California Energy Commission
WEDNESDAY, August 16, 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:
- VERNON POWER PLANT PROJECT DATA ADEQUACY RECOMMENDATION AND COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENT.
- Possible approval of the Executive Director's data adequacy recommendation for the Vernon Power Plant, a 943-megawatt combined-cycle facility in the City of Vernon, Los Angeles County, Docket 06-AFC-4. Contact: James W. Reede, Jr. (10 minutes)
- Possible committee assignment for the Vernon Power Plant Project, Docket 06-AFC-4. Contact: James W. Reede, Jr. (5 minutes)
- SOUTH BAY REPLACEMENT PROJECT DATA ADEQUACY RECOMMENDATION AND COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENT.
- Possible approval of the Executive Director's data adequacy recommendation for the South Bay Replacement Project, a natural gas-fired, combined-cycle facility with a nominal 500 megawatt output, Docket 06-AFC-3. Contact: Bill Pfanner. (10 minutes)
- Possible committee assignment for the South Bay Replacement Project, Docket 06 AFC 3. Contact: Bill Pfanner. (5 minutes)
- AVENAL ENERGY PROJECT, DOCKET NO. 01-AFC-20. Possible adoption of an order directing Applicant Federal Power Avenal, LLC, to provide specific information to Commission staff by September 25, 2006. Applicant's failure to file this information on time would terminate the proceeding. Contact: Gary Fay. (10 minutes)
- CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE FOR ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT (CIEE). Possible approval of Work Authorization UC MR-053a for $395,000 with CIEE, under UC Master Research Agreement Number 500-02-004 with the Regents of the University of California, Office of the President/CIEE. This project will use real-time Phasor Measurement Unit data to improve the accuracy of estimating the status of the transmission system. (PIER FY 04/05 electricity funding) Contact: Jamie Patterson/Merwin Brown. (10 minutes)
- THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT/CIEE. Possible approval of Amendment 4 to Contract 500-99-013 to add $2,500,000 to the existing interagency agreement with the University of California. The contract provides technical support services in program planning, project support, and technology transfer for the Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) electricity and natural gas programs. ($2,000,000 FY 2005/06 PIER electricity/ $500,000 PIER CY 2006 natural gas funding.) Contact: Beth Chambers. (10 minutes)
- CENTER FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE TECHNOLOGIES (CEERT). Possible approval of an amendment to PIER contract 500-05-001 with Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies to reduce the amount by $36,935 and update the scope of work to reflect recent agreements between San Diego Gas & Electric and the Imperial Valley Irrigation District, as well as unanticipated California Public Utilities Commission proceedings and activity at the California Independent System Operator relevant to the scope of this contract. (PIER electricity funding) Contact: Clare Laufenberg. (10 minutes)
- ORDER INSTITUTING INFORMATION PROCEEDING (OIIP). Possible approval of an OIIP to gather and assess information for preparation of the 2007 Integrated Energy Policy Report (IEPR) and the 2006 IEPR Update as required by Public Resources Code section 25302(a) and 25302(d). Contact: Lorraine White (10 minutes.)
Approval of the August 2, 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 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 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 Energy 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 Executive 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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Please note that while the Energy Commission affords members of the public the opportunity to participate by telephone, the Commission strongly encourages public comments to be made in person because there are occasional technical problems with the Commission's telephone link. The Commission will make every effort to avoid these problems; however, it is the responsibility of the person wishing to make a comment to ensure that such comment is received by the Commission. If you intend to make comments by phone, the Commission recommends that a written comment also be submitted either by facsimile or e-mail to the Public Adviser by 5 p.m. two days before the scheduled business meeting.
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