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California Energy Commission
Business Meeting

WEDNESDAY, April 28, 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. ENVIA SYSTEMS, INC. Possible approval of Agreement ARV-09-004, awarding $1 million to Envia Systems, Inc., to develop high energy density lithium batteries for electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid vehicles. The U. S. Department of Energy is providing $4 million of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding. (ARFVT funding.) Contact: Jennifer Allen. (10 minutes)
  2. ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND CONSERVATION BLOCK GRANT AWARDS. Possible approval of 11 Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program grant agreements awarding $1,433,082 in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 funds. These awards provide grant funding to eligible small cities and counties in California to install eligible cost-effective energy efficiency retrofits within their jurisdictions. The EECBG program allows for the purchase and installation of specific energy efficiency measures. The following proposals are Direct Equipment Purchase projects. Contact: Deborah Godfrey. (10 minutes)
    1. CITY OF EAST PALO ALTO. Grant agreement CBG-09-025, awarding $180,214 to replace high pressure sodium streetlights with high efficiency LED lighting fixtures.
    2. CITY OF LOS ALAMITOS. Grant agreement CBG-09-071, awarding $63,720 to upgrade eight HVAC units totaling 44 tons to new 11.5 EER or 13 SEER units, and replace 329 fluorescent fixtures with energy efficient 28 watt fluorescent lamps.
    3. CITY OF MORRO BAY. Grant agreement CBG-09-089, awarding $55,983 to upgrade HVAC units at various city-owned buildings, upgrade interior and exterior lighting fixtures, and replace non-programmable thermostats with 7-day programmable units.
    4. CITY OF MONTEREY. Grant agreement CBG-09-082, awarding $157,057 to retrofit existing high pressure sodium and metal halide streetlights and parking lights with induction lighting.
    5. CITY OF LOMA LINDA. Grant agreement CBG-09-039, awarding $123,200 to replace 224 high pressure sodium street lamps with energy efficient LED lamps.
    6. CITY OF FOSTER CITY. Grant agreement CBG-09-032, awarding $157,426 to replace existing high pressure sodium vapor street lights with LED lights.
    7. CITY OF AGORUA HILLS. Grant agreement CBG-09-078, awarding $124,741 to replace 149 old vehicle LED traffic signals and 78 old pedestrian LED signals that are at or past industry standard life for LED with new and more energy-efficient vehicle LED traffic signals and pedestrian LED signals.
    8. TEHAMA COUNTY. Grant agreement CBG-09-034, awarding $232,926 to upgrade 42 HVAC units, replace over 4,100 32 watt T8 fluorescent lamps with 28 watt T8 fluorescent lamps, and replace 42 regular thermostats with programmable thermostats.
    9. CITY OF HERCULES. Grant agreement CBG-09-051, awarding $135,630 to replace metal halide streetlights with high efficiency LED lighting fixtures.
    10. CITY OF CALISTOGA. Grant agreement CBG-09-107, awarding $28,114 to retrofit the City Hall, Police Department, Public Works Offices, and Recreation Facility lighting from T-12 fixtures to T-8 fixtures.
    11. CITY OF LAGUNA HILLS. Grant agreement COG -09-053, awarding $174,071 to convert 304 incandescent traffic signals to LED throughout the city, and retrofit lighting and mechanical systems at multiple city-owned buildings.
  3. ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND CONSERVATION BLOCK GRANT AWARDS. Possible approval of 5 Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program grant agreements awarding $653,329 in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) funds. These awards provide grant funding eligible small cities and counties within California to install eligible cost-effective energy efficiency retrofits within their jurisdictions. The EECBG program allows for the purchase and installation of specific energy efficiency measures. The following Energy Efficiency Projects are proposed for the following jurisdictions. Contact: Deborah Godfrey. (10 minutes)
    1. CITY OF DINUBA. Grant agreement CBG- 09-055, awarding $114,827 to retrofit existing lighting, install occupancy sensors and daylight controllers, and install network thermostat to control HVAC systems at various locations.
    2. SISKIYOU COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL (a collaborative for the Cities of Yreka, Mt. Shasta, Dunsmuir, Montague, Fort Jones, Dorris, and the County of Siskiyou). Grant agreement CBG-09-030, awarding $311,260 to the collaborative to retrofit existing lighting and lighting controls and install premium efficiency motors, demand control ventilation, and roof insulation upgrades.
    3. CITY OF FORT BRAGG: Grant agreement CBG- 09-090, awarding $36,458 to replace old lighting at various facilities, and twenty HP pumps at its wastewater treatment facility.
    4. ACTERRA (a collaborative for the Cities of Atherton, Los Altos Hills, Monte Sereno, Portola Valley, and Woodside). Grant agreement CBG-09-103, awarding $166,746 to prepare energy assessments for high energy use homes and provide home owners with recommendations on energy reduction measures and implementations of these measures.
    5. CITY OF LOYALTON. Grant agreement CBG-09-092, awarding $24,038 to replace five existing surface aerators with new aerator modules powered by premium efficiency motors with auto controls.
  4. Minutes: Approval of the April 21, 2010, Business Meeting Minutes.
  5. Commission Committee Presentations and Discussion: Presentations or discussion by the Commissioners regarding Committee Oversight matters may be held.
  6. 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)].
  7. Executive Director's Report: A closed session may be held on personnel matters. [Government Code, Section 11126(a).]
  8. Public Adviser's Report: The Public Adviser may report on upcoming events.
  9. Public Comment: People may speak up to five minutes on any matter concerning the Energy Commission.
  10. 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. Fax (916) 654-4493 or e-mail publicadviser@energy.state.ca.us.


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=929378269

You may also go to https://energy.webex.com/ec and enter Meeting Number 929 378 269. The meeting password is mtg@10am.


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