California Energy Commission
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 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.)
- THE JG PRESS, INC. Possible approval of Contract 500-07-032 for $10,000 with The JG Press, Inc., to co-sponsor the 24th Annual BioCycle West Coast Conference 2008. (ERPA funding.) Contact: Zhiqin Zhang.
- LATIN AMERICA ENERGY 2008. Possible approval of $2,500, staff time, travel expenses and use of the Energy Commission's name for the Latin America Energy 2008 Conference, May 13-14, 2008, in La Jolla, California. (ERPA funding.) Contact: Alan Argentine.
- TIAX, INC. Possible approval of Amendment 2 to Contract 600-04-025 with TIAX, Inc., for a nine-month no-cost time extension to complete tasks that were delayed to ensure coordination with the California Air Resources Board. Contact: Diana Schwyzer.
- BULLARD ENERGY CENTER (06-AFC-8). Possible adoption of the Committee Order Terminating Proceedings in the Bullard Energy Center. Contact: Kenneth Celli. (5 minutes)
- AVENAL ENERGY CENTER (08-AFC-1). Contact: Christopher Meyer. (10 minutes)
- Possible approval of the Executive Director's data adequacy recommendation on Avenal Power LLC's application for certification of the Avenal Energy Center.
- Possible appointment of a siting committee for the Avenal Energy Center.
- CITY OF SANTA ROSA. Possible approval of the City of Santa Rosa's adoption and enforcement of a local ordinance for newly constructed single family homes and multi-family residential buildings requiring greater energy efficiency than the 2005 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. The new ordinance would be implemented May 1, 2008. Contact: Devorah Eden. (5 minutes)
- STATE COASTAL CONSERVANCY. Possible approval of Contract 500-07-036 for $100,000 with State Coastal Conservancy to co-fund an assessment of the environmental implications of deploying wave energy technologies along the California coast. Specifically, the goal is to guide future research efforts that will inform the design and siting of wave energy projects. The Coastal Conservancy's Ocean Protection Council will contribute $63,770 to the assessment. Contact: Joe O'Hagan. (5 minutes)
- EMERY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT. Possible approval of a $97,000 loan to Emery Unified School District to upgrade lighting and install measures to increase the efficiency of mechanical and other energy systems at two schools. This project is estimated to reduce annual energy costs by $21,248, and has a simple payback of 4.6 years based on the loan amount. (ECAA and/or bond funding.) Contact: Virginia Lew.
- PUBLIC INTEREST ENERGY RESEARCH (PIER) 2007 ANNUAL REPORT. Possible approval of the 2007 PIER Annual Report to the Legislature. Contact: Thom Kelly/Sandra Fromm. (10 minutes)
- NET SYSTEM POWER REPORT. Possible approval of the 2007 Net System Power Report as required by the Power Content Disclosure Program. Contact: Al Alvarado. (5 minutes)
Approval of the March 12, 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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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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