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Notice of Meeting
PIER Program Advisory Board

The California Energy Commission (Energy Commission) will conduct the first 2009 meeting of the Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program Advisory Board on

WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2009
1:00 p.m.
1516 Ninth Street
First Floor, Hearing Room A
Sacramento, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)


This public meeting is to convene the Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program Advisory Board. The Board is chaired by Energy Commission Chairman Karen Douglas and Co-Chaired by Vice Chair James D. Boyd. The role of the Advisory Board is to provide advice and strategic guidance in the planning and funding of the portfolio of public interest energy research, development and demonstration (RD&D) programs and projects administered by the Energy Commission that will provide tangible benefits to California's electricity and natural gas consumers. The Advisory Board also reviews and provides advice on programs and projects to be funded within the broader context of current energy policies, national and international efforts to address energy RD&D needs, and newly emerging funding and research opportunities.

At this meeting, the Advisory Board will be brought up to date on the Energy Commission's PIER Program and selected RD&D activities, and asked to provide guidance on strategic issues facing the program.

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 []. 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 Media and Public Communications, at (916) 654-4989, or by email at []. For technical questions on the meeting, please email Thom Kelly at [].

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 on the date and time of the meeting:

(If the link above does not work, go to: and enter the meeting number: 925 112 324)

When prompted, enter your information and the following meeting password: meeting@100.

Provide your phone number, when prompted, to receive a call back on your phone for the audio of the workshop. Alternatively, you can call 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 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 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.

Mail Lists: This notice will be sent to the opportunity, distributed generation, research, wind and renewables list servers.

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