California Energy Commission
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
1516 Ninth Street
Hearing Room A, First Floor
Beginning at 10 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.)
- CITY OF BELMONT. Possible approval of the City of Belmont's locally adopted building energy standards to require greater energy efficiency than the 2008 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. Contact: Joe Loyer.
- CITY OF COTATI. Possible approval of the City of Cotati's locally adopted building energy standards to require greater energy efficiency than the 2008 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. Contact: Joe Loyer.
- CITY OF SAN MATEO. Possible approval of the City of San Mateo's locally adopted building energy standards to require greater energy efficiency than the 2008 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. Contact: Joe Loyer.
- CITY OF SANTA ROSA. Possible approval of the City of Santa Rosa's locally adopted building energy standards to require greater energy efficiency than the 2008 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. Contact: Joe Loyer.
- TOWN OF TIBURON. Possible approval of the Town of Tiburon's locally adopted building energy standards to require greater energy efficiency than the 2008 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. Contact: Joe Loyer.
- STATE WATER PROJECT CONTRACTORS AUTHORITY. Possible approval of early termination of Contract 500-08-028 by mutual agreement between the Energy Commission and the State Water Project Contractors Authority. Contact: Richard Sapudar.
- ASSOCIATION OF BAY AREA GOVERNMENTS. Possible approval of Amendment #2 for Contract 400-09-021 with the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG). This request is for reallocation of funds among various tasks for Retrofit Bay Area, a program that promotes energy efficiency retrofits for single family and multifamily homes in several Bay Area Counties. Additionally, the amendment will give the Contractor authority to receive funding in advance for incentive payments and other payments required at time of subcontract execution or upon receipt of deliverable or purchase. The amendment will not increase the total amount of the contract or extend the contract period. Contact: Samuel Lerman.
- ENERGY COMMISSION COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS. Possible approval of Energy Commissioner appointments to the Energy Commission's Standing Committees and Siting Case Committees. Contact: Kevin Barker. (5 minutes)
- PRAGMATIC BUSINESS SOLUTIONS. Possible approval of Contract 500-11-001 for $207,880 with Pragmatic Business Solutions to provide temporary technical editing of PIER project reports and fact sheets. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Jamie Patterson. (5 minutes)
- RENEWABLES PORTFOLIO STANDARD PROGRAM - ORDER INSTITUTING RULEMAKING. Possible approval of an order instituting a rulemaking proceeding to develop and adopt regulations specifying the procedures to implement RPS procurement requirements for publicly owned electric utilities under Public Utilities Code section 399.30 (SB x1 2, Simitian, Chapter 1, statutes of 2011). The rulemaking will amend the Energy Commission's existing RPS eligibility guidelines to address changes in the law as a result of Senate Bill x1 2. Contact: Angela Gould. (5 minutes)
- GUIDELINES FOR SOLAR ELECTRIC INCENTIVE PROGRAMS. Possible approval of proposed revisions to the Guidelines for California's Solar Electric Incentive Programs. These guidelines establish eligibility criteria, conditions for incentives, and equipment rating standards for all ratepayer-funded solar electric incentive programs in California. The proposed guideline revisions are limited in nature, and clarify and revise the accuracy requirements for inverter-integrated performance meters. Contact: Patrick Saxton. (5 minutes)
- MARIPOSA ENERGY PROJECT (Docket No. 09-AFC-3). Possible decision on a Petition for Reconsideration filed by Rob Simpson regarding the Energy Commission's May 18, 2011 decision to approve the Application for Certification of the Mariposa Energy Project. The petition asks the Commission to reconsider and revoke the written decision of May 18, 2011 on several grounds. Contact: Reneé Webster-Hawkins. (20 minutes)
- MARIPOSA ENERGY PROJECT (Docket No. 09-AFC-3). Possible decision on a Petition for Reconsideration filed by Robert Sarvey regarding the Energy Commission's May 18, 2011 decision to approve the Application for Certification of the Mariposa Energy Project. The petition asks the Commission to reconsider and correct the written decision of May 18, 2011 on several grounds. Contact: Reneé Webster-Hawkins. (20 minutes)
- Possible approval of the June 15, 2011, Business Meeting Minutes.
- Possible approval of the June 29, 2011, Business Meeting Minutes.
- Possible approval of the June 30, 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).
- 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).
- f. Sierra Club v. California Energy Commission (San Francisco County Superior Court, Case No: TBD, filed June 24, 2011)
- 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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Adjournment of Hearings and Meetings: Depending upon time available and the orderly management of proceedings, the Commission may order adjournment (recess or postponement) of any noticed hearing or meeting, to be continued to the next day, another specific date or time, or to the next business meeting, as appropriate. Any such adjournment will be noticed at the time the order of adjournment is made. (Government Code §11128.5, 11129.)