California Energy Commission
WEDNESDAY, June 23, 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.)
- EDTEK. Possible approval of Amendment 1 to Contract 500-06-003 with EdTek for a 12-month, no-cost time extension made necessary because the project was delayed due to negotiations for the purchase of the company by Skysol, Inc. Contact: Prab Sethi.
- Energy Pro 5.1. Possible approval of Energy Pro 5.1. Energy Pro is a computer simulation program used to demonstrate compliance with the 2008 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. This action includes the decertification of Energy Pro 5.0, which has Energy Commission interim approval until June 30, 2010. Contact: Rob Hudler.
- MICROPAS 8.1. Possible approval of MICROPAS 8.1. MICROPAS is a computer simulation program used to demonstrate compliance with the 2008 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. This action includes the decertification of MICROPAS 8.0, which has Energy Commission interim approval until June 30, 2010. Contact: Rob Hudler
- CALRES 2008 v. 1.1. Possible approval of CALRES 2008 v. 1.1. CALRES is the Commission's public domain software used to demonstrate compliance with the 2008 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. This action includes the decertification of CALRES 2008 v.1, which has previously been approved by the Energy Commission. Contact: Rob Hudler
- SACRAMENTO MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT. Possible approval of Contract 400-09-023 for $19,969,421 with Sacramento Municipal Utility District to develop and deliver a program for energy efficiency audits and home performance retrofits in the Sacramento region. (ARRA-SEP funding.) Contact: Helen Lam. (10 minutes)
- CALIFORNIA ALTERNATIVE ENERGY AND ADVANCED TRANSPORTATION FINANCING AUTHORITY. Possible approval of Contract 600-09-013 with the California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority (CAEATFA) to reduce the amount funded from $100 million to $51 million. This inter-agency agreement is for the development and management of alternative and renewable fuel and vehicle technology transportation financing programs. (ARFVTF funding.) Contact: Larry Rillera. (10 minutes)
- CALIFORNIA ALTERNATIVE ENERGY AND ADVANCED TRANSPORTATION FINANCING AUTHORITY. Possible approval of Contract 600-09-017 for up to $15 million with the California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority (CAEATFA) to establish and implement the California Ethanol Producer Incentive Program. (ARFVTF funding.) Contact: Larry Rillera. (10 minutes)
- ELECTRIC TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING CORPORATION. Possible approval of Grant Agreement ARV-09-005, awarding $8 million to Electric Transportation Engineering Corporation for the Nissan Electric Drive Vehicle Demonstration and Vehicle Infrastructure project. This project will provide the infrastructure to support an initial deployment of 1,000 Nissan Leaf electric cars in the San Diego area. (ARFVTF funding.) Contact: Jennifer Allen. (5 minutes)
- COULOMB TECHNOLOGIES. Possible approval of Grant Agreement ARV-09-007, awarding $3,417,000 to Coulomb Technologies to provide 1,667 networked electric vehicle charging stations to the San Francisco, Sacramento and Los Angeles regions. (ARFVTF funding.) Contact: Jennifer Allen. (5 minutes)
- DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL SERVICES. Possible approval of Grant Agreement ARV-09-006, awarding $4 million to the Department of General Services, in partnership with Propel Fuels, to build 75 ethanol (E85) dispensers at publicly accessible fueling stations throughout California. (ARFVTF funding.) Contact: Jennifer Allen (5 minutes)
- COUNTY OF SHASTA. Possible approval of Agreement 006-09-ECA for a loan of $527,380 to the County of Shasta to install two 125-ton chillers, nine packaged HVAC units and controls, upgraded interior lighting and occupancy sensor controls, and demand control ventilation systems. (ECAA funding.) Contact: Joseph Wang. (5 minutes)
- TOWN OF YOUNTVILLE. Possible approval of Agreement 010-09-ECA for a loan of $200,473 to the Town of Yountville to upgrade lighting and HVAC systems at various town owned facilities, upgrade building electrical systems and insulation, retrofit streetlights, and replace motors at the waste water treatment plant. (ECAA funding.) Contact: Karen Perrin. (5 minutes)
- ICF CONSULTING, LLC. Possible approval of Contract 600-09-018 for $247,900 with ICF Consulting, LLC to acquire background information and develop design criteria for wind farms and related infrastructure development in Baja California, Mexico. This project will support a cooperative initiative between California and Baja California, Mexico to promote cross-border energy infrastructure that allows for renewable energy trade. (ERPA funding.) Contact: Miki Crowell. (5 minutes)
- GUIDELINES FOR SOLAR ELECTRIC INCENTIVE PROGRAMS. Possible approval of changes to the Guidelines for California's Solar Electric Incentive Program (Senate Bill 1). The changes in this third edition are of limited scope, to clarify the Guidelines. Contact: Patrick Saxton. (5 minutes)
- UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, RIVERSIDE. Possible approval of Contract 500 09 051 for $1.2 million with the Regents of the University of California, Riverside to conduct research and testing of various alternative motor fuel formulations for California's transportation fuel markets. (PIER natural gas funding.) Contact: Reynaldo Gonzalez. (10 minutes)
- LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY. Possible approval of $6,750,000 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)
- LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY. Possible approval of Contract 500-09-049 for $3.4 million with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to develop additional information on the relationship between ventilation and health, and performance and productivity in commercial buildings. This new information will be used to help establish new commercial building ventilation standards that balance energy efficiency objectives with the need to maintain acceptable indoor air quality. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Marla Mueller. (10 minutes)
- NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION. Possible approval of Contract 500-09-047 for $1,105,000 with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to research the potential effects of atmospheric rivers and airborne particles from man-made processes on precipitation in California. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Joe O'Hagan. (10 minutes)
- ONE CYCLE CONTROL. Possible approval of Grant Agreement PIR-09-020, awarding $400,000 to One Cycle Control to demonstrate a 15-kilowatt peak load reduction system. This energy storage project, located in Newport Beach, is expected to reduce energy costs for industrial facilities. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Donald Kazama. (5 minutes)
- UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS. Possible approval of Contract 500-09-050 for $150,000 with the Regents of the University of California, Davis to demonstrate the use of a novel ultraviolet treatment system for wastewater disinfection that will reduce maintenance and energy costs. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Paul Roggensack. (5 minutes)
- RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE. Possible approval of Contract 500 10 012 for $60,000 for a one year membership in the Partners Program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Lighting Research Center (LRC). The membership will provide the Energy Commission with access to cutting edge lighting research and results, access to experts who can provide technical assistance on lighting questions, and the ability to network, collaborate in joint research and transfer PIER project results to other LRC partners. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Dustin Davis. (5 minutes)
- ADMINISTRATIVE SUBPOENA. Possible approval of an administrative subpoena directing the California Independent System Operator (CA ISO) to provide data needed to evaluate generation and transmission outages, congestion, must-offer waivers, and load, to assist Energy Commission staff in assessing resource adequacy. Contact: Caryn Holmes. (5 minutes)
- Minutes: Approval of the June 2, 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: A closed session may be held on personnel matters. [Government Code, Section 11126(a).]
- 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, with the exception of items on this agenda or planned for a future agenda.
- 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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