California Energy Commission
WEDNESDAY, January 17, 2007
1516 Ninth Street
Hearing Room A, First Floor
Sacramento, California 95814
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.)
- INLAND EMPIRE UTILITY AGENCY. Possible approval of Amendment 2 to Contract 400-02-005 with Inland Empire Utility Agency for a one-year no-cost time extension. This contract allows construction and demonstration of a new advanced, cost effective, European designed mesophilic (35°C) anaerobic digestion system, using dairy manure and food waste to produce biogas to generate 1,500 kW to be used on site. Contact: Zhiqin Zhang
SAVE ENERGY NOW PROGRAM. Possible approval for the Energy Commission to conduct energy saving assessments of large California industrial plants during 2007 under the national Save Energy Now program and to accept purchase orders from the United States Department of Energy for the work. Contact: Donald Kazama. (15 minutes)
PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE APPLIANCE EFFICIENCY REGULATIONS. (Docket 07-AAER-1). Possible adoption of the Proposed Amendments to the Appliance Efficiency Regulations published as Express Terms (45-Day Language) dated December 1, 2006. These amendments will make changes required by a Federal Court Order and a Joint Status Conference Statement Order. Contact: Bill Staack. (15 minutes)
COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO. Possible approval of a $3,000,000 loan to the County of San Diego to install energy efficient lighting and mechanical systems retrofits. This project is estimated to save the county approximately 1,800,000 kWh, and $400,000 annually in reduced energy costs with a simple payback of 7.5 years. (ECAA and/or Bond Funded). Contact Adel Suleiman (10 minutes)
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS. Possible approval of Amendment 2 to Contract 500-01-016 with the University of California, Davis to extend the agreement one year and augment the budget by $398,115 to continue the work of the Biomass Collaborative. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Valentino Tiangco. (10 minutes)
AWS TRUEWIND, LLC. Possible approval of Contract 500-06-024 for $250,000 with AWS Truewind, LLC to measure wind resources in key areas of the state using remote sensing capability. The information will be incorporated into a public dataset for researchers and wind developers. (PIER 2005 electricity funding.) Contact: Dora Yen. (10 minutes)
GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF PLANNING AND RESEARCH. Possible approval of Contract 200-06-006 for $45,000 with the Governor's Office of Planning and Research to provide writing and research services for planning and policy discussion documents regarding energy-related issues. (ERPA funding.) Contact: Cheryl Raedel. (10 minutes)
BUILDINGGREEN, INC. Possible approval of Contract 500-06-025 for $200,824 with BuildingGreen, Inc to develop Green Reference Specifications for commercial buildings. The Green Guideline Specifications will provide specifications language, consistent with California energy standards and the Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system, for architects to use in designing high performance buildings. (PIER electricity funding). Contact: Cheri Davis. (20 minutes)
Approval of the January 3, 2007, 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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