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BEFORE THE
CALIFORNIA ENERGY RESOURCES
CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION



Implementation of Renewables       )     Docket No. 02-REN-1038
Investment Plan Legislation        )     Renewable Energy Program
(Public Utilities Code Sections    )
381, 383.5, and 445; [SB 1038])	   )     Notice of Business Meeting
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NOTICE TO CONSIDER APPROVAL OF
REVISIONS TO EMERGING RENEWABLES PROGRAM GUIDEBOOK



The California Energy Commission will hold a regularly scheduled Business Meeting on:

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30, 2004
10 a.m.
CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION
1516 Ninth Street
Hearing Room A
Sacramento, California

(Wheelchair Accessible)

Audio from this meeting will be broadcast over the Internet.
For details, please go to:
www.energy.ca.gov/realaudio/


As part of the June 30, 2004, Business Meeting, the Energy Commission will consider approving proposed revisions by the Renewables Committee (Commissioner John Geesman, Presiding, and Commissioner Jackalyne Pfannenstiel, Associate) to the Emerging Renewables Program Guidebook (publication number 500-03-001F).

The complete revisions shown in underline/strikeout format are available on line at:

www.energy.ca.gov/renewables/02-REN-1038/documents

The following is a summary of the proposed revisions:

  • The reservation period is reduced from nine to six months.

  • 18-month reservations are allowed for ALL new construction (with proof of building permit).

  • Reservation requests must be mailed; faxes are no longer accepted (except for responses to correction requests).

  • Reservation requests and claims must be submitted directly to the Emerging Renewables Program, instead of the Accounting Office.

  • Bear Valley Electric customers are now eligible.

  • Applicants must furnish missing payment documentation within 60 days of the Energy Commission's request or else reapply to program.

  • Future performance-based program incentives are no longer limited to 30-kilowatt or larger systems.

  • Clarifications have been made to the documentation needed to verify agreement(s) to purchase and install a system.

  • Clarifications have been made to the criteria for affordable housing energy efficiency.

  • Clarifications have been made to the language regarding systems installed on a contractor's home or business.

  • An applicant with a six-month reservation may now cancel and reapply if the rebate level has been reduced from the original reservation.

  • Customer permission is now required for the Energy Commission to share information with the utility.

  • Time extension requirements have been revised and a new form added.

  • The requirement for itemized costs has been eliminated.

  • "Site" is defined as the legal parcel, rather than utility meter.


Public Participation

The Business Meeting agenda is available on-line at:

[www.energy.ca.gov/business_meetings/index.html]

Should you wish to participate via telephone, call toll free 1-888-823-5065 after 10:01 a.m. (Pacific Daylight Time). When asked, please answer "Business Meeting and Mr. Jerome Lee" and the operator will connect you into the meeting. Should you want to speak on a specific item, please give the operator the item number on which you wish to speak.

The Energy Commission's Public Adviser, Margret J. Kim, provides the public assistance in participating in Energy Commission activities. If you would like information on how to participate in this meeting, please contact the Public Adviser's Office by phone 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 in this meeting, please contact Lou Quiroz at (916) 654-5146 at least five days in advance.

If you have technical questions of the subject matter of this notice, please contact Dale Trenschel, Emerging Renewables Program Lead, by phone at (916) 653-2834, or by e-mail at [dtrensch@energy.state.ca.us]. News media inquiries should be directed to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Executive Director, at (916) 654-4989.





JOHN L. GEESMAN
Commissioner and Presiding Member
Renewables Committee




JACKALYNE PFANNENSTIEL
Commissioner and Associate Member
Renewables Committee



Date Mailed: June 18, 2004
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