California Energy Commission
October 30, 2006
1516 Ninth Street
Hearing Room A, First Floor
Beginning at 1:30 p.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.)
- DIGITAL ENERGY, INC. Possible approval of Amendment 1 to Contract 400 03-008 for a one-year, no-cost time extension to continue technical assistance to the Energy Commission's Bright Schools, Energy Partnership and Energy Efficiency Financing programs. Contact: Monica Rudman.
- INDUSTRIAL BEST PRACTICE TRAINING AND PLANT ASSESSMENT CONTRACTS: Possible approval to augment and extend six existing Best Practice Trainer contracts and add two more contracts that continue the industrial training and manufacturing site assessment program. (SEP funding.) Contact: Clint Lowell. (10 minutes
- JANUS TECHNOLOGY GROUP. Possible approval of Contract 400 06 008 for up to $24,500 with Janus Technology, to provide industrial process heating system Best Practice training and site assessments.
- STEAM ENGINEERING, INC. Possible approval of Contract 400-06-009 for up to $24,500 with Steam Engineering, Inc., to provide industrial steam system Best Practice training and site assessments.
- ARVIND C. THEKDI. Possible approval of Amendment 1 to Contract 400 05 003 with Arvind C. Thekdi, adding up to $40,900 and extending the time period by two years to provide industrial process heating system Best Practice training and site assessments
- GREG CASE. Possible approval of Amendment 1 to Contract 400 05 005 with Greg Case, augmenting the contract by up to $8,200 and extending the time period two years, to provide industrial pump system Best Practice training and site assessments.
- ROGERS MACHINERY COMPANY, INC. Possible approval of Amendment 1 to Contract 400-05-006 with Rogers Machinery Company, Inc., adding up to $19,200 and extending the time period two years, to provide industrial compressed system Best Practice training and site assessments.
- RON WROBLEWSKI. Possible approval of Amendment 1 to Contract 400 05 007 with Ron Wroblewski, augmenting the contract by up to $29,200 and extending the time period by two years, to deliver industrial fan and motor system Best Practice training and site assessments.
- HUDSON TECHNOLOGIES COMPANY. Possible approval of Amendment 1 to Contract 400-05-015 with Hudson Technologies Company, to add up to $54,200 and extend the time period by two years, to provide industrial steam system Best Practice training and site assessments.
- DRAW PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, INC. Possible approval of Amendment 1 to Contract 400-05-016 with Draw Professional Services, Inc., adding up to $50,200 and extending the time period by two years, to provide industrial compressed air system Best Practice training and site assessments.
- MIDWAY SUNSET COGENERATION PROJECT. (Docket 85-AFC-3C.) Possible approval of a petition to install a new evolution compressor rotor in the Unit A turbine at the Midway Sunset Cogeneration Project. The more energy-efficient rotor would increase output by 9 percent (approximately 7 megawatts), lower the heat rate, and reduce emission limits for Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx) and Carbon Monoxide (CO). Contact: Connie Bruins. (10 minutes)
- ENERGY EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLAN. Possible adoption of the Energy Emergency Response Plan. Public Resources Code sections 25216.5 and 25700 require the Energy Commission to review and update a plan every five years that responds to energy emergencies. The revised Energy Emergency Response Plan is consistent with state and federal regulations for emergency response agencies. Contact: Sherry Stoner. (10 minutes)
- CITY OF PALM DESERT. Possible approval of the City of Palm Desert's adoption and enforcement of a local ordinance for residential and nonresidential buildings requiring energy efficiency standards more stringent than the 2005 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. The city would begin implementing its new ordinance November 1, 2006. Contact: Rob Hudler. (10 minutes)
- GREENHOUSE GASES EMISSION PERFORMANCE STANDARD. Possible approval of an Order Instituting Rulemaking to adopt regulations (Senate Bill 1368) establishing a greenhouse gases emission performance standard for baseload generation facilities, a process for calculating the emissions of greenhouse gases from baseload facilities, enforcing the standard, and establishing a process for reevaluating and revising the standard as necessary. Contact: Lisa DeCarlo. (10 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.
a. Approval of the October 3, 2006, Business Meeting Minutes.
b. Approval of the October 11, 2006, Business Meeting Minutes.
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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