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California Energy Commission
Business Meeting

WEDNESDAY, November 3, 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. 2011 BUSINESS MEETING SCHEDULE. Possible approval of the Energy Commission's 2011 Business Meeting Schedule. Contact: Harriet Kallemeyn.
    2. CITY OF CHULA VISTA. Possible approval of a 12-month no-cost time extension to Agreement 009 09 ECD with the City of Chula Vista to allow the city to complete its energy efficiency project. The amendment would extend the term of the project to February 16, 2012. Contact: Karen Perrin.
  2. LEYDEN ENERGY, INC. Possible approval of Agreement ARV-10-015 for a grant of $2,962,743 to Leyden Energy, Inc., to develop and test a new lithium ion battery technology and verify production and assembly processes of the new batteries for use in electric vehicles. (ARFVTF funding.) Contact: Miles Roberts. (5 minutes)
  3. MISSION MOTOR COMPANY. Possible approval of Agreement ARV 10 021, for a grant of $505,381 to Mission Motor Company, to perform product validation testing and assembly process refinement of their battery and motor control technologies for electric vehicles. (ARFVTF funding.) Contact: Miles Roberts. (5 minutes)
  4. TRANSPOWER. Possible approval of Agreement ARV-10-020, for a grant of $1 million to TransPower, to conduct technical and economic feasibility studies and performance tests for a vertically-integrated electric truck manufacturing facility in Southern California. (ARFVTF funding.) Contact: Aleecia Macias. (5 minutes)
  5. CITY OF SAN JOSE. Possible approval of Agreement ARV-10-016, for a grant of $1.9 million to the City of San Jose, to conduct feasibility studies and develop a demonstration facility for a gasification technology that will convert urban wood waste and biosolids into biomethane for use as a transportation fuel. (ARFVTF funding.) Contact: Ysbrand van der Werf. (5 minutes)
  6. EAST BAY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT. Possible approval of Agreement ARV 10-022, for a grant of $1 million to East Bay Municipal Utility District, to develop and test a process that converts fats, oil, and grease into biodiesel feedstock at an existing wastewater treatment facility. (ARFVTF funding.) Contact: Joanne Vinton. (5 minutes)
  7. WESTERN STATES OIL COMPANY. Possible approval of Agreement ARV 10-019, for a grant of $69,233 to Western States Oil Company, to retrofit a retail gasoline tank and dispenser into a wholesale biodiesel tank and dispenser. (ARFVTF funding.). Contact: Gary Yowell. (5 minutes)
  8. GREAT VALLEY ENERGY, LLC. Possible approval of Agreement ARV 10 017, for a grant agreement of $1,989,010 to Great Valley Energy, LLC, to determine the feasibility of constructing a commercial-scale manufacturing facility that will produce ethanol from sweet sorghum. (ARFVTF funding.). Contact: Bill Kinney. (5 minutes)
  9. SAN DIEGO METROPOLITAN TRANSIT SYSTEM. Possible approval of Agreement ARV-10-018, for a grant of $186,148 to the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System, to replace aged and undersized compressed natural gas (CNG) compressors at the Recipient's South Bay Bus Maintenance Facility with two larger CNG compressors with a minimum output of 5,520 standard cubic feet per minute. (ARFVTF funding.). Contact: Donald Coe. (5 minutes)
  10. WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY. Possible approval of Agreement PIR-10-012 for a grant of $206,433 to Washington University to evaluate and test alternative fresh produce disinfection technologies at Duda Farms in Oxnard, Ventura County, California. The technologies being evaluated and tested include ozone, ultraviolet light and advanced oxidation for energy and water efficiency. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Richard Sapudar. (5 minutes)
  11. R. W. BECK, INC. Possible approval of Agreement 500-10-026 for $475,000 with R.W. Beck to develop a Smart Grid research, development, and demonstration road map from the perspective of California's publicly owned utilities. This agreement will provide a vision for California's publicly owned utilities for the development and deployment of a Smart Grid for 2020. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Matt Coldwell. (5 minutes)
  12. Minutes:
    1. Possible approval of October 20, 2010, Business Meeting Minutes.
    2. Possible approval of October 26, 2010, Business Meeting Minutes.
    3. Possible approval of October 28, 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: 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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Participating by Telephone at a Business Meeting
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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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