Synopsis of the Commission's Budget for Fiscal Year 1998-1999

  • $121.3 million Public Interest Renewable Energy Trust Funds
  • $65.1 million Public Interest RD&D Trust Funds
  • $33.1 million Energy Resources Programs Account (ERPA) Funds
  • $21.2 million Petroleum Violation Escrow Account (PVEA) Funds
  • $8.5 million Federal Trust Funds
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    $262.0 million TOTAL

The Commission's proposed 98/99 budget is $262.0 million. Authorized positions are 494.6. Total support funding is $44.3 million consisting of $30.2 million for personal services, $7.7 million for contracts and $6.4 million for other operating. Special item or pass through funding is $217.7 million.

The following summarizes Commission funding sources:

Diesel Emission Reduction Fund - proposed expenditure level is $1,006K. This includes $206K for three staff and $800K for contracts.

Energy Conservation Assistance Account - proposed expenditure level is $1,810K. This includes $323K for one staff and contracts and $1,487K for energy conservation loans. These funds are continuously appropriated.

Energy Resources Programs Account (ERPA) - proposed expenditure level is $33,060K. ERPA, derived from a surcharge applied to electricity consumed in California, is the primary funding source for CEC staff, contract and operating expenses.

Energy Technology Advancement Program Fund (ETAP) - proposed expenditure level is $1,269K which includes $326K for the Small Business Loan Program and $943K for the ETAP program.

Federal Trust Fund - proposed expenditure level is $8,474K. This includes $2,495K in staff support and contracts for the State Energy Program and $5,979K for anticipated federal awards for various Commission programs.

Geothermal Resources Development Account - proposed expenditure level is $4,757K, $257K for 3.9 staff and $4,500K for local assistance.

Katz Fund - proposed expenditure level is $1,606K. These are support funds for 10 staff and $951K for school bus purchases.

Local Jurisdiction Energy Assistance Account - proposed expenditure level is $1,122K for energy conservation loans.

Motor Vehicle Account - proposed expenditure level is $117K. These are support funds for approximately two staff.

Petroleum Violation Escrow Account - proposed expenditure level is $21,164K. This includes $1,431K for 22.5 staff, $1,500K for the Transportation Technology and Fuels Program and carryover funds for a variety of programs.

Public Interest Renewable Resource Trust Fund - proposed expenditure level is $1,436K for 10 staff, technical support and an annual audit. Additionally, another $119,872K are continuously appropriated pass through program funds. Actual "pass through" expenditures may be less than the amount of funds available.

Public Interest Research, Development and Demonstration Program Trust Fund - proposed expenditure level is $65,119K, $3,319K for 24.4 staff and baseline contracts and $61,800K for pass through program funds.

Reimbursements - proposed expenditures from reimbursement funds is $1,236K.

Current and Proposed Budgets