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California Energy Commission
Business Meeting

WEDNESDAY, November 18, 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.


THE COMMISSION WILL CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

  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. TETRA TECH, INC. Possible approval of Amendment 1 to Contract 600-09-003 with Tetra Tech, Inc., to revise the scope of work in Task 3. The contract is for engineering and technical support for the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program. The amendment would allow the contractor to assist the Energy Commission in evaluating projects that have the potential to receive future Program funding, and that could develop and deploy innovative fuel and vehicle technologies. There is no change in the total cost or term of the contract. Contact: Mike Smith.
  2. BLYTHE SOLAR POWER PROJECT (AFC-09-6). Contact: Alan Solomon. (10 minutes)
    1. Possible approval of the Executive Director's data adequacy recommendation for the Blythe Solar Power Project, a nominal 1000 megawatt project using solar parabolic trough technology, to be located near the city of Blythe, Riverside County.
    2. Possible appointment of a siting committee for the Blythe Solar Power Project.
  3. PALEN SOLAR POWER PROJECT (09-AFC-7). Contact: Alan Solomon. (10 minutes)
    1. Possible approval of the Executive Director's data adequacy recommendation for the Palen Solar Power Project, a nominal 500 megawatt project using solar parabolic trough technology, to be located near Palen Dry Lake in Riverside County.
    2. Possible appointment of a siting committee for the Palen Solar Power Project.
  4. RIDGECREST SOLAR POWER PROJECT (09-AFC-9). Contact: Eric Solorio. (10 minutes)
    1. Possible approval of the Executive Director's data adequacy recommendation for the Ridgecrest Solar Power Project, a 250 megawatt project using parabolic trough technology. The project is to be located on public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management, approximately two miles southwest of the city of Ridgecrest in Kern County.
    2. Possible appointment of a siting committee for the Ridgecrest project.
  5. HIGH DESERT POWER PROJECT (97-AFC-1C). Possible approval of High Desert Power Project, LLC's petition to 1) eliminate the 2000 Decision's prohibition on use of recycled water for cooling; and 2) authorize construction of a pipeline to deliver recycled water for about one third of the power plant's cooling need. Contact: Steve Munro. (10 minutes)
  6. CLEAN ENERGY STATES ALLIANCE. Possible approval of Contract 400-09-008 for $82,943 with Clean Energy States Alliance to renew the Energy Commission's membership for one year. Membership affords the Energy Commission the opportunity to participate in a unique multistate collaboration of public clean energy funds and state agencies working together to develop and promote and expand the market for clean energy technologies. (RRTF funding.) Contact: Tony Goncalves. (5 minutes)
  7. CITY OF SANTA ROSA. Possible approval of an amendment to extend the term of loan number 002-08-ECD to the City of Santa Rosa. Additional time is needed to implement energy efficiency measures at the city's two wastewater pumping facilities. Due to unexpected delays in the city's bidding and procurement process, the city is requesting to extend the project completion date from December 31, 2009, to August 31, 2010. (ECAA funding.) Contact: Shahid Chaudhry. (5 minutes)
  8. DIGITAL ENERGY, INC. Possible approval of Amendment 1 to Contract 400-07-026 with Digital Energy, Inc., to add $500,000 and extend the contract to March 31, 2011. The contract provides engineering and architectural services to support the Energy Commission's Bright Schools, Energy Partnership, and Energy Efficiency Financing programs to improve energy efficiency in existing and planned facilities. (ECAA funding.) Contact: Mike Smith. (5 minutes)
  9. CALIFORNIA HOME ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATING SERVICES. Possible approval of California Home Energy Efficiency Rating Services (CHEERS) as a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) provider for HERS raters conducting field verification and diagnostic testing to demonstrate compliance with the 2008 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. Contact: Jim Holland. (5 minutes)
  10. CALIFORNIA CERTIFIED ENERGY RATING AND TESTING SERVICE. Possible approval of California Certified Energy Rating and Testing Service (CalCerts) as a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) provider for HERS raters conducting field verification and diagnostic testing to demonstrate compliance with the 2008 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. Contact: Jim Holland. (5 minutes)
  11. ENERGY DEMAND 2010-2020 STAFF REVISED FORECAST REPORT. Possible adoption of the California Energy Demand 2010-2020 Staff Revised Forecast Report. Adopted energy and peak demand forecasts are for use in the Integrated Energy Policy Report process and the California Public Utilities Commission long-term procurement process. Contact: Sylvia Bender. (10 minutes)
  12. NEGATIVE DECLARATION FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS FOR TELEVISIONS. Possible adoption of the proposed Negative Declaration, including a Finding of No Significant Impact under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), for the proposed energy efficiency standards for televisions. This adoption hearing comes after the end of the 30-day comment period necessary to comply with CEQA guidelines. Contact: Valerie Hall. (5 minutes)
  13. ENERGY EFFICIENCY REGULATIONS FOR TELEVISIONS. Possible adoption of proposed amendments to the Appliance Efficiency Regulations in Title 20 of the California Code of Regulations relating to energy efficiency standards for televisions. This adoption hearing comes after the end of the 45-day comment period necessary to comply with the Administrative Procedures Act. Contact: Valerie Hall. (20 minutes)
  14. Minutes: Approval of the November 4, 2009, Business Meeting Minutes.
  15. Commission Committee Presentations/Discussion: A discussion by the Commissioners regarding Committee Oversight matters may be held.
  16. 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)].
  17. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S REPORT. Closed session may be held on personnel matters. [Government Code, Section 11126(a).]
  18. LEGISLATIVE DIRECTOR'S REPORT
  19. PUBLIC ADVISER'S REPORT
  20. 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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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 publicadviser@energy.state.ca.us.

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