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

The California Energy Commission staff will conduct a workshop to review the results of the preliminary efforts to develop an RD&D plan for the Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Industrial End-Use Energy Efficiency program.

10:00 a.m.
1516 Ninth Street
First Floor, Hearing Room A
Sacramento, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)

WebEx Information
Web conferencing services are available for this conference via WebEx. WebEx allows you to view the presentations on the Internet while listening via the phone. TOPIC: PIER Industrial End-Use Energy Efficiency RD&D Plan Workshop
DATE: Tuesday, January 23, 2007
TIME: 10:00 a.m., Pacific Standard Time

To attend this meeting by WebEx, you must first register online. To register or for more information, please go to:
https://energy.webex.com/ and enter the meeting number: 922 159 252
or go to:

Once you have registered for the meeting, you will receive an e-mail confirming your registration. This message will provide information for you to join the meeting.

For Help or Support:
Go to https://energy.webex.com/energy/mc click Assistance, then click Help or click support.

If you are having problems with WebEx, contact: Mike Gravely at (916) 651-0316, e-mail: mgravely@energy.state.ca.us or Geoff Lesh at (916) 651-9859, e-mail: glesh@energy.state.ca.us

Teleconference Information

If you want to call in and not use the WebEx connection, please call toll-free phone number (866) 469-3239 (U.S./Canada) or (650) 429-3300 (U.S./Canada direct) and enter the meeting number: 922 159 252.


The purpose of this workshop is to receive feedback from industry and other stakeholders on the efforts completed to date for the RD&D plan, including preliminary research initiatives, their prioritization, and the role for PIER to support them.


The PIER Industrial Agriculture and Water End-Use Energy Efficiency Program (IAW) has traditionally identified research projects through the assessment of opportunities to increase the efficiency of each of the largest energy-consuming industries in the state. For 2007, the PIER IAW team is developing an integrated program plan that is aligned with state energy policies and clearly defines and communicates RD&D priorities across all industrial sectors.

Preliminary Agenda

10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Introduction

10:30 - 11:30 a.m. PIER industrial end-use energy efficiency strategic plan: policy goals, industry needs, vision, target research areas

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch Break

12:30 - 1:30 p.m. List of potential industrial end-use energy efficiency research initiatives

1:30 - 2:00 p.m. Break

2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Prioritization of research initiatives and discuss PIER role for high priority initiatives

3:30 - 4:00 p.m. Closing

Written Comments

Written comments on the workshop proceedings must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on January 30, 2007. Please indicate [PIER Industrial End-Use Energy Efficiency RD&D Plan] in the subject line or first paragraph of your comments. Those submitting comments by electronic mail should provide them in either Microsoft Word format or as a Portable Document (PDF) to [glesh@energy.state.ca.us]. For comments by postal mail, please hand deliver or mail an original plus one copy to:

California Energy Commission
Attn: PIER Industrial End-Use Energy Efficiency, Geoff Lesh
1516 Ninth Street, MS 43
Sacramento, CA 95814-5512

Public Participation

The Energy Commission's 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 Adviser's 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 Geoff Lesh for the Public Interest Energy Research Program, at (916) 651-9859 or by e-mail at [glesh@energy.state.ca.us].

Mail Lists: Energy RD&D/PIER program e-mail listserver

Note: California Energy Commission's formal name is State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission.

Date Posted: January 12, 2007

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