California Energy Commission
WEDNESDAY, November 29, 2006
1516 Ninth Street
Hearing Room A, First Floor
Beginning at 10 a.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.)
- ALZETA CORPORATION. Possible approval of Amendment 1 to Contract 500 03-040 with Alzeta Corporation for a two-year no-cost time extension, allowing the contractor to complete the field demonstration and document the field performance of the ultra-low NOx burner over six months of operation. Contact: Terry Thompson.
- CALIFORNIA COMMISSIONING COLLABORATIVE. Possible approval of Amendment 2 to Contract 400-04-013 with the California Commissioning Collaborative, shifting budget from Task 3, the advertising task, to Task 4, updating the acceptance requirements for the 2008 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. Contact: Tav Commins.
- WESTERN GOVERNOR'S ASSOCIATION. Possible approval of Amendment 3 to Contract RMB-150-05-004 with Western Governor's Association for a no-cost time extension and authorization of the use of carryover funding from previous budget periods to continue state preparation for federal nuclear waste shipments to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico. Contact: Barbara Byron.
- ADI THERMAL POWER CORPORATION. Possible approval of Amendment 1 to Contract 500-04-017 with ADI Thermal Power Corporation for a one-year no-cost time extension to perform a proof of concept demonstration and a performance assessment of a 25-kilowatt dual-shell Stirling engine. Contact: Art Soinski.
- BLACK & VEATCH CORPORATION. Possible approval of PIER Work Authorization MR-055 for $266,277 with Black & Veatch Corporation/Lukens Energy Group, under the UC Master Research Agreement 500-02-004 with The Regents of the University of California - Office of the President/CIEE, for Expansion of Proprietary Models to Conduct Research on Whether Underground Storage Will Play a Significant Role in Meeting Natural Gas Requirements for the Forecasted Growth in the California Natural Gas Market. (PIER natural gas funding.) Contact: Mike Magaletti. (10 minutes)
- ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS. Possible approval of PIER Work Authorization MR-056 for $732,733 with Energy & Environmental Analysis, under the UC Master Research Agreement 500-02-004 with The Regents of the University of California - Office of the President/CIEE, for Developing a Multi-State Natural Gas Infrastructure Simulation Model to Analyze the Value of Natural Gas Storage in California. (PIER natural gas funding.) Contact: Mike Magaletti. (10 minutes)
- GAS TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE. Possible approval of PIER Work Authorization MR 057 for $350,082 with Gas Technology Institute, under the UC Master Research Agreement 500-02-004 with The Regents of the University of California - Office of the President/CIEE, for Developing a California Natural Gas Storage Technology Research Assessment. (PIER natural gas funding.) Contact: Mike Magaletti. (10 minutes)
- MRW & ASSOCIATES. Possible approval of PIER Work Authorization MR-058 for $109,077 with MRW & Associates, under the UC Master Research Agreement Number 500-02-004 with The Regents of the University of California - Office of the President/CIEE, for Developing a Research Assessment of Regulatory Barriers to Financing the Expansion of Natural Gas Storage Facilities in California. (PIER natural gas funding.) Contact: Mike Magaletti. (10 minutes)
- UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS. Possible approval of PIER Work Authorization MR-059 for a $55,948 with the University of California, Davis, under the UC Master Research Agreement 500 02-004 with The Regents of the University of California - Office of the President/CIEE, for Developing a Low Cost, Daily Simulation Model of the California Natural Gas Transportation and Underground Storage Network. (PIER natural gas funding.) Contact: Mike Magaletti. (10 minutes)
- DEMAND FORECAST DATA REQUEST. Possible adoption of forms and instructions for the Demand Forecast Data Request for the 2007 Integrated Energy Policy Report. Contact: Lynn Marshall. (10 minutes)
- CITY OF LARKSPUR. Possible approval of a $46,600 loan to the City of Larkspur to replace furnaces and condensing units, and install attic insulation, vending machine misers and occupancy sensors in city buildings. These changes are estimated to save the city about $4,759 annually with a simple payback of 9.8 years. The total project cost is $71,220. (Energy Conservation Assistance Account and/or bond funding.) Contact: Maura Clark. (10 minutes)
- U. S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY. Possible approval of Contract 500-06-022 with the U. S. Department of Energy, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for $1,299,000 to develop standards, specifications, and technologies that improve the energy efficiency of computer networks' connectivity. (2005 PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Bradley Meister. (10 minutes)
- REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS. Possible approval of Amendment 10 to Contract 300-97-009 with the Regents of the University of California, Davis, adding up to $85,000 and extending the contract one year. The contract provides student interns to support staff electricity, natural gas and petroleum forecasting and demand and infrastructure analysis, and provides legal support in power plant licensing cases, contracts, loans, grants, and Public Records Act requests. (ERPA funding.) Contact: Belen Valencia. (10 minutes)
- CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION. Possible approval of Contract RMB 600-06-002 to receive $105,000 from the California Department of Parks and Recreation for analysis of Department of Motor Vehicles vehicle registration data. (Reimbursement contract funding.) Contact: Gene Strecker. (10 minutes)
- EDELMAN. Possible approval of Contract 400-06-401 with Edelman for $4,298,879.00 to conduct market research, and create and implement an effective statewide Public Awareness Campaign for the New Solar Homes Partnership (NSHP) that will help ensure meeting the goals of the NSHP. (RRTF/Consumer Education funding.) Contact: Rachel Salazar. (10 minutes)
Approval of the November 8, 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
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