California Energy Commission
WEDNESDAY, June 30, 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.)
- CALIFORNIA BUSINESS TRANSPORTATION AND HOUSING AGENCY. Possible approval of Amendment 1 to Contract 600-09-011 with the California Business, Transportation and Housing Agency to change the end date of the contract from April 30, 2012 to March 31, 2012. The contract is to provide support services for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Clean Energy Business Financing Program. Contact: Larry Rillera.
- UNITED STATES CARBON SEQUESTRATION COUNCIL. Possible approval of Contract 500-10-011 for $35,000 with the United States Carbon Sequestration Council (USCSC) for Energy Commission membership for one year. The USCSC provides access to scientific and technical information about carbon sequestration to industry, policy makers, and the general public. (DOE funding.) Contact: Elizabeth Keller.
- WESTLAW. Possible approval of Amendment 2 to Contract 140-08-002 with West Publishing Corporation dba Thomson West to add $5,850 for additional access to Westlaw legal research service. (ERPA funding.) Contact: Liz Flores.
- ELECTRIC POWER GROUP. Possible approval of Amendment 1 to Contract 500 08 048 for a budget reallocation. There is no change to the duration or cost of the project, which is to research and demonstrate how system operators can use synchrophasor technology to visualize and make better operating decisions. Contact: Jamie Patterson. (10 minutes)
- EL SEGUNDO POWER REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT (00-AFC-14C). Possible approval of a petition to amend the El Segundo Power Redevelopment Project to include new state-of-the-art rapid response combined cycle (R2C2) technology, eliminating the need for once-through cooling and wastewater discharge to the ocean or to a publicly operated treatment works. Other improvements include modification of the plant entrance road to allow for oversize equipment delivery and better plant access, and the addition of a new offsite lay-down area. Contact: Joseph Douglas. (10 minutes)
- ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND CONSERVATION BLOCK GRANTS. Possible approval of an Energy Commission resolution to revise agreement terms to pay small jurisdiction/local agency invoices based on proof of costs incurred or payments made. Contact: John Sugar. (5 minutes)
- CALIFORNIA POLLUTION CONTROL FINANCING AUTHORITY. Possible approval of Contract 600-09-019 for $34 million with the California Pollution Control Financing Authority to provide financial services through the California Capital Access Program for alternative and renewable fuel and vehicle technology projects. (ARFVTF funding.) Contact: Larry Rillera. (10 minutes)
- SAN BERNARDINO ASSOCIATED GOVERNMENTS. Possible approval of a grant of $9,308,000 to San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) to purchase 182 heavy-duty Freightliner-M2112 natural gas trucks and 20 heavy-duty Peterbilt-386 natural gas trucks and construct two publicly accessible liquefied natural gas fueling stations at the Ryder facilities in San Bernardino and in Orange County areas. (ARFVT funding.) Contact: Jennifer Allen. (10 minutes)
- DAIMLER TRUCKS NORTH AMERICA. Possible approval of Grant Agreement ARV 09-010, awarding $2.1 million to Daimler Trucks North America to demonstrate ten Freightliner tractors powered by a combination of the ultra-clean Cummins Westport dedicated natural gas engine and a state-of-the-art BAE Systems e-drive axle hybrid electric drive system. (ARFVTF funding.) Contact: Jennifer Allen (5 minutes)
- COCA-COLA ENTERPRISES. Possible approval of Grant Agreement ARV-09-011, awarding $750,000 to Coca-Cola Enterprises to demonstrate four heavy-duty hybrid hydraulic beverage delivery trucks. An innovative direct driveline connection will enable the truck to operate in hydraulic mode, in mechanical drive at higher speeds, or in a blended mode that will optimize drive-train efficiency. (ARFVTF funding.) Contact: Jennifer Allen (5 minutes)
- KENWORTH TRUCK COMPANY. Possible approval of Grant Agreement ARV 09 012, awarding $1,458,735 to Kenworth Truck Company to demonstrate a Class 8 truck with an advanced hybrid-electric system and an intercooled recuperated 350-kilowatt microturbine. The microturbine will be run on natural gas for this demonstration, but will be capable of using any fuel including ethanol, LNG, hydrogen, and biodiesel. (ARFVTF funding.) Contact: Jennifer Allen (5 minutes)
- GAS TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE. Possible approval of Grant Agreement ARV-09-013, awarding $1,777,364 to Gas Technology Institute (GTI). GTI and Cummins Westport will demonstrate an advanced ISX11.9 G natural gas engine which will be a low-emission, high efficiency engine alternative for the Class 8 market. This engine will be matched to vehicles for regional haul and heavy vocational truck applications. (ARFVTF funding.) Contact: Jennifer Allen.
- ISE CORPORATION. Possible approval of Grant Agreement ARV-09-014, awarding $888,595 to ISE Corporation to produce and demonstrate a battery-electric 45-foot transit bus using the NABI "compobus" chassis for the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority. (ARFVTF funding.) Contact: Jennifer Allen. (5 minutes)
- MOTIV POWER SYSTEMS, INC. Possible approval of Grant Agreement ARV-09-015, awarding $1,345,552 to Motiv Power Systems, Inc. (Motiv). Motiv, Bauer Worldwide Transportation, Inc., and Seeo, Inc. will integrate Motiv's customizable electric-drive Power Control System into a prototype class 4 vehicle to demonstrate the viability and benefits of the system's 100-mile all-electric range. This shuttle will operate along routes at campuses of Bauer's client companies, including Google, Cisco, Facebook, and Yahoo. (ARFVTF funding.) Contact: Jennifer Allen. (5 minutes)
- TEREX. Possible approval of Grant Agreement ARV-09-016, awarding $494,678 to demonstrate its innovative HyPowerTM Hybrid system in 12 medium- and heavy-duty Pacific Gas and Electric utility service vehicles. The hybrid system will power the aerial boom, cabin heating and air conditioning, and worksite lighting. The system eliminates the need for chassis engine idling during certain types of utility operations (typically exceeding 4 hours per day for the average utility service vehicle). (ARFVTF funding.) Contact: Jennifer Allen. (5 minutes)
- ELECTRIC VEHICLES INTERNATIONAL (EVI). Possible approval of Grant Agreement ARV-09-017, awarding $1,153,053 to Electric Vehicles International (EVI) to design, develop, and deploy a liquefied natural gas range-extended electric vehicle for medium-duty truck applications. EVI proposes to use Valence lithium-phosphate batteries for a 100-115 mile range. EVI will integrate the new powertrain into an industry standard medium-duty truck and will deploy prototypes for onsite testing with partners. (ARFVTF funding.) Contact: Jennifer Allen. (5 minutes)
- CITY OF LEMOORE. Possible approval of grant agreement ARV-09-019, awarding $200,000 to the City of Lemoore. The City of Lemoore has partnered with Lemoore Area School Transportation Services to construct a Compressed Natural Gas fueling station. The fueling station will serve the City of Lemoore, Lemoore Area Schools Transportation and will also be open to the public. (ARFVTF funding) Contact: Jennifer Allen. (5 minutes)
- SACRAMENTO REGIONAL TRANSIT DISTRICT. Possible approval of grant agreement ARV-09-018, awarding $500,000 to Sacramento Regional Transit District (SRTD) to install three fast-fill compressed natural gas dispensers at their bus maintenance facility at McClellan Park in Sacramento. This project would provide fueling capability to fuel each 40-foot transit bus in 5-7 minutes, allowing the entire fleet of 250 buses to be fueled in an 8 hour shift. The Fueling station will also be available to Twin Rivers Unified School District and neighboring transit agencies. (ARFVTF funding)Contact: Jennifer Allen. (5 minutes)
- COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES INTERNAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT. Possible approval of Contract 400-09-024 for $8 million with the County of Los Angeles Internal Services Department to provide comprehensive residential energy retrofits to single family and multifamily homes in Los Angeles County and create jobs in the individual communities. (ARRA-EECBG funding.) Contact: Sam Lerman. (10 minutes)
- CITY OF FRESNO. Possible approval of Contract 400-09-032 for $1,899,899 with the City of Fresno to expand energy efficiency ratings in Fresno and Kern counties, and to train and develop a highly skilled workforce to perform home energy retrofits throughout the San Joaquin Valley region. (ARRA-EECBG funding.) Contact: Helen Lam. (5 minutes)
- COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO. Possible approval of Contract 400-09-031 for $3 million with the County of San Diego to design and implement a comprehensive residential building retrofit program for the San Diego region. The county will partner with the California Center for Sustainable Energy and others to develop tools and best practices to reduce energy use and carbon emissions, and create sustainable jobs in the residential retrofit sector. (ARRA-EECBG funding.) Contact: Devorah Eden. (5 minutes)
- COUNTY OF SONOMA. Possible approval of Contract 400-09-030 for $2,537,000 with the County of Sonoma to augment and improve an existing program that provides Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing to private property owners in the county for permanent energy efficiency, water conservation or clean generation improvements on their property. This contract is to add an online data collection and tracking tool, update the program to follow the state's loading order and include energy audits, and initiate a regional bonding strategy and program marketing resources for the program. (ARRA/SEP funding.) Contact: Angela Gould. (5 minutes)
- CITY OF WATSONVILLE. Possible approval of Agreement 011-09-ECA for a loan of $756,984 to the City of Watsonville to retrofit the city's high pressure sodium street lighting system with energy efficient LED lights. (ECAA funding.) Contact: Adel Suleiman. (5 minutes)
- POTTER DRILLING, INC. Possible approval of Agreement PIR-09-019 for a grant of $380,000 to Potter Drilling, Inc. to develop and test a non-contact geothermal well drilling technology. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: John Hingtgen. (5 minutes)
- PUMP DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT & DIAGNOSTICS, LLC. Possible approval of Contract 400-09-025 for $30,000 for U.S. Department of Energy Best Practices workshops and energy use site assessments for pumping systems, through May 13, 2013. (DOE funding.) Contact: Lance D. Shaw. (5 minutes)
- PRODUCTIVE ENERGY SOLUTIONS, LLC. Possible approval of Contract 400 09 026 for $30,000 for U. S. Department of Energy Best Practices workshops and energy use site assessments for fan/motor systems, through May 13, 2013. (DOE funding.) Contact: Lance D. Shaw. (5 minutes)
- E3M, INC. Possible approval of Contract 400-09-027 for $105,000 with E3M, Inc., for U. S. Department of Energy Best Practices workshops and energy use site assessments for process heating systems, through May 13, 2013. (DOE funding.) Contact: Lance D. Shaw. (5 minutes)
- DRAW PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, INC. Possible approval of Contract 400-09-028 for $105,000 with Draw Professional Services, Inc., for U.S. Department of Energy Best Practices workshops and energy use site assessments for compressed air systems, through May 13, 2013. (DOE funding.) Contact: Lance D. Shaw. (5 minutes)
- HUDSON TECHNOLOGIES COMPANY. Possible approval of Contract 400-09-029 for $105,000 with Hudson Technologies Company for U.S. Department of Energy Best Practices workshops and energy use site assessments for steam systems, through May 13, 2013. (DOE funding.) Contact: Lance D. Shaw. (5 minutes)
- CONTRACTORS STATE LICENSE BOARD. Possible approval of Contract 400 10 001, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to define primary roles and responsibilities of the Energy Commission and the Contractors State License Board as they relate to exploring communication with contractors, building departments, and consumers; and the joint investigation of complaints about contractor noncompliance. This MOU supersedes the MOU created for the 2005 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. Contact: Erik Jensen. (10 minutes)
- Minutes: Approval of the June 23, 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 discuss any of the following matters to which the Energy Commission is a party:
- California Communities Against Toxics et al v. South Coast Air Quality Management District (Los Angeles County Superior Court, BS124624);
- Western Riverside Council of Governments v. Department of General Services (Riverside County Superior Court RIC10005849);
- In the Matter of U.S. Department of Energy (High Level Waste Repository),(Atomic Safety Licensing Board, CAB-04, 63-001-HLW).
- EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S REPORT. Closed session may be held on personnel matters. [Government Code, Section 11126(a).]
- PUBLIC ADVISER'S REPORT
- 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.
- 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.
IN ADDITION TO THE AGENDA THAT WAS DISTRIBUTED ON JUNE 17, 2010, THE COMMISSION WILL TAKE A VOTE TO CONSIDER WHETHER THERE EXISTS A NEED FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION ON THE FOLLOWING ITEM. (GOV. C. § 11125.3, SUBD. (A)(2).) IF THE COMMISSION DETERMINES THAT SUCH A NEED EXISTS, THE COMMISSION MAY CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING:
MARSH LANDING GENERATING STATION (08-AFC-3). Possible consideration of Robert Sarvey's appeal pursuant to California Code of Regulations, Title 20, section 1207(d), of the Committee's denial of his petition to intervene in the Marsh Landing proceeding. Contact: Paul Kramer.
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