California Energy Commission
WEDNESDAY, March 14, 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:
- LOS ANGELES COUNTY SANITATION DISTRICT. Possible approval of a $200,000 U. S. Department of Energy Clean Cities grant to the Los Angeles County Sanitation District to co-fund the purchase of five LNG trucks. (DOE funding.) Contact: Jerry Wiens. (10 minutes)
- CITY OF ROHNERT PARK. Possible approval of the City of Rohnert Park's adoption and enforcement of a local ordinance for residential buildings requiring energy efficiency standards more stringent than the 2005 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. Contact: Rob Hudler. (10 minutes)
- ARCHITECTURAL ENERGY CORPORATION. Possible approval of Contract 500 06 035 for $2,502,779 with Architectural Energy Corporation for a coordinated research program of nine energy-efficient lighting projects. These projects are designed to provide information for Title 24 revisions and encourage the development of market-ready lighting products that support emerging technology programs. (PIER electricity funding) Contact: Michael Seaman. (10 minutes)
- UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, MERCED. Possible approval of PIER Work Authorization MR-062 for $242,999 with the University of California, Merced under the UC Master Research Agreement 500-02-004 with the Regents of the University of California, Office of the President/CIEE. The project is Liquid Desiccant-Based Integrated Hybrid Refrigeration Technology. (PIER electricity funding) Contact: Rajesh Kapoor. (10 minutes)
- U. S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY-LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY. Possible approval of Contract 500-06-036 for $1,124,000 with the U. S. Department of Energy, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to research residential water heating equipment and system efficiency. (PIER natural gas funding) Contact: Bradley Meister. (10 minutes)
- GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES. Possible approval Modification 1 to Contract 150-05-005R with the Office of Emergency Services to add $77,250, continuing state emergency response preparation for federal nuclear waste shipments to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico. (Reimbursement contract funding) Contact: Barbara Byron (10 minutes)
- WESTERN GOVERNOR'S ASSOCIATION. Possible approval of Modification 5 to Contract RMB 150-05-004 with the Western Governor's Association to: 1) acknowledge authorization of the next quarterly funding increment of $63,250 to the Energy Commission; 2) redirect funds from Personnel to Equipment to allow the Office of Emergency Services (OES) to purchase and calibrate radiation detection equipment; and, 3) continue to authorize the Executive Director to execute modifications of this agreement through June 30, 2007, to receive additional quarterly funding increments. These funds are to continue state preparation for federal nuclear waste shipments to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico. Much of these funds go to OES to pay for preparation services. (Reimbursement contract funding) Contract: Barbara Byron (10 minutes)
- RENEWABLES PORTFOLIO STANDARD ELIGIBILITY GUIDEBOOK. Possible adoption of the Committee Draft, Renewables Portfolio Standard Eligibility Guidebook. The Guidebook describes the eligibility requirements and process for certifying renewable resources as eligible for California's Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) and Supplemental Energy Payments and describes how the Energy Commission is designing and implementing an accounting system to verify compliance with the RPS. Contact: Heather Raitt. (10 minutes)
- CONSUMER EDUCATION PROGRAM GUIDEBOOK. Possible adoption of the Committee Draft, Consumer Education Program Guidebook. The Guidebook describes the Energy Commission's requirements to qualify for funding to promote renewable energy and help build a consumer market for renewable energy and emerging renewable technologies. Contact: Heather Raitt (10minutes)
- EXISTING RENEWABLE FACILITIES PROGRAM GUIDEBOOK. Possible adoption of the Committee Draft, Existing Renewable Facilities Program Guidebook. The Guidebook describes the Energy Commission's process for awarding production incentives to existing in-state renewable generating facilities. Contact: Heather Raitt (10minutes)
- NEW RENEWABLES FACILITIES PROGRAM GUIDEBOOK. Possible adoption of the Committee Draft, New Renewable Facilities Program Guidebook. The Guidebook describes how the Energy Commission will allocate and award Supplemental Energy Payments to cover above-market costs of renewable energy. Contact: Heather Raitt (10 minutes)
- OVERALL PROGRAM GUIDEBOOK. Possible adoption of the Committee Draft, Overall Program Guidebook. The Guidebook describes specific aspects of how the Energy Commission's Renewable Energy Program is administered. Contact: Heather Raitt (10 minutes)
Approval of the February 28, 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.
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