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California Energy Commission
Business Meeting

WEDNESDAY, May 6, 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. CULVER CITY LOCALLY ADOPTED ENERGY STANDARDS. Possible approval of proposed Culver City Locally Adopted Energy Standards requiring greater energy efficiency than the 2005 Building Energy Efficiency Standards for all newly constructed commercial and multi-family residential buildings, to become effective on May 7, 2009. Contact: Bill Pennington. (5 minutes)
  2. STIRLING ENERGY SYSTEMS SOLAR ONE PROJECT (08-AFC-13). Contact: Christopher Meyer. (10 minutes)
    1. Possible approval of the Executive Director's data adequacy recommendation for the Stirling Energy Systems Solar Three, LLC and Stirling Energy Systems Solar Six, LLC Application for Certification of the Stirling Energy Systems Solar One Project, a nominal 850-megawatt Stirling engine solar project proposed on 8,230 acres of public land managed by the Bureau of Land Management land in San Bernardino County, California.
    2. Possible appointment of a siting committee for the Stirling Energy Systems Solar One Project.
  3. CPS HUMAN RESOURCES SERVICES. Possible approval of Contract 200-08-005 for $100,000 with CPS Human Resources Services to assist with revision of class specifications specific to the Energy Commission and perform other work associated with the consolidated classification proposal submitted to the Department of Personnel Administration in May 2008. Contact: Gina Tosi-Smith. (5 minutes)
  4. ASPEN ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP. Possible approval of Work Authorization 1910.003 under Contract 400-07-032 with Aspen Environmental Group in an amount not to exceed $242,408.16 to build upon and address findings from the Aspen Phase I Demand Forecast Modeling Methodology Evaluation to support future Integrated Energy Policy Reports. (FY-07/08 ERPA funding.) Contact: Sylvia Bender. (10 minutes)
  5. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT. Possible approval of Amendment 4 to Contract 500-01-043 with the University of California, Office of the President-CIEE to add $1,900,000 to the contract and extend the term by 30 months to continue long term research into enabling technologies for demand response. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Mike Gravely. (10 minutes)
  6. ELECTRIC POWER RESEARCH INSTITUTE. Possible approval of Amendment 1 to Contract 500-05-030 with Electric Power Research Institute to extend the performance period to June 30, 2010, and augment the budget by $1,272,706. The project is to conduct a WESTCARB Phase II CO2 storage pilot test in northern Arizona in the saline formations of the Colorado plateau. (Federal funding.) Contact: Mike Gravely. (10 minutes)
  7. UC BERKELEY CENTER FOR THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT. Possible approval of Contract 500-08-044 for $2,100,000 with UC Berkeley Center for the Built Environment to conduct practical research on reducing energy use and improving performance of commercial buildings, to publicize the research results, and to propose enhancements to state and national performance standards. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Chris Scruton. (10 minutes)
  8. Minutes: Approval of the April 22, 2009, Business Meeting Minutes.
  9. Commission Committee Presentations/Discussion: A discussion by the Commissioners regarding Committee Oversight matters may be held.
  10. 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)].
  11. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S REPORT. Closed session may be held on personnel matters. [Government Code, Section 11126(a).]
  14. 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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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.

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