California Energy Commission
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2010
1516 Ninth Street
Hearing Room A, First Floor
Beginning at 10 a.m.
Note: this meeting will be broadcast over the Internet.
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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.)
- UNION CITY. Possible approval of the City of Union City's proposed Locally Adopted Energy Standards for residential and nonresidential newly constructed buildings and additions and alterations to existing buildings to require greater energy efficiency than the 2008 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. Contact: Joe Loyer.
- SAN JOAQUIN DELTA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT. Possible approval of a $131,174 loan to the San Joaquin Delta Community College District to install air flow optimization equipment and software in the Center for Microscopy and Allied Sciences building on the college campus. The project is estimated to save the college 347,346 kilowatt hours of electricity and 78,413 therms of natural gas, reducing annual energy cost by approximately $138,123. (ARRA funding.) Contact: Amir Ehyai. (5 minutes)
- CITY OF CHULA VISTA. Possible approval of a $1,999,806 loan to the City of Chula Vista to upgrade to energy efficient lighting and install a 490-kilowatt photovoltaic system. This project is estimated to save the city approximately $182,674 annually in reduced energy cost with a simple payback of 10.95 years based on the loan amount. (ECAA funding.) Contact: Karen Perrin. (5 minutes)
- UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS. Possible approval of Contract 500-09-024 for $500,000 with University of California, Davis to provide student internship support for the Energy Commission for three years. (ERPA and PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Mike Gravely. (5 minutes)
- JET PROPULSION LABORATORY. Possible approval of Contract 500-09-021 for $499,999 with NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory to develop roadmaps to achieve a common vision of the California Smart Grid of 2020. This competitively bid contract includes vendor/manufacturer perspectives on Smart Grid characteristics. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Pedro Gomez. (5 minutes)
- GAS TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE. Possible approval of Amendment 2 to Contract 500 05-026, adding $600,000 to conduct field testing of industrial/commercial burners to validate laboratory tests. In addition, the project will test equipment that has not been previously evaluated in the laboratory. The original project is evaluating the interchangeability of industrial/commercial burners and home appliances. (PIER natural gas funding.) Contact: Joe O'Hagan. (5 minutes)
- STATE ENERGY PROGRAM GUIDELINES. Possible adoption of revisions to the State Energy Program Guidelines (Guidelines). These Guidelines were developed to implement and administer specific program areas funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). Proposed changes establish requirements to qualify for funding under the Clean Energy Business Financing Program and to allocate additional ARRA funds for the Municipal Financing Program, the California Comprehensive Residential Building Retrofit Program, and the Municipal and Commercial Building Targeted Measure Retrofit Program; also proposed are minor clarifying changes to the Guidelines. Contact: Larry Rillera. (10 minutes)
Draft Guidelines and its notice are available online at: www.energy.ca.gov/stimulus/documents/.
- Approval of the January 22, 2010, Business Meeting Minutes.
- Approval of the January 27, 2010, Business Meeting Minutes.
- COMMISSION COMMITTEE PRESENTATIONS AND DISCUSSION: Presentations or discussion by the Commissioners regarding Committee Oversight matters may be held.
- 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)].
- EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S REPORT. Closed session may be held on personnel matters. [Government Code, Section 11126(a).]
At the conclusion of this meeting, the Commission will adjourn to a closed session for the purpose of interviewing candidates for the position of Energy Commission Chief Counsel. Any action taken in this closed session will be reported at the next Energy Commission Business Meeting. [Government Code section 11125.2.]
- PUBLIC ADVISER'S REPORT: The Public Adviser may report on upcoming events.
- PUBLIC COMMENT. People may speak up to five minutes on any matter concerning the Energy Commission.
- INTERNAL ORGANIZATION AND POLICY: 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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