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California Energy Commission
Business Meeting


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.


  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. PINCHOT INSTITUTE FOR CONSERVATION. Possible approval of Contract 500-09-028 for $20,000 with the Pinchot Institute for Conservation to co-sponsor the Regional Biomass Stakeholder Workshop on forestry sustainability issues at the University of California, Davis, on February 24-25, 2010. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Ken Koyama.
  2. GATEWAY GENERATING STATION (00-AFC-1C). Possible adoption of the Proposed Decision of the Siting Committee on the complaints against the Gateway Generating Station brought by the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), Local Clean Energy Alliance (LCEA), and Californians for Renewable Energy (CARE). Contact: Ken Celli. (10 minutes)
  3. SONOMA VALLEY HEALTH CARE DISTRICT. Possible approval of a $1,966,762 loan to the Sonoma Valley Health Care District to install high efficiency interior and exterior lighting, HVAC upgrades and desktop virtualization technologies at the Sonoma Valley Hospital. This loan is estimated to save the District 758,957 kilowatt hours and 86,062 therms annually, and reduce energy costs by $174,610. The simple payback is 11.3 years based on the loan amount. (ARRA funding.) Contact: Haile Bucaneg. (5 minutes)
  4. CITY OF ALBANY. Possible approval of a $290,805 loan to the City of Albany to replace 451 high pressure sodium vapor street lights with light-emitting diodes. The project is estimated to save the city 194,963 kilowatt hours of electricity annually and reduce annual energy cost by approximately $23,874. The simple payback is 12.2 years based on the loan amount. (ARRA funding.) Contact: Amir Ehyai. (5 minutes)
  5. DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES RECYCLING AND RECOVERY. Possible approval of Contract RMB 600-09-010 with the Department of Resources Recovery and Recycling to transfer $300,000 to the Energy Commission over two fiscal years ($150,000 each fiscal year 2009-10 and 2010-11). The funds will be used to conduct comprehensive tire tests to examine rolling resistance, fuel efficiency, tread life, and tire safety; determine what, if any, tradeoffs exist between rolling resistance and other tire qualities; and make recommendations for potential minimum efficiency standards for tires as required by Assembly Bill 844 (Nation, Chapter 645, Statutes of 2003.) (Reimbursement funding.) Contact: Ray Tuvell. (5 minutes)
  6. MINUTES: Approval of the February 10, 2010, Business Meeting Minutes.
  7. COMMISSION COMMITTEE PRESENTATIONS AND DISCUSSION: Presentations or discussion by the Commissioners regarding Committee Oversight matters may be held.
  8. 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)].
  9. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S REPORT. Closed session may be held on personnel matters. [Government Code, Section 11126(a).]
  10. PUBLIC ADVISER'S REPORT: The Public Adviser may report on upcoming events.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.

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.

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