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

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2008
9 a.m.
via WebEx

Presentations and audio from the meeting will be broadcast via our WebEx web conferencing system. For details on how to participate via WebEx, please see the "Participation through WebEx" section below.

Purpose

This meeting will give stakeholders an opportunity to learn about and provide feedback on:

  1. The Phase 1B Draft Report to be released on November 5 will rank competitive renewable energy zones (CREZs) in California on economic and environmental attributes.
    1. Ranking of CREZs by economic values.
    2. Ranking of CREZs by environmental values.
    3. Combining economic and environmental ranking factors.
  2. The schedule for completing RETI Phase 1B, including public comment.
  3. Phase 2 overview.

California has adopted energy policies to increase the generation of electricity from renewable energy resources. Implementing these policies requires extensive improvements to California's electric transmission infrastructure. RETI is a statewide planning process that is identifying the transmission projects needed to accommodate these renewable energy goals. RETI is an open and transparent collaborative process where all interested parties are encouraged to participate.

The draft results of Phase 1B work which will be presented identify and assess selected CREZs in California and neighboring areas that can provide electricity from renewables to California consumers by 2020 and be developed in the most cost effective and environmentally benign manner. The results of Phase 1B will be used as the basis for developing conceptual transmission plans of service in the RETI Phase 2 process.

Any materials available in advance of the meeting will be posted on the RETI website: http://www.energy.ca.gov/reti/plenary/.

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

COMPUTER LOGON WITH A DIRECT PHONE NUMBER

  1. Please go to https://energy.webex.com and enter the meeting number: 920 558 203
  2. When prompted, enter your information and the following meeting password: meeting@9
  3. After you login, a prompt will appear on-screen for you to provide your phone number. In the Number box, type your area code and phone number and click OK to receive a call back on your phone for the audio of the meeting. International callers can use the "Country/Region" button to help make their connection.

COMPUTER LOGON FOR CALLERS WITH AN EXTENSION PHONE NUMBER, ETC.

  1. Please go to https://energy.webex.com and enter the meeting number: 920 558 203
  2. When prompted, enter your information and the following meeting password: meeting@9
  3. After you login, a prompt will ask for your phone number. CLICK CANCEL.
  4. Instead call 1-866-469-3239 (toll-free in the U.S. and Canada). When prompted, enter the meeting number above and your unique Attendee ID number which is listed in the top left area of your screen after you login. International callers can dial in using the "Show all global call-in numbers" link (also in the top left area).

TELEPHONE ONLY (NO COMPUTER ACCESS)

Call 1-866-469-3239 (toll-free in the U.S. and Canada) and when prompted enter the unique meeting number above. International callers can select their number from https://energy.webex.com/energy/globalcallin.php

TECHNICAL SUPPORT

For help with problems or questions trying to join or attend the meeting, please call WebEx Technical Support at 1-866-229-3239.

System Requirements: To confirm that your computer is compatible, visit http://support.webex.com/support/system-requirements.html

Meeting Preparation: The playback of UCF (Universal Communications Format) rich media files requires appropriate players. To view this type of rich media files in the meeting, please check whether you have the players installed on your computer by going to https://energy.webex.com/energy/systemdiagnosis.php

Participation through Audio Only

Call 1-866-469-3239 (toll-free in the U.S. and Canada) and when prompted enter the unique meeting number above. International callers can select their number from https://energy.webex.com/energy/globalcallin.php

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

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 [PublicAdviser@energy.state.ca.us].

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 officer, Terrie Prosper at (415) 703-2160 or by email at: [tdp@cpuc.ca.gov].

Date: October 29, 2008

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