California Energy Commission
WEDNESDAY, September 12, 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.)
- AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS. Possible approval of co-sponsorship for $1,195, staff time, and use of the Energy Commission's name and logo for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers - Internal Combustion Engine Division Fall 2007 Technical Conference in Charleston, South Carolina, October 14-17, 2007. Contact: Avtar Bining.
- WEST COAST GREEN. Possible approval of co-sponsorship for $10,000 and use of the Energy Commission's name for the West Coast Green Conference September 19-22, 2007 in San Francisco. Contact: Panama Bartholomy.
- SOLAR ELECTRIC POWER ASSOCIATION. Possible approval of co-sponsorship for $4,995 and use of the Energy Commission's name for the Solar Power 2007 Conference and Expo, September 24-27, 2007, in Long Beach. Contact: Marija Krapcevich.
- BORDER ENERGY FORUM. Possible approval of co-sponsorship for $3,000, staff time, travel expenses and use of the Energy Commission's name for the Border Energy Forum XIV Annual Conference, October 18-19, 2007, in San Diego. Contact: Alan Argentine.
- WIRED NEXTFEST CONFERENCE 2007. Possible approval of a no cost co-sponsorship and use of the Energy Commission's logo for Wired Magazine's NextFest conference in Los Angeles, California. The event's Green Energy Pavilion will display information about the New Solar Homes Partnership. Contact: Amy Morgan.
- 2008 ENERGY COMMISSION BUSINESS MEETING SCHEDULE. Possible approval of the 2008 Business Meeting Schedule. Contact: Harriet Kallemeyn.
- INTER-CON SECURITY SYSTEMS, INC. Possible approval of Amendment 4 to Contract 200-05-001 with Inter-Con Security Systems, Inc., revising the hourly rates only - no change in budgeted amount. Contact: Karen Van Egdon.
- NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STATE ENERGY OFFICIALS. Possible approval of Contract 400-07-003 for $18,650 with the National Association of State Energy Officials to continue the Energy Commission's membership for one year. Contact: John Sugar.
- ELECTRICITY STORAGE ASSOCIATION. Possible approval of Contract 500 07 007 for $10,000 with Electricity Storage Association for co-sponsorship of the Electricity Energy Storage & Technology Applications 2007 Conference September 23-26, 2007, in San Francisco. Contact: Pramod Kulkarni.
- RUSSELL CITY ENERGY CENTER. Possible adoption of the Presiding Member's Amended Decision for the Russell City Energy Center (01-AFC-7). Contact: Paul Kramer. (10 minutes)
- SAN ELIJO JOINT POWER AUTHORITY: Possible approval of a loan for $1,193,500 to the San Elijo Joint Power Authority to implement energy efficiency projects at the San Elijo Water Reclamation Facility. These projects are estimated to save the district approximately 770,000 kWh, and $119,350 annually in reduced energy costs with a simple payback of 10 years. (ECAA and/or bond funding.) Contact Shahid Chaudhry. (10 minutes)
- POINT REYES BIRD OBSERVATORY CONSERVATION SCIENCE. Possible approval of PIER Work Authorization MR-074 for $500,000 PIER with Point Reyes Bird Observatory Conservation Science, under the UC Master Research Agreement Number 500-02-004 with The Regents of the University of California - Office of the President/CIEE, for Biological Impacts of Climate Change in California. This work will examine case studies of potential ecological impacts of climate change in California. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Guido Franco. (5 minutes)
- UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY-CENTER FOR THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT. Possible approval of Contract 500-06-049 for $600,000 with the UC Berkeley Center for the Built Environment. The project is expected to: (1) improve commissioning and energy analysis tools for underfloor air distribution systems for building ventilation; (2) investigate comfort and energy aspects of efficient radiant building cooling systems; (3) investigate and integrate a commercial fenestration design tool with the CBE thermal comfort simulation tool; and, (4) improve the usability of the thermal comfort simulation tool. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Chris Scruton. (5 minutes)
- CONSORTIUM FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY. Possible approval of Contract 500 07 005 with Consortium for Energy Efficiency for $36,000 for co-sponsorship of the 2007 and 2008 Lighting for Tomorrow Design Competitions. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Michael Seaman. (5 minutes)
- LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY. Possible approval of Contract 500 07 006 for $250,000 with the U. S. Department of Energy - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to develop test procedures for residential forced air system cabinet leakage and blower efficiency. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Martha Brook. (5minutes)
- ONE CYCLE CONTROL, INC. Possible approval of PIER work authorization MR-075 for $334,204 with One Cycle Control, Inc., under the UC Master Research Agreement Number 500-02-004 with The Regents of the University of California - Office of the President/CIEE, for Field Demonstration of One-Cycle Control Active Power Filter. This project will demonstrate and evaluate one-cycle control active power filters at three industrial facilities. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Geoff Lesh. (5 minutes)
- MRW & ASSOCIATES, INC. Possible approval of Contract 150-07-004 for $799,602 with MRW & Associates, Inc. to perform specific tasks related to analyses directed by AB 1632, including assessing the vulnerability of large baseload generation facilities to a major disruption from plant aging or a major seismic event. (ERPA funding.) Contact: Barbara Byron. (5 minutes)
- AB 32 IMPLEMENTATION. Possible approval of recommendations by the Energy Commission's AB 32 Implementation Committee to the California Air Resources Board regarding implementation of mandatory reporting and tracking requirements for greenhouse gas emissions from consumption of electricity in California. This is a joint proceeding with the California Public Utilities Commission (Docket 07 OIIP-01). Contact: Karen Griffin. (10 minutes)
Approval of the August 29, 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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