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California Energy Commission
Business Meeting

WEDNESDAY, March 10, 2010

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. CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME. Possible approval of Amendment 1 to Contract 500-08-010 for a 24-month no cost time extension with California Department of Fish and Game. The contract is to validate the PACT tool using the Desert Natural Communities Conservation Plan process. The extension is needed to accommodate changes in the Department of Fish and Game schedule. Contact: Linda Spiegel.
    2. FACET DECISION SYSTEMS, INC. Possible approval of Amendment 1 to Contract 500-09-030 for a 12-month no cost time extension with Facet Decision Systems, Inc. The contract is to validate a permitting decision support tool, PACT, using the California Department of Fish and Game desert conservation process. The extension is needed to accommodate changes in the Department of Fish and Game schedule. Contact: Linda Spiegel.
    3. WESTERN ELECTRICITY COORDINATING COUNCIL. Possible approval of Amendment 1 to Contract 400-06-003 for a 12-month no cost time extension with Western Electricity Coordinating Council to continue its role as financial backstop for providing administrative operations for the Western Renewable Energy Information System (WREGIS) (see Senate Bill 1078, Sher, Chapter 516, Statutes of 2002) until the system becomes self-sustaining through collection of user fees. Contact: Tony Goncalves.
  2. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE NATIONAL FUEL CELL RESEARCH CENTER. Possible approval of Agreement PIR-09-018 for a grant of $1,480,000 to the University of California, Irvine National Fuel Cell Research Center to develop and demonstrate a novel high-temperature fuel cell chiller for combined cooling, heating and power systems. (PIER electricity and natural gas funding.) Contact: Avtar Bining. (10 minutes)
  3. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE. Possible approval of Agreement PIR-09-013 for a grant of $412,634 to the University of California, Irvine to develop control methods and technology for economical use of combined heat and power and combined cooling, heating and power systems. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Avtar Bining. (5 minutes)
  4. CALIFORNIA REPORTING, LLC. Possible approval of Amendment 1 to Contract 180 08-001 with California Reporting, LLC, adding $75,700 and a one-year time extension for court reporting services for the Energy Commission's Business Meetings, public workshops and other proceedings. (ERPA funding.) Contact: Susanne Garfield. (5 minutes)
  5. Minutes: Approval of the March 3, 2010, Business Meeting Minutes.
  6. Commission Committee Presentations and Discussion: Presentations or discussion by the Commissioners regarding Committee Oversight matters may be held.
  7. 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)].
  8. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S REPORT. Closed session may be held on personnel matters. [Government Code, Section 11126(a).]
  9. LEGISLATIVE DIRECTOR'S REPORT
  10. PUBLIC ADVISER'S REPORT
  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.

    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.


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: https://energy.webex.com/energy/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=926526295

You may also go to https://energy.webex.com/ec and enter Meeting Number 926 526 295. The meeting password is mtg@10am.


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