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Notice of Staff Workshop on the
Alternative and Renewable Fuels and Vehicle Program and the
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009


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The California Energy Commission staff will conduct a workshop for applicants and stakeholders regarding a potential funding solicitation under the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (Program) to projects applying for American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds. The workshop will be held:

MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2009
Beginning at 9 a.m.
CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION
1516 Ninth Street
First Floor, Hearing Room A
Sacramento, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)


Remote Attendance

Web Conferencing - Presentations and audio from the meeting will be broadcast via our WebEx web conferencing system. For details on how to participate via WebEx, please see the "Participation through WebEx" section at the end of this notice.

Webcast - Presentations and audio from this meeting will be broadcast over the Internet through Windows Media. For details, please go to: [www.energy.ca.gov/webcast/].

Conference Call - To participate in the meeting by phone, please call (866) 469-3239 by 9 a.m. Passcode: 925 964 539 Call Leader: Pilar Magaña


Purpose

This workshop will provide information that staff has to date regarding a potential solicitation for Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program funding. This solicitation will be open to project proponents seeking program funds as match share to proposed ARRA projects. Program funding is available up to the amount indicated for the appropriate category in the Investment Plan for the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program.

Download the Committee Final Report on the Investment Plan:
www.energy.ca.gov/2009publications/CEC-600-2009-008/CEC-600-2009-008-CTF.PDF
(PDF file, 118 pages, 2.1 megabytes)

The workshop will cover three major areas:

  1. Potential Solicitation - Discussion of objectives, process, timeline, and additional details.
  2. Stakeholder Presentations - Discussion of potential projects that could be funded through the potential solicitation and ARRA. (Presentations will be limited to five minutes. PowerPoint presentations are acceptable.)
  3. Funding Partners - Discussion of additional match funding sources.

Background

The Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program, established under Assembly Bill (AB) 118 (Núñez, Chapter 750, Statutes of 2007), authorizes the Energy Commission to spend up to $120 million per year over seven years to develop and deploy innovative technologies that transform California's fuel and vehicle types to help attain the state's climate change goals. Available funding for the 2008 2009 fiscal year is $75 million. An additional $101 million has been requested for fiscal year 2009-10. The emphasis of this Program is to deploy alternative and renewable fuels in the marketplace, without adopting any one preferred fuel or technology, and in doing so decrease, on a life-cycle basis, air and water pollutants, reduce or avoid multimedia environmental impacts, and maintain the sustainability of the state's natural resources. These program funds will be available as matching or leveraged funds for projects that successfully pass evaluation by the Energy Commission.

The ARRA will provide $787 billion in economic investment nationally. The goals of the ARRA are to stimulate the economy and create jobs for Americans in an accountable, transparent manner. California could receive more than $50 billion for a variety of statewide programs, including alternative fuels and transportation technology. The ARRA offers a unique opportunity to leverage state program funds with federal stimulus funds to maximize California's ability to transform the transportation sector and improve our economic and energy future.


Public Participation

The Energy Commission's Public Adviser's Office provides the public assistance in participating in Energy Commission activities. For 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 [PublicAdviser@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 the Media and Public Communications Office at (916) 654-4989, or by e-mail at [mediaoffice@energy.state.ca.us].

If you are interested in finding out more about making a power point presentation, or have technical questions on the subject matter, please contact Ms. Jennifer Allen of the Emerging Fuels and Technologies Office at the Energy Commission at (916) 653-0291 or e-mail at AB118@energy.state.ca.us.


Participation through WebEx, the Energy Commission's on-line meeting service

Computer Logon with a Direct Phone Number:

  • Please go to [https://energy.webex.com] and enter the unique meeting number 925 964 539.
  • When prompted, enter your information and the following meeting password meeting@9.
  • After you login, a prompt will appear on-screen for you to provide your phone number. In the Number box, type your area code and phone number and click OK to receive a call back on your phone for the audio of the meeting. International callers can use the "Country/Region" button to help make their connection.

Computer Logon for Callers with an Extension Phone Number, etc.:

  • Please go to [https://energy.webex.com] and enter the unique meeting number 925 964 539.
  • When prompted, enter your information and the following meeting password meeting@9
  • After you login, a prompt will ask for your phone number. CLICK CANCEL.
  • Instead call (866) 469-3239 (toll-free in the U.S. and Canada). When prompted, enter the meeting number above and your unique Attendee ID number which is listed in the top left area of your screen after you login. International callers can dial in using the "Show all global call-in numbers" link (also in the top left area).

Telephone Only (No Computer Access):

Call (866) 469-3239 (toll-free in the U.S. and Canada) and when prompted enter the unique meeting number above. International callers can select their number from [https://energy.webex.com/energy/globalcallin.php].

If you have difficulty joining the meeting, please call the WebEx Technical Support number at 1-866-229-3239. Please be aware that the meeting's WebEx audio and on screen activity may be recorded.