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California Energy Commission
Business Meeting

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 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. INTER-CON SECURITY SYSTEMS. Possible approval of Amendment 3 to Contract 200-05-001 with Inter-Con Security Systems revising the hourly rates for security guard services at the Energy Commission. The total contract amount is unchanged. Contact: Gina Tosi-Smith.

    2. E SOURCE COMPANIES LLC. Possible approval of Contract 500-06-057 for $17,100 with E Source Technology Assessment Services for Energy Commission membership for one year. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Norm Bourassa.

    3. ENERGETICS, INCORPORATED. Possible approval of Contract 500-06-051 for $20,000 with Energetics, Incorporated for co-sponsorship of the 4th Annual Advanced Stationary Reciprocating Engines Conference September 18-19, 2007 in Downey, California. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Avtar Bining.


  2. SANTA BARBARA CITY COLLEGE. Possible approval of a $1,950,000 loan to the Santa Barbara City College to install a 250 kW photovoltaic system and energy efficiency measures, including lighting and mechanical system retrofits. This project is estimated to save the college approximately $195,000 annually in reduced energy cost. This project has a simple payback of 10 years. (ECAA and/or Bond Funded). Contact: Tony Wong (5 minutes).

  3. CHEVRON RICHMOND SMALL POWER PLANT EXEMPTION. (86-SPPE-1). Possible approval of Petition and Supplemental Petition brought by Chevron, USA under Public Resources Code section 25218 to delete conditions "C," "D," and "E" from the Findings and Orders of the 1987 Commission Decision. Specifically, the petitioner seeks to remove the limitation on sales of electrical power in excess of 5 MW annually or more than 1 MW during the 2,000 hours of PG&E's lowest load demand per year. It would also remove the need for reporting of monthly power generated and fuels consumed. Contact: Ken Celli. (10 minutes)

  4. PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY APPEAL (06-IEP-01J). 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. Contact: Fernando De Leon (15 minutes).

  5. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON APPEAL (06-IEP-01J). 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. Contact: Fernando De Leon (15 minutes)

  6. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON APPEAL (06-IEP-01I). 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. Contact: Fernando De Leon (15 minutes)

  7. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON APPEAL (06-IEP-01H). 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 retail price electricity price 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. Contact: Fernando De Leon (15 minutes)

  8. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON APPEAL (06-IEP-01N). 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 nuclear power plant 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. Contact: Fernando De Leon (15 minutes).

  9. U. S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY - LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY. Possible approval of Amendment 1 to Contract 500-03-026 with the U. S. Department of Energy - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, extending the term by 36 months and adding $5,000,000 to continue demand response research (DR). The project explores automated communications and control technology for end uses in commercial and industrial sectors, and examines effective rates and tariffs, customer behavior and attitudes toward DR. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Michael Graveley. (5 minutes)

  10. SACRAMENTO MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT. Possible approval of Contract 500 06 055 for $400,000 with Sacramento Municipal Utility District to install and validate the performance of an electricity energy storage system. The system is expected to achieve energy savings, peak load reduction, and deferrals of new substations for urban light rail transportation systems. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Michael Gravely. (5 minutes)

  11. ELECTRIC POWER RESEARCH INSTITUTE. Possible approval of Contract 500 06 052 for $1,179,660 with Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) for the Collaborative Research Portfolio Membership Agreement between the Energy Commission and EPRI. The agreement allows PIER staff ready access to current research, information and individual expertise that assists staff in planning current and future research projects. PIER is proposing to fund 8 specific research areas under the categories of: Energy Storage, Power Quality Knowledge, Distributed Energy Resources - Strategic Planning & Application, Combustion and Gasification of Coal Power Plan Development, Renewable Hydropower, and the Solar Thermal Electric Project. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Beth Chambers. (5 minutes)

  12. GAS TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE. Possible approval of Contract 500-06-054 for $105,000 with Gas Technology Institute to evaluate the application of an enzyme-based process to capture carbon dioxide. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Mary-Jane Coombs. (5 minutes)

  13. U. S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY - LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY. Possible approval of Contract 500-06-053 with the U. S. Department of Energy - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for $1,100,000 to conduct research, case studies and demonstration projects for energy efficiency in high-tech buildings. The project continues and builds on previous PIER research efforts and will demonstrate the use of DC architecture at a commercial datacenter with an industry partner. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Paul Roggensack. (5 minutes)

  14. SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION. Possible approval of Contract 500-06-050 for $691,959 with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) for Advanced Distributed Sensor Networks for Electric Utilities. SAIC will design and develop an advanced sensor network optimized for utility security management applications. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: David Chambers. (5 minutes)

  15. SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION. Possible approval of Contract 600-06-035 for $133,360 with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) to prepare a risk analysis study to identify and rank the most likely threats to the Energy Commission. SAIC will analyze the vulnerability of the organization to these threats and develop likely scenarios that could result in activation of the Energy Commission's Continuity of Operations plan. (ERPA funding.) Contact: Sherry Stoner. (5 minutes)

  16. BEVILACQUA KNIGHT, INC. Possible approval of Contract 600-06-032 for $251,400 with Bevilacqua Knight, Inc. to continue the Energy Commission's membership in the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP) for three years. The annual fee of $83,800 provides the Energy Commission a position on the CaFCP Steering Committee. (ERPA funding.) Contact: Mike Trujillo. (5 minutes)

  17. SHASTA UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT. Possible approval of Contract 600 06 033 for $151,500 with Shasta Union High School District for the purchase of one 2007 model year compressed natural gas school bus to replace the school district's existing pre-April 1977 school bus. The school district will destroy one pre-April 1977 bus for every bus it receives under this program. (Federal funding.) Contact: Mike Trujillo. (5 minutes)

  18. BRAWLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT. Possible approval of Contract 600 06 034 for $151,500 with Brawley Elementary School District for the purchase of one 2007 model year compressed natural gas school bus to replace the school district's existing pre-April 1977 school bus. The school district will destroy one pre-April 1977 bus for every bus it receives under this program. (Federal funding.) Contact: Mike Trujillo. (5 minutes)

  19. ARCHITECTURAL ENERGY CORPORATION. Possible approval of Contract 400 06-019 for $2,500,000 with Architectural Engineering Corporation to provide technical support for three efficiency programs: Compliance and Enforcement of the Building Standards; Time-of-Sale Home Energy Ratings; and New Solar Homes Partnership and SB 1. (ERPA and federal funding.) Contact: Eurlyne Geiszler. (5 minutes)

  20. ENS-Inc. Possible approval of Purchase Order 06 433.00-016 for $250,000 with ENS-Inc. for technical support and integration of computer-related technologies into the Energy Commission's information technology infrastructure. (ERPA funding.) Contact: Derek Davis. (5 minutes)

  21. Minutes

    1. Approval of the April 11, 2007, Business Meeting Minutes.
    2. Approval of the May 23, 2007, Business Meeting Minutes.


  22. Commission Committee Presentations/Discussion

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


  23. 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)].


  24. Executive Director's Report

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


  25. Legislative Director's Report


  26. Public Adviser's Report


  27. 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.

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www.energy.ca.gov/webcast


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