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Notice of Staff Workshop on the California Energy
Commission's Public Interest Energy Research (PIER)
Renewables Research Roadmaps

The California Energy Commission's Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program will host a public workshop to outline the directions the Renewables Energy Generation Program is taking as a result of a series of focus group meetings conducted in the early part of this year. The meetings included suggestions to update the PIER Renewable Energy technology roadmaps. The workshop will include opportunities for comment on the planned program direction.

1 p.m.
1516 Ninth Street
First Floor, Hearing Room A
Sacramento, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)

For participation through WebEx, the Energy Commission's on-line meeting service:

To participate in the meeting using the WebEx onscreen and audio functions, please go to the following URL in your web browser: https://energy.webex.com/energy/j.php?ED=102380722&UID=1036965377&PW=70b85e0e0f180200016c5f

(If the link above does not work, go to: https://energy.webex.com/ and enter the meeting number: 920 503 639. When prompted, enter your information and the following meeting password: meeting@1.)

Provide your phone number, when prompted, to receive a call back on your phone for the audio of the workshop. Alternatively, you can call 1-866-469-3239 (toll free in the U.S. and Canada).

If you have difficulty joining the meeting, please call the WebEx Technical Support number at 1-866-229-3239.

Participation through audio only

If you do not have computer access and wish to participate in the meeting by phone, you can call 1-866-469-3239 (toll free in the U.S. and Canada).

Please be aware that the workshop's WebEx audio and onscreen activity will be recorded.


PIER Renewables technology area roadmaps are periodically updated to reflect the evolving state of renewable energy development. This workshop seeks input from renewable energy research stakeholders regarding current program priorities and future refinement of the roadmaps. During the workshop, the PIER Renewables program team will summarize program accomplishments and new priority areas, and review recent roadmap updates.


The purpose of the PIER Program is to support energy research, development and demonstration projects that will help improve the quality of life in California by bringing environmentally safe, affordable and reliable energy services and products to the marketplace.

The purpose of the PIER Renewables Roadmaps are to take broad, long-term state policy goals and, through several steps, apply the goals to develop prioritized research milestones. The PIER Renewables Roadmaps are living documents that are revisited on a periodic basis to ensure that the strategic recommendations account for the evolution of the renewable energy marketplace. They are developed with the advice and input of industry stakeholders, other state and federal agencies, and utilities to ensure alignment with other publicly funded energy research objectives.

Written Comments

Written comments on the PIER Renewables Roadmaps can be submitted until 5:00 p.m. on June 6, 2008. Please include the PIER Renewables Research Roadmaps in the subject line or first paragraph of your comments. Please hand deliver or mail an original to:

California Energy Commission
Energy Generation Research Office
1516 Ninth Street MS 47
Sacramento, CA 95814-5512

The Energy Commission encourages comments by e-mail. Please include your name or organization's 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 [pspauldi@energy.state.ca.us].

Public Participation

The Energy Commission's Public Adviser's Office provides the public assistance in participating in Energy Commission activities. If you want information on how to participate in this workshop, 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 the Media Office, at (916) 654-4989, or by e-mail at [mediaoffice@energy.state.ca.us].

If you have questions related to the subject matter of this notice, please call Pete Spaulding at (916) 654-4510, or by e-mail at [pspaulding@energy.state.ca.us].

Date Posted: May 21, 2008

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

Mail Lists: renewablewg (CEC Renewable Energy Programs), geothermal (Geothermal Energy), researchwg (Energy RD&D / PIER program), pierbuilding (PIER Pgm. - Residential & Commercial Bldgs. Program Area), naturalgas (Natural Gas Research Program), wind (Wind Energy & Avian Mortality)

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