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Notice of the
Renewable Energy Transmission Initiative (RETI)
Meeting of the
Plenary Stakeholder Collaborative
1 - 4 p.m.
via Webcast


The Renewable Energy Transmission Initiative (RETI) Coordinating Committee, comprised of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), the California Energy Commission (Energy Commission), the California Independent System Operator (California ISO), and representatives of Publicly Owned Utilities (POUs) - the Northern California Power Authority (NCPA), Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), and the Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA) - will hold a RETI Plenary Stakeholder Collaborative (PSC) meeting via Webcast on March 26, 2008.

The Webcast will give stakeholders an opportunity to learn about and comment on RETI's Phase 1A draft report that is scheduled to be released on March 14, 2008. This report will present the assumptions and methodology that will be used to identify Competitive Energy Renewable Zones (CREZs). The Webcast meeting will also address the overall status of the RETI effort and next steps.

Details on how to participate in the PSG Webcast meeting, and any materials available in advance of the meeting, including the draft report on assumptions and methodology, will be posted on the RETI website: [].

Comments on the draft report should be submitted by March 28, 2008 to the Stakeholder Steering Committee (SSC) member representing your area of interest. The SSC member roster is posted on the RETI website. Alternatively, comments may be submitted to Dave Olsen [] and Rich Ferguson [].

RETI is an open public collaborative process that encourages the participation of all interested parties.

Plenary Stakeholder Group

Participation in the RETI Plenary Stakeholder Group (PSG) is open to all parties and the public who are interested in renewable resource and transmission development. The PSG meets periodically to receive reports from the Stakeholder Steering Committee, provide input and perspective on RETI work, help shape consensus recommendations and review progress toward program goals.

The PSG operates as a collaborative and strives to reach consensus decisions. The only requirement for participation is agreement to work in good faith toward this end. If consensus proves impossible to achieve, dissenting parties may produce their own recommendations for inclusion in RETI reports.

Contact Information

For technical questions, please contact Dave Olsen at (805) 653-6881 or by e-mail at [] or Rich Ferguson at (707) 895-9121 or by e-mail at [].

To review the RETI Mission Statement, sign up on the RETI List Server to receive automatic notifications of future meetings, or review posted documents and other information, please refer to the RETI website at [].

Additional Information

The Energy Commission's Public Adviser provides the public assistance in participating in activities held at the Energy Commission. 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 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.

Please direct all news media inquiries to the Media Office at (916) 654-4989, or by email at [].

Date: March 14, 2008

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