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California Energy Commission
Business Meeting

WEDNESDAY, July 14, 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. ROBERT J. WATSON ENTERPRRISES, INC., DBA RESOLUTION. Possible approval of a no-cost time extension to Contract 150-08-003 with Robert J. Watson Enterprises, Inc., dba Resolution to provide training for Energy Commission staff. The time extension is needed to accommodate staff unable to complete the training due to workload issues. Contact: Christina Edwards.
  2. CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE FOR ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT. Possible approval of Contract 500-10-007 for $549,975 with the Regents of the University of California, California Institute for Energy and Environment to further develop a public Web-based interactive visualization tool that will reveal potential climate impacts at the local, regional, and state levels. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Guido Franco. (5 minutes)
  3. CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE FOR ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT. Possible approval of PIER Work Authorization MRA-02-086 with the Regents of the University of California, California Institute for Energy and Environment, for $200,000 to determine the magnitude of regulatory, policy, market, or technology barriers to transportation electric fuel implementation in California. (PIER funding.) Contact: Philip Misemer. (5 minutes)
  4. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY. Possible approval of an amendment to Work Authorization UC MRA-048-02 under contract 500-02-004 with the Regents of the University of California, Berkeley, California Institute for Energy and Environment for $160,000 and three months additional time to expand the Water Energy Sustainability Tool's capabilities to address water supply issues and also improve user access to the model by making it Web-based. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Joe O'Hagan. (5 minutes)
  5. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES. Possible approval of Contract 500 10 009 for $550,000 with the Regents of the University of California, Los Angeles, to develop a method for estimating the energy and environmental impacts of community-scale changes on urban transportation systems. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Erik Stokes. (5 minutes)
  6. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE. Possible approval of Contract 500 10 010 for $300,000 with the Regents of the University of California, Irvine, to develop and demonstrate innovative methods and technology for controlling the dispatch of combined cooling, heating, and power systems on light industrial, commercial, and institutional applications. This contract represents a cost-share fund to the U.S. Department of Energy under a $1.282 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act award. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Rizaldo Aldas. (5 minutes)
  7. E SOURCE COMPANIES, LLC. Possible approval of Contract 500-10-013 for $499,049 with E Source Companies, LLC, to prepare a series of technical briefs that describe the results of PIER technologies and disseminate them to professional and technical journals, websites, and at relevant conferences. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: David Weightman. (5 minutes)
  8. PREMIUM POWER CORPORATION. Possible approval of Grant Agreement PIR 10 001, awarding $394,082 to Premium Power Corporation to demonstrate the load management and peak-shaving performance of a 100-kilowatt/150 kilowatt hour zinc-bromide energy storage system connected on the customer side of the meter. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Anish Gautam. (5 minutes)
  9. GAS TECHNOLOGY INSTITTUTE. Possible approval of Grant Agreement PIR-10-002 awarding $399,973 to Gas Technology Institute to demonstrate medium temperature non-tracking solar collectors in an industrial setting. This project is to displace natural gas and electricity use while improving energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. (PIER natural gas funding.) Contact: Donald Kazama. (5 minutes)
  10. (This Item is Moved to Future Agenda) RENEWABLES PORTFOLIO STANDARD 2006 PROCUREMENT VERIFICATION REPORT. Possible approval of the Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) 2006 Procurement Verification Report. This report transmits the RPS procurement verification findings for 2001-2006 to the California Public Utilities Commission. Contact: Gina Barkalow. (10 minutes)
  11. CONSOLIDATED HEARING ON ISSUES CONCERNING U.S. BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT CULTURAL RESOURCES DATA (10-CRD-1). Possible adoption of Proposed Decision of the Siting Committee on issues concerning U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) cultural resources data. This proceeding consolidated the applications for certification of the Imperial Valley (SES Solar Two) Project (08-AFC-5), the Calico Solar (SES Solar One) Project (08-AFC-13), the Solar Millennium Blythe, Project (09-AFC-6), the Solar Millennium Palen Project (09-AFC-7), the Genesis Solar Energy Project (09-AFC-8), and the Solar Millennium Ridgecrest Project (09-AFC-9), for the limited purpose of examining intervenors' access to confidential data regarding cultural resources on BLM land. Contact: Paul Kramer. (90 minutes)
  12. Minutes: Approval of the June 30, 2010, Business Meeting Minutes.
  13. Commission Committee Presentations and Discussion: Presentations or discussion by the Commissioners regarding Committee Oversight matters may be held.
  14. Chief Counsel's Report: The Energy Commission may adjourn to closed session with its legal counsel [Government Code Section 11126(e)] to discuss any of the following matters to which the Energy Commission is a party:
    1. California Communities Against Toxics et al v. South Coast Air Quality Management District (Los Angeles County Superior Court, BS124624);
    2. Western Riverside Council of Governments v. Department of General Services (Riverside County Superior Court RIC10005849);
    3. In the Matter of U.S. Department of Energy (High Level Waste Repository), (Atomic Safety Licensing Board, CAB-04, 63-001-HLW).
    4. Public Utilities Commission of California (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. EL10-64-000); and Southern California Edison Company, et al. (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. EL10 66 000).
    The Energy Commission may also discuss any judicial or administrative proceeding that was formally initiated after this agenda was published; or determine whether facts and circumstances exist that warrant the initiation of litigation; or that constitute a significant exposure to litigation against the Commission.
  15. Executive Director's Report: A closed session may be held on personnel matters. [Government Code, Section 11126(a).]
  16. Public Adviser's Report: The Public Adviser may report on upcoming events.
  17. Public Comment: Public Comment: People may speak up to five minutes on any matter concerning the Energy Commission, with the exception of items appearing elsewhere on this agenda or items related to pending adjudicative (certification or enforcement) proceedings.
  18. 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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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

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