California Energy Commission
WEDNESDAY, July 30, 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/
PLEASE NOTE: If you are planning to attend this meeting, please be aware that there may be traffic congestion and delays due to repair work on Interstate 5 in the downtown Sacramento area. Information on road closures and alternate routes is available at the Fix I-5 website at www.fixi5.com, or call 5-1-1 to receive information in English and Spanish.
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 INSTITUTE FOR SUSTAINABLE LABORATORIES. Possible approval of $4,999 to co-sponsor the Data Centers 21 track at the Labs 21 2008 Annual Conference of the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories in San Jose, September 16-18, 2008. (PIER funding.) Contact: Paul Roggensack.
- INTER-CON SECURITY SYSTEMS, INC. Possible approval of Amendment 2 to Contract 200-07-004 with Inter-Con Security Systems, Inc. to amend the blended benefits rate in the master service agreement administered by the California Highway Patrol. There is no increase in the total contract amount. Contact: Emily Oren.
- California Air Pollution Control Officers' Association (CAPCOA). Possible approval of staff time and use of the Energy Commission's name and logo for CAPCOA's "The Future is Green" conference and expo, September 14-16, 2008. The event features clean air and low carbon energy and transportation technologies, and the environmental and economic benefits of green markets for California and the world. Contact: David Effross.
- HIGH DESERT POWER PROJECT (97-AFC-1C). Possible approval of an amendment petition to modify Air Quality Conditions of Certification relating to source test intervals and other administrative changes. The modifications will result in no increased harmful emissions and will remain in compliance with Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District permits. Contact: Dale Rundquist. (10 minutes)
- RUSSELL CITY ENERGY CENTER (01-AFC-7C). Possible approval of Russell City Energy Company LLC's petition to extend the deadline for commencement of construction of the Russell City Energy Center in Hayward, California from September 10, 2008, to September 10, 2010. Contact: Kevin Bell and Mary Dyas. (30 minutes)
- O'BANION & RITCHEY, LLP. Possible approval of Amendment 1 to Contract 140 07 001 with O'Banion & Ritchey, LLP, to add $140,000, add one year and revise the scope of work to provide legal services to settle or litigate trademark matters. (ERPA funding.) Contact: Elizabeth Flores. (5 minutes)
- REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT. Possible approval of Contract 500-08-002 for $7,740,000 with the Regents of the University of California, Office of the President for a new Master Research Agreement for the Public Interest Energy Research Program (PIER). Research projects for the PIER program are prescribed in areas such as advanced transportation technologies; buildings, industrial, agricultural and water end-use energy efficiency; advanced electricity generation; renewable energy; energy-related environmental research; and energy systems integration. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Beth Chambers. (10 minutes
- UC DAVIS CALIFORNIA LIGHTING TECHNOLOGY CENTER. Possible approval of Work Authorization MRB-08-002 for $3,000,000 under Master Research Agreement 500-08-002 with the Regents of the University of California, Office of the President for the UC Davis California Lighting Technology Center. This work authorization will provide funding for 36 months for the California Lighting Technology Center to develop, and help bring to market, energy-efficient lighting products for use in buildings, appliances, outdoor fixtures and other applications beyond applicable standards. (PIER funding.) Contact: Michael Seaman. (5 minutes)
- UC BERKELEY CENTER FOR THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT. Possible approval of Work Authorization MRB-08-003 for $2,100,000 under Master Research Agreement 500-08-002 with the Regents of the University of California, Office of the President for the Center for the Built Environment, University of California, Berkeley. The project will address building issues encountered by leading architects and engineers, and provide solutions and information leading to improvements in efficiency and function of California buildings. (PIER funding.) Contact: Chris Scruton. (5 minutes)
- UC DAVIS WESTERN COOLING EFFICIENCY CENTER. Possible approval of Work Authorization MRB-08-004 for $2,100,000 with the UC Davis Western Cooling Efficiency Center under Master Research Agreement 500 08 002 with the Regents of the University of California, Office of the President. The project is to examine obstacles to the adoption of efficient cooling, and identify and execute projects with key partners to publicize needed business, information and technological enhancements. The Cooling Center will serve as a central source for information on efficient cooling in California, including hot, dry optimized air conditioning. (PIER funding.) Contact: Chris Scruton. (5 minutes)
- REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT. Possible approval of Work Authorization MRB-08-001 for amount not to exceed $540,000 under Master Research Agreement 500-08-002 with the Regents of the University Of California, Office of the President, for administration fees for $7.2 million of building efficiency research activities over three years. (PIER funding.) Contact: Beth Chambers. (5 minutes)
- AMERICAN COUNCIL FOR AN ENERGY EFFICIENT ECONOMY. Possible approval of Contract 500-08-004 for $50,000 with American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) to co-sponsor the 2008 Summer Study on Buildings. The conference will bring energy industry workers together to review research findings, and analyze and discuss energy and environmental policy to promote efficient use of resources, and improve end uses, processes and policies. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Chris Scruton. (10 minutes)
Approval of the July 16, 2008, Business Meeting Minutes.
- Commission Committee Presentations/Discussion
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. [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.
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