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California Energy Commission
Business Meeting

WEDNESDAY, March 11, 2009

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. RON WROBLEWSKI. Possible approval of Amendment 2 to Contract 400-05-007 with Ron Wroblewski to add $10,000 and up to four additional U. S. Department of Energy Best Practices Fan and Motor Assessment workshops. (Federal funding.) Contact: Marty A. Sengo.
    2. CPS HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES. Possible approval of Amendment 2 to Contract 200-05-003 with CPS Human Resource Services for a no-cost time extension to June 1, 2009. Contact: Gina Tosi-Smith.
    3. BIOCYCLE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2009. Possible approval of $4,995, staff time and use of the Energy Commission´s name and logo to cosponsor the BioCycle International Conference 2009 – Celebrating BioCycle´s 50th Anniversary April 27-30, 2009. (PIER funding.) Contact: Zhiqin Zhang.
    4. ROSEVILLE UTILITY EXPLORATION CENTER (RUEC). Possible approval of $1,000 to co-sponsor "Double Exposure: Photographing Climate Change", a national traveling exhibit from the Museum of Science in Boston that will be displayed at the RUEC from April 16 - June 5, 2009. Contact: Chris Graillat.
  2. SAN JOAQUIN SOLAR 1 & 2 POWER PROJECT (08-AFC-12). Contact: Joseph Douglas. (10 minutes)
    1. Possible approval of the Executive Director´s data adequacy recommendation for the San Joaquin Solar 1 & 2 hybrid project, a nominal 106-megawatt solar/biomass hybrid facility located near the city of Coalinga in Fresno County
    2. Possible appointment of a siting committee for the San Joaquin project.
  3. RAND CORPORATION. Possible approval of Agreement Number PIR-08-002 for a competitive grant of $199,491 to Rand Corporation to develop and implement flexible and robust water management climate adaptation strategies for the El Dorado Irrigation District. (PIER funding.) Contact: Guido Franco. (5 minutes)
  4. FACET DECISION SYSTEMS, INC. Possible approval of Contract 500-08-030 for $510,010 with Facet Decision Systems, Inc. to validate the siting decision tool known as Planning Alternative Corridors for Transmission (PACT). The project will use the California Desert Natural Communities Conservation Plan process as the validation test. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Linda Spiegel. (5 minutes)>
  5. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS. Possible approval of Contract 500-08-017 for $3,014,727 with the Regents of the University of California, Davis to fund four renewable energy collaboratives in biomass, geothermal, solar, and wind energy. This three-year collaborative umbrella agreement will focus on overarching and specific Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) objectives. (PIER electricity and natural gas funding.) Contact: Ken Koyama. (10 minutes.)
  6. CALRES 2008 Possible approval of CALRES 2008 as the public domain computer program for demonstrating compliance for newly constructed buildings with the 2008 Low-Rise Residential Building Energy Efficiency Standards. Contact: Rob Hudler. (10 minutes.)
  7. REVISED DEMAND FORECAST. Possible adoption of staff report Draft Forecast of 2010 Peak Demand (publication # CEC-200-2009-001-SD). This forecast would be used by the California Independent System Operator use for its 2010 local area capacity requirements study. Contact: Sylvia Bender. (10 minutes)

    Link to Report

  8. AB 868 FUEL DELIVERY TEMPERATURE STUDY. Possible adoption of the Fuel Delivery Temperature Study Committee Report (publication # CEC-600-2009-002-CTF) mandated by Assembly Bill 868 (Davis, Chapter 398, Statutes of 2007). The legislation directs the Energy Commission to conduct a cost-benefit analysis and make recommendations on automatic temperature compensation devices at retail gasoline service stations. Contact: Gordon Shremp. (45 minutes)

    Link to Report

  9. Minutes: January 28, 2009, Business Meeting Minutes. (For information only.)
  10. Commission Committee Presentations/Discussion: A discussion by the Commissioners regarding Committee Oversight matters may be held.
  11. 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)].
  12. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S REPORT: Closed session may be held on personnel matters. [Government Code, Section 11126(a).]
  13. LEGISLATIVE DIRECTOR'S REPORT: The Director may report on legislative matters.
  15. 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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