California Energy Commission
WEDNESDAY, September 15, 2010
1516 Ninth Street
Hearing Room A, First Floor
Beginning at 10 a.m.
Note: this meeting will be broadcast over the Internet.
See broadcast information.
THE COMMISSION WILL CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:
- SOLAR POWER, INC. Possible approval of Agreement 001-10-CEB for a $5 million loan to Solar Power, Inc. to purchase equipment to manufacture photovoltaic solar panels at Solar Power's future McClellan, California factory. The factory will have a capacity of 50 megawatts per year and is expected to be completed by January 2011. The project will create or retain an estimated 698 full-time equivalent jobs. (ARRA funding.) Contact: Larry Rillera. (5 minutes)
- QUANTUM FUEL SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGIES WORLDWIDE, INC. Possible approval of Agreement 005-10-CEB for a loan of $4,356,500 to Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. to purchase equipment to expand the manufacture of photovoltaic solar modules at Quantum's Irvine, CA manufacturing facility. The project will expand capacity by 45 megawatts, and is expected to be completed in January 2011. The project will create or retain an estimated 94 full-time equivalent jobs. (ARRA funding.) Contact: Marcia Smith. (5 minutes)
- MORGAN SOLAR, INC. Possible approval of Agreement 008-10-CEB for a loan of $3,305,000 to Morgan Solar, Inc. to purchase equipment to expand the manufacture of concentrated photovoltaic solar panels at Morgan Solar's Chula Vista, CA manufacturing facility. The project will expand capacity by 10 megawatts and is expected to be completed November 2011. The project will create or retain an estimated 105 full-time equivalent jobs. (ARRA funding.) Contact: Marcia Smith. (5 minutes)
- SOLARIA CORPORATION. Possible approval of Agreement 009-10-CEB for a loan of $753,891 to Solaria Corporation to purchase equipment to expand the manufacture of photovoltaic solar panels at Solaria's Fremont, CA manufacturing facility. The project will expand capacity by 6 megawatts, and is expected to be completed October 2010. The project will create or retain an estimated 79 full-time equivalent jobs. (ARRA funding.) Contact: Marcia Smith. (5 minutes)
- BLYTHE SOLAR POWER PROJECT (Docket No. 09-AFC-6). Possible adoption of the Presiding Member's Proposed Decision on the Blythe Solar Power Project, and Errata. The Blythe Solar Power Project is a concentrated solar thermal electric generating facility with four adjacent, independent solar plants of 250 megawatt (MW) nominal capacity each for a total capacity of 1,000 MW nominal. It will be located approximately two miles north of U.S. Interstate-10 and eight miles west of the City of Blythe in an unincorporated area of Riverside County, California. Contact: Raoul Renaud. (35 minutes)
- Minutes: Possible approval of the minutes of the September 8, 2010, Business Meeting.
- 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 [Government Code Section 11126(e)] 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);
- 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).
- 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 appearing elsewhere on this agenda or items related to pending adjudicative (certification or enforcement) proceedings.
- 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.
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.
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