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Notice of the
Renewable Energy Transmission Initiative (RETI)
Meeting of the
Plenary Stakeholder Group

WEDNESDAY, MAY 21, 2008
10:00 a.m.
Resources Agency Auditorium
1416 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(Wheelchair Accessible)
and via WebEx

Purpose

The Plenary Stakeholder Group (PSG) of the Renewable Energy Transmission Initiative (RETI) will meet on May 21, 2008.

This meeting will give stakeholders an opportunity to learn about and provide feedback on: 1) comments received on and changes made to the Draft Final Phase 1A Report on assumptions and methodology reported by contractor Blank & Veatch; 2) Phase 1B activities concerning identification and ranking of Competitive Renewable Resources Zones (CREZ) reported by contractor Black & Veatch; and 3) Environmental Working Group (EWG) activities reported by Stakeholder Steering Committee member Carl Zichella. Energy Commissioner Jeffrey Byron will provide opening remarks.

California has adopted energy policies that require substantial increases in the generation of electricity from renewable energy resources. Implementation of these policies will require extensive improvements to California's electric transmission infrastructure. The California Renewable Energy Transmission Initiative is a statewide planning process that will identify the transmission projects needed to accommodate these renewable energy goals. RETI is an open and transparent collaborative process in which all interested parties are encouraged to participate.

RETI will assess all competitive renewable energy zones (CREZs) in California and neighboring areas that can provide significant electricity to California consumers by the year 2020. RETI also will identify those CREZs that can be developed in the most cost effective and environmentally benign manner and will then use existing transmission planning processes to prepare transmission plans of service for those CREZs identified for development.

Any materials available in advance of the meeting will be posted on the RETI website: [http://www.energy.ca.gov/reti/meetings/index.html].

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.

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: [https://energy.webex.com/energy/j.php?ED=101758847&UID=1034576662&PW=ba8ac0f6160e180315111a11]

If the link above does not work, go to:[https://energy.webex.com/] and enter the meeting number: 926 082 791.

When prompted, enter your information and the following meeting password: reti123!

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.

PHONES: For Callers with a Direct Phone Line: Provide your phone number, when prompted after you log in, to receive a call back on your phone for the audio of the workshop.

For Callers with an Extension Phone Number, etc.: If you do not have a direct phone number, do not enter your phone when prompted on screen (click Cancel). Instead, call (866) 469-3239 (toll free in the U.S. and Canada) and when prompted enter the meeting number above and your Attendee ID number which is listed in the top left of your screen after you login.

If you have difficulty joining the meeting, please call the WebEx Technical Support number at (866) 229-3239. Please be aware that the workshop's WebEx audio and onscreen activity may be recorded.

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 may be recorded.

Contact Information

For technical questions, please contact Dave Olsen at (805) 653-6881 or by e-mail at [olsen@avenuecable.com] or Rich Ferguson at (707) 895-9121 or by e-mail at [rich@ceert.org].

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 [www.energy.ca.gov/reti].

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 [pao@energy.state.ca.us]. 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 media inquiries to either the Energy Commission's Media Office at (916) 654-4989, or by email: at [mediaoffice@energy.state.ca.us] or to the California Public Utilities Commission's press agent, Terrie Prosper at (415) 703-2160 or by email at: [tdp@cpuc.ca.gov].

Date: May 9, 2008

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