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California Energy Commission
Business Meeting

WEDNESDAY, April 8, 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.
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  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. SUNPOWER CORPORATION. Possible approval of Amendment 1 to Contract 500 04 022 with SunPower Corporation for a novation to change the company's name from PowerLight Corporation and a no-cost time extension of 11 months. Contact: Ken Koyama.
  2. ORANGE GROVE POWER PLANT PROJECT (08-AFC-04). Possible adoption of the Presiding Member's Proposed Decision and Errata for the Orange Grove Power Plant Project. Contact: Ken Celli. (10 minutes)
  3. TOWN OF HILLSBOROUGH. Possible approval of a $699,000 loan to the Town of Hillsborough to install premium efficiency pumps and control upgrades to its water system. These projects will save the town approximately $69,000 annually in reduced energy costs. Based on the loan amount, the simple payback is approximately 10 years. (ECAP funding.) Contact: Joseph Wang. (10 minutes)
  4. CALIFORNIA COMMISSIONING COLLABORATIVE. Possible approval of Contract 500 08-039 for $1,796,630 for three years with California Commissioning Collaborative to provide integrated research to address market and technical barriers to widespread implementation of building commissioning. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Beth Chambers. (10 minutes)
  5. L'MONTE INFORMATION SERVICES. Possible approval of Contract 500-08-035 for $1,826,761 with L'Monte Information Services to develop the Building Energy Standards Modeler software. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Martha Brook. (10 minutes)
  6. RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE. Possible approval of Contract 500 08 040 for $60,000 for a one year membership in the Partners Program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Lighting Research Center (LRC). As an LRC Partner, the Energy Commission maintains and strengthens its relationships with lighting industry contacts in academia, large lighting companies, utilities, government agencies, whose cooperation is essential for achieving California's lighting research goals. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Michael Seaman. (5 minutes)
  7. LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY. Possible approval of Amendment 3 to Contract 500-05-001 with the U. S. Department of Energy-Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, adding $550,000 and 27 months to the contract term. The amendment is to expand field testing and demonstrations of automated Demand Response as a California Independent Systems Operator Ancillary Service. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Mike Gravely. (10 minutes)
  8. ICF CONSULTING, LLC. Possible approval of Contract 600-08-007 for $199,997 with ICF Consulting, LLC for support services for the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program. (ERPA and ARFVTF funding.) Contact: Mike Smith. (5 minutes)
  9. ANDES CONSULTING, LLC. Possible approval of Purchase Order 08-409.00-009 for $124,000 with Andes Consulting, LLC to provide programming services for application and database development for the Energy Commission's essential systems. (ERPA funding.) Contact: Larry Smith. (5 minutes)
  10. Minutes:
    1. Possible approval of the January 28, 2009, Business Meeting Minutes.
    2. Possible approval of the March 25, 2009, Business Meeting Minutes.
  11. Commission Committee Presentations/Discussion: A discussion by the Commissioners regarding Committee Oversight matters may be held.
  12. 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)].
  13. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S REPORT: Closed session may be held on personnel matters. [Government Code, Section 11126(a).]
  14. LEGISLATIVE DIRECTOR'S REPORT: The Director may report on legislative matters.
  15. PUBLIC ADVISER'S REPORT: The Public Adviser may report on upcoming events.
  16. 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 and 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.

Participating by Telephone at a Business Meeting
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. Fax (916) 654-4493 or e-mail

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