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California Energy Commission
Business Meeting

Wednesday, May 4, 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.
See broadcast information.


THE COMMISSION WILL CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

  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. The Regents of the University of California: Possible approval of Amendment 4 to agreement 500-02-004 with the Regents of the University Of California, California Institute for Energy and Environment (CIEE) for eight- month no-cost time extensions to complete critical projects that require additional time. Contact: Mike Gravely.
      1. UC-MRA-001. Administration. Possible approval of Amendment 4 for an eight-month no-cost time extension to complete the administration portion of the Master Research Agreement 500-02-004.
      2. UC-MRA-026. Air Quality Research Project. Possible approval of Amendment 3 for a six-month no-cost time extension to complete the field program.
      3. UC-MRA-045. West Coast Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership, Phase II. Possible approval of Amendment 3 for an eight-month no-cost time extension to update reports and complete the final deliverables due to delays.
      4. UC-MRA-70. Fault Analysis in Underground Cables. Possible Approval of Amendment 3 for a six-month no-cost time extension to complete field testing and documentation.
      5. UC-MRA-084. PIER State Partnership for Energy Efficiency Demonstrations. Possible approval of Amendment 2 for an 8-month no-cost time extension to allow time to benchmark, install and monitor the energy savings from the demonstration projects and enhance the quality of the results.
      6. UC-MRA-088. Strategic Analysis of Energy Storage Technology. Possible approval of Amendment 1 for a six-month no-cost time extension needed to complete the project, due to delays.
      7. UC-MRA-089. Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas and Energy Analyses of Production of Algae Biofuels. Possible approval of Amendment 1 for a six-month no-cost time extension which is needed to complete the project due to delays.
      8. UC-MRA-090. Under-measured and Overlooked Fuel-Saving Opportunities in California's Light Duty Vehicles. Possible approval of Amendment 1 for a six-month no-cost time-extension which is needed to complete the project due to delays.
    2. COUNTY OF SONOMA. Possible adoption of the County of Sonoma's locally adopted building energy standards to require greater energy efficiency than the 2008 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. Contact: Joe Loyer.
    3. CITY OF MANHATTAN BEACH. Possible approval of the City of Manhattan Beach's locally adopted building energy standards to require greater energy efficiency than the 2008 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. Contact: Joe Loyer.
    4. WESTERN INTERSTATE ENERGY BOARD. Possible approval of Contract 150-10-005 for $36,000 with Western Interstate Energy Board for two years' dues. (ERPA funding.) Contact: Bill Chamberlain.
    5. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS-WESTERN COOLING EFFICIENCY CENTER. Possible approval of Amendment 1 to Contract 500 08 042 with University of California, Davis-Western Cooling Efficiency Center. This amendment will extend the contract by four months and reallocate cost among the administrative items. The scope of work for research tasks will not be changed. Contact: Joseph Fleshman.
    6. LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY. Possible approval of Amendment 1 to Contract 500-09-003 with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for a 12-month, no-cost time extension. The project is developing the web-based EnergyIQ benchmarking and energy efficiency application for commercial buildings. Contact: Kiel Pratt.
    7. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GAS COMPANY. Possible approval of Amendment 1 to Contract 500-08-026 with Southern California Gas Company for a 12-month, no-cost time extension. The project is developing Excel-based calculator tools for industrial natural gas efficiency. Contact: Kiel Pratt
    8. INTER-CON SECURITY SYSTEMS, INC. Possible approval of Amendment 6 to Contract 200-07-004 with Inter-Con Security Systems, Inc., to add $17,000.00, adjust the blended benefit rate, and extend the contract from June 1, 2011 to June 30, 2011 Contact: Emily Oren.
    9. CITY OF ANDERSON. Possible approval of Amendment 1 to Agreement CBG 09 166 with the City of Anderson to reclassify the agreement from an Energy Efficiency Project to a Direct Equipment Purchase; change the scope of work to increase the number of streetlight retrofits and remove interior lighting and control projects; and reallocate $22,196 from various budget categories to the Non-labor Contract Expenses and Contract Labor categories. Contact: Serena Fong.
    10. HUNTINGTON BEACH GENERATING STATION (00-AFC-13C). Possible approval of a petition to change ownership of Huntington Beach Generating Station Units 3 and 4 from AES Huntington Beach, LLC to Edison Mission Huntington Beach, LLC. Contact: Christina Snow.
    11. CALIFORNIA COMMISSIONING COLLABORATIVE. Possible approval of Contract 400-10-008 for $22,000 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.
  2. WALNUT CREEK ENERGY PARK (05-AFC-2C). Possible approval of a petition to amend the Walnut Creek Energy Park project to modify air quality Conditions of Certification related to South Coast Air Quality Management District Rules and Regulations. Contact: Christina Snow. (10 minutes)
  3. SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY. Possible approval of Contract 500 10-041 for $1.2 million with the University of California, Scripps Institution of Oceanography to improve meteorological and hydrologic models to forecast the impact of climate change on energy demand and hydropower generation. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Guido Franco. (5 minutes)
  4. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY. Possible approval of Contract 500 10 035 for $82,510 with the Regents of the University of California, Berkeley, to study the relationship between fog, winter chill hours, and energy demand for heating in the Central Valley region. (DOE funding.) Contact: Sarah Pittiglio. (5 minutes)
  5. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO. Possible approval of Contract 500 10 39 with the University of California, San Diego for $2 million to establish the California Initiative for Large Molecule Sustainable Fuels. (PIER natural gas funding.) Contact: David Effross. (5 minutes)
  6. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE. Possible approval of Contract 500 10 040 for $157,965 with the Regents of the University of California, Irvine, Advanced Power and Energy Program on Research Needs and Energy Program. The project is to develop a roadmap for the Public Interest Energy Research Program on research needs related to renewable generation and alternative fuel, and quantify the air quality benefits of using these resources in California. (PIER electricity and natural gas funding.) Contact: Marla Mueller. (5 minutes)
  7. GILBERT ASSOCIATES, INC. Possible approval of Contract 600-10-007 for $81,989 with Gilbert Associates, Inc., to complete annual audits for the Series 2003A and 2005A bond issues of the Energy Efficiency Master Trust Revenue Bonds. (ECAA bond funding.) Contact: Chris Scott. (5 minutes)
  8. COUNTY OF SANTA CRUZ. Possible approval of Agreement 001-10-ECA for a loan of $219,993 to the County of Santa Cruz to implement several energy efficiency measures including HVAC upgrades and exterior lighting upgrades. These energy efficiency projects will save the County of Santa Cruz approximately 187,885 kWh and 32,785 therms annually. This translates to an annual energy cost savings of $50,061 and a simple payback of 4.4 years on the loan amount. (ECAA funding.) Contact: Haile Bucaneg. (5 minutes)
  9. UNITED STATES FOREST SERVICE. Possible approval of Contract 600-10-006 for $1.5 million with the United States Forest Service - Pacific Southwest Research Station to investigate the sustainability of forest biomass for renewable biofuels. (ARFVT funding.) Contact: Bill Kinney. (5 minutes)
  10. CLEAN ENERGY STATES ALLIANCE. Possible approval of Contract 400-10-011 for $61,000 with Clean Energy States Alliance to renew the Energy Commission's membership for one year. Clean Energy States Alliance is a unique multistate collaboration of public clean energy funds and state agencies working together to develop and promote clean energy and low-carbon technologies and expand the market for these technologies. (RRTF funding.) Contact: Madeleine Meade. (5 minutes)
  11. CUMMINS, INC. Possible approval of Agreement ARV-10-044 for a grant of $2,715,707 to Cummins, Inc., to develop and demonstrate a medium-duty truck powertrain optimized to low-carbon emissions through a "downsized" engine specifically for E-85 and a dedicated hybrid drive system. (ARFVT funding.) Contact: Gary Yowell. (5 minutes)
  12. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONAL COLLABORATIVE. Possible approval of Agreement ARV-10-045 for a grant of $840,750 to Southern California Regional Collaborative to install or upgrade at least 315 electric vehicle charging stations at various locations throughout Southern California. (ARFVT funding.) Contact: Leslie Baroody. (5 minutes)
  13. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE. Possible approval of Agreement ARV 10 046 with the Regents of the University of California, Irvine, to deploy zero-emission electric vehicles through a car-sharing program, and to install up to 20 electric vehicle charging stations to support the program. (ARFVT funding.) Contact: Linda Schrupp. (5 minutes)
  14. TRANSPOWER. Possible approval of Amendment 1 to Agreement ARV-10-020 to add $605,074 in additional match funds from the South Coast Air Quality Management District and Transpower for the production of one additional Class 8 truck. The additional heavy-duty electric truck will be used in a demonstration in the San Pedro port area. (ARFVT funding.) Contact: Aleecia Macias. (5 minutes)
  15. PARKER-HANNIFIN CORP. Possible approval of an amendment to Agreement ARV 09 011, substituting Parker-Hannifin for Coca-Cola Enterprises as the Grant Recipient, to demonstrate four heavy-duty hybrid hydraulic beverage delivery trucks. (ARFVT funding.) Contact: Jennifer Allen. (5 minutes)
  16. PETERBILT MOTORS COMPANY. Possible approval of a vehicle buy-down incentive reservation for Peterbilt Motors Company, a division of PACCAR Inc., in the amount of $1,280,000 for the buy-down of 40 natural gas vehicles (26,001 pounds gross vehicle weight or greater). (ARFVT funding.) Contact: Peter Ward. (5 minutes)
  17. Minutes: Possible approval of the April 20, 2011, Business Meeting Minutes.
  18. Commission Committee Presentations and Discussion: Presentations or discussion by the Commissioners regarding Committee Oversight matters may be held.
  19. 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.
  20. Executive Director's Report: A closed session may be held on personnel matters. [Government Code, Section 11126(a).]
  21. Public Adviser's Report: The Public Adviser may report on upcoming events.
  22. 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.
  23. 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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