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In the Matter of: )      Docket No. 06-NSHP-1
The Design of the )      Renewable Energy Program
New Solar Homes Partnership )      NOTICE OF BUSINESS MEETING
  )      Re: Adoption of New Solar Homes
  )      Partnership Guidebook
_________________________________________ )       

to the
New Solar Homes Partnership Guidebook

The California Energy Commission (Energy Commission) will hold a Business Meeting on:

WEDNESDAY, July 11, 2007
9 a.m.
1516 Ninth Street
First Floor, Hearing Room A
Sacramento, California

(Wheelchair Accessible)

Audio from this meeting will be broadcast over the Internet.
For details, please go to:

As part of the July 11, 2007 Business Meeting, the Energy Commission will consider, as the first item on the agenda, adopting revisions to the New Solar Homes Partnership Guidebook (Guidebook). The New Solar Homes Partnership (NSHP) provides incentives and support activities for installing eligible solar photovoltaic systems on new residential buildings that receive electricity from specified investor-owned utilities. The Energy Commission implements the NSHP in coordination with the California Public Utilities Commission under the overall California Solar Initiative. This Guidebook describes the requirements for receiving incentives to install eligible solar photovoltaic systems on energy efficient, solar homes under the NSHP.

As a result of a collaborative effort by the Renewables Committee, the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee, and Energy Commission staff, and comments received as a result of the Renewables Committee's June 6, 2007, workshop, proposed changes were made to the Guidebook to address the following:

  • Revise incentives and other provisions to encourage more program participation from affordable housing developments

  • Other changes to complement and provide better coordination with the California Public Utilities Commission's CSI program, and to clarify the program requirements.

The Energy Commission's Renewables Committee is publishing the Guidebook (Publication No. CEC-300-2007-008-CTD) for public review. The proposed Guidebook will be available online at: www.energy.ca.gov/renewables/06-NSHP-1/documents/

Printed copies of the proposed Guidebook revisions may be obtained by contacting Gina Fontanilla by phone at (916) 654-4524 or by e-mail at [gfontani@energy.state.ca.us].

Written Comments

Please send or deliver written materials to:

California Energy Commission
Dockets Office, MS-4
Re: Docket No. 06-NSHP-1
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814-5512

The Energy Commission encourages comments by e-mail. Please include your name or organization's name in the name of the file. Those submitting comments by electronic mail should provide them in either Microsoft Word format or as a Portable Document (PDF) to [docket@energy.state.ca.us]. One paper copy must also be sent to the Energy Commission's Docket Unit.

All written materials relating to this proceeding will be filed with the Dockets Unit and become part of the public record. The Renewables Committee strongly encourages parties to file written comments by 5 p.m. on July 6, 2007.

Public Participation

The Energy Commission's Public Adviser 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 [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, or by e-mail at [mediaoffice@energy.state.ca.us].

For technical questions on the subject matter, please contact Sanford Miller, Renewable Energy Program at (916) 654-5166 or by e-mail at [smiller@energy.state.ca.us].

Commissioner and Presiding Member Chairman and Associate Member Renewables Committee

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Commissioner and Presiding Member
Renewables Committee
Chairman and Associate Member
Renewables Committee

Date Posted: June 29, 2007

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