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California Energy Commission
Business Meeting

WEDNESDAY, October 20, 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. HUNTINGTON BEACH GENERATING STATION (00-AFC-13C). Possible approval of a petition to amend the license expiration date for AES Huntington Beach Units 3 and 4 from September 30, 2011 to December 31, 2020. Contact: Christina Snow. (10 minutes)
  2. COUNTY OF ALAMEDA. Possible approval of Agreement 006-10-ECE-ARRA for a loan of $3 million to the County of Alameda to retrofit 7,500 street light fixtures from high pressure sodium lamps to light emitting diode lamps. The retrofit will reduce energy consumption by approximately 2.3 million kilowatt hours and save approximately $280,000 annually in reduced energy costs with a simple payback of 11 years based on the loan amount. (ARRA and/or ECAA funding.) Contact: Adel Suleiman. (5 minutes)
  3. CITY OF DUARTE. Possible approval of Agreement 003-10-ECE-ARRA for a loan of $226,666 to the City of Duarte to upgrade HVAC, lighting, and building controls. These projects are expected to result in annual energy cost savings of $20,606, with a simple payback of 11 years based on the loan amount. (ECAA-ARRA funding.) Contact: Haile Bucaneg. (5 minutes)
  4. WESTERN GOVERNORS' ASSOCIATION. Possible approval of Contract 150 10 003 to receive $11,518 from the Western Governors' Association to continue preparations for federal nuclear waste shipments to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico or to the Idaho National Laboratory. Contact: Barbara Byron. (5 minutes)
  5. CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL. Possible approval of Contract 150-10-004 for $11,108 with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) to reimburse the CHP for training, inspections and/or escorts for nuclear waste shipments in California. Contact: Barbara Byron. (5 minutes)
  6. LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY. Possible approval of Agreement PIR-10-013 with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for a grant of $200,000 to demonstrate and quantify the energy savings from using higher temperature cooling tower water in computer room air handlers. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Richard Sapudar. (5 minutes)
  7. LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY. Possible approval of Agreement PIR-10-014 for $400,000 with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to demonstrate the Data Automation Software and Hardware (DASH) system at a large scale enterprise data center. This system controls the cooling equipment by sensing the inlet air conditions and can significantly reduce cooling energy consumption. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Don Kazama. (5 minutes)
  8. PORIFERA, INC. Possible approval of Agreement PIR-10-036 for a grant of $115,397 to Porifera, Inc., to demonstrate carbon nanotube membranes for efficient separation of carbon dioxide from industrial emissions. Porifera, Inc., received a DOE ARRA grant for $1,153,975 under Funding Opportunity Notice FOA-0000065 for this project and is providing $173,097 in match funds, for a total project budget of $1,442,469. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Cheryl Closson. (5 minutes)
  9. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO. Possible approval of Agreement PIR 10-003 for a cost-share grant of $500,000 to the University of California, San Diego, to advance modeling tools and validate databases from micro-climate monitoring systems. The goal is to develop one hour ahead photovoltaic (PV) forecasts to efficiently integrate PV into the microgrid at UC San Diego. University of California, San Diego received a DOE ARRA grant for $1,932,579 under Funding Opportunity Notice DE-FOA-0000085, for a total project budget of $2,432,579. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Hassan Mohammed. (5 minutes)
  10. Minutes:
    1. Possible approval of the September 22, 2010, Business Meeting Minutes.
    2. Possible approval of the October 6, 2010, Business Meeting Minutes.
  11. Commission Committee Presentations and Discussion: Presentations or discussion by the Commissioners regarding Committee Oversight matters may be held.
  12. 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.

  13. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S REPORT. A closed session may be held on personnel matters. [Government Code, Section 11126(a).]
  14. Public Adviser's Report: The Public Adviser may report on upcoming events.
  15. 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.
  16. 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 October 7, 2010, the Commission will take a vote to consider whether there exists a need for immediate action on the following items. (Gov. C. § 11125.3, Subd. (a)(2).) If the commission determines that such a need exists, the Commission may consider the following:

  1. LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMMISSION. Possible approval of Contract 400-10-004 for $33,176,912 with Local Government Commission to support Energy Upgrade California, the state-wide energy and water efficiency and renewable energy generation retrofit program for single- and multi-family residential and commercial buildings. (ARRA funding.) Contact: Panama Bartholomy. (20 minutes)
  2. DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL SERVICES. Possible approval of Contract 400-10-005 for $33,176,912 with Department of General Services for administration of the Energy Efficient State Property Revolving Loan Program. (ARRA funding.) Contact: Panama Bartholomy. (10 minutes)
  3. CALIFORNIA STATE TREASURER. Possible approval of Contract 400-10-006 for $164,760 with the California State Treasurer for administration of the Energy Upgrade California financial clearinghouse. (ARRA funding.) Contact: Panama Bartholomy. (10 minutes)

If you require special accommodations, contact Lourdes Quiroz at 916-654-5146, five days before the meeting.

News media inquiries should be directed to:
      Media and Public Communications - 916-654-4989

Questions about participation in the Business Meeting should be directed to:
Public Adviser's Office - 916-654-4489 or 800-822-6228.

Participating by Telephone at a Business Meeting
If you want to participate by telephone, call toll free 1-888-823-5065 on Business Meeting days after 10:01 a.m. (PDT). When asked for your pass code and call leader's name, please answer "Business Meeting and Harriet K" and the operator will connect you into the meeting. Should you wish to speak on a specific item, please inform the operator and provide the item number.

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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