Data Adequacy Recommendation for the AES Highgrove Power Plant Project Application for Certification and possible committee assignment. Contact: Robert Worl. (15 minutes)
- CONTRA COSTA POWER PLANT UNIT 8 PROJECT (Docket No. 00-AFC-1C). Possible approval of a petition to amend the Energy Commission's Decision to add Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) as an owner, extend the construction timeframe, and conduct four facility enhancements to the 530 megawatt project. Contact: Christopher Meyer. (15 minutes).
Approval of the June 29, 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 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
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.
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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