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California Energy Commission
Business Meeting

Wednesday, May 18, 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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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. CITY OF NAPA. Possible approval of the City of Napa's locally adopted energy standards to require greater energy efficiency than the 2008 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. Contact: Joe Loyer.
    2. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS. Possible approval of Amendment 1 to agreement PIR-08-007 with the Regents of the University of California, Davis, to reallocate funds within the agreement and add three additional case studies of cities that are exploring local policy initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in order to highlight achievements and barriers. The proposed amendment will not change the contract term or overall budget amount. Contact: Sarah Pittiglio.
    3. CSU FULLERTON AUXILIARY SERVICES CORPORATION. Possible approval of Amendment 1 to Contract 500-09-007 with California State University Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation for a six-month, no-cost time extension to allow additional measurements of fugitive methane emissions at natural gas facilities in California. Contact: Sarah Pittiglio.
    4. CITY OF ORLAND. Possible approval of Amendment 1 to Agreement CBG 09 049 with the City of Orland to reallocate $3,802 from the Labor budget to Non-Labor Contract Expenses category. Contact: Barry McLeod.
    5. COUNTY OF NEVADA. Possible approval of Amendment 1 to loan agreement 006-09-ECD with the County of Nevada to change the scope of work, and reduce the loan amount by $94,641. Installation of larger HVAC units than originally proposed results in lower annual energy cost savings. The new maximum amount of the loan is $1,392,226. Contact: Akasha Kaur Khalsa.
    6. PORTLAND ENERGY CONSERVATION, INC. Possible approval of Amendment 1 to Contract 400-09-014 to reallocate budget from labor expenses to travel and program management categories, and to increase the budgeted "Leveraged Funding" to reflect $175,000 of new match funding. Contact: Paula David.
    7. EV CONNECT, LLC. Possible approval of Amendment to approval of Grant Award ARV-10-006 with EV Connect, LLC and to Resolution 10-1006-14, substituting EV Connect, Inc., as the Grant Recipient and novating the Agreement to EV Connect, Inc., for a project to install, upgrade, and expand public plug-in chargers at five end-of-the-line transit facilities in the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority service area. Contact: Jonah Margolis.
  2. CITY OF CALIMESA. Possible approval of agreement 009-10-ECE-ARRA for a $65,292 loan to the City of Calimesa to replace six HVAC heat pump units. One unit is for the City Hall Annex, and the remaining five units are for the Senior Center, a Riverside County designated "Cool Center". (ARRA funded.) Contact: Akasha Kaur Khalsa. (5 minutes)
  3. THE RESULTS GROUP. Possible approval of Contract 400-10-014 for $75,000 with The Results Group for strategic planning service to assist the Energy Commission's Efficiency and Renewable Energy Division's evaluation and implementation of strategic priorities, structural re-alignment, project management protocol and stakeholder engagement efforts. (ERPA funding.) Contact: Jenny Wu. (5 minutes)
  4. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY. Possible approval of Agreement FED 10 001 for a grant of $122,000 with the Regents of the University of California, Berkeley, to conduct directed outreach, field performance and implementation assessment activities related to further deployment of combined heat and power in California. (DOE funding.) Contact: Bryan Neff. (5 minutes)
  5. CALIFORNIA AIR RESOURCES BOARD. Possible approval of Contract 600-10-010 for an interagency agreement with the California Air Resources Board for $4 million to provide funding for the Hybrid Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project for qualified battery electric vehicles. (ARFVT funding.) Contact: Aleecia Macias. (5 minutes)
  6. REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA. Possible approval of Contract 500-10-044 for $478,457 with the Regents of the University of California to develop innovative technologies and approaches to inspect and monitor the integrity of natural gas pipelines. (PIER natural gas funding.) Contact: Matt Coldwell. (5 minutes)
  7. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA. Possible approval of Contract 500-10-045 for $600,000 with the Regents of the University of California, Santa Barbara, to estimate the effects of climate change on fire frequency and vegetation in California watersheds. Fire and altered vegetation can substantially modify hydrologic conditions, and have significant impact on hydropower generation. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Sarah Pittiglio. (5 minutes)
  8. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY. Possible approval of Contract 500 10 046 for $400,000 with the Regents of the University of California, Berkeley, to determine the effect of forest disturbances, such as bark beetle infestations, on carbon stocks and the potential for forested lands to provide carbon offsets for California's energy sector. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Sarah Pittiglio. (5 minutes)
  9. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY. Possible approval of Contract 500 10 047 for $900,000 with the Regents of the University of California, Berkeley, to develop long-term energy scenarios for California using a geographical information system framework and high temporal resolution to properly model intermittent sources of electricity. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Sarah Pittiglio. (5 minutes)
  10. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO. Possible approval of Contract 500 10 043 with the Regents of the University of California, San Diego, for $1,394,298 to perform four projects in solar insolation forecasting, demonstrate distributed energy systems, provide observability microgrid operations, and demonstrate renewable energy charging of electric vehicles. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Jamie Patterson. (5 minutes)
  11. QUALLION LLC. Possible approval of Amendment to approval of Grant Award ARV 10-010 with Quallion LLC and to Resolution 10-1006-11 to add $5,888,000 for a total grant award of $6,914,072. The project is to develop a pilot automated manufacturing line capable of producing 10,000 one-kilowatt-hour lithium ion modules that can be used as the building block for many types of battery systems, including electric vehicles. (ARFVTF funding). Contact: Jonah Margolis. (5 minutes)
  12. SOLAZYME, INC. Possible approval of Agreement ARV-10-047, for a grant of $1,472,638 to Solazyme, Inc., to develop and test the feasibility of a pilot production plant that will convert algae feedstock into renewable oil for vehicle use. (ARFVTF funding.) Contact: Joanne Vinton. (5 minutes)
  13. VEHICLE BUY-DOWN INCENTIVE RESERVATIONS. Possible approval of a total of $4,755,000 in vehicle buy-down incentive reservations (ARFVT funding). Contact: Peter Ward) (5 minutes)
    1. SOUTH BAY FORD, in the amount of $357,000.00 for the buy-down of 119 natural gas vehicles (up to 8,500 pounds gross vehicle weight).
    2. BIG VALLEY FORD, in the amount of $192,000.00 for the buy-down of 32 propane vehicles (8,501 to 14,000 pounds gross vehicle weight).
    3. GALPIN MOTORS, INC., dba GALPIN FORD, in the amount of $150,000 for the buy-down of 25 propane vehicles (8,501 to 14,000 gross vehicle weight).
    4. TUTTLE CLICK FORD, in the amount of $24,000.00 for the buy-down of 8 natural gas vehicles (up to 8,500 pounds gross vehicle weight) and $8,000 for the buy-down of 1 natural gas vehicle (8,500 to 14,000 pounds gross vehicle weight). for a total reservation amount of $32,000.
    5. HANSEL FORD, INC., in the amount of $64,000 for the buy-down of 8 natural gas vehicles (8,501 to 14,000 pounds gross vehicle weight).
    6. SERRAMONTE FORD, in the amount of $120,000 for the buy-down of 15 natural gas vehicles (8,501 to 14,000 pounds gross vehicle weight).
    7. AUTOCAR, LLC, in the amount of $1,280,000 for the buy-down of 40 natural gas vehicles (26,001 pounds gross vehicle weight and greater).
    8. KENWORTH TRUCK COMPANY, in the amount of $1,280,000 for the buy-down of 40 natural gas vehicles (26,001 pounds gross vehicle weight and greater).
    9. DAIMLER TRUCKS NORTH AMERICA LLC, in the amount of $1,280,000.00 for the buy-down of 40 natural gas vehicles (26,001 pounds gross vehicle weight and greater).
  14. LOS MEDANOS ENERGY CENTER (98-AFC-1C). Possible approval of a petition to amend the California Energy Commission Decision to modify the Los Medanos Energy Center, to make efficiency improvements to the Advance Gas Path on the existing turbines S-1 and S-3. No Conditions of Certification are proposed to change as part of this petition. Contact: Christine Stora. (10 minutes).
  15. OAKLEY GENERATING STATION PROJECT (09-AFC-4), AND ERRATA. Possible adoption of the Presiding Member's Proposed Decision, and Errata, on the Oakley Generating Station Project. The project is a natural gas-fired, combined-cycle facility with a nominal generating capacity of 624 megawatts located in Contra Costa County. Contact: Kourtney Vaccaro. (15 minutes)
  16. MARIPOSA ENERGY PROJECT (09-AFC-3). AND ERRATA. Possible adoption of the Presiding Member's Proposed Decision on the Mariposa Energy Project, and Errata. The project is a simple-cycle peaking facility with a generating capacity of 200 megawatts in northeastern Alameda County. Contact: Ken Celli. (35 minutes)
  17. Commission Committee Presentations and Discussion: Presentations or discussion by the Commissioners regarding Committee Oversight matters may be held.
  18. 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. In the Matter of U.S. Department of Energy (High Level Waste Repository),(Atomic Safety Licensing Board, CAB-04, 63-001-HLW);
    3. 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).
    4. California Unions for Reliable Energy and William Perez v. California Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission (California Supreme Court, S189402);
    5. Sierra Club v. State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, et al (California Supreme Court, S189387);
    6. 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.
  19. Executive Director's Report: A closed session may be held on personnel matters. [Government Code, Section 11126(a).]
  20. Public Adviser's Report: The Public Adviser may report on upcoming events.
  21. 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.
  22. 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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