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California Energy Commission
Business Meeting

WEDNESDAY, September 16, 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 using WebEx.
See broadcast information.


  1. CITY OF LOS ANGELES. (Item continued from September 9, 2009, agenda.) Possible approval of a $3 million loan to the City of Los Angeles to convert a portion of the city's residential street light fixtures from incandescent lamps to induction lamps. This project is estimated to save the city 3 million kWh, or $300,000 annually in reduced energy cost with a simple payback of 10 years. This agreement is consistent with Governor's Executive Order S-09-09. (ARRA funding.) Contact: Mike Smith. (5 minutes)
  2. TOWN OF HILLSBOROUGH. (Item continued from September 9, 2009, agenda.) Possible approval of a $908,700 loan to the Town of Hillsborough to install premium efficiency pumps and control upgrades for its water system. These projects will save the town approximately $69,900 annually in reduced energy costs. Based on the loan amount, the simple payback is approximately 13 years. This agreement is consistent with Governor's Executive Order S-09-09. (ARRA funding.) Contact: Mike Smith. (5 minutes)
  3. ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND CONSERVATION BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM GUIDELINES. Possible adoption of Guidelines for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program. The Guidelines are being proposed by Energy Commission's Ad Hoc Committee on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), and describe the eligibility and procedural requirements for receiving EECBG Program funds under ARRA. Contact: Mark Hutchison (15 minutes)
  4. 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.

WebEx Broadcast of the Business Meeting

The Business Meeting is broadcast via WebEx, the Energy Commission's online meeting service.

To listen to the meeting and view any presentations, please click the following link or paste it into your browser:

You may also go to and enter Meeting Number 927 735 051.
Password: mtg@10am

The Energy Commission building has wireless Internet access available in the atrium, coffee shop, and library.

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