Event Date

Friday, March 12, 2021
09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Location Name

Remote Access Only

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Committee appointed by the California Energy Commission (CEC) to conduct proceedings on the application for a small power plant exemption (SPPE) for the Sequoia Backup Generating Facility (Application) has scheduled a Committee Conference for the Primary Purpose of Conducting a Closed Session (Committee Conference).


The Committee Conference will be held remotely, consistent with Executive Orders N-25-20 and N-29-20 and the recommendations from the California Department of Public Health to encourage physical distancing in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. The public and parties will be able to participate and/or observe the proceedings consistent with the direction in these Executive Orders.

Notice of Closed Session

At any time during the Committee Conference, the Committee may adjourn to a closed session in accordance with California Government Code section 11126, subdivision (c)(3), which allows a state body, including a delegated committee, to hold a closed session to deliberate on a decision to be reached in a proceeding the state body was required by law to conduct.

Purpose of the Committee Conference

The Committee Conference will be held for the primary purpose of conducting Committee deliberations in closed session.


The Committee Conference will begin with a publicly accessible open session during which discussion with the parties may take place and public comment will be taken. The Committee will then adjourn to closed session, which is not accessible to the public or parties. After closed session deliberations have concluded, one or both Committee members will resume the open session to disclose any reportable action taken in closed session and to adjourn the Committee Conference.

Notice and Agenda

Remote Attendance

You may participate in these meetings through the on-line meeting service, Zoom. Please be aware that the meeting may be recorded.

Learn about joining a Zoom meeting at https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-Meeting. You may download Zoom software at https://zoom.us/download.

Zoom technical support is available at (888) 799-9666, ext. 2 and you may visit Zoom’s help center at https://support.zoom.us/hc/. Or you may email the CEC’s Public Advisor’s Office to seek help at publicadvisor@energy.ca.gov, or by phone at (800) 822-6228.

Via Computer: Participants may join noticed events by clicking on the links below. You may also access Zoom at https://join.zoom.us, and enter the unique Webinar ID and password for the event (listed below). To comment, use Zoom’s “raise hand” feature and unmute.

Click to join March 12, 2021, Closed Session Committee Conference
Webinar ID: 950 2350 1100. Password: SSPPE@0312

Via Telephone (No Visual Presentation): Call Zoom at (877) 853-5257 (toll free) or (888) 475-4499 (toll free). When prompted, input the unique Webinar ID (listed above). To comment or ask a question over the telephone, dial *9 to “raise your hand” and *6 to mute/unmute your phone line.

Via Mobile Device: Access to Zoom meetings is available from your mobile device. To download the app, visit the Zoom Download Center at https://zoom.us/download.

We greatly appreciate your cooperation in reducing noise on the audio connection by muting your line when you are not speaking. Mute your line rather than placing your phone on hold. Using Zoom, you may mute yourself by right clicking on the mute icon. If you are solely using a telephone connection, press “*6” once to mute and again to unmute.