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California Energy Commission
Business Meeting

WEDNESDAY, August 26, 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.
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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. UC DAVIS CENTER FOR AQUATIC BIOLOGY. Possible approval of a nine-month, no-cost time extension for Work Authorization MR-061 under UC Master Research Agreement 500-02-004 with the Center for Aquatic Biology at the University of California, Davis for research on Instream Flow Determinations for Hydropower Applications in California. This program is to identify and fund research that will improve methods used to determine the amount of water needed in a river or stream to sustain a healthy aquatic ecosystem. Contact Joe O'Hagan.
    2. UC DAVIS PLUG-IN ELECTRIC HYBRID VEHICLE RESEARCH CENTER. Possible approval of an 18-month no-cost time extension to Work Authorization MR-060 under UC Master Research Agreement 500-02-004 with UC Davis Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle Research Center to complete the PHEV Research Roadmap and conduct solicitation for Battery Second Use Research. Contact: Philip Misemer.
    3. WATER RESEARCH FOUNDATION. Possible approval of Amendment 2 to Contract 500-03-025 to change the contractor name from the American Water Works Association Research Foundation (AWWARF) to the Water Research Foundation (WRF). AWWARF changed its name to the WRF to differentiate their organization from other organizations with similar names. This amendment does not change the scope, term, or funding amount of the contract. Contact: Paul Roggensack.
  2. MARIPOSA ENERGY PROJECT (09-AFC-03). Contact: Eileen Allen. (10 minutes)
    1. Possible approval of the Executive Director's data adequacy recommendation for the Mariposa Energy Project, a nominal 200-megawatt simple-cycle generating facility to be located in northeastern Alameda County.
    2. Possible appointment of a siting committee for the Mariposa Energy Project.
  3. HYDROGEN ENERGY CALIFORNIA (08-AFC-8). Contact: Eileen Allen. (10 minutes)
    1. Possible approval of the Executive Director's data adequacy recommendation for the Hydrogen Energy California project, a nominal 350 MW power generating facility proposed in the Elk Hills region of western Kern County. The project will be fueled by petroleum coke or coal and includes capture of approximately 90 percent of the CO2 produced for enhanced oil recovery and sequestration.
    2. Possible appointment of a siting committee for the Hydrogen Energy California project.
  4. CAMPBELL CO-GENERATION PROJECT (93-AFC-3C). Possible approval of Sacramento Power Authority's petition to modify the air quality conditions for the Campbell Co-Generation Project. The changes add new air quality Conditions of Certification (COCs), provide for a new commissioning period after replacement of the gas turbine/duct burner control system, and modify existing COCs to make them more consistent with the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District permits. Contact: Mary Dyas. (10 minutes)
  5. GATEWAY ENERGY PROJECT (00-AFC-1C). Possible approval of Pacific Gas and Electric Company's May 7, 2009, petition to the Gateway Generating Station, requesting modifications to certain Air Quality conditions of certification to include the installation of a diesel-fueled fire pump. Contact: Eileen Allen. (10 minutes.)
  6. CLEAN ENERGY FUELS CORPORATION. Possible approval of an amendment to Grant FED-03-007 to Clean Energy Fuels Corporation to change the location of this public access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station from Laguna Niguel to San Juan Capistrano due to a road-widening project. The grant provides partial funding for station equipment at the facility, which will fill an existing gap in infrastructure in Southern California, and complement the John Wayne International Airport station. The amendment clarifies the Terms and Conditions with a special condition. The completion date of December 31, 2009, is unchanged. Contact: Mike Smith. (5 minutes)
  7. DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH. Possible approval of a $1.6 million loan to the Department of Mental Health to fix leaks and damaged pipes in the steam distribution line at Metropolitan State Hospital. This project is estimated to save the hospital approximately 19.6 mmBtu or $160,000 annually in reduced steam costs with a simple payback of approximately 10 years. Metropolitan State Hospital is located in the city of Norwalk. This agreement is consistent with Governor's Executive Order S-09-09. (ECAA funding.) Contact: Mike Smith (5 minutes)
  8. CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND REHABILITATION. Possible approval of a $650,000 loan to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to retrofit the lighting system at the California Rehabilitation Center in Norco. This project is estimated to save the facility approximately 1.5 million kWh, or $150,000 annually in reduced energy cost with a simple payback of approximately 4.3 years based on the loan amount. This agreement is consistent with Governor's Executive Order S-09-09. (ECAA funding.) Contact: Mike Smith (5 minutes)
  9. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE. Possible approval of an amount not to exceed $124,985 for Work Authorization MRA-02-082 with University of California, Irvine, under Agreement 500-02-004 to improve the energy efficiency of water and wastewater treatment processes by evaluating the effect of microscopic particles on membrane filters. This work authorization is consistent with the Governor's Executive Order S-09-09. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Virginia Lew. (5 minutes)
  10. L'MONTE INFORMATION SERVICES, INC. Possible approval of Purchase Order 09 409.00-004 for $60,000 with L'Monte Information Services, Inc., for business analyst support to determine hardware/software technical requirements for the Home Energy Rating System (HERS). The contractor will work with Energy Commission staff to develop recommendations for standard HERS Provider Data Registry document registration procedures for the 2008 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. This contract is consistent with Governor's Executive Order S-09-09. (ERPA funding.) Contact: Gary Flamm. (5 minutes)
  11. EMPLOYMENT TRAINING PANEL. Possible approval of Contract 180-09-002 for $5 million with the Employment Training Panel to provide workforce development apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship training under the Clean Energy Workforce Training Program. This contract is consistent with Governor's Executive Order S-09-09. (ARRA funding.) Contact: Panama Bartholomy. (5 minutes)
  12. Minutes: Approval of the August 12, 2009, Business Meeting Minutes.
  13. Commission Committee Presentations/Discussion: A discussion by the Commissioners regarding Committee Oversight matters may be held.
  14. 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)].
  15. Executive Director's Report: A Closed session may be held on personnel matters. [Government Code, Section 11126(a).]
  16. Public Adviser's Report: The Public Adviser may report on upcoming events.
  17. 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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