California Energy Commission
WEDNESDAY, November 18, 2009
1516 Ninth Street
Hearing Room A, First Floor
Beginning at 10 a.m.
Note: this meeting will be broadcast over the Internet.
See broadcast information.
THE COMMISSION WILL CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:
- 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.)
- 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.
- 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.
- Possible appointment of a siting committee for the Blythe Solar Power Project.
- 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.
- Possible appointment of a siting committee for the Palen Solar Power Project.
- 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.
- Possible appointment of a siting committee for the Ridgecrest project.
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