California Energy Commission
WEDNESDAY, February 13, 2008
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.)
- INTERNATIONAL ENERGY FUND AGREEMENT. Possible approval of a no-cost amendment to International Energy Fund Agreement IEF-06-002 with SCS Engineers International, LLC, for a name change to Stearns, Conrad and Schmidt, Consulting Engineers, Inc. The grant recipient has provided documentation of the company's name change and is now registered under the new name with the California Secretary of State. Contact: Brenda Sturdivant.
- SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION. Possible approval of Amendment 1 to Contract 500-04-025 with San Jose State University Foundation for a no-cost time extension of eight months for the once-through cooling research contract with Moss Landing Marine Laboratories. This project is designed to better assess and mitigate the ecological effects of once-through cooling. Contact: Melinda Dorin
- CALIFORNIA CLIMATE ACTION REGISTRY. Possible approval of a cosponsorship of $4,950, staff time, and use of the Energy Commission's name for the California Climate Action Registry annual conference May 15-16, 2008, in San Diego. Contact: Pierre duVair.
- WHITE BOX TECHNOLOGY. Possible approval of Purchase Order 07 409.00 017 for $15,000 with White Box Technology for nonresidential compliance software testing and evaluation by developing detailed test inputs for the DOE2.1E reference program and test results for comparison to the results of candidates for compliance software approval. (SEP funding.) Contact: Bruce Maeda.
- CANYON POWER PLANT PROJECT (07-AFC-9). Contact: Che McFarlin. (5 minutes)
- Possible approval of the Executive Director's data adequacy recommendation for Southern California Public Power Authority's Application for Certification of the Canyon (Anaheim) Power Plant Project, a nominal 200 megawatts (MW) natural gas-fired simple-cycle generating facility, in northern Orange County, California.
- Possible appointment of a siting committee for the Canyon Power Plant Project.
- WELLS FARGO BANK, NA. Possible approval of Memorandum of Understanding 400 07 028 with Wells Fargo Bank, NA to provide financial support in the form of a sponsorship for the New Solar Homes Partnership (NSHP) public awareness campaign. This sponsorship includes a donation of a sweepstakes prize with a monetary value and Wells Fargo-paid marketing support for the NSHP campaign. Contact: Claudia Chandler. (5 minutes)
- DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE. Possible approval of Amendment 1 to Contract 200 04 004 with the Department of Finance for $360,000 and a time extension of three years to perform annual audits of the Renewable Resources Trust Fund required by Senate Bill 90 (Chapter 905, statutes of 1997). Financial audit reports must be submitted to the Legislature not later than March 1 each year. (RRTF funding.) Contact: Susan Aronholt. (5 minutes)
- SUSTAINABLE ENERGY FINANCE ALLIANCE. Possible approval of Contract 400 07 027 for $55,000 to establish the Energy Commission's membership in the Sustainable Energy Finance Alliance (SEF Alliance). The SEF Alliance is an international platform to support and promote public finance mechanisms that increase innovation and private investment in renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors. (RRTF funding.) Contact: Angela Gould. (5 minutes)
- HESCHONG MAHONE GROUP, INC. Possible approval of Amendment 1 to Contract 400-05-021 with Heschong Mahone Group, Inc., for a $35,000 augmentation and one-year time extension to the existing two-year contract. 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)
- UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. Possible approval of Contract 500 07 030 for $500,000 with University of Southern California to develop and establish strategies to minimize the impact of terrorism and other hazards on the electrical power grid. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: David Chambers. (5 minutes)
- 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)
- EXISTING RENEWABLE FACILITIES PROGRAM FUNDING AWARD NOTICES. Possible approval of Funding Award Notices under 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 for the following facilities subject to the Guidelines and terms of their respective funding award notices. Contact: Jason Orta. (15 minutes)
- Pacific-UltraPower Chinese Station
- Pacific Oroville
- Burney Mountain Power
- Mt. Lassen Power
- Covanta Delano
- Covanta Mendota
Approval of the January 30, 2008, 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. If you require special accommodations, contact Lourdes Quiroz at 916-654-5146, five days before the meeting.
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