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California Energy Commission
Business Meeting

WEDNESDAY, April 25, 2007

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/


THE COMMISSION WILL CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

  1. 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.)
    1. LATIN AMERICAN ENERGY CONFERENCE. Possible approval of a co-sponsorship for $2,500, staff time and use of the Energy Commission's name for the XVI Annual Latin American Energy Conference May 21-22, 2007, in La Jolla. Contact: Alan Argentine.
    2. U. C. SAN DIEGO, SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY. Possible approval of Amendment 1 for a no-cost time extension of 11 months to PIER Work Authorization MR-025 with the Regents of the University of California, San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography under the UC Master Research Agreement Number 500-02-004 with the Regents of the University of California - Office of the President/CIEE, for Continuing Climatic Data Collection, Analyses, and Modeling. Contact: Guido Franco.

  2. INTEGRATED ENERGY POLICY REPORT DATA COLLECTION REGULATIONS. Possible adoption of amended regulations regarding the Energy Commission's data collection system for integrated energy policy reporting and disclosure of the Energy Commission records as proposed by the 2005 IEPR Committee. Contact: Chris Tooker. (15 minutes)
  3. U. S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY-LAWRENCE LIVERMORE LABORATORY. Possible approval of Contract 500-06-044 for $450,000 with the U. S. Department of Energy-Lawrence Livermore Laboratory to analyze the impacts of California-specific climate change scenarios on future electricity generation from solar, wind and hydropower resources. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Dora Yen. (10 minutes)
  4. PACE GLOBAL ENERGY SERVICES. Possible approval of Contract 500-06-045 for $97,184 with Pace Global Energy Services to identify and analyze local barriers to deployment of utility- and small-scale wind and solar energy technologies. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Peter Spaulding. (10 minutes)
  5. U. C. IRVINE NATIONAL FUEL CELL RESEARCH CENTER. Possible approval of PIER Work Authorization MR-068 for $225,905 with the Regents of the University of California - Irvine, National Fuel Cell Research Center, under the UC Master Research Agreement 500-02-004 with the Regents of the University of California - Office of the President/CIEE, for Research, Development, and Demonstration Plan for Fuel Cells. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Art Soinski. (10 minutes)
  6. GAS TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE. Possible approval of Contract 500-06-038 for $1,960,654 with Gas Technology Institute to develop and demonstrate a Cummins QSK19G engine generator integrated with a thermochemical recuperation system that reduces emissions below California's 2007 distributed generation emission standard and exceeds the Advanced Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engine 2009 efficiency goal. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Avtar Bining. (10 minutes)

  7. U. C. DAVIS, KEARNEY FOUNDATION. Possible approval of Work Authorization MR-067 for $50,000 with the University of California, Davis Kearney Foundation, under the UC Master Research Agreement Number 500-02-004 with The Regents of the University of California - Office of the President/CIEE, for Assessment of Central Valley Agricultural Carbon Sequestration Potential. (PIER electricity funding). Contact: Brian Ellis. (10 minutes)
  8. 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 conduct efficiency tests on three promising alternative storage-type water heaters and provide recommendations for future Title 24 water heating standards. (PIER natural gas funding.) Contact: Bradley Meister. (10 minutes)
  9. CALIFORNIA AIR RESOURCES BOARD. Possible approval of an Inter-Agency Agreement, Contract 500 06 043, for $1,050,000 with the California Air Resources Board to develop emission control technologies for natural gas- and biodiesel-powered medium- to heavy-duty engines. (PIER natural gas funding.) Contact: Philip Misemer/Tony Tully. (10 minutes)
  10. CPS HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES. Possible approval of Contract 200-06-007 for $30,000 with CPS Human Resource Services to conduct a national search for qualified competitors for the Executive Director position at the Energy Commission. (ERPA funding.) Contact: Lourdes Quiroz. (10 minutes)
  11. CALIFORNIA RESOURCES AGENCY. Possible approval of Contract 200-07-001 for $155,000 with the California Resources Agency to provide assistance and policy coordination as the principal communications link between the Governor's Office and the Energy Commission. (ERPA funding.) Contact: Lori Tomita. (10 minutes)
  12. TIAX, LLC. Possible approval of Amendment 1 to Contract 600-04-025 with TIAX, LLC, to extend the contract term for one-year and add $82,354 to develop cost curves that quantify and evaluate the potential to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by industry sector and pollutant sources. (ERPA funding.) Contact: Tim Olson. (10 minutes)
  13. DYNAMIC SIMULATION TRANSPORTATION ENERGY MODEL. Possible approval of Purchase Order 06-433.00-11 for $355,000 for the services of a Technical Project Manager who will manage and coordinate the planning, design, development, testing and pilot phases of the Dynamic Simulation Transportation Energy Model (DynaSim) software development vendor. This critical managerial and technical role ensures that clear and timely communication occurs at all project levels. (ERPA funding.) Contact: Malachi Weng-Gutierrez. (10 minutes)
  14. SB 1368 REGULATIONS. Report of the Electricity Committee's plans to continue to a later business meeting the adoption of the proposed regulations establishing and implementing a greenhouse gases emissions performance standard for local publicly owned electric utilities. This item is informational only. The Energy Commission will hear comments on the proposed regulations, but no action will be taken at this meeting. (Docket 06-OIR-1) Contact: Lisa DeCarlo. (30 minutes)
  15. PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY APPEAL. Consideration of Pacific Gas and Electric Company's (PG&E's) appeal of the Executive Director's decision denying its application for confidentiality pursuant to the California Code of Regulations, title 20, section 2505(a)(3). PG&E filed supply electricity data as part of the 2007 Integrated Energy Policy Report proceeding. As part of that filing, PG&E sought a confidentiality designation for some of the data submitted. After reviewing PG&E's application and data, the Executive Director granted in part and denied in part the application. (Docket 06-IEP-01J.) Contact: Fernando De Leon (30 minutes)
  16. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON APPEAL - ELECTRICITY SUPPLY. Consideration of Southern California Edison's (SCE's) appeal of the Executive Director's decision denying its application for confidentiality pursuant to the California Code of Regulations, title 20, section 2505(a)(3). SCE filed supply electricity data as part of the 2007 Integrated Energy Policy Report proceeding. As part of that filing, SCE sought a confidentiality designation for some of the data submitted. After reviewing SCE's application and data, the Executive Director granted in part and denied in part the application. (Docket 06-IEP-01J). Contact: Fernando De Leon (30 minutes)
  17. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON APPEAL - ELECTRICITY DEMAND. Consideration of Southern California Edison's (SCE's) appeal of the Executive Director's decision denying its application for confidentiality pursuant to the California Code of Regulations, title 20, section 2505(a)(3). SCE filed demand electricity data as part of the 2007 Integrated Energy Policy Report proceeding. As part of that filing, SCE sought a confidentiality designation for some of the data submitted. After reviewing SCE's application and data, the Executive Director granted in part and denied in part the application. (Docket 06-IEP-01I). Contact: Fernando De Leon (30 minutes)
  18. Minutes

    Approval of the April 11, 2007, Business Meeting Minutes.
  19. Commission Committee Presentations/Discussion

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


  20. 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)].


  21. Executive Director's Report

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


  22. Legislative Director's Report


  23. Public Adviser's Report


  24. 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:
     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.

The Business Meeting is broadcast by Internet at:

www.energy.ca.gov/webcast


The Energy Commission now has wireless Internet access available in the atrium, coffee shop, and library.

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