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PIER Notices:
Anouncements, Meetings, Workshops, Seminars, Symposiums
Note: Dates indicated are dates of meetings, where applicable.


2008

June 6, 2008
Informal Seminar on Climate Change and Ecological Resources in California



June 3, 2008
Staff Workshop on the California Energy Commission's PIER Renewables Research Roadmaps



May 28 & 29, 2008
Notice of Staff Workshop on Cyber Security and the Electric Transmission System



May 15, 2008
Staff Workshop on the California Energy Commission's Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Natural Gas Vehicle Research Roadmap



April 7, 2008
Climate Change and Energy In California



January 22, 2008
Meeting PIER Program Advisory Board




2007

November 15, 2007
Staff Workshop on Natural Gas Storage Research

  • Notice of Staff Workshop - Posted October 16, 2007.

  • Agenda for Workshop - Posted November 6, 2007.

  • Presentations
  • Presentations, (Acrobat PDF files). Updated: November 14, 2007.

  • WebEx Recording of Workshop - (streaming video and audio)
  • Please note: No software is needed; The WebEx player is automatically installed when you click the link to begin playback. Problems with playback? Please contact WebEx technical support at 1 866 229-3239.



October 3, 2007
Wind Storage Enhanced Technologies on the Grid

  • Notice of Staff Workshop - Posted September 21, 2007.

  • Agenda for Workshop - Posted October 4, 2007.

  • List of Participants.
    Date posted: December 19, 2007.

  • Presentations
  • Presentations, (Acrobat PDF files). Updated: October 4, 2007.

  • WebEx Recording of Workshop - (streaming video and audio)
  • Please note: No software is needed; The WebEx player is automatically installed when you click the link to begin playback. Problems with playback? Please contact WebEx technical support at 1 866 229-3239.



October 2, 2007
Regional Integration of Renewables - Northern California Sub-Regional Renewable Transmission Integration Beyond 2010


August 20, 2007
Review of Research Projects for Managing Electric Transmission Uncertainty



Input Template for RFP Research Topics: Posted: July 17, 2007. (MS Word file. 44 kb)

The deadline for submitting the completed template is July 26. Completed templates should be sent to Cheri Davis at cdavis@energy.state.ca.us.

July 12, 2007 - Staff Workshop PIER Buildings Efficiency Research Topics.

Staff Presentation Notes: Posted: July 17, 2007.

Research Topics: Posted: July 6, 2007. (PDF file. 3 pgs. 53.1 kb)

Project List: Posted: July 6, 2007. (PDF file. 10 pgs. 48.3 kb)

Workshop Agenda: Posted: July 10, 2007. (PDF file. 1 pg. 60 kb)



May 29, 2007 - Notice of Staff Workshop on Research Needs for Future Building Efficiency Standards.

Agenda for the Staff Workshop: Posted: May 25, 2007. (PDF file. 1 pgs. 27.6 kb)




March 27, 2007 - California Biomass Forum

The 4th annual Biomass Collaborative forum will be held March 27 - 29 in Sacramento, California. This year's theme is "Advanced Bioenergy Technologies and Biofuels from Municipal Wastes". The forum is co-sponsored by the California Energy Commission and the California Integrated Waste Management Board.

An optional tour of biomass and research facilities will be conducted on March 29th.

For more information on the Forum:
http://biomass.ucdavis.edu/pages/forum/forum.html

Registration can be reached from the forum page (above link) or by clicking the link below.
http://www.cevs.ucdavis.edu/Cofred/Public/Reg/Index.cfm?confid=293




February 13, 2007 - Notice of Staff Workshop Intermittency Analysis Project: Results from 2010 and 2020 Scenarios.




January 23, 2007 - Notice of Staff Workshop on Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Industrial End-Use Energy Efficiency RD&D Plan.



2006

December 12 & 13, 2006 - California Wind Energy Collaborative 2006 Annual Forum


November 16, 2006 - Roadmap for the Development of Biomass in California

Agenda for Workshop - Posted November 1, 2006.

A Roadmap for the Development of Biomass in California - DRAFT Collaborative Report, Commission publication # CEC-500-2006-095-D, posted: 11/3/06. (Acrobat PDF file, 156 pages, 1.1 megabytes)

November 13, 2006 - Notice of Staff Workshop on Solar Photovoltaic Research Plan


AGENDA (PDF file, 1 pgs, 16 kb)
Posted: August 14, 2006.

PIER PV Research Plan - Public Workshop. (PDF file, 31 pgs, 252 kb)
Posted: November 14, 2006 August 14, 2006.


October 3 & 4, 2006 - California Electricity & Air Quality Conference


September 29, 2006 - The Food Industry Energy Efficiency Technologies Showcase

September 13-15, 2006 - Third Annual California Climate Change Conference, Sacramento.


August 28, 2006 - Notice of Staff Workshops on PIER-Environmental Area Environmental Exploratory Grant Program Proposal Solicitation. Posted: August 14, 2006.

August 24, 2006 - Notice of Energy Commission Workshop Advanced Power Electronics Interfaces for Distributed Energy Resources. Posted: August 14, 2006.

AGENDA (PDF file, 1 pgs, 16 kb)
Posted: August 14, 2006.

August 15, 2006 - Notice of Staff Workshop, Intermittency Analysis Project: 2006 Renewable Baseline and 2010 Renewable Porfolio Standards Scenario Results. Posted: June 27, 2006.

Agenda for the August 15, 2006, Workshop
Posted: August 8, 2006. (PDF file, 1 pgs, 16 kb)

Proposed Presentation Outline
Posted August 8, 2006. (Acrobat File PDF 4 pgs 44kb)

Workshop Presentations
Posted August 22, 2006.

August 11, 2006 - Notice of Staff Workshop. The Program for Energy Systems Integration research staff of (PIER) will conduct a workshop to demonstrate the Demand Response Business Network (DR BizNet).


May 31, 2006 - Notice of Staff Workshop, Fuel Cells in California: Opportunities and Barriers. Posted: May 12, 2006.

May 16 & 18, 2006 - Workshop on Advanced Control and Power Technologies for Petroleum Refineries and Petrochemical Plants, sponsored by U.S. DOE, PG&E, SoCal Gas/Sempra Energy. (PDF file, 291 kb)


March 30, 2006 - Meeting and Workshop on RD&D Results Conducted Under Commerce Energy, Hetch Hetchy, and SMUD Programmatic Renewable Projects Funded by the PIER Program


February 9, 2006 - PIER Program Informal Presentation: New Developments in Macroeconomic Modeling using CGE Models for Climate Change Studies, presentation by Prof. Ian Sue Wing

Analyzing Interactions Between Technological Change and Climate Change Mitigation Policies Using CGE Modes. Presentation by Prof. Ian Sue Wing. Posted: February 9, 2006. (PDF file, 31 pgs, 260 kb)




2005

May 26, 2005 - Staff Workshop on Wind Resource and Avian Analysis Web-based Demonstration.

May 12 and 13, 2005 - Independent Review Panel, Review of Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program.

April 29, 2005 - Committee Workshop on California's distribution planning process and the role of Distributed Generation and Demand Response.

April 28, 2005 - Committee Workshop on California's market potential for Combined Heat and Power (CHP) and Distributed Generation.


February 24, 2005 - Meeting California's Electricity System Challenges through Electricity Energy Storage. On line: February 10, 2005.

Agenda for Workshop (Acrobat PDF file)
Workshop Presentations (Powerpoint files)


February 1, 2005 - Joint Workshop on Developing a Reference Design for Demand Response. On line January 18, 2005.

Transcript of Workshop (Acrobat PDF file) Online 1/25/05
Agenda for Workshop (Acrobat PDF file)
Workshop Minutes (Acrobat PDF file)
Workshop Presentations




2004

November 30, 2004 - Symposium on Demand Response Research and Development Activities

Presentations for the Symposium - On line December 10, 2004.

October 28, 2004 - Presentation on Effects of Anthropogenic Aerosol Particles on California Climate, by Professor Mark Jacobson, Stanford University.

October 13 and 14, 2004 - The Independent Review Panel (IRP) will hold a two-day meeting as part of its review of the Energy Commission's Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program.


October 6, 2004 - PIER SEMINAR: Back-Up Generators (BUGs) - To Use or Not to Use? Presentation by University of California, Riverside.


September 27, 2004 - PIER SEMINAR: Distributed Generation (DG): Will DG impact air quality? Presentation by University of California, Irvine.

February 23, 27, 2004 and March 4, 11, 2004 - Workshops on PIER-Environmental Area: Environmental Exploratory Grant Program Proposal Solicition.

January 22, 2004 and January 23, 2004 - Notice of Meeting PIER Independent Review Panel (IRP).




2003

October 28, 2003 - Notice of Staff Workshop The PIER Buildings Energy Efficiency Program RD&D Program Presentations

October 21 & 22, 2003 - Notice of two-day meeting of the Independent Review Panel

September 8 & 9, 2003 - Notice of two-day meeting of the Independent Review Panel

Agenda for September 8 & 9, 2003 - Agenda of two-day meeting of the Independent Review Panel


July 29 & 30, 2003 - Notice of two-day meeting of the Independent Review Panel, which reviews the PIER Program

June 26, 2003 - PIER Environmental Area, Notice of Workshop on Hydropower Roadmaps

June 11 & 12, 2003 - Notice of two-day meeting of the Independent Review Panel, which reviews the PIER Program

May 13 & 16, 2003 - Notice of two Staff Workshops on California Advanced Combined Heat and Power Collaborative to review and discuss proposed combined heat and power stretch goals and targets to include in a future Request for Proposals.

March 12, 2003 - Workshop on the Development of a Five-Year Transmission Research and Development (R&D) Plan.




2002

September 26, 2002 - Staff Workshop on Upcoming Targeted Solicitation for the PIER Buildings Area

May 2, 2002 - Energy Systems Integration (ESI) Area workshop to explore different microgrid concepts, identify current research gaps, and review the Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions (CERTS) Microgrid demonstration plan

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