Warren D. "Doug" Noteware was reappointed to the engineer/scientist position at the California Energy Commission by Governor Pete Wilson on August 1, 1994. He was appointed to complete the term of former Commissioner Art S. Kevorkian, who retired in July 1994. Commissioner Noteware had previously served in this same position from 1985 to 1990 during an appointment by Governor George Deukmejian.
Commissioner Noteware was the Presiding Member of the Efficiency Standards Committee. In this role, he provided direction to the Commission's efforts to develop and implement energy efficiency standards for new buildings and appliances and equipment. He also oversaw development of criteria for certifying home energy rating systems.
Commissioner Noteware was the Presiding Member of the Fuels Report and Programs Committee, the Second Member of the Siting and Regulatory Procedures Committee and the Conservation Report and Programs Committee. He was the Presiding Member of the Siting Case Committee considering the application for certification of the San Francisco Energy Company's cogeneration power plant proposed for the Bayview-Hunters Point area of San Francisco. He represented the Energy Commission on the Califomia Statewide Advisory Committee on Electric and Magnetic Fields. He was a past member of the Board of Directors of the Califomia Institute for Energy Efficiency.
Prior to his appointment to the Energy Commission in 1985, Mr. Noteware was appointed to the state Water Resources Control Board by Governor Jerry Brown, and served as Vice Chairman from 1982 to 1985.
Commissioner Noteware is a California licensed Professional Engineer. He was a self-employed consulting engineer from 1970 to 1982 and from 1990 to 1994. He has designed numerous subdivisions and commercial and religious buildings in Manteca and Stockton, California. Prior to 1970, he farmed 1,500 acres on Brannan Island in the Sacramento River Delta. He is past president of the Consulting Engineers of San Joaquin County and past president of the Manteca Kiwanis Club.
Mr. Noteware, a graduate of Stanford University in civil engineering, served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He resides in Stockton.