California Energy Commission
WEDNESDAY, February 27, 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.)
- KEMA, INC. Possible approval of Amendment 1 to Contract 500-04-027 with KEMA, Inc., for a one-year no-cost time extension to finish funding for projects that support development of policies and protocols for the Renewable Energy Program, analyzing the renewable industry and market context, and ensuring the effectiveness of the overall program. Contact: Rachel Salazar.
- PALMDALE WATER DISTRICT. Possible approval of Amendment 1 to Contract 500-04-011 with Palmdale Water District for a no-cost time extension of 20 months. The project has been delayed by three key issues: the recall of ultra-capacitors due to a circuit balancing problem, since resolved; reorganization and staff reduction by a key subcontractor; and extended in-house testing of the first- of- its-kind EnergyBridge equipment. Contact: David Chambers.
- WALNUT CREEK ENERGY PARK PROJECT. (05-AFC-2). Possible adoption of the Presiding Member's Proposed Decision and Committee Errata on the Walnut Creek Energy Park Project. Contact: Garret Shean. (15 minutes)
- 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 megawatt (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)
- CITY OF LYNWOOD. Possible approval of a $330,000 loan to the City of Lynwood to upgrade the city's traffic signals from incandescent to light-emitting diode technology. This project is estimated to save the city approximately 426,371 kWh annually, resulting in annual energy cost savings of $44,679. Based on the loan amount, the simple payback is approximately 7.4 years. (ECAA and/or Bond Funded). Contact Jim Holland. (10 minutes)
- CITY OF CHULA VISTA. Possible approval of a $607,466 loan to the City of Chula Vista to upgrade lighting, improve HVAC systems, and install variable speed drives for chilled water, hot water, and air handling systems at six city facilities. This project is estimated to save the city 1.4 million kWh, resulting in cost savings of $180,959 annually. Based on the loan amount, the simple payback is approximately 3.4 years after the utility rebate. (ECAA and/or bond funding.) Contact: Karen Perrin. (10 minutes)
- DEPARTMENT OF WATER RESOURCES. Possible approval of an Interagency Agreement with Department of Water Resources (DWR) to indemnify DWR in connection with the Rosetta Resources CO2 Storage Project planned for DWR's Grizzly Slough property. Contact: Larry Myer/Allan Ward. (5 minutes)
- GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF PLANNING AND RESEARCH. Possible approval of Contract 200-07-006 for $45,000 with Governor's Office of Planning and Research to provide writing and research services for planning and policy discussion documents on the state's energy issues. (ERPA funding.) Contact: Cheryl Raedel. (5 minutes)
- RENEWABLE RESOURCE TRUST FUNDS. Possible approval of transfer of $461,672,772 from New Renewable Resources Account funds to California electrical corporations serving customers subject to the renewable energy public goods charge. Senate Bill 1036 (Chapter 685, Statutes of 2007) abolishes the New Renewable Resources Account and requires the Energy Commission to transfer the Account's remaining unencumbered funds back to the appropriate utilities by March 1, 2008. Contact: Mark Hutchison. (10 minutes)
- PUBLIC INTEREST ENERGY RESEARCH (PIER) 2007 ANNUAL REPORT. Possible approval of the 2007 PIER Annual Report to the Legislature. The report must be submitted to the Legislature by March 31 and includes an overview of the Program, accomplishments, and project highlights. Contact: Martha Krebs/Sandra Fromm. (10 minutes)
Approval of the February 13, 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.
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.
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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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