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Notice of Staff Workshop on
PIER 2007-2012
Electricity and Natural Gas Research Investment Plans

The California Energy Commission staff will conduct a workshop to review the draft of the Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) programÕs 2007-2012 Electricity and Natural Gas Research Investment Plans.

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
California Employment Development Department
EDD Auditorium
722 Capital Mall
Sacramento, California 95814

Purpose of the Workshop

The purpose of this workshop is to receive feedback from industry stakeholders on PIERÕs draft 2007-2012 Electricity Research Investment Plan, as well as PIERÕs 2007-2012 Natural Gas Research Investment Plan.


The PIER program is required to submit to the Legislature by March 15, 2006 an Electricity Research Investment Plan for the 2007 to 2012 period. While there is no parallel legislative requirement for a Natural Gas Plan, the PIER program developed the Natural Gas Research Investment Plan to capture the synergies between the electricity and natural gas programs and set the basis for collaborative research planning with the California Public Utilities Commission and the California Air Resources Board.

Public Participation

The Energy CommissionÕs Public Adviser, Margret J. Kim, provides the public assistance in participating in Energy Commission activities. If you want information on how to participate in this forum, please contact the Public AdviserÕs Office at (916) 654-4489 or toll-free at (800) 822-6228, by FAX at (916) 654-4493, or by e-mail at [pao@energy.state.ca.us]. If you have a disability and require assistance to participate, please contact Lou Quiroz at (916) 654-5146 at least five days in advance.

Please direct all news media inquiries to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Executive Director, at (916) 654-4989.

For technical questions on the subject matter, please contact Martha Krebs, Director of the Public Interest Energy Research Program, at (916) 654-4878 or by e-mail at [mkrebs@energy.state.ca.us].

Preliminary Agenda

Introduction 9:00 am - 9:30 am
Energy Issues Important to California 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Break 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Energy Smart Choices for Daily Life and Strong Economy 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Clean and Diverse Energy Supply 11:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Clean and Diverse Transportation System 11:30 pm - 12:00 pm
Lunch 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Safe, Secure and Reliable Energy System 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Environmentally Sound Energy System 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Cross-Cutting Themes 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Break 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Implementing Research through Stakeholder Partnerships 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Closing 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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