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California Energy Commission
Business Meeting

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

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.
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  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. PACIFIC STORAGE COMPANY. Possible approval of Contract 200-10-004 for $40,000 with Pacific Storage Company to store, retrieve, deliver, and destroy Energy Commission archived records as needed for a period of two years. (ERPA funding.) Contact: Sherryl Yourczek.
    2. CITY OF PISMO BEACH. Possible approval of Amendment 1 to Agreement CBG-09-116 with the City of Pismo Beach to change the scope of work and budget from labor performed by a contractor to labor performed by city employees. Contact: Anne Fisher.
    3. CITY OF BURLINGAME. Possible approval of Amendment 1 to Agreement CBG-09-042 with the City of Burlingame to remove task 3e specifying retrofits for interior lighting at the City of Burlingame library and increase the number of street lights retrofitted under task 3f. The amendment includes increased cost share by the city and a shift of $23,514 from Non-Labor Contract Expenses to Contract Labor. Contact: Haile Bucaneg.
    4. CITY OF MORRO BAY. Possible approval of Amendment 1 to Agreement CBG 09-089 with the City of Morro Bay to reallocate $32,989 from Non-Labor Contract Expenses and Unloaded Direct Labor Expenses to the Materials/Supplies category and reduce the scope of work from HVAC and lighting projects to only lighting projects. Contact: Serena Fong.
    5. KEMA, INC. Possible approval of Amendment 1 to Contract 400-07-030 with KEMA, Inc., for a one-year, no-cost time extension to finish funding for projects that support developing policies and protocols, analyzing the renewable industry and market context, and ensuring the effectiveness of the overall Renewable Energy Program. Contact: Tony Goncalves.
    6. AFFORDABLE COMFORT, INC (ACI). Possible approval of Contract 400 10 009 for $50,000 to sponsor the ACI National Home Performance Conference held in San Francisco, March 28 - April 1, and the acceptance of six passes to the San Francisco conference, as well as six passes and associated travel expenditures to future conferences as agency gifts as defined in California Code of Regulations, title 2, section 18944.2. The San Francisco conference is expected to draw 3,000 participants from around the country in the fields of building energy efficiency and occupant comfort. (ERPA funding.) Contact: Erik Jensen.
    7. CALIFORNIA COMMISSIONING COLLABORATIVE. Possible approval of Contract 400-10-008 for $50,000 with the California Commissioning Collaborative. The Collaborative is a non-profit 501(c) organization that promotes education, training, stronger building codes, and commissioning standards to encourage expansion of the practice of building commissioning in the California new construction and retrofit markets. (ERPA funding.) Contact: Tav Commins.
    8. NEW BUILDINGS INSTITUTE, INC. Possible approval of Contract 400-10-010 for $25,000 with New Buildings Institute, Inc. (NBI) to sponsor the work of the NBI for one year. NBI is a nonprofit organization working to improve the energy performance of commercial buildings. (ERPA funding.) Contact: Craig Hoellwarth.
    9. SACRAMENTO MUNICIPAL UTILITIES DISTRICT. Possible approval of Amendment 1 to Contract 400-09-023 to add a new sub-contractor and reallocate funds to effectively implement the Neighborhood Approach component of the Home Performance Program. There is no change in the total amount of the contract or the contract period. Contact: Helen Lam.
    10. UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI, COLUMBIA. Possible approval of Amendment 1 to Contract 500-08-022 with the University of Missouri, Columbia, to extend the term of the contract by 19 months. The project is to develop an advanced light-weight fuel tank to improve the range and economic competitiveness of natural gas vehicles. Contact: Diana Mircheva.
    11. CALIFORNIA STATE CONTROLLER'S OFFICE. Possible approval of Amendment 5 to Contract 200-98-012 with the California State Controller's Office to allow billing up to actual cost as provided by the State Administrative Manual. The contract is for auditing services for the Public Interest Energy Research program. This is a no-cost amendment. Contact: Kyle Emigh.
    12. ROBERT J. WATSON ENTERPRISES, INC. dba RESOLUTION. Possible approval of Amendment 2 to Contract 150-08-003 to add $11,895 and a time extension to May 19, 2011 to complete Resolution training for Energy Commission staff. (ERPA funding.) Contact: Christina Edwards.
    13. CTG ENERGETICS, Inc. Possible approval of termination of Contract 500-08-036 by mutual agreement between the Energy Commission and CTG Energetics, Inc. A key CTG Energetics employee who was architect of the proposal, subject matter expert and lead for the project, has left the firm. The Energy Commission and the contractor mutually agreed to terminate the contract early. Contact: Allan Ward.
  2. SHANDAM CONSULTING. Possible approval of Purchase Order Number 10 409.00 005 for $29,700 to Shandam Consulting, Inc. to assist in the planning and implementation of the network connectivity between the Energy Commission and the Resource Agency Data Center (RADC). (ERPA funding.) Contact: Dale Chisum. (5 minutes)
  3. ENTERPRISE NETWORKING SOLUTIONS. Possible approval of Purchase Order Number 10-409.00-006 for $70,000 to Enterprise Networking Solutions, Inc. to assist in the planning and implementation of a server migration from the Energy Commission's current data center(s) to the Resource Agency Data Center (RADC). (ERPA funding.) Contact: Dale Chisum. (5 minutes)
  4. BR LABORATORIES, INC. Possible approval of Amendment 1 to Contract 400-08-003 with BR Laboratories, Inc. to add $173,394 and a two-year time extension to continue Appliance Standards Enforcement testing of Title 20-regulated appliances listed in the current contract. (ERPA funding.) Contact: Tovah Ealey. (5 minutes)
  5. CALIFORNIA AIR RESOURCES BOARD. Possible approval of Contract 600-10-005 for $2 million with the California Air Resources Board for an Interagency Agreement to fund the Clean Vehicle Rebate project for qualified electric drive vehicles. This agreement will provide additional funding for electric vehicle rebates in a critical launch year for advanced vehicle technologies. (ARFVTP funding.) Contact: Linda Schrupp. (5 minutes)
  6. SACRAMENTO MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT. Possible approval of Agreement ARV-10-034, for a grant of $553,000 to Sacramento Municipal Utility District to conduct a demonstration test of the Chevrolet Volt under real-world conditions and install electric vehicle charging infrastructure in the Sacramento area. (ARFVTF funding.) Contact: Linda Schrupp. (5 minutes)
  7. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (IRVINE CAMPUS). Possible approval of Contract 600-10-002 for $750,000 with the Regents of the University of California (Irvine Campus) to enhance the Spatially and Temporally Resolved Energy and Environment Tool (STREET) model. Enhancement of the STREET model will expand its use from the South Coast Air Basin to multiple air basins/regions throughout California and permit an analysis of several emerging alternative vehicle and fuel options. (ARFVTF funding.) Contact: Tobias Muench. (5 minutes)
  8. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES. Possible approval of Contract 500 10 033 for $1 million with the Regents of the University of California, Los Angeles to create a comprehensive tool for evaluating and analyzing regional energy use and its environmental and socioeconomic impacts. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Dan Gallagher. (5 minutes)
  9. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS. Possible approval of Contract 500-10-032 for $124,000 with the Regents of the University of California, Davis to assess the life-cycle water and water-related energy requirements of future California transportation fuels. The study will determine the potential water use impacts of future transportation fuel needs and identify strategies to reduce these impacts. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Joe O'Hagan. (5 minutes)
  10. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, MERCED. Possible approval of Work Authorization MRA 02-089 for $142,747 with the Regents of the University Of California, Merced, to perform a comprehensive life cycle analysis study of algae biofuels. (PIER natural gas funding.) Contact: David Effross. (5 minutes)
  11. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA. Possible approval of Work Authorization MRA 02 090 for $150,000 with the Regents of the University of California, California Institute for Energy and Environment for research and development of a white paper on fuel-saving opportunities in light-duty vehicles. (PIER natural gas funding.) Contact: Reynaldo Gonzalez. (5 minutes)
  12. STANFORD UNIVERSITY. Possible approval of Agreement PIR-10-054 for $500,000 with Stanford University to conduct field studies to determine the most effective strategies to elicit energy efficiency actions from consumers. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: David Weightman. (5 minutes)
  13. PAX SCIENTIFIC, INC. Possible approval of Agreement PIR-10-020 for $287,757 with PAX Scientific, Inc. to develop energy efficient fans for server rooms. These fans have the potential of reducing data center energy use by 15 percent. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Paul Roggensack. (5 minutes)
  14. SEAMICRO INCORPORATED. Possible approval of Agreement PIR-10-057 for a grant of $250,000 to SeaMicro Incorporated to develop a prototype compute appliance that will replace volume servers in data centers and could reduce energy use by 75 percent. This award will be cost-share for the recipient's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 award. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Paul Roggensack. (5 minutes)
  15. ELECTRIC POWER GROUP, LLC. Possible approval of Agreement PIR-10-068 for an ARRA cost-share grant of $999,743 to Electric Power Group, LLC for phasor deployment, analysis and research for implementing various aspects of phasor technology at the California Independent System Operator (CA ISO) network. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Avtar Bining. (5 minutes)
  16. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON. Possible approval of Amendment 2 to Contract 400-07-007 with Southern California Edison adding $599,403 and a two-year time extension to continue daily application processing and call center activities for the New Solar Homes Partnership within its territory. (RRTF funding.) Contact: Diana Chong. (5 minutes)
  17. SAN DIEGO GAS AND ELECTRIC. Possible approval of Amendment 2 to Contract 400-07-006 with San Diego Gas and Electric adding $513,504 and a two-year time extension to continue daily application processing and call center activities for the New Solar Homes Partnership within its territory. (RRTF funding.) Contact: Diana Chong. (5 minutes)
  18. PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY. Possible approval of Amendment 2 to Contract 400-07-005 with Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) adding $887,091 and a two-year time extension to continue daily application processing and call center activities for the New Solar Homes Partnership within its territory. (RRTF funding.) Contact: Diana Chong. (5 minutes)
  19. REVISED SHORT-TERM (2011-2012) PEAK DEMAND REPORT. Possible adoption of the Revised Short-Term (2011-2012 Peak Demand Report. Adopted short-term peak demand forecasts are for use in the California Independent System Operator Local Area Capacity Requirements analysis and process. Contact: Chris Kavalec. (10 minutes) (Moved to March 9 Agenda)
  20. Minutes: Possible approval of the February 2, 2011, Business Meeting Minutes.
  21. Commission Committee Presentations and Discussion: Presentations or discussion by the Commissioners regarding Committee Oversight matters may be held.
  22. 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).
    5. California Energy Commission v. Superior Court (WRCOG) (California Court of Appeal E052018).
    6. California Unions for Reliable Energy and William Perez v. California Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission (California Supreme Court, S189402);
    7. Sierra Club v. State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, et al (California Supreme Court, S189387);
    8. BNSF Railway Company v. US Department of Interior, California Energy Commission (U.S. District Court Central District of California-Riverside, CV 10-10057 SVW (PJWx));
    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.
  23. Executive Director's Report: A closed session may be held on personnel matters. [Government Code, Section 11126(a).]
  24. Public Adviser's Report: The Public Adviser may report on upcoming events.
  25. 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.
  26. 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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