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California Energy Commission
Business Meeting

WEDNESDAY, January 16, 2008

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/


  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. AMERICAN COUNCIL FOR AN ENERGY EFFICIENT ECONOMY. Possible approval of $4,999 to co-sponsor the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy's Forum for Energy Efficiency in Agriculture. (ERPA funding.) Contact: E. V. (Al) Garcia.

  2. STARWOOD-MIDWAY POWER PLANT PROJECT (06-AFC-10). Possible adoption of the Presiding Member's Proposed Decision, and Errata, for the Starwood - Midway Power Plant Project. Contact: Garret Shean. (30 minutes)
  3. RAND CORPORATION. Possible approval of Contract 400-07-022 for $200,000 with RAND Corporation for Demonstrating Computer-Assisted Techniques for Developing Robust Strategies. RAND will conduct a joint consultant/staff study demonstrating the potential and usefulness of two new analytical computer tools (Exploratory Modeling (xM) and Robust Decisionmaking) that evaluate the combination of electricity sector policy options that can meet AB 32 goals and facilitate cross-functional collaboration and communication. (ERPA funding.) Contact: Ross Miller. (5 minutes)
  4. HESCHONG MAHONE GROUP, INC. Possible approval of Amendment 2 to Contract 400-05-021 with Heschong Mahone Group, Inc., adding $35,000 and a one-year time extension. The contractor will complete surveys of appliances sold on-line and in wholesale and retail outlets; complete the survey of non-California appliance standard enforcement activities; and provide strategies best suited for the California Appliance Program. (ERPA funding.) Contact: Tovah Ealey. (5 minutes)
  5. Minutes

    Approval of the January 2, 2008, Business Meeting Minutes.
  6. Commission Committee Presentations/Discussion

    A discussion by the Commissioners regarding Committee Oversight matters may be held.
  7. 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)].
  8. Executive Director's Report

    Closed session may be held on personnel matters.
    [Authority: Government Code, Section 11126(a).]
  9. Legislative Director's Report
  10. Public Adviser's Report
  11. 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:
Media & Public Communications - 916-654-4989

Questions about participation in the Business Meeting should be directed to:
Public Adviser's Office - 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:


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

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