California Energy Commission
WEDNESDAY, August 1, 2007
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.)
- NEW POWER TECHNOLOGIES. Possible approval of Amendment 1 to Contract 500-04-008 for a two-year, no-cost time extension. Additional time is needed due to delays in processing an extremely large amount of data from Southern California Edison. The Amendment will allow adequate time for planning and executing the demonstration of this work. Contact: Rachel MacDonald
- GATEWAY GENERATING STATION PROJECT (00-AFC-1C). Possible approval of Pacific Gas & Electric's petition to amend the existing certificate to change from once through cooling to dry cooling, eliminating the use of San Joaquin River water as the cooling water source, and to complete associated project design changes. Contact: Christopher Meyer. (15 minutes)
- LA PALOMA GENERATING STATION (98-AFC-2C). Possible approval of a petition to amend the existing certificate to allow use of injection wells as the primary method of wastewater disposal and use of the zero liquid discharge (ZLD) system as a backup disposal option. The proposed change would differ from the language in the original Decision, wherein the project owner was required to select either ZLD or injection wells as the wastewater disposal method. Contact: Christopher Meyer. (5 minutes)
- DYNEGY MOSS LANDING POWER PLANT PROJECT (99-AFC-4C). Possible approval of a petition to amend the existing certificate to permit the addition of a temporary pilot desalination plant to the project site. The pilot project will not require additional water intake from or additional discharge to Monterey Bay and will not affect power plant operations. Contact: Donna Stone (15 minutes)
- RUSSELL CITY ENERGY CENTER (01-AFC-7C). Possible approval of a Petition for Ownership change from Calpine Corporation to Russell City Energy Company, LLC. Russell City Energy Company, LLC is jointly owned by Calpine Russell City, LLC, a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of Calpine Corporation (65%) and Aircraft Services Corporation, a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of General Electric Company (35%). The project name will not change and because the project is not yet under construction, there will be no operational changes to it. Contact: Lance Shaw. (5 minutes)
- CHEVRON RICHMOND POWER PLANT REPLACEMENT PROJECT - SMALL POWER PLANT EXEMPTION (07-SPPE-1). Possible committee appointment for the proposed Chevron Richmond Power Plant Replacement Project to add an additional 60 megawatts net generation to its existing Refinery electrical generation located within Chevron's Richmond Refinery in Contra Costa County. Contact: Mary Dyas. (5 minutes)
- CPV SENTINEL ENERGY PROJECT DATA ADEQUACY RECOMMENDATION AND POSSIBLE COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT. Contact: Bill Pfanner. (5 minutes)
- Possible approval of the Executive Director's data adequacy recommendation for CPV Sentinel, LLC's Application for Certification for the CPV 850 megawatt Sentinel Energy Peaker Project. (07-AFC-3)
- Possible appointment of a Committee for the CPV Sentinel Energy Project.
- ORANGE GROVE POWER PLANT PROJECT - SMALL POWER PLANT EXEMPTION (07-SPPE-2). Possible committee appointment for the proposed Orange Grove Power Plant Project to construct a new 96 megawatt (MW) net generation peaking facility to supply electric power locally to San Diego Gas & Electric customers. The project is located in northern San Diego County near the township of Pala. Contact: Felicia Miller. (10 minutes)
- EASTERN MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT. Possible approval of a $3,000,000 loan to Eastern Municipal Water District to install a 750 kW digester gas-fueled fuel cell cogeneration system at its Moreno Valley water reclamation facility. This project is estimated to save about $534,777 annually and has a simple payback of 9.5 years. (ECAA and/or bond funding.) Contact: Joseph Wang. (5 minutes)
- CITY OF ALHAMBRA. Possible approval of a $1,178,410 loan to the City of Alhambra to retrofit the city's traffic signal from Incandescent to LED, and to convert the city's street lighting system from series to parallel. This project is estimated to save the city approximately 708,000 kWh or $117,841 annually in reduced energy costs with a simple payback of approximately 10 years. (ECAA and/or Bond Funded). Contact Adel Suleiman. (5 minutes)
- CREATUS, INC. Possible approval of Purchase Order (PO) 07-409.00-005 for $250,000 to provide services for application and database development and support where the specific programming knowledge and technical expertise are not available from civil service staff at the Commission. This PO will provide the Information Technology Services Branch with a vehicle to obtain timely development and support services for the Commission's essential application and database systems. (ERPA funded, FY 2007/2008) Contact: Rita Gass. (5 minutes)
- ENTERPRISE NETWORKING SOLUTIONS, INC. Possible approval of Purchase Order 07-409.00-004 for no more than $90,000 with Enterprise Networking Solutions, Inc. to migrate the existing MS Access database portion of the New Solar Home Partnership (NSHP) database into web-enabling software and programming technology to enable web-based functionality. These necessary additions and enhancements to the NSHP application will benefit program participants, the Renewables Office staff, and the partner utility agencies who will soon be administering the program. Contact: Payam Narvand/ Deb Osfeld. (5 minutes)
- DGS CONTRACTED FISCAL SERVICES. Possible approval of Contract 400-07-001 for $135,000 with the department of General Services' Office of Fiscal Services for accounting support in preparation of the annual independent audits related to the Energy Commission's Tax Exempt Revenue Bond Program. (Bond administrative sub-account funded.) Contact: Jane Heinz. (5 minutes)
- UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, RIVERSIDE. Possible approval of Amendment 2 for an augmentation of $1,142,408 to PIER Work Authorization MR-026 with the Regents of the University of California, Riverside under the UC Master Research Agreement Number 500-02-004 with The Regents of the University of California - Office of the President/CIEE. This amendment funds three research projects under the Air Quality Research Program:
- A tracer study to produce data needed for improving near-field air quality models for Distributed Generation (DG). ($400,000)
- Development of test protocols needed to accurately measure low emission levels required for California Air Resources Board certification of DG. ($842,408)
- A scoping study to examine the feasibility of energy efficiency as a measure in State Implementation Plans to meet federal air quality standards. ($200,000)(PIER electricity funded.) Contact: Marla Mueller. (5 minutes)
- Approval of the June 20, 2007 Business Meeting Minutes.
- Approval of the June 27, 2007, Special Business Meeting Minutes.
- Approval of the July 11, 2007, Special Business Meeting Minutes.
A discussion by the Commissioners regarding Committee Oversight matters may be held.
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)].
Closed session may be held on personnel matters.
[Authority: Government Code, Section 11126(a).]
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