California Energy Commission
Monday, June 20, 2011
1516 Ninth Street
Hearing Room A, First Floor
Beginning at 9 a.m.
Sacramento, California 95814
Note: this meeting will be broadcast over the Internet.
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THE COMMISSION WILL CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:
- 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.)
- GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF PLANNING AND RESEARCH. Possible approval of Contract 150-11-001 for $45,000 with the Governor's Office of Planning and Research for writing and research services for planning and policy discussion documents regarding the State's energy-related issues. (ERPA funding.) Contact: Andrew Ferrin.
- NATURAL RESOURCES AGENCY. Possible approval of Contract 200-11-001 for $465,000 with the Natural Resources Agency for three years of general policy oversight and climate change support. (ERPA funding.) Contact: Andrew Ferrin.
- CITY OF HAWAIIAN GARDENS. Possible approval of Amendment 1 to Agreement CBG-09-179 with the City of Hawaiian Gardens to change the scope of work to retrofit 20 exterior lighting fixtures at the City's gymnasium in lieu of installing computer power management software as one energy efficiency measure. There is no change to the total grant amount. Contact: Cheng Moua.
- COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES INTERNAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT. Possible approval of Amendment 1 to Contract 400-09-024 with the County of Los Angeles Internal Services Department to add $1.2 million for marketing and workforce development. The goal is to increase homeowner and contractor participation in Retrofit LA, a program that promotes energy efficiency retrofits for single family and multifamily homes in Los Angeles County. The amendment will reallocate funds among various tasks and add job classifications to allow the county to implement the program more effectively. (ARRA funding.) Contact: Samuel Lerman. (5 minutes)
- PROPROSE LLC. Possible approval of Contract 400-10-017 for $149,301 with ProProse LLC to develop and translate Title 20 technical assistance materials and consumer information for the Appliance Efficiency Program. (ERPA funding.) Contact: Paula David. (5 minutes)
- AWS TRUEPOWER. Possible approval of Contract 500-10-057 for $442,136 with AWS Truepower to develop, demonstrate, and validate an integrated forecasting system that can accurately predict solar photovoltaic plant production on timescales ranging from 15 minutes to 2 days ahead. Key partners include California Independent System Operator and Sempra Energy. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Michael Sokol. (5 minutes)
- SATCON TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION. Possible approval of Contract 500-10-062 for $1,994,509 with Satcon Technology Corporation and approval of the first phase of work for a research project to demonstrate high-bandwidth automatic voltage control, and develop electric energy storage components and a system designed to optimize grid-tied photovoltaic applications. The first phase of the project involves engineering, modeling, simulation, and hardware design. The second phase of the work under this agreement, if later approved by the Energy Commission, will include hardware fabrication, integration, testing, and demonstration. (PIER electric funding.) Contact: Prab Sethi. (5 minutes)
- AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS, INC. Possible approval of Agreement ARV-10-048 for a grant of $11,231,733 to Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., to construct eight hydrogen fueling stations at existing retail gas facilities and a central fill system at its existing hydrogen plant. (ARFVT funding.) Contact: Tobias Muench. (5 minutes)
- GAS TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE. Possible approval of Contract 500-10-050 for $480,000 with Gas Technology Institute to evaluate the current state of hardware, software, and processes being used in California to assess and monitor the safety and integrity of the natural gas pipeline network. (PIER natural gas funding.) Contact: Matt Coldwell. (5 minutes)
- EMPLOYMENT TRAINING PANEL. Possible approval of Amendment 1 to Contract 180-09-002 for approval to recapture $929,412 from the Employment Training Panel for the Clean Energy Workforce Training Program. (ARRA funding.) Contact: Chris Graillat. (5 minutes)
- EMPLOYMENT DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT. Possible approval of Amendment 1 to Contract 180-09-001 with the Employment Development Department (EDD) to reallocate $929,412 of recaptured funds from sub-grantees of the Employment Training Panel to the on-the-job training programs of four high-performing sub-grantees of the EDD. (ARRA funding.) Contact: Chris Graillat. (5 minutes)
- Minutes: Possible approval of the June 15, 2011, Business Meeting Minutes.
- Commission Committee Presentations and Discussion: Presentations or discussion by the Commissioners regarding Committee Oversight matters may be held.
- 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:
- California Communities Against Toxics et al v. South Coast Air Quality Management District (Los Angeles County Superior Court, BS124624);
- In the Matter of U.S. Department of Energy (High Level Waste Repository),(Atomic Safety Licensing Board, CAB-04, 63-001-HLW);
- 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);
- Western Riverside Council of Governments v. Department of General Services (Riverside County Superior Court RIC10005849); California Energy Commission v. Superior Court (WRCOG) (California Court of Appeal E052018);
- 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));
- Richard Latteri v. Energy Resources, Conservation and Development Commission, et al. (Sacramento County Superior Court, 34-2011-99985).
- 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.
- Executive Director's Report: A closed session may be held on personnel matters. [Government Code, Section 11126(a).]
- Public Adviser's Report: The Public Adviser may report on upcoming events.
- 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.
- 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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