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California Energy Commission
Business Meeting

WEDNESDAY, June 2, 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.


  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 AIR POLLUTION CONTROL OFFICERS ASSOCIATION. Possible approval of $4,999, staff time, and use of the Energy Commission's name and logo to co-sponsor the California Air Pollution Control Officers Association's "Climate Change Forum – The Harmonization of California and Federal Climate Change Programs." The event will be held in San Francisco on August 30-31, 2010. Contact: Pierre duVair.
    2. SOLARDAY™ 2010. Possible approval of use of the Energy Commission's name and logo, Go Solar California logo and website link for a no-cost co-sponsorship of SolarDay™ 2010. Contact: Marija Krapcevich.
    3. SONOMA COUNTY WATER AGENCY. Possible approval of amending Agreement PIR-08-038 with the Sonoma County Water Agency to reallocate the budget and add language to the current terms and conditions to allow Los Alamos National Laboratory, a key subcontractor, to use the terms and conditions negotiated between the Energy Commission and the U. S. Department of Energy. Until these changes are made, the prime contractor is unable to enter into a sub-contract with Los Alamos National Laboratory, which would result in slowing the progress of this project. Contact: Hassan Mohammed.
  2. INTER-CON SECURITY SYSTEMS, INC. Possible approval of Amendment 4 to Contract 200-07-004 with Inter-Con Security Systems, Inc., to add $116,614 to extend the contract from July 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010, for security guard services at the Energy Commission. (ERPA funding.) Contact: Emily Oren. (5 minutes)
  3. EHLERT BUSINESS GROUP. Possible approval of Contract 170-09-002 for $200,000 with Ehlert Business Group to provide hearing reporting services for power plant siting case hearings and workshops. (ERPA funding.) Contact: Katherine Nicholls. (5 minutes)
  4. COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES. Possible approval of Contract 400-09-022 for $4,676,513 with the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles to fund the City of Los Angeles Municipal Financing Program: Large Commercial Buildings. The program will develop an "owner-arranged" tax lien financing model for retrofits of large commercial property, and secure repayment through a contractual assessment that sits in first position on the building's property tax bill. (ARRA SEP funding.) Contact: Angie Gould. (10 minutes)
  5. CALIFORNIA ALTERNATIVE ENERGY AND ADVANCED TRANSPORTATION FINANCING AUTHORITY. Possible approval of Contract 600-09-017 with the California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority (CAEATFA) for financing assistance and program administration of eligible AB 118 transportation financing programs under the Energy Commission. Specifically, this contract implements the California Ethanol Producer Incentive Program, and is funded with monies previously disbursed to CAEATFA under the Master Interagency Agreement that was approved at the April 7, 2010, Business Meeting. Contact: Larry Rillera. (10 minutes)
  6. ELECTRIC POWER RESEARCH INSTITUTE, INC. Possible approval of Amendment 2 to Contract 500-05-030 for $2,877,453 with Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. (EPRI) to extend the research period for 18 months and adding a new study site for additional carbon capture and storage (CCS) characterization and underground storage assessments. This extension will produce methodologies, plans, and data to better understand CCS technologies and opportunities in the Western US. (DOE funding.) Contact: Connie Sichon. (5 minutes)
  7. LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY. Possible approval of $6.75 million for Amendment 2 to Contract 500-03-026 with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Demand Research Center to continue developing methods to determine and communicate electric price information. The work from this amendment will demonstrate ways that different end users can manage loads automatically, and help coordinate the regulatory adjustments necessary to achieve the benefits of demand response. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Chris Scruton. (10 minutes)
  8. INSTITUTE FOR THE SUSTAINABLE PERFORMANCE OF BUILDINGS. Possible approval of Contract 500-09-046 for $1,997,686 with the Institute for the Sustainable Performance of Buildings to develop workforce education software for students, technicians, and industry professionals. The software will teach problem-solving and trouble-shooting skills for HVAC, green lighting, daylighting, and building envelopes. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Joseph Fleshman. (10 minutes)
  9. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY. Possible approval of Work Authorization MRA-02-085 for $200,000 with the Regents of the University of California, Berkeley, California Institute for Energy and Environment, to participate in the U.S. Department of Energy Adaptive Relaying Development project. Participation will ensure that California needs and viewpoints are fully represented and incorporated into the project results, and that California electric transmission systems operators are involved in the evaluation and pilot testing of a system protection information tool that facilitates the interpretation of synchrophasor data. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Jamie Patterson. (5 minutes)
  10. FISCALINI FARMS, LP. Possible approval of Agreement PIR-09-006 awarding $399,625 to Fiscalini Farms to provide data on combining anaerobic digestion and power generation technologies that operate effectively, efficiently and economically using multiple feed stocks, and meet environmental regulations. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Michael Lozano. (5 minutes)
  11. Minutes:
    1. Approval of the May 19, 2010, Business Meeting Minutes.
    2. Approval of the May 27, 2010, Business Meeting Minutes.
  12. Commission Committee Presentations and Discussion: Presentations or discussion by the Commissioners regarding Committee Oversight matters may be held.
  13. 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)].
  14. Executive Director's Report: A closed session may be held on personnel matters. [Government Code, Section 11126(a).]
  15. Public Adviser's Report: The Public Adviser may report on upcoming events.
  16. Public Comment: People may speak up to five minutes on any matter concerning the Energy Commission, with the exception of items on this agenda or planned for a future agenda.
  17. 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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