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SYNOPSIS OF THE ENERGY COMMISSION'S BUDGET

FISCAL YEAR 2007/08 BUDGET

The California Energy Commission's proposed fiscal year (FY) 2007/08 budget is $417.3 million. Included in this amount are $219.4 million Public Interest Renewable (Renewable) funds, $71.0 million Public Interest RD&D (PIER) funds, $60.6 million in Energy Resources Programs Account (ERPA) funds, $24.9 million in Energy Conservation Assistance Account funds, $18.0 million in Natural Gas Subaccount, Public Interest RD&D funds, $12.4 million in federal funds, $5.7 million in reimbursement funds, $3.3 million in Geothermal Resource Development Account (GRDA) funds, and $2.0 million in other funds.

The Commission's proposed FY 2007/08 budget is $92.3 million less than estimated FY 2006/07 expenditures. This decrease is primarily the result of a decrease in proposed Renewables and PIER pass-through expenditures.

Proposed authorized positions are 556.6. Total proposed support funding is $85.1 million consisting of $49.7 million for personal services, $22.1 million for contracts and $13.3 million for other operating. Special item or pass through funding is $332.2 million.


Budget Change Proposals

The Commission's Budget Change Proposal's request a total of $9.747 million and 46 new positions.


Funds

Highlights of the various funds in the Commission Budget:

ECAA/LJEAA Funds - proposed expenditure level is $24,956K. These continuously appropriated funds support 2.0 positions ($275K) and $1,339K, less projected $1,500K in repayments, in pass through funding for energy efficiency loans to schools, hospitals and local jurisdictions, and 4.0 positions ($1,061K) and $23,781K in pass through Williams-AG Settlement funds for photovoltaic and energy efficiency projects for public K-12 schools.

Energy Facility License and Compliance Fund - proposed expenditure level is $1,503K for power plant siting and compliance monitoring peak workload.

ERPA Funds - proposed expenditure level is $60,628K. ERPA is the primary funding source for CEC staff, contract and operating expenses.

ETRDDA Funds - proposed expenditure level is $228K for Agricultural/Food Processing Energy Loans. Language is included in the Budget Bill to allow for a two-year encumbrance period to 6/30/09 and a liquidation period to 6/30/11.

Federal Funds - proposed expenditure level is $12,390K. These funds include $2,991K in staff support and contracts for the State Energy Program and $9,399K for anticipated federal awards for various Commission programs.

GRDA Funds - proposed expenditure level is $3,307K. These funds include $307K for 3.9 positions and $3,000K for local assistance. Language is included in the Budget Bill to allow for a two-year encumbrance period to 6/30/09 and a liquidation period to 6/30/11.

MVA Funds - proposed expenditure level is $139K. These funds support 2.0 positions.

Natural Gas Subaccount, Public Interest Research, Development and Demonstration Fund - proposed expenditure level is $18,000K. These funds include $1,764k for 14.0 positions, operating and baseline contracts. Additionally, another $16,236K is for pass through natural gas RD&D projects.

Public Interest Research, Development and Demonstration Program Fund - proposed expenditure level is $70,963K. These funds include $8,463K for 62.1 positions, operating and baseline technical support contracts and $62,500K for pass through RD&D projects. Language is included in the Budget Bill to allow for a two-year encumbrance period to 6/30/09 and a liquidation period to 6/30/13.

Public Interest Renewable Resource Trust Fund - proposed expenditure level is $219,442K. These funds include $7,692K for 36.0 positions, operating and baseline contracts. Additionally, another $211,750K is continuously appropriated for Renewables projects.

Reimbursements - proposed expenditure level is $5,745K. These funds are primarily expenditure authority for anticipated funding from government agencies.


Budget Bill Special Language -

Liquidation period - proposed extension of the liquidation period for PIER funds (Budget Act of 2001) to 6/30/08.

Liquidation period - proposed extension of the liquidation period for ERPA funds (Budget Act of 2002) to 6/30/08.

Liquidation period - proposed extension of the liquidation period for PIER funds (Budget Act of 2002) to 6/30/10.