California Energy Commission
WEDNESDAY, September 26, 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.)
- CLEAN ENERGY SHOWCASE. Possible approval of co-sponsorship for $4,999 for the Clean Energy Showcase at UC Davis, October 11, 2007. Contact: Claudia Chandler.
- ALTERNATIVE CAR AND TRANSPORTATION EXPO. Possible approval of co-sponsorship for $4,950, staff time and use of the Energy Commission's name for the Alternative Car and Transportation Expo, October 19-20 in Santa Monica. Contact: Tim Olson.
- MIDWAY SUNSET COGENERATION PROJECT (85-AFC-3C). Possible approval of a petition to increase the amount of unreacted ammonia (ammonia slip) into the stack emissions from 5 to 10 parts per million. The increase is required because of the use of Selective Catalytic Reduction systems. Contact: Connie Bruins. (10 minutes)
- CHULA VISTA ENERGY UPGRADE PROJECT DATA ADEQUACY RECOMMENDATION. Contact: Christopher Meyer. (10 minutes)
- Possible approval of the Executive Director's data adequacy recommendation for the Chula Vista Energy Upgrade Project (07-AFC-4).
- Possible appointment of a Committee for the Chula Vista project.
- RUSSELL CITY ENERGY CENTER. Continued consideration of the Presiding Member's Amended Decision for the Russell City Energy Center (01-AFC-7). Contact: Paul Kramer. (30 minutes)
- NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY. Possible approval, under Contract 500-06-027, for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to contract with two successful bidders to RFP 500-06-504 (Feb 07). These subcontractors are UQM (Advanced Design and Commercialization of UQM Modular DER Inverter, $618,441) and US Hybrid (Modular and Efficient Power Converter with Source Ripple Current Mitigation, $281,842). The subcontractors will perform research on Advanced Power Electronic Interface for application in Distributed Energy Resources (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Bernard Treanton. (5 minutes.)
- SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION. Possible approval of Contract 500-07-009 for $220,000 with San Jose State University Foundation to provide the necessary expertise to enable recipients of PIER funds to bring their technologies or services to market. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Pramod Kulkarni. (5 minutes)
- LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY. Possible approval of Contract 500-07-008 for $400,000 with U. S. Department of Energy - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to extend the capabilities of the EnergyPlus building energy simulation software for use in the Title 24 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Martha Brook. (5 minutes)
- ADI THERMAL POWER CORPORATION. Possible approval of a grant for $249,536 to ADI Thermal Power Corporation under RFP GRT06501-11. ADI Thermal Power will develop an ultra low emissions burner and a control system for their Stirling Engine generator. The control system will improve part load efficiency and provide better utilization of engine waste heat in combined heat and power applications. (PIER natural gas funding.) Contact: Arthur J. Soinski. (5 minutes)
- CALIFORNIA RESOURCES AGENCY. Possible approval of Amendment 1 adding $135,000 to Contract 200-07-001 with the California Resources Agency. The additional funding is for the Resources Agency's Climate Change Executive. (ERPA funding.) Contact: Randy Roesser. (5 minutes)
- EXISTING RENEWABLE FACILITIES PROGRAM FUNDING AWARD NOTICES. Possible approval of Funding Award Notices pursuant to the Energy Commission's Existing Renewable Facilities Program Guidebook, Renewables Portfolio Standard Eligibility Guidebook, and Overall Program Guidebook. These Funding Award Notices commit funding to production incentives to the following facilities subject to the Guidelines and terms of their respective funding award notices. Contact: Jason Orta. (10 minutes)
- Sierra Pacific Industries-Loyalton
- Sunray Energy- SEGS I and II
- Chowchilla II
- El Nido
- Colmac Energy, Inc.
- CALIFORNIA GUIDELINES FOR REDUCING IMPACTS TO BIRDS AND BATS FROM WIND ENERGY DEVELOPMENT. (06-OII-1). Possible adoption of the voluntary California Guidelines For Reducing Impacts to Birds and Bats from Wind Energy Development prepared by the California Energy Commission and the Department of Fish and Game. Contact: Misa Ward. (1 hour)
Approval of the September 12, 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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News media inquiries should be directed to:
Claudia Chandler, Assistant Executive Director - 916-654-4989
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Public Adviser - 916-654-4489 or 800-822-6228
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