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California Energy Commission
Business Meeting

WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2009

1516 Ninth Street
Hearing Room A, First Floor
Beginning at 10 a.m.
Sacramento, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)

Note: this meeting will be broadcast over the Internet.
See broadcast information.


  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. KEMA, INC. Possible approval of Amendment 1 to Contract 400-07-031 with Kema, Inc., to make an administrative change to the method of payment from time-and-materials to task-based invoicing. Contact: Sylvia Bender.
  2. ALMOND 2 POWER PLANT (09-AFC-2). Contact: Eileen Allen. (10 minutes)
    1. Possible approval of the Executive Director's data adequacy recommendation for the Turlock Irrigation District's (TID) Application For Certification of the Almond 2 Power Plant. The project is a 174 megawatt (MW) net generation gas-fired peaking facility to supply electric power to customers within TID's service territory. The project is located adjacent to the 48 MW TID Almond Power Plant in Ceres, Stanislaus County.
    2. Possible appointment of a siting committee for the Almond Power Plant project.
  3. EL DORADO IRRIGATION DISTRICT: Possible approval of grant PIR-08-040 for $197,950 to El Dorado Irrigation District to better regulate water flows, reduce energy demand, increase efficiency, create energy storage, implement hydroelectric generation and integrate renewable energy expansion in the district. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Ken Koyama. (5 minutes)
  4. COUNTY OF ALAMEDA. Possible approval of grant PIR-08-039 for $1,983,555 to Alameda County for a smart grid demonstration with wind, solar thermal and large-scale energy storage integration at the Santa Rita jail. The jail is a real-life renewable energy integration project in a very high-demanding 24/7 community with a 4500-inmate capacity. This project will contribute to grid stability and security. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Ken Koyama. (5 minutes)
  5. UC MERCED. Possible approval of grant PIR-08-036 for $1 million with UC Merced to develop an operational model to help UC Merced scale up its renewable energy integration strategy and achieve zero net energy goals. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Ken Koyama. (5 minutes)
  6. UC IRVINE. Possible approval of grant PIR 08-033 for $948,903 with UC Irvine to develop an energy infrastructure roadmap for renewable energy integration to achieve 100 percent renewable energy for its campus. UC Irvine will deploy several renewable energy and efficiency measures. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Ken Koyama. (5 minutes)
  7. UC DAVIS. Possible approval of grant PIR-08-035) for $1,994,322 with UC Davis to demonstrate a zero net energy community smart grid system by integrating several renewable energy technologies and efficiency measures at the West Village community. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Ken Koyama. (10 minutes)
  8. PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY. Possible approval of special terms and conditions to Contract 500-08-024 for $1,213,787 with Portland State University to comply with Oregon law and ensure the confidentiality of data. The project will apply advanced analytic techniques to the best available data on residential energy use and efficiency choice to improve understanding of energy consumption and develop next-generation models that support effective carbon-reduction policies and programs. The agreement was originally approved at the Energy Commission's January 14, 2009, Business Meeting. (PIER natural gas funding.) Contact: Mike Gravely. (10 minutes)
  9. NET SYSTEM POWER REPORT. Possible approval of the 2008 Net System Power Report as required by the Power Content Disclosure program. Contact: Sylvia Bender. (10 minutes)
  10. Minutes: Approval of the June 24, 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).]
  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.

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