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Notice of Staff Workshops
California Advanced Combined Heat and Power Collaborative

The staff of the California Energy Commission will conduct two workshops to review and discuss proposed combined heat and power stretch goals and targets to include in a future Request for Proposals.

TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2003
Beginning at 8 a.m.
4545 MacArthur Blvd.
Newport Beach, California

FRIDAY, MAY 16, 2003
Beginning at 11 a.m.
4000 Coronado Bay Road
San Diego, California

Background and Purpose of the Workshop

As part of the California Energy Commission's Public Interest Energy Research Program, the Environmentally Preferred Advanced Generation program area is planning a new initiative directed at overcoming technology barriers to Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Systems. This program will complement ongoing Energy Commission Distributed Generation R&D on engines, turbines, micro-turbines, fuel cells and utility interface technologies. The CHP program will focus on system level technologies to increase overall utilization efficiencies, reduce installed costs and maximize value to the California end users.

The purpose of these workshops is to review and discuss proposed stretch goals and targets for this program. These stretch goals and targets, which will focus on areas such as efficiency, emissions, and cost, will then be revised based on the feedback received. A solicitation, including these revised stretch goals and targets, is expected to be issued within a few months after the workshops. The workshops will be held in conjunction with two conferences: the Federal Energy Management Program CHP conference in Newport Beach, California on May 13-15, and the National Association of Energy Service Companies conference in San Diego, California on May 14-16.

For more information on the Federal Energy Management Program CHP conference, visit www.energetics.com/femp/la.html. For more information on the National Association of Energy Service Companies conference, visit www.naesco.org/conference.htm.

For those who cannot attend either of these workshops, the proposed stretch goals and targets will be posted for comment on the Energy Commission's website at:


The comment period will last from the time of posting, approximately April 28, 2003, until 5:00 p.m., Pacific Daylight Saving Time, on Tuesday, May 27, 2003.

Public Participation

The Energy Commission's Public Adviser, Roberta Mendonca, provides the public assistance in participating in Energy Commission activities. If you would like information on how to participate in the workshops, 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 the workshops, please contact Lou Quiroz (916) 654-5146 at least five days in advance.

To adequately accommodate workshop participants, we request that individuals planning to attend either workshop to please RSVP Allan Ward at (916) 651-6196 or e-mail at [alward@energy.state.ca.us] by May 5, 2003, and identify which workshop they are planning to attend.

If you have questions on the technical subject matter of this notice, please contact Allan Ward at (916) 651-6196 or e-mail at [alward@energy.state.ca.us].

News media inquires should be directed to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Director, at (916) 654-4989.

Date online March 21, 2003

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