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California Energy Commission
Business Meeting

WEDNESDAY, August 30, 2006

1516 Ninth Street
Hearing Room A, First Floor
Beginning at 10 a.m.
Sacramento, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)

Note: Audio from this meeting will be broadcast over the Internet.
Please see information at: www.energy.ca.gov/webcast/


  1. CALIFORNIA CERTIFIED ENERGY RATING AND TESTING SERVICES (CalCERTS®). Possible approval to recertify CalCERTS® as a Home Energy Rating System provider for the 2005 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. The CalCERTS® Home Energy Rating System now includes the Carrier-Aeroseal® and CheckMe!® Third Party Quality Control Programs. Contact: Bruce Maeda. (10 minutes)

  2. NATURAL GAS RESEARCH INVESTMENT PLAN. Consideration and possible adoption of the 2007-2011 Natural Gas Research Investment Plan. Contact: Kelly Birkinshaw. (10 minutes)

    Download Staff Draft Report (PDF file, 81 pages, 368 kilobytes)

  3. WESTERN INTERSTATE ENERGY BOARD. Possible approval of Contract 150-06-001 for $18,000 to renew the Energy Commission's membership in the Western Interstate Energy Board (WIEB). WIEB consists of 12 Western states and three western Canadian provinces. It is the energy arm of the Western Governors' Association (WGA) and provides technical assistance in support of WGA energy initiatives. (ERPA funding). Contact: Grace Anderson. (10 minutes)

  4. NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STATE ENERGY OFFICIALS. Possible approval of Contract 400-06-004 for $19,390 for dues and meeting fees for the Energy Commission's membership in the National Association of State Energy Officials from September 8, 2006, to June 30, 2007. (ERPA funding). Contact: John Sugar. (10 minutes)

  5. MARIN COUNTY CULTURAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT. Possible approval of a $326,477 loan to the Marin County Cultural Services Department to upgrade lighting and replace six package HVAC units at the Exhibit Hall. This project is estimated to reduce annual energy expenditures by $33,314. The project has an estimated simple payback of 9.8 years based on the loan amount. (ECAA and/or bond funding). Contact: Monica Rudman. (10 minutes)

  6. MARIN COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS. Possible approval of a $553,345 loan to the Marin County Department of Public Works to upgrade lighting, upgrade heat pump operations, and install a photovoltaic system at 120 North Redwood Drive in San Rafael. This project is estimated to reduce annual energy expenditures by $56,464. The project has an estimated simple payback of 9.8 years based on the loan amount. (ECAA and/or bond funding). Contact: Monica Rudman. 10 minutes

  7. CREATUS, INC. Possible approval of Purchase Order 06-433.00-005 for $250,000 to Creatus, Inc., for application and database development and support. This purchase order will provide a vehicle to obtain timely development and support services for the Energy Commission's essential applications and database systems where the specific knowledge and technical expertise are not available from Energy Commission staff. (ERPA funding). Contact: Rita Gass. (10 minutes)

  8. SHANDAM CONSULTING SERVICES. Possible approval of Purchase Order 06 433.00 013 for $197,000 to Shandam Consulting Services for information technology network engineering and architecture support. Such services are highly specialized, and the specific knowledge and expertise is not available within Energy Commission staff. (ERPA funding). Contact: Derek Davis. (10 minutes)

  9. PIER TECHNICAL SUPPORT CONTRACTS. Possible approval of four PIER Technical Support Contracts to provide technical, administrative, and project management aspects of energy science and energy Research Development and Demonstration (RD&D) and program management of the subcontractor team. (PIER electricity and natural gas funding). Contact: Jamie Cameron-Harley. (10 minutes)

    1. Contract 500 06-011 for $1,000,000 with ICF Consulting, Inc.

    2. Contract 500-06-012 for $1,000,000 with Navigant Consulting, Inc.

    3. Contract 500-06-013 for $1,000,000 with Science Application International Corporation.

    4. Contract 500-06-014 for $1,000,000 with Kema Consulting, Inc.

  1. APX, INC. Possible approval of Contract 400-06-005 for $3,277,702 with APX, Inc., for the System Development and Technical Operations of the Western Renewable Energy Generation Information System (WREGIS). (RRTF funding). Contact: Kate Zochetti. (10 minutes)

  2. MARKETPOINT, INC. Possible approval of Purchase Order 06-432.01-007 with MarketPoint, Inc. for $27,000 to renew the annual MarketBuilder and Analysis Accelerator licenses. Energy Commission staff utilize these proprietary software packages to run the North American Regional Gas (NARG) model, the natural gas market supply and demand scenario, and sensitivity analysis in the natural gas and electricity markets. (ERPA funding). Contact: Jairam Gopal.


    1. 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)

    2. Possible committee assignment for the South Bay Replacement Project, Docket 06 AFC 3. Contact: Bill Pfanner. (5 minutes)

  1. Minutes

    1. Approval of the August 2, 2006, Business Meeting Minutes.

    2. Approval of the August 16, 2006 Business Meeting Minutes.

  1. Commission Committee Presentations/Discussion

    A discussion by the Commissioners regarding Committee Oversight matters may be held.

  2. 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)].

  3. Executive Director's Report

    Closed session may be held on personnel matters.
    [Authority: Government Code, Section 11126(a).]

  4. Legislative Director's Report

  5. Public Adviser's Report

  6. 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.


    WESTERN UNITED RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT, INC. Possible approval of Amendment 3 to Contract 400-01-001 with Western United Resource Development, Inc. for a no-cost time extension to the California Dairy Power Production Program. The extended end date of September 30, 2008 is contingent upon emergency legislation extending the end liquidation date of the funding source. (ERPA funding). Contact: Zhiqin Zhang.

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

Participating by Telephone at a Business Meeting
If you want to participate by telephone, call toll free 1-888-823-5065 on Business Meeting days after 10:01 a.m. (PDT). When asked, please answer "Business Meeting and Mr. Jerome Lee" and the operator will connect you into the meeting. Should you want to speak on a specific item, please inform the operator and provide the item number.

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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