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California Energy Commission
Business Meeting

WEDNESDAY, January 30, 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. LOW CARBON FUELS 2008 CONFERENCE AND EXPOSITION. Possible approval of co-sponsorship of $4,950, staff time, travel expense and use of the Energy Commission's name for the Low Carbon Fuels 2008 Conference and Exposition, April 14-15, 2008, in Sacramento. (ERPA funding.) Contact: Aleecia Macias.
    2. CONFIDENTIALITY DESIGNATION. Acknowledgment of the Executive Director's December 10, 2007, decision granting confidentiality to the Energy Commission's report, Vulnerability Assessment and Security Analysis of Electric Power Systems (CEC 500-2006-006). The Vulnerability Assessment provides critical information that could be used to disable the electric grid system if made public. Contact: Fernando De Leon.

  2. 2008 BUILDING ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS. No action on this item will occur at this meeting. The Commission will continue the hearing to allow the notice and publication of 15-day language that will change the original proposal. There will be additional opportunity to comment on the proposed amendments, including the 15-day language changes, both prior to and at the continued adoption hearing. Contact: Mazi Shirakh. (15 minutes)
  3. AB 2160 REPORT TO THE GREEN ACTION TEAM. Possible approval of the Energy Commission's report to the Governor's Green Action Team, as directed by Assembly Bill 2160 (Statutes of 2006) on the state's financing and other project deliver mechanisms for energy and resource efficient (green building) projects in its own buildings and on obstacles and incentives for green building projects in the private commercial sector. Contact: Elaine Hebert. (10 minutes)
  4. CITY OF SANTA BARBARA BUILDING EFFICIENCY STANDARDS. Possible approval of the city of Santa Barbara's adoption and enforcement of a local ordinance for residential and nonresidential buildings requiring greater energy efficiency than the 2005 Building Energy Efficiency Standards, to be implemented on February 1, 2008. Contact: Rob Hudler. (5 minutes)
  5. ORDER INSTITUTING RULEMAKING FOR THE ALTERNATIVE AND RENEWABLE FUEL AND VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM. Possible adoption of an Order Instituting Rulemaking authorizing a proceeding to develop regulations implementing the Energy Commission's new authority to administer the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program under Health & Safety Code section 44270 et seq. (Assembly Bill 118, Statutes of 2007, Chapter 750.) Contact: Fernando De Leon. (10 minutes)
  6. PROPROSE. Possible approval of Amendment 1 to Contract 400-06-006 with ProProse to add $145,000, extend the term by 14 months and expand the scope of work to facilitate outreach efforts and approved partnership agreements for the New Solar Homes Partnership Public Awareness Campaign. (RRTF/CE funding.) Contact: Claudia Chandler. (5 minutes)
  7. TIAX, LLC. Possible approval of Contract 400-07-023 for $494,848 with TIAX, LLC to develop a cost-benefit analysis report on California's Self-Generation Incentive Program. Assembly Bill 2778 (Chapter 617, Statutes of 2006) requires the Energy Commission to evaluate the costs and benefits of providing rate-payer funded subsidies for self-generation for distributed generation resources. (RRTF funding.) Contact: Lynette Esternon-Green. (5 minutes)
  8. DIGITAL ENERGY, INC. Possible approval of Contract 400-07-026 for $2,300,000 with Digital Energy, Inc. to provide technical assistance and support to the Energy Commission's Bright Schools, Energy Partnership and Energy Efficiency Financing programs. (ECAA and reimbursement funding.) Contact: Monica Rudman. (5 minutes)
  9. HOTEL NIKKO SAN FRANCISCO. Possible approval of Contract 600-07-002 for $29,758 with the Hotel Nikko, San Francisco, for meeting rooms, food, beverage and audiovisual for the International Energy Project Financing Conference in San Francisco, May 8-9, 2008. The conference will facilitate investment in clean energy projects in California and in international markets that involve California energy companies. (ERPA funding.) Contact: Tambu Kisoki. (5 minutes)
  10. CALIFORNIA COMMISSIONING COLLABORATIVE. Possible approval of Contract 400 07-025 for $50,000 to renew the Energy Commission's membership with the California Commissioning Collaborative and allow the Energy Commission to retain a position on the Board of Directors. The CCC is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization committed to improving the performance of buildings and their systems. (ERPA funding.) Contact: Tav Commins. (5 minutes)
  11. SETKA, INC. Possible approval of Purchase Order 07-409.00-014 for a maximum of $245,000 with Setka, Inc. to assist the Energy Commission in accomplishing necessary tasks to continue to collect and publish appliance efficiency data. (ERPA funding.) Contact: Betty Chrisman. (5 minutes)
  12. STATE WATER PROJECT CONTRACTORS AUTHORITY. Possible approval of Contract 500-07-025 for $400,000 with State Water Project Contractors Authority to issue a competitive solicitation to select a single subcontractor for Analysis and Optimization of Water and Energy Balances for Storage and Conveyance Systems. This project will research and develop methods and tools to analyze water storage, conveyance and power generation systems to achieve energy efficiency, increased generation and integration of renewable resources, peak load reduction and load shifting. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Richard Sapudar. (5 minutes)
  13. PURCHASE ORDER FOR PIMS SUPPORT. Possible approval of Purchase Order 07 409.00-012 for an amount not to exceed $250,000 with Public Sector Consultants, Inc. to provide operational support for the Energy Research and Development Division, Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Information Management System (PIMS), and ASP.NET/SQL Server application. (PIER funding.) Contact: Nancy Libonati. (5 minutes)
  14. PUBLIC SECTOR CONSULTANTS, INC. Possible approval of Purchase Order 07 409.00-013 for $187,000 with Public Sector Consultants, Inc., to manage and document development of centralized business functions for the Energy Research and Development Division, Public Interest Energy Research Program (PIER). These functions include the business rules and processes for the research program budget cycle, work authorization tracking, workload and project tracking. (PIER funding.) Contact: Nancy Libonati. (5 minutes)
  15. ASSOCIATION OF STATE ENERGY RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER INSTITUTIONS. Possible approval of Contract 500-07-029 for $36,000 with Association of State Energy Research and Technology Transfer Institutions Energy Commission membership for two years. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Cathy Turner. (5 minutes)
  16. PNEU-LOGIC CORPORATION. Possible approval of Contract 400-07-024 for $48,000 with Pneu-Logic Corporation to deliver up to 20 compressed air workshops at investor owned utilities, municipal utilities, and/or industrial plants. The contractor will provide one- to three-day company-specific site visits to conduct best practices energy efficiency training and/or compressed air system efficiency audits and will provide site visit reports. (DOE funding.) Contact: E. V. (Al) Garcia. (5 minutes)
  17. Minutes

    Approval of the January 16, 2008, Business Meeting Minutes.
  18. Commission Committee Presentations/Discussion

    A discussion by the Commissioners regarding Committee Oversight matters may be held.
  19. 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)].
  20. Executive Director's Report

    Closed session may be held on personnel matters.
    [Authority: Government Code, Section 11126(a).]
  21. Legislative Director's Report
  22. Public Adviser's Report
  23. 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.

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