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California Energy Commission
Business Meeting

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

1516 Ninth Street
Hearing Room A, First Floor
Beginning at 10 a.m.
Sacramento, California 95814
(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. TOWN OF LOOMIS. Possible approval of Amendment 1 to Agreement CBG 09 115 with the Town of Loomis to change the scope of work and reallocate $6,835 of the operating expense budget. The original proposal mis-estimated the type and quantity of equipment needed. Of the 80 induction lamps requested, only 34 were needed to complete the original scope of work. The revised scope includes a project to replace 22 high pressure sodium lamps at the Town's multi-modal parking facility with induction lamps that will provide additional energy efficiency benefits. There is no change in the amount of the grant or the work schedule. (FED funding.) Contact: David Chambers.
    2. CITY OF CHULA VISTA. Possible approval of Amendment 1 to Agreement 006 09-ECE ARRA to change the scope of work for a streetlight retrofit and extend the term of the loan to March 31, 2012. The City requests a retrofit with LED lamps instead of induction lamps. This will save the City approximately $197,616 annually. There is no change in the amount of the loan. Contact: Karen Perrin.
    3. STATE CONTROLLER'S OFFICE. Possible approval of Amendment 1 to Contract 200-08-002 with the State Controller's Office. The amendment is for a time extension of three years, to June 30, 2014, and adds $9,900 for each year to process California Automated Travel Expense Reimbursement System (CalATERS) expenses. (ERPA funding.) Contact: Mark Jones.
  2. MIDWAY SUNSET COGENERATION PROJECT (85-AFC-3C). Possible approval of a petition to amend the Midway Sunset Cogeneration project to allow the replacement of Unit B's DLN-9 (dry low nitrogen oxide combustor) system with a DLN-1+ combustion system, and to revise applicable air quality conditions of certification. Contact: Christina Snow. (10 minutes)
  3. GILROY COGENERATION POWER PROJECT (84-AFC-4C). Possible approval of a petition to amend the Gilroy Cogeneration project to allow for the installation of a dry low nitrogen oxide combustor unit, and to update air quality conditions of certification to meet recent changes in the Bay Area Air Quality Management District Rules and Regulations. Contact: Christina Snow. (10 minutes)
  4. CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE FOR ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT. Possible approval of Contract 200-10-006 with the Regents of the University of California, Berkeley, California Institute of Energy and Environment (CIEE) for a tenant agreement and reimbursement of rental fees in the amount of $23,170. CIEE will sublet 1,550 square feet of space leased by the Energy Commission at 1500 5th Street in Sacramento while working with the Energy Research and Development Division on various agreements. Contact: Mark Hutchison. (5 minutes)
  5. BOULDER ELECTRIC VEHICLE, INC. Possible approval of Agreement ARV-10-039 for a grant of $3 million to Boulder Electric Vehicle, Inc. to retrofit and retool a manufacturing facility for mass production of electric vehicles in Los Angeles. (ARFVTF funding.) Contact: Larry Rillera. (5 minutes)
  6. ARCHITECTURAL ENERGY CORPORATION. Possible approval of Amendment 1 to Contract 400-09-002 with Architectural Energy Corporation to add $250,000 for additional work within the scope required for the 2013 Nonresidential Buildings Energy Efficiency Standards Update. (ERPA funding.) Contact: Ron Yasny. (5 minutes)
  7. BRUCE A. WILCOX, P. E. Possible approval of Amendment 1 to Contract 400 09 001 for $250,000 with Bruce A. Wilcox, P.E. for additional work within the work scope required for the 2013 Residential Building Energy Efficiency Standards Update. (ERPA funding.) Contact: Ron Yasny. (5 minutes)
  8. STANFIELD SYSTEMS, INC. Possible approval of Purchase Order 10-409.00-004 for $299,148 with Stanfield Systems, Inc. to provide software model maintenance, support, enhancements and modifications to the Fossil Fuels Office modeling tools. These modeling tools will be used to support the 2011 and future Integrated Energy Policy Reports. (ERPA funding.) Contact: Malachi Weng-Gutierrez. (5 minutes)
  9. SOLO POWER, INC. Possible approval of Agreement 010-10-CEB for a loan of $4,997,169 to SoloPower, Inc. to expand the manufacture of flexible thin film solar modules at its San Jose manufacturing facility. The project will expand capacity by nine megawatts per year and is estimated to create or retain 50 full-time equivalent jobs. (ARRA funding.) Contact: Marcia Smith. (5 minutes)
  10. CITY OF CLOVIS. Possible approval of Agreement 008-10-ECE ARRA for a loan of $953,239 to the City of Clovis to install photovoltaic panels at the Public Safety Building and two fire stations. These projects will reduce the city's annual energy expenditures by $86,658. (ARRA funding.) Contact: Amir Ehyai. (5 minutes)
  11. CITY OF LOS ANGELES. Possible approval of Agreement 007-10-ECD for a loan of $882,987 to the City of Los Angeles to retrofit interior lighting systems and controls at multiple city-owned buildings. This project will save the city approximately 600,000 kilowatt hours in energy consumption, 220 kilowatts in demand savings, or $81,376 annually. Based on the loan amount, the simple payback is 10.8 years. (ECAA funding.) Contact: Adel Suleiman. (5 minutes)
  12. CITY OF PITTSBURG. Possible approval of Agreement 008-10-ECD for a loan of $425,000 to the City of Pittsburg to change 491 of the City's decorative streetlight fixtures from high pressure sodium (HPS) to light emitting diode (LED) fixtures, and eliminate 134 HPS fixtures and poles. This project will save the city approximately 342,900 kilowatt hours or $42,000 annually. Based on the loan amount, the simple payback is 10.1 years. (ECAA funding.) Contact: Karen Perrin. (5 minutes)
  13. CALPINE CORPORATION. Possible approval of Agreement PIR-10-060 for a grant of $410,000 to Calpine Corporation to develop a reservoir model and reopen three wells in the Caldwell Ranch area of the northwest Geysers to characterize geothermal reservoir capacity and explore redeveloping the area. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: John Hingtgen. (5 minutes)
  14. APPLIED MATERIALS, INC. Possible approval of Agreement PIR-10-055 with Applied Materials, Inc. for a cost-share grant of $500,000 to conduct research and develop a new, more cost effective process for manufacturing light-emitting diodes. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Dustin Davis. (5 minutes)
  15. Minutes:
    1. Possible approval of the March 17, 2011, Business Meeting Minutes.
    2. Possible approval of the March 23, 2011, Business Meeting Minutes.
  16. Commission Committee Presentations and Discussion: Presentations or discussion by the Commissioners regarding Committee Oversight matters may be held.
  17. 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));
    9. WRCOG v. CEC, (WRCOG II - the Bagley Keene Matter) (Riverside County Superior Court No. 10021694).
    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.
  18. Executive Director's Report: A closed session may be held on personnel matters. [Government Code, Section 11126(a).]
  19. Public Adviser's Report: The Public Adviser may report on upcoming events.
  20. 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.
  21. 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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