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The California Energy Commission is the state's primary energy policy and planning agency. Two major responsibilities of the Commission are to promote energy efficiency through appliance and building standards and develop energy technologies and support renewable energy.

Locations: Americas - US (U)
Type: Mandatory Standard
 
2021-02-18
Location: California
Description:

Project Title: Amend Title 20 Computer and Monitor Regulations
TN Number: 236828
Title: Office of Administrative Law Approval
Description: OAL Approval Notice, Final Form 400, and Final Approved Express Terms
Filer: Corrine Fishman
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 2/18/2021 7:19:40 AM
Docketed Date: 2/18/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s):

2021-02-18
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 20-AAER-03 have been published:

Docket Number: 20-AAER-03
Project Title: Amend Title 20 Computer and Monitor Regulations
TN Number: 236828
Title: Office of Administrative Law Approval
Description: OAL Approval Notice, Final Form 400, and Final Approved Express Terms
Filer: Corrine Fishman
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 2/18/2021 7:19:40 AM
Docketed Date: 2/18/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s):

2021-02-05
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 20-FDAS-01
Project Title: Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
TN Number: 236681
Title: CalETC Comments - on CEC Workshop
Description:
Filer: System
Organization: CalETC
Role: Public
Submission Date: 2/5/2021 4:13:35 PM
Docketed Date: 2/5/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 5

2021-02-04
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 20-FDAS-01
Project Title: Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
TN Number: 236618
Title: California Investor Owned Utilities Comments - Joint Comments on Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
Description:
Filer: System
Organization: California Investor Owned Utilities
Role: Public
Submission Date: 2/3/2021 5:07:11 PM
Docketed Date: 2/4/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 6

2021-02-03
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 20-FDAS-01
Project Title: Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
TN Number: 236592
Title: JCI Comments CEC SB 49 Workshop
Description:
Filer: Chester Hong Comments - Chester Hong
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 2/3/2021 11:44:07 AM
Docketed Date: 2/3/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 3

Thank you

2021-02-03
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 20-FDAS-01
Project Title: Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
TN Number: 236594
Title: WattTime Comments on the Rulemaking to Adopt Regulations to Establish Standards for Flexible Demand Technologies for Appliances
Description:
Filer: WattTime
Organization: WattTime
Role: Public
Submission Date: 2/3/2021 11:17:11 AM
Docketed Date: 2/3/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 6

2021-02-03
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 20-FDAS-01
Project Title: Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
TN Number: 236595
Title: Supplemental Comment of the Consumer Federation of America
Description:
Filer: Mel Hall-Crawford
Organization: Consumer Federation of America/Mel Hall-Crawford
Role: Public
Submission Date: 2/3/2021 11:55:58 AM
Docketed Date: 2/3/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 3

2021-02-03
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 20-FDAS-01
Project Title: Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
TN Number: 236582
Title: Comments from Andromeda Power - Flexible Demand Appliance Standards 02 01 2021
Description:
Filer: Chester Hong Comments - Chester Hong
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 2/3/2021 9:03:25 AM
Docketed Date: 2/3/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 2

2021-02-03
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 20-FDAS-01
Project Title: Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
TN Number: 236580
Title: Comments from Bradford White Corp - 2021-0203_CEC_Demand Response Appliances
Description:
Filer: Chester Hong Comments - Chester Hong
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 2/3/2021 9:07:59 AM
Docketed Date: 2/3/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 2

2021-02-03
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 20-FDAS-01
Project Title: Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
TN Number: 236581
Title: Carrier Comment_Flexible Demand Standard_20-FDAS-01_Final
Description:
Filer: Chester Hong Comments - Chester Hong
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 2/3/2021 9:05:06 AM
Docketed Date: 2/3/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 2

2021-02-03
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 20-FDAS-01
Project Title: Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
TN Number: 236583
Title: Whirlpool Supplemental Comments to AHAM - CEC Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
Description:
Filer: Chester Hong Comments - Chester Hong
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 2/3/2021 9:00:29 AM
Docketed Date: 2/3/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 5

2021-02-03
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 20-FDAS-01
Project Title: Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
TN Number: 236599
Title: OpenADR Alliance Comments to Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
Description:
Filer: System
Organization: OpenADR Alliance/Rolf Bienert
Role: Public
Submission Date: 2/3/2021 12:16:27 PM
Docketed Date: 2/3/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 2

2021-02-03
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 20-FDAS-01
Project Title: Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
TN Number: 236601
Title: AHRI Comments in Response to the CEC Flexible Demand Appliance Standards Rulemaking
Description:
Filer: System
Organization: AHRI
Role: Public
Submission Date: 2/3/2021 1:43:23 PM
Docketed Date: 2/3/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 17

2021-02-03
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 20-FDAS-01
Project Title: Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
TN Number: 236596
Title: CTA Comments - Consumer Technology Association
Description:
Filer: System
Organization: CTA
Role: Public
Submission Date: 2/3/2021 1:35:06 PM
Docketed Date: 2/3/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 5

2021-02-03
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 20-FDAS-01
Project Title: Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
TN Number: 236608
Title: Daikin US Comments - SB 49 - Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
Description:
Filer: System
Organization: Daikin
Role: Public
Submission Date: 2/3/2021 3:42:17 PM
Docketed Date: 2/3/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 5

2021-02-03
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 20-FDAS-01
Project Title: Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
TN Number: 236604
Title: Armada Power Comments on Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
Description:
Filer: Deric Wittenborn
Organization: Ellison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
Role: Public
Submission Date: 2/3/2021 3:06:54 PM
Docketed Date: 2/3/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 3

2021-02-03
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 20-FDAS-01
Project Title: Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
TN Number: 236606
Title: ecobee Comments on Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
Description:
Filer: Madeline Fleisher
Organization: ecobee
Role: Public
Submission Date: 2/3/2021 3:25:28 PM
Docketed Date: 2/3/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 14

2021-02-03
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 20-FDAS-01
Project Title: Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
TN Number: 236607
Title: LG Electronics Comment Flexible Demand Standard
Description:
Filer: System
Organization: LG Electronics
Role: Public
Submission Date: 2/3/2021 3:13:23 PM
Docketed Date: 2/3/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 2

2021-02-03
Location: California
Description:
  • Docket Number: 20-FDAS-01
    Project Title: Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
    TN Number: 236600
    Title: AHAM’s comments re SB 49 FDAS Workshop
    Description:
    Filer: System
    Organization: Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM)
    Role: Public
    Submission Date: 2/3/2021 1:27:23 PM
    Docketed Date: 2/3/2021
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Comment
    Page(s): 5
2021-02-03
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 20-FDAS-01
Project Title: Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
TN Number: 236603
Title: GE Appliances' Comments in Response to Lead Commissioner Workshop
Description:
Filer: System
Organization: GE Appliances
Role: Public
Submission Date: 2/3/2021 2:35:42 PM
Docketed Date: 2/3/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 6

2021-02-03
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 20-FDAS-01
Project Title: Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
TN Number: 236608
Title: Daikin US Comments - SB 49 - Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
Description:
Filer: System
Organization: Daikin
Role: Public
Submission Date: 2/3/2021 3:42:17 PM
Docketed Date: 2/3/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 5

2021-02-03
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 20-FDAS-01
Project Title: Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
TN Number: 236613
Title: SCE Comments on California Energy Commission Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
Description:
Filer: System
Organization: SCE
Role: Public
Submission Date: 2/3/2021 4:47:00 PM
Docketed Date: 2/3/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 7

2021-02-03
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 20-FDAS-01
Project Title: Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
TN Number: 236614
Title: A.O. Smith Corporation Comments - on California Energy Commission's Flexible Demand Appliance Rulemaking
Description:
Filer: System
Organization: A.O. Smith Corporation
Role: Public
Submission Date: 2/3/2021 4:56:24 PM
Docketed Date: 2/3/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 3

2021-02-02
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 20-FDAS-01 have been published:

Thank you.
 

2021-02-02
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 20-FDAS-01 have been published:

Thank you

2021-02-02
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 20-FDAS-01
Project Title: Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
TN Number: 236578
Title: Steve Uhler Comments - Zero crossing switching and flywheels
Description:
Filer: Patty Paul
Organization: Steve Uhler
Role: Public
Submission Date: 2/2/2021 4:55:13 PM
Docketed Date: 2/2/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 1

Thank you.         

2021-01-29
Location: California
Description:

LSE and BA Tables for California Energy Demand Forecast Update, 2020-2030 are online.

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/data-reports/reports/integrated-energy-policy-report/2020-integrated-energy-policy-report-update-0
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2021-01-27
Location: California
Description:

The following 2019 Covered Process Fact Sheets are available on our website.
Commercial Kitchens
Commercial Refrigeration
Compressed Air Systems
Computer Rooms Data Centers
Elevators
Enclosed Parking Garages
Escalators and Moving Walkways
Laboratory and Factory Exhaust Factsheet
Process Boilers
Refrigerated Warehouses

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/programs-and-topics/programs/building-energy-efficiency-standards/online-resource-center/covered
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2021-01-26
Location: California
Description:

January 25, 2021 Business Meeting Recording is now available on the website.

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/event/meeting/2021-01/energy-commission-business-meeting
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2021-01-26
Location: California
Description:

Presentations for January 21, 2020, Workshop to Discuss Research into Clean Energy Alternatives to Diesel Backup Generator Systems are now available on the website:

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/event/workshop/2021-01/workshop-discuss-research-clean-energy-alternatives-diesel-backup-generator
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2021-01-25
Location: California Remote Access Only
Description:

The California Energy Commission’s (CEC) January 25, 2021 Business Meeting 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 to slow the spread of COVID-19. The public may participate consistent with the direction in these Executive Orders.

Pursuant to California Code of Regulations Title 20 section 1104(e), any person may make oral comment on any agenda item. To ensure the orderly conduct of business, such comments will be limited to three minutes or less per person. Any person wishing to comment on information items or reports (non-voting items) shall speak during the general public comment portion of the meeting and have three minutes or less to address all remaining comments.

THE CEC WILL CONSIDER AND MAY TAKE ACTION ON THE FOLLOWING:

1. Consent Calendar.

Items will be taken up and voted on as a group. A commissioner may request that an item be moved and discussed later in the meeting.

  1. THE SOLAR FOUNDATION. Proposed resolution approving Agreement 200-20-013 with The Solar Foundation for a $5,000 sponsorship contract to support the research and implementation of the 2020 National Solar Jobs Census, including California-specific data. (ERPA funding) Contact: Michael Poe.
  2. SACRAMENTO MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT (20-EPS-01). Consideration and possible adoption of proposed order approving the Executive Director’s recommendation that the Sacramento Municipal Utility District's Power Purchase Agreement with Roseburg Forest Products Co. for the procurement of bioenergy from the Weed Cogeneration Plant be found compliant with the Emission Performance Standard for Local Publicly Owned Electric Utilities pursuant to Senate Bill 1368 (California Code of Regulations, Title 20, Sections 2900-2913). Contact: Michael Nyberg.
  3. EVERGREEN ECONOMICS, INC. Proposed resolution approving Amendment #1 to Agreement 400-19-002 with Evergreen Economics, Inc. for a $45,000 budget augmentation. This augmentation would allow the maximum number of Standardized Regulatory Impact Assessment (SRIA) reports produced to increase from 9 to 12. Amendment #1 also includes expanded details on "knowledge transfer" tasks involved with the development of each SRIA. (COIA funding) Contact: Carlos Baez.
  4. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, ENERGY INSTITUTE AT HAAS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS. Proposed resolution approving Agreement 800-20-002 with University of California, Berkeley, Energy Institute at Haas School of Business for a $12,500 contract to co-sponsor the 2021 POWER Conference on Energy Research and Policy in Berkeley on March 16-19, 2021, and adopting staff’s determination that this item is exempt from CEQA. The 2021 POWER Conference will be the 26th annual conference focusing on electricity markets and systems. (ERPA funding) Contact: Lynn Marshall.

2. Janea A. Scott.

Proposed resolution recognizing and commending Vice Chair Scott for her leadership at the CEC and for the contributions she has made in advancing California's equitable and clean energy policies. Contact: Rhetta DeMesa. (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

3. California Energy Demand Forecast Update, 2020-2030.

Proposed resolution adopting the California Energy Demand 2020-2030 Forecast Update. This update to the previously adopted electricity demand forecast incorporates an additional year of historical data, more recent economic and demographic outlooks, and revised vehicle electrification, self-generation and battery storage forecasts. The forecast update also includes revised hourly and monthly peak electricity demand for the California Independent System Operator control area. If adopted, the forecast update would be used in various planning processes, including the California Independent System Operator’s transmission planning studies and the California Public Utilities Commission’s Integrated Resource Plan. Contact: Nick Fugate. (Staff presentation: 15 minutes)

4. Redwood Energy.

Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-20-004 with Redwood Energy for a $2,043,755 grant to demonstrate an advanced heat pump water heater load control technology that will achieve load flexibility for central water heating systems in multifamily buildings, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. (EPIC funding) Contact: Kadir Bedir. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

5. Climate Scenarios and Analytics to Support Electricity Sector Vulnerability Assessment and Resiliency Planning – GFO-19-311.

The purpose of this solicitation was to support the development of next-generation climate projections for California’s Climate Change Assessments and delivery of data in a manner that informs the energy sector planning and research through stakeholder engagement, data analytics, and development of a data platform. (EPIC funding) Contact: Alex Horangic. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

  1. THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, ON BEHALF OF THE SAN DIEGO CAMPUS'S SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-20-006 with The Regents of the University of California, on behalf of the San Diego Campus's Scripps Institution of Oceanography, for a $1,500,000 grant to develop the next generation of downscaled climate projections, guided by stakeholder engagement, to support electricity sector resilience by informing energy sector planning and research, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.
  2. EAGLE ROCK ANALYTICS. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-20-007 with Eagle Rock Analytics for a $3,500,000 grant to develop a stakeholder-informed, state-of-the-art climate data platform, generating actionable, user-informed climate data and analytics tailored for electricity sector climate adaptation and resilience planning, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.

6. Energy Conservation Assistance Act-Education Subaccount (ECAA-Ed) Competitive Loan Program – PON-19-101. 

Proposed resolutions approving 13 ECAA-Ed loans to local educational agencies (LEAs) at zero percent interest to finance energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Program Opportunity Notice 19-101 evaluated applications from LEAs on a competitive basis based on priority criteria: number of students, geographic region, percent of students eligible for free or reduced-price meals, and energy savings. (Clean Energy Job Creation Fund) Contact: Camille Remy-Obad. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

  1. Proposed resolution approving Agreement 015-20-ECG with the South Bay Union School District for a $257,600 zero percent interest loan to install a 70 kW roof-mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) array and retrofit exterior lighting fixtures with energy efficient LEDs at the Pine Hill Elementary School, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The proposed solar project is estimated to generate 90,050 kWh of electricity and the lighting measure is estimated to save 6,544 kWh, resulting in a combined annual energy cost savings of $23,191.
  2. Proposed resolution approving Agreement 014-20-ECG with the Redwood Coast Montessori School for a $125,600 zero percent interest loan to install a 10 kW roof-mounted solar PV array and replace seven propane furnaces with energy efficient heat pumps at the Redwood Coast Montessori School, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The proposed project is estimated to generate 12,632 kWh of electricity and save 3,012 gallons of propane, resulting in an annual energy cost savings of $9,371.
  3. Proposed resolution approving Agreement 012-20-ECG with the Pacific Union School District for a $437,343 zero percent interest loan to install a 125kW roof-mounted solar PV array at the Pacific Union School and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The proposed solar project is estimated to generate 148,593 kWh of electricity, resulting in an annual energy cost savings of $25,984.
  4. Proposed resolution approving Agreement 013-20-ECG with the Pierce Joint Unified School District for a $1,974,850 zero percent interest loan to install three carport-mounted solar PV arrays, totaling 256 kW, at Pierce High School, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The proposed solar project is estimated to generate 430,700 kWh of electricity, resulting in an annual energy cost savings of $105,522.
  5. Proposed resolution approving Agreement 003-20-ECG with the Buttonwillow Union Elementary School District for a $792,352 zero percent interest loan to install a 132kW ground-mounted solar PV shade structure at the Buttonwillow Elementary School and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The proposed project is estimated to generate 275,373 kWh of electricity, resulting in an annual energy cost savings of $60,693.
  6. Proposed resolution approving Agreement 004-20-ECG with the Chualar Union School District for a $599,427 zero percent interest loan to install a 98.3 kW ground-mounted solar PV shade structure at the Chualar Union Elementary School and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The proposed project is estimated to generate 159,200 kWh of electricity, resulting in an annual energy cost savings of $30,583.
  7. Proposed resolution approving Agreement 005-20-ECG with the Golden Valley Unified School District for a $1,712,180 zero percent interest loan to install various energy efficient devices at the District Office, Liberty High School, Ranchos Middle School, and Webster Elementary School, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. This project will: (1) upgrade existing interior lighting (mostly fluorescent lighting) to high efficiency LED lighting at all four sites, (2) install a plug load management system at all four sites, and (3) upgrade HVAC controls at two sites. The proposed project is estimated to save 732,572 kWh of electricity resulting in an annual energy cost savings of $134,745.
  8. Proposed resolution approving Agreement 006-20-ECG with the Hanford Elementary School District for a $2,473,151 zero percent interest loan to install a total of 522 kW ground-mounted shade structure solar PV systems at Monroe, Joseph Simas, and Martin Luther King Jr Elementary Schools, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The proposed project is estimated to generate 1,066,112 kWh of electricity, resulting in an annual energy cost savings of $140,082.
  9. Proposed resolution approving Agreement 007-20-ECG with the Pixley Union Elementary School for a $1,465,747 zero percent interest loan to install a 396 kW ground-mounted solar PV systems to serve both Pixley Elementary School and Pixley Middle School, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The proposed project is estimated to generate 840,727 kWh of electricity, resulting in an annual energy cost savings of $115,559.
  10. Proposed resolution approving Agreement 008-20-ECG with the Upland Unified School District for a $2,987,865 zero percent interest loan for the installation of  open-rack ground-mounted carport solar PV systems totaling 892 kW at five separate school sites, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The proposed project is estimated to generate 1,523,011 kWh of electricity, resulting in an annual energy cost savings of $171,563.
  11. Proposed resolution approving Agreement 010-20-ECG with Provisional Accelerated Learning Academy for a $238,028 zero percent interest loan to install a 51.705 kW PV array at Provisional Accelerated Learning Academy, a school in San Bernardino, California, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The proposed project is estimated to generate 94,491 kWh of electricity, resulting in an annual energy cost savings of $19,371.
  12. Proposed resolution approving Agreement 011-20-ECG with School of Arts and Enterprise for a $610,822 zero percent interest loan to install a 65.239 kW PV array on the rooftop of the high school and a 96.123 kW PV array on the rooftop of the junior high school, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from is CEQA. The proposed project is estimated to generate 294,889 kWh of electricity, resulting in an annual energy cost savings of $71,408. 
  13. Proposed resolution approving Agreement 009-20-ECG with Palo Verde Unified School District for a $2,981,800 zero percent interest loan to install a 582 kW carport PV array at Palo Verde High School and a 295 kW carport PV array at Felix J. Appleby Elementary School, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The proposed project is estimated to generate 1,547,148 kWh of electricity resulting in an annual energy cost savings of $215,339.

7. Local Ordinance Application (19-BSTD-06).

Possible approval of resolutions to approve five applications submitted by local jurisdictions for energy ordinances that exceed the energy efficiency requirements of the 2019 Energy Code (Title 24, Part 6). Contact: Danuta Drozdowicz. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

  1. CITY OF CAMPBELL. New ordinance requiring that newly constructed residential building units use electricity for space and water heating with natural gas permitted for cooking appliances and fireplaces. 
  2. CITY OF MILLBRAE. New ordinance requiring that newly constructed buildings are all-electric with natural gas permitted for cooking appliances and fireplaces in low-rise residential units and exceptions allowed for applications such as commercial kitchens and laboratories in nonresidential buildings. Photovoltaic systems are required on all new buildings and prewiring for electric appliances is required where gas appliances are installed. 
  3. CITY OF SUNNYVALE. New ordinance requiring that newly constructed buildings and substantial renovations and additions are all-electric with exceptions allowed for applications such as emergency centers and commercial kitchens. Photovoltaic systems are required on all new buildings and prewiring for electric appliances is required where gas appliances are installed.
  4. CITY OF CHULA VISTA. New ordinance requiring that homes and condominiums built prior to 2006 implement prescriptive or performance-based energy efficiency improvements when adding to or remodeling the building. 
  5. CITY OF LOS ALTOS. New ordinance requiring that accessory dwelling and low-rise residential units are all-electric with natural gas allowed for cooking appliances and fireplaces. New nonresidential and multifamily buildings are required to be all-electric with exceptions allowed for applications such as laboratories and commercial kitchens. Prewiring for electric appliances is required where gas appliances are installed. 

8. Report from Committee and Possible Additional Direction to Committee Regarding Progress on Small Power Plant Exemption Application for the Sequoia Backup Generating Facility (19-SPPE-03).

C1-Santa Clara, LLC filed an application for a small power plant exemption (application) that proposes to construct and operate the Sequoia Backup Generating Facility, consisting of 54 diesel-fired backup generators to provide an uninterruptible power supply to the Sequoia Data Center during interruptions of the electrical supply. On November 16, 2020, the CEC voted to affirm a prior order remanding the matter to the Committee appointed to conduct proceedings on the Application. As part of the order remanding the proceeding, the CEC directed the Committee to report at the January 2021 business meeting on progress made in resolving the remaining issues. After receiving the report from the Committee, the CEC may provide additional direction to the Committee on the conduct of the proceedings. Contact: Susan Cochran. (No formal Staff presentation)

  1. Possible closed session deliberation on the above described SPPE. Government Code Section 11126(c)(3).

9. Minutes.

Possible approval of the December 22, 2020 business meeting minutes.

10. Lead Commissioner or Presiding Member Reports.

A lead commissioner on a policy matter and a presiding member on a delegated committee may report to the CEC on relevant matters and discussion may follow. 

11. Executive Director's Report.

12. Public Advisor's Report.

13. Public Comment.

Pursuant to California Code of Regulations Title 20 section 1104(e), any person may make oral comment on any agenda item. To ensure the orderly conduct of business, comments will be limited to three minutes or less per person and one representative per organization. The CEC notes that any person wishing to comment on non-voting items such as information items or reports shall provide comments during this period.

14. Chief Counsel's Report.

  1. Pursuant to Government Code section 11126(e), the CEC may adjourn to closed session with its legal counsel to discuss any of the following matters to which the CEC is a party:
    1. In the Matter of U.S. Department of Energy (High Level Waste Repository), (Atomic Safety Licensing Board, CAB-04, 63-001-HLW); State of California v. United States Department of Energy (9th Cir. Docket No. 09-71014).
    2. Communities for a Better Environment and Center for Biological Diversity v. Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, and California State Controller (Alameda County Superior Court, Case No. RG13681262).
    3. State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission v. Electricore, Inc. and ZeroTruck (Sacramento County Superior Court, Case No. 34-2016-00204586).
    4. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., et al. v. United States Department of Energy (Federal District Court, Northern District of California, Case No. 17-cv-03404).
    5. In re: PG&E Corporation and in re: Pacific Gas and Electric Company (United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California, San Francisco Division, Case No. 19-30088).
    6. State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission v. HyGen Industries, Inc (Sacramento County Superior Court, Case No. 34-2019-00252543).
    7. Olson-Ecologic Testing Laboratories, LLC v. CEC. (Orange County Superior Court, Case No. 30-2019-01115513).
    8. Interlink Products International, Inc. v. Xavier Becerra, Drew Bohan, Melissa Rae King (United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, Case No. 2:20-cv-10566).
    9. Southern California Gas Company v. California State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission (Orange County Superior Court, Case No. 30-2020-01152336-CU-WM-CXC).
  1. Pursuant to Government Code sections 11126 (a) and (e), the CEC may also discuss any judicial or administrative proceeding that was formally initiated after this agenda was published; or determine whether facts and circumstances exist that warrant the initiation of litigation, or that constitute a significant exposure to litigation against the CEC, which might include personnel matters. 

Remote Attendance Instructions.

Zoom: Click the address below to view and listen via Zoom. Public comments cannot be made via Zoom.

https://energy.zoom.us/j/93869230237?pwd=Zm96c09ULzdXTjd4eldtUXdnUGErdz09. Zoom may also be accessed at https://zoom.us/join. To join, enter the meeting ID 938-6923-0237 and the password mtg@10am. To listen only via Zoom, dial (669) 900-6833 or (888) 475-4499 (toll free) and enter meeting ID 938-6923-0237. For Zoom technical support dial (888) 799-9666 ext. 2, or contact the CEC’s Public Advisor’s Office for help at publicadvisor@energy.ca.gov or (800) 822-6228.

Verizon: To participate by telephone and provide public comment, call the CEC’s Verizon line at (888) 823-5065 on January 25, 2021, after 9:50 a.m. (Pacific Time). Enter the passcode business meeting. To make public comment about a specific item, provide your name, affiliation if any, and the item number to the operator. Once connected, press *0 for help or to speak with the operator. The operator will open your line when it is your turn to speak. Restate and spell your name for the record. The operator will mute your line when you are finished commenting. To avoid audio feedback, mute Zoom or do not join Zoom when calling via Verizon.

Public Advisor Assistance. Direct questions about how to participate in the business meeting or to request interpreting services or other reasonable accommodations to the Public Advisor’s Office at publicadvisor@energy.ca.gov, by phone at (916) 654-4489 or toll free at (800) 822-6228. Requests for interpreting services and reasonable accommodations should be made at least five days in advance. The Public Advisor may upon the request of public participants who may be absent from the CEC’s place of business or during the business meeting when a matter of interest to them is being considered, neutrally and publicly relate those participants’ points to the CEC on behalf of members of the public. If you are interested in this service, please email concise comments, specifying your main points, before the start of the business meeting to the Public Advisor’s Office. Comments submitted! after the business meeting starts will be filed in the business meeting docket. The CEC will work diligently to accommodate all requests.

Direct media inquiries to (916) 654-4989 or mediaoffice@energy.ca.gov

Subscribe to Electronic Mail Lists at https://www.energy.ca.gov/proceedings/business-meetings to have the business meeting agenda emailed to you. Enter your contact information under “Subscribe.”

Adjournment. Depending on time and the orderly management of proceedings, the CEC may adjourn, recess or postpone any noticed hearing or meeting to be continued the next day, another specific date or time, or the next business meeting. Any such adjournment will be noticed at the time the order of adjournment is made. (Government Code sections 11128.5, 11129)

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/proceedings/business-meetings
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2021-01-25
Location: California Remote Access Only
Description:

The California Energy Commission (CEC) will host a remote-access workshop to discuss market, technology, and regulatory needs and barriers to deploying bi-directional plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) and chargers that are capable of powering critical loads in commercial buildings and homes during electric grid outages such as public safety power shutoffs. A quorum of commissioners may participate, but no votes will be taken.

The workshop 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 to slow the spread of COVID-19. The public is able to participate in the workshop consistent with the direction in these Executive Orders. There will be opportunities for public comment. Instructions for remote participation via Zoom are below.

Monday, January, 25, 2021
9:00 AM - 12:45 PM
Remote Access Only

Notice and Agenda

Remote Attendance

The meeting may be accessed by clicking the Zoom link below or Zoom, https://join.zoom.us, by entering the Meeting ID and password for the workshop listed below. If you experience difficulties joining, you may contact Zoom at (888) 799-9666 ext. 2, or the Public Advisor’s Office via email or phone.

Link to Workshop: 
https://energy.zoom.us/j/97850371883?pwd=Vm42elRzNmxUUDFHSUR1ZzRuR2d1UT09
Meeting ID: 978 5037 1883
Meeting Password: 203201

Use the “raise hand feature” to indicate you want to speak and the event facilitator will indicate when your line is open and ready for you to make comment.

To Participate by Telephone Only:
Dial (646) 518-9805 or (888) 475-4499 (toll free). When prompted, enter the Meeting ID: 978 5037 1883. To comment, dial *9 to “raise your hand” and *6 to mute/unmute your phone line.

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/event/workshop/2021-01/staff-workshop-vehicle-building-v2b-resilient-backup-power
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2021-01-15
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 20-FDAS-01 have been published:

Docket Number: 20-FDAS-01
Project Title: Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
TN Number: 236334
Title: Transcript of December 14, 2020 Lead Commissioner Workshop
Description: ***SUPERSEDES TN 236250***
Filer: Cody Goldthrite
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 1/15/2021 9:59:46 AM
Docketed Date: 1/15/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 271

2021-01-14
Location: California
Description:

Pre-Application Documents are available on our website for the:

GFO-20-309 - Advancing and Commercializing Energy Efficiency in California’s Industrial, Agricultural, and Water Sector (2021 ACEE Program)
Pre-Application Workshop Presentation
Pre-Application Workshop Attendee List
Pre-Application Workshop Event Recording

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/event/funding-workshop/2021-01/pre-application-workshop-gfo-20-309-advancing-and-commercializing
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2021-01-11
Location: California
Description:

Revised Notice of Proposed Award - GFO-20-303 - Advanced Plug Load and Smart Exterior Lighting Systems

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/solicitations/2020-07/gfo-20-303-advanced-plug-load-and-smart-exterior-lighting-systems
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2021-01-08
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 20-FDAS-01
Project Title: Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
TN Number: 236206
Title: Xperi Corporation Comments - Xperi Corporation -- Comments on Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
Description:
Filer: System
Organization: Xperi Corporation
Role: Other Interested Person
Submission Date: 1/4/2021 7:19:09 AM
Docketed Date: 1/4/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 3

2021-01-08
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 20-FDAS-01
Project Title: Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
TN Number: 236209
Title: Steve Uhler Comments - FDAS-20-01 Heterodyning to produce a HI-FI grid
Description:
Filer: System
Organization: Steve Uhler
Role: Other Interested Person
Submission Date: 1/3/2021 5:31:50 PM
Docketed Date: 1/4/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 42

2021-01-08
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 20-FDAS-01
Project Title: Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
TN Number: 236250
Title: Transcript of December 14, 2020 Lead Commissioner Workshop
Description:
Filer: Cody Goldthrite
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 1/8/2021 4:10:18 PM
Docketed Date: 1/8/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 271

2020-12-24
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 20-FDAS-01 have been published:

Docket Number: 20-FDAS-01
Project Title: Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
TN Number: 236166
Title: Presentation - Mell Hall-Crowford Consumer Federation of America SB 49 Lead Commissioner Workshop December 14 2020
Description: Presentation discussing equitable outreach strategies for flexible demand appliances.
Filer: Messay Betru
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 12/24/2020 4:33:35 PM
Docketed Date: 12/24/2020
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 8

Thank you.
 

2020-12-24
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 20-FDAS-01 have been published:

Docket Number: 20-FDAS-01
Project Title: Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
TN Number: 236167
Title: Presentation - Rolf Bienart openADR Alliance SB 49 Lead Commissioner Workshop December 14 2020
Description: Presentation discussing the appliance standards and demand response processes for SB 49 implementation.
Filer: Messay Betru
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 12/24/2020 4:33:35 PM
Docketed Date: 12/24/2020
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 11

Thank you.

2020-12-24
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 20-FDAS-01 have been published:

Docket Number: 20-FDAS-01
Project Title: Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
TN Number: 236168
Title: Presentation - Amy Dryden Association for Energy Affordability SB 49 Lead Commissioner Workshop December 14 2020
Description: Presentation exploring equity policy mechanisms and tools for flexible demand appliances.
Filer: Messay Betru
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 12/24/2020 4:33:35 PM
Docketed Date: 12/24/2020
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 8

Thank you.
 

2020-12-23
Location: California
Description:

Presentation for December 14, 2020: Lead Commissioner Workshop on Senate Bill 49 Flexible Demand Appliance Standards is now available.

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/event/2020-12/lead-commissioner-workshop-senate-bill-49-flexible-demand-appliance-standards
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2020-12-23
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 20-FDAS-01 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 20-FDAS-01
    Project Title: Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
    TN Number: 236117
    Title: Presentation - Communications Standards for Flexible Demand Apploicances
    Description: Presentation detailing the various methods on communication standards for flexible demand appliances. - By Walt Johnson IEEE SB 49 Lead Commissioner Workshop December 14 2020
    Filer: Messay Betru
    Organization: H. Walter Johnson, Ph.D.
    Role: Public
    Submission Date: 12/22/2020 4:47:10 PM
    Docketed Date: 12/22/2020
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Document
    Page(s): 7

Thank you.
 

2020-12-23
Location: California
Description:

Extension of Public Comment Period

Public comment period for the Senate Bill 49 Flexible Demand Appliance Standards pre-rulemaking workshop has been extended to February 3, 2021.

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/proceedings/energy-commission-proceedings/flexible-demand-appliances
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2020-12-22
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 20-FDAS-01 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 20-FDAS-01
    Project Title: Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
    TN Number: 236098
    Title: Presentation - Cybersecurity Considerations in Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
    Description: Presentation discussing cybersecurity implications for flexible demand standard appliances. - Zubair Shafiq UC Davis SB 49 Lead Commissioner Workshop December 14 2020
    Filer: Messay Betru
    Organization: California Energy Commission
    Role: Commission Staff
    Submission Date: 12/22/2020 4:47:10 PM
    Docketed Date: 12/22/2020
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Document
    Page(s): 8

Thank you.
 

2020-12-22
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 20-FDAS-01 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 20-FDAS-01
    Project Title: Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
    TN Number: 236087
    Title: Revised Presentation - Senate Bill 49 Lead Commissioner Workshop
    Description: Revised Staff Presentation from December 14, 2020 Lead Commissioner Workshop on Senate Bill 49 Flexible Demand Appliance Standards. The corrections include minor edits to the time pointer arrow on slides 46 and 48.
    Filer: Todd Ferris
    Organization: California Energy Commission
    Role: Commission Staff
    Submission Date: 12/22/2020 12:54:20 PM
    Docketed Date: 12/22/2020
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Document
    Page(s): 54

Thank you.
 

2020-12-21
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 20-FDAS-01 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 20-FDAS-01
    Project Title: Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
    TN Number: 236074
    Title: Presentation - December 14, 2020 SB 49 Flexible Demand Appliance Standards pre-rulemaking workshop
    Description: Staff Presentation from December 14, 2020 Lead Commissioner Workshop on Senate Bill 49 Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
    Filer: Todd Ferris
    Organization: California Energy Commission
    Role: Commission Staff
    Submission Date: 12/21/2020 9:26:38 AM
    Docketed Date: 12/21/2020
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Document
    Page(s): 54

Thank you.
 

2020-12-21
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 20-FDAS-01 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 20-FDAS-01
    Project Title: Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
    TN Number: 236078
    Title: Presentation - Smart Water Heaters
    Description: Presentation slide deck on smart water heater connectivity and demand response control. - Ashley Armstrong AO Smith SB 49 Lead Commissioner Workshop December 14, 2020
    Filer: Messay Betru
    Organization: AO Smith
    Role: Public
    Submission Date: 12/21/2020 3:43:05 PM
    Docketed Date: 12/21/2020
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Document
    Page(s): 12

Thank you.
 

2020-12-17
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 20-AAER-01
Project Title: Amendments to the Title 20 Appliance Efficiency Regulations Rulemaking
TN Number: 235986
Title: Resolution Updating and Amending Appliance Efficiency Regulations Concerning Self-Contained Lighting Controls and Other Matters
Description: Resolution No: 12-1209-5
Filer: Cody Goldthrite
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 12/17/2020 9:53:00 AM
Docketed Date: 12/17/2020
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 4

2020-12-17
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 20-AAER-03
Project Title: Amend Title 20 Computer and Monitor Regulations
TN Number: 235987
Title: Resolution Amending Appliance Efficiency Regulations to Account for Advances in Computer and Computer Monitor Technologies
Description: Resolution No: 20-1209-4
Filer: Cody Goldthrite
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 12/17/2020 9:50:20 AM
Docketed Date: 12/17/2020
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 4

2020-12-11
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 20-FDAS-01 have been published:

Docket Number: 20-FDAS-01
Project Title: Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
TN Number: 235916
Title: Laura Petrillo-Groh Comments - AHRI Request for Extension of Comment Period
Description:
Filer: Laura Petrillo-Groh
Organization: Laura Petrillo-Groh
Role: Public
Submission Date: 12/11/2020 9:26:59 AM
Docketed Date: 12/11/2020
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 3

Thank you.
 

2020-12-11
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 20-AAER-01 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 20-AAER-01
    Project Title: Amendments to the Title 20 Appliance Efficiency Regulations Rulemaking
    TN Number: 235923
    Title: Presentation - Public Hearing for 2020 Repeal of Self-Contained Lighting Controls - December 3, 2020
    Description: Presentation Slides used for the December 3, 2020 Public Hearing regarding the 2020 Repeal of Self-Contained Lighting Controls and Other Amendments Rulemaking
    Filer: Carlos Baez
    Organization: California Energy Commission
    Role: Commission Staff
    Submission Date: 12/11/2020 4:21:26 PM
    Docketed Date: 12/11/2020
    Subject(s): Efficiency
    Submission Type: Document
    Page(s): 17

Thank you

2020-12-11
Location: California
Description:

Agenda for the December 14, 2020, Lead Commissioner Workshop on Senate Bill 49 Flexible Demand Appliance Standards

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/event/2020-12/lead-commissioner-workshop-senate-bill-49-flexible-demand-appliance-standards
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2020-12-11
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 20-AAER-01 have been published:

Docket Number: 20-AAER-01
Project Title: Amendments to the Title 20 Appliance Efficiency Regulations Rulemaking
TN Number: 235922
Title: Transcript of the December 3, 2020 Public Hearing
Description: PROPOSED ACTION FOR THE 2020 REPEAL OF SELF-CONTAINED LIGHTING CONTROLS AND OTHER AMENDMENTS RULEMAKING
Filer: Cody Goldthrite
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 12/11/2020 3:59:22 PM
Docketed Date: 12/11/2020
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 16

Thank you

2020-12-11
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 20-FDAS-01 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 20-FDAS-01
    Project Title: Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
    TN Number: 235921
    Title: Agenda for Lead Commissioner Workshop on Senate Bill 49 Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
    Description: Agenda for Lead Commissioner Workshop on Senate Bill 49 Flexible Demand Appliance Standards pre-rulemaking workshop to be held on December 14, 2020.
    Filer: Todd Ferris
    Organization: California Energy Commission
    Role: Commission Staff
    Submission Date: 12/11/2020 3:01:02 PM
    Docketed Date: 12/11/2020
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Document
    Page(s): 2

Thank you.
 

2020-12-09
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 20-FDAS-01 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 20-FDAS-01
    Project Title: Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
    TN Number: 235899
    Title: Introduction to Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
    Description: Senate Bill 49 (SB 49, Skinner, Chapter 697, Statutes of 2019) gives the California Energy Commission (CEC) the authority to set flexible demand appliance standards and labeling requirements. This staff paper introduces the statutory requirements for flexible demand appliance standards within the context of a broader statewide energy policy framework that enables progress toward a 100 percent clean electricity supply. Flexible demand appliance standards will promote technologies to schedule, shift, and curtail appliance operations to support grid reliability, benefit consumers, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with electricity generation. While a small number of other flexible demand appliance initiatives do exist internationally, to date no federal or state regulations have mandated the robust flexible demand appliance standards consistent with those envisioned by SB 49.
    Filer: Sean Steffensen
    Organization: California Energy Commission
    Role: Commission Staff
    Submission Date: 12/9/2020 11:51:23 AM
    Docketed Date: 12/9/2020
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Document
    Page(s): 18

Thank you.
 

2020-12-09
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 20-FDAS-01 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 20-FDAS-01
    Project Title: Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
    TN Number: 235904
    Title: Kevin Washington Comments - Would like advice on Intro to Flex Demand
    Description:
    Filer: System
    Organization: Kevin Washington
    Role: Public
    Submission Date: 12/9/2020 4:03:26 PM
    Docketed Date: 12/9/2020
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Comment
    Page(s): 1

Thank you

2020-12-08
Location: California
Description:

Self Generation and Overall Electricity Demand Forecast Update - Commissioner Workshop on Updates to the California Energy Demand 2019-2030 Forecast

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/event/workshop/2020-12/session-2-self-generation-and-overall-electricity-demand-forecast-update
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2020-12-08
Location: California Remote Access Only
Description:

Notice of Staff Workshop December 8, 2020  9:00 a.m. 
Remote Access Only 

The California Energy Commission (CEC) will host a remote-access workshop to present and discuss proposed changes for solar photovoltaic and heat pump baselines for the 2022 update of the Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Energy Code). 

The workshop 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 to slow the spread of COVID-19. The public can participate in the workshop consistent with the direction in these Executive Orders. Instructions for remote participation via Zoom are below.

For more information see the notice:

Remote Attendance

Participants may join the workshop by clicking on the link below. The workshop may also be accessed through Zoom at https://join.zoom.us by entering the unique meeting ID and password listed below. Please be aware that the Zoom meeting may be recorded.


To join Proposed 2022 Energy Code Nonresidential Reduced Infiltration Workshop go to:
https://energy.zoom.us/j/98155059268?pwd=THhSMmtLcWxkNWxPRXBEL2tPWmJoQT09
 

  • Meeting ID: 981 5505 9268
  • Meeting password: 096241
     

Zoom: Zoom technical support is available at https://support.zoom.us/ or by clicking the workshop link above and using Zoom’s chatbot feature, located in the lower right corner of the screen. You can also contact Zoom at (888) 799-9666 ext. 2, or the Public Advisor’s Office via email or phone.

 

To Participate by Telephone Only: To participate by telephone, dial (877) 853-5257 or (888) 475-4499 (toll free), or (669) 219-2599 (toll) or find your local number from Zoom at: https://zoom.us/zoomconference. When prompted, enter the workshop meeting ID. To comment, dial *9 to “raise your hand” and *6 to mute/unmute your phone line.

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/event/workshop/2020-12/2022-energy-code-pre-rulemaking-solar-pv-storage-and-heat-pump-baseline
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2020-12-04
Location: California
Description:

Addendum 1 and Questions and Answers for GFO-20-502 - Solar Heating, Cooling, and Power for Industrial and Commercial Applications

See Cover Letter for Exact Changes.

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/solicitations/2020-10/gfo-20-502-solar-heating-cooling-and-power-industrial-and-commercial
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2020-12-02
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 20-AAER-03 have been published:

Docket Number: 20-AAER-03
Project Title: Amend Title 20 Computer and Monitor Regulations
TN Number: 235829
Title: Transcript of November 18, 2020 Public Hearing
Description:
Filer: Cody Goldthrite
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 12/2/2020 11:01:05 AM
Docketed Date: 12/2/2020
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 16

Thank you.
 

2020-11-24
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 20-AAER-01
Project Title: Amendments to the Title 20 Appliance Efficiency Regulations Rulemaking
TN Number: 235781
Title: Lutron Comments to CEC’s T20 NOPA Repeal of Self-Contained Lighting Controls
Description:
Filer: Stephen Irving
Organization: Stephen Irving
Role: Public
Submission Date: 11/23/2020 1:11:12 PM
Docketed Date: 11/23/2020
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 3

2020-11-24
Location: Remote Access Only
Description:

California Energy Commission Business Meeting Agenda

DECEMBER 9, 2020

10:00 a.m.

(Remote Access Only)

The California Energy Commission’s (CEC) December 9, 2020 Business Meeting 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 to slow the spread of COVID-19. The public may participate and observe the meeting consistent with the direction in these Executive Orders. Instructions for remote participation can be found in the notice for this meeting and as set forth below in this agenda.

Pursuant to California Code of Regulations Title 20 section 1104(e), any person may make oral comment on any agenda item. To ensure the orderly conduct of business, such comments will be limited to three minutes per person as to each item listed on the agenda that will be voted on today. Any person wishing to comment on information items or reports (non-voting items) shall reserve their comment for the general public comment portion of the meeting agenda and shall have three minutes total to address all remaining comments.

THE CEC WILL CONSIDER AND MAY TAKE ACTION ON THE FOLLOWING:

1. Consent Calendar.

(Items will be taken up and voted on as a group. A commissioner may request that an item be moved and discussed later in the meeting.)

  1. OTAY MESA ENERGY CENTER (99-AFC-05C). Proposed order approving the distribution of $18,721 from the Quino Checkerspot Butterfly Endowment managed by the San Diego Foundation to RECON Environmental, Inc., for work related to the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Quino Checkerspot Butterfly Augmentation Project. Condition of Certification BIO-11 in the Commission Decision for the Otay Mesa Energy Center requires that the CEC and United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) decide how to distribute the allocated funds for the study and management of the Quino checkerspot butterfly. The USFWS supports the current expenditure proposal and will consider formal approval once approved by the CEC. Contact: Ann Crisp.
  2. CUMMINS ELECTRIFIED POWER NA INC. Proposed resolution approving Amendment #4 to Agreement ARV-15-001 to: 1) change the Prime Recipient from Hydrogenics USA, Inc. to Cummins Electrified Power NA Inc; 2) extend the agreement from February 28, 2022 to June 30, 2022; 3) include an updated Special Terms and Conditions with a liquidated damages provision; and 4) adopt staff's determination that the action is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). (Clean Transportation Program funding). Contact: Alex Wan.
  3. CUMMINS ELECTRIFIED POWER NA INC. Proposed resolution approving Amendment #4 to Agreement ARV-15-002 with Hydrogenics USA, Inc. to: 1) change the Prime Recipient from Hydrogenics USA, Inc. to Cummins Electrified Power NA Inc.; 2) extend the term of the agreement from October 29, 2021 to December 31, 2021; 3) include an updated Special Terms and Conditions with a liquidated damages provision; 4) update the Scope of Work to replace the current demonstration partner from Praxair, Inc. to Linde, Inc.; 5) make reallocations to the budget listing Hydrogenics USA, Inc. as a subcontractor and adding Hydrogenics Corp. as a subcontractor with match funds only; and 6) adopt staff's determination that the action is exempt from CEQA. (Clean Transportation Program funding). Contact: Alex Wan.
  4. NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STATE ENERGY OFFICIALS. Proposed resolution approving Agreement 200-20-010 for a $9,999 sponsorship contract to support the research and development of the 2021 U.S. Energy & Employment Report. (ERPA Funding) Contact: Brad Worster.
  5. NEW SOLAR HOMES PARTNERSHIP (NSHP) (16-NSHP-01). Proposed resolution to extend NSHP reservations to assist with delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. NSHP projects with reservation expiration dates between October 1, 2019 and December 31, 2020 will receive an extension of their expiration date to March 31, 2021. NSHP projects receiving this extension must still adhere to all requirements in the applicable NSHP Guidebook and must submit complete payment claims by the revised reservation expiration date. Due to statutory program participation deadlines, no additional extension of deadlines beyond March 31, 2021 will be allowed. Contact: Geoff Dodson.
  6. VELOZ. Proposed resolution approving Agreement 600-20-004 with Veloz for a $50,000 contract which provides the CEC membership for six months. Membership allows the CEC to participate in member meetings, working groups, workshops, briefings, and other events; and provide input on electric vehicle awareness campaigns. Veloz membership provides a forum for the CEC to collaborate with stakeholders in the electric vehicle (EV) community. (Clean Transportation Program funding) Contact: Sharon Purewal.

2. Discussion of Energy Commission Progress on Joint Agency Report, Charting a Path to a 100 Percent Clean Electricity Future, Senate Bill 100 (2018).

Staff presentation on the clean energy goals established by Senate Bill 100, and a discussion of its requirement to issue a joint agency report due to the Legislature by January 1, 2021. Staff will also provide an update of the report development process, including the planned scope and public engagement process. Contact: Terra Weeks. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

3. Proposed Resolution Approving Lithium Valley Commission Members (20-LITHIUM-01).

Proposed resolution appointing members to serve on the Blue Ribbon Commission on Lithium Extraction in California (hereafter Lithium Valley Commission). Assembly Bill 1657 (Garcia, Chapter 271, 2020) (AB 1657) requires the CEC to establish and convene the Lithium Valley Commission to review, investigate, and analyze certain issues and potential incentives, as detailed in AB 1657, regarding lithium extraction and use in California. AB 1657 specifies that 9 of the 14 members shall be appointed to the Lithium Valley Commission by the CEC. Contact: Elisabeth de Jong. (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

4. Appliance Efficiency Regulations for Computers and Computer Monitors (20-AAER-03).

Consideration and possible adoption of a resolution that would amend Appliance Efficiency Regulations (Title 20, sections 1602-1606) to incorporate new technologies and innovations for computers and computer monitors and would adopt staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. This action comes after a 45-day public comment period and public hearing necessary to comply with the California Administrative Procedure Act (APA). Contact: Soheila Pasha. (Staff presentation: 10 minutes)

5. 2020 Repeal of Self-Contained Lighting Controls and Other Amendments (20-AAER-01).

Consideration and possible adoption of a resolution amending Appliance Efficiency Regulations (Title 20, sections 1601-1607) to repeal the self-contained lighting control requirements, provide updates to reflect current federal law, remove the outdated minimum lumen output requirement for portable luminaires, and modify data submittal requirements for certain appliances and would adopt staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. This action comes after a 45-day public comment period and public hearing necessary to comply with the APA. Contact: Carlos Baez. (Staff presentation: 10 minutes)

6. California Air Resources Board.

Proposed resolution approving Agreement 600-20-001 with the California Air Resources Board for a $8,000,000 contract to operate the Clean Mobility Voucher Pilot Program, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The Clean Mobility Pilot Voucher Program will fund and provide technical assistance for shared mobility projects in under-represented communities. Eligible communities include disadvantaged, low-income and California Native Tribal Communities. CEC funds will be used for shared mobility projects and tools including outreach, education, and technical assistance. (Clean Transportation Program funding). Contact: Shaun Ransom. (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

7. Hydrogen Refueling Infrastructure – GFO-19-602.

This solicitation sought proposals to fund publicly available hydrogen refueling station projects that will serve California’s light-duty and commercial fuel cell EVs. Projects will provide critical fueling infrastructure to enable the continued rollout of this zero-emission vehicle technology. (Clean Transportation Program and VW Mitigation Trust funding). Contact: Jane Berner. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

  1. FIRSTELEMENT FUEL, INC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-20-002 with FirstElement Fuel, Inc., for a grant amount up to $52,076,370 to develop hydrogen refueling stations in California and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The CEC is currently providing $20,540,000 in grant funds to develop 21 hydrogen refueling stations, which includes $5 million in supplemental VW Mitigation Trust funding in cooperation with the California Air Resources Board and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. Additional funds may be added up to $52,076,370 at future dates to develop more stations, subject to future appropriations and Clean Transportation Program Investment Plan funding allocations and CEC approval of subsequent batches of stations.
  2. EQUILON ENTERPRISES, LLC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-20-003 with Equilon Enterprises LLC (DBA Shell Oil Products US) for a grant up to $40,575,712 to develop hydrogen refueling stations in California and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The CEC is currently providing $7,318,398 in grant funds to develop eight hydrogen refueling stations, and additional funds may be added up to $40,575,712 at future dates to develop more stations, subject to future appropriations and Clean Transportation Program Investment Plan funding allocations and CEC approval of subsequent batches of stations.
  3. IWATANI CORPORATION OF AMERICA. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-20-004 with Iwatani Corporation of America for a grant up to $23,073,184 to develop hydrogen refueling stations in California and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The CEC is currently providing $1,919,597 in grant funds to develop one hydrogen refueling station, and additional funds may be added up to $23,073,184 at future dates to develop more stations, subject to future appropriations and Clean Transportation Program Investment Plan funding allocations and CEC approval of subsequent batches of stations.

8. Local Ordinance Application (19-BSTD-06).

Possible approval of resolutions for four separate applications submitted by local jurisdictions for energy ordinances that exceed the energy efficiency requirements of the 2019 Energy Code (Title 24, Part 6). Contact: Danuta Drozdowicz. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

  1. CITY OF SAN MATEO: New ordinance requiring newly constructed residential and office use buildings to be all-electric with an exception allowed for new multifamily buildings with 100 percent affordable units. If mixed fuel, multifamily affordable buildings must meet higher efficiency standards than the 2019 Energy Code.
  2. TOWN OF LOS ALTOS HILLS: New ordinance requiring that newly constructed low-rise residential buildings install heat pump space heating and water heating systems. Prewiring for electric appliances is required if gas appliances are installed for cooking and clothes drying.
  3. CITY OF REDWOOD CITY: New ordinance requiring that newly constructed buildings shall be all-electric with exceptions allowed for hospitals, laboratories, commercial kitchen equipment, affordable housing where 100 percent of the units are affordable, and accessory dwelling units. Photovoltaic (PV) systems are required on newly constructed buildings not subject to the requirements of the 2019 Energy Code.
  4. CITY OF EAST PALO ALTO: New ordinance requiring that newly constructed buildings shall be all-electric with exceptions allowed for laboratories, emergency operation centers, commercial kitchens, affordable housing projects, and accessory dwelling units. Prewiring for electric appliances is required where gas appliances are installed, and PV systems are required on newly constructed buildings not subject to the requirements of the 2019 Energy Code.

9. Minutes.

Possible approval of the November 10, 2020 and November 16, 2020 business meeting minutes.

10. Lead Commissioner or Presiding Member Reports.

A lead commissioner on a policy matter may report to the CEC on the matter and discussion may follow. A presiding member on a delegated committee may report to the CEC on the matter and discussion may follow.

11. Executive Director’s Report.

12. Public Advisor's Report.

13. Public Comment.

Pursuant to California Code of Regulations Title 20 section 1104(e), any person may make oral comment on any agenda item. To ensure the orderly conduct of business, such comments will be limited to three minutes per person. The CEC notes that any person wishing to comment on information items or reports (non-voting items) shall provide comments here under the public comment portion of the agenda.

14. Chief Counsel's Report.

  1. Pursuant to Government Code section 11126(e), the CEC may adjourn to closed session with its legal counsel to discuss any of the following matters to which the CEC is a party:
    1. In the Matter of U.S. Department of Energy (High Level Waste Repository), (Atomic Safety Licensing Board, CAB-04, 63-001-HLW); State of California v. United States Department of Energy (9th Cir. Docket No. 09-71014).
    2. Communities for a Better Environment and Center for Biological Diversity v. Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, and California State Controller (Alameda County Superior Court, Case No. RG13681262).
    3. State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission v. Electricore, Inc. and ZeroTruck (Sacramento County Superior Court, Case No. 34-2016-00204586).
    4. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., et al. v. United States Department of Energy (Federal District Court, Northern District of California, Case No. 17-cv-03404).
    5. In re: PG&E Corporation and In re: Pacific Gas and Electric Company (United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California, San Francisco Division, Case No. 19-30088).
    6. State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission v. HyGen Industries, Inc (Sacramento County Superior Court No. 34-2019-00252543).
    7. Olson-Ecologic Testing Laboratories, LLC v. CEC. (Orange County Superior Court. Case No. 30-2019-01115513).
    8. Interlink Products International, Inc. v. Xavier Becerra, Drew Bohan, Melissa Rae King (United States District Court for the District of New Jersey Case No: 2:20-cv-10566)
    9. Southern California Gas Company v. California State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission (Orange County Superior Court Case No: 30-2020-01152336-CU-WM-CXC)
  1. Pursuant to Government Code section 11126(e), the CEC may also discuss any judicial or administrative proceeding that was formally initiated after this agenda was published; or determine whether facts and circumstances exist that warrant the initiation of litigation, or that constitute a significant exposure to litigation against the CEC, which might include personnel matters.

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Adjournment of Hearings and Meetings. Depending on time and the orderly management of proceedings, the CEC may adjourn (recess or postpone) any noticed hearing or meeting to be continued the next day, another specific date or time, or the next business meeting. Any such adjournment will be noticed at the time the order of adjournment is made. (Government Code sections 11128.5 and 11129).

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2020-11-23
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 20-AAER-01 have been published:

Thank you.

2020-11-23
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 18-AAER-08 have been published:

Thank you.
 

2020-11-20
Location: California Remote Access Only
Description:

The California Energy Commission (CEC) will host a remote-access workshop to receive public input on the approach to develop Flexible Demand Appliance Standards. A quorum of
commissioners may attend, but no votes will be taken.

The workshop 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 to slow the spread of COVID-19. The public can participate in the workshop consistent with the direction in these Executive Orders. Instructions for remote participation via Zoom are below.
December 14, 2020
9:00 a.m. (Pacific Time)
Remote Access Only

Remote Attendance

Participants may join the workshop by clicking on the link below or through Zoom at https://join.zoom.us by entering the unique meeting ID and password listed below. Please be aware that the Zoom meeting may be recorded.

To Join the Lead Commissioner Workshop on Senate Bill 49 Flexible Demand Appliance Standards go to: https://energy.zoom.us/j/99729228665?pwd=WTIwOWg4bUR5UVJSYU9mS25LZzdjdz09

  • Meeting ID: 997 2922 8665
  • Meeting password: Commission 

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2020-11-19
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 20-FDAS-01 have been published:

Docket Number: 20-FDAS-01
Project Title: Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
TN Number: 235704
Title: Notice of Lead Commissioner Workshop on Senate Bill 49 Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
Description: CEC staff will host remote access pre-rulemaking workshop on December 14, 2020 to receive public input on the approach to develop Flexible Demand Appliance Standards as directed by Senate Bill 49.
Filer: Todd Ferris
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 11/19/2020 11:04:07 AM
Docketed Date: 11/19/2020
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 4

2020-11-17
Location: California
Description:

Notice of Proposed Award

GFO-20-303 - Advanced Plug Load and Smart Exterior Lighting Systems

See cover letter and results table.

For more information:
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2020-11-16
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 20-AAER-03
Project Title: Amend Title 20 Computer and Monitor Regulations
TN Number: 235621
Title: California Investor Owned Utilities Comments - California Investor Owned Utilities - Comments re Proposed Amendments to Title 20 Computer and Monitor Regulations
Description:
Filer: System
Organization: California Investor Owned Utilities
Role: Public
Submission Date: 11/16/2020 2:31:42 PM
Docketed Date: 11/16/2020
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 11

2020-11-16
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 20-AAER-03
Project Title: Amend Title 20 Computer and Monitor Regulations
TN Number: 235622
Title: Erica Thomas Comments - ITI comments on CEC’s proposed rulemaking Docket 20-AAER-03
Description:
Filer: System
Organization: Erica Thomas
Role: Public
Submission Date: 11/16/2020 2:03:56 PM
Docketed Date: 11/16/2020
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 3

2020-11-12
Location: California
Description:

2019 Low-Rise Residential Water Heating - Presentation

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2020-11-10
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 17-AAER-12 have been published:

Thank you.

2020-11-10
Location: California
Description:

The November 10, 2020 Business Meeting Recording is now available on the website.

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2020-11-10
Location: Remote Access Only
Description:

The California Energy Commission's (CEC) November 10, 2020 Business Meeting 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 to slow the spread of COVID-19. The public may participate and observe the meeting consistent with the direction in these Executive Orders. Instructions for remote participation can be found in the notice for this meeting and as set forth below in this agenda.

Pursuant to California Code of Regulations Title 20 section 1104(e), any person may make oral comment on any agenda item. To ensure the orderly conduct of business, such comments will be limited to three minutes per person as to each item listed on the agenda that will be voted on today. Any person wishing to comment on information items or reports (non-voting items) shall reserve their comment for the general public comment portion of the meeting agenda and shall have three minutes total to address all remaining comments.


THE CEC WILL CONSIDER AND MAY TAKE ACTION ON THE FOLLOWING:

1. Consent Calendar

(Items will be taken up and voted on as a group. A commissioner may request that an item be moved and discussed later in the meeting.)

  1. GEOTHERMAL RESOURCES COUNCIL. Proposed resolution approving Agreement 500-20-001 with the Geothermal Resources Council for a $4,550 contract for a two-year Sustaining membership. The Sustaining membership includes up to 20 representative memberships to the Geothermal Resources Council. (GRDA funding) Contact: James Folkman.

2. Disadvantaged Communities Advisory Group's (DACAG) 2019 Annual Report.

Presentation of the DACAG's 2019 annual report by the DACAG chair and vice chair. The DACAG advises the CEC and California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) on proposed programs related to renewable energy, energy efficiency, transportation electrification, distributed generation, and clean energy research and development programs, and advises on whether those proposed programs will be effective and useful in disadvantaged communities. Contact: Noemí Gallardo. (Staff presentation: 15 minutes)

3. Order Instituting Information (OII) Proceeding (20-TIRE-01) – Data and Information Collection for the Replacement Tire Efficiency Program.

Consideration and possible approval of an OII proceeding to gather information and evaluate actions to address provisions of Public Resources Code sections 25770- 25773 enacted by Assembly Bill (AB) 844 (Nation, Stats. of 2003, ch. 645). This order will update information on tire efficiency impacts, testing and measurement methods, standards, and consumer awareness actions related to low rolling resistance replacement tires for California passenger vehicles and possibly lead to a subsequent rulemaking proceeding to adopt and implement a tire rating system and minimum tire efficiency standard. Contact: Tim Olson. (Staff presentation: 10 minutes)

4. 2021 Integrated Energy Policy Report (IEPR) Scoping Process (21-IEPR-01). 

Discussion item regarding scoping for 2021 IEPR Order Instituting Information proceeding. Contact: Drew Bohan. (Staff presentation: 10 minutes)

5. West Coast Code Consultants, Inc.

Proposed resolution approving Agreement 700-20-001 with West Coast Code Consultants, Inc. for a $3,000,000 contract to provide the Siting, Transmission & Environmental Protection Division with delegate chief building official services for approved project modifications and emergency power plant facility changes for a contract cycle of three years. (EFLCF funding) Contact: Chris Davis. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

6. City of Oakdale.

Proposed resolution approving Agreement 001-20-ECI with the City of Oakdale for a $3,000,000 loan at one percent interest, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The loan will be used to install four solar photovoltaic (PV) systems.The project is estimated to generate 1,644,860 kWh of electricity, resulting in annual energy cost savings of $180,772. (ECAA Program Funding) Contact: Monica Rudman. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

7. Frito-Lay, Inc.

Proposed resolution approving Agreement FPI-20-001 with Frito-Lay, Inc. for a $3,528,312 grant to install a solar-powered microgrid at the recipient's snack food processing facility in Rancho Cucamonga to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from consumption of grid electricity and improve resilience to grid outages, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). (FPIP funding) Contact: Kevin Uy. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

8. Minutes.

Possible approval of the October 14, 2020 business meeting minutes.

9. Lead Commissioner or Presiding Member Reports.

A lead commissioner on a policy matter may report to the CEC on the matter and discussion may follow. A presiding member on a delegated committee may report to the CEC on the matter and discussion may follow.

10. Executive Director's Report.

11. Public Advisor's Report.

12. Public Comment.

Individuals may speak up to three minutes on any matter concerning the CEC, with the exception of items appearing on this agenda or items related to pending adjudicative (certification or enforcement) proceedings.

13. Chief Counsel's Report. 

  1. Pursuant to Government Code section 11126(e), the CEC may adjourn to closed session with its legal counsel to discuss any of the following matters to which the CEC is a party:
    1. In the Matter of U.S. Department of Energy (High Level Waste Repository), (Atomic Safety Licensing Board, CAB-04, 63-001-HLW); State of California v. United States Department of Energy (9th Cir. Docket No. 09-71014).
    2. Communities for a Better Environment and Center for Biological Diversity v. Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, and California State Controller (Alameda County Superior Court, Case No. RG13681262).
    3. State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission v. Electricore, Inc. and ZeroTruck (Sacramento County Superior Court, Case No. 34-2016-00204586).
    4. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., et al. v. United States Department of Energy (Federal District Court, Northern District of California, Case No. 17-cv-03404).
    5. In re: PG&E Corporation and In re: Pacific Gas and Electric Company (United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California, San Francisco Division, Case No. 19-30088).
    6. State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission v. HyGen Industries, Inc (Sacramento County Superior Court, Case No. 34-2019-00252543).
    7. Olson-Ecologic Testing Laboratories, LLC v. CEC. (Orange County Superior Court, Case No. 30-2019-01115513).
    8. Interlink Products International, Inc. v. Xavier Becerra, Drew Bohan, Melissa Rae King (United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, Case No. 2:20-cv-10566)
    9. Southern California Gas Company v. California State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission (Orange County Superior Court, Case No. 30-2020-01152336-CU-WM-CXC).
  1. Pursuant to Government Code section 11126(e), the CEC may also discuss any judicial or administrative proceeding that was formally initiated after this agenda was published; or determine whether facts and circumstances exist that warrant the initiation of litigation, or that constitute a significant exposure to litigation against the CEC, which might include personnel matters.

Remote Attendance. To participate by telephone only, you may call the CEC’s Verizon or Zoom phone lines. For Verizon, call 1-888-823-5065 on business meeting days after 9:50 a.m. (Pacific Time). The passcode is "business meeting.” 

 

 

If you plan to make public comment about a specific item, please provide your name, affiliation if any, and the item number to the operator. Once connected, press *0 for help or to speak with the operator. The operator will open your line when it is your turn to speak. Please restate and spell your name for the record. The operator will mute your line when you are finished commenting. To avoid audio feedback, mute Zoom or do not join Zoom when calling through Verizon. To connect with Zoom, dial: (669) 900-6833 or (888) 475-4499 (toll free) and enter Webinar ID: 938 6923 0237.

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Public participation. To make public comment, call into the meeting using a phone according to the instructions above or email concise comments with your main point to publicadvisor@energy.ca.gov to have the CEC’s public advisor verbally relate the comments. The Public Advisor’s Office provides the public assistance in participating in CEC proceedings. For information on how to participate in this business meeting or to request interpreting services or other reasonable accommodations, please contact Public Advisor Noemí O. Gallardo at publicadvisor@energy.ca.gov, or by phone at (916) 654-4489 or toll free at (800) 822-6228. Requests for interpreting services and reasonable accommodations should be made at least five days! in advance. The CEC will work diligently to accommodate all requests.

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Adjournment of Hearings and Meetings. Depending on time and the orderly management of proceedings, the CEC may adjourn (recess or postpone) any noticed hearing or meeting to be continued the next day, another specific date or time, or the next business meeting. Any such adjournment will be noticed at the time the order of adjournment is made. (Government Code sections 11128.5, 11129)

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2020-11-05
Location: California
Description:

For more information:
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2020-10-20
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 20-FDAS-01 have been published:

Docket Number: 20-FDAS-01
Project Title: Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
TN Number: 235346
Title: Steve Uhler Comments - FDAS-20-01 promoting flexible demand capabilities
Description:
Filer: Steve Uhler
Organization: Steve Uhler
Role: Other Interested Person
Submission Date: 10/20/2020 12:46:06 PM
Docketed Date: 10/20/2020
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 1

Thank you.

2020-10-20
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 20-FDAS-01 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 20-FDAS-01
    Project Title: Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
    TN Number: 235331
    Title: ORDER INSTITUTING RULEMAKING PROCEEDING
    Description: Order Number 20-1014-2
    Filer: Cody Goldthrite
    Organization: California Energy Commission
    Role: Commission Staff
    Submission Date: 10/20/2020 9:46:34 AM
    Docketed Date: 10/20/2020
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Document
    Page(s): 3

Thank you.
 

2020-10-14
Location: California Remote Access Only
Description:

California Energy Commission Business Meeting

10 a.m.     October 14, 2020

(Remote Access Only)

The California Energy Commission’s (CEC) October 14, 2020 Business Meeting 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 to slow the spread of COVID-19. The public may participate and observe the meeting consistent with the direction in these Executive Orders. Instructions for remote participation can be found in the notice for this meeting and as set forth below in this agenda.

Pursuant to California Code of Regulations Title 20 section 1104(e), any person may make oral comment on any agenda item. To ensure the orderly conduct of business, such comments will be limited to three minutes per person as to each item listed on the agenda that will be voted on today. Any person wishing to comment on information items or reports (non-voting items) shall reserve their comment for the general public comment portion of the meeting agenda and shall have three minutes total to address all remaining comments.

THE CEC WILL CONSIDER AND MAY TAKE ACTION ON THE FOLLOWING:

1.    2020-2023 Investment Plan Update for the Clean Transportation Program.

Proposed resolution approving the 2020-2023 Investment Plan Update for the Clean Transportation Program and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The purpose of the program is to develop and deploy innovative technologies that transform California’s fuel and vehicle types to help attain the state’s climate change goals. The annual Investment Plan Update determines priorities and opportunities for the program, describes how funding will complement existing public and private efforts, and serves as a guide for funding decisions. Contact: Patrick Brecht. (Staff presentation: 15 minutes)

2.    Order Instituting Rulemaking Proceeding (20-FDAS-01).

Proposed Order Instituting Rulemaking to implement Senate Bill 49 (Skinner, Chapter 697, Statutes of 2019) authorizing the CEC to adopt regulations establishing standards and labeling requirements for appliances that promote flexible demand technologies that can schedule, shift, or curtail electric demand of appliances in order to reduce the greenhouse gases from electricity generation. This authority is separate from the CEC’s authority to prescribe energy efficiency standards and labeling requirements “for minimum levels of operating efficiency” of appliances to reduce their energy consumption (pursuant to Public Resources Code PRC section 25402(c)(1)(A)). Contact: Nicholaus Struven. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

3.    Calistoga Geothermal (81-AFC-01C).

Proposed order approving the petition to amend to install a stationary permanent emergency diesel-driven engine for the cooling tower wet-down system to aid in fire prevention, and to update and add air quality conditions of certification to conform with air district permit requirements. With the proposed conditions of certification, staff concludes the facility changes will not result in a significant impact to the environment or cause the facility to be out of compliance with any laws, ordinances, regulations or standards. Contact: Eric Veerkamp. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

4.    Sonoma Geothermal (80-AFC-01C). 

Proposed order approving the petition to amend to install a stationary permanent emergency diesel-driven engine for the cooling tower wet-down system to aid in fire prevention, and to update and add air quality conditions of certification to conform with air district permit requirements. With the proposed conditions of certification, staff concludes the facility changes will not result in a significant impact to the environment or cause the facility to be out of compliance with any laws, ordinances, regulations or standards. Contact: Eric Veerkamp. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

5.    California Clean Energy Fund DBA CalCEF Ventures. 

Proposed resolution approving 29 grants totaling $4,350,000 from the EPIC California Sustainable Energy Entrepreneur Development (CalSEED) Initiative, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. These grants were competitively selected by the CalSEED Technical Advisory Committee. Individual awards are for a maximum of $150,000 each. (EPIC funding) Contact: Eleanor Oliver and Joshua Croft. (Staff presentation: 15 minutes) 

CALSEED INITIATIVE (20-01). 

  1. NeoChargeCorporation, NeoCharge Smart Plug Load Splitter, Spencer Harrison, $150,000. The goal of this project is to construct and demonstrate a software platform that enables existing electric vehicle (EV)  charging splitters to provide the ability to utilize cleaner and more affordable energy. This integrated solution will analyze usage patterns with predictive grid conditions to optimize EV and appliance loads to take advantage of clean energy on a five-minute interval. The team intends to gamify clean charging by providing rewards for charging during less grid intensive times, creating a more efficient and reliable grid for California.  
  2. Gridware Inc., Improving Situational Awareness of Distribution Equipment during Extreme Weather Conditions, Timothy Barat, $150,000. The goal of this project is to develop a system of low-cost, solar-powered, sensor platforms, deployed across a distribution grid to provide real-time monitoring and fault anticipation. The system will be solar powered, monitoring the grid with cheap mechanical sensors as opposed to the existing systems that monitor electrical signals that are expensive and require the grid to be energized. This innovation aims to reduce the number of fault-induced wildfires as well as reduce the frequency and duration of outages. 
  3. HagoEnergetics, Inc., Green Hydrogen from Biogas, Wilson Hago, $150,000. The goal of this project is to engineer a low cost and profitable system for generating green hydrogen from biogas. This hydrogen generation technology is comprised of mobile hardware that uses renewable energy to convert biogas to green hydrogen andcarbon that can be sequestered. This innovation enables low-cost hydrogen production with a negative carbon footprint that is useful for long term storage.   
  4. ConSolHome Energy Efficiency Rating Services, Inc., Commercial Energy Code Documentation Web App Prototype, Jim Hodgson, $150,000. The goal of this project is to design and market-validate a software platform that allows commercial building stakeholders to intuitively document and show compliance of their project with California’s stringent building energy code. This Commercial Data Registry project will take advantage of data sets and experiences gained by the team behind Cal Energy’s successful Residential Data Registry. A Commercial Data Registry will not only increase building energy efficiency but also provide policy makers with objective commercial building data to direct energy strategy in the future.  
  5. Portable Solar Inc., Portable Solar & Utility CAPEX Optimization, Dennis Nickerson, $150,000. The goal of this project is to develop a low-cost, ground-based portable solar photovoltaic (PV) system. This innovation uses glassless, frameless modules that have one-third the weight of traditional solar modules. The resulting device will cost less than half to install compared to rooftop solar and enable homeowners and renters to offset 30 to40 percent of their electrical bill and earn their money back in two to four years after incentives. 
  6. WaterhoundFutures, Inc., Predictive Modeling & Analytics Performance Optimization Software, Anthony Jones, $150,000. The goal of this project is to demonstrate an online software system that enables companies and municipalities to optimize performance and cost efficiencies of water and wastewater treatment, ultimately reducing the use of energy and freshwater in conventional treatment processes. Waterhound applies machine learning/artificial intelligence (AI) to preventative maintenance, energy management and recovery, water reuse and recycling, and water and wastewater treatment. The software system models and analyzes historic and real-time data and “big data” sets, and is technology and industry agnostic.
  7. EV Life, LLC, EV Climate Lending Platform, Peter Glenn, $150,000. The goal of this project is to develop an EV Climate Loan and Lending Platform that will save ratepayers over $200 per month on EV loan payments by engineering algorithms that verify applicants for thousands of dollars in EV incentives, reducing overall loan size. Incentive-based financing technology does not exist for EVs because incentives are complex and difficult to verify quickly; this technology will reduce loan underwriting costs, processing time, and lending risk. This innovation will make electric car financing less expensive than equivalent gas vehicles, accelerating ratepayer adoption of EVs. 
  8. inRGSolutions, LLC, Power Line Analysis System, Kerry McBee, $150,000. The goal of the project is to develop a power line analysis system that is installed in locations susceptible to wildfires. The system consists of numerous power line sensors and data collectors/analyzers located at substations. The sensor's infrared camera and neural network autonomously identify system equipment entering prefailure mode before they can emit sparks. The sensor's radar system and neural network identify swinging conductors, which prevents sparks from short circuits due to broken connectors or galloping conductors. The power delivery system identifies current flow from a fallen conductor and de-energizes the line.  
  9. UNIGRID LLC, Low Cost, Safe and Sustainable Grid Energy Storage, Darren H. S. Tan, $150,000. The goal of this project is to design and demonstrate low cost, safe and sustainable batteries for electrical grid storage that has the potential to solve peak demand, renewable energy storage, and power disruption problems during emergencies. The technology, a sodium solid-state battery, eliminates risks of battery fires and can operate under any climate without sophisticated cooling support systems. 
  10. Cyclonatix, Inc., High-Efficiency, Low-Cost, Non-REM Motor for DC & AC Power Supplies, Jae Y. Lim, $150,000. The goal of this project is to design and demonstrate an industrial-sized motor and controller with the potential to perform with very high system efficiencies of over 95 percent at a low cost. The technology, which functions using partial square wave input and ferrous magnets, is designed to operate with either DC or AC power sources, for applications in EVs, and other commercial and industrial machines, which require high efficiency and variable speed/torque. 
  11. MIplusSolar Inc., Alkali Metal-Ion Solar Battery, Alfredo A. Martinez-Morales, $150,000. The goal of this project is to demonstrate an alkali metal-ion solar battery that has the potential to drive down fabrication and installation costs, overcome spatial limitations, mitigate safety risks, and improve system round-trip efficiency. The technology of this device-level energy storage system will provide the ability for storing solar PV energy, while also making the power output constant, controllable, and dispatchable.  
  12. Sonocharge, Recharge to Full Energy in Ten Minutes, An Huang, $150,000.  The goal of the project is to develop a lithium metal battery that has the potential to provide rapid charging, high energy density, and improved cycle life. The technology integrates Li-metal battery technology with an acoustic device to decrease the lithium concentration gradient thickness, which in turn allows for fast charging of the batteries.
  13. Innovasion Labs PINC, Inc., Breakthrough Nanotechnology Significantly Elevating Battery Energy Density and Rapid Charging, InancOrtac, $150,000. The goal of this project is to develop a nanotechnology battery solution that has the potential to improve the energy density by ten times that of lithium ion technology. The technology, a Parallel Integrated Nano Component, uses a self-assembled nanotechnology approach to build rechargeable batteries. 
  14. ALD Technical Solutions LLC, Novel Composites to Increase Power Line Capacity and Decrease Sag, DavoudZamani, $150,000. The goal of this project is to develop a structural composite reinforcement system that has the potential to prevent galvanic corrosion of aging transmission line infrastructure while also increasing power capacity and power efficiency. The technology, which uses carbon fiber as a structural reinforcement component embedded in basalt fiber as a barrier layer, will be installed and cured-in-place around existing aluminum conductor steel reinforced transmission lines. 
  15. Topolonet Corporation, BusIDTMPower Grid Topology and State Estimation Software, Reza Sabzehgar, $150,000.  The goal of this project is to test and implement a software solution for real-time and accurate topology identification and state estimation of the transmission power grid. This software accurately finds the real-time topology of the transmission grids to detect faulty equipment, outages, and cyberattacks to avoiding unnecessary power shut down. 
  16. Planet A Energy, Inc., Zero-emission Community Solar with Built-in Long-Duration Storage, Brad Hines, $150,000. The goal of this project is to design a new modular form of concentrated solar power with tolerance to hurricane-force winds, earthquakes, and grid outages while remaining inexpensive and efficient. The design will use insulated shipping containers, basalt sand, and a small Stirling engine and expects to achieve $1/kWh and store energy with a loss of no more than 1 percent per day. 
  17. Whisper Energy Systems, Inc., Empower-Power Anything, Anywhere, and Ultrafast Recharge under 2hrs, Michael Gould, $150,000. The goal of this project is to design and build a prototype zero-emission power backup device that can provide power to any device that uses a 120VAC wall outlet. Compared to competitors in the market, this technology will be half the weight, supports up to 70A, and can recharge in under two hours. 
  18. Parthian Energy, Rapid AI Screening to Significantly Reduce Cost of Battery Manufacturing, Mahshid (Michelle) Roumi, $150,000. The goal of the project is to reduce the cost of battery manufacturing with an intelligent screening technology. The innovation is a novel electromagnetic battery testing device and process that may reduce the cost of lithium ion battery manufacturing by up to 15 percent. This technology has already been validated in the lab to improve the battery testing accuracy by orders of magnitude beyond the conventional voltage monitoring-based technologies used today; thus, reducing cell formation/testing time from 14 days to 5 days and alleviating a major bottleneck of battery manufacturing. 
  19. Trianon Renewable Grid Reliability, LLC, Providing Frequency Regulation, Voltage Support and Synthetic Inertia with Synchronverters, Bill Golove, $150,000. The goal of this project is to demonstrate a scalable, proprietary software-based control algorithm that is designed to integrate seamlessly with existing inverter control software and transform conventional inverters into “synchronverters” that enable large-scale interconnection without additional hardware. The Synchronverter, without additional hardware (e.g., batteries), can provide precise, rapid voltage support, frequency regulation and synthetic inertia. Providing an extremely low-cost software upgrade to conventional power inverters will greatly reduce the cost of replacing necessary grid stability services lost as more conventional generation is replaced by renewables, thereby allowing dramatic increases in the percentage of renewable energy powering the grid at a substanti! ally lower cost than is possible today. 
  20. Paulsson, Inc., An Optical Pressure Sensor Array to Optimize Geothermal Energy Production, Bjorn Paulsson, $150,000. The goal of this project is to design a technology that uses an array of fiber optic-based pressure sensors to dramatically improve the information available from geothermal well operations to the operators allowing them to efficiently and economically develop and operate geothermal energy resources. This technology will allow for a better detection of small pressure changes and flows in the borehole which will help guide more efficient operations. 
  21. IdealabStudio, Advanced Air Stirling Cycle Based Heat-Pump for Air-Conditioning and Heating, ChiranjeevKalra, $150,000. The goal of this project is to develop an Advanced Air Stirling Engine Cycle based heat pump with liquid piston for air-conditioning and heating applications. Stirling engines are highly efficient and the proposed deign uses air as refrigerant instead of hydrocarbons. This product could help reduce 30 percent of energy consumed for heating and cooling while enabling replacement of natural gas furnaces with green electricity.  
  22. EH Group Technologies Inc, Compact, Efficient & Cheap Hydrogen Electrolyzer, Sven Dybdahl, $150,000. The goal of this project is to develop and test a bipolar plate construction technology that is expected to significantly reduce thecost to produce an electrolyzerwhile also increasing its efficiency. The project team’s innovative approach eliminates several of the manufacturing steps involved in the construction of a bipolar plate, yet maintains very high efficiency, heat management, and current densities.  
  23. Noble Thermodynamic Systems, Inc., Zero-Emission, Dispatchable and Efficient Power Cycle, Miguel Sierra Aznar, $150,000. The goal of this project is to demonstrate the dispatchability features of a new power system model called the Argon Power Cycle. This technology is a new engine design that delivers emission-free electricity from natural gas or hydrogen at an efficiency above current power generation systems. The team expects the Argon Power Cycle will be able to increase the electric power generation efficiency of reciprocating (piston) engines by up to 60 percent and can be used to retrofit existing generation assets. 
  24. Cypris Materials, Inc., Paintable Heat-Reflective Coatings for Cool Building Retrofits, Ryan Pearson, $150,000. The goal of this project is to develop a transparent solar control coating capable of being directly painted onto complex architectural geometries commonly found on residential and commercial buildings. This technology is an inexpensive paintable reflective coating that can be tuned to reflect wavelengths spanning ultra-violet, visible, and near infrared wavelengths. With this innovative paintable solar reflective coating are aiming to improve energy efficiency by reducing solar heat gain and resulting in an estimated 17 percent reduction in cooling costs. 
  25. Photia Incorporated, Eco-Efficient Produce Packaging with Improved Shelf Life by Passive Cooling, Joseph Geddes, $150,000. The goal of this project is to develop environmentally benign and affordable packaging to improve shelflife of agricultural produce by passive cooling during harvest, storage, and transport. This technology uses passive cooling by directing thermal energy flow away from a packaged object in ambient conditions with a novel multilayered 2D nanostructured material that can be manufactured at low cost. 
  26. ToloInc., Remote Inspection Platform for Utility Infrastructure, Thomas Karagianes, $150,000. The goal of this project to demonstrate the efficacy of a "Parallax Imagery"-based software platform for remote inspection of utility assets. This software will use a high-resolution parallax imagery to identify rule violations that inspectors could ordinarily miss in the field and enables the creation of machine learning models to assist inspectors. More reliable inspections will result in better rule compliance, and reduced risk of utility-caused wildfires.  
  • infiniRelCorporation, Inverter Health Scanner, Bert Wank, $150,000. The goal of the project is to develop a health diagnostics and control system for solar plants. This technology is an inverter health scanner that predicts failure risk by measuring and processing more data faster than incumbent monitoring-only systems, and it offers real time intervention capability. The Inverted Health Scanner will improve efficiency and profitability and reduce operational risks by optimizing maintenance, improving output, and extending the life of critical assets with patented, predictive diagnostics.  
  • Leap Photovoltaics Inc., Cost and CapExReduction of Silicon Photovoltaics Through Streamlined Manufacturing, David Berney Needleman, $150,000. The goal of this project is to develop a novel streamlined manufacturing process for silicon-based PV cells that will dramatically reduce operating cost, equipment cost, and energy consumption. This innovative process uses proven materials and equipment to leverage the efficiency, reliability, scale, and bankability of silicon, while eliminating wasteful legacy silicon wafers to lower the cost of PV for installers and consumers. The team expects this technology will reduce cost and capital of PV cell manufacturing by 50 percent and its energy consumption by 70 percent.  
  • Taka Solar Corporation, Advanced Solar Panels Combining Thin-Film PV & Solar Tubes for Agriculture & Flat Roofs, Christopher Barnes, $150,000. The goal of this project is to develop a unique package system for Perovskites cells within solar panels that utilizes an advanced tube-based architecture. This technology solution can fully protectsolar cells from oxygen and water, affordably, to realize the benefits of Perovskites cells with its improved operating life. This approach can outperform traditional solar flat panels with silicon cells in efficiency and energy production, with lower system and installation costs. 

6.    The Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians.

 Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-20-003 with The Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians for a $1,998,101 grant to fund a project that will connect 2MWh of modular vanadium redox flow batteries to the Tribe’s recreation center/emergency shelter to provide 10 hours or more of backup power, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). In the event of an electric grid outage or public safety power shutoff (PSPS), this storage system will allow the recreation center/emergency shelter to remain operational while the grid is down. A replicable battery storage solution at this site will have far-reaching positive impacts on the tribes in the surrounding area. Contact: Quenby Lum. (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

7.    DOE-National Renewable Energy Laboratory. 

Proposed resolution approving Amendment 5 to contract Agreement 600-15-001 with the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. Amendment 5 would include the following: providing light-duty vehicle attribute forecasts and hydrogen price forecasts for use in the 2021 Integrated Energy Policy Report; further developing, refining, and expanding EV infrastructure projections; supporting the assessment of benefits from the Clean Transportation Program; and designing a specification for a hydrogen refueling station tester. The amendment would augment the budget by $1.47 million and extend the term to December 31, 2023. (Clean Transportation Program funding) Contact: Patrick Brecht. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

8.   Foundation for California Community Colleges.

Proposed resolution approving Agreement 600-20-002 with the Foundation for California Community Colleges for a $300,000 contract to develop and deliver an outreach and engagement plan and activities that will advance Clean Transportation Program policies and investments in disadvantaged and low-income communities and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. (Clean Transportation Program Funding) Contact: Larry Rillera. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

9.  Local Ordinance Application for the City of Burlingame (19-BSTD-06)

Possible approval of a resolution for an application submitted by the City of Burlingame for energy ordinances that exceed the energy efficiency requirements of the 2019 California Energy Code (Title 24, Part 6). Contact: Danuta Drozdowicz. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)  

  1. CITY OF BURLINGAME: New ordinance No. 1979 requires that newly constructed single-family homes, including additions and improvements where more than 50 percent of the valuation of the property is remodeled, and provided the remodel includes a new heating, cooling and ventilation system, shall be all electric. Gas cooking appliances and fireplaces are permitted. Exemptions may be allowed where extraordinary circumstances make an all-electric building infeasible. Prewiring for electric equipment and appliances is required if gas-fired equipment and appliances are installed.
  2. CITY OF BURLINGAME: New ordinance No. 1980 requires that newly constructed multifamily buildings shall be all electric. Exceptions may be allowed where extraordinary circumstances make an all-electric building infeasible. Prewiring for electric equipment and appliances is required if gas-fired equipment and appliances are installed. Photovoltaic or solar thermal hot water systems are required on buildings not subject to the provisions of the 2019 California Energy Code, with some exemptions allowed.
  3. CITY OF BURLINGAME: New ordinance No. 1981 requires that newly constructed nonresidential buildings shall be all electric. Non-electric cooking appliances are permitted in public or commercial kitchens. Exceptions may be allowed where exceptional circumstances make an all-electric building infeasible. Prewiring for electric equipment and appliances is required if gas-fired equipment and appliances are installed. Photovoltaic or thermal hot water systems are required on buildings not subject to the provisions of the 2019 California Energy Code, with some exemptions allowed.

10. Minutes.

Possible approval of the September 9, 2020 business meeting minutes.

11. Lead Commissioner or Presiding Member Reports.

A lead commissioner on a policy matter may report to the CEC on the matter and discussion may follow. A presiding member on a delegated committee may report to the CEC on the matter and discussion may follow.

12. Executive Director’s Report.

13. Public Advisor's Report.

14. Public Comment.

Individuals may speak up to three minutes on any matter concerning the CEC, with the exception of items appearing on this agenda or items related to pending adjudicative (certification or enforcement) proceedings.

15. Chief Counsel's Report.

  1. Pursuant to Government Code section 11126(e), the CEC may adjourn to closed session with its legal counsel to discuss any of the following matters to which the CEC is a party:
    1. In the Matter of U.S. Department of Energy (High Level Waste Repository), (Atomic Safety Licensing Board, CAB-04, 63-001-HLW); State of California v. United States Department of Energy (9th Cir. Docket No. 09-71014).
    2. Communities for a Better Environment and Center for Biological Diversity v. Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, and California State Controller (Alameda County Superior Court, Case No. RG13681262).
    3. State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission v. Electricore, Inc. and ZeroTruck (Sacramento County Superior Court, Case No. 34-2016-00204586).
    4. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., et al. v. United States Department of Energy (Federal District Court, Northern District of California, Case No. 17-cv-03404).
    5. City of Los Angeles, acting by and through, its Department of Water and Power v. California Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission (Los Angeles Superior Court, Case No. BS171477).
    6. In re: PG&E Corporation and In re: Pacific Gas and Electric Company (United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California, San Francisco Division, Case No. 19-30088).
    7. State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission v. HyGen Industries, Inc (Sacramento County Superior Court No. 34-2019-00252543).
    8. Olson-Ecologic Testing Laboratories, LLC v. CEC. (Orange County Superior Court. Case No. 30-2019-01115513).
    9. Interlink Products International, Inc. v. Wade Crowfoot, Drew Bohan, Melissa Rae King (United States District Court for the District of New Jersey No: 2:20-cv-7654).
    10. Interlink International Products, Inc. v. Becerra, et al., (United States District Court for the District of New Jersey No. 2:20-cv-10566-ES-MAH)
    11. Southern California Gas Company v. California State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission (Orange County Superior Court Case No: 30-2020-01152336-CU-WM-CXC).
    12. State of California ex rel. OnTheGo Wireless, LLC v. Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless, et al., (Sacramento Superior Court, Case No. 34-2012-00127517).
  1. Pursuant to Government Code section 11126(e), the CEC may also discuss any judicial or administrative proceeding that was formally initiated after this agenda was published; or determine whether facts and circumstances exist that warrant the initiation of litigation, or that constitute a significant exposure to litigation against the CEC, which might include personnel matters.

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2020-10-13
Location: California Remote Access Only
Description:

The California Energy Commission (CEC) will conduct a pre-rulemaking workshop to discuss and seek comments from interested parties regarding energy data collection to support implementation of Senate Bill 350 (SB 350, de León, Chapter 547, Statutes of 2015) and to improve California energy analytics.

A quorum of commissioners may participate, but no votes will be taken.

The workshop 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 to slow the spread of COVID-19. The public can participate in the workshop consistent with the direction in these Executive Orders. Instructions for remote participation via Zoom are below.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
09:00 AM

Notice and Agenda

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Title 20 Data Collection Regulations to Support New Analytical Needs – Phase 2
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2020-10-08
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 20-AAER-01
Project Title: Amendments to the Title 20 Appliance Efficiency Regulations Rulemaking
TN Number: 235149
Title: Notice of Proposed Action (NOPA)
Description: Notice of Proposed Action (NOPA) for the 2020 Repeal of Self-Contained Lighting Controls and Other Amendments Rulemaking
Filer: Carlos Baez
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 10/8/2020 10:51:06 AM
Docketed Date: 10/8/2020
Subject(s): Efficiency
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 10

2020-10-08
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 20-AAER-01
Project Title: Amendments to the Title 20 Appliance Efficiency Regulations Rulemaking
TN Number: 235150
Title: Proposed Regulatory Language (Express Terms - 45 Day Language)
Description: Proposed Regulatory Language for the 2020 Repeal of Self-Contained Lighting Controls and Other Amendments Rulemaking
Filer: Carlos Baez
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 10/8/2020 10:51:06 AM
Docketed Date: 10/8/2020
Subject(s): Efficiency
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 46

2020-10-08
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 20-AAER-01
Project Title: Amendments to the Title 20 Appliance Efficiency Regulations Rulemaking
TN Number: 235151
Title: Documents Relied Upon
Description: Documents Relied Upon for the 2020 Repeal of Self-Contained Lighting Controls and Other Amendments Rulemaking
Filer: Carlos Baez
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 10/8/2020 10:51:06 AM
Docketed Date: 10/8/2020
Subject(s): Efficiency
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 36

2020-10-08
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 20-AAER-01
Project Title: Amendments to the Title 20 Appliance Efficiency Regulations Rulemaking
TN Number: 235152
Title: Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR)
Description: Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) for the 2020 Repeal of Self-Contained Lighting Controls and Other Amendments Rulemaking
Filer: Carlos Baez
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 10/8/2020 10:51:06 AM
Docketed Date: 10/8/2020
Subject(s): Efficiency
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 22

2020-10-08
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 20-AAER-01
Project Title: Amendments to the Title 20 Appliance Efficiency Regulations Rulemaking
TN Number: 235153
Title: Economic and Fiscal Impact Statement - STD 399
Description: Economic and Fiscal Impact Statement (Form 399) for the 2020 Repeal of Self-Contained Lighting Controls and Other Amendments Rulemaking
Filer: Carlos Baez
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 10/8/2020 11:15:34 AM
Docketed Date: 10/8/2020
Subject(s): Efficiency
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 5

2020-10-08
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 20-AAER-01
Project Title: Amendments to the Title 20 Appliance Efficiency Regulations Rulemaking
TN Number: 235154
Title: Attachment for Economic and Fiscal Impact Statement - STD 399
Description: Attachment for Economic and Fiscal Impact Statement (Form 399) regarding the 2020 Repeal of Self-Contained Lighting Controls and Other Amendments Rulemaking
Filer: Carlos Baez
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 10/8/2020 11:15:34 AM
Docketed Date: 10/8/2020
Subject(s): Efficiency
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 1

2020-10-01
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 20-AAER-03 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 20-AAER-03
    Project Title: Amend Title 20 Computer and Monitor Regulations
    TN Number: 234977
    Title: Notice of Proposed Action (NOPA) - Appliance Efficiency Rulemaking for Computers and Monitors
    Description: Notice of Proposed Action (NOPA) - Appliance Efficiency Rulemaking for Computers and Monitors
    Filer: Soheila Pasha
    Organization: California Energy Commission
    Role: Commission Staff
    Submission Date: 10/1/2020 2:05:40 PM
    Docketed Date: 10/1/2020
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Document
    Page(s): 9

Thank you.
 

2020-10-01
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 20-AAER-03 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 20-AAER-03
    Project Title: Amend Title 20 Computer and Monitor Regulations
    TN Number: 234979
    Title: Attachment A to standard 399
    Description: Attachment A to standard 399 economic and fiscal impact statement for appliance efficiency rulemaking
    Filer: Soheila Pasha
    Organization: California Energy Commission
    Role: Commission Staff
    Submission Date: 10/1/2020 2:00:45 PM
    Docketed Date: 10/1/2020
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Document
    Page(s): 2

Thank you.

2020-10-01
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 20-AAER-03 have been published:

Thank you.

2020-10-01
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 20-AAER-03 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 20-AAER-03
    Project Title: Amend Title 20 Computer and Monitor Regulations
    TN Number: 234975
    Title: Express Terms
    Description:
    Filer: Soheila Pasha
    Organization: California Energy Commission
    Role: Commission Staff
    Submission Date: 10/1/2020 1:45:22 PM
    Docketed Date: 10/1/2020
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Document
    Page(s): 10

Thank you.
 

2020-09-28
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 20-FDAS-01 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 20-FDAS-01
    Project Title: Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
    TN Number: 234931
    Title: Memo to Open New Docket
    Description:
    Filer: Patty Paul
    Organization: California Energy Commission
    Role: Commission Staff
    Submission Date: 9/28/2020 2:18:21 PM
    Docketed Date: 9/28/2020
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Document
    Page(s): 1

Thank you.
 

2020-09-25
Location: California
Description:

California Energy Commission (CEC) staff will conduct a workshop to present and discuss proposed changes to nonresidential lighting, air distribution and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) controls for the 2022 update of the California Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Energy Code).

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
09:00 AM

Notice and Agenda

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2020-09-25
Location: California
Description:

California Energy Commission (CEC) staff will conduct two workshops to present and discuss proposed changes related to solar photovoltaic requirements and electrification for the 2022 update of the California Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Energy Code).

Tuesday, October 6, 2020
09:00 AM

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2020-09-22
Location: California
Description:

Notice of Commissioner and Staff workshops
2022 Energy Code Pre-Rulemaking

Staff Workshops

Proposed 2022 Energy Code Outdoor Lighting and Daylighting

September 22, 2020 9:00 a.m.

https://www.energy.ca.gov/event/webinar/2020-09/staff-workshop-2022-energy-code-pre-rulemaking-proposed-2022-energy-code

Proposed 2022 Energy Code Computer Rooms, Compressed Air Systems, and Refrigeration

September 23, 2020 9:00 a.m.

https://www.energy.ca.gov/event/webinar/2020-09/staff-workshop-2022-energy-code-pre-rulemaking-proposed-2022-energy-code-0

Commissioner Workshop

Advances in scientific understanding of the impacts of indoor cooking and associated ventilation on indoor air quality

September 30, 2020 9:00 a.m

https://www.energy.ca.gov/event/webinar/2020-09/commissioner-workshop-2022-energy-code-pre-rulemaking-advances-scientific

2020-09-22
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 19-AAER-02
Project Title: Replacement Pool Pump Motors
TN Number: 234868
Title: OAL Approval and Final Text
Description: OAL Approval and Final Text
Filer: Corrine Fishman
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 9/22/2020 1:29:47 PM
Docketed Date: 9/22/2020
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 20

2020-09-22
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 19-AAER-02
Project Title: Replacement Pool Pump Motors
TN Number: 234869
Title: Standard Form 399
Description: Economic and Fiscal Impact Statement Form 399
Filer: Corrine Fishman
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 9/22/2020 1:29:47 PM
Docketed Date: 9/22/2020
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 5

2020-09-22
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 19-AAER-02
Project Title: Replacement Pool Pump Motors
TN Number: 234870
Title: All Public Comments and Responses
Description: All Public Comments and Responses
Filer: Corrine Fishman
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 9/22/2020 1:29:47 PM
Docketed Date: 9/22/2020
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 27

2020-09-22
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-AAER-02 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 19-AAER-02
    Project Title: Replacement Pool Pump Motors
    TN Number: 234871
    Title: All Comments Received
    Description: All written and oral comments received to be used in conjunction with the written comments and responses document. See TN 234870
    Filer: Corrine Fishman
    Organization: California Energy Commission
    Role: Commission Staff
    Submission Date: 9/22/2020 1:39:47 PM
    Docketed Date: 9/22/2020
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Document
    Page(s): 70

Thank You

2020-09-22
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 19-AAER-02
Project Title: Replacement Pool Pump Motors
TN Number: 234865
Title: Final Statement of Reasons
Description: Final Statement of Reasons
Filer: Corrine Fishman
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 9/22/2020 10:46:51 AM
Docketed Date: 9/22/2020
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 2

2020-09-22
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 19-AAER-02
Project Title: Replacement Pool Pump Motors
TN Number: 234866
Title: Attachment to 399
Description: Attachment to the Economic and Fiscal Impact Statement 399
Filer: Corrine Fishman
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 9/22/2020 10:46:51 AM
Docketed Date: 9/22/2020
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 2

2020-09-21
Location: California
Description:

Workshop Schedule for 2020 Integrated Energy Policy Report Update

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2020-09-21
Location: California
Description:

Addendum 2

GFO-20-303 - Advanced Plug Load and Smart Exterior Lighting Systems

The purpose of this addendum is to notify potential applicants of changes that have been made to the solicitation manual and Attachment 3, Project narrative Form - Group 1

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2020-09-17
Location: California
Description:

UCS Comments on August 26 Workshop on ZEV Adoption Scenarios for the Energy Demand 2019-2030 Forecast

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2020-09-10
Location: California
Description:

Addendum 1 and Questions & Answers

GFO-20-605 - BESTFIT Innovative Charging Solutions

Addendum 1

The purpose of this addendum is to make revisions to the Application Manual

See the Cover Sheet for complete list of the changes.

Questions and Answers now online

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2020-09-01
Location: California
Description:

Available on our website:Addendum 1 for the  GFO-20-303 - Advanced Plug Load and Smart Exterior Lighting Systems

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2020-08-19
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 20-AAER-03 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 20-AAER-03
    Project Title: Amend Title 20 Computer and Monitor Regulations
    TN Number: 234367
    Title: Order Instituting Rulemaking
    Description: ORDER NO: 20-0812-1b
    Filer: Cody Goldthrite
    Organization: California Energy Commission
    Role: Commission Staff
    Submission Date: 8/19/2020 11:14:52 AM
    Docketed Date: 8/19/2020
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Document
    Page(s): 2

Thank you.

2020-08-19
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 20-AAER-04 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 20-AAER-04
    Project Title: Appliance Efficiency Standards Regulations for Portable Electric Spas
    TN Number: 234363
    Title: Order Instituting Rulemaking
    Description: ORDER NO: 20-0812-5
    Filer: Cody Goldthrite
    Organization: California Energy Commission
    Role: Commission Staff
    Submission Date: 8/19/2020 11:21:12 AM
    Docketed Date: 8/19/2020
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Document
    Page(s): 2

Thank you.
 

2020-08-12
Location: Remote Access Only
Description:

The California Energy Commission’s (CEC) August 12, 2020 Business Meeting 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 to slow the spread of COVID-19. The public is able to participate and observe the meeting consistent with the direction in these Executive Orders. Instructions for remote participation can be found in the notice for this meeting and as set forth below in this agenda.

Pursuant to California Code of Regulations Title 20 Section 1104(e), any person may make oral comment on any agenda item. To ensure the orderly conduct of business, such comments will be limited to three minutes per person as to each item listed on the agenda that will be voted on today. Any person wishing to comment on information items or reports (non-voting items) shall reserve their comment for the general public comment portion of the meeting agenda and shall have three minutes total to address all remaining comments.

THE COMMISSION WILL CONSIDER AND MAY TAKE ACTION ON THE FOLLOWING:

1.    Consent Calendar.

(Items will be taken up and voted on as a group. A commissioner may request that an item be moved and discussed later in the meeting.)

  1. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AUTHORITY TO APPROVE AMENDMENTS FOR IMPROVED PROCESSES. Proposed resolution that supersedes Resolution No. 18-0221-07 to add authority for the Executive Director or his or her designee to approve amendments that implement ongoing efforts to improve agreement processes, such as making invoicing easier and faster, budgets less complex, and reporting less burdensome. Contact: Allan Ward. 

  2. ORDER INSTITUTING RULEMAKING PROCEEDING (Docket Number 20-AAER-03). Proposed Order Instituting Rulemaking to update the Appliance Efficiency Regulations, contained in the California Code of Regulations, Title 20, sections 1601-1609. This rulemaking will consider modifications to the existing computer and computer monitor regulations found in Title 20 to incorporate new technologies that were not available at the time of the previously completed rulemaking. Contact: Soheila Pasha.

  3. BAMCORE PRIME WALL EXCEPTIONAL METHOD COMPLIANCE OPTION. Proposed resolution to incorporate BamCore Prime Wall, and dual panel hollow walls, into the residential California Building Energy Efficiency Code Compliance (CBECC-Res) performance compliance software, and for use in demonstrating compliance with the Building Energy Efficiency Standards, Title 24, Part 6, Section 150.1(b); Public Resources Code Section 25402.1(b); Title 24, Part 1, California Code Regulations, Section 10-109, 10-110. Contact: Michael Shewmaker.

  4. OBERON FUELS, INC. Proposed resolution approving Amendment 1 to Agreement ARV-18-018 with Oberon Fuels, Inc. to shift from developing diesel-to-dimethyl ether (DME) engine conversion kits for trucks to validating the feasibility of utilizing a DME propane blend as a drop-in fuel for light- and medium-duty vehicles. Project activities to increase DME production from the existing plant remain unchanged. (Clean Transportation Program funding). Contact: Micah Wofford.

  5. PACIFIC NORTHWEST NATIONAL LABORATORY OPERATED BY BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE FOR THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY. Proposed resolution contingently approving Amendment #2 to contract 600-15-014 with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) Operated by Battelle Memorial Institute for the U.S. Department of Energy to: 1) extend the term of the contract from 03/31/2021 to 03/31/2023; 2) update the Scope of Work to expand Hydrogen Safety Panel tasks to include medium-duty/heavy-duty applications; 3) to augment the contract budget with $200,000 from the Clean Transportation Program technical support funding; and 4) adopting staff's determination that the action is exempt from CEQA. The Clean Transportation Program relies on the technical expertise of PNNL's Hydrogen Safety Panel to inform safety requirements contained in funding solicitations for hydrogen refueling infrastructure. Because this is a sole source award, the CEC's approval is contingent on the Joint Legislative! Budget Committee either approving or not disapproving it within 60 days from when it was notified. (Clean Transportation Program funding) Contact: Michelle Vater.

2.    Small Power Plant Exemption for the Walsh Backup Generating Facility (19-SPPE-02).

Consideration and possible approval of an order adopting the Committee Proposed Decision on the Application for a Small Power Plant Exemption (SPPE) for the Walsh Backup Generating Facility (19-SPPE-02). The Committee issued the Proposed Decision on July 28, 2020, and includes a Mitigated Negative Declaration prepared pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act. The project would include 32 3.0-megawatt (MW) and one 2.0-MW standby diesel generators to provide uninterruptible power supply to the Walsh Data Center when electrical power is not provided by the grid. Located at 651 Walsh Drive in the City of Santa Clara, California, the generators would be restricted to generating electricity to meet the Walsh Data Center electrical load of 80 MW and would not be connected to the grid. Contact: Susan Cochran. (Staff presentation: 15 minutes)

  1. Possible closed session deliberation on the above described SPPE. [Government Code Section 11126(c)(3)].

3.    Small Power Plant Exemption for the Mission College Backup Generating Facility (19-SPPE-05).

Consideration and possible approval of an order adopting the Committee Proposed Decision on the Application for a Small Power Plant Exemption (SPPE) for the Mission College Backup Generating Facility (19-SPPE-05). The Committee issued the Proposed Decision on July 31, 2020, and includes a Mitigated Negative Declaration prepared pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act. The project would include 43 2.5-megawatt (MW) and two 600-kilowatt standby diesel generators to provide uninterruptible power supply to the Mission College Data Center when electrical power is not provided by the grid. Located at 2305 Mission College Boulevard in Santa Clara, California, the generators would be restricted to generating electricity to meet the Mission College Data Center electrical load of 78.1 MW and would not be connected to the grid. Contact: Ralph Lee. (Staff presentation: 15 minutes)

  1. Possible closed session deliberation on the above described SPPE. [Government Code Section 11126(c)(3)].

4.     SOLAR ENERGY GENERATING SYSTEMS (SEGS) VIII (88-AFC-01C).

Proposed order approving the Decommissioning Plan for the Solar Energy Generating Systems (SEGS) VIII solar thermal power plant and authorizing the Executive Director to execute an agreement with San Bernardino County for the county to oversee SEGS VIII decommissioning activities on behalf of the CEC. Staff has concluded that potential environmental impacts from the activities in the Decommissioning Plan would be less than significant and the project would remain in compliance with all applicable laws, ordinances, rules, and standards with the continued implementation of existing conditions of certification in the Final Commission Decision for SEGS VIII and the adoption of new proposed conditions in the areas of Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Geology and Paleontological Resources, Hazardous Materials Management, Land Use, Public Health, Soil and Water Resources, Transportation, and Worker Safety and Fire Protection. Contact John Heiser. (Staff pres! entation: 5 minutes)

5.    Order Instituting Rulemaking Proceeding (20-AAER-04).

Proposed Order Instituting Rulemaking to update the Appliance Efficiency Regulations, contained in the California Code of Regulations, Title 20, sections 1601-1609. This order will include updates to existing portable electric spa regulations by updating the test procedure reference and labeling requirements. The purpose of these amendments is to align with industry's latest test procedure update which includes changes that were adopted by the CEC in 2018. Contact: Jessica Lopez. (Staff Presentation: 10 minutes)

6.    Local Ordinance Applications (19-BSTD-06)

  1. City of Davis: New ordinance requiring that new nonresidential and high-rise residential buildings comply with Tier 1 energy efficiency performance requirements, a 10% compliance margin, and install a photovoltaic system sized to offset the lessor of 80% of the building’s modeled energy load, or 15 DC watts per square foot of solar zone, defined as 15% of the total roof area. Contact: Danuta Drozdowicz (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

  2. County of San Mateo: New ordinance requiring that all new single family and duplex, low-rise multifamily, and nonresidential construction is all electric, or, if mixed fuel, meet more stringent energy efficiency performance requirements than the 2019 energy code. The ordinance also requires that natural gas appliance locations are prewired for future electric appliance installation and that photovoltaic systems are installed on nonresidential buildings. Contact: Danuta Drozdowicz (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

  3. City of San Luis Obispo: New ordinance requiring that all new buildings are all electric or, if mixed fuel, meet more stringent energy efficiency requirements than the 2019 energy code. The ordinance also requires that natural gas appliance locations are prewired for future electric appliance installation and that photovoltaic systems are installed on nonresidential buildings. Contact: Danuta Drozdowicz (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

7.    Modification of Regulations Specifying Enforcement Procedures for the Renewables Portfolio Standard for Publicly Owned Electric Utilities (16-RPS-03).

Proposed resolution to adopt a Negative Declaration under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and also to adopt modifications to the existing regulations establishing enforcement rules and procedures for the Renewables Portfolio Standard for local publicly owned electric utilities, in Title 20, California Code of Regulations (CCR), §§ 3201, 3202, 3204 – 3208, and 1240, and address provisions required by Senate Bill (SB) 350 (Stats. 2015, ch. 547), SB 1393 (Stats. 2016, ch. 677), SB 100 (Stats. 2018, ch. 312), and SB 1110 (Stats. 2018, ch. 605). Contact: Katharine Larson. (Staff presentation: 15 minutes)                                                    

  1. NEGATIVE DECLARATION. Consideration for possible adoption of the Negative Declaration for Modification of Regulations Specifying Enforcement Procedures for the Renewables Portfolio Standard for Local Publicly Owned Electric Utilities. This proposed adoption comes after a 30-day public comment period necessary to comply with CEQA guidelines.

  2. ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES FOR THE RENEWABLES PORTFOLIO STANDARD FOR LOCAL PUBLICLY OWNED ELECTRIC UTILITIES. Proposed consideration to adopt amendments to Title 20, CCR, §§ 3201, 3202, 3204 – 3208, and 1240 implementing, interpreting, and making specific several provisions of Public Utilities Code (PUC) sections 399.13, 399.15, 399.16, 399.18, 399.30, and 399.33. The rulemaking also updates other aspects of the program to facilitate implementation and improve clarity. The proposed action is taken under the authority of sections 25213 and 25218 (e) of the Public Resources Code and section 399.30 of the PUC. This proposed action comes after 45-day and subsequent 15-day public comment periods.

8.    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Cost Share for Federal Funding Opportunities for Energy Research, Development, and Demonstration – GFO-18-902.

Proposed resolution approving agreement EPC-20-001 with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for a $3,000,000 grant toward a $100,000,000 federal cost share from the Department of Energy to create a Hub to lead early-stage applied research to develop innovative new technologies that lower the cost of desalination and associated water treatment, focusing on enabling distributed desalination and localized water reuse, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The research areas include materials and manufacturing, process innovation and intensification, modeling and simulation and integrated data and analysis. Contact: Christian Fredericks (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

9.    Minutes.

Possible approval of the July 8, 2020 business meeting minutes.

10. Lead Commissioner or Presiding Member Reports.

A lead commissioner on a policy matter may report to the CEC on the matter and discussion may follow. A presiding member on a delegated committee may report to the CEC on the matter and discussion may follow.

11. Executive Director’s Report.

12. Public Advisor's Report.

13. Public Comment.

Individuals may speak up to three minutes on any matter concerning the CEC, with the exception of items appearing on this agenda or items related to pending adjudicative (certification or enforcement) proceedings.

14. Chief Counsel's Report.

  1. Pursuant to Government Code section 11126(e), the CEC may adjourn to closed session with its legal counsel to discuss any of the following matters to which the CEC is a party:

    1. In the Matter of U.S. Department of Energy (High Level Waste Repository), (Atomic Safety Licensing Board, CAB-04, 63-001-HLW); State of California v. United States Department of Energy (9th Cir. Docket No. 09-71014).

    2. Communities for a Better Environment and Center for Biological Diversity v. Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, and California State Controller (Alameda County Superior Court, Case No. RG13681262).

    3. State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission v. Electricore, Inc. and ZeroTruck (Sacramento County Superior Court, Case No. 34-2016-00204586).

    4. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., et al. v. United States Department of Energy (Federal District Court, Northern District of California, Case No. 17-cv-03404).

    5. In re: PG&E Corporation and In re: Pacific Gas and Electric Company (United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California, San Francisco Division, Case No. 19-30088).

    6. State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission v. HyGen Industries, Inc. (Sacramento County Superior Court No. 34-2019-00252543).

    7. Olson-Ecologic Testing Laboratories, LLC v. CEC. (Orange County Superior Court. Case No. 30-2019-01115513).

  1. Pursuant to Government Code §11126(e), the CEC may also discuss any judicial or administrative proceeding that was formally initiated after this agenda was published; or determine whether facts and circumstances exist that warrant the initiation of litigation, or that constitute a significant exposure to litigation against the Commission, which might include personnel matters.


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Adjournment of Hearings and Meetings. Depending on time and the orderly management of proceedings, the CEC may adjourn (recess or postpone) any noticed hearing or meeting to be continued the next day, another specific date or time, or the next business meeting. Any such adjournment will be noticed at the time the order of adjournment is made. (Government Code sections 11128.5, 11129)

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2020-08-11
Location: California Remote Access Only
Description:

Pre-Application Workshop Recording

GFO-20-303 - Advanced Plug Load and Smart Exterior Lighting Systems

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/event/funding-workshop/2020-08/pre-application-workshop-gfo-20-303-advanced-plug-load-and-smart
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2020-08-10
Location: Remote Access Only
Description:

Pre-Application Workshop Presentation and Attendee List

GFO-20-303 - Advanced Plug Load and Smart Exterior Lighting Systems

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/solicitations/2020-07/gfo-20-303-advanced-plug-load-and-smart-exterior-lighting-systems
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2020-08-05
Location: Remote Access Only
Description:

Pre-Application Workshop

GFO-20-303 - Advanced Plug Load and Smart Exterior Lighting Systems

CEC staff will hold one Pre-Application Workshop to discuss the solicitation with potential applicants. Participation is optional but encouraged.  The Pre-Application Workshop 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 to slow the spread of COVID-19. Applicants may attend the workshop via the internet (Zoom, see instructions below), or via conference call on the date and at the time and location listed below.  Please call (916) 654-4381 or refer to the CEC's website at www.energy.ca.gov/contracts/index.html to confirm the date and time.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020
10:00 AM

Remote Attendance

Zoom Instructions:

To join the Zoom meeting, go to https://zoom.us/join and enter the Meeting ID below and select “join from your browser”. Participants will then enter the meeting password listed below and their name. Participants will select the “Join” button.

Meeting ID: 933 5633 0276
Meeting Password: meeting@10
Topic: Pre-bid Workshop for GFO-20-303: Advanced Plug Load and Smart Exterior Lighting Systems

Telephone Access Only:
Call 1-888 475 4499 (Toll Free) or 1-877 853 5257 (Toll Free). When prompted, enter the meeting number above. International callers may select a number from the Zoom International Dial-in Number List at: https://energy.zoom.us/u/areHU5mWf.
To comment, dial *9 to “raise your hand” and *6 to mute/unmute your phone line.

Access by Mobile Device:
Download the application from the Zoom Download Center, https://energy.zoom.us/download.

Technical Support:

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/solicitations/2020-07/gfo-20-303-advanced-plug-load-and-smart-exterior-lighting-systems
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2020-07-29
Location: Remote Access Only
Description:

Please note: It was brought to our attention that there was a broken link in the first paragrah of yesterday's list serve email regarding the "Pre-Application Workshop - GFO-20-303 - Advanced Plug Load and Smart Exterior Lighting Systems." The link below is a corrected and working version.

https://www.energy.ca.gov/contracts/index.html

Attachment 11 was added for the above solicitation and can be view on the solicitation page.

https://www.energy.ca.gov/solicitations/2020-07/gfo-20-303-advanced-plug-load-and-smart-exterior-lighting-systems

2020-07-27
Location: California
Description:

Notice of Commissioner Workshop on Plug-in Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

The California Energy Commission (CEC) will conduct a workshop to discuss plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) charging infrastructure. The workshop is part of the CEC’s 2020 Integrated Energy Policy Report Update (2020 IEPR Update) proceeding.


A quorum of Commissioners may participate, but no votes will be taken.


The workshop 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 to slow the spread of COVID-19. The public is able to participate and observe the workshop consistent with the direction in these Executive Orders. Instructions for remote participation are provided below.

Notice and Agenda

Remote Attendance

The workshop will be held in four sessions over two days as follows:

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Thursday, August 6, 2020


Remote Access Only - Remote access is available by both internet or call-in options via Zoom at https://zoom.us/.™

Participants may join any or all scheduled panel sessions by clicking on the links below. You may also access Zoom at this address, https://join.zoom.us, and enter the unique Webinar ID and password for each session (listed above). Zoom technical support is available at 1-888-799-9666 ext. 2, or you may contact the CEC’s Public Advisor’s Office at publicadvisor@energy.ca.gov or (916) 654-4489, or toll-free at 800-822-6228. To comment using Zoom’s online platform, use the “raise hand” feature. To comment by telephone, see instructions below.


Participate by Telephone:
To participate by telephone, call Zoom at 1-888-475-4499 (toll free). When prompted, input the unique Webinar ID for the session of your choice (listed above). To comment over the telephone, dial *9 to “raise your hand” and *6 to mute/unmute.

 

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/data-reports/reports/integrated-energy-policy-report/2020-integrated-energy-policy-report-update
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2020-07-17
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 20-AAER-03 have been published:

Docket Number: 20-AAER-03
Project Title: Amend Title 20 Computer and Monitor Regulations
TN Number: 233916
Title: DELL TECHNOLOGIES APPLICATION FOR CONFIDENTIAL DESIGNATION
Description: APPLICATION FOR CONFIDENTIAL DESIGNATION
Filer: Robert White
Organization: Dell Technologies
Role: Applicant
Submission Date: 7/17/2020 11:02:42 AM
Docketed Date: 7/17/2020
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 3

Thank you

2020-07-09
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 20-AAER-03 have been published:

Docket Number: 20-AAER-03
Project Title: Amend Title 20 Computer and Monitor Regulations
TN Number: 233818
Title: Intel application for confidential designation of Intel Gb LAN data
Description:
Filer: Shahid A. Sheikh
Organization: Intel Corporation
Role: Applicant Representative
Submission Date: 7/8/2020 7:16:35 PM
Docketed Date: 7/9/2020
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 3

2020-07-08
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 20-AAER-04 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 20-AAER-04
    Project Title: Appliance Efficiency Standards Regulations for Portable Electric Spas
    TN Number: 233810
    Title: Memo to Open New Docket
    Description:
    Filer: Patty Paul
    Organization: California Energy Commission
    Role: Commission Staff
    Submission Date: 7/8/2020 2:52:01 PM
    Docketed Date: 7/8/2020
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Document
    Page(s): 1
2020-07-08
Location: California Remote Access Only
Description:

(Remote Access Only)  July 8, 2020  10:00 am

The California Energy Commission’s (CEC) June 10, 2020 Business Meeting 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 to slow the spread of COVID-19. The public is able to participate and observe the meeting consistent with the direction in these Executive Orders. Instructions for remote participation can be found in the notice for this meeting and as set forth below in this agenda.

Pursuant to California Code of Regulations Title 20 Section 1104(e), any person may make oral comment on any agenda item. To ensure the orderly conduct of business, such comments will be limited to three minutes per person as to each item listed on the agenda that will be voted on today. Any person wishing to comment on information items or reports (non-voting items) shall reserve their comment for the general public comment portion of the meeting agenda and shall have three minutes total to address all remaining comments.

THE COMMISSION WILL CONSIDER AND MAY TAKE ACTION ON THE FOLLOWING:

1.    Consent Calendar.

(Items will be taken up and voted on as a group. A commissioner may request that an item be moved and discussed later in the meeting.)

  1. IMPERIAL IRRIGATION DISTRICT. Proposed order approving the Executive Director’s recommendation that the Imperial Irrigation District's Power Purchase Agreement with GeoGenCo Project #501 LLC for the procurement of geothermal energy from the GeoGenCo Project #501 facility be found compliant with the Emission Performance Standard for Local Publicly Owned Electric Utilities pursuant to Senate Bill 1368 (California Code of Regulations, Title 20, Sections 2900-2913). Contact: Michael Nyberg.
  2. Proposed resolution approving Agreement 600-19-012 with Veloz for a $50,000 contract which provides the CEC membership for six months. Membership allows the CEC to participate in member meetings, working groups, workshops, briefings, and other events; and provide input on electric vehicle awareness campaigns. Veloz membership provides a forum for the CEC to collaborate with stakeholders in the electric vehicle community. (ARFVTP funding) Contact: Sharon Purewal.

2.    Informational Presentation on the 2020 California Energy and Employment Report.

Presentation by BW Research on the methodology and major findings of the 2020 California Energy and Employment Report, which was released in June 2020 and jointly sponsored by the CEC and California Public Utilities Commission. The report provides 2019 employment data from California’s energy sector and preliminary findings on the energy employment impacts of COVID-19. Contact: Fritz Foo. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

3.    Lafayette Backup Generating Facility (20-SPPE-02).

Proposed order appointing a committee of two commissioners to preside over the small power plant exemption (SPPE) proceeding and any other proceedings arising from the application filed on May 20, 2020, by Digital Realty for the proposed Lafayette Backup Generating Facility (LBGF) in Santa Clara, California. LBGF would consist of diesel-fired generators to provide up to 99.8 megawatts of backup power for the associated Lafayette Data Center building in the event electricity cannot be supplied by the utility, Silicon Valley Power. The CEC is the lead agency for the project under the Warren-Alquist Act and CEQA, and will prepare the appropriate environmental document. If an SPPE is granted, the facility would be exempt from CEC jurisdiction and subject to permitting by the City of Santa Clara and other agencies. Contact: Steven Kerr. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

4.    Solar Energy Generating Systems VIII and IX (88-AFC-01C and 89-AFC-01C).

Proposed order granting the petition for modification to add a battery energy storage system and associated equipment to the Solar Energy Generating Systems (SEGS) VIII and IX solar thermal power plants. Staff has concluded that environmental impacts would be less than significant and both SEGS VIII and IX would remain in compliance with all applicable laws, ordinances, regulations, and standards with the continued implementation of existing conditions of certification in the Final Commission Decision for each project, and with the implementation of staff’s proposed new conditions of certification that would be added to the Decisions for both projects in the areas of Transmission Line Safety and Nuisance, Transmission System Engineering, and Worker Safety and Fire Protection. Contact: John Heiser. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

5.    Heat Pump Water Heater (HPWH) Demand Management Systems.

Proposed resolution approving an application for consideration of improved energy modeling for Heat Pump Water Heater Demand Management Systems. The Natural Resources Defense Council submitted an application, under Title 24, Part 1, Section 10-109, for including modeling of the energy impacts of HPWH Demand Management Systems in the CEC's public domain building energy modeling software as an alternative procedure for demonstrating compliance with performance standards. The specifications for the alternative include criteria necessary to model the energy impacts of specific demand management features on hot water energy use and are drafted in the style of a Joint Appendix to facilitate future inclusion in the Joint Appendices of the California Energy Code. Contact: Danny Tam. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

6.    Renewables Portfolio Standard 2014-2016 Compliance Period 2 Verification Results Report (18-RPS-02).

Proposed resolution adopting the Renewables Portfolio Standard Verification Results Report for San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) – Hetch Hetchy Power for Compliance Period 2 (2014-2016), (RPS POU Verification Results Report). The RPS POU Verification Results Report contains information specific to SFPUC – Hetch Hetchy Power on procurement target and portfolio balance requirements and any deficits thereto, the amount of eligible renewable energy retired and applied shown by Portfolio Content Category and other classifications, any historic carryover and excess procurement amounts, and any optional compliance measures being applied. Contact: Kevin Chou. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

7.    Imperial Western Products, Inc. A California Corporation - Food Production Investment Program (GFO-19-901).

Proposed resolution approving agreement FPI-19-033 with Imperial Western Products, Inc. a California Corporation for a $2,117,678 grant to design, install, and operate a microgrid system that will produce and store renewable electricity at the recipient's animal food processing facility in Coachella, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The microgrid system will produce and store renewable electricity, providing reliability while reducing operating costs and greenhouse gas emissions at the facility. This project is expected to provide benefits to priority populations through workforce development. (GGRF funding) Contact: Hannah Craig. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

8.    Assessing Long-Duration Energy Storage Deployment Scenarios to Meet California’s Energy Goals - GFO-19-308.

The purpose of this solicitation is to fund research projects that will evaluate different scenarios for the deployment of long-duration storage to meet the state’s mandates to decarbonize the electricity sector in California by 2045. The objective is to develop a clear understanding of the role that long-duration energy storage (10 hours or greater) can and should play in the future of California’s grid and identify the optimal durations and locations to support a variety of applications. This information will inform the development of policy to enable the deployment of long-duration storage in the state and provide necessary information to manufacturers and the investment community to build the market for long-duration storage in the state. (EPIC Funding) Contact: Mike Gravely, Jeffrey Sunquist. (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

  1. ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS, INC. Proposed resolution approving agreement EPC-19-056 with Energy and Environmental Economics, Inc. for a $1,500,000 grant to fund the analysis of different scenarios to help understand the role that long-duration energy storage (LODES) will play in the future of California's grid and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. Additionally, the recipient will develop and provide a publicly available modeling toolkit to provide various regulators, policy-makers, and stakeholders with the ability to appropriately value the role of LODES.
  2. THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, ON BEHALF OF THE MERCED CAMPUS. Proposed resolution approving agreement EPC-19-060 with The Regents of the University of California, Merced for a $1,254,955 grant to understand the role and cost targets for long-duration storage options and evaluate actions that California could take to aid the state of California to reach zero-carbon and related goals by 2045 and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The project will improve existing grid expansion modeling tools, determine the role of emerging energy storage resources in the expansion of California's energy grid, and evaluate the cost targets for long duration energy storage under different scenarios.

9.    Demonstrating Long Duration and Title 24-Compatible Energy Storage Technologies - GFO-19-306.

The purpose of this solicitation is to fund technology demonstration and deployment projects for innovative longer-duration, non-lithium ion energy storage, and for Title 24 Joint Appendix 12 compliance-related energy storage. These projects involve installing and operating pre-commercial energy storage technologies in multiple applications. (EPIC Funding) Contact: Quenby Lum. (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

  1. RINCON BAND OF LUISEÑO INDIANS. Proposed resolution approving agreement EPC-19-050 with Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians for a $7,282,496 grant to demonstrate the integration of two types of non-lithium ion energy storage technologies, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The energy storage technologies are vanadium redox flow battery and flywheel storage systems, which will each provide 400kW of load for up to 12 hours. The two technologies will be interconnected with solar photovoltaic to create a microgrid that will provide resiliency and cost savings for multiple buildings, including a wastewater treatment plant and an emergency public shelter.
  2. INDIAN ENERGY LLC. Proposed resolution approving agreement EPC-19-051 with Indian Energy LLC for a $5,002,334 grant to demonstrate a long duration energy storage solution based on mixed integration of energy storage technologies, including vanadium redox flow battery, zinc hybrid cathode battery, and mechanical flywheel, at Camp Pendleton and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.
  3. GRID ALTERNATIVES. Proposed resolution approving agreement EPC-19-045 with GRID Alternatives for a $1,710,494 grant to demonstrate a solar plus vanadium redox flow battery storage system to provide energy resiliency for the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians fire station, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The project will validate system performance, such as: long duration energy storage, load shifting, peak shaving, and resiliency during utility power outages. The data obtained on capital cost, operating cost, performance and lessons learned will support commercial deployment.
  4. INDIAN ENERGY LLC. Proposed resolution approving agreement EPC-19-046 with Indian Energy, LLC for a $1,218,374 grant to fund the development and demonstration of a flywheel energy storage technology that stores and discharges electrical energy for 10 hours or more at a power level of at least 50 kW, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. This demonstration will help the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians and their communities by providing increased resiliency, higher reliability, lower energy costs, and support to local critical facilities.
  5. MISSION PRODUCE, INC. Proposed resolution approving agreement EPC-19-048 with Mission Produce, Inc. for a $2,000,000 grant to improve existing vanadium redox flow battery technology and demonstrate the improvements at scale for a refrigeration facility in a disadvantaged community, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.
  6. ANTELOPE VALLEY WATER STORAGE, LLC. Proposed resolution approving agreement EPC-19-058 with Antelope Valley Water Storage, LLC for a $2,000,000 grant to fund a behind-the-meter demonstration of an aquifer pumped-hydro (APH) system and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The project will assist in better understanding APH and define the value and benefits that longer duration APH energy storage can provide, especially when applied in disadvantaged communities and low-income communities.
  7. THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, RIVERSIDE. Proposed resolution approving agreement EPC-19-059 with The Regents of the University of California, Riverside for a $939,232 grant and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. This project will develop and demonstrate a new technology for optimal coordination of a network of autonomous, plug and play, behind-the-meter solar-battery units for residential homes. The units will be designed to perform demand-side management such as load shifting, maximizing solar use, and backup power. Each unit, called 4-Quadrant Plug and Play Cooperative Unit (PQ-CU), is based on solid-state-technology supported by small-scale solar and battery.
  8. BOXPOWER INC. Proposed resolution approving agreement EPC-19-047 with BoxPower Inc. for a $999,099 grant to demonstrate a modular containerized solar plus energy storage system at residential customer sites and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The project will demonstrate the system performance as an integrated hardware and software platform with the ability to provide: customer energy cost savings; emissions savings; grid services; and resiliency during utility power outages. The data obtained will support commercial deployment.
  9. ELECTRIC POWER RESEARCH INSTITUTE, INC. Proposed resolution approving agreement EPC-19-054 with Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. for a $999,841 grant to install and evaluate the performance of commercially available energy storage in new construction single-family homes and multifamily affordable housing and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. This Agreement will also assess the values of energy storage for the customer and determine whether any future changes to the Title 24 building code would be valuable.

10. Validating Capability of Second-Life Batteries to Cost-Effectively Integrate Solar Power for Small-Medium Commercial Building Applications - GFO-19-310.

The purpose of this solicitation is to fund applied research and development projects that will develop a validated and replicable approach to repurposing retired electric vehicle (EV) batteries for stationary energy storage applications (second-life EV battery) (EPIC Funding) Contact: Tanner Kural (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

  1. SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION. Proposed resolution approving agreement EPC-19-053 with San Diego State University Research Foundation for a $2,837,672 grant to fund the development and integration of cost-effective second-life EV batteries with a solar photovoltaic system and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.
  2. REJOULE INCORPORATED. Proposed resolution approving agreement EPC-19-055 with ReJoule Incorporated for a $2,970,774 grant to develop novel battery grading tools to more quickly and accurately assess the health of repurposed EV batteries for stationary storage, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. This project will also validate the ability of second-life EV batteries to integrate solar and provide resiliency benefits at two pilot sites: a homeless shelter and a commercial building that supports multiple small businesses.

11. Minutes.

Possible approval of the June 10, 2020 business meeting minutes.

12. Lead Commissioner or Presiding Member Reports.

A lead commissioner on a policy matter may report to the CEC on the matter and discussion may follow. A presiding member on a delegated committee may report to the CEC on the matter and discussion may follow.

13. Executive Director’s Report.

14. Public Advisor's Report.

15. Public Comment.

Individuals may speak up to three minutes on any matter concerning the CEC, with the exception of items appearing on this agenda or items related to pending adjudicative (certification or enforcement) proceedings.

16. Chief Counsel's Report.

  1. Pursuant to Government Code section 11126(e), the CEC may adjourn to closed session with its legal counsel to discuss any of the following matters to which the CEC is a party:
    1. In the Matter of U.S. Department of Energy (High Level Waste Repository), (Atomic Safety Licensing Board, CAB-04, 63-001-HLW); State of California v. United States Department of Energy (9th Cir. Docket No. 09-71014).
    2. Communities for a Better Environment and Center for Biological Diversity v. Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, and California State Controller (Alameda County Superior Court, Case No. RG13681262).
    3. State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission v. Electricore, Inc. and ZeroTruck (Sacramento County Superior Court, Case No. 34-2016-00204586).
    4. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., et al. v. United States Department of Energy (Federal District Court, Northern District of California, Case No. 17-cv-03404).
    5. City of Los Angeles, acting by and through, its Department of Water and Power v. California Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission (Los Angeles Superior Court, Case No. BS171477).
    6. In re: PG&E Corporation and In re: Pacific Gas and Electric Company (United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California, San Francisco Division, Case No. 19-30088).
    7. State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission v. HyGen Industries, Inc. (Sacramento County Superior Court No. 34-2019-00252543).
    8. Olson-Ecologic Testing Laboratories, LLC v. CEC. (Orange County Superior Court. Case No. 30-2019-01115513).
  1. Pursuant to Government Code §11126(e), the CEC may also discuss any judicial or administrative proceeding that was formally initiated after this agenda was published; or determine whether facts and circumstances exist that warrant the initiation of litigation, or that constitute a significant exposure to litigation against the Commission, which might include personnel matters.

Participate by Telephone. To participate by telephone, call 1-888-823-5065 on business meeting days after 9:50 a.m. (Pacific Time). The passcode is "business meeting” and the call leader is Jerome Lee. If you plan to speak about a specific item, please give the item number to the operator.

Listen to this meeting via Zoom.

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You may also access Zoom at this address, https://join.zoom.us, and enter event number 938-6923-0237.The meeting password is mtg@10am. The Zoom broadcast is listen only. Zoom technical support is available at 1-888-799-9666 ext 2, or you may contact the CEC’s Public Advisor’s Office at publicadvisor@energy.ca.gov, or 800-822-6228. To comment or ask a question, call into the meeting as described above.

Public Advisor and Other Commission Contacts

Public participation. To make public comment, call into the meeting using a phone according to the instructions above or email concise comments with your main point to publicadvisor@energy.ca.gov to have the CEC’s public advisor verbally relay the comments. The Public Advisor’s Office provides the public assistance in participating in CECproceedings. For information on how to participate in this forum or to request language services or other reasonable accommodations, please contact Public Advisor Noemí O. Gallardo, at publicadvisor@energy.ca.gov, or by phone at (916) 654-4489, or toll free at (800) 822-6228, or via fax at (916) 654-4493. Requests for language services and reasonable accommodations should be made at least five days in advance. The CEC will work diligently to accommodate all requests.

Media. Inquiries may be directed to Media and Public Communications at 916-654-4989.

Subscribe to Electronic Mail Lists. www.energy.ca.gov/business_meetings/ To have the business meeting agenda emailed to you, enter your contact information under “Subscribe.”

Adjournment of Hearings and Meetings. Depending on time and the orderly management of proceedings, the CEC may adjourn (recess or postpone) any noticed hearing or meeting to be continued the next day, another specific date or time, or the next business meeting. Any such adjournment will be noticed at the time the order of adjournment is made. (Government Code sections 11128.5, 11129)

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2020-07-02
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 20-AAER-03 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 20-AAER-03
    Project Title: Amend Title 20 Computer and Monitor Regulations
    TN Number: 233727
    Title: Memo to Open New Docket
    Description:
    Filer: Patty Paul
    Organization: California Energy Commission
    Role: Commission Staff
    Submission Date: 7/2/2020 3:42:26 PM
    Docketed Date: 7/2/2020
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Document
    Page(s): 1

Thank you

2020-06-30
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-AAER-02 have been published:

Docket Number: 19-AAER-02
Project Title: Replacement Pool Pump Motors
TN Number: 233669
Title: USA WTO TBT Inquiry Point Comments - Comments from the Government of the People's Republic of China (PRC)
Description:
Filer: USA WTO TBT Inquiry Point
Organization: USA WTO TBT Inquiry Point
Role: Intervenor Representative
Submission Date: 6/29/2020 3:44:43 PM
Docketed Date: 6/30/2020
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 4

Thank you

2020-06-24
Location: California
Description:

Meeting Schedule and Presentations are available on our website for June 24, 2020,  Joint Agency Workshop on Vehicle-Grid Integration and Charging Infrastructure Funding

Session 2 (9:30 AM - 11:45 AM) - Charging Infrastructure Funding Programs

https://www.energy.ca.gov/event/workshop/2020-06/session-2-joint-agency-workshop-vehicle-grid-integration-and-charging

Session 3 (1:30 PM - 5:00 PM) - Scaling VGI and Charging Infrastructure

https://www.energy.ca.gov/event/workshop/2020-06/session-3-joint-agency-workshop-vehicle-grid-integration-and-charging

2020-06-22
Location: California
Description:

The California Energy Commission’s appliance standards produce significant energy savings for consumers while maintaining or improving the usefulness of the products.

The standards are developed with industry, energy efficiency advocates, and others through an open, transparent process. To ensure manufacturers comply, the Energy Commission issues monetary penalties to manufacturers and retailers that sell appliances that are not certified to the Energy Commission as compliant with the efficiency standards.

At the time of adoption, compliance dates are required by statute to be set at least one year in the future to allow manufacturers time to comply.

Here are the standards set by the Energy Commission that take effect in 2019, along with the frequently asked questions for each one:

January 1 – Desktop computers, thin clients, mobile gaming systems, portable all-in-ones, and notebook computers – These encourage more efficient power management of computers when they are not being used. This is the first tier, with the second tier taking effect July 1, 2021.

June 1 – Portable electric spas – The standards update standby power performance for standard, exercise and combination spas, and put into effect standards for inflatable spas. They also clarify the subcategories of spas, update the test procedure and require energy labels.

July 1 – LED light bulbs – The first tier of standards for LEDs, which took effect January 1, 2018, included efficiency and quality improvements. The second tier, which kick in July 1, add amendments to strengthen efficiency and limit power in network standby mode in bulbs designed to be connected to power at all times.

July 1 – Computer monitors – These establish an amount of power a monitor or display can consume when on, in sleep mode, or off, and measures the energy consumed in each mode separately. This is the first tier, with the second tier effective on January 1, 2021.

In the coming year, the Energy Commission plans to consider standards for commercial and industrial air compressors, irrigation sprinklers, replacement pool pump motors, fluorescent light bulbs, and air filters.

Learn more about the standards by signing up for the Energy Commission’s appliance listserv.

http://calenergycommission.blogspot.com/2018/12/appliance-efficiency-standards.html

2020-06-10
Location: California
Description:

California Energy Commission Business Meeting Agenda

JUNE 10, 2020 (Remote Access Only) 10:00 am

The California Energy Commission’s (CEC) June 10, 2020 Business Meeting 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 to slow the spread of COVID-19. The public is able to participate and observe the meeting consistent with the direction in these Executive Orders. Instructions for remote participation can be found in the notice for this meeting and as set forth below in this agenda.

Pursuant to California Code of Regulations Title 20 Section 1104(e), any person may make oral comment on any agenda item. To ensure the orderly conduct of business, such comments will be limited to three minutes per person as to each item listed on the agenda that will be voted on today. Any person wishing to comment on information items or reports (non-voting items) shall reserve their comment for the general public comment portion of the meeting agenda and shall have three minutes total to address all remaining comments.

THE COMMISSION WILL CONSIDER AND MAY TAKE ACTION ON THE FOLLOWING:

1.    Consent Calendar.

(Items will be taken up and voted on as a group. A commissioner may request that an item be moved and discussed later in the meeting.)

  1. COSUMNES POWER PLANT (01-AFC-19C). Proposed order correcting an error in a Condition of Certification that was amended under Commission Order 18-1210-04. The table in Condition of Certification AQ-10 incorrectly displayed old SOx values rather than the approved higher SOx values. The SOx values were correctly displayed in the staff analysis of the 2018 amendment. Approval would correct the table in Condition of Certification AQ-10 to show the higher SOx values. Contact: Mary Dyas.
  2. INDEPENDENT AUDIT FOR JOB CREATION FUND - PROP 39. Proposed resolution approving Agreement 200-19-029 between the Proposition 39 Citizens Oversight Board and the State Controller’s Office for $600,000 to audit a selection of completed projects funded by the Clean Energy Jobs Act Job Creation Fund to evaluate project effectiveness in meeting the intent of the California Clean Energy Jobs Act (ERPA funding) Contact: Jack Bastida.
  3. NATIONAL ENERGY MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE COMMITTEE (13-ATTCP-01). Proposed resolution approving the National Energy Management Institute Committee (NEMIC) nonresidential mechanical acceptance test technician certification provider update report for the 2019 Energy Code. This will allow NEMIC to administer its proposed program changes and training curricula adjustments for the 2019 Energy Code. Contact: Joe Loyer.
  4. RENEWABLES PORTFOLIO STANDARD (RPS) 2014-2016 COMPLIANCE PERIOD 2 REVISED VERIFICATION RESULTS REPORT (18-RPS-02). Proposed resolution adopting RPS Verification Results (Revised) Lassen Municipal Utility District Compliance Period 2 (2014-2016) report. The revised report removes the use of the delay of timely compliance optional compliance measure as reported originally in the RPS Verification Results Lassen Municipal Utility District Compliance Period 2 (2014-2016) report adopted at the March 12, 2019 business meeting. Contact: Chris Metzker.
  5. REDWOOD CITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT.Proposed resolution approving Amendment 1 to Grant ARV-19-065 with Redwood City Elementary School District to: (1) increase the number of all-electric school buses and supporting infrastructure from three to six; (2) increase the total award amount by $1,005,567; (3) modify bus specifications; and (4) adopt staff's recommendation that the installation of the charging infrastructure is exempt from CEQA. (Clean Transportation Program funding) Contact: Lorraine Gonzalez.
  6. Department of Energy (DOE)-NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY. Proposed resolution revising the CEC’s resolution from its April 8, 2020 business meeting approving amendment 4 to contract Agreement 600-15-001 with the U.S. DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory, to make it clear that the CEC’s approval of amendment 4 includes the addition of $200,000 to the agreement; otherwise, nothing else in the resolution approved at the April 8, 2020 business meeting is changed. (Clean Transportation Program funding) Contact: Patrick Brecht.

2.    Discussion of CEC Progress on Joint Agency Report, Charting a Path to a 100 Percent Clean Electricity Future, SB 100 (2018).

Staff presentation on the clean energy goals established by SB 100, and a discussion of its requirement to issue a joint agency report due to the Legislature by January 1, 2021. Staff will also provide an update of the report development process, including the planned scope and public engagement process. Contact: Terra Weeks. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

3.    Local Ordinance Applications (19-BSTD-06).

Possible approval of resolutions for two applications submitted by local jurisdictions for energy ordinances that exceed the energy efficiency requirements of the 2019 California Energy Code (Title 24, Part 6). Contact: Danuta Drozdowicz. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

  1. CITY OF RICHMOND. New ordinance requiring that newly constructed residential buildings are all electric with gas allowed only for cooking and fireplaces. Newly constructed high-rise residential and nonresidential buildings are required to be all electric, and nonresidential buildings must also install a minimum amount of on-site solar, either photovoltaic (PV) or solar thermal. Commercial kitchens and life science, public agency, and emergency operations buildings may apply for an exemption on a case-by-case basis. Prewiring for electric equipment and appliances is required where gas fired equipment and appliances are installed.
  2. CITY OF HAYWARD. New ordinance requiring that all newly constructed low-rise residential buildings other than accessory dwelling units are allelectric. Newly constructed mixed fuel high-rise residential and nonresidential buildings are required to install solar panels on the entire Solar Zone and meet higher efficiency levels than the Standard Design Building.

4.    Evergreen Economics, Inc. – Economic Services.

Proposed resolution approving Agreement 400-19-002 with Evergreen Economics, Inc. for a $150,000 contract to provide Standardized Regulatory Impact Assessments for Efficiency Division major regulations. (COIA funding) Contact: Carlos Baez. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

5.    Energy Efficiency Technical Support Contract.

Proposed resolution approving Agreement 800-20-001 with Guidehouse, Inc. for a $1,500,000 contract to provide energy efficiency technical support. (COIA funding) Contact: Brian Samuelson. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

6.    ECAA 1% Loans to the City of Trinidad, Ambrose Recreation and Park District, Snelling Community Services District, and Colusa County.

Proposed Resolution Approving ECAA Loans to the City of Trinidad, Ambrose Recreation and Park District, Snelling Communities Services District, and Colusa County. (ECAA funding) Contact: Barry McLeod. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

  1. CITY OF TRINIDAD. Proposed resolution approving Agreement 017-19-ECI with City of Trinidad for a $49,280 loan at one percent interest for a 14 kWdc rooftop PV system, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The project is estimated to save the city 18,956 kWh of electricity, resulting in annual energy cost savings of $4,360.
  2. AMBROSE RECREATION AND PARK DISTRICT. Proposed resolution approving Agreement 018-19-ECI with Ambrose Recreation and Park District for a $517,550 one percent interest loan for the installation of one 50.8 kWdc solar PV system, energy efficient lighting, HVAC unit replacement, programmable thermostats, and pool pump smart controls; and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The project is estimated to save 161,871 kWh of electricity and 506 therms of natural gas, resulting in annual energy cost savings of $36,083.
  3. SNELLING COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT Proposed resolution approving Agreement 019-19-ECI with the Snelling Community Services District for a $123,195 loan at one percent interest, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The proposed project includes the installation of a 34.5 kWdc ground-mounted PV system, and replacement of two pad-mounted sewage lift station centrifugal pumps with high efficiency submersible pumps and control panel. The project is estimated to save 57,192 kWh of electricity, resulting in annual energy cost savings of $13,209.
  4. COLUSA COUNTY. Proposed resolution approving Agreement 020-19-ECI with Colusa County for a $1,622,640 one percent interest loan for four solar PV systems totaling 281 kWdc, energy efficient lighting, HVAC/boiler replacements, and a cool roof; and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The project is estimated to save 623,296 kWh of electricity and 10,267 therms of natural gas annually, resulting in annual energy cost savings of $160,037.

7.    Aemetis Biogas, LLC.

Proposed resolution approving Agreement LCF-19-001 with Aemetis Biogas LLC for a $4,183,000 grant to fund construction and operation of a biogas cleanup plant and renewable natural gas production facility and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. When operational, the facility will upgrade biogas from nearby anaerobic dairy digesters and convert it to renewable natural gas for use as transportation fuel. (GGRF funding) Contact: Pilar Magaña. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

8.    Advancing Next-Generation Heating, Cooling and Water Heating Systems - GFO-19-301.

This solicitation sought proposals to fund applied research and technology demonstration projects that develop and demonstrate innovative, efficient, and environmentally-friendly approaches to provide space conditioning, refrigeration and water heating in buildings. Projects will develop systems with efficiencies comparable to or higher than today’s high-efficiency equipment, while also utilizing low or no global warming potential refrigerants. (EPIC funding) Contact: Karen Perrin. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

  1. ASSOCIATION FOR ENERGY AFFORDABILITY. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-19-030 with Association for Energy Affordability, Inc. for a $2,800,193 grant to install and demonstrate the performance of low-global warming potential central heat pump water heating systems in multifamily buildings located in disadvantaged or low-income communities, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The project will develop design configurations for easier adoption; provide best practices to ensure continued performance; and educate the design community on the potential of this emerging technology.
  2. ASSOCIATION FOR ENERGY AFFORDABILITY. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-19-032 for a $1,499,926 grant with the Association for Energy Affordability, Inc. to develop, and test a pre-fabricated, scalable central mechanical system module to provide space conditioning and hot water to multifamily buildings, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The systems will be tested in buildings located in disadvantaged or low-income communities.

9.    Developing Non-Lithium Ion Energy Storage Technologies to Support California’s Clean Energy Goals - GFO-19-305.

This solicitation aims to fund the development and field testing of emerging energy storage technologies for the purpose of raising the Technology Readiness Level,  accelerating market penetration and diversifying energy storage technologies in the state. (EPIC Funding) Contact: Robin Goodhand. (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

  1. ANTORA ENERGY, INC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-19-031 with Antora Energy, Inc. for a $1,999,787 grant to develop and field-test a breakthrough long-duration energy storage system based on thermophotovoltaic technology, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The system will be pilot tested at an existing cogeneration power plant in Fresno County.
  2. E-ZN INC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-19-034 with e-Zn Inc. for a $1,286,777 grant to design and build an innovative energy storage system that stores electrical energy in physically free zinc metal, allowing for low-cost, long-duration energy storage. The system will be tested and validated at a greenhouse facility to demonstrate commercial viability. Staff also request adopting the staff determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.
  3. DASH2ENERGY LLC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-19-037 with DasH2energy LLC for a $1,275,475 grant to establish a renewable hydrogen energy storage system. The project focuses on creating an electricity in/electricity out system by integrating electrolysis, high-pressure hydrogen storage, fuel cell electrical regeneration, and microgrid control systems into a single system. The system will be integrated with an existing 1 MW wind turbine to provide electricity, and will store the energy as hydrogen to be converted to back to electricity to provide cost savings and long duration resiliency for a municipal water treatment plant. Staff also request adopting the staff determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.
  4. SALIENT ENERGY INC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-19-040 with Salient Energy Inc. for a $1,583,125 grant to test and validate a zinc-ion battery storage system designed specifically for residential use and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The integrated pilot-scale system will be validated in a simulated residential load environment and the recipient will build the capacity to develop and assemble the batteries in California.
  5. FORM ENERGY, INC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-19-041 with Form Energy, Inc. for a $1,998,215 grant to advance development of an aqueous, air-breathing battery energy storage system, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The project will result in the recipient’s first field demonstration and independent measurement and verification of a 10 kW, 100-hour prototype energy storage system operating under relevant customer use conditions.
  6. ANZODE, INC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-19-042 with Anzode Inc. for a $1,747,721 grant to fund prototyping efforts to add a novel stabilizing compound to zinc-based battery electrodes which reduces electrode degradation. This stabilizer can be easily integrated into existing manufacturing processes and is expected to double battery life. The system will be tested to demonstrate performance in residential and commercial applications. Staff also request adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.
  7. T2M GLOBAL, LLC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-19-044 with T2M Global, LLC for a $995,250 grant to develop and validate an Advanced Electrolyzer System (AES) that employs an innovative approach for increasing net electrical system efficiency by recovering dilute hydrogen from wastes and resources such as ammonia and gasified biomass. The AES electrolyzer stack is reversible and can operate in fuel cell mode to convert the stored hydrogen back to electricity. A small-scale system will be tested in a laboratory setting to validate the system performance under controlled conditions. Staff also requests adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.

10. Advancing Envelope Technologies for Single-Family Residential Buildings, Low-Rise Multifamily Buildings, and Mobile Homes - GFO-19-307.

This solicitation sought proposals to fund applied research and development, and technology demonstration and deployment projects of advanced window and building envelope systems in single-family residential homes, low-rise multifamily residential buildings, and manufactured homes. (EPIC Funding) Contact: Jackson Thach. (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

  1. DOE-LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-19-033 with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for a $1,850,000 grant to demonstrate the installation of thin-glass triple-pane windows in at least 16 multifamily and 30 single-family housing units located in low-income or disadvantaged communities, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The project includes detailed investigations into energy savings, long-term performance, and quality of installed products.
  2. ELECTRIC POWER RESEARCH INSTITUTE INC. (EPRI). Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-19-035 with EPRI for a $1,999,982 grant to integrate and test several advances in manufactured home design and construction to provide a model for how the industry can cost effectively achieve the state's energy and fire safety goals, and to adopt staff's determination that this project is exempt from CEQA. The advancements will be installed in new manufactured homes to be located in Northern California.
  3. ROCKY MOUNTAIN INSTITUTE. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-19-036 with Rocky Mountain Institute for a $1,917,967 grant to develop, deploy, and assess the commercial feasibility of prefabricated exterior envelope panels for retrofitting multifamily buildings to increase energy efficiency and develop commercialization plans to reduce cost, time and complexity of panel design and installation, and to adopt staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The prefabricated panel will be installed in a multifamily building located in a disadvantaged or low-income community in Northern California.
  4. INSTITUTE OF GAS TECHNOLOGY DBA GAS TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-19-043 with the Institute of Gas Technology dba Gas Technology Institute for a $2,000,000 grant to develop and test advanced energy-efficient and fire-resistive envelope systems using vacuum insulation for manufactured homes, and to adopt staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. These advances will be installed in new manufactured homes located in Northern and Southern California, with one site being in a disadvantaged community.

11. Validating Capability of Second-Life Batteries to Cost-Effectively Integrate Solar Power for Small-Medium Commercial Building Applications - GFO-19-310.

This solicitation sought proposals to fund applied research and development projects that will develop a validated and replicable approach to repurposing retired electric vehicle (EV) batteries for stationary energy storage applications (second-life EV battery). (EPIC Funding) Contact: Tanner Kural. (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

  1. SMARTVILLE, INC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-19-038 with Smartville, Inc. for a $2,035,787 grant to characterize the degradation of repurposed electric vehicle battery modules and validate the ability of these resources to provide building resiliency and load shifting services and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The goal is to allow multiple second-life battery form factors and module types, from multiple original equipment manufacturers, to be integrated and actively exchanged within a single system architecture.
  2. REPURPOSE ENERGY, INC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-19-039 with RePurpose Energy, Inc. for a $3,000,000 grant to install an integrated solar PV energy storage system that incorporates second-life batteries from Nissan EVs at a food co-op in Grass Valley, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The goal of this project is to validate the batteries' ability to integrate solar PV and provide energy resilience to the food co-op. RePurpose Energy will also conduct a series of laboratory-based cycling tests to identify the degradation rate and effective useful life of used EV battery cells.

12. Geothermal Energy Overcoming Technology Hurdles and Enabling Recovery of the Mineral Lithium (Geothermal) - GFO-19-303.

This solicitation sought proposals to fund applied research and development, and technology demonstration and deployment projects that meet the following objectives: develop and demonstrate technologies, tools, and strategies to improve the productivity and flexibility of existing geothermal facilities; and develop and demonstrate technologies to recover lithium from geothermal brine. Contact: Chuck Gentry. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

  1. HELL'S KITCHEN GEOTHERMAL LLC. Proposed resolution adopting California Environmental Quality Act Findings for Hell’s Kitchen Geothermal, LLC’s Improved Silica Removal for Enhanced Geothermal Plant Performance project and approving grant agreement EPC-19-029 with Hell’s Kitchen.
    1. CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT (CEQA) FINDINGS. Findings that, based on the lead agency Imperial County's Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Report (EIR), adopted Statement of Overriding Considerations, and the County's Resolution No. 2015-150 approving and adopting the EIR and Statement of Overriding Considerations, as based on the County’s adopted Addendum to the EIR, Conditional Use Permit #16-0001, and the County’s Resolution Nos. 2017-0037 and  2017-038, approving and adopting the Addendum and Conditional Use Permit, the work under the proposed agreement presents no new significant or substantially more severe environmental impacts beyond those already considered and mitigated.
    2. HELL’S KITCHEN GEOTHERMAL’S Improved Silica Removal for Enhanced Geothermal Plant Performance. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-19-029 with Hell’s Kitchen Geothermal, LLC for a $2,999,599 grant to develop and demonstrate a fundamentally new and innovative method for managing silica in geothermal operations. The new technology, Geothermal Micropillar Enabled Particle Separator, systematically separates silica particles from the geothermal brine based on their size as they flow through a series of carefully positioned staggered/offset posts. This technology has the potential to lower both the capital and operational costs of brine management at geothermal plants.
  1. HELL’S KITCHEN GEOTHERMAL’S Geothermal Lithium Extraction Pilot. Proposed resolution encumbering $1,460,735, approving Phase I of Agreement EPC-19-018 with Hell’s Kitchen Geothermal, LLC, and adopting staff’s determination that Phase I is exempt from CEQA. Phase I will design a pilot-scale process for pre-treatment of geothermal brine to prepare the brine for lithium extraction. Activities include the pilot plan design and plan to procure materials and services to construct and operate the facility as well as obtaining approvals from the lead agency to comply with CEQA for Phase II. If approved at a future business meeting at which the lead agency’s CEQA actions for Phase II are considered, Phase II involves constructing the facility, commissioning and operating the facility, and collecting data on project activities. The grant recipient is not authorized to expend funds or perform work on Phase II until and if the CEC approves it at a futur! e business meeting.

13. Food Production Investment Program 2019 - GFO-19-901.

  1. Staff presentation on the Food Production Investment Program followed by results of the latest solicitation. This solicitation sought proposals to accelerate the adoption of advanced energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies at California food processing plants, demonstrate their reliability and effectiveness, help California food processors work toward a low carbon future, and benefit priority populations. The technologies funded will reduce energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with food production. (GGRF funding) Contact: Kevin Uy, Kaycee Chang. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)
  2. SPRECKELS SUGAR COMPANY, INC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement FPI-19-009 with Spreckels Sugar Company, Inc. for a $2,105,320 grant to build a microgrid powered by solar photovoltaic panels and an energy storage system to reduce GHG emissions by generating renewable electricity at the recipient’s sugar manufacturing facility in Brawley, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.
  3. AEMETIS ADVANCED FUELS KEYES, INC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement FPI-19-013 with Aemetis Advanced Fuels Keyes, Inc. for a $8,000,000 grant to design, install, and operate an emerging microgrid system at the Recipient's biofuels and animal food production facility in Keyes and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The microgrid system will produce and store renewable electricity, providing reliability while reducing operating costs and GHG emissions at the facility. This project is expected to benefit priority populations through criteria pollutant emission reductions and job creation.
  4. CALIFORNIA CUSTOM PROCESSING, LLC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement FPI-19-016 with California Custom Processing, LLC for a $3,865,631 grant to design, install, and operate a high-temperature solar thermal energy system at the recipient's organic almond processing facility in Madera and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. This system will convert solar energy into supplemental heat for thermal processes resulting in reduced natural gas consumption and GHG emissions. This project is expected to benefit priority populations through criteria pollutant emission reductions and job creation.
  5. PACIFIC ETHANOL STOCKTON LLC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement FPI-19-019 with Pacific Ethanol Stockton LLC for a $6,000,000 grant to install an evaporator that uses waste steam recompression to reduce natural gas consumption and consequent GHG emissions, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. This project is expected to benefit priority populations through criteria pollutant emission reductions.
  6. ANHEUSER-BUSCH, LLC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement FPI-19-020 with Anheuser-Busch, LLC for a $212,629 grant to fund the installation of state-of-the-art steam traps at the recipient's breweries and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The project will replace the existing inefficient steam traps with non-mechanical traps that will reduce steam loss, natural gas use, and GHG emissions. This project is expected to benefit priority populations through criteria pollutant emission reductions.
  7. J & J SNACK FOODS CORP. OF CALIFORNIA Proposed resolution approving Agreement FPI-19-021 with J & J Snack Foods Corp. of California for a $2,000,000 grant to upgrade the existing built-up ammonia refrigeration system to spiral freezers, install heat recovery components, and install an energy efficient industrial fryer at the recipient's frozen food processing facility, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. These improvements will reduce GHG emissions through the reduction in energy and natural gas consumption. This project is expected to benefit priority populations through criteria pollutant emission reductions.
  8. CALIFORNIA DAIRIES, INC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement FPI-19-022 with California Dairies, Inc. for a $2,067,581 grant to fund the deployment of heat recovery systems at two of the recipient's dairy processing facilities and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The project will reduce GHG emissions by reducing fuel consumption on the dryers and boilers. This project is expected to benefit priority populations through criteria pollutant emission reductions.
  9. & J. GALLO WINERY. Proposed resolution approving Agreement FPI-19-023 with E. & J. Gallo Winery for a $314,788 grant to replace old refrigeration compressors and update controls to reduce electricity consumption and consequent GHG emissions at the recipient's winery in Fresno, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.
  10. PACIFIC COAST PRODUCERS. Proposed resolution approving Agreement FPI-19-024 with Pacific Coast Producers for a $1,388,173 grant to install an efficient refrigeration system and install ceramic insulation on the existing process rotary cookers at the recipient's food processing facilities in Oroville, Woodland, and Lodi, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.
  11. PEPSICO, INC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement FPI-19-025 with PepsiCo, Inc. for a $366,254 grant to install a condensing heat recovery system to reduce GHG emissions at the recipient’s beverage production facility in Ventura, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. This project is expected to benefit priority populations through criteria pollutant emission reductions.
  12. SUN-MAID GROWERS OF CALIFORNIA. Proposed resolution approving Agreement FPI-19-026 with Sun-Maid Growers of California for a $3,300,000 grant to design, install, and operate a microgrid system at the recipient's raisin production facility in Kingsburg and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The microgrid system will produce and store renewable electricity, provide reliability, and reduce operating costs and GHG emissions at the facility. This project is expected to provide benefits to priority populations through job creation.
  13. BAKER COMMODITIES, INC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement FPI-19-027 with Baker Commodities, Inc. for a $1,125,150 grant to install an efficient boiler with selective catalytic reduction and a regenerative thermal oxidizer to reduce GHG emissions, energy consumption, and operating costs, at the recipient's Kerman animal food production facility, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. This project is expected to benefit priority populations through criteria pollutant emission reductions.
  14. VALLEY FINE FOODS COMPANY, INC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement FPI-19-028 with Valley Fine Foods Company, Inc. for a $1,733,443 grant to install a transcritical carbon-dioxide refrigeration system at the recipient's frozen food production facility in Yuba City, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The new refrigeration system will eliminate the need for conventional, high global warming refrigerants and reduce GHG emissions, energy consumption, and operating costs.
  15. SUN-MAID GROWERS OF CALIFORNIA. Proposed resolution approving Agreement FPI-19-029 with Sun-Maid Growers of California for a $336,276 grant to install an optimized steam and hot water system to reduce GHG emissions at the recipient's raisin production facility in Kingsburg, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. This project is expected to benefit priority populations through criteria pollutant emission reductions.
  16. & J. GALLO WINERY. Proposed resolution approving Agreement FPI-19-031 with E. & J. Gallo Winery for a $3,440,771 grant to replace old refrigeration equipment with more efficient equipment, better controls, and ultra-low global warming potential refrigerants at the recipient's wineries in Livingston, Modesto, and San Miguel to reduce GHG emissions from electricity consumption and refrigerant leakage, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.
  17. BIMBO BAKERIES, USA, INC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement FPI-19-032 with Bimbo Bakeries, USA, Inc. for a $350,000 grant to install advanced ovens with new controls that allow the ovens to burn natural gas only when necessary, reducing natural gas consumption and consequent GHG emissions, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. This project is expected to benefit priority populations through criteria pollutant emission reductions.

14. Proposed Natural Gas Solicitation for Air Quality Impacts from Renewable Natural Gas and Improving Natural Gas System Resilience - GFO-19-501. 

This solicitation sought proposals to fund energy-related environmental research projects that meet the following initiatives: Characterization of Climate and Criteria Air Pollutant Emissions Before and After Deployment of a Renewable Natural Gas Project; and Fostering Natural Gas Sector Resilience. (PIER NG funding) Contact: Martine Schmidt-Poolman. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

  1. EAGLE ROCK ANALYTICS. Proposed resolution approving Agreement PIR-19-006 with Eagle Rock Analytics for a $1,000,704 grant to produce a data assimilation platform that supports adaptation planning, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The platform will be designed to support continuously updated historical weather and climate data and to support efforts to provide quality-controlled, high resolution, hourly climate data to the natural gas investor owned utilities. Platform development will be informed by stakeholder engagement, and the data platform will pull in a mix of weather observations, remote sensing, and reanalysis data.
  2. THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, ON BEHALF OF THE SAN DIEGO CAMPUS. Proposed resolution approving agreement PIR-19-007 with the Regents for a $1,363,550 grant to fund development of a detailed spatial and temporal historical (1980-2019) climate record, determining sources of trends, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.
  3. Proposed resolution approving agreement PIR-19-009 with EPRI for a $998,355 grant to perform field measurements of GHG and other air pollutant emissions from various facilities, both before and after implementation of renewable natural gas production processes, and adopting's staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.
  4. THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, ON BEHALF OF THE RIVERSIDE CAMPUS. Proposed resolution approving agreement PIR-19-011 with the Regents for a $999,296 grant to assess the impacts of biogas production from dairy digesters on emissions of methane and other air pollutants, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.

15. Storage Monitoring, Smart Shutoff and 3D Mapping Technologies for Safer Natural Gas Infrastructure - GFO-19-502.  

This solicitation sought proposals to fund natural gas infrastructure safety and integrity projects to advance technologies on natural gas infrastructure damage and failure prevention and to better locate subsurface natural gas pipelines. (PIER NG funding) Contact: Reta Ortiz. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

  1. INSTITUTE OF GAS TECHNOLOGY DBA GAS TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE. Proposed resolution approving Agreement PIR-19-015 with Institute of Gas Technology dba Gas Technology Institute for a $1,821,631 grant to enhance and demonstrate a natural gas pipeline locating technology that improves the accuracy of locating pipelines using adapted and improved above-ground large standoff three-dimensional electromagnetic detection technology and an in-pipe gyroscopic mapping device, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.
  2. BAKHTAR RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING, LLC. Proposed resolution approving agreement PIR-19-017 with Bakhtar Research and Engineering, LLC for a $1,582,117 grant to develop and demonstrate a natural gas pipeline detector using forced resonance imaging technology for near real-time detection, locating, depth estimation, and material differentiation (plastic or metallic) of underground natural gas pipelines and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.
  3. INSTITUTE OF GAS TECHNOLOGY DBA GAS TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE. Proposed resolution approving agreement PIR-19-018 with Institute of Gas Technology dba Gas Technology Institute for a $1,738,436 grant to develop and demonstrate a software platform for mapping underground pipelines with better accuracy and improving pipeline assets management by integrating multiple data sources from several proven locating technologies, aggregating pipeline assets information into the geographic information systems, and visualizing underground natural gas pipelines in real-time, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.

16. DeCarbonization in Healthcare and Large Buildings - GFO-19-504.  

This solicitation sought proposals to fund applied research and development and technology demonstration and deployment of innovative approaches, strategies and technologies to decarbonize healthcare facilities and large commercial buildings. The focus is reducing the carbon intensity of HVAC systems and hot water systems. (PIER NG funding) Contact: Bradley Meister. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

  1. INSTITUTE OF GAS TECHNOLOGY DBA GAS TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE. Proposed resolution approving Agreement PIR-19-008 with Institute of Gas Technology dba Gas Technology Institute for a $1,424,704 grant to design and demonstrate an integrated HVAC/water heating system to reduce energy consumption and GHG emissions and to adopt staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. This technology will be demonstrated in a large medical center in a disadvantaged community.
  2. Proposed resolution approving Agreement PIR-19-012 with EPRI for a $1,446,685 grant to demonstrate a high-efficiency dehumidification and energy recovery system that will reduce or eliminate energy consumption associated with reheating supply air, and increase chiller efficiency, and to adopt staff’s determination that this project is exempt from CEQA. The technology will be demonstrated in a healthcare facility.
  3. THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY CAMPUS. Proposed resolution approving Agreement PIR-19-013 with the Regents for a $1,446,850 grant to demonstrate and evaluate packages of low-cost software controls and other measures targeting space heating, hot water distribution and boiler operational efficiency in large commercial buildings, and to adopt staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The measures will be demonstrated in large commercial buildings located in disadvantaged communities
  4. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GAS COMPANY. Proposed resolution approving agreement PIR-19-014 with the Southern California Gas Company for a $1,446,850 grant to demonstrate an emerging and replicable gas heat pump technology that can reduce natural gas consumption for hot water heating by at least 35 percent in large commercial buildings and to adopt staff’s determination that this action in exempt from CEQA. This technology will be demonstrated in a large commercial building in Southern California.
  5. MAZZETTI, Inc. Proposed resolution approving Agreement PIR-19-016 with Mazzetti, Inc. for a $1,000,000 grant to fund a comprehensive and interactive guidebook that focuses on existing and emerging energy efficiency equipment and systems and design improvements to reduce natural gas use, increase efficiency, and provide a plan for decarbonizing the healthcare industry, and to adopt staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.

17. Minutes.

Possible approval of the May 13, 2020 business meeting minutes.

18. Lead Commissioner or Presiding Member Reports.

A lead commissioner on a policy matter may report to the CEC on the matter and discussion may follow. A presiding member on a delegated committee may report to the CEC on the matter and discussion may follow.

19. Executive Director’s Report.

20. Public Advisor's Report.

21. Public Comment.

Individuals may speak up to three minutes on any matter concerning the CEC, with the exception of items appearing on this agenda or items related to pending adjudicative (certification or enforcement) proceedings.

22. Chief Counsel's Report.

  1. Pursuant to Government Code section 11126(e), the CEC may adjourn to closed session with its legal counsel to discuss any of the following matters to which the CEC is a party:
    1. In the Matter of U.S. Department of Energy (High Level Waste Repository), (Atomic Safety Licensing Board, CAB-04, 63-001-HLW); State of California v. United States Department of Energy (9th Cir. Docket No. 09-71014).
    2. Communities for a Better Environment and Center for Biological Diversity v. Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, and California State Controller (Alameda County Superior Court, Case No. RG13681262).
    3. State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission v. Electricore, Inc. and ZeroTruck (Sacramento County Superior Court, Case No. 34-2016-00204586).
    4. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., et al. v. United States Department of Energy (Federal District Court, Northern District of California, Case No. 17-cv-03404).
    5. City of Los Angeles, acting by and through, its Department of Water and Power v. California Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission (Los Angeles Superior Court, Case No. BS171477).
    6. In re: PG&E Corporation and In re: Pacific Gas and Electric Company (United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California, San Francisco Division, Case No. 19-30088).
    7. Chukwuemeka (Emeka) Okemiri v. California Energy Commission, et al. (Sacramento Superior Court, Case No. 34-2018-00246019).
    8. State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission v. HyGen Industries, Inc. (Sacramento County Superior Court No. 34-2019-00252543).
    9. Olson-Ecologic Testing Laboratories, LLC v. CEC. (Orange County Superior Court. Case No. 30-2019-01115513).
  1. Pursuant to Government Code section11126(e), the CEC may also discuss any judicial or administrative proceeding that was formally initiated after this agenda was published; or determine whether facts and circumstances exist that warrant the initiation of litigation, or that constitute a significant exposure to litigation against the CEC, which might include personnel matters.

Participate by Telephone. To participate by telephone, call 1-888-823-5065 on business meeting days after 9:50 a.m. (Pacific Time). The passcode is "business meeting” and the call leader is Jerome Lee. If you plan to speak about a specific item, please give the item number to the operator.

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Public Advisor and Other Commission Contacts

Public participation. To make public comment, call into the meeting using a phone according to the instructions above or email concise comments with your main point to publicadvisor@energy.ca.gov to have the CEC’s public advisor verbally relay the comments. The Public Advisor’s Office provides the public assistance in participating in CECproceedings. For information on how to participate in this forum or to request language services or other reasonable accommodations, please contact Public Advisor Noemí O. Gallardo, at publicadvisor@energy.ca.gov, or by phone at (916) 654-4489, or toll free at (800) 822-6228, or via fax at (916) 654-4493. Requests for language services and reasonable accommodations should be made at least five days in advance. The CEC will work diligently to accommodate all requests.

Media. Inquiries may be directed to Media and Public Communications at 916-654-4989.

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Adjournment of Hearings and Meetings. Depending on time and the orderly management of proceedings, the CEC may adjourn (recess or postpone) any noticed hearing or meeting to be continued the next day, another specific date or time, or the next business meeting. Any such adjournment will be noticed at the time the order of adjournment is made. (Government Code sections 11128.5, 11129)

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2020-06-10
Location: California
Description:

Revised June 10, 2020, Business Meeting Agenda

A meeting number correction made.

For more information:
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2020-04-30
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 20-AAER-01
Project Title: Amendments to the Title 20 Appliance Efficiency Regulations Rulemaking
TN Number: 232872
Title: Diane Garrett Comments - LED light fixture not compliant to title 20
Description:
Filer: Diane Garrett
Organization: Diane Garrett
Role: Public
Submission Date: 4/29/2020 8:25:43 PM
Docketed Date: 4/30/2020
Subject(s): Compliance
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 1

 

2020-04-21
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-AAER-02 have been published:

Docket Number: 19-AAER-02
Project Title: Replacement Pool Pump Motors
TN Number: 232805
Title: Transcript of April 7, 2020 Public Hearing
Description:
Filer: Cody Goldthrite
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 4/21/2020 1:07:53 PM
Docketed Date: 4/21/2020
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 45

Thank you

2020-04-20
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-AAER-02 have been published:

Docket Number: 19-AAER-02
Project Title: Replacement Pool Pump Motors
TN Number: 232784
Title: Resolution Adopting Regulations
Description:
Filer: Cody Goldthrite
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 4/20/2020 12:33:29 PM
Docketed Date: 4/20/2020
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 4

Thank you

2020-04-17
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 18-AAER-08 have been published:

Docket Number: 18-AAER-08
Project Title: Federally Exempted Linear Fluorescent Lamps
TN Number: 232769
Title: NEMA Comments on CEC Rulemaking for Federally Exempted Linear Fluorescent Lamps
Description:
Filer: Alex Boesenberg
Organization: Alex Boesenberg
Role: Public
Submission Date: 4/16/2020 11:27:26 PM
Docketed Date: 4/17/2020
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 4

Thank you.
04/17/2020 08:12:42.271

2020-04-13
Location: California
Description:

The following 2 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-AAER-03 have been published:

Docket Number: 19-AAER-03
Project Title: Power Factor
TN Number: 232730
Title: Signify North America Corporation Comments - Comments in response to IOU Technical Paper
Description:
Filer: System
Organization: Signify North America Corporation
Role: Public
Submission Date: 4/13/2020 11:56:41 AM
Docketed Date: 4/13/2020
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 20

2020-04-13
Location: California
Description:
2020-04-09
Location: California
Description:

Notice of Proposed Award
GFO-19-305 Developing non-Lithium Ion Energy Storage Technologies to Support California’s Clean Energy Goals

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/solicitations/2019-12/gfo-19-305-developing-non-lithium-ion-energy-storage-technologies-support
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2020-04-08
Location: California
Description:

CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION ADVISORY

ESSENTIAL CONSTRUCTION WORKERS – HERS Raters and ATTCP Technicians

The safety and well-being of all Californians is of upmost importance to the California Energy Commission (CEC). Consistent with Governor Gavin Newsom’s Executive Order to combat the COVID-19 Pandemic (N-33-20, dated March 19, 2020), the CEC advises all of its partners and stakeholders to abide by its directives. Under this order, the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) State Public Health Officer has ordered, “all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence except as needed to maintain continuity of operations of the federal critical infrastructure sectors, as outlined at https://www.cisa.gov/identifying-critical-infrastructure-during-covid-19. In addition, and in consultation with the Director of the Governor's Office of Emergency Services, I! may designate additional sectors as critical in order to protect the health and well-being of all Californians.”

The State Public Health Officer has designated essential critical infrastructure workers needed at this time to support critical sectors (https://covid19.ca.gov/img/EssentialCriticalInfrastructureWorkers.pdf). This list of essential workers is updated as needed.

Since Home Energy Rating System (HERS) raters and Acceptance Test Technicians Certification Program (ATTCP) technicians test and inspect energy efficient equipment installed in buildings (https://www.energy.ca.gov/programs-and-topics/programs/building-energy-efficiency-standards) they fall under the category of inspector as defined by CDPH below:

“Construction Workers who support the construction, operation, inspection, and maintenance of construction sites and construction projects (including housing construction).”

All workers are instructed to follow the public health guidelines issued by CDPH and local public health officials, including social distancing and staying home when sick to protect those they serve, their coworkers, and themselves (https://covid19.ca.gov). As efforts to control the spread of the virus continue, state and local officials are regularly updating their directives and guidance. Because a person can be infected with novel coronavirus without exhibiting any symptoms, the CEC advises technicians and raters not to enter homes or buildings in which sensitive populations are, except under emergency situations. When possible, delay of HERS and ATTCP inspections, testing or field verification is recommended until such time as the orders are lifted. To learn more about the latest COVID-19 response measures and directives in your area, contact your local building ! and public health departments.

For more information, please contact the CEC's Energy Standards Hotline. Your understanding, cooperation, and patience in these challenging times is appreciated. 

2020-04-08
Location: California
Description:

Notice of Proposed Award

GFO-19-307 - Advancing Envelope Technologies for Single Family Residential Buildings, Low-rise Multifamily Buildings, and Mobile Homes

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/solicitations/2020-01/gfo-19-307-advancing-envelope-technologies-single-family-residential
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2020-04-07
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-AAER-02 have been published:

Docket Number: 19-AAER-02
Project Title: Replacement Pool Pump Motors
TN Number: 232681
Title: California Investor Owned Utilities Comments - Statewide CASE Team Comments on Proposed Regulatory Language for Replacement Pool Pump Motors
Description:
Filer: California Investor Owned Utilities
Organization: California Investor Owned Utilities
Role: Public
Submission Date: 4/6/2020 5:01:06 PM
Docketed Date: 4/7/2020
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 5

Thank you.

2020-04-06
Location: California
Description:

Dear Subscribers,

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-AAER-02 have been published:

Docket Number: 19-AAER-02
Project Title: Replacement Pool Pump Motors
TN Number: 232676
Title: Jennifer Hatfield Comments - PHTA-NEMA Attachment to earlier submitted comment
Description:
Filer: Jennifer Hatfield
Organization: Jennifer Hatfield
Role: Public
Submission Date: 4/6/2020 2:44:19 PM
Docketed Date: 4/6/2020
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 8

Thank you.

2020-04-06
Location: California
Description:

Dear Subscribers,

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-AAER-02 have been published:

Docket Number: 19-AAER-02
Project Title: Replacement Pool Pump Motors
TN Number: 232675
Title: Natural Resources Defense Council Comments - See attached comments
Description:
Filer: Natural Resources Defense Council
Organization: Natural Resources Defense Council
Role: Public
Submission Date: 4/6/2020 1:12:00 PM
Docketed Date: 4/6/2020
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 3

Thank you.

2020-04-06
Location: California
Description:

Dear Subscribers,

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-AAER-02 have been published:

Docket Number: 19-AAER-02
Project Title: Replacement Pool Pump Motors
TN Number: 232672
Title: Replacement Pool Pump Motors
Description: April 7, 2020 Public Hearing Sean Steffensen, P.E., Efficiency Division
Filer: Cody Goldthrite
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 4/6/2020 12:00:48 PM
Docketed Date: 4/6/2020
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 31

Thank you

2020-04-06
Location: California
Description:

Dear Subscribers,

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-AAER-02 have been published:

Docket Number: 19-AAER-02
Project Title: Replacement Pool Pump Motors
TN Number: 232671
Title: Replacement Dedicated-Purpose Pool Pump Motors (RDPPPMs)
Description: Developed by Energy Solutions on behalf of the California IOUs.
Filer: Cody Goldthrite
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 4/6/2020 11:57:50 AM
Docketed Date: 4/6/2020
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 11

Thank you.
 

2020-04-06
Location: California
Description:

Dear Subscribers,

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-AAER-02 have been published:

Docket Number: 19-AAER-02
Project Title: Replacement Pool Pump Motors
TN Number: 232670
Title: PHTA-NEMA Comments on CEC Notice of Proposed Action Replacement Pool Pump Motors 19-AAER-02
Description:
Filer: Alex Boesenberg
Organization: Alex Boesenberg
Role: Public
Submission Date: 4/6/2020 9:02:54 AM
Docketed Date: 4/6/2020
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 4

Thank you.
 

2020-04-06
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-AAER-02 have been published:

Docket Number: 19-AAER-02
Project Title: Replacement Pool Pump Motors
TN Number: 232670
Title: PHTA-NEMA Comments on CEC Notice of Proposed Action Replacement Pool Pump Motors 19-AAER-02
Description:
Filer: Alex Boesenberg
Organization: Alex Boesenberg
Role: Public
Submission Date: 4/6/2020 9:02:54 AM
Docketed Date: 4/6/2020
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 4

Thank you.

2020-04-06
Location: California
Description:

Message from Chair Hochschild - April 2020

Dear fellow Californians:

As our state continues to combat COVID-19 and manage its impacts, all the commissioners and staff at the CEC remain 100% committed to advancing our mission of building a cleaner, healthier future and we are doing everything we can to be a part of the solution, including helping to recession-proof the innovation economy as best we can.  

Over the past two weeks, the CEC has re-invented the workplace and set up new systems that will allow us to successfully fulfill our obligations remotely. Thank you for your patience and understanding during our transition to the new teleworking environment that will be in place until it is safe to resume normal operations.

To minimize disruptions to the CEC’s workflow during this time, we have implemented some new processes that will help us continue providing important services and resources such as administering grants and processing invoices.

For help identifying appropriate staff to speak with for questions or help, go to the CEC Staff Directory webpage located at https://www.energy.ca.gov/contact/commissioners-offices-and-divisions-contacts/staff-directory.

To get in touch with the CEC’s Ombudsman regarding concerns about grants or processing invoices, please contact Jennifer.martin-gallardo@energy.ca.gov

To get in touch with the CEC’s Public Advisor for assistance with participating in CEC proceedings, providing public comment, identifying staff to help you, or to request language services or other reasonable accommodations, please contact PublicAdvisor@energy.ca.gov or call  (916) 654-4489.

Our April 8, 2020 Business Meeting and most other scheduled events will be held remotely, consistent with Governor Newsom’s Executive Orders N-25-20 and N-29-20 and the recommendations from the California Department of Public Health to encourage social distancing in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. The public may participate and/or observe the Business Meeting and other events consistent with the direction in these Executive Orders. Instructions for remote participation can be found in the notice for each event at the CEC Event webpage located at https://www.energy.ca.gov/events.

Finally, it is especially important in these challenging times that we find the best parts of the human spirit and come together to help one another in every way we can, particularly the most vulnerable among us, and that we reach out and connect with one another. While we all need to keep physical distance, social connection is more important now than ever. That connection between us all is what keeps us strong. Supporting one another is how our state and our society will make it through this.  Never forget California is a resilient state. We have made it through tough times before and we will make it through this moment as well.

Sincerely,   

David Hochschild
Chair
California Energy Commission
916-654-3992
www.energy.ca.gov

Contact Name: David Hochschild
Phone: 916 654 3992
Address: 1516 Ninth Street MS-29
City: Sacramento
State: Ca 95814
Country: USA
URL: http://www.energy.ca.gov/
Comments: 916-654-4287
2020-03-27
Location: Remote Access Only
Description:

California Energy Commission Business Meeting Agenda

APRIL 8, 2020
10 a.m.
(Remote Access Only)

The California Energy Commission’s April 8, 2020 Business Meeting 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 to slow the spread of COVID-19. The public is able to participate and observe the meeting consistent with the direction in these Executive Orders. Instructions for remote participation can be found in the notice for this meeting and as set forth below in this agenda.

Pursuant to California Code of Regulations Title 20 Section 1104(e), any person may make oral comment on any agenda item. To ensure the orderly conduct of business, such comments will be limited to three minutes per person as to each item listed on the agenda that will be voted on today. Any person wishing to comment on information items or reports (non-voting items) shall reserve their comment for the general public comment portion of the meeting agenda and shall have three minutes total to address all remaining comments.

THE COMMISSION WILL CONSIDER AND MAY TAKE ACTION ON THE FOLLOWING:

1.    Consent Calendar.

(Items will be taken up and voted on as a group. A commissioner may request that an item be moved and discussed later in the meeting.)

  1. DIRECTION TO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR IN RESPONDING TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC RELATED TO POWER PLANT LICENSING AND COMPLIANCE. Proposed order directing the Executive Director and Deputy Director of Siting, Transmission, and Environmental Protection Division to: take necessary and appropriate action to streamline and expedite the review and processing of amendment requests and all applications for facility certification and small powerplant exemption; as appropriate, delay, suspend, or extend deadlines for licensed facilities to provide required submissions and meet certification deadlines; for operating facilities, defer compliance of power plant conditions of certification, which execution of is made impractical due to the COVID-19 pandemic; to allow temporary measures taken by facility owners to protect worker health or ensure reliability to not be considered a change in facility operations, design or performance; and other appropriate activities. Contact Jared Babula.
  2. LINDEN UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT. Proposed resolution approving Amendment 1 to Agreement ARV-19-051 with Linden Unified School District to: 1) increase the number of all-electric school buses and supporting infrastructure from one to two, 2) increase the total award amount by $393,909, 3) modify bus specifications, and 4) adopt staff's determination that the installation of the charging infrastructure is exempt from CEQA. Contact: Diana Gonzalez.
  3. DOE-NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY. Proposed resolution approving Amendment 4 to contract Agreement 600-15-001 with the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory to add Task 10, titled High Power Charging for Commercial Vehicles, to perform functional evaluations of charging systems to support interoperability among multiple vehicle and equipment manufacturers deploying charging infrastructure in California. (Clean Transportation Program funding) Contact: Patrick Brecht.
  4. FRANKLIN ENERGY SERVICES/BUILD IT GREEN. Proposed resolution approving a novation substituting Franklin Energy Services, LLC for Build It Green under Agreement EPC-15-097 and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. Build It Green recently sold the portion of its business performing EPC-15-097 to Franklin Energy Services, LLC.  All aspects of the grant project including the project team, scope of work, project schedules, deliverables, budget, and terms and conditions will remain the same. (EPIC Funding) Contact: Adel Suleiman.
  5. ADVANCED MICROGRID SOLUTIONS, INC./MAZZETTI, INC. Proposed resolution approving Amendment 3 to Agreement PIR-16-004 for a novation replacing Advanced Microgrid Solutions, Inc. with Mazzetti, Inc. and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. Advanced Microgrid Solutions, Inc. withdrew from the project and Mazzetti, Inc. is a major subcontractor on the project. There are no changes to the scope of work. This $1,216,707 grant funds the demonstration of an efficient, advanced air distribution design approach that will reduce natural gas use. (PIER Funding) Contact: Amir Ehyai.
  6. CALIFORNIA STATE PIPE TRADES COUNCIL 2019 UPDATE REPORT (13-ATTCP-01). Proposed resolution approving the California State Pipe Trades Council (CSPTC) nonresidential mechanical acceptance test technician certification provider update report for the 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Energy Code). This will allow CSPTC to administer its proposed program changes and training curricula adjustments for the 2019 Energy Code. Contact: Joe Loyer.
  7. MODESTO IRRIGATION DISTRICT (20-EPS-01). Proposed order approving the Executive Director’s recommendation that the Modesto Irrigation District's Power Purchase Agreement with Roseburg Forest Products Co. for the procurement of bioenergy from the Weed Cogeneration Plant be found compliant with the Emission Performance Standard for Local Publicly Owned Electric Utilities pursuant to Senate Bill (SB) 1368 (California Code of Regulations, Title 20, Sections 2900-2913). Contact: Michael Nyberg.

2.    Martha Brook.

Proposed resolution recognizing and commending Martha Brook for her contributions to the CEC. (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

3.   Appliance Efficiency Regulations Rulemaking for Replacement Dedicated-Purpose Pool Pump Motors and Dedicated-Purpose Pool Pumps (Docket Number 19-AAER-02).

Proposed resolution adopting a Negative Declaration, including a finding of No Significant Impact under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and adopting changes to Title 20, Sections 1601-1607 to incorporate new appliance efficiency regulations for Replacement Dedicated-Purpose Pool Pump Motors and Dedicated-Purpose Pool Pumps. Contact: Sean Steffensen. (Staff presentation: 10 minutes)

  1. NEGATIVE DECLARATION FOR THE PROPOSED APPLIANCE EFFICIENCY REGULATIONS FOR Replacement Dedicated-Purpose Pool Pump Motors and Dedicated-Purpose Pool Pumps. Negative Declaration, which includes a finding of No Significant Impact under CEQA, for the proposed regulations for Replacement Dedicated-Purpose Pool Pump Motors and Dedicated-Purpose Pool Pumps. This proposed adoption comes after a 30-day public comment period necessary to comply with CEQA guidelines.
  2. APPLIANCE EFFICIENCY REGULATIONS FOR Replacement Dedicated-Purpose Pool Pump Motors and Dedicated-Purpose Pool Pumps. Changes to Title 20, §Sections 1601-1607 to incorporate new appliance efficiency regulations for Replacement Dedicated-Purpose Pool Pump Motors and Dedicated-Purpose Pool Pumps. The changes for Replacement Dedicated-Purpose Pool Pump Motors and Dedicated-Purpose Pool Pumps include: new definitions; a minimum efficiency performance standard; and certification requirements. This proposed adoption comes after a 45-day public comment period and public hearing necessary to comply with the California Administrative Procedure Act.

4.   Local Ordinance Applications (19-BSTD-06).

Possible approval of seven resolutions for seven separate applications submitted by local jurisdictions for energy ordinances that exceed the energy efficiency requirements of the 2019 Energy Code (Title 24, Part 6). Contact: Danuta Drozdowicz. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

  1. New ordinance requiring new single-family and up to three-story multifamily buildings, but not accessory dwelling units (ADUs), to use electricity for space conditioning, water heating, and clothes dryers. Natural gas may be used for cooking and fireplaces if there is pre-wiring for future electric appliance installation. Nonresidential and high-rise residential (greater than three stories) buildings must be all-electric and must install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems; 3 Kilowatt (kW) systems for buildings under 10,000 square feet (sq. ft.), and 5 kW for buildings over 10,000 sq. ft. Public agencies, such as fire and police stations, and commercial kitchens may request an exception but must pre-wire for electric appliances if they use gas.
  2. SAN RAFAEL. New ordinance requiring that new buildings, both residential and nonresidential, comply with Tier 1 of the 2019 California Green Building Standards Code, either Appendix A4, or A5 depending upon occupancy type.
  3. MILL VALLEY. New ordinance requiring new buildings to comply with Tier 1 of the 2019 California Green Building Standards Code and meet higher efficiency standards if gas is used. If gas is used for cooking and fireplaces only, single family and duplex buildings must demonstrate an Energy Design Rating (EDR) compliance margin of 3, low-rise multifamily an EDR compliance margin of 0.5 and high-rise multifamily a compliance margin of 5 percent. Mixed fuel single- family and duplex buildings must demonstrate an EDR compliance margin of 3 and a total EDR compliance margin of 10, low-rise multifamily an EDR compliance margin of 0.5 and a total EDR margin of 10, and high-rise multifamily a compliance margin of 10 percent. All residential buildings must be wired for induction cooking.
  4. New ordinance requiring new buildings to use electricity for space and water heating. ADUs are exempt, and public emergency centers can claim exemption if they demonstrate that electric space and water heating are neither cost effective nor feasible. Pre-wiring for electric appliances is required if natural gas appliances are installed for cooking, clothes drying, fireplaces, or pool and spa equipment.
  5. SAN FRANCISCO. New ordinances requiring that new buildings and alterations achieve a minimum of 75 points using the Green Point Rated system or, alternatively, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) v4 Silver Certification. High-rise residential, hotel/motel and nonresidential buildings are required also to install either solar PV, solar thermal hot water, or vegetative roofs. New mixed fuel low-rise residential, high-rise residential and nonresidential buildings are required to meet higher efficiency standards: mixed fuel residential low-rise buildings shall achieve an EDR of 14, and mixed fuel residential high-rise and nonresidential buildings shall use 10 percent less energy than code compliant buildings. Nonresidential factory, hazardous material, and laboratory occupancies are exempt from increased efficiency requirements.
  6. New ordinance requiring all new buildings to be all-electric, with some exemptions: additions, tenant improvements, and nonresidential factory, hazardous material, and laboratory occupancies are exempt. Essential facilities, nonresidential commercial kitchens, and projects that can demonstrate that there is no possible electric compliance pathway may apply for an exemption. Pre-wiring for electric equipment and appliances is required where gas equipment and appliances are installed.
  7. LOS ANGELES. New ordinance requiring that all buildings install cool roofs for the reduction of the heat island effect with the following exemptions: roof repairs, replacement of less than 50 percent of the roof area, installation of building integrated photovoltaics and/or vegetative roofs, and, additions resulting in less than 500 sq. ft. of added roof area or less than 50 percent of total roof area, whichever is greater. Low sloped roofs with less than 2 inches of vertical drop for every 12 inches of horizontal distance (<2:12) on nonresidential buildings shall install cool roofing material with a Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) of 82. Nonresidential steep sloped (>2:12) roofs shall install cool roofing materials with an SRI of 27. All other buildings shall have roofing materials with an SRI of 78 for low slopes and an SRI of 20 for steep slopes.

5.   Proposed Resolution Approving ECAA Loans to the City of Los Angeles, City of Citrus Heights, Biola Community Services District, and the City of Parlier.

Contact: David Michel. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

  1. CITY OF LOS ANGELES. Proposed resolution approving Agreement 013-19-ECI with the City of Los Angeles for a $3,000,000 loan at one percent interest to replace 12,000 70-watt street light fixtures with 29-watt streetlight fixtures throughout the City, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The proposed project is estimated to save the City 2 gigawatt-hours of electricity annually, resulting in annual energy cost savings of $361,325. The simple payback on the loan amount is approximately 8.3 years. (ECAA funding)
  2. CITY OF CITRUS HEIGHTS. Proposed resolution approving Agreement 014-19-ECI with the City of Citrus Heights for a $611,677 loan at one percent interest and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The proposed project includes retrofitting landscaping and street lighting to light emitting diodes (LED) citywide. The project is estimated to save the City 425,197 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity, resulting in annual energy cost savings of $36,343. The simple payback on the loan amount is approximately 16.8 years. (ECAA funding)
  3. BIOLA COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT. Proposed resolution approving Agreement 015-19-ECI with Biola Community Services District for a $881,904 loan at one percent interest and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The proposed project includes the installation of four solar photovoltaic systems totaling 182.1 kilowatts direct current at four sites, the retrofit of an HVAC system, and retrofit a cool roof. The project is estimated to save the District 299,979 kWh of electricity, resulting in annual energy cost savings of $57,066. The simple payback on the loan amount is approximately 15.5 years. (ECAA funding)
  4. CITY OF PARLIER. Proposed resolution approving Agreement 016-19-ECI with City of Parlier for a $1,210,560 loan at one percent interest to retrofit lighting, replace an HVAC, and install PV systems in the City’s municipal buildings, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The proposed project is estimated to save the City 395,838 kWh annually, resulting in annual energy cost savings of $73,766. The simple payback on the loan amount is approximately 16.4 years. (ECAA funding)

6.   Renewables Portfolio Standard 2011-2013 Verification Results Report (11-RPS-01).

Proposed resolution adopting the Renewables Portfolio Standard Verification Results Report for Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) for Compliance Period 1 (2011-2013), (RPS Verification Results Report). The RPS Verification Results Report contains information specific to LADWP including procurement target and portfolio balance requirements and any deficits thereto, the amount of eligible renewable energy retired and applied shown by Portfolio Content Category and other classifications, any historic carryover and excess procurement amounts. Contact: Chris Metzker. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

7.   Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) 2019 Annual Report.

Consideration and possible adoption of a resolution approving the EPIC 2019 Annual Report to the Legislature. Contact: Laurie ten Hope. (Staff presentation: 10 minutes)

8.   Update on Site Selection and Outreach for Oakland EcoBlock Project Demonstration.

Informational presentation on EPC-18-013: The Oakland EcoBlock, Phase II: A Zero Net Energy, Low Water-Use Retrofit Neighborhood Demonstration Project. The project required the recruitment of a new block for the Phase II build-out of the Ecoblock model designed under Phase I. The team leveraged this opportunity to develop a replicable and innovative block recruitment and selection process. The presentation will provide an update on Phase II, including the lessons learned that can be shared which other communities in their development of advanced energy communities. The presentation will highlight UC Berkeley’s community-based self-selection recruitment strategy, newly defined EcoBlock selection criteria, technical evaluation of prospective blocks, and ultimate selection of the new block. (EPIC funding) Contact: Michael Ferreira. (Staff presentation: 10 minutes)

9.   Advance to Next-Generation Wind Energy Technology (Next Wind) – GFO-19-302.

This solicitation sought proposals to fund applied research and development projects that facilitate the development of next-generation wind energy technologies and result in increased competitiveness, performance and reliability, while lowering the cost and the environmental and wildlife impacts of wind energy. (EPIC funding) Contact: Silvia Palmas-Rojas. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

  1. JASON COTRELL, DBA RCAM TECHNOLOGIES. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-19-007 with Jason Cotrell dba RCAM Technologies for a $2,999,979 grant to design, manufacture, demonstrate, and test prototypes of wind tower sections and offshore wind energy components using an onsite three-dimensional concrete printed (3DCP) manufacturing process and design, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The advancement in scientific knowledge in 3DCP materials, manufacturing methods and large-scale structural performance will facilitate the deployment of large land-based and offshore wind technologies that use 3DCP manufacturing methods to increase the cost-competitiveness of the wind energy generation needed to meet California's statutory energy goals.
  2. AKER SOLUTIONS. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-19-008 with Aker Solutions, Inc., for a $2,000,000 grant and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The project will establish a digital foundation of a floating offshore wind installation enabling continuous improvements in production optimization, maintenance strategies, levelized cost of energy, and understanding and mitigating environmental impacts of offshore wind projects.
  3. DOE-LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-19-010 with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for a $2,000,000 grant to develop and test a high-resolution optic sensing system for real-time monitoring of offshore wind turbine operations and marine animal activities, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA for phase 1 of this project. Phase 1 focuses on developing and testing the fiber optic sensing system at lab scale. A possible phase 2 field demonstration is subject to future Energy Commission approval.
  4. INTEGRAL CONSULTING INC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-19-009 with Integral Consulting Inc. for a $500,000 grant to investigate the effects of large-scale offshore wind farms on wind stress reduction and the potential impacts on coastal upwelling, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.
  5. HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY SPONSORED PROGRAMS FOUNDATION. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-19-011 with the Humboldt State University Sponsored Programs Foundation for a $500,000 grant to develop a three-dimensional model of seabird density above waters offshore California, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The model will be used to evaluate the relative risk to seabirds from different wind power farm locations and designs.

10. Storage Monitoring, Smart Shutoff and 3D Mapping Technologies for Safer Natural Gas Infrastructure – GFO-19-502.

This solicitation sought proposals to fund natural gas infrastructure safety and integrity projects that research, develop, and demonstrate advanced technologies to monitor natural gas system conditions, respond to emergencies rapidly and automatically, and detect, measure, and visualize underground pipeline infrastructure. (PIER funding) Contact: Yahui Yang (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

  1. PAULSSON, INC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement PIR-19-001 with Paulsson, Inc. for a $1,500,000 grant to develop and demonstrate a downhole multi-sensor array based on fiber optic sensing technologies to monitor a natural gas storage reservoir, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. This multi-sensor array will include all-optical pressure, acoustic, strain and temperature sensors to provide real-time monitoring.
  2. LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY. Proposed resolution approving Agreement PIR-19-002 with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for a $1,500,000 grant to develop and demonstrate electromagnetic and optical sensor systems to monitor natural gas storage borehole operation and integrity, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The sensor systems are expected to detect borehole damages, deformations or leakage events by providing real time monitoring data of temperature, strain and vibration.
  3. INSTITUTE OF GAS TECHNOLOGY DBA GAS TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE. Proposed resolution approving Agreement PIR-19-003 with Institute of Gas Technology dba Gas Technology Institute for a $1,034,930 grant to develop, test, and demonstrate a smart natural gas shutoff system for residential and commercial buildings, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The smart shutoff system offers an additional layer of protection during hazardous events. The recipient will identify gas safety sensors, integrate them into a smart shutoff platform, and provide network connectivity to monitor the system status.

11. FOOD PRODUCTION INVESTMENT PROGRAM 2019 – GFO-19-901.

This solicitation sought proposals to accelerate the adoption of advanced energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies at California food processing plants, demonstrate their reliability and effectiveness, help California food processors work towards a low carbon future, and benefit priority populations. The technologies funded will reduce energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with food production. (GGRF funding) Contact: Cyrus Ghandi. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

  1. AEMETIS ADVANCED FUELS KEYES, INC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement FPI-19-012 with Aemetis Advanced Fuels Keyes, Inc. for a $6,000,000 grant to install and operate an advanced, energy efficient evaporator and distillation system to reduce natural gas consumption and GHG emissions at the recipient's biofuels and animal food processing facility in Keyes, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. This project is expected to provide benefits to priority populations through criteria pollutant emissions reductions.
  2. GALLO CATTLE COMPANY, LP DBA JOSEPH GALLO FARMS. Proposed resolution approving Agreement FPI-19-014 with Gallo Cattle Company, LP dba Joseph Gallo Farms for a $3,482,450 grant to construct and operate an innovative manure digester at the recipient's integrated cheese processing facility and dairy farm in Atwater, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The digester will produce more renewable electricity from biogas than the present system, thereby reducing GHG emissions from energy consumption.
  3. ANHEUSER-BUSCH, LLC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement FPI-19-017 with Anheuser-Busch, LLC for a $5,771,259 grant to design, install, and operate a microgrid system that will produce and store renewable electricity at the recipient's brewery in the Los Angeles area, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The microgrid system will produce and store renewable electricity, providing reliability while reducing operating costs and GHG emissions at the facility. This project is expected to provide benefits to priority populations through job creation.
  4. THE NEIL JONES FOOD COMPANY. Proposed resolution approving Agreement FPI-19-018 with The Neil Jones Food Company for an $8,000,000 grant to design, install, and operate a microgrid system at the recipient's tomato processing facility in Firebaugh, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The microgrid system will produce and store renewable electricity, providing reliability while reducing grid electricity consumption and GHG emissions associated with the facility.

12. LOW-CARBON FUEL PRODUCTION PROGRAM -- GFO-19-601.

This solicitation sought proposals to reduce GHG emissions, further the purposes of AB 32 and SB 32, and must be located in California. (GGRF funding) Contact: Taiying Zhang. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

a. MERCED PIPELINE, LLC. Proposed resolution adopting California Environmental Quality Act Findings for Merced Pipeline LLC's (Merced) Merced Pipeline Dairy Cluster Project and approving grant Agreement LCF-19-002 with Merced.

  1. CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT FINDINGS. Findings that, based on the lead agency Merced County's Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND), and the County's Conditional Use Permit No. CUP19-003 approving and adopting the MND, the work under the proposed project presents no new significant or substantially more severe environmental impacts beyond those already considered and mitigated.
  2. MERCED'S PIPELINE CLUSTER DAIRY BIOGAS CONDITIONING SYSTEM PROJECT. Proposed resolution approving Agreement LCF-19-002 with Merced Pipeline LLC for a $2,518,948 grant to construct a new facility for the cleanup and upgrade of dairy biogas from nine participating dairies in Merced County. The resulting project will produce nearly 2.5 million diesel gallon equivalents (DGE) per year of renewable natural gas transportation fuel with a carbon intensity score of approximately -290 gCO2e/MJ.

b. LAKESIDE PIPELINE, LLC. Lakeside Pipeline, LLC. Proposed resolution adopting CEQA Findings for Lakeside Pipeline LLC's Lakeside Pipeline Cluster Project and approving grant agreement LCF-19-003 with Lakeside.

  1. CEQA FINDINGS. Findings that, based on the lead agency Kings County's (County) Initial Study and MND, and the County's Resolution No. 19-03 approving and adopting the MND, the work under the proposed project presents no new significant or substantially more severe environmental impacts beyond those already considered and mitigated.
  2. LAKESIDE'S PIPELINE CLUSTER BIOGAS CONDITIONING SYSTEM PROJECT. Proposed resolution approving Agreement LCF-19-003 with Lakeside Pipeline, LLC for a $798,052 grant to construct a new facility for the cleanup and upgrade of dairy biogas from nine participating dairies in Kings County. The resulting project will produce over 2.9 million diesel gallon equivalents (DGE) per year of renewable natural gas transportation fuel with a carbon intensity score of approximately -298 g CO2e/MJ.

c. RIALTO BIOENERGY FACILITY, LLC. RIALTO BIOENERGY FACILITY, LLC. Proposed resolution adopting CEQA findings and statement of overriding considerations for Rialto Bioenergy Facility LLC’s biomethane project and approving Agreement LCF-19-004 with Rialto Bioenergy Facility, LLC.

  1. CEQA FINDINGS. Findings that based on the Lead Agency, the City of Rialto’s certified Final Environmental Impact Report, adopted Mitigation, Monitoring and Reporting Program, adopted Statement of Overriding Considerations, resolution regarding the aforementioned documents, as well as the City of Rialto’s resolution approving the projects, its filed Notice of Determination, and the City of Rialto’s Action Agenda—the work under the proposed project presents no new significant or substantially more severe environmental impacts beyond those already considered.
  2. RIALTO BIOENERGY FACILITY LLC’S BIOMETHANE PROJECT. Agreement with Rialto Bioenergy LLC for $5,000,000 to construct a new biogas upgrading facility, which will process 300 tons per day of organic waste, resulting in 2.4 million DGE per year of new renewable natural gas for transportation fuel use with a carbon intensity of -189 gCO2e/MJ.

13. Minutes.

Possible approval of the March 11, 2020, business meeting minutes.

14. Lead Commissioner or Presiding Member Reports.

A lead commissioner on a policy matter may report to the CEC on the matter and discussion may follow. A presiding member on a delegated committee may report to the CEC on the matter and discussion may follow.

15. Executive Director’s Report.

16. Public Advisor's Report.

17. Public Comment.

Individuals may speak up to three minutes on any matter concerning the CEC, with the exception of items appearing on this agenda or items related to pending adjudicative (certification or enforcement) proceedings.

18. Small Power Plant Exemption for the Laurelwood Data Center (19-SPPE-01).

Consideration of and possible action on the request for reconsideration of the Commission's Final Decision of February 4, 2020. On March 5, 2020, Intervenor Robert Sarvey filed a request for reconsideration of the Commission’s Decision to grant a small power plant exemption for the Laurelwood Data Center. If the CEC denies this request, then the Commission's Decision stands. If the CEC grants this request, the CEC must determine the procedure by which to resolve any matter being reconsidered, including but not limited to, referring the matter back to the Committee or reopening the evidentiary record. Contact: Darcie Houck. (No formal staff presentation; parties will be able to present arguments or make comment as to their position on the motion for reconsideration consistent with the direction provided by the Chairman.)

  1. Possible closed session deliberation on the above described request for reconsideration. [Government Code Section 11126(c)(3)].

19. Chief Counsel's Report.

  1. Pursuant to Government Code Section 11126(e), the CEC may adjourn to closed session with its legal counsel to discuss any of the following matters to which the CEC is a party:
  1. In the Matter of U.S. Department of Energy (High Level Waste Repository), (Atomic Safety Licensing Board, CAB-04, 63-001-HLW); State of California v. United States Department of Energy (9th Cir. Docket No. 09-71014).
  2. Communities for a Better Environment and Center for Biological Diversity v. Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, and California State Controller (Alameda County Superior Court, Case No. RG13681262).
  3. State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission v. Electricore, Inc. and ZeroTruck (Sacramento County Superior Court, Case No. 34-2016-00204586).
  4. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., et al. v. United States Department of Energy (Federal District Court, Northern District of California, Case No. 17-cv-03404).
  5. City of Los Angeles, acting by and through, its Department of Water and Power v. California Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission (Los Angeles Superior Court, Case No. BS171477).
  6. In re: PG&E Corporation and In re: Pacific Gas and Electric Company (United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California, San Francisco Division, Case No. 19-30088).
  7. Chukwuemeka (Emeka) Okemiri v. California Energy Commission, et al. (Sacramento Superior Court, Case No. 34-2018-00246019).
  8. State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission v. HyGen Industries, Inc. (Sacramento County Superior Court No. 34-2019-00252543).
  9. Olson-Ecologic Testing Laboratories, LLC v. CEC. (Orange County Superior Court. Case No. 30-2019-01115513).

b. Pursuant to Government Code Section 11126(e), the CEC may also discuss any judicial or administrative proceeding that was formally initiated after this agenda was published; or determine whether facts and circumstances exist that warrant the initiation of litigation, or that constitute a significant exposure to litigation against the CEC, which might include personnel matters.


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2020-03-24
Location: Web EX
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-AAER-02 have been published:

Docket Number: 19-AAER-02
Project Title: Replacement Pool Pump Motors
TN Number: 232515
Title: Notice of New Instructions for Attending the April 7, 2020 Public Hearing - WEBEX ONLY
Description: Notice of New Instructions for Attending the April 7, 2020 Public Hearing - WEBEX ONLY
Filer: Raquel Kravitz
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 3/24/2020 11:19:37 AM
Docketed Date: 3/24/2020
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 2

Thank you.
 

2020-03-18
Location: California
Description:

COVID-19 has forced many employees of entities applying for Energy Commission (CEC) funds to telework. As a result, the CEC has received requests to temporarily waive the requirement that applicants provide a manual signature on application materials.

Accordingly, until further notice, any requirement in CEC contract, grant, and loan solicitations, as well as in requests for offer, to provide a signature is waived (even if it is in the screening criteria). NO SIGNATURE, EVEN ELECTRONIC, IS NECESSARY.

This waiver only applies to application materials due from this date forward. It does not apply to material submitted for due dates that have already passed.

In an effort to reduce the administrative cost of making this change, the CEC is sending out this one notice instead of issuing an individual addendum to each contract, grant, and loan solicitation or request for offer.

Contracts, Grants, and Loans

For more information:
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2020-03-17
Location: California
Description:

The California Energy Commission staff will hold a public hearing for the proposed regulations related to replacement and dedicated-purpose pool pump motors and dedicated-purpose pool pumps.  

In accordance with direction from California Department of Public Health to encourage social distancing in order to slow the spread of COVID-19, the California Energy Commission is urging members of the public to participate remotely. Instructions for remote participation below. 

Date and Time: Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. PST
Event number: 928 350 603
Event password: t20pumps@cec

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2020-03-17
Location: California
Description:

In response to the COVID-19 situation, the Energy Commission, along with our sister agencies, is re-inventing the workplace to be able to fulfill our mission while protecting public health. All of us at the Energy Commission are committed to do everything we can to ensure the continuity of operations throughout this difficult time.

We are following the guidance and recommended actions provided by the California Department of Public Health to keep each of us and our communities safe. We have postponed all meetings where we expect more than 250 attendees, and we will be modifying all other meetings and gatherings by continuing to provide remote participation options and using best meetings practices, including social distancing. In addition, many of our staff will be teleworking at least through the end of March.

Internally, we are quickly implementing processes to minimize disruptions to the Energy Commission’s workflow. Our focus is to ensure business continuity at the Energy Commission, including grant administration and invoice processing.

If you have questions or concerns regarding any projects that you are working on with CEC staff, please reach out to the assigned staff but keep in mind that staff may be teleworking, so email will be the most expeditious way to make contact. If you need help identifying the appropriate staff to contact, our Public Advisor, Noemi Gallardo, is available to assist at publicadvisor@energy.ca.gov.

If you have inquiries related to grant administration or invoice processing please contact your Contract Agreement Manager. For additional assistance with Energy Research and Development agreements, please contact Doris Yamamoto at Doris.Yamamoto@energy.ca.gov. For additional assistance with Fuels and Transportation agreements, please contact Spencer Kelley at Spencer.Kelley@energy.ca.gov

If you have additional questions or concerns or ideas on how our process can be improved, please do not hesitate to contact our Grants Ombudsman, Jennifer Martin-Gallardo, at Jennifer.Martin-Gallardo@energy.ca.gov.

Commissioners and staff at the Energy Commission are committed as ever to advancing our mission of building a clean energy future and our core values of service, accountability and excellence in everything that we do.

Finally, as we go through this challenging time together, it is worth remembering that our state and our society have made it through tough times before and we will make it through this difficult period as well.

Sincerely,

David Hochschild
Chair
California Energy Commission
916-654-3992
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2020-03-11
Location: California
Description:

Notice of Proposed Award for GFO-19-301 - Advancing Next-Generation Heating, Cooling and Water Heating Systems

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/solicitations/2019-10/gfo-19-301-advancing-next-generation-heating-cooling-and-water-heating
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2020-03-10
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-BSTD-03 have been published:

Docket Number: 19-BSTD-03
Project Title: 2022 Energy Code Pre-Rulemaking
TN Number: 232366
Title: March 10, 2020 Presentation
Description:
Filer: Joe Loyer
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 3/10/2020 10:52:02 AM
Docketed Date: 3/10/2020
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 93

2020-03-10
Location: California
Description:

Utiltiy-Sponsored stakeholder Meeting Second Round

Date
Lighting March 3, 2020
Single Family Whole Building March 5, 2020
Nonresidential Envelope Part 1: High Performance Envelope March 10, 2020

Nonresidential and Single Family HVAC Part 1:
Data Centers, Boilers, Air Distribution, Variable Capacity

March 12, 2020
Grid Integration March 19, 2020
Multifamily HVAC & Envelope March 26, 2020
Water Heating March 17, 2020
Covered Processes Part 1: Refrigeration System Opportunities April 2, 2020

Nonresidential HVAC and Envelope Part 2:
Reduced Infiltration, HVAC Controls (DOAS, Air Efficiency)

April 14, 2020
Covered Processes Part 2: Controlled Environmental Horticulture April 16, 2020
Multifamily restructuring April 23, 2020

Utility Sponsored Stakeholder Meetings

https://title24stakeholders.com

 

Location: California
Description:

Dear Subscribers,

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 17-AAER-06 have been published:

Docket Number: 17-AAER-06
Project Title: Commercial and Industrial Fans & Blowers
TN Number: 224830
Title: ASAP NRDC ACEEE Comments on Draft Staff Report- Embedded Fans
Description:
Filer: Joanna Mauer
Organization: ASAP NRDC ACEEE/Joanna Mauer
Role: Public
Submission Date: 9/28/2018 4:09:46 PM
Docketed Date: 9/28/2018
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 24

Thank you.

Location: California
Description:

Dear Subscribers,

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 15-AAER-02 have been published:

Docket Number: 15-AAER-02
Project Title: Pool Pumps and Spa Labeling
TN Number: 226134
Title: 2018 Staff Workshop on Appliance Efficiency Regulations for Rep
Description:
Filer: Cody Goldthrite
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 12/17/2018 8:41:28 AM
Docketed Date: 12/17/2018
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 75

Thank you.

Location: Sacramento, CA
Description:

see notes

Notes:
Contact Name: John Wilson
Email: jwilson@energy.state.ca.us
Phone: 916-654-5056
Address: 1516 Ninth Street MS-29
City: Sacramento
State: Ca 95814
Country: USA
URL: http://www.energy.ca.gov/
Comments: 916-654-4287
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2020-03-06
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-AAER-02 have been published:

Docket Number: 19-AAER-02
Project Title: Replacement Pool Pump Motors
TN Number: 232328
Title: PROPOSED NEGATIVE DECLARATION AND INITIAL STUDY FOR DEDICATED-PURPOSE POOL PUMPS AND REPLACEMENT POOL PUMP MOTORS
Description: PROPOSED NEGATIVE DECLARATION AND INITIAL STUDY FOR DEDICATED-PURPOSE POOL PUMPS AND REPLACEMENT DEDICATED-PURPOSE POOL PUMP MOTORS RULEMAKING
Filer: Sean Steffensen
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 3/6/2020 8:52:27 AM
Docketed Date: 3/6/2020
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 31

2020-03-06
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-AAER-02 have been published:

Docket Number: 19-AAER-02
Project Title: Replacement Pool Pump Motors
TN Number: 232326
Title: Notice of Intent to Adopt a Negative Declaration for Replacement Pool Pump Motors
Description: Notice of Intent to Adopt a Negative Declaration for Replacement Dedicated-Purpose Pool Pump Motors and Dedicated-Purpose Pool Pumps Appliance Efficiency Rulemaking
Filer: Sean Steffensen
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 3/6/2020 8:52:27 AM
Docketed Date: 3/6/2020
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 3

2020-03-06
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-AAER-02 have been published:

Docket Number: 19-AAER-02
Project Title: Replacement Pool Pump Motors
TN Number: 232327
Title: Notice of Completion & Environmental Document Transmittal
Description: Notice of Completion & Environmental Document Transmittal for Dedicated-Purpose Pool Pumps and Replacement Dedicated-Purpose Pool Pump Motors Rulemaking
Filer: Sean Steffensen
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 3/6/2020 8:52:27 AM
Docketed Date: 3/6/2020
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 2

2020-03-06
Location: California
Description:

Notice of Proposed Award for GFO-19-304 - Advanced Refrigeration and Heat Pumps for the Industrial Sector

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/solicitations/2019-12/gfo-19-304-advanced-refrigeration-and-heat-pumps-industrial-sector
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2020-03-04
Location: California
Description:

Attendee List for RFP-20-801 - Energy Efficiency Technical Support

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/solicitations/2020-02/rfp-20-801-energy-efficiency-technical-support
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2020-03-04
Location: California
Description:

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/solicitations/2020-02/rfp-20-801-energy-efficiency-technical-support
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2020-03-01
Location: California
Description:

Demonstrating Long Duration and Title 24-Compatible Energy Storage Technologies

The purpose of this addendum is to make revisions to the Solicitation Manual and add Item 14 EPIC Grant Agreement Special Terms and Conditions

Deadline to Submit Applications Changed to March 9, 2020, by 5:00 p.m.

See the cover letter for all the changes.

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/solicitations/2020-01/gfo-19-306-demonstrating-long-duration-and-title-24-compatible-energy-storage
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2020-02-28
Location: Sacramento, Ca
Description:

Energy Commission Business Meeting Agenda

March 11, 2020

1516 Ninth Street
Art Rosenfeld Hearing Room – First Floor
Sacramento, California 95814
10 a.m.
(Wheelchair Accessible)

 

Pursuant to California Code of Regulations Title 20 § 1104(e), any person may make oral comment on any agenda item. To ensure the orderly conduct of business, such comments will be limited to three minutes per person as to each item listed on the agenda that will be voted on today. Any person wishing to comment on information items or reports (non-voting items) shall reserve their comment for the general public comment portion of the meeting agenda and shall have three minutes total to address all remaining comments.

THE COMMISSION WILL CONSIDER AND MAY TAKE ACTION ON THE FOLLOWING:

1. Consent Calendar.
(Items will be taken up and voted on as a group. A commissioner may request that an item be moved and discussed later in the meeting.)

a. EUREKA CITY SCHOOLS. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-19-079 with Eureka City Schools for $392,009 to replace an old diesel-powered school bus with a clean, all-electric school bus and install supporting charging infrastructure; and adopting staff's determination that the installation of the charging infrastructure is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). (Clean Energy Job Creation Fund and Clean Transportation Program funding) Contact: Sarah Williams.

b. REDWOOD CITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT. Proposed resolution approving Amendment 1 to Agreement ARV-19-065 with Redwood City Elementary School District to: (1) increase the number of all-electric school buses and supporting infrastructure from three to four; (2) increase the total award amount by $337,089; (3) modify bus specifications; and (4) adopt staff’s determination that the installation of the charging infrastructure is exempt from CEQA. (Clean Energy Job Creation Fund and Clean Transportation Program funding) Contact: Manuel Aguila.

c. WOODLAND JOINT UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT. Proposed resolution approving Amendment 1 to Agreement ARV-19-066 with Woodland Joint Unified School District to: (1) increase the number of all-electric school buses and supporting infrastructure from seven to eight; (2) increase the total award amount to by $412,670; (3) modify bus specifications; and (4) adopt staff’s determination that the installation of the charging infrastructure is exempt from CEQA. (Clean Energy Job Creation Fund and Clean Transportation Program funding) Contact: Manuel Aguila.

d. UKIAH UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT. Proposed resolution approving Amendment 1 to Agreement ARV-19-015 with Ukiah Unified School District to: (1) increase the number of all-electric school buses and supporting infrastructure from four to six; (2) increase the grant amount by $681,973; (3) change the bus types to be procured; (4) modify bus specifications; and 5) adopt staff’s determination that the installation of the charging infrastructure is exempt from CEQA. (Clean Energy Job Creation Fund and Clean Transportation Program funding) Contact: Sarah Williams.

2. Discussion of Energy Commission Progress on Joint Agency Report, Charting a Path to a 100 Percent Clean Electricity Future, Senate Bill (SB) 100 (2018).
Staff presentation on the clean energy goals established by SB 100 (Docket 19-SB-100), and a discussion of its requirement to issue a joint agency report due to the Legislature by January 1, 2021. Staff will also provide an update of the report development process, including the planned scope and public engagement process. Contact: Terra Weeks. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

3. Order Instituting Informational (OII) Proceeding (20-IEPR-01).
Consideration and possible adoption of an OII proceeding to gather and assess information for analyses identified in the Final Scoping Order for the 2020 Integrated Energy Policy Report Update. Contact: Heather Raitt. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

4. Revisions to the Charter of the Disadvantaged Communities Advisory Group (DACAG) (16-OIR-06).
Proposed resolution revising the charter of the DACAG, which is an advisory body to the California Energy Commission (CEC) and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) on the effects of clean energy and pollution reduction programs in disadvantaged communities, pursuant to SB 350 (de León, 2015). The revised charter creates staggered terms for members and reappointment procedures. It also clarifies members’ duties and responsibilities, removal procedures, and other minor issues. Contact: Kristy Chew. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

5. Reappointments of and Term Extensions for Existing Members of the DACAG (16-OIR-06).
Proposed resolution reappointing five existing members of the DACAG to another two-year term and extending the terms of five existing members of the DACAG by one year. The DACAG is an advisory body to the CEC and the CPUC on the effects of clean energy and pollution reduction programs in disadvantaged communities, pursuant to SB 350 (de León, 2015). The one-year extension of existing terms will facilitate the creation of staggered terms for the body. Contact: Kristy Chew. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

6. Proposed resolution approving ECAA loans to the City of Campbell, City of Ontario, and the County of Amador.
Contact: Nelson Peña. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

a. City of Campbell. Proposed resolution approving Agreement 010-19-ECI with City of Campbell for a $1,638,168 loan at one percent interest to install street lighting, upgrade the energy management system in the city municipal buildings, and seal HVAC ducts in City Hall, and adopting staff's determination that this project is exempt from CEQA. The proposed project is estimated to save the City 0.38 Gigawatt hours (GWh) of electricity, resulting in annual energy cost savings of $111,605. The simple payback on the loan amount is approximately 14.7 years. (ECAA funding)

b. City of Ontario. Proposed resolution approving Agreement 011-19-ECI with City of Ontario for a $2,898,220 loan at one percent interest to install both interior and exterior lighting in the City’s municipal buildings, and adopting staff's determination that this project is exempt from CEQA. The proposed project is estimated to save the City 2.5 GWh of electricity, resulting in annual energy cost savings of $344,688. The simple payback on the loan amount is approximately 8.4 years. (ECAA funding)

c. County of Amador. Proposed resolution approving Agreement 012-19-ECI with the County of Amador for a $3,000,000 loan at one percent interest to replace 34 HVAC systems, replace two transformers, and install four separate photovoltaic systems totaling 740 kilowatt (kW) dc in the County’s municipal buildings and property, and adopting staff's determination that this project is exempt from CEQA. The proposed project is estimated to save the County 1.17 GWh or 1of electricity, resulting in annual energy cost savings of $179,496. The simple payback on the loan amount is approximately 16.7 years. (ECAA funding)

7. Zero Net Energy Alliance Inc.
Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-19-005 with Zero Net Energy Alliance, Inc. for a $4,998,555 grant to fund the implementation of the Richmond Advanced Energy Community Phase 2 project, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. This project will demonstrate: (1) how community-based Distributed Energy Resource (DER) aggregations can effectively manage energy demand, local generation, storage, grid-integrated electric vehicles, and create multiple value streams for low-income customers; (2) how special financing can be used to rehabilitate abandoned and blighted properties to be Zero Net Carbon Ready Homes (all-electric); and (3) how a local benchmarking policy and data tools can be used to advance the project and also measure effectiveness. Physical construction will include adding advanced energy technologies to new and existing buildings in Richmond and optimally managin! g these solutions through a state-of-the-art DER platform. (EPIC funding) Contact: Rachel Salazar. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

8. Food Production Investment Program 2019.
Solicitation GFO-19-901 sought proposals to accelerate the adoption of advanced energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies at California food processing plants, demonstrate their reliability and effectiveness, help California food processors work towards a low carbon future, and benefit priority populations. The technologies funded will reduce energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with food production. (GGRF funding) Contact: Cyrus Ghandi. (Staff presentation: 10 minutes)

a. AMY’S KITCHEN, INC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement FPI-19-003 with Amy's Kitchen, Inc., for a $4,410,728 grant to install and operate an advanced, high-efficiency, transcritical carbon-dioxide refrigeration system at the recipient's frozen food production facility in Santa Rosa, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The new refrigeration system will eliminate the need for conventional, high global warming refrigerants and reduce GHG emissions, energy consumption, and operating costs.

b. HILMAR CHEESE COMPANY, INC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement FPI-19-004 with Hilmar Cheese Company, Inc. for a $1,689,320 grant to fund an upgrade to the refrigeration systems, boiler systems, and compressed air systems to reduce GHG emissions from natural gas and electricity consumption at the recipient’s cheese processing facility in Hilmar, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.

c. PACIFIC COAST PRODUCERS. Proposed resolution approving Agreement FPI-19-005 with Pacific Coast Producers for a $1,131,715 grant to replace existing inefficient hot breaks used for preserving tomatoes with high-efficiency hot breaks at the recipient's tomato processing facility in Woodland, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The new hot breaks will use waste steam to preserve the tomatoes, reduce the facility's steam needs and consequently reduce GHG emissions from natural gas consumption. This project is expected to benefit priority populations through criteria pollutant emission reductions.

d. PACIFIC COAST PRODUCERS. Proposed resolution approving Agreement FPI-19-006 with Pacific Coast Producers for a $1,738,750 grant to replace an existing conventional, aging natural gas boiler with a high-efficiency high-pressure boiler to reduce GHG emissions from natural gas consumption at the recipient's tomato processing facility in Woodland, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. This project is expected to benefit priority populations through criteria pollutant emission reductions.

e. SUN-MAID GROWERS OF CALIFORNIA. Proposed resolution approving Agreement FPI-19-007 with Sun-Maid Growers of California for a $5,320,627 grant to design, install and operate a state-of-the-art, fully electric raisin dryer to reduce GHG emissions at the recipient's raisin production facility in Kingsburg, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. This project is expected to benefit priority populations through criteria pollutant emission reductions.

f. OWB PACKERS, LLC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement FPI-19-008 with OWB Packers, LLC for a $2,342,740 grant to install and operate energy efficient compressed air, refrigeration, and hot water systems to reduce GHG emissions at the recipient's meat processing facility in Brawley, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. This project is expected to provide benefits to priority populations through criteria pollutant emission reductions.

g. SUNSWEET GROWERS INC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement FPI-19-010 with Sunsweet Growers Inc. for a $1,591,643 grant to install high efficiency air compressors, boilers, and boiler equipment to reduce natural gas and electricity consumption and GHG emissions at the recipient's dried fruit and beverage facility in Yuba City, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.

h. BIMBO BAKERIES, USA, INC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement FPI-19-011 with Bimbo Bakeries, USA, Inc. for a $1,142,695 grant to install a waste heat recovery system, high efficiency motors, and replacement boilers at multiple Bimbo Bakeries facilities to reduce natural gas and electricity consumption and GHG emissions, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. This project is expected to benefit priority populations through criteria pollutant emission reductions.

9. Minutes.
Possible approval of the March 11, 2020, business meeting minutes.

10. Lead Commissioner or Presiding Member Reports.
A lead commissioner on a policy matter may report to the CEC on the matter and discussion may follow. A presiding member on a delegated committee may report to the CEC on the matter and discussion may follow.

11. Executive Director’s Report.

12. Public Advisor's Report.

13. Public Comment.
Individuals may speak up to three minutes on any matter concerning the CEC, with the exception of items appearing on this agenda or items related to pending adjudicative (certification or enforcement) proceedings.

14. Chief Counsel's Report.

a. Pursuant to Government Code § 11126(e), the CEC may adjourn to closed session with its legal counsel to discuss any of the following matters to which the CEC is a party:

i. In the Matter of U.S. Department of Energy (High Level Waste Repository), (Atomic Safety Licensing Board, CAB-04, 63-001-HLW); State of California v. United States Department of Energy (9th Cir. Docket No. 09-71014).

ii. Communities for a Better Environment and Center for Biological Diversity v. Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, and California State Controller (Alameda County Superior Court, Case No. RG13681262).

iii. State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission v. Electricore, Inc. and ZeroTruck (Sacramento County Superior Court, Case No. 34-2016-00204586).

iv. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., et al. v. United States Department of Energy (Federal District Court, Northern District of California, Case No. 17-cv-03404).

v. City of Los Angeles, acting by and through, its Department of Water and Power v. California Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission (Los Angeles Superior Court, Case No. BS171477).

vi. Helping Hand Tools v. California Energy Commission, and Vantage Data Centers LLC (Sacramento Superior Court, Case No. 34-2018-80003026)

vii. In re: PG&E Corporation and In re: Pacific Gas and Electric Company (United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California, San Francisco Division, Case No. 19-30088).

viii. Chukwuemeka (Emeka) Okemiri v. California Energy Commission, et al. (Sacramento Superior Court, Case No. 34-2018-00246019).

ix. State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission v. HyGen Industries, Inc. (Sacramento County Superior Court No. 34-2019-00252543).

x. National Electrical Manufacturers Association, et al. v. CEC, et al. (U.S. Eastern District Court of California Case No. 2:19-cv-02504).

xi. Olson-Ecologic Testing Laboratories, LLC v. CEC. (Orange County Superior Court. Case No. 30-2019-01115513)

b. Pursuant to Government Code § 11126(e), the CEC may also discuss any judicial or administrative proceeding that was formally initiated after this agenda was published; or determine whether facts and circumstances exist that warrant the initiation of litigation, or that constitute a significant exposure to litigation against the CEC, which might include personnel matters.

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In the event of technical problems with the telephone line, it is recommended that comments be submitted by email to publicadviser@energy.ca.gov or facsimile to (916) 654-4493 by 5 p.m., at least two days before the meeting.

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2020-02-27
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-AAER-03 have been published:

Thank you.

2020-02-26
Location: California
Description:

The purpose of this addendum is to make revisions to the Solicitation Manual and add Item 14 EPIC Grant Agreement Special Terms and Conditions

Deadline to Submit Applications Changed to March 9, 2020, by 5:00 p.m.

See the cover letter for all the changes.

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/solicitations/2020-01/gfo-19-306-demonstrating-long-duration-and-title-24-compatible-energy-storage
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2020-02-26
Location: California
Description:

The purpose of this addendum is to make revisions to DVBE participation requirement.

See the cover letter for all the changes.

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/solicitations/2020-02/rfp-20-801-energy-efficiency-technical-support
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2020-02-26
Location: California
Description:

The purpose of this addendum is to make revisions to DVBE participation requirement.

See the cover letter for all the changes.

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/solicitations/2020-02/rfp-20-801-energy-efficiency-technical-support
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2020-02-21
Location: California
Description:

Dear Subscribers,

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-OIR-01 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 19-OIR-01
    Project Title: Load Management Rulemaking
    TN Number: 232169
    Title: DRAFT Load Management Tariff Standard Markup
    Description: Draft amendments to the California Code of Regulations Title 20 Section 1623 Load Management Tariff Standard with markup.
    Filer: Karen Herter
    Organization: California Energy Commission
    Role: Commission Staff
    Submission Date: 2/21/2020 11:02:47 AM
    Docketed Date: 2/21/2020
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Document
    Page(s): 2

Thank you.
 

2020-02-20
Location: California
Description:

Notice of Proposed Award for Groups 1-3 - GFO-19-302 - Advance to Next-Generation Wind Energy Technology (Next Wind)

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/solicitations/2019-09/gfo-19-302-advance-next-generation-wind-energy-technology-next-wind
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2020-02-20
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-AAER-02 have been published:

Thank you.

2020-02-14
Location: California
Description:

Presentations for Pre-Application Workshops - GFO-19-310 - Validating Capability of Second-life Batteries to Cost-Effectively Integrate Solar Power for Small-Medium Commercial Building Applications

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/solicitations/2020-02/gfo-19-310-validating-capability-second-life-batteries-cost-effectively
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2020-02-07
Location: Sacramento, Ca
Description:

Energy Commission Business Meeting Agenda

Now online

February 20, 2020

1516 Ninth Street
Art Rosenfeld Hearing Room – First Floor
Sacramento, California 95814
10 a.m.
(Wheelchair Accessible)


Item 11 (Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) Community Solar Program
(19-BSTD-08)) will be heard no earlier than 1 p.m.

Pursuant to California Code of Regulations Title 20 § 1104(e), any person may make oral comment on any agenda item. To ensure the orderly conduct of business, such comments will be limited to three minutes per person as to each item listed on the agenda that will be voted on today. Any person wishing to comment on information items or reports (non-voting items) shall reserve their comment for the general public comment portion of the meeting agenda and shall have three minutes total to address all remaining comments.

THE COMMISSION WILL CONSIDER AND MAY TAKE ACTION ON THE FOLLOWING:

1. Consent Calendar.

(Items will be taken up and voted on as a group. A commissioner may request that an item be moved and discussed later in the meeting.)

a. IMPERIAL IRRIGATION DISTRICT (20-EPS-01). Proposed order approving the Executive Director’s recommendation that the Imperial Irrigation District's Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Hell’s Kitchen PowerCo 1, LLC for the procurement of geothermal energy from the proposed Hell’s Kitchen PowerCo facility be found compliant with the Emission Performance Standard for Local Publicly Owned Electric Utilities pursuant to Senate Bill (SB) 1368 (California Code of Regulations, Title 20, § 2900-2913). Contact: Michael Nyberg.

b. TURLOCK IRRIGATION DISTRICT (20-EPS-01). Proposed order approving the Executive Director’s recommendation that the Turlock Irrigation District's PPA with Roseburg Forest Products Co. for the procurement of bioenergy from the Weed Cogeneration Plant be found compliant with the Emission Performance Standard for Local Publicly Owned Electric Utilities pursuant to SB 1368
(California Code of Regulations, Title 20, §§ 2900-2913). Contact: Michael Nyberg.

c. STANFORD ENERGY MODELING FORUM. Proposed resolution approving Agreement 800-19-002 with Stanford University for a $25,000 contract to co-sponsor the Stanford Energy Modeling Forum, which is scheduled for mid-Spring 2020. In conducting each study, the forum seeks to: (1) harness the collective capabilities of participating experts to improve understanding of an important energy and associated environmental problem; (2) explain the strengths and limitations of competing approaches to the problem; and (3) provide guidance for future research efforts. The next study is on High Electricity Futures in North America. (ERPA funding) Contact: Anthony Dixon.

2. Discussion of Energy Commission Progress on Joint Agency Report, Charting a Path to a 100 Percent Clean Electricity Future, SB 100 (2018).
Staff presentation on the clean energy goals established by SB 100, and a discussion of its requirement to issue a joint agency report due to the Legislature by January 1, 2021. Staff will also provide an update of the report development process, including the planned scope and public engagement process. Contact: Terra Weeks. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

3. Palmdale Energy Project (08-AFC-09C).
Proposed order approving termination of the California Energy Commission (CEC) certification for the Palmdale Energy Project located in the city of Palmdale. The Palmdale Energy Project was first licensed by the CEC on June 10, 2015, as the Palmdale Hybrid Power Project, a 570-megawatt hybrid facility using combined cycle and solar trough. The project was amended in 2017, but was never constructed and there was no ground disturbance. On December 2, 2019, Palmdale Energy Project, LLC requested the CEC terminate the license. Staff concludes terminating the license would not result in a signifcant adverse impact to the environment and would comply with applicable laws, ordinances, regulations and standards. Contact: Keith Winstead. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

4. Approval of Disadvantaged Communities Advisory Group (DACAG) New Member.
Proposed resolution appointing new member, Fred L. Beihn, to fill a vacancy in the DACAG (16-OIR-06). Senate Bill 350 (de León, Chapter 54, Statutes of 2015) required the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and the CEC to establish a disadvantaged communities advisory group consisting of representatives from disadvantaged communities. The DACAG is comprised of 10 members, jointly selected by two commissioners from the CEC and two commissioners from the CPUC, and one tribal representative appointed by the Governor's Tribal Liaison. Contact: Kristy Chew. (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

5. 2019 Integrated Energy Policy Report (IEPR) (19-IEPR-01).
Proposed resolution approving the 2019 Integrated Energy Policy Report (CEC-100-2019-001-CMF). Senate Bill 1389 (Bowen, Chapter 568, Statutes of 2002) requires the CEC to prepare a biennial IEPR that assesses major energy trends and issues facing the state’s electricity, natural gas, and transportation fuel sectors and provides policy recommendations to: conserve resources; protect the environment; ensure reliable, secure, and diverse energy supplies; enhance the state’s economy; and protect public health and safety (Public Resources Code § 25301(a)). The CEC prepares these assessments and associated policy recommendations every two years, with updates in alternate years, as part of the IEPR. Contact: Heather Raitt. (Staff presentation: 10 minutes)

6. Local Ordinance Applications (19-BSTD-06).
Possible approval of nine resolutions for nine separate applications submitted by local jurisdictions for energy ordinances that exceed the energy efficiency requirements of the 2019 Energy Code (Title 24, Part 6). Contact: Danuta Drozdowicz. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

a. SANTA ROSA. New ordinance requires all new low-rise residential construction to be all-electric (with no propane or natural gas supply plumbing). Also requires that both single-family and multifamily buildings meet prescriptive requirements including solar photovoltaic (PV) and energy storage, compact hot water distribution, and central fan-integrated ventilation, with an exception for accessory dwelling units.

b. BERKELEY. New ordinance requires that newly constructed mixed-fuel residential, high-rise residential, hotel/motel and nonresidential buildings meet increased efficiency standards and include “electric ready” wiring to gas appliances. In addition, newly constructed nonresidential, high-rise residential and hotel/motel buildings are required to install solar PV systems.

c. MOUNTAIN VIEW. New ordinance requires all new construction (including single-family and duplex residential, multifamily, mixed-use, hotel, and commercial) to be all-electric and to include solar PV systems.

d. WINDSOR. New ordinance requires all new low-rise residential construction (including single-family, detached accessory dwelling units and multifamily up to three stories) to be all-electric.

e. MILPITAS. New ordinance distinguishes between all-electric, electrically heated (gas used for cooking and clothes drying) and mixed-fuel (gas used for heating and hot water). Requires that electrically heated and mixed-fuel new single-family, duplex, multifamily (under three stories), low-rise alterations and additions, nonresidential, and mixed-occupancy buildings must meet efficiency standards that are stricter than the 2019 Energy Code.

f. HEALDSBURG. New ordinance requires new low-rise residential buildings (single-family and multifamily of three stories or less) and new high-rise multifamily and nonresidential buildings use electricity for space heating, water heating, and clothes drying. Natural gas is permitted for cooking, fireplaces, pool and spa equipment; pre-wiring for electric appliances is required if natural gas appliances are installed.
PALO ALTO. New ordinance requires new nonresidential, high-rise residential and hotel/motel buildings install PV. If mixed-fuel, buildings must be all-electric ready and, with the exception of manufacturing facilities, meet higher efficiency standards than all-electric buildings. Also prohibits new low-rise residential buildings and additions from using natural gas for fireplaces, water heating, space conditioning, clothes drying, and cooking.

h. LOS GATOS. New ordinance requires that new single-family residential, accessory dwelling unit, and low-rise residential buildings be all-electric, including all interior and exterior applications, and are also prewired for the installation of battery storage.

i. BRISBANE. New ordinance requires both onsite energy generation and building electrification. Solar hot water systems may be substituted for PV if they demonstrate equivalent energy savings. As of January 1, 2021, new nonresidential and residential buildings will be required to be all-electric, except for natural gas cooking and fireplaces, and prewired for electric appliances if natural gas is used.

7. Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) Kitchen Range Hood Directory and Program Approval (19-BSTD-10).
Proposed resolution approving the use of AHAM’s Kitchen Range Hood directory as an alternative to the Home Ventilating Institute (HVI) directory consistent with Title 24, Part 1, § 10-109(h). AHAM is requesting approval for use of its program and directory as an alternative procedure for demonstrating compliance with the Energy Code where a directory published by HVI would otherwise be required or specified. The CEC is able to “authorize alternative procedures or protocols that demonstrate compliance with Part 6.” Use of the AHAM directory would be an alternative, equivalent procedure for demonstrating that kitchen range hoods possess attributes that comply with Part 6 requirements. Contact: Peter Strait. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

8. Right-Energy Title 24 Residential Compliance Software (19-BSTD-01).
Proposed resolution approving Right-Energy Title 24 2019.1.1 from Wrightsoft for demonstrating performance compliance with the 2019 low-rise residential, single- family provisions of the 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Public Resources Code § 25402.1(b)). Contact: Larry Froess. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

9. Adopting Energy Commission Determination Finding Glendale Water and Power's Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) Consistent with the Requirements of SB 350 (18-IRP-01).
Proposed resolution adopting CEC's determination finding Glendale Water and Power's IRP Filing consistent with requirements of SB 350. Contact: Liz Gill. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

10. Bay Area Air Quality Management District.
Proposed resolution approving Agreement RMB600-19-010 with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) for the CEC to receive $5,000,000 from the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust to fund hydrogen refueling stations throughout the state. Cooperation between BAAQMD and the CEC will ensure that hydrogen refueling infrastructure funding decisions are optimized to meet the complementary objectives of BAAQMD and the CEC. Contact: Phil Cazel. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

11. Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) Community Solar Program (19-BSTD-08).
This item will be heard no earlier than 1 p.m.
Proposed resolution approving SMUD's revised application to administer the new Neighborhood SolarShares Program to meet the 2019 Energy Code requirements under § 10-115, which establishes the requirements that must be met for a Community Shared Solar Electric Generation System to be used by a builder/developer as a compliance alternative to the onsite PV requirement in § 150.1(b)1. Contact: Bill Pennington. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

12. Minutes.

a. Possible approval of the January 22, 2020, business meeting minutes.

b. Possible approval of the February 20, 2020, business meeting minutes.

13. Lead Commissioner or Presiding Member Reports.
A lead commissioner on a policy matter may report to the CEC on the matter and discussion may follow. A presiding member on a delegated committee may report to the CEC on the matter and discussion may follow.

14. Executive Director’s Report.

15. Public Advisor's Report.

16.Public Comment.
Individuals may speak up to three minutes on any matter concerning the CEC, with the exception of items appearing on this agenda or items related to pending adjudicative (certification or enforcement) proceedings.

17. Chief Counsel's Report.

a. Pursuant to Government Code § 11126(e), the CEC may adjourn to closed session with its legal counsel to discuss any of the following matters to which the CEC is a party:

i. In the Matter of U.S. Department of Energy (High Level Waste Repository), (Atomic Safety Licensing Board, CAB-04, 63-001-HLW); State of California v. United States Department of Energy (9th Cir. Docket No. 09-71014).

ii. Communities for a Better Environment and Center for Biological Diversity v. Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, and California State Controller (Alameda County Superior Court, Case No. RG13681262).

iii. State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission v. Electricore, Inc. and ZeroTruck (Sacramento County Superior Court, Case No. 34-2016-00204586).

iv. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., et al. v. United States Department of Energy (Federal District Court, Northern District of California, Case No. 17-cv-03404).

v. City of Los Angeles, acting by and through, its Department of Water and Power v. California Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission (Los Angeles Superior Court, Case No. BS171477).

vi. Helping Hand Tools v. California Energy Commission, and Vantage Data Centers LLC (Sacramento Superior Court, Case No. 34-2018-80003026)

vii. In re: PG&E Corporation and In re: Pacific Gas and Electric Company (United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California, San Francisco Division, Case No. 19-30088).

viii. Chukwuemeka (Emeka) Okemiri v. California Energy Commission, et al. (Sacramento Superior Court, Case No. 34-2018-00246019).

ix. State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission v. HyGen Industries, Inc. (Sacramento County Superior Court No. 34-2019-00252543).

x. National Electrical Manufacturers Association, et al. v. CEC, et al. (U.S. Eastern District Court of California Case No. 2:19-cv-02504).

xi. Olson-Ecologic Testing Laboratories, LLC v. CEC. (Orange County Superior Court. Case No. 30-2019-01115513)

b. Pursuant to Government Code § 11126(e), the CEC may also discuss any judicial or administrative proceeding that was formally initiated after this agenda was published; or determine whether facts and circumstances exist that warrant the initiation of litigation, or that constitute a significant exposure to litigation against the CEC, which might include personnel matters.


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In the event of technical problems with the telephone line, it is recommended that comments be submitted by email to publicadviser@energy.ca.gov or facsimile to (916) 654-4493 by 5 p.m., at least two days before the meeting.

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Public participation. Questions may be directed to the public advisor, Noemí O. Gallardo, via email at publicadvisor@energy.ca.gov, or by phone at 916-654-4489 or 800-822-6228. It is recommended that comments be submitted to the Docket Unit by email to docket@energy.ca.gov or to the Public Advisor’s Office by email to publicadvisor@energy.ca.gov or via facsimile to (916) 654-4493 by 5 p.m., preferably two days before the meeting. 

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2020-02-04
Location: Sacramento State University
Description:

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN April 1-2, 2020 Sacramento State University

Register to attend the 2020 EPIC Symposium where you can explore the latest innovations coming to the clean energy market. Key highlights from the agenda include:

California Energy Visionary Awards

Don't miss this three-part, rapid-fire clean tech pitch competition and award show featuring some of California's most promising entrepreneurs as they describe how their projects are advancing California's transition to a clean energy future.

From Seed to Scale: Creating a Pipeline of New Energy Innovations

Attend a moderated living room chat with successful startups and end-users alike as they discuss their motives behind developing and adopting innovative technologies, the associated growing pains, and the role public funding played in overcoming the steep hurdles in bringing a new technology to market.

Securing a Sustainable Future for Energy Storage

To keep up with the rising energy storage demands, the industry is beginning to consider supply-chain friendly materials better suited for long duration storage. At the same time, California is looking to develop domestic lithium supplies to meet the growing demand for lithium-ion batteries in EVs and other storage applications. Join this session as we explore cutting edge storage technologies and strategies to bring these technologies to scale.

The full EPIC Symposium agenda will be published soon!

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Sponsorship Opportunities

If you are interested in having a vendor table top at the Symposium, please contact Tony Chang at tony.chang@gladstein.org

The California Energy Commission’s Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) program invests more than $130 million annually in scientific and technological research accelerating the transformation of the electricity sector to meet California’s energy and climate goals. The EPIC program benefits electricity ratepayers from the state’s three largest investor-owned utilities – Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Southern California Edison, and San Diego Gas & Electric Company.


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2020-01-31
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 18-OIR-02
Project Title: Proposal to repeal the outdated Energy Conservation Assistance Act (ECAA) regulations
TN Number: 231815
Title: FINAL STATEMENT OF REASONS
Description: Energy Conservation Assistance Act Z # 2019-0702-01
Filer: Cody Goldthrite
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 1/31/2020 8:44:55 AM
Docketed Date: 1/31/2020
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 1

Thank you.
 

2020-01-31
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-AAER-04 have been published:

Docket Number: 19-AAER-04
Project Title: General Service Lamps
TN Number: 231826
Title: Request to close Docket No 19-AAER-04
Description:
Filer: Cody Goldthrite
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 1/31/2020 9:30:47 AM
Docketed Date: 1/31/2020
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 1

Thank you.
 

2020-01-31
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 18-OIR-02 have been published:

Docket Number: 18-OIR-02
Project Title: Proposal to repeal the outdated Energy Conservation Assistance Act (ECAA) regulations
TN Number: 231824
Title: Close Docket 18-OIR-02
Description:
Filer: Cody Goldthrite
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 1/31/2020 9:16:25 AM
Docketed Date: 1/31/2020
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 1

Thank you

2020-01-30
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-AAER-04 have been published:

Docket Number: 19-AAER-04
Project Title: General Service Lamps
TN Number: 231800
Title: Oral Comments on Proposed General Service Lamps Regulations
Description: Oral Comments on Proposed General Service Lamps Regulations Title 20, Section 1004 and Sections 1601 – 1609, California Code of Regulations Public Hearing November 6, 2019
Filer: Cody Goldthrite
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 1/30/2020 12:54:58 PM
Docketed Date: 1/30/2020
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 3

Thank You

2020-01-30
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-AAER-04 have been published:

Docket Number: 19-AAER-04
Project Title: General Service Lamps
TN Number: 231799
Title: FINAL STATEMENT OF REASONS
Description: General Service Lamps Appliance Efficiency Standards Rulemaking Docket No. 19-AAER-04 OAL File No. Z-2019-0806-04
Filer: Cody Goldthrite
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 1/30/2020 12:53:09 PM
Docketed Date: 1/30/2020
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 7

Thank you.
 

2020-01-29
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 20-AAER-01 have been published:

Docket Number: 20-AAER-01
Project Title: Amendments to the Title 20 Appliance Efficiency Regulations Rulemaking
TN Number: 231783
Title: Order Instituting Rulemaking Proceeding
Description:
Filer: Cody Goldthrite
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 1/29/2020 10:12:29 AM
Docketed Date: 1/29/2020
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 2

Thank you.

2020-01-28
Location: California
Description:

We need all hands on deck to help California achieve its clean energy goals! The California Energy Commission is recruiting members to join Empower Innovation, a recently launched social networking platform designed to connect professionals working on building a clean energy economy in California. The new platform makes it easy for potential applicants, entrepreneurs, research institutions, and local community-based organizations to connect and collaborate on funding opportunities to support a clean energy transition.

The Empower Innovation Network is growing, and already includes:

  • $350 millionof public and private funding opportunities
  • More than 150 organizationsthat have already joined the platform 
  • More than 500 members

Will you be the next member? Click here and join today!

Empower Innovation also puts valuable resources at your fingertips such as a calendar of events, a resource library, and online tools related to cleantech, entrepreneurship, and business development. 

Check out this short video: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTil8J4L0nk  or go straight to Empower Innovation at empowerinnovation.net

2020-01-24
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 17-AAER-10 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 17-AAER-10
    Project Title: Irrigation Controllers
    TN Number: 231725
    Title: CRA Comments - Landscape Irrigation Controllers
    Description:
    Filer: System
    Organization: CRA/Steve McCarthy
    Role: Public
    Submission Date: 1/24/2020 3:57:35 PM
    Docketed Date: 1/24/2020
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Comment
    Page(s): 1
2020-01-20
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 19-AAER-04
Project Title: General Service Lamps
TN Number: 231801
Title: Comments on Proposed General Service Lamps Regulations
Description: Comments on Proposed General Service Lamps Regulations Title 20, Section 1004 and Sections 1601 – 1609, California Code of Regulations Written Public Comment Period August 16, 2019 – October 7, 2019
Filer: Cody Goldthrite
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 1/30/2020 12:56:17 PM
Docketed Date: 1/30/2020
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 19

Thank you.
 

2020-01-15
Location: California
Description:

California Energy Commission statement on lawsuit dismissal challenging lighting rules

SACRAMENTO – Expanded rules for light bulbs, used predominantly in home lamps and sockets (known as general service lamps or GSLs), took effect January 1, 2020 clarifying what types of bulbs fall under the existing standard of 45 lumens per watt. The National Electrical Manufacturing Association and American Lighting Association tried to challenge these rules, but today dismissed its lawsuit. The following is a statement by California Energy Commissioner J. Andrew McAllister regarding the dismissal:

“The Energy Commission is pleased to hear about the National Electrical Manufacturing Association’s decision to drop its lawsuit. This is a big win for consumers. Congress recognized and codified into law California’s leadership in advancing efficient lighting. We have consistently led the nation to ensure that the most energy efficient appliances are on the shelves, and we have encouraged lighting manufacturers to innovate. California’s rules make the most efficient and affordable lighting technologies available to all Californians.”

For more information on how to choose the right light, consumers can visit the University of California, Davis California Lighting Technology Center, which developed a video and print out guide, in partnership with the California Energy Commission (CEC).

McAllister’s quote is also available as a downloadable audio file.

 About the California Energy Commission
The California Energy Commission is leading the state to a 100 percent clean energy future. It has seven core responsibilities: developing renewable energy, transforming transportation, increasing energy efficiency, investing in energy innovation, advancing state energy policy, certifying thermal power plants, and preparing for energy emergencies.

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/newsroom/news-releases
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Contact:
Amber Pasricha Beck (916) 654-4989                                                 

Contact Name: Amber Beck
Email: amber.beck@energy.ca.gov
Phone: 916-654-4989
Address: 1516 Ninth Street MS-29
City: Sacramento
State: Ca 95814
Country: USA
URL: http://www.energy.ca.gov/
Comments: 916-654-4287
2020-01-10
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 17-EBP-01 have been published:

Docket Number: 17-EBP-01
Project Title: Improving Energy Compliance of Central Air-Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems
TN Number: 231466
Title: Mitsubishi Electric Comments - Are Exclusions in CEC's Decarbonization Baseline Metrics Fair to All Parties
Description:
Filer: Bruce Severance
Organization: Mitsubishi Electronic/Bruce Severance
Role: Public
Submission Date: 1/10/2020 5:00:26 PM
Docketed Date: 1/10/2020
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 6

Thank you.
 

2020-01-10
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 20-AAER-01 have been published:

Docket Number: 20-AAER-01
Project Title: Amendments to the Title 20 Appliance Efficiency Regulations Rulemaking
TN Number: 231465
Title: Open new docket file for the 2020 Amendments to the Title 20 Appliance Efficiency Regulations Rulemaking
Description:
Filer: Cody Goldthrite
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 1/10/2020 4:56:08 PM
Docketed Date: 1/10/2020
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 1

Thank you.

2020-01-10
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 20-AAER-01 have been published:

Docket Number: 20-AAER-01
Project Title: Amendments to the Title 20 Appliance Efficiency Regulations Rulemaking
TN Number: 231465
Title: Open new docket file for the 2020 Amendments to the Title 20 Appliance Efficiency Regulations Rulemaking
Description:
Filer: Cody Goldthrite
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 1/10/2020 4:56:08 PM
Docketed Date: 1/10/2020
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 1

Thank you.

2020-01-08
Location: California
Description:

Updated Workshop Schedule for 2019 IEPR

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/
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2020-01-08
Location: California
Description:

Questions and Answers for GFO-19-304 - Advanced Refrigeration and Heat Pumps for the Industrial Sector

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/solicitations/2019-12/gfo-19-304-advanced-refrigeration-and-heat-pumps-industrial-sector
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2019-12-31
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-AAER-04 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 19-AAER-04
    Project Title: General Service Lamps
    TN Number: 231356
    Title: Final Regulatory Text
    Description: Final form 400 and regulatory text for the General Service Lamp regulations.
    Filer: Corrine Fishman
    Organization: California Energy Commission
    Role: Commission Staff
    Submission Date: 12/31/2019 11:15:07 AM
    Docketed Date: 12/31/2019
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Document
    Page(s): 23

Thank you.

2019-12-20
Location: California
Description:

Advancing Next-Generation Heating, Cooling and Water Heating Systems

GFO-19-301
Addendum 2
December 20, 2019

The purpose of this addendum is to notify potential applicants of changes that have been made to the solicitation manual for GFO-19-301.

See cover letter for all changes.

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/solicitations/2019-10/gfo-19-301-advancing-next-generation-heating-cooling-and-water-heating
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2019-12-16
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-OIR-01 have been published:

Docket Number: 19-OIR-01
Project Title: Load Management Rulemaking
TN Number: 231252
Title: Notice of Commissioner Workshop on Scope of Load Management Rulemaking
Description: The California Energy Commission will conduct a workshop to receive public input on the scope of the 2020 Load Management Standards Proceeding. A quorum of commissioners may attend, but no votes will be taken.
Filer: Courtney Jones
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 12/16/2019 11:09:28 AM
Docketed Date: 12/16/2019
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 4

2019-12-13
Location: California
Description:

WebEx Recording Available for September 26, 2019, IEPR Commissioner Workshop on Emerging Trends for the California Energy Demand Forecast

For more information:
https://ww2.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/#09262019
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2019-12-11
Location: California
Description:

Now Available Online
Energy Commission Business Meeting Agenda

December 11, 2019

1516 Ninth Street
Art Rosenfeld Hearing Room – First Floor
Sacramento, California 95814
10 a.m.
(Wheelchair Accessible)

THE COMMISSION WILL CONSIDER AND MAY TAKE ACTION ON THE FOLLOWING:
1. Consent Calendar.

(Items will be taken up and voted on as a group. A commissioner may request that an item be moved and discussed later in the meeting.)

a. OTAY MESA ENERGY CENTER (99-AFC-05C). Proposed order approving the distribution of $25,875.97 from the Quino Checkerspot Buttlerfly Fund managed by the San Diego Foundation to RECON Environmental, Inc., for work related to the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Quino Checkerspot Butterfly Augmentation Project. Condition of Certification BIO-11 requires that the California Energy Commission (CEC) and United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) decide how to distribute the allocated funds to better understand the Quino checkerspot butterfly and its management. The USFWS supports the current expenditure proposal and will consider formal approval once approved by the CEC. Staff Contact: Ann Crisp.

b. TRB AND ASSOCIATES (01-AFC-17C). Proposed resolution approving Agreement 700-19-005 with TRB and Associates (TRB) for a $0 contract to provide delegate chief building official (DCBO) services for the Inland Empire Energy Center Decommissioning/Demolition. TRB will conduct design review and construction inspections on behalf of the CEC. TRB will be compensated by the project owner of the Inland Empire Energy Center. Contact: Mary Dyas.

c. ENERGYPRO VERSION 8.0. Proposed resolution approving EnergyPro Version 8.0, by EnergySoft, LLC., as an alternative calculation method for demonstrating performance compliance with the nonresidential provisions of the 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (2019 Energy Code), California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 24, Part 6, and associated administrative regulations in Part 1, Chapter 10 (Standards). (CCR, Title 24, §§ 10-109 (c)2). Contact: RJ Wichert.

d. THERMALITO UNION ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT. Proposed resolution approving a change to Agreement ARV-19-028 with Thermalito Union Elementary School District to increase the grant amount by $10,825 and to change the all-electric school buses being funded from four Type D buses without chair lifts and one Type C bus without chair lift to five Type D buses without chair lifts. (Clean Energy Job Creation Fund funding) Contact: Tomas Ortiz.

e. GLADSTEIN, NEANDROSS AND ASSOCIATES. Proposed resolution to approve a $4,950 purchase order to co-sponsor the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo 2020 conference scheduled for May 11-14, 2020, in Long Beach. (Clean Transportation Program funding)Contact: Tim Olson.

f. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, ENERGY INSTITUTE AT HAAS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS. Proposed resolution approving Agreement 800-19-001 with the University of California, Berkeley, Energy Institute at Haas School of Business for a $12,500 contract to co-sponsor the 2020 POWER Conference on Energy Research and Policy in Berkeley on March 20, 2020. The 2020 POWER Conference will be the 25th annual conference focusing on electricity markets and systems. (ERPA funding) Contact: Lynn Marshall.

g. SCHOOL BUS REPLACEMENT PROGRAM. Proposed order directing the Executive Director or his or her designee to approve changes up to $5,000 per electric school bus for grant agreements under the School Bus Replacement Program. The funds will be used for bus design specification changes. Contact: Lorraine Gonzalez.

2. Energy Commission Progress on Joint Agency Report, Charting a Path to a 100 Percent Clean Electricity Future, Senate Bill 100 (19_SB-100).

Staff presentation on the clean energy goals established by Senate Bill (SB) 100 and a discussion of its requirement to issue a joint agency report due to the Legislature by January 1, 2021. Staff will also provide an update of the report development process, including the planned scope and public engagement process. Contact: Terra Weeks. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

3. San Jose City Data Center (19-SPPE-04).

Proposed order appointing a committee of two commissioners to preside over the small power plant exemption (SPPE) proceeding and any other proceedings arising from the application filed on November 15, 2019, by Microsoft Corporation, for the proposed SJC02. The SJC02 would be in San Jose and consist of two single-story data center buildings that house data servers and associated diesel-fueled backup generators to provide an uninterruptible power supply of up to 99 MW during an emergency loss of utility power. The CEC is the lead agency for the project under the Warren-Alquist Act and CEQA. The CEC will prepare the appropriate environmental document. If an SPPE is granted, the SJC02 would be exempt from CEC jurisdiction and subject to permitting by the City of San Jose and other agencies. Contact: Steve Kerr. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

4. Inland Empire Energy Center (01-AFC-17C).

Proposed order approving the closure plan for the Inland Empire Energy Center under Condition of Certification COM-12 of the facility’s Final Commission Decision. Staff concludes that implementation of the closure plan would not result in a signifcant adverse impact to the environment and would comply with applicable laws, ordinances, regulations, and standards. Contact: Jonathan Fong. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

5. Modifications to Regulations Governing the Power Source Disclosure Program (16-OIR-05).

Proposed resolution to adopt a Negative Declaration under CEQA. Also proposed resolution to adopt modifications to the Power Source Disclosure Program Regulations, Title 20, CCR, §§ 1391-1394; adding §§ 1394.1-1394.2., and provisions required by Assembly Bill (AB) 1110 (Ting, Stats. 2016, Ch. 656). Contact: Jordan Scavo. (Staff presentation: 10 minutes)

a. NEGATIVE DECLARATION. Consideration for possible adoption of the Negative Declaration for Modifications of Regulations Governing the Power Source Disclosure Program. This proposed adoption comes after a 30-day public comment period necessary to comply with CEQA guidelines.

b. POWER SOURCE DISCLOSURE PROGRAM REGULATIONS. Proposed for consideration to adopt amendments to Title 20, CCR, §§ 1391-1394 and new §§ 1394.1-1394.2 implementing specific requirements found in Public Utilities Code (PUC) §§ 398.1–398.5. This rulemaking also updates other aspects of the Power Source Disclosure Program to facilitate implementation, improve clarity, and ensure the statutory directive produces a label that is accurate, reliable, and simple to understand. The proposed action is taken under the authority of §§ 25213 and 25218(e) of the Public Resources Code, and §§ 398.4(k)(2)(F)(i) and 398.5(c) of the PUC. This proposed adoption comes after a 45-day and subsequent 15-day public comment period.

6. 2019 California Energy Efficiency Action Plan (19-IEPR-06).

Proposed resolution approving the 2019 California Energy Efficiency Action Plan. The plan fulfills the mandates in California Public Resources Code §§ 25310(c) and 25943(f). It is separated into three goals: doubling energy efficiency savings by 2030, removing and reducing barriers to energy efficiency in low-income and disadvantaged communities, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the buildings sector. Contact: Michael Kenney. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

7. Determination of Consistency of Integrated Resource Plans (IRP) with SB 350 (18-IRP-01).

Adoption of CEC determination that integrated resource plans prepared by Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), City of Palo Alto, Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), Silicon Valley Power, and Turlock Irrigation District are consistent with the requirements of PUC § 9621. Contact: Paul Deaver. (Staff presentation: 10 minutes)

a. LOS ANGELES DEPARTMENT OF WATER AND POWER. Proposed resolution adopting CEC's determination finding LADWP’s IRP Filing consistent with the requirements of SB 350.

b. CITY OF PALO ALTO. Proposed resolution adopting CEC's determination finding City of Palo Alto's IRP Filing consistent with the requirements of SB 350.

c. SACRAMENTO MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT. Proposed resolution adopting CEC's determination finding SMUD's IRP Filing consistent with the requirements of SB 350.

d. SILICON VALLEY POWER. Proposed resolution adopting CEC's determination finding Silicon Valley Power's IRP Filing consistent with the requirements of SB 350.

e. TURLOCK IRRIGATION DISTRICT. Proposed resolution adopting CEC's determination finding the Turlock Irrigation District’s IRP Filing consistent with the requirements of SB 350.

8. Local Ordinances Exceeding the 2019 Energy Code (19-BSTD-06).

Possible approval of six resolutions for six separate applications submitted by local jurisdictions for energy ordinances that exceed the energy efficiency requirements of the 2019 Energy Code (Title 24, Part 6). Contact: Gabriel D. Taylor (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

a. CITY OF MENLO PARK. For new residential construction, requires electric space and water heating and dryers, but allows gas for cooking and fireplaces. In new nonresidential construction, requires electric space and water heating, all-electric appliances, and solar electric generation. Allows some nonresidential projects to apply for a limited exception from some of the all-electric requirements (scientific laboratories, public agency owned emergency operations centers, and commercial kitchens). In all buildings, requires prewiring for electric appliances wherever gas appliances are installed.

b. CITY OF SAN JOSE. For both new residential and nonresidential construction, defines “mixed-fuel buildings” as buildings that use gas for any appliance or buildings that contain gas plumbing. For such buildings, the ordinance requires both higher energy efficiency than the 2019 Energy Code, and prewiring for possible future electric appliances. To encourage electrification, buildings that are all-electric and are not required to exceed the 2019 Energy Code. The ordinance extends the solar ready requirements in the code to hotel/motel and high-rise multifamily buildings over ten stories and to nonresidential buildings over three stories. Requires additional electric vehicle supply equipment infrastructure.

c. CITY OF SAN MATEO. For both new residential and nonresidential construction, defines “mixed-fuel buildings” as buildings that use gas for any appliance or buildings that contain gas plumbing. For such buildings, the ordinance requires higher energy efficiency than the 2019 Energy Code. To encourage electrification, buildings that are all-electric and are not required to exceed the 2019 Energy Code. Requires solar electric generation or solar thermal on new nonresidential, hotel/motel, and high-rise residential buildings, as well as major additions to all building types. Requires additional electric vehicle supply equipment infrastructure for residential.

d. CITY OF SANTA MONICA. For both new residential and nonresidential construction, defines “mixed-fuel buildings” as buildings that use gas for any appliance or buildings that contain gas plumbing. For such buildings, the ordinance requires higher energy efficiency than the 2019 Energy Code. To encourage electrification, buildings that are all-electric and are not required to exceed the 2019 Energy Code. Requires solar electric generation on new nonresidential, hotel/motel, and high-rise residential buildings, as well as major additions to all building types. Requires swimming pool heaters to use either electric heat pumps or solar thermal.

e. CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD. For both residential and nonresidential construction, including both new construction and major modifications, requires either solar photovoltaic (PV), solar thermal, or a vegetative roof. Requires additional energy or water efficiency measures for buildings seeking height or density waivers. Requires additional electric vehicle supply equipment infrastructure and water efficiency measures in most building types.

f. COUNTY OF MARIN. Encourages both new and remodeled buildings to be all-electric by requiring that owners and developers demonstrate more stringent energy performance for projects that use natural gas or propane. In addition, requires either CALGreen Tier 1 or CALGreen Mandatory compliance, and either electric vehicle capable or electric vehicle ready charging infrastructure.

9. Refrigeration Service Engineers Society 2019 Update Report (13-ATTCP-01).

Proposed resolution approving the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES) nonresidential mechanical acceptance test technician certification provider updates report for the 2019 Energy Code. This will allow RSES to administer its proposed program changes and training curricula adjustments for the 2019 Energy Code. Contact: Joe Loyer. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

10. National Lighting Contractors Association of America 2019 Update Report (13-ATTCP-01).

Proposed resolution approving the National Lighting Contractors Association of America (NLCAA) nonresidential lighting controls acceptance test technician certification provider update report for the 2019 Energy Code. This will allow NLCAA to administer its proposed program changes and training curricula adjustments for the 2019 Energy Code. Contact: Veronica Olvera. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

11. Energy Conservation Assistance Act-Education Subaccount (ECCA-Ed) Competitive Loan Program, PON-18-101.

Proposed resolutions approving seven ECAA-Ed loans to local educational agencies (LEAs) at zero percent interest to finance energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Program Opportunity Notice 18-101 sought applications from LEAs on a competitive basis based on priority criteria: number of students, geographic region, percent of students eligible for free or reduced-price meals, and energy savings. (Clean Energy Job Creation Fund) Contact: Deborah Godfrey (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

a. EUREKA CITY SCHOOLS. Proposed resolution approving Agreement 001-19-ECG with Eureka City Schools for a $463,733 loan at zero percent interest to install a 132 kWdc roof-mounted solar PV system, and adopting staff's determination that this project is exempt from CEQA. The project is estimated to save 173,969 kWh of electricity annually, resulting in annual energy cost savings of $38,702.

b. SOUTHERN HUMBOLDT UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT. Proposed resolution approving Agreement 002-19-ECG with Southern Humboldt Unified School District for a $1,048,320 loan at zero percent interest to install five roof-mounted solar PV systems totaling 279 kWdc on five buildings at South Fork High School, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The project is estimated to save 395,449 kWh of electricity annually, resulting in annual energy cost savings of $89,123.

c. CUTTEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT. Proposed resolution approving Agreement 003-19-ECG with Cutten Elementary School District for a $182,560 loan at zero percent interest to install a 52 kWdc roof-mounted solar PV system at Ridgewood Elementary School, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The project is estimated to save 67,064 kWh of electricity annually, resulting in annual energy cost savings of $13,983.

d. CLASSICAL ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL. Proposed resolution approving Agreement 004-19-ECG with Classical Academy High School for a $585,565 loan at zero percent interest to install one roof-mounted and one shade structure-mounted solar PV system totaling 170 kWdc and adopting staff's determination that this project is exempt from CEQA. The project is estimated to save 280,777 kWh of electricity annually, resulting in annual energy cost savings of $75,902.

e. MATTOLE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT. Proposed resolution approving Agreement 005-19-ECG with Mattole Unified School District for a $44,800 loan at zero percent interest to install two roof-mounted solar PV systems totaling 12.8 kWdc on two buildings, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The project is estimated to save 17,599 kWh of electricity annually, resulting in annual energy cost savings of $4,060.

f. PALM SPRINGS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT. Proposed resolution approving Agreement 006-19-ECG with Palm Springs Unified School District for a $1,643,480 loan at zero percent interest to install two solar PV carport systems totaling 495 kWdc and adopting staff's determination that this project is exempt from CEQA. The project is estimated to save 846,915 kWh of electricity annually, resulting in annual energy cost savings of $82,174.

g. PARLIER UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT. Proposed resolution approving Agreement 007-19-ECG with Parlier Unified School District for a $2,750,331 loan at zero percent interest and adopting staff's determination that this project is exempt from CEQA. The project includes a comprehensive interior and exterior retrofit to LED lighting, replacing 26 inefficient wall-mounted heat pumps units with high-efficiency systems and installing an 898.5 kWdc ground-mounted solar PV system at two co-located schools. The project is estimated to save 1,721,452 kWh of electricity annually, resulting in annual energy cost savings of $270,925.

12. Minutes.

Possible approval of the November 13, 2019, business meeting minutes.

13. Lead Commissioner or Presiding Member Reports.

A lead commissioner on a policy matter may report to the CEC on the matter and discussion may follow. A presiding member on a delegated committee may report to the CEC on the matter and discussion may follow.

14. Executive Director’s Report.

15. Public Advisor's Report.

16. Public Comment.

Individuals may speak up to three minutes on any matter concerning the Energy Commission, with the exception of items appearing on this agenda or items related to pending adjudicative (certification or enforcement) proceedings.

17. Chief Counsel's Report.

a. Pursuant to Government Code § 11126(e), the CEC may adjourn to closed session with its legal counsel to discuss any of the following matters to which the CEC is a party:

i. In the Matter of U.S. Department of Energy (High Level Waste Repository), (Atomic Safety Licensing Board, CAB-04, 63-001-HLW); State of California v. United States Department of Energy (9th Cir. Docket No. 09-71014).

ii. Communities for a Better Environment and Center for Biological Diversity v. Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, and California State Controller (Alameda County Superior Court, Case No. RG13681262).

iii. State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission v. Electricore, Inc. and ZeroTruck (Sacramento County Superior Court, Case No. 34-2016-00204586).

iv. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., et al. v. United States Department of Energy (Federal District Court, Northern District of California, Case No. 17-cv-03404).

v. City of Los Angeles, acting by and through, its Department of Water and Power v. California Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission (Los Angeles Superior Court, Case No. BS171477).

vi. In re: PG&E Corporation and In re: Pacific Gas and Electric Company (United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California, San Francisco Division, Case No. 19-30088).

vii. State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission v. HyGen Industries, Inc. (Sacramento County Superior Court No. 34-2019-00252543).

b. Pursuant to Government Code § 11126(e), the CEC may also discuss any judicial or administrative proceeding that was formally initiated after this agenda was published; or determine whether facts and circumstances exist that warrant the initiation of litigation, or that constitute a significant exposure to litigation against the CEC, which might include personnel matters.

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2019-12-06
Location: California
Description:

New Comments for Draft 2019 Integrated Energy Policy Report

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/
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2019-12-05
Location: California
Description:

The California Energy Commission (CEC) is updating the information provided on the Solar Equipment Grid Support Inverter List to reflect advanced functionalities and communications features consistent with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Electric Rule 21 requirements for interconnection, scheduled to become effective January 22, 2020. CEC anticipates updating the published Grid Support Inverter List to reflect this information starting in January 2020.

Effective immediately, new listing request forms must be used for new and revised inverter listing requests submitted to the CEC. The updated instructions and forms for manufacturers to provide necessary information showing their equipment incorporates the new advanced functionality are available at: https://www.gosolarcalifornia.org/equipment/index.php.

The information needed to reflect the new inverter functionality and communications features includes:

  1. Third-party certification or compatibility testing to the investor owned utilities’ digital communication guide, also known as the Common Smart Inverter Profile (CSIP).
  2. Third-party testing for electrical functions sent via digital communications.
  3. Manufacturer self-certification for data reporting and scheduling functionality.

In addition, starting January 1, 2020, the CEC will no longer accept requests for listing any inverters that do not include grid support functions (“Smart Inverters”). An archive version of the Utility Interactive Inverter List, which includes only inverters that do not meet the “Smart Inverter” requirements, will remain available on the CEC website.

For additional information, please contact the CEC’s Solar Equipment Call Center at (916) 654-4120, or SolarEquipment@energy.ca.gov.

2019-12-04
Location: Web Ex
Description:

Grant Funding Opportunity GFO-19-304 - Advanced Refrigeration and Heat Pumps for the Industrial Sector

Solicitation Purpose: The purpose of this solicitation is to fund applied research and development projects that enable cost-effective decarbonization of California’s industrial sector.

Solicitation Release Date: December 4, 2019
Pre-Application Workshop: December 16, 2019 2:00 p.m.
Deadline for Written Questions: December 17, 2019 5:00 p.m.
Deadline to Submit Applications: January 29, 2020 5:00 p.m.

Pre-Application Workshop:

December 16, 2019, 2:00 p.m.

California Energy Commission
1516 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Rosenfeld Hearing Room
Wheelchair Accessible

WebEx Instructions:

To join the WebEx meeting, go to https://energy.webex.com and enter the meeting number and password below:
Meeting Number: 925 860 788
Meeting Password: no password

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/solicitations/2019-12/gfo-19-304-advanced-refrigeration-and-heat-pumps-industrial-sector
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2019-12-03
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-AAER-04 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 19-AAER-04
    Project Title: General Service Lamps
    TN Number: 230982
    Title: Notice of Determination
    Description: Appliance efficiency regulations for general service lamps
    Filer: Patrick Saxton
    Organization: California Energy Commission
    Role: Commission Staff
    Submission Date: 12/3/2019 3:15:46 PM
    Docketed Date: 12/3/2019
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Document
    Page(s): 1

Thank you.
 

2019-11-27
Location: California
Description:

A Regulatory Advisory has been posted to help clarify the regulations for general service lamps covered in the Title 20 Appliance Efficiency Regulations. 

This Regulatory Advisory can be found on the “Program Bulletins” page here.

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/rules-and-regulations/appliance-efficiency-regulations-title-20
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2019-11-20
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-AAER-04 have been published:

Docket Number: 19-AAER-04
Project Title: General Service Lamps
TN Number: 230816
Title: Resolution Adopting Regulations
Description: RESOLUTION NO: 19-1113-5
Filer: Cody Goldthrite
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 11/20/2019 2:12:09 PM
Docketed Date: 11/20/2019
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 4

2019-11-15
Location: California
Description:

Pre-Application Workshop Recordings for GFO-19-301 Advancing Next-Generation Heating, Cooling and Water Heating Systems

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/event/2019-11/pre-application-workshop-gfo-19-301-advancing-next-generation-heating-cooling
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2019-11-15
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-AAER-04 have been published:

Thank you.
 

2019-11-14
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-AAER-04 have been published:

Docket Number: 19-AAER-04
Project Title: General Service Lamps
TN Number: 230682
Title: Transcript of 11-06-2019 Public Hearing
Description: TITLE 20, DIVISION 2, CHAPTER 4, SECTIONS 1601 THROUGH 1609, AND CHAPTER 1, SECTION 1004 OF THE CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS PUBLIC HEARING
Filer: Cody Goldthrite
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 11/14/2019 8:43:54 AM
Docketed Date: 11/14/2019
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Transcript
Page(s): 14

Thank you.
 

2019-11-14
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-AAER-04 have been published:

Docket Number: 19-AAER-04
Project Title: General Service Lamps
TN Number: 230681
Title: Steve Uhler Comments - AAER-19-04 Perhaps staff overlooked APA noticing requirements
Description:
Filer: Steve Uhler
Organization: Steve Uhler
Role: Other Interested Person
Submission Date: 11/13/2019 8:01:49 PM
Docketed Date: 11/14/2019
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 4

Thank you.
 

2019-11-14
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-AAER-04 have been published:

Docket Number: 19-AAER-04
Project Title: General Service Lamps
TN Number: 230714
Title: Transcript of Item 5 from the 11-13-2019 Business Meeting
Description:
Filer: Cody Goldthrite
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 11/14/2019 2:45:43 PM
Docketed Date: 11/14/2019
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 24

Thank you.
 

2019-11-12
Location: Sacramento, Ca
Description:

CEC Approves First Local Energy Efficiency Standards That Go Beyond 2019 Statewide Requirements

Commission also adopts Energy Efficiency Action Plan to provide roadmap to 2030

Contact: Amber Pasricha Beck 
amber.beck@energy.ca.gov
916-654-4989

SACRAMENTO – Today, the California Energy Commission (CEC) approved six applications for local energy ordinances that exceed statewide requirements of the 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards.

“There is a clear mandate to decarbonize our energy systems and our economy,” said Commissioner Andrew McAllister. “At the state level, we should partner with, learn from, and support local jurisdictions who develop innovative solutions to improve the energy performance of their communities.”

The ordinances focus on building decarbonization – the strategic lowering of climate-changing emissions from buildings – including five that move toward building electrification. Local ordinances approved include the following requirements: 

  • City of Menlo Park – New residential construction must use electric space and water heating, but may use gas cooking and fireplaces. New nonresidential construction must be all-electric and install solar generation. Allows for some exceptions, on a case-by-case basis.
  • Cities of San JoseSan Mateo, and Santa Monica; County of Marin – New buildings that include natural gas are required to be more energy efficient than all-electric buildings. 
  • City of West Hollywood – New buildings and major modifications must include either solar photovoltaic, solar thermal, or a vegetative roof, and larger buildings must have additional energy and water efficiency measures. 

A Legacy of Local Leadership

Since 1978, California has repeatedly updated statewide minimum building energy efficiency standards as required by state law. After each update, many local jurisdictions have taken advantage of unique authority that allows for the adoption of standards exceeding the state minimum. Historically, such local ordinances have served as a bellwether for statewide standards, providing a place to test market readiness, drive innovation, and bring down the cost of efficient building technologies. 

Adoption of local standards has gained momentum over time. The 2010 update to CalGREEN –the state’s standards for green buildings – sparked the adoption and approval of two dozen local ordinances between 2010 and 2011. However, this new wave of local standards with a focus on decarbonization is unprecedented in the state’s history, highlighting the ability and willingness of Californians to innovate and tackle global problems at a local level. 

The 2019 standards take effect January 1, 2020. Statewide standards focus on four key areas: smart residential photovoltaic systems, updated and cost effective insulation standards, residential and nonresidential ventilation requirements to ensure healthy indoor air quality, and nonresidential lighting updates to take advantage of the rapid improvement in LED lighting technology.

2019 California Energy Efficiency Action Plan

The CEC also approved the 2019 California Energy Efficiency Action Plan, which addresses building energy efficiency, efficiency in the industrial and agricultural sectors, barriers to energy efficiency for low-income and disadvantaged communities, and using efficiency to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in buildings. 

“As the 2019 California Energy Efficiency Action Plan reports, if we are to reach our aggressive goals of doubling efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the program structures through which California has historically encouraged efficiency will comprise only part of the solution,” writes McAllister in the report’s foreword. “Energy use must be both highly efficient and flexible to the maximum extent possible.”

In 2015, California lawmakers set an ambitious goal to achieve a statewide cumulative doubling of energy efficiency savings and demand reductions in electricity and natural gas end uses by January 1, 2030. The action plan findings show that improved financing options and availability, increased program participation, improved code compliance, and increased equipment turnover is necessary for California to meet its energy efficiency goals. 

The plan outlines the following recommendations:

  • Create a resource to leverage funding from multiple programs (local, state, and private market) and combine additional clean energy options (distributed-solar, battery storage, electric vehicles, demand flexibility)
  • Develop common data storage, visualization, and analytical tools for energy policy purposes across state agencies
  • Further develop energy efficiency as a resource for procurement purposes so it can compete alongside solar, wind, and other energy sources
  • Initiate supportive program designs such as pay-for-performance and tariff on-bill financing
  • Increase support for energy-efficiency workforce development and local compliance of energy standards
  • Grow the demand flexible technology market and work to decarbonize buildings

The action plan, developed through numerous workshops throughout the state and incorporating comments from other state agencies, companies, nonprofits and the public, will be updated every other year. 

More details are available in the CEC’s business meeting agenda.

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About the California Energy Commission

The California Energy Commission is leading the state to a 100 percent clean energy future. It has seven core responsibilities: developing renewable energy, transforming transportation, increasing energy efficiency, investing in energy innovation, advancing state energy policy, certifying thermal power plants, and preparing for energy emergencies.

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2019-11-08
Location: California
Description:

The Draft 2019 Integrated Energy Policy Report (IEPR) is available at http://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/.

If you are interested in commenting on the Draft 2019 IEPR, written comments should be submitted to the Dockets Unit by 5:00 p.m. on November 27, 2019. All written comments will become part of the public record of this proceeding.

To provide comments, please visit the electronic commenting system at http://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/ and click on the “Submit e-Comment” link in the “Proceeding Information” box. From the drop-down menu, please select the appropriate docket number, 19-IEPR-01 – General/Scope. This will take you to the page for adding comments to that docket. Please enter your contact information and comment title. Under “subject(s),” select “IEPR public comments.” You may include comments in the box titled “Comment Text” or attach a file with your comments. Attached comments must be in a Microsoft®Word (.doc, .docx) or Adobe® Acrobat® (.pdf) formatted file.

The Energy Commission encourages use of its electronic commenting system, but written comments may also be submitted by emailing them to the Dockets Office or by U.S. mail to:

California Energy Commission
Docket Unit, MS-4
Re:  Docket No. 19-IEPR-01
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, California 95814-5512

If you choose not to use the electronic filing system, please include the appropriate docket number on any emailed or written comments. Comments may be emailed to docket@energy.ca.gov and copy the Assistant Executive Director for Policy Development, Heather Raitt, by email at  heather.raitt@energy.ca.gov.

Your electronic, emailed, written and oral comments, attachments, and associated contact information (for example, address, phone number, and email address) become part of the viewable public record. Additionally, this information may become available via search engines such as Google and Yahoo.

Public Advisor and Other Commission Contacts

The Public Advisor’s Office provides the public assistance in participating in CEC proceedings. For information on how to participate in this forum, please contact Public Advisor, Noemí O. Gallardo at publicadvisor@energy.ca.gov(916) 654-4489, or toll free at (800) 822-6228.

Please, direct requests for reasonable accommodation to Yolanda Rushin at yolanda.rushin@energy.ca.gov or (916) 654-4310 at least five days in advance.

Media inquiries should be directed to the Media and Public Communications Office at  mediaoffice@energy.ca.govor (916) 654-4989.

Questions on the technical subject matter of this meeting should be directed to Heather Raitt at heather.raitt@energy.ca.gov or (916) 654-4735.

For general questions regarding the IEPR proceeding, please contact Raquel Kravitz at raquel.kravitz@energy.ca.gov or (916) 651-8836.

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2019-11-08
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-AB-2127 have been published:

Docket Number: 19-AB-2127
Project Title: Implementation of AB 2127 Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Assessments
TN Number: 230534
Title: Memo to Open New Docket
Description:
Filer: Patty Paul
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 11/8/2019 8:28:48 AM
Docketed Date: 11/8/2019
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 1

Thank you.

2019-11-07
Location: California
Description:

WebEx Recording Available for October 3, 2019, IIEPR Commissioner Workshop on Offshore Wind

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/#10032019
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2019-11-06
Location: California
Description:

Pre-Application Workshop Attendees List for GFO-19-301 - Advancing Next-Generation Heating, Cooling and Water Heating Systems

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/solicitations/2019-10/gfo-19-301-advancing-next-generation-heating-cooling-and-water-heating
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2019-11-04
Location: California
Description:

WebEx recording of the presentations and discussions presented at the October 17, 2019, Lead Commissioner Workshop on the 2022 Energy Code Compliance Metrics.

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/title24/2022standards/prerulemaking/documents/
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2019-11-02
Location: California
Description:

New Comments for Draft 2019 Integrated Energy Policy Report

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/
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2019-11-01
Location: California
Description:

Now Available Online:
ENERGY COMMISSION BUSINESS MEETINGS - Agenda

November 13, 2019

1516 Ninth Street
Art Rosenfeld Hearing Room – First Floor
Sacramento, California 95814
10 a.m.
(Wheelchair Accessible)

THE COMMISSION WILL CONSIDER AND MAY TAKE ACTION ON THE FOLLOWING:

1. Consent Calendar.
(Items will be taken up and voted on as a group. A commissioner may request that an item be moved and discussed later in the meeting.)

a. SOUTH COAST AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT. Proposed resolution approving Amendment 2 to Grant ARV-16-025 with the South Coast Air Quality Management District to extend the agreement by 13 months, reallocate its budget, replace a subcontractor, and modify its scope of work, and terms and conditions, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. (Clean Transportation Program funding) Contact: Alex Wan.

b. ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN IN WATER, ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT (AWWEE). Proposed resolution approving a purchase order for a one-year commission-wide AWWEE membership for $2,100. This membership allows up to 20 California Energy Commission (CEC) staff to attend any AWWEE event during the membership year. AWWEE provides multiple venues for collaboration and professional development while connecting with industry experts and decision makers from the state, local, and private sectors. (ERPA funding) Contact: Tiffany Solorio.

c. PARTICIPATION IN CPUC EPIC PROCEEDINGS. Proposed resolution authorizing the CEC’s formal participation in the California Public Utilities Commission’s (CPUC) new proceeding related to the Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) Program, Rulemaking 19-10-005, and authorizing its formal participation in subsequent CPUC proceedings related to the EPIC Program. Contact: Gabriel Herrera.

2. Paul Jacobs.
Proposed resolution recognizing and commending Paul Jacobs for his contributions to the CEC. (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

3. Discussion of CEC Energy Resiliency Efforts.
Staff presentation on current CEC activities that support energy resiliency during wildfires and other emergencies, and a discussion of potential actions the CEC could take to advance clean energy resiliency in California. California is experiencing another severe wildfire season, with unprecedented power outages resulting from utility Public Safety Power Shutoff events. These events highlight the importance of advancing energy resiliency in California. Contact: Drew Bohan. (Staff presentation: 15 minutes)

4. Discussion of CEC Progress on Joint Agency Report, Charting a Path to a 100 Percent Clean Electricity Future, Senate Bill (SB) 100 (2018).
Staff presentation on the clean energy goals established by SB 100 and discussion of its requirement to issue a joint agency report to the Legislature by January 1, 2021. Staff will also provide an update of the report development process, including the planned scope and public engagement process. Contact: Terra Weeks. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

5. Appliance Efficiency Regulations Rulemaking for General Service Lamps (Docket Number 19-AAER-04).
Proposed resolution adopting a Negative Declaration, including a finding of No Significant Impact under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and adopting changes to Title 20 §1007 and §§1601-1609 to incorporate amendments to appliance efficiency regulations for general service lamps (GSL). Contact: Patrick Saxton. (Staff presentation: 10 minutes)

a. NEGATIVE DECLARATION FOR THE PROPOSED APPLIANCE EFFICIENCY REGULATIONS FOR GSLs. Negative Declaration, which includes a finding of No Significant Impact under CEQA, for the proposed regulations for GSLs. This proposed adoption comes after a 30-day public comment period necessary to comply with CEQA guidelines.

b. APPLIANCE EFFICIENCY REGULATIONS FOR GSLs. Amendments to Title 20 §1007 and §§1601-1609 to incorporate appliance efficiency regulations for GSLs. The changes include reinstatement of a severability clause, revised definitions for GSL and general service incandescent lamp, new and revised supplemental definitions, alignment of test procedures with mandatory federal test procedures, and alignment of a minimum efficiency performance standard with that in federal statute. This proposed adoption comes after a 45-day public comment period and a public hearing held under the California Administrative Procedure Act.

6. Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) Community Solar Program.
Proposed resolution approving SMUD's application to administer the new Neighborhood SolarShares Program to meet the requirements under §10-115 of the 2019 Energy Code. Section 10-115 establishes the requirements that must be met for a Community Shared Solar Electric Generation System to be used by a builder/developer as a compliance alternative to the onsite photovoltaics requirement in §150.1(b)1 of the 2019 Energy Code. Contact: Christopher Meyer. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

7. Load Management Rulemaking (Docket Number 19-OIR-01).
Proposed Order Instituting Rulemaking to adopt a load management rulemaking under Public Resources Code §25403.5, which authorizes the CEC to establish load management standards. Load management standards previously adopted by the CEC are codified in title 20, §§1621-1625 of the California Code of Regulations. Recent California legislation, including SB 100, Assembly Bill 3232, and SB 49, make clear the need to increase the state’s flexible demand resources. This rulemaking will update and add to the load management standards to achieve this goal. Contact: Karen Herter. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

8. Variable Capacity Heat Pump (VCHP) Performance Compliance Option.
Proposed resolution to incorporate VCHP computer algorithms into the Alternative Calculation Method and the residential California Building Energy Code Compliance performance compliance software, and to approve associated field verification procedures for use in demonstrating compliance with Standards specified in Title 24 Part 6, §150.1(b) (Public Resources Code §25402.1(b); Title 24, Part 1, Cal. Code Regs., §§10-109, 10-110). Contact: Jeff Miller. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

9. Energy Conservation Assistance Act (ECAA) Rulemaking (Docket Number 18-OIR-02).
Proposed resolution repealing the ECAA regulations (California Code of Regulations, Title 20, §§1650-1655), and adopting a determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. Repealing the ECAA regulations will not affect how the ECAA program is currently implemented. Contact: Hally Cahssai. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

10. Determination of Consistency of Integrated Resource Plans (IRP) with SB 350.
Adoption of CEC determination that integrated resource plans prepared by Burbank Water and Power, Imperial Irrigation District, City of Redding, and City of Roseville Electric Utility are consistent with the requirements of Public Utilities Code §9621. Contact: Paul Deaver. (Staff presentation: 10 minutes)

a. BURBANK WATER AND POWER. Proposed resolution adopting CEC's determination finding Burbank Water and Power's IRP Filing consistent with the requirements of SB 350.

b. IMPERIAL IRRIGATION DISTRICT. Proposed resolution adopting CEC's determination finding Imperial Irrigation District's IRP Filing consistent with the requirements of SB 350.

c. CITY OF REDDING. Proposed resolution adopting CEC's determination finding the City of Redding's IRP Filing consistent with the requirements of SB 350.

d. CITY OF ROSEVILLE ELECTRIC UTILITY. Proposed resolution adopting CEC's determination finding the City of Roseville Electric Utility's IRP Filing consistent with the requirements of SB 350.

11.Minutes.
Possible approval of the November 13, 2019, business meeting minutes.

12. Lead Commissioner or Presiding Member Reports.
A lead commissioner on a policy matter may report to the CEC on the matter and discussion may follow. A presiding member on a delegated committee may report to the CEC on the matter and discussion may follow.

13. Executive Director’s Report.

14. Public Adviser's Report.

15. Public Comment.
Individuals may speak up to three minutes on any matter concerning the CEC, with the exception of items appearing on this agenda or items related to pending adjudicative (certification or enforcement) proceedings.

16. Chief Counsel's Report.

a. Pursuant to Government Code §11126(e), the CEC may adjourn to closed session with its legal counsel to discuss any of the following matters to which the CEC is a party:

i. In the Matter of U.S. Department of Energy (High Level Waste Repository), (Atomic Safety Licensing Board, CAB-04, 63-001-HLW); State of California v. United States Department of Energy (9th Cir. Docket No. 09-71014).

ii. Communities for a Better Environment and Center for Biological Diversity v. Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, and California State Controller (Alameda County Superior Court, Case No. RG13681262).

iii. State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission v. Electricore, Inc. and ZeroTruck (Sacramento County Superior Court, Case No. 34-2016-00204586).

iv. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., et al. v. United States Department of Energy (Federal District Court, Northern District of California, Case No. 17-cv-03404).

v. City of Los Angeles, acting by and through, its Department of Water and Power v. California Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission (Los Angeles Superior Court, Case No. BS171477).

vi. Helping Hand Tools v. California Energy Commission, and Vantage Data Centers LLC (Sacramento Superior Court, Case No. 34-2018-80003026)

vii. In re: PG&E Corporation and In re: Pacific Gas and Electric Company (United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California, San Francisco Division, Case No. 19-30088).

viii. Chukwuemeka (Emeka) Okemiri v. California Energy Commission, et al. (Sacramento Superior Court, Case No. 34-2018-00246019).

ix. State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission v. HyGen Industries, Inc. (Sacramento County Superior Court No. 34-2019-00252543).

b. Pursuant to Government Code §11126(e), the CEC may also discuss any judicial or administrative proceeding that was formally initiated after this agenda was published; or determine whether facts and circumstances exist that warrant the initiation of litigation, or that constitute a significant exposure to litigation against the CEC, which might include:


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2019-10-25
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 17-AAER-06 have been published:

Thank you.

2019-10-22
Location: California
Description:

Additional Comments for September 26, 2019 - IEPR Commissioner Workshop on Emerging Trends for the California Energy Demand Forecast

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/
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2019-10-21
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 18-OIR-02 have been published:

Docket Number: 18-OIR-02
Project Title: Proposal to repeal the outdated Energy Conservation Assistance Act (ECAA) regulations
TN Number: 230296
Title: Transcript of 10-11-2019 Public Hearing
Description:
Filer: Cody Goldthrite
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 10/21/2019 8:32:31 AM
Docketed Date: 10/21/2019
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Transcript
Page(s): 10

Thank you.

2019-10-21
Location: California
Description:

Updated Workshop Schedule for 2019 IEPR

For more information:
https://ww2.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/
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2019-10-18
Location: California
Description:

Workshop Canceled - The October 24, 2019, Draft 2019 Integrated Energy Policy Report (IEPR) Workshop is being canceled 

The October 24, 2019, Draft 2019 Integrated Energy Policy Report (IEPR) Workshop is being canceled and will not be rescheduled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

For more information:
https://ww3.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/#10242019
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2019-10-17
Location: California
Description:

California Energy Commission (CEC) staff is posting support materials to Docket # 19-BSTD-02 for the proposed variable capacity heat pump (VCHP) performance compliance option and accompanying compliance software. Staff requests that written comments be submitted no later than Friday, November 8, 2019. The VCHP performance compliance option will be presented for approval at the November 13, 2019, business meeting. 

Background 

VCHP systems are not currently credited with better than the minimum seasonal energy efficiency ratings (SEER) and heating season performance factors (HSPF) when complying with the performance standards in the California Title 24, Part 6 due to uncertainty regarding their installed performance. 

VCHPs have been studied in the Central Valley Research Homes (CVRH) Project, a multi-year effort to test residential energy efficiency measures and technologies in four unoccupied, highly instrumented homes of different vintages in Stockton, California. 

To address VCHP manufacturer's requests for a performance credit for VCHP systems, the data generated in the CVRH projects was used to develop algorithms for VCHP system performance compliance option. The compliance option incorporates additional VCHP efficiency credit calculation capabilities into the Title 24 performance compliance software. 

Staff presented the VCHP compliance option proposal and accompanying software at a public workshop on February 15, 2019. Subsequent to the public workshop, CEC staff has prepared a report that clarifies eligibility requirements and provides support materials such as new compliance documents and field verification procedures that will be necessary for implementing the proposed compliance option. 

All documents posted to the docket may be viewed at: https://efiling.energy.ca.gov/Lists/DocketLog.aspx?docketnumber=19-BSTD-02

Public Comment 

Written comments: Written comments may be submitted to the CEC in advance of the business meeting scheduled to occur on November 13, 2019; staff requests that written comments be submitted no later than Friday, November 8, 2019 to provide time for staff review. Written or oral comments may also be submitted at the business meeting. 

Written comments, attachments, and associated contact information (e.g. address, phone number, email address) become part of the viewable public record. This information may also become available via any Internet search engine. 

The CEC encourages use of its electronic commenting system. Visit https://efiling.energy.ca.gov/Ecomment/Ecomment.aspx?docketnumber=19-BSTD-02, which links to the comment page for this docket. Select or enter a proceeding to be taken to the “Add Comment” page. Enter your contact information and a comment title describing the subject of your comment(s). Comments may be included in the “Comment Text” box or attached in a downloadable, searchable Microsoft® Word (.doc, .docx) or Adobe® Acrobat® (.pdf) file. Maximum file size is 10 MB. 

Written comments may also be submitted by email. Include the docket number 19-BSTD-02 and Residential Alternative Calculation Method Variable Capacity Heat Pump Modeling Approach in the subject line and send to docket@energy.ca.gov. 

If preferred, a paper copy may be submitted to: 

California Energy Commission 

Docket Unit, MS-4 
Re: Docket No. 19-BSTD-02 
1516 Ninth Street 
Sacramento, CA 95814-5512 

Public Participation 

The CEC's Public Advisor's Office provides the public assistance in participating in CEC activities. If you want information on how to participate in this forum, please contact Public Advisor, Noemí O. Gallardo, at (916) 654-4489 or toll free at (800) 822-6228, or by email at publicadvisor@energy.ca.gov. 

Please direct all news media inquiries to the Media and Public Communications Office at (916) 654-4989, or by email at mediaoffice@energy.ca.gov. 

If you have questions on the subject matter of this notice, please contact Jeff Miller at (916) 651-6182, or by email at jeff.miller@energy.ca.gov

Business Meeting: The business meeting agenda which includes information to assist public participation may be viewed at: https://www.energy.ca.gov/proceedings/business-meetings

 

2019-10-16
Location: California
Description:

This is to announce an upcoming Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) solicitation. The total grant funds available is $13.5 million.

Purpose of Solicitation
This solicitation will fund applied research and technology demonstration projects that develop and demonstrate innovative, efficient, and environmentally friendly approaches to provide space conditioning, refrigeration, and water heating in buildings. Projects will develop systems with efficiencies comparable to or higher than today’s high-efficiency equipment, utilize low or no global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants, non-vapor compression (NVC) technology, or demonstrate load flexibility to minimize negative grid impacts. Funded projects must meet one of the following objectives:

  • Develop advanced heat pumps using low or zero-GWP refrigerants
  • Develop advanced NVC systems for space conditioning or water heating
  • Develop innovative approaches and technology to reduce refrigerant leakage in building mechanical systems
  • Develop and demonstrate high-efficiency, California-climate-specific air conditioning and water heating technologies
  • Demonstrate load flexibility optimization for advanced heat pump technologies using a proxy price signal (hourly or 15 minute)
  • Demonstrate cost-effective installation of demand flexible heat pump technologies

Funding Groups

  • Group 1: Low carbon space conditioning (Applied Research)
  • Group 2A: Low carbon water heating (Applied Research)
  • Group 2B: Low carbon water heating in low-income or disadvantaged communities (Technology Demonstration)
  • Group 3: Refrigerant leakage (Applied Research)
  • Group 4: Heat pump load flexibility in existing buildings in low-income or disadvantaged communities (Applied Research)

Anticipated Key Dates

  • Solicitation Release Date: October 24, 2019
  • Pre-application Workshop: November 5, 2019, 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    California Energy Commission
    Art Rosenfeld Hearing Room
    1516 9th Street
    Sacramento, CA 95814

    Teleconference Option:Parties and the public may attend the workshop at the location above, by telephone, or by computer via WebEx web conferencing system. For details on how to participate via WebEx, please see the application for GFO-19-301 (to be released October 24, 2019) at https://www.energy.ca.gov/funding-opportunities/solicitations.

    Please go to https://energy.webex.com/.
    Meeting Number: 927 013 542
    Meeting Password: No password needed
    Topic: GFO-19-301 Pre-Bid Workshop
  • Deadline for Written Questions: November 6, 2019, 5:00 PM
  • Deadline to Submit Applications: December 30, 2019, 5:00 PM
2019-10-14
Location: California
Description:

California Energy Commission (CEC) Vice Chair Janea A. Scott will conduct a workshop to receive public comments on the Draft 2019 Integrated Energy Policy Report (Draft 2019 IEPR). A quorum of Commissioners from the CEC may attend and participate in the workshop, but no votes will be taken. The Draft 2019 IEPR will be forthcoming and made available through a separate notice.

Thursday, October 24, 2019
10:00 a.m.
Warren-Alquist State Energy Building
Art Rosenfeld Hearing Room, First Floor
1516 Ninth Street, Sacramento, California 95814
(Wheelchair Accessible)

Remote Attendance 

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The “Join Conference” menu will offer you a choice of audio connections: 

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2. International attendees, select "Global call-in number." 
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Via Mobile Device: Download the application from www.webex.com/products/web-conferencing/mobile.html .

For more information:
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2019-10-11
Location: California
Description:

Additional Comments - September 26, 2019 - IEPR Commissioner Workshop on Emerging Trends for the California Energy Demand Forecast

For more information:
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2019-10-08
Location: California
Description:

New Comment Added for October 3, 2019, IEPR Commissioner Workshop on Offshore Wind

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/#10032019
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2019-10-08
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-AAER-04 have been published:

Docket Number: 19-AAER-04
Project Title: General Service Lamps
TN Number: 229988
Title: California Association of Ratepayers for Energy Savings Comments - CARES Comments In Support of CEC's GSL Rulemaking
Description:
Filer: California Association of Ratepayers for Energy Savings
Organization: California Association of Ratepayers for Energy Savings
Role: Public
Submission Date: 10/7/2019 8:00:04 PM
Docketed Date: 10/8/2019
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 4

Thank you.

2019-10-07
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-AAER-04 have been published:

Docket Number: 19-AAER-04
Project Title: General Service Lamps
TN Number: 229970
Title: NRDC Comments in Support of CEC’s August 23, 2019 Proposal to Amend the Regulations for General Service Lamps
Description:
Filer: Noah Horowitz
Organization: Noah Horowitz/NRDC
Role: Public
Submission Date: 10/7/2019 8:21:52 AM
Docketed Date: 10/7/2019
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 4

Thank you.

2019-10-07
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-AAER-04 have been published:

Docket Number: 19-AAER-04
Project Title: General Service Lamps
TN Number: 229971
Title: NEMA Comments on CEC Notice of Proposed Action General Service Lamps (Expanded Scope) 19-AAER-04
Description:
Filer: Alex Boesenberg
Organization: Alex Boesenberg/NEMA
Role: Public
Submission Date: 10/7/2019 9:08:01 AM
Docketed Date: 10/7/2019
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 29

Thank you.

2019-10-07
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-AAER-04 have been published:

Docket Number: 19-AAER-04
Project Title: General Service Lamps
TN Number: 229976
Title: Appliance Efficiency Rulemaking for General Service Lamps (Expanded Scope)
Description:
Filer: Joseph Howley
Organization: Joseph Howley
Role: Public
Submission Date: 10/7/2019 12:10:29 PM
Docketed Date: 10/7/2019
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 6

2019-10-07
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-AAER-04 have been published:

Docket Number: 19-AAER-04
Project Title: General Service Lamps
TN Number: 229981
Title: ASAP, ACEEE, ASE, NEEP, and NEEA Comments - Comments in support of CEC's GSL definition expansion
Description:
Filer: ASAP, ACEEE, ASE, NEEP, and NEEA
Organization: ASAP, ACEEE, ASE, NEEP, and NEEA
Role: Public
Submission Date: 10/7/2019 2:11:33 PM
Docketed Date: 10/7/2019
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 3

2019-10-07
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-AAER-04 have been published:

Docket Number: 19-AAER-04
Project Title: General Service Lamps
TN Number: 229978
Title: Consumer Federation of America Comments - Consumer Groups' Comments in Support of CEC's Notice of Proposed Action regarding General Service Lamps
Description:
Filer: Consumer Federation of America
Organization: Consumer Federation of America
Role: Public
Submission Date: 10/7/2019 1:44:13 PM
Docketed Date: 10/7/2019
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 3

Thank you.

2019-10-07
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-AAER-04 have been published:

Docket Number: 19-AAER-04
Project Title: General Service Lamps
TN Number: 229984
Title: California Retailers Association Comments - CRA Comments
Description:
Filer: California Retailers Association
Organization: California Retailers Association
Role: Public
Submission Date: 10/7/2019 3:21:24 PM
Docketed Date: 10/7/2019
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 3

Thank you.

2019-10-04
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-AAER-04 have been published:

Docket Number: 19-AAER-04
Project Title: General Service Lamps
TN Number: 229963
Title: LEDVANCE LLC Comments - LEDVANCE LLC comments General Service Lamps Proposed Regulations
Description:
Filer: LEDVANCE LLC
Organization: LEDVANCE LLC
Role: Other Interested Person
Submission Date: 10/4/2019 11:39:12 AM
Docketed Date: 10/4/2019
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 2

Thank you.

2019-10-04
Location: California
Description:

Now Available Online:
ENERGY COMMISSION BUSINESS MEETINGS - Agenda

October 14, 2019

1516 Ninth Street
Art Rosenfeld Hearing Room – First Floor
Sacramento, California 95814
10 a.m.
(Wheelchair Accessible)

THE COMMISSION WILL CONSIDER AND MAY TAKE ACTION ON THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

1. Consent Calendar.
(Items will be taken up and voted on as a group. A commissioner may request that an item be moved and discussed later in the meeting.)

a. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AUTHORITY TO APPROVE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS FOR OR OTHERWISE RESOLVE AGREEMENT AUDIT FINDINGS AND PERFORMANCE ISSUES. Proposed order providing the Executive Director, or his or her designee, the authority to approve settlement agreements or otherwise resolve agreement audit findings and performance issues. Contact: Drew Bohan.

b. SCHOOL BUS REPLACEMENT FOR CALIFORNIA PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS, COUNTY OFFICES OF EDUCATION, AND JOINT POWER AUTHORITIES, GFO-17-607. This solicitation sought proposals to replace old, diesel-powered school buses with clean, all-electric school buses and install supporting charging infrastructure. (Clean Energy Job Creation Fund and Clean Transportation Program funding) Contact: Manuel Aguila.

i. SEQUOIA UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-19-071 with Sequoia Union High School District for $1,317,956 to replace four old, diesel-powered school buses with four clean, all-electric school buses; and install supporting charging infrastructure; and adopting staff’s determination that the installation of the charging infrastructure is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

ii. FALL RIVER JOINT UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-19-073 with Fall River Joint Unified School District for $390,109 to replace one old, diesel-powered school bus with one clean, all-electric school bus; and install supporting charging infrastructure; and adopting staff’s determination that the installation of the charging infrastructure is exempt from CEQA.

iii. ANAHEIM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT. Proposed resolution approving a change to Agreement ARV-19-030 with Anaheim Elementary School District to increase the grant amount by $390,109 and change the number of all-electric school buses and supporting charging infrastructure being funded from seven to eight; and adopting staff’s determination that the installation of the additional charging infrastructure is exempt from CEQA.

iv. INGLEWOOD UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT. Proposed resolution approving a change to Agreement ARV-19-018 with Inglewood Unified School District to increase the grant amount by $390,109 and change the number of all-electric school buses and supporting charging infrastructure being funded from two to three; and adopting staff’s determination that the installation of the additional charging infrastructure is exempt from CEQA.

v. DURHAM UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT. Proposed resolution approving a change to Agreement ARV-19-057 with Durham Unified School District to increase the grant amount by $99,590 and change the all-electric school buses being funded from two Type A buses to two Type C buses.

vi. GARDEN GROVE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT. Proposed resolution approving a change to Agreement ARV-19-035 with Garden Grove Unified School District to increase the grant amount by $375,817, change the number of all-electric school buses and supporting charging infrastructure being funded from five to six, change bus types from Type D buses to Type C buses; and adopting staff’s determination that the installation of the additional charging infrastructure is exempt from CEQA.

vii. UKIAH UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT. Proposed resolution approving a change to Agreement ARV-19-015 with Ukiah Unified School District to increase the grant amount by $780,218 and change the number of all-electric school buses and supporting charging infrastructure being funded from two to four; and adopting staff’s determination that the installation of the additional charging infrastructure is exempt from CEQA.

viii. CHAWANAKEE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT. Proposed resolution approving Amendment 1 to Agreement ARV-19-044 with Chawanakee Unified School District to increase the grant amount by $397,470 and change the number of all-electric school buses and supporting charging infrastructure being funded from one to two; and adopting staff’s determination that the installation of the additional charging infrastructure is exempt from CEQA.

c. LIGHT DUTY VEHICLE HYDROGEN REFUELING INFRASTRUCTURE OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE SUPPORT, GFO-17-601. This solicitation sought proposals to provide Operation and Maintenance (O&M) support funding for publicly accessible hydrogen refueling stations that did not receive O&M support or received a portion of the potential $300,000 in O&M support funding under PON-13-607, Hydrogen Refueling Infrastructure. (Clean Transportation Program funding) Contact: Phil Cazel.

i. AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS, INC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-19-074 with Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. for a $66,667 grant to cover operation and maintenance costs of the hydrogen refueling station located at 1819 Cloverfield Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90404; and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.

ii. AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS, INC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-19-076 with Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. for a $145,000 grant to cover O&M costs of the hydrogen refueling station located at 7751 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036; and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.

iii. AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS, INC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-19-077 with Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. for a $300,000 grant to cover O&M costs of the hydrogen refueling station located at 15606 Inglewood Avenue, Lawndale, CA 90260; and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.

iv. AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS, INC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-19-078 with Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. for a $165,000 grant to cover O&M costs of the hydrogen refueling station located at 5314 Topanga Canyon Road, Woodland Hills, CA 91364; and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.

2. Discussion of Energy Commission Progress on Joint Agency Report, Charting a Path to a 100 Percent Clean Electricity Future, Senate Bill 100 (2018).
Staff presentation on the clean energy goals established by Senate Bill (SB) 100, and a discussion of its requirement to issue a joint agency report due to the Legislature by January 1, 2021. Staff will also provide an update of the report development process. Contact: Terra Weeks. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

3. Empower Innovation Launch.
Staff presentation on a new online platform where innovators, technology adopters, local communities, and others from across the cleantech ecosystem can connect and form teams for upcoming funding opportunities. Contact: Joshua Croft. (Staff presentation: 10 minutes)

4. Geysers Facilities Fire System Recommissioning.
Proposed resolution approving Agreement 700-19-003 with NV5, Inc. for a $0 contract to provide delegate chief building official (DCBO) services for fire system recommissioning activities at the following Geysers facilities:
Geysers Unit 3, Sonoma (80-AFC-1C)
Geysers Unit 16, Quicksilver (79-AFC-5C)
Geysers Unit 17, Lake View (79-AFC-1C)
Geysers Unit 18, Socrates (79-AFC-3C)
Geysers Unit 19, Calistoga (81-AFC-1C)
Geysers Unit 20, Grant (82-AFC-1C)
NV5, Inc. will carry out design review and construction inspections on behalf of the Energy Commission. NV5, Inc., will be compensated by the project owner of the Geysers facilities, Geysers Power Company, LLC, for DCBO services. Contact: Eric Veerkamp. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

5. Adopting Energy Commission Determination Finding San Francisco Public Utility Commission's Hetch Hetchy Power IRP Consistent with the Requirements of SB 350.
Proposed resolution adopting the California Energy Commission's (CEC) determination finding the San Francisco Public Utilitiy Commission's Hetch Hetchy Power IRP Filing consistent with requirements of SB 350. Contact: Paul Deaver. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

6. Adopting Energy Commission Determination Finding Modesto Irrigation District's IRP Consistent with the Requirements of SB 350.
Proposed resolution adopting CEC determination finding the Modesto Irrigation District's IRP Filing consistent with requirements of SB 350. Contact: Paul Deaver. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

7. CalCERTS.
Proposed resolution approving the CalCERTS application for certification as a California Home Energy Rating System (HERS) provider for the 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards and the CalCERTS HERS data registry as a residential data registry. Contact: Suzie Chan. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

8. ConSol Home Energy Efficiency Rating Services (CHEERS).
Proposed resolution approving the CHEERS application for certification as a California HERS provider for the 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards and the CHEERS HERS data registry as a residential data registry. Contact: Suzie Chan. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

9. Trinity Public Utility District.
Proposed resolution finding that Trinity Public Utility District meets the criteria for exemption from the solar photovoltaic (PV) requirements for newly constructed low-rise residential buildings (Title 24, Part 1, Section 10-109(k) and Part 6, Section 150.1(c)14). Trinity Public Utility District has submitted an application and materials demonstrating that low cost residential energy rates does not make solar PV for newly constructed low-rise residential buildings cost effective within their region. Contact: Cheng Moua. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

10. City of Port Hueneme.
Proposed resolution approving Agreement 006-19-ECA with the City of Port Hueneme for a $840,272 loan at one percent interest for lighting improvement measures and three PV systems. The project is estimated to save the City 376,563 kWh of electricity, resulting in annual energy cost savings of $54,618. The simple combined average payback on the loan amount is approximately 15.4 years. (ECAA Funding) Contact: Gavin Situ. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

11. Food Production Investment Program, GFO-18-903.
This solicitation sought proposals to install drop-in and emerging energy technologies at California food processing plants, demonstrate their reliability and effectiveness, and help California food processors work towards a low carbon future. The technologies funded will reduce energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with food production. (GGRF funding) Contact: Cyrus Ghandi. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

a. BLUE DIAMOND GROWERS. Proposed resolution approving Agreement FPI-18-017 with Blue Diamond Growers for a $746,890 grant to implement energy efficiency upgrades, including boilers and a heat recovery system at the recipient's food processing facility in Sacramento and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The project will replace existing conventional, aging equipment with high-efficiency equipment to reduce GHG emissions, energy use, and operating costs.

b. SAPUTO CHEESE USA INC. Proposed resolution approving grant Agreement FPI-19-002 and adopting CEQA Findings for Saputo Cheese USA Inc. to install a concentrated solar power plant at its Tulare cheese production facility.

i. CEQA FINDINGS. Proposed resolution adopting findings that, based on the lead agency City of Tulare's Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration, Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program, Conditional Use Permit 2019-20, and the Resolution approving and adopting the declaration and permit, the proposed project presents no new significant or substantially more severe impacts beyond those already considered.

ii. Proposed resolution approving Agreement FPI-19-002 with Saputo Cheese USA Inc. for a $5,456,184 grant to install a concentrated solar power plant at its Tulare cheese production facility. This project will reduce on-site natural gas usage and is expected to provide benefits to the priority populations where the cheese production facility is by reducing on-site criteria air pollutant emissions and creating jobs.

12. Five Points Pipeline, LLC.
Proposed resolution adopting CEQA Findings for Five Points Pipeline LLC's (Five Points) Five Points Pipeline Cluster Project and approving grant agreement ARV-19-075 with Five Points. (Clean Transportation Program funding) Contact: Hieu Nguyen. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

a. CEQA FINDINGS. Findings that, based on the lead agency Fresno County's (County) Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration, and the County's Resoution No. 12791 approving and adopting the declaration and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program, the work under the proposed project presents no new significant or substantially more severe environmental impacts beyond those already considered and mitigated.

b. PIPELINE CLUSTER BIOGAS CONDITIONING SYSTEM PROJECT. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-19-075 with Five Points Pipeline, LLC for a $3,535,000 grant. The goal of this agreement is to construct a new facility to clean up and upgrade the gas in Fresno County to process diary biogas from five participating digesters. The project is expected to produce 2,536,172 diesel gallon equivalents per year of renewable natural gas with a carbon intensity score of approximately -174.04 g CO2e/MJ and reduce GHG emissions by 94,145 metric tons of CO2e per year.

13. Enel X North America, Inc.
Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-19-001 with Enel X North America, Inc. for a $1,996,732 grant to procure and install manufacturing tools and equipment for the production of electric vehicle supply equipment in an existing manufacturing facility that will benefit disadvantaged communities, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. (Clean Transportation Program Funding). Contact: Larry Rillera. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

14. Minutes.
Possible approval of the September 11, 2019 business meeting minutes.

15. Lead Commissioner or Presiding Member Reports.
A lead commissioner on a policy matter may report to the Commission on the matter and discussion may follow. A presiding member on a delegated committee may report to the Commission on the matter and discussion may follow.

16. Executive Director’s Report.

17. Public Advisor's Report.

18. Public Comment.
Individuals may speak up to three minutes on any matter concerning the Energy Commission, with the exception of items appearing on this agenda or items related to pending adjudicative (certification or enforcement) proceedings.

19. Chief Counsel's Report.

a. Pursuant to Government Code section 11126(e), the Energy Commission may adjourn to closed session with its legal counsel to discuss any of the following matters to which the Commission is a party:

i. In the Matter of U.S. Department of Energy (High Level Waste Repository), (Atomic Safety Licensing Board, CAB-04, 63-001-HLW); State of California v. United States Department of Energy (9th Cir. Docket No. 09-71014).

ii. Communities for a Better Environment and Center for Biological Diversity v. Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, and California State Controller (Alameda County Superior Court, Case No. RG13681262).

iii. State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission v. Electricore, Inc. and ZeroTruck (Sacramento County Superior Court, Case No. 34-2016-00204586)

iv. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., et al. v. United States Department of Energy (Federal District Court, Northern District of California, Case No. 17-cv-03404).

v. City of Los Angeles, acting by and through, its Department of Water and Power v. California Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission (Los Angeles Superior Court, Case No. BS171477).

vi. Helping Hand Tools v. California Energy Commission, and Vantage Data Centers LLC. (Sacramento Superior Court, Case No. 34-2018-80003026)

vii. In re: PG&E Corporation and In re: Pacific Gas and Electric Company (United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California, San Francisco Division, Case No. 19-30088)

viii. Chukwuemeka (Emeka) Okemiri v. California Energy Commission, et al. (Sacramento Superior Court, Case No. 34-2018-00246019).

ix. State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission v. HyGen Industries, Inc. (Sacramento County Superior Court No. 34-2019-00252543).

b. Pursuant to Government Code section 11126(e), the Energy Commission may also discuss any judicial or administrative proceeding that was formally initiated after this agenda was published; or determine whether facts and circumstances exist that warrant the initiation of litigation, or that constitute a significant exposure to litigation against the Commission.

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2019-10-02
Location: California
Description:

Due to a server issue, our listserv system has failed to send out this email. Due to the time sensitive nature and importance, we're sending it again. We apologize, but you may receive the original email at a later time.

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On August 23, 2019, the California Energy Commission published a Revised Notice of Proposed Action (NOPA) informing stakeholders of proposed amendments to the California Appliance Efficiency Regulations for general service lamps (GSLs). The revised NOPA identified October 8, 2019, as the date of the public hearing on the proposed regulations.

The public hearing has been postponed and will not be held on October 8, 2019. A new date will be announced in a future communication.

Public comments on the proposed regulatory language remain due on or prior to October 7, 2019. Further, proposed regulations for GSLs will not be considered for possible adoption at the Commission’s October 14, 2019, business meeting.

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2019-10-01
Location: California
Description:

Meeting Schedule for October 3, 2019 -IEPR Commissioner Workshop on Offshore Wind

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https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/#10032019
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2019-10-01
Location: California
Description:

Presentations and Comments for October 3, 2019, IEPR Commissioner Workshop on Offshore Wind

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https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/#10032019
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2019-09-30
Location: California
Description:

Correction made to Pre-Application Event date.

 

Grant Funding Opportunity - GFO-19-302 - Advance to Next-Generation Wind Energy Technology (Next Wind)

Date Released: September 30, 2019.


PURPOSE OF SOLICITATION
Solicitation is to fund applied research and development projects that facilitate the development of next-generation wind energy technologies and result in increased competitiveness, performance, and reliability, while lowering the cost and the environmental and wildlife impacts of wind energy. Funded projects must meet one of the following objectives:

  • Develop advanced on-site manufacturing approaches and material science solutions for land-based wind energy projects in California;
  • Increase of productivity and reduce the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) and wildlife impacts of offshore wind energy through real-time, remote monitoring and control systems, and;
  • Increase understanding of how offshore energy deployments may affect sensitive species and habitats.

Deadline to Submit Application: Submission Deadline and Time

Deadline for Written Questions - October 18, 2019, at 5:00 pm
Deadline to Submit Applications by 5:00 - December 13, 2019


Pre-Application Workshops
Date, time, and Location:

Tuesday, October 9, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

California Energy Commission
Art Rosenfeld Hearing Room
1516 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814


TELECONFERENCE OPTION: Parties and the public may attend the Public Workshop in person at the above location or by telephone and/or by computer via our "WebEx" web conferencing system. For additional details on how to participate via WebEx, please see the application at:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/solicitations/2019-09/advance-next-generation-wind-energy-technology-next-wind


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Meeting Number: 923 846 928
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Topic: Next Wind Pre-Application Workshop

 

For more information:
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PURPOSE OF SOLICITATION
Solicitation is to fund applied research and development projects that facilitate the development of next-generation wind energy technologies and result in increased competitiveness, performance, and reliability, while lowering the cost and the environmental and wildlife impacts of wind energy. Funded projects must meet one of the following objectives:

  • Develop advanced on-site manufacturing approaches and material science solutions for land-based wind energy projects in California;
  • Increase of productivity and reduce the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) and wildlife impacts of offshore wind energy through real-time, remote monitoring and control systems, and;
  • Increase understanding of how offshore energy deployments may affect sensitive species and habitats.

Deadline to Submit Application: Submission Deadline and Time

Deadline for Written Questions - October 18, 2019, at 5:00 pm
Deadline to Submit Applications by 5:00 - December 13, 2019


Pre-Application Workshops
Date, time, and Location:

Tuesday, October 9, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

California Energy Commission
Art Rosenfeld Hearing Room
1516 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814


TELECONFERENCE OPTION: Parties and the public may attend the Public Workshop in person at the above location or by telephone and/or by computer via our "WebEx" web conferencing system. For additional details on how to participate via WebEx, please see the application at:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/solicitations/2019-09/advance-next-generation-wind-energy-technology-next-wind


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Meeting Number: 923 846 928
Meeting Password: No password needed
Topic: Next Wind Pre-Application Workshop

 

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2019-09-30
Location: California
Description:

Central Valley – SB 100 Scoping Workshop

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Fresno workshop: 1-888-636-3807. Participant code 322383

2019-09-30
Location: California
Description:

Grant Funding Opportunity - GFO-19-302 - Advance to Next-Generation Wind Energy Technology (Next Wind)

Date Released: September 30, 2019.


PURPOSE OF SOLICITATION
Solicitation is to fund applied research and development projects that facilitate the development of next-generation wind energy technologies and result in increased competitiveness, performance, and reliability, while lowering the cost and the environmental and wildlife impacts of wind energy. Funded projects must meet one of the following objectives:

  • Develop advanced on-site manufacturing approaches and material science solutions for land-based wind energy projects in California;
  • Increase of productivity and reduce the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) and wildlife impacts of offshore wind energy through real-time, remote monitoring and control systems, and;
  • Increase understanding of how offshore energy deployments may affect sensitive species and habitats.

Deadline to Submit Application: Submission Deadline and Time

Deadline for Written Questions - October 18, 2019, at 5:00 pm
Deadline to Submit Applications by 5:00 - December 13, 2019


Pre-Application Workshops
Date, time, and Location:

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

California Energy Commission
Art Rosenfeld Hearing Room
1516 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814


TELECONFERENCE OPTION: Parties and the public may attend the Public Workshop in person at the above location or by telephone and/or by computer via our "WebEx" web conferencing system. For additional details on how to participate via WebEx, please see the application at:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/solicitations/2019-09/advance-next-generation-wind-energy-technology-next-wind


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Meeting Number: 923 846 928
Meeting Password: No password needed
Topic: Next Wind Pre-Application Workshop

 

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2019-09-30
Location: California
Description:

Correction made to Pre-Application Event date day.

Grant Funding Opportunity - GFO-19-302 - Advance to Next-Generation Wind Energy Technology (Next Wind)

Date Released: September 30, 2019.


PURPOSE OF SOLICITATION
Solicitation is to fund applied research and development projects that facilitate the development of next-generation wind energy technologies and result in increased competitiveness, performance, and reliability, while lowering the cost and the environmental and wildlife impacts of wind energy. Funded projects must meet one of the following objectives:

  • Develop advanced on-site manufacturing approaches and material science solutions for land-based wind energy projects in California;
  • Increase of productivity and reduce the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) and wildlife impacts of offshore wind energy through real-time, remote monitoring and control systems, and;
  • Increase understanding of how offshore energy deployments may affect sensitive species and habitats.

Deadline to Submit Application: Submission Deadline and Time

Deadline for Written Questions - October 18, 2019, at 5:00 pm
Deadline to Submit Applications by 5:00 - December 13, 2019


Pre-Application Workshops
Date, time, and Location:

Wednesday, October 9, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

California Energy Commission
Art Rosenfeld Hearing Room
1516 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814


TELECONFERENCE OPTION: Parties and the public may attend the Public Workshop in person at the above location or by telephone and/or by computer via our "WebEx" web conferencing system. For additional details on how to participate via WebEx, please see the application at:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/solicitations/2019-09/advance-next-generation-wind-energy-technology-next-wind


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Meeting Number: 923 846 928
Meeting Password: No password needed
Topic: Next Wind Pre-Application Workshop

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2019-09-27
Location: California
Description:

Agenda for September 30, 2019, Central Valley – SB 100 Scoping Workshop

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2019-09-27
Location: California
Description:

Presentations for September 30, 2019, Central Valley – SB 100 Scoping Workshop

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2019-09-26
Location: California
Description:

Additional Comments for September 26, 2019, IEPR Commissioner Workshop on Emerging Trends for the California Energy Demand Forecast.

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/#09262019
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2019-09-26
Location: California
Description:

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Additional Presentation for September 26, 2019, IEPR Commissioner Workshop on Emerging Trends for the California Energy Demand Forecast.

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/#09262019
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2019-09-25
Location: California
Description:

Additional Comments for August 27, 2019, IEPR Joint Agency Workshop on Energy Efficiency and Building Decarbonization.

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/#08272019
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2019-09-25
Location: California
Description:

Workshop Schedule and Presentations for September 26, 2019, IEPR Commissioner Workshop on Emerging Trends for the California Energy Demand Forecast

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/index.html#09262019
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2019-09-20
Location: California
Description:

Additional Comment for August 27, 2019 IEPR Commissioner Workshop on 2019 Preliminary California Energy Demand Electricity and Natural Gas Demand Forecast

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/#08272019
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2019-09-18
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-AAER-04 have been published:

Docket Number: 19-AAER-04
Project Title: General Service Lamps
TN Number: 229759
Title: California Investor Owned Utilities Comments Response to Invitation to Submit Proposals General Service Lamps Expanded Scope
Description: Previously docketed in 17-AAER-07. A copy provided in this docket for convenience.
Filer: Patrick Saxton
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 9/17/2019 6:10:37 PM
Docketed Date: 9/18/2019
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 44

Thank you.

2019-09-17
Location: Sacramento, Ca
Description:

California Energy Commission (CEC) staff will conduct a workshop to present and discuss the update to the code compliance metrics for the 2022 California Energy Code update.

October 17, 2019
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Warren-Alquist State Energy Building
1516 Ninth Street
1st Floor, Art Rosenfeld Hearing Room
Sacramento, California 95814
(Wheelchair Accessible)

Remote Attendance

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For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/title24/2022standards/prerulemaking/documents/
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2019-09-16
Location: California
Description:

Transcript of the July 30, 2019 IEPR Joint Agency Workshop on Advancing Energy Equity

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/#07302019
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2019-09-11
Location: California
Description:

On September 11, the California Energy Commission (CEC) launched the public disclosure dashboard for the state’s Building Energy Benchmarking Program. This page allows users to view energy performance information for an individual building, a city, county, or zip code, or download all of the data for analysis. To view the new dashboard, click the “Public Disclosure Dashboard” link at https://www.energy.ca.gov/benchmarking/. Currently, the dashboard includes only commercial buildings; multifamily buildings will be added in 2020.

For additional information, questions, or further assistance, please contact the CEC’s Benchmarking Hotline at (855) 279-6460 or benchmarking@energy.ca.gov.

 

 

2019-09-11
Location: Sacramento, Ca
Description:

The lead commissioner for the 2019 Integrated Energy Policy Report (2019 IEPR), Vice Chair Janea A. Scott will host a workshop to present the emerging trends for the California Energy Demand Forecast.

A quorum of commissioners may participate, but no votes will be taken.

Thursday, September 26, 2019
10:00 AM

Warren-Alquist State Energy Building
Art Rosenfeld Hearing Room, First Floor
1516 Ninth Street, Sacramento, California 95814
(Wheelchair Accessible)

Agenda

There will be presentations and facilitated discussion by California Energy Commission (CEC) staff, utilities, state partners, and stakeholders. Presentations and discussion will focus on emerging issues that may impact the energy demand forecast. Topics will include building and transportation electrification, energy system planning and forecasting, behind the meter energy storage, additional achievable energy efficiency, and community choice aggregators.

A detailed meeting schedule will be posted prior to the workshop at:
http://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/.

Public Comment

Oral Comments: Commissioners will accept oral comments at the end of the workshop. Public comments may be limited to three minutes or less per speaker and to one person per organization. If participating via WebEx, use the “raise hand feature” so the administrator can introduce you and unmute your microphone after comments from the floor.

Written comments. Written comments must be submitted to the Docket Unit by 5:00 p.m. on October 10, 2019

Written and oral comments, attachments, and associated contact information (including address, phone number, email address) will become part of the public record of this proceeding with access available via any Internet search engine. For the 2019 IEPR, the CEC encourages use of its electronic commenting system. Visit https://efiling.energy.ca.gov/Ecomment/Ecomment.aspx?docketnumber=19-IEPR-03, which links to the comment page for this docket. Enter your contact information and a comment title describing the subject of your comment(s). Comments may be included in the “Comment Text” box or attached as a downloadable, searchable in Microsoft® Word (.doc, .docx) or Adobe® Acrobat® (.pdf) file. Maximum file size is 10 MB.

Remote Attendance

WebEx is the Energy Commission's online meeting service. When attending remotely, presentations will appear on your computer/laptop/mobile device screen, and audio may be heard via the device or telephone. Please be aware that the WebEx meeting may be recorded. WebEx technical support is available at 1-866-229-3239.

Via Computer: Go to https://energy.webex.com/ec. If this event is listed, click “Join.” If not, click the "Home” Tab on the top left of the screen and enter Event Number 921 393 945. When prompted, enter your name and email address. No password is needed.

For More Information

https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/index.html#09262019

2019-09-10
Location: California
Description:

Comments for August 27, 2019, IEPR Joint Agency Workshop on Energy Efficiency and Building Decarbonization

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/index.html#08272019
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2019-09-09
Location: California
Description:

Transcripts

July 30, 2019 - IEPR Joint Agency Workshop on Advancing Energy Equity
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/#07302019

July 18, 2019 - Workshop on Clean Transportation Program Benefits Report and Successes for 2019 IEPR
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/#07182019

 

 

2019-09-06
Location: California
Description:

The following  Document 1 submitted to Docket Number 19-AAER-04 have been published:

2019-09-06
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-AAER-04 have been published:

Docket Number: 19-AAER-04
Project Title: General Service Lamps
TN Number: 229679-2
Title: Notice of Completion Environmental Document Transmittal General Service Lamps Appliance Efficiency Rulemaking
Description:
Filer: Patrick Saxton
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 9/6/2019 10:51:12 AM
Docketed Date: 9/6/2019
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 2

2019-09-06
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-AAER-04 have been published:

Docket Number: 19-AAER-04
Project Title: General Service Lamps
TN Number: 229679-3
Title: Notice of Intent to Adopt a Negative Declaration for General Service Lamps Appliance Efficiency Rulemaking
Description:
Filer: Patrick Saxton
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 9/6/2019 10:51:12 AM
Docketed Date: 9/6/2019
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 3

Thank you.

2019-09-05
Location: California
Description:

Agenda for September 5, 2019, Joint Agency Workshop on the Senate Bill 100 Report

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/programs-and-topics/topics/renewable-energy/joint-agency-report-sb-100
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2019-09-05
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-AAER-04 have been published:

Docket Number: 19-AAER-04
Project Title: General Service Lamps
TN Number: 229652
Title: Initial Study and Proposed Negative Declaration for SmallDiameter Directional Lamps and General Service LED Lamps
Description: Previously docketed in 15-AAER-06
Filer: Patrick Saxton
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 9/4/2019 4:49:26 PM
Docketed Date: 9/5/2019
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 43

Thank you.

2019-09-04
Location: California
Description:

Dear Subscribers,

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-SB-100 have been published:

Docket Number: 19-SB-100
Project Title: SB 100 Joint Agency Report: Charting a path to a 100% Clean Energy Future
TN Number: 229635
Title: Charting a Path to a 100 Clean Energy Future”
Description: CPUC Intervenor Californians for Green Nuclear Power, Inc. (CGNP) submits this CPUC filing in R.16-02-007 as one of eight exhibits supporting the continued safe operation of Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP) beyond 2025 as an essential component of California's Path to a 100% Clean Energy Future. Diablo Canyon's pair of safe, reliable, cost-effective, and zero-emissions power reactors are California's largest generation plant by far, producing about 9% of California's in-state generation - the equivalent of more than 5 (five) Hoover Dams annually. In 2010, the California Energy Commission (CEC) commissioned the California Science and Technology Commission (CSTC) to prepare a pair of reports regarding the path to a 100% Clean Energy Future. The CSTC's report conclusions were clear. The safe and cost-effective solution was a dramatic expansion beyond the four commercial nuclear power reactors then in operation. The eminent CSTC scientists and engineers concluded California would require about 30 such reactors
Filer: Gene Nelson, Ph.D.
Organization: Californians for Green Nuclear Power, Inc.
Role: Intervenor
Submission Date: 9/3/2019 10:11:13 PM
Docketed Date: 9/3/2019
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 17

2019-09-04
Location: California
Description:

Dear Subscribers,

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-SB-100 have been published:

Docket Number: 19-SB-100
Project Title: SB 100 Joint Agency Report: Charting a path to a 100% Clean Energy Future
TN Number: 229644
Title: Californians for Green Nuclear Power, Inc. Comment DIablo Canyon Decommissioning Documents
Description: CPUC Intervenor Californians for Green Nuclear Power, Inc. (CGNP) submits this CPUC filing in R.16-02-007 as one of eight exhibits supporting the continued safe operation of Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP) beyond 2025 as an essential component of California's Path to a 100% Clean Energy Future. Diablo Canyon's pair of safe, reliable, cost-effective, and zero-emissions power reactors are California's largest generation plant by far, producing about 9% of California's in-state generation - the equivalent of more than 5 (five) Hoover Dams annually. In 2010, the California Energy Commission (CEC) commissioned the California Science and Technology Commission (CSTC) to prepare a pair of reports regarding the path to a 100% Clean Energy Future. The CSTC's report conclusions were clear. The safe and cost-effective solution was a dramatic expansion beyond the four commercial nuclear power reactors then in operation. The eminent CSTC scientists and engineers concluded California would require about 30 such reactors
Filer: Gene Nelson, Ph.D. Comments: Gene Nelson, Ph.D.
Organization: Californians for Green Nuclear Power, Inc.
Role: Intervenor
Submission Date: 9/3/2019 10:47:45 PM
Docketed Date: 9/3/2019
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 13

2019-09-04
Location: California
Description:

Dear Subscribers,

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-SB-100 have been published:

Docket Number: 19-SB-100
Project Title: SB 100 Joint Agency Report: Charting a path to a 100% Clean Energy Future
TN Number: 229643
Title: Calif. for Green Nuclear Power, Inc. Comments Appendix In Response to ALJ Fitch's Proposed Decision Filed With The CPUC 4-15-19
Description: CPUC Intervenor Californians for Green Nuclear Power, Inc. (CGNP) submits this CPUC filing in R.16-02-007 as one of eight exhibits supporting the continued safe operation of Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP) beyond 2025 as an essential component of California's Path to a 100% Clean Energy Future. Diablo Canyon's pair of safe, reliable, cost-effective, and zero-emissions power reactors are California's largest generation plant by far, producing about 9% of California's in-state generation - the equivalent of more than 5 (five) Hoover Dams annually. In 2010, the California Energy Commission (CEC) commissioned the California Science and Technology Commission (CSTC) to prepare a pair of reports regarding the path to a 100% Clean Energy Future. The CSTC's report conclusions were clear. The safe and cost-effective solution was a dramatic expansion beyond the four commercial nuclear power reactors then in operation. The eminent CSTC scientists and engineers concluded California would require about 30 such reactors
Filer: Gene Nelson, Ph.D. Comments: Gene Nelson, Ph.D.
Organization: Californians for Green Nuclear Power, Inc.
Role: Intervenor
Submission Date: 9/3/2019 10:45:03 PM
Docketed Date: 9/3/2019
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 248

Thank you.

2019-09-04
Location: California
Description:

Dear Subscribers,

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-SB-100 have been published:

Docket Number: 19-SB-100
Project Title: SB 100 Joint Agency Report: Charting a path to a 100% Clean Energy Future
TN Number: 229641
Title: Calif. for Green Nuclear Power, Inc. Comment Embatted Calif. Utility Spent Most for 2018 Lobbying File with the CPUC 4-2-19
Description: CPUC Intervenor Californians for Green Nuclear Power, Inc. (CGNP) submits this CPUC filing in R.16-02-007 as one of eight exhibits supporting the continued safe operation of Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP) beyond 2025 as an essential component of California's Path to a 100% Clean Energy Future. Diablo Canyon's pair of safe, reliable, cost-effective, and zero-emissions power reactors are California's largest generation plant by far, producing about 9% of California's in-state generation - the equivalent of more than 5 (five) Hoover Dams annually. In 2010, the California Energy Commission (CEC) commissioned the California Science and Technology Commission (CSTC) to prepare a pair of reports regarding the path to a 100% Clean Energy Future. The CSTC's report conclusions were clear. The safe and cost-effective solution was a dramatic expansion beyond the four commercial nuclear power reactors then in operation. The eminent CSTC scientists and engineers concluded California would require about 30 such reactors
Filer: Gene Nelson, Ph.D. Comments: Gene Nelson, Ph.D.
Organization: Californians for Green Nuclear Power, Inc.
Role: Intervenor
Submission Date: 9/3/2019 10:28:41 PM
Docketed Date: 9/3/2019
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 62

2019-09-04
Location: California
Description:

Dear Subscribers,

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-SB-100 have been published:

Docket Number: 19-SB-100
Project Title: SB 100 Joint Agency Report: Charting a path to a 100% Clean Energy Future

Description: CPUC Intervenor Californians for Green Nuclear Power, Inc. (CGNP) submits this CPUC filing in R.16-02-007 as one of eight exhibits supporting the continued safe operation of Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP) beyond 2025 as an essential component of California's Path to a 100% Clean Energy Future. Diablo Canyon's pair of safe, reliable, cost-effective, and zero-emissions power reactors are California's largest generation plant by far, producing about 9% of California's in-state generation - the equivalent of more than 5 (five) Hoover Dams annually. In 2010, the California Energy Commission (CEC) commissioned the California Science and Technology Commission (CSTC) to prepare a pair of reports regarding the path to a 100% Clean Energy Future. The CSTC's report conclusions were clear. The safe and cost-effective solution was a dramatic expansion beyond the four commercial nuclear power reactors then in operation. The eminent CSTC scientists and engineers concluded California would require about 30 such reactors
Filer: Gene Nelson, Ph.D. Comments: Gene Nelson, Ph.D.
Organization: Californians for Green Nuclear Power, Inc.
Role: Intervenor
Submission Date: 9/3/2019 10:31:59 PM
Docketed Date: 9/3/2019
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 5

2019-09-04
Location: California
Description:

Dear Subscribers,

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-SB-100 have been published:

Docket Number: 19-SB-100
Project Title: SB 100 Joint Agency Report: Charting a path to a 100% Clean Energy Future
TN Number: 229636
Title: Californians for Green Nuclear Power, Inc. Comments Re. Charting a Path to a 100 Clean Energy Future”
Description: CPUC Intervenor Californians for Green Nuclear Power, Inc. (CGNP) submits this CPUC filing in R.16-02-007 as one of eight exhibits supporting the continued safe operation of Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP) beyond 2025 as an essential component of California's Path to a 100% Clean Energy Future. Diablo Canyon's pair of safe, reliable, cost-effective, and zero-emissions power reactors are California's largest generation plant by far, producing about 9% of California's in-state generation - the equivalent of more than 5 (five) Hoover Dams annually. In 2010, the California Energy Commission (CEC) commissioned the California Science and Technology Commission (CSTC) to prepare a pair of reports regarding the path to a 100% Clean Energy Future. The CSTC's report conclusions were clear. The safe and cost-effective solution was a dramatic expansion beyond the four commercial nuclear power reactors then in operation. The eminent CSTC scientists and engineers concluded California would require about 30 such reactors
Filer: Gene Nelson, Ph.D. Comments: Gene Nelson, Ph.D.
Organization: Californians for Green Nuclear Power, Inc.
Role: Intervenor
Submission Date: 9/3/2019 10:04:05 PM
Docketed Date: 9/3/2019
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 1

Thank you.
 

2019-09-04
Location: California
Description:

Dear Subscribers,

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-SB-100 have been published:

Docket Number: 19-SB-100
Project Title: SB 100 Joint Agency Report: Charting a path to a 100% Clean Energy Future
TN Number: 229640
Title: Calif. for Green Nuclear Power, Inc. Comment Appendix In Response to ALJ Fitch's Proposed Decision Filed With The CPUC 2-11-16
Description: CPUC Intervenor Californians for Green Nuclear Power, Inc. (CGNP) submits this CPUC filing in R.16-02-007 as one of eight exhibits supporting the continued safe operation of Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP) beyond 2025 as an essential component of California's Path to a 100% Clean Energy Future. Diablo Canyon's pair of safe, reliable, cost-effective, and zero-emissions power reactors are California's largest generation plant by far, producing about 9% of California's in-state generation - the equivalent of more than 5 (five) Hoover Dams annually. In 2010, the California Energy Commission (CEC) commissioned the California Science and Technology Commission (CSTC) to prepare a pair of reports regarding the path to a 100% Clean Energy Future. The CSTC's report conclusions were clear. The safe and cost-effective solution was a dramatic expansion beyond the four commercial nuclear power reactors then in operation. The eminent CSTC scientists and engineers concluded California would require about 30 such reactors
Filer: Gene Nelson, Ph.D. Comments: Gene Nelson, Ph.D.
Organization: Californians for Green Nuclear Power, Inc.
Role: Intervenor
Submission Date: 9/3/2019 10:24:02 PM
Docketed Date: 9/3/2019
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 48

Thank you.

2019-09-04
Location: California
Description:

Dear Subscribers,

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-SB-100 have been published:

Docket Number: 19-SB-100
Project Title: SB 100 Joint Agency Report: Charting a path to a 100% Clean Energy Future
TN Number: 229639
Title: Calif. for Green Nuclear Power, Inc. Comment Re. Appendix In Response To ALJ Fitch's Proposed Decision Filed at CPUC Feb 11, 16
Description: CPUC Intervenor Californians for Green Nuclear Power, Inc. (CGNP) submits this CPUC filing in R.16-02-007 as one of eight exhibits supporting the continued safe operation of Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP) beyond 2025 as an essential component of California's Path to a 100% Clean Energy Future. Diablo Canyon's pair of safe, reliable, cost-effective, and zero-emissions power reactors are California's largest generation plant by far, producing about 9% of California's in-state generation - the equivalent of more than 5 (five) Hoover Dams annually. In 2010, the California Energy Commission (CEC) commissioned the California Science and Technology Commission (CSTC) to prepare a pair of reports regarding the path to a 100% Clean Energy Future. The CSTC's report conclusions were clear. The safe and cost-effective solution was a dramatic expansion beyond the four commercial nuclear power reactors then in operation. The eminent CSTC scientists and engineers concluded California would require about 30 such react
Filer: Gene Nelson, Ph.D. Comments: Gene Nelson, Ph.D.
Organization: Californians for Green Nuclear Power, Inc.
Role: Intervenor
Submission Date: 9/3/2019 10:18:05 PM
Docketed Date: 9/3/2019
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 21

Thank you.

2019-09-04
Location: California
Description:

Dear Subscribers,

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-SB-100 have been published:

Docket Number: 19-SB-100
Project Title: SB 100 Joint Agency Report: Charting a path to a 100% Clean Energy Future
TN Number: 229649
Title: Senate Bill 100 Report Joint Agency Kickoff Workshop Presentation
Description: ***THIS DOCUMENT SUPERSEDES TN 229648***
Filer: Harinder Kaur
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 9/4/2019 11:28:46 AM
Docketed Date: 9/4/2019
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 39

Thank you.

2019-09-04
Location: California
Description:

Dear Subscribers,

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-SB-100 have been published:

Docket Number: 19-SB-100
Project Title: SB 100 Joint Agency Report: Charting a path to a 100% Clean Energy Future
TN Number: 229648
Title: Senate Bill 100 Report Joint Agency Kickoff Workshop Presentation
Description: Presentation Slides
Filer: Harinder Kaur
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 9/4/2019 11:01:36 AM
Docketed Date: 9/4/2019
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 38

Thank you.

2019-09-04
Location: California
Description:

Dear Subscribers,

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-SB-100 have been published:

Docket Number: 19-SB-100
Project Title: SB 100 Joint Agency Report: Charting a path to a 100% Clean Energy Future
TN Number: 229645
Title: Calif. for Green Nuclear Power, Inc. In Response to the Assigned Commissioner and Admin. Law Judge Ruling Filed at CPUC 2-11-16
Description: FCPUC Intervenor Californians for Green Nuclear Power, Inc. (CGNP) submits this CPUC filing in R.16-02-007 as one of eight exhibits supporting the continued safe operation of Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP) beyond 2025 as an essential component of California's Path to a 100% Clean Energy Future. Diablo Canyon's pair of safe, reliable, cost-effective, and zero-emissions power reactors are California's largest generation plant by far, producing about 9% of California's in-state generation - the equivalent of more than 5 (five) Hoover Dams annually. In 2010, the California Energy Commission (CEC) commissioned the California Science and Technology Commission (CSTC) to prepare a pair of reports regarding the path to a 100% Clean Energy Future. The CSTC's report conclusions were clear. The safe and cost-effective solution was a dramatic expansion beyond the four commercial nuclear power reactors then in operation. The eminent CSTC scientists and engineers concluded California would require about 30 such reactor
Filer: Gene Nelson, Ph.D. Comments: Gene Nelson, Ph.D.
Organization: Californians for Green Nuclear Power, Inc.
Role: Intervenor
Submission Date: 9/3/2019 10:50:11 PM
Docketed Date: 9/3/2019
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 12

Thank you.

2019-09-04
Location: California
Description:

Dear Subscribers,

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-SB-100 have been published:

Docket Number: 19-SB-100
Project Title: SB 100 Joint Agency Report: Charting a path to a 100% Clean Energy Future
TN Number: 229646
Title: Californians for Green Nuclear Power, Inc. Comment - Why California May Go Nuclear
Description: Michael Shellenberger, the president of the Berkeley, CA-based nonprofit, Environmental Progress published an article at the Forbes website on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 titled, "Why California May Go Nuclear." His concise article has been viewed almost 25,000 times in one day. He cites relevant political reasons to support maintenance and expansion of California's nuclear power generators, including Diablo Canyon. Please see: https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelshellenberger/2019/09/03/why-california-may-go-nuclear/ This document is being provided by nonprofit CGNP under the "Fair Use" provisions of U.S. copyright law for educational purposes without any expectation of material gain.
Filer: Gene Nelson, Ph.D. Comments: Gene Nelson, Ph.D.
Organization: Californians for Green Nuclear Power, Inc.
Role: Intervenor
Submission Date: 9/3/2019 10:58:09 PM
Docketed Date: 9/3/2019
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 4

Thank you.

2019-09-04
Location: California
Description:

Dear Subscribers,

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-SB-100 have been published:

Thank you.

2019-09-04
Location: California
Description:

WebEx Recordings Available for August 27, 2019, IEPR Joint Agency Workshop on Energy Efficiency and Building Decarbonization

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/#08272019
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2019-09-01
Location: California
Description:

Additional Comments for August 15, 2019, IEPR Commissioner Workshop on 2019 Preliminary California Energy Demand Electricity and Natural Gas Demand Forecast

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/#08152019
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2019-09-01
Location: Sacramento, Ca
Description:

ENERGY COMMISSION BUSINESS MEETINGS - Agenda

September 11, 2019

1516 Ninth Street
Art Rosenfeld Hearing Room – First Floor
Sacramento, California 95814
10 a.m.
(Wheelchair Accessible)

THE COMMISSION WILL CONSIDER AND MAY TAKE ACTION ON THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

1. Consent Calendar. (Items will be taken up and voted on as a group. A commissioner may request that an item be moved and discussed later in the meeting.)

a. 2019 ET SUMMIT. Proposed resolution approving a purchase order with Yinsight, Inc., for a $9,999 co-sponsorship of the 2019 ET Summit, and approving use of the California Energy Commission (CEC) logo in co-sponsorship advertisements. As a member of the Emerging Technologies Coordinating Council, the CEC supports the summit, which provides an opportunity to highlight the CEC's research and development activities, thus facilitating their commercialization and marketability. The summit will take place October 21-22, 2019, in Sacramento. (EPIC funding) Contact: Virginia Lew.

b. CALIFORNIA ENERGY AND EMPLOYMENT REPORT. Proposed resolution to provide $40,000 to the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) and the Energy Futures Initiative (EFI) to produce a California Energy and Employment Report. NASEO and EFI will produce a comprehensive assessment of energy employment in California, providing insight on the economic effects of our policies and identifying specific opportunities for continued energy sector employment growth. The CEC and California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) are jointly funding this project. Contact: Bryan Early.

2. Discussion of Energy Commission Progress on Joint Agency Report, Charting a Path to a 100 Percent Clean Electricity Future, Senate Bill 100 (2018). Staff presentation on the clean energy goals established by Senate Bill 100, and a discussion of its requirement to issue a joint agency report due to the Legislature by January 1, 2021. Staff will also provide an update of the report development process, including the planned scope and public engagement process. Contact: Terra Weeks. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

3. Sequoia Data Center (19-SPPE-03). Proposed order appointing a committee of two commissioners to preside over the small power plant exemption (SPPE) proceeding and any other proceedings arising from the application filed on September 11, 2019, by C1-Santa Clara, LLC for the proposed Sequoia Backup Generating Facility, part of the Sequoia Data Center. The Sequoia Data Center would be in Santa Clara and consist of a building that houses data servers and up to 96.5 megawatts of associated diesel-fueled backup generators to provide an uninterruptible power supply during an emergency loss of utility power. The CEC is the lead agency for the project under the Warren-Alquist Act and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and will prepare the appropriate environmental document. If an SPPE is granted, the project would be exempt from CEC jurisdiction and subject to permitting by the City of Santa Clara and other agencies. Contact: Leonidas Payne. (Staff pr! esentation: 5 minutes)

4. 2019-2020 Investment Plan Update for the Clean Transportation Program. Proposed resolution approving the 2019-2020 Investment Plan Update for the Clean Transportation Program and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The purpose of the program is to develop and deploy innovative technologies that transform California’s fuel and vehicle types to help attain the state’s climate change goals. The annual Investment Plan Update determines priorities and opportunities for the program, describes how funding will complement existing public and private efforts, and serves as a guide for funding decisions. Contact: Patrick Brecht. (Staff presentation: 15 minutes)

5. FreeWire Technologies, Inc. Proposed resolution approving agreement ARV-19-072 with FreeWire Technologies, Inc. for a $1,986,000 grant to design, purchase equipment, and build in-state manufacturing for innovative electric vehicle chargers that integrate energy storage, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. This manufacturing project will increase the production capacity of FreeWire Technologies products in California. (Clean Transportation Program Funding) Contact: Larry Rillera. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

6. EnergyPro Version 8.0 Residential Compliance Software. Proposed resolution approving of EnergyPro 8.0 as an alternative calculation method for demonstrating compliance with the residential provisions of the 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Public Resources Code Section 25402.1(b); Title 24, Part 1, Cal. Code Regs., Sections 10-109, 10-110). Contact: Larry Froess. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

7. City of Lynwood. Proposed resolution approving Agreement 004-19-ECA for a loan of $1,734,071 at one percent interest to the City of Lynwood located in Los Angeles County and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The entire cost of the project is expected to be $2,187,297 with the City of Lynwood supplementing the loan by paying $453,226 towards energy efficiency projects throughout Lynwood, which include exterior lighting, street lighting, pool pumps, transformers, and HVAC upgrades. Based on the loan amount and estimated annual energy cost savings, the simple payback is 12.4 years. The project benefits include energy savings of 1,314,045 kWh of electricity and 509 therms of natural gas annually, saving the district an estimated $140,100 in utility costs annually. (ECAA funding) Contact: Ron Yasny. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

8. The Regents of the University of California, on behalf of the Davis Campus. Proposed resolution approving Agreement 150-19-002 with the Regents of the University of California, on behalf of the Davis Campus for a $200,000 contract to purchase and test lamps and other regulated appliances. Title 20, Section 1608(d) of the Appliance Efficiency Regulations requires the CEC to periodically test appliances sold in California to determine compliance with reported performance, marking, and design standards. Testing results will be used to determine compliance with Appliance Efficiency Regulations, support enforcement actions, and for general data collection purposes. (AEES Funding). Contact: Scott McCarthy. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

9. ICF Incorporated, L.L.C. (d.b.a. ICF Consulting, L.L.C.). Proposed resolution adopting California Environmental Quality Act findings for ICF Incorporated, L.L.C.'s (ICF) biomass-to-energy power plant, and grant agreement for the design and construction of the Camptonville Biomass-to-Energy Project (a.k.a. Forest Biomass Business Center Bioenergy Facility – Gellerman Site). The CEC approved a grant for an earlier version of this project at its October 3, 2018 business meeting, but the grant agreement was not executed due to high transmission interconnection costs. The revised project will be located at a different site. Also, the revised project increases generating capacity from 3 MW(net) to 5 MW(net), which does not change the purpose of the scope of work. (EPIC funding) Contact: Rizaldo Aldas. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

a. CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT FINDINGS. Proposed resolution finding that based on the lead agency County of Yuba Planning Commission's Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND), Conditional Use Permit 2019-0002 (CUP), and the Resolution approving and adopting the MND and CUP for the Forest Biomass Business Center Bioenergy Facility -- Gellerman Site, the proposed project presents no new significant or substantially more severe environmental impacts beyond those already considered.

b. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-17-042 with ICF Incorporated, L.L.C. (d.b.a. ICF Consulting, L.L.C.) for a $4,999,830 grant to design and construct an innovative 5 MW(net) biomass power plant near Camptonville, California (including the new site and increased electrical generation capacity) that will incorporate advanced air pollutant emission controls and a low water consumption condenser. The project will help reduce the population of dead and diseased trees by consuming up to 50,000 bone dry tons (BDT) of forest biomass per year.

10. Cost Reductions, Advanced Technology for Solar Modules (CREATE SOLAR), GFO-18-303. This solicitation sought proposals to fund applied research and development projects that will catalyze recently achieved advancements in materials science and manufacturing processes for thin-film photovoltaics technologies to support scaling and establishment of new high value market applications. (EPIC Funding) Contact: Katharina Gerber. (Staff presentation: 10 minutes)

a. THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, ON BEHALF OF THE LOS ANGELES CAMPUS. Proposed resolution approving agreement EPC-19-002 with The Regents of the University of California, on behalf of the Los Angeles Campus, for a $600,000 grant to advance properties of transparent organic photovoltaic (TOPV) materials aiming to achieve 15 percent cell efficiency and 30 percent light transparency, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. This project will use developed TOPV materials to design and test small “smart greenhouses.”

b. TANDEM PV, INC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-19-003 with Tandem PV, Inc. for a $999,802 grant to develop scalable processing of perovskite photovoltaic layers on the top of silicon-based solar panels, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. This project will utilize spray deposition and rapid thermal annealing to fabricate and test 6x6 inch perovskite/silicon tandem devices with 25 percent cell efficiency.

c. THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, ON BEHALF OF THE SAN DIEGO CAMPUS. Proposed resolution approving agreement EPC-19-004 with The Regents of the University of California, on behalf of the San Diego campus, for a $993,458 grant to test high-power perovskite-on-silicon tandem photovoltaic modules, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The project plans to achieve a power conversion efficiency of greater than 32 percent while using low-cost manufacturing approaches.

11. Minutes. Possible approval of the September 11, 2019 business meeting minutes.

12. Lead Commissioner or Presiding Member Reports. A lead commissioner on a policy matter may report to the Commission on the matter and discussion may follow. A presiding member on a delegated committee may report to the Commission on the matter and discussion may follow.

13. Executive Director’s Report.

14. Public Advisor's Report.

15. Public Comment. Individuals may speak up to three minutes on any matter concerning the CEC, with the exception of items appearing on this agenda or items related to pending adjudicative (certification or enforcement) proceedings.

16. Chief Counsel's Report.

a. Pursuant to Government Code section 11126(e), the CEC may adjourn to closed session with its legal counsel to discuss any of the following matters to which the Commission is a party:

i. In the Matter of U.S. Department of Energy (High Level Waste Repository), (Atomic Safety Licensing Board, CAB-04, 63-001-HLW); State of California v. United States Department of Energy (9th Cir. Docket No. 09-71014).

ii. Communities for a Better Environment and Center for Biological Diversity v. Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, and California State Controller (Alameda County Superior Court, Case No. RG13681262).

iii. State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission v. Electricore, Inc. and ZeroTruck (Sacramento County Superior Court, Case No. 34-2016-00204586)

iv. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., et al. v. United States Department of Energy (Federal District Court, Northern District of California, Case No. 17-cv-03404).

v. City of Los Angeles, acting by and through, its Department of Water and Power v. California Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission (Los Angeles Superior Court, Case No. BS171477).

vi. Helping Hand Tools v. California Energy Commission, and Vantage Data Centers LLC. (Sacramento Superior Court, Case No. 34-2018-80003026)

vii. In re: PG&E Corporation and In re: Pacific Gas and Electric Company (United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California, San Francisco Division, Case No. 19-30088)

viii. Chukwuemeka (Emeka) Okemiri v. California Energy Commission, et al. (Sacramento Superior Court, Case No. 34-2018-00246019).

ix. State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission v. HyGen Industries, Inc. (Sacramento County Superior Court No. 34-2019-00252543).

b. Pursuant to Government Code section 11126(e), the CEC may also discuss any judicial or administrative proceeding that was formally initiated after this agenda was published; or determine whether facts and circumstances exist that warrant the initiation of litigation, or that constitute a significant exposure to litigation against the Commission, which might include:


 

Participating by Telephone. To participate by telephone, please call toll free 1-888-823-5065 on Business Meeting days after 9:50 a.m. (PDT). The passcode for the meeting is "Business Meeting” and the call leader is Jerome Lee. If you plan to speak about a specific item, please give the operator the item number.

In the event of technical problems with the telephone line, it is recommended that comments be submitted by email to publicadviser@energy.ca.gov or facsimile to (916) 654-4493 by 5 p.m., at least two days before the meeting.

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Public participation. Questions may be directed to the Public Adviser via email at publicadviser@energy.ca.gov, or by phone at 916-654-4489 or 800-822-6228.

Accommodation. Requests may be directed to Yolanda Rushin at 916-654-4310, at least five days before the meeting.

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Media. Inquiries may be directed to Media and Public Communications at 916-654-4989.

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Adjournment of Hearings and Meetings: Depending upon time available and the orderly management of proceedings, the Commission may order adjournment (recess or postponement) of any noticed hearing or meeting, to be continued to the next day, another specific date or time, or to the next business meeting, as appropriate. Any such adjournment will be noticed at the time the order of adjournment is made (Government Code §§11128.5, 11129)

 

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THE COMMISSION WILL CONSIDER AND MAY TAKE ACTION ON THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

1. Consent Calendar. (Items will be taken up and voted on as a group. A commissioner may request that an item be moved and discussed later in the meeting.)

a. 2019 ET SUMMIT. Proposed resolution approving a purchase order with Yinsight, Inc., for a $9,999 co-sponsorship of the 2019 ET Summit, and approving use of the California Energy Commission (CEC) logo in co-sponsorship advertisements. As a member of the Emerging Technologies Coordinating Council, the CEC supports the summit, which provides an opportunity to highlight the CEC's research and development activities, thus facilitating their commercialization and marketability. The summit will take place October 21-22, 2019, in Sacramento. (EPIC funding) Contact: Virginia Lew.

b. CALIFORNIA ENERGY AND EMPLOYMENT REPORT. Proposed resolution to provide $40,000 to the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) and the Energy Futures Initiative (EFI) to produce a California Energy and Employment Report. NASEO and EFI will produce a comprehensive assessment of energy employment in California, providing insight on the economic effects of our policies and identifying specific opportunities for continued energy sector employment growth. The CEC and California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) are jointly funding this project. Contact: Bryan Early.

2. Discussion of Energy Commission Progress on Joint Agency Report, Charting a Path to a 100 Percent Clean Electricity Future, Senate Bill 100 (2018). Staff presentation on the clean energy goals established by Senate Bill 100, and a discussion of its requirement to issue a joint agency report due to the Legislature by January 1, 2021. Staff will also provide an update of the report development process, including the planned scope and public engagement process. Contact: Terra Weeks. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

3. Sequoia Data Center (19-SPPE-03). Proposed order appointing a committee of two commissioners to preside over the small power plant exemption (SPPE) proceeding and any other proceedings arising from the application filed on September 11, 2019, by C1-Santa Clara, LLC for the proposed Sequoia Backup Generating Facility, part of the Sequoia Data Center. The Sequoia Data Center would be in Santa Clara and consist of a building that houses data servers and up to 96.5 megawatts of associated diesel-fueled backup generators to provide an uninterruptible power supply during an emergency loss of utility power. The CEC is the lead agency for the project under the Warren-Alquist Act and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and will prepare the appropriate environmental document. If an SPPE is granted, the project would be exempt from CEC jurisdiction and subject to permitting by the City of Santa Clara and other agencies. Contact: Leonidas Payne. (Staff pr! esentation: 5 minutes)

4. 2019-2020 Investment Plan Update for the Clean Transportation Program. Proposed resolution approving the 2019-2020 Investment Plan Update for the Clean Transportation Program and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The purpose of the program is to develop and deploy innovative technologies that transform California’s fuel and vehicle types to help attain the state’s climate change goals. The annual Investment Plan Update determines priorities and opportunities for the program, describes how funding will complement existing public and private efforts, and serves as a guide for funding decisions. Contact: Patrick Brecht. (Staff presentation: 15 minutes)

5. FreeWire Technologies, Inc. Proposed resolution approving agreement ARV-19-072 with FreeWire Technologies, Inc. for a $1,986,000 grant to design, purchase equipment, and build in-state manufacturing for innovative electric vehicle chargers that integrate energy storage, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. This manufacturing project will increase the production capacity of FreeWire Technologies products in California. (Clean Transportation Program Funding) Contact: Larry Rillera. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

6. EnergyPro Version 8.0 Residential Compliance Software. Proposed resolution approving of EnergyPro 8.0 as an alternative calculation method for demonstrating compliance with the residential provisions of the 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Public Resources Code Section 25402.1(b); Title 24, Part 1, Cal. Code Regs., Sections 10-109, 10-110). Contact: Larry Froess. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

7. City of Lynwood. Proposed resolution approving Agreement 004-19-ECA for a loan of $1,734,071 at one percent interest to the City of Lynwood located in Los Angeles County and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The entire cost of the project is expected to be $2,187,297 with the City of Lynwood supplementing the loan by paying $453,226 towards energy efficiency projects throughout Lynwood, which include exterior lighting, street lighting, pool pumps, transformers, and HVAC upgrades. Based on the loan amount and estimated annual energy cost savings, the simple payback is 12.4 years. The project benefits include energy savings of 1,314,045 kWh of electricity and 509 therms of natural gas annually, saving the district an estimated $140,100 in utility costs annually. (ECAA funding) Contact: Ron Yasny. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

8. The Regents of the University of California, on behalf of the Davis Campus. Proposed resolution approving Agreement 150-19-002 with the Regents of the University of California, on behalf of the Davis Campus for a $200,000 contract to purchase and test lamps and other regulated appliances. Title 20, Section 1608(d) of the Appliance Efficiency Regulations requires the CEC to periodically test appliances sold in California to determine compliance with reported performance, marking, and design standards. Testing results will be used to determine compliance with Appliance Efficiency Regulations, support enforcement actions, and for general data collection purposes. (AEES Funding). Contact: Scott McCarthy. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

9. ICF Incorporated, L.L.C. (d.b.a. ICF Consulting, L.L.C.). Proposed resolution adopting California Environmental Quality Act findings for ICF Incorporated, L.L.C.'s (ICF) biomass-to-energy power plant, and grant agreement for the design and construction of the Camptonville Biomass-to-Energy Project (a.k.a. Forest Biomass Business Center Bioenergy Facility – Gellerman Site). The CEC approved a grant for an earlier version of this project at its October 3, 2018 business meeting, but the grant agreement was not executed due to high transmission interconnection costs. The revised project will be located at a different site. Also, the revised project increases generating capacity from 3 MW(net) to 5 MW(net), which does not change the purpose of the scope of work. (EPIC funding) Contact: Rizaldo Aldas. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

a. CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT FINDINGS. Proposed resolution finding that based on the lead agency County of Yuba Planning Commission's Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND), Conditional Use Permit 2019-0002 (CUP), and the Resolution approving and adopting the MND and CUP for the Forest Biomass Business Center Bioenergy Facility -- Gellerman Site, the proposed project presents no new significant or substantially more severe environmental impacts beyond those already considered.

b. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-17-042 with ICF Incorporated, L.L.C. (d.b.a. ICF Consulting, L.L.C.) for a $4,999,830 grant to design and construct an innovative 5 MW(net) biomass power plant near Camptonville, California (including the new site and increased electrical generation capacity) that will incorporate advanced air pollutant emission controls and a low water consumption condenser. The project will help reduce the population of dead and diseased trees by consuming up to 50,000 bone dry tons (BDT) of forest biomass per year.

10. Cost Reductions, Advanced Technology for Solar Modules (CREATE SOLAR), GFO-18-303. This solicitation sought proposals to fund applied research and development projects that will catalyze recently achieved advancements in materials science and manufacturing processes for thin-film photovoltaics technologies to support scaling and establishment of new high value market applications. (EPIC Funding) Contact: Katharina Gerber. (Staff presentation: 10 minutes)

a. THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, ON BEHALF OF THE LOS ANGELES CAMPUS. Proposed resolution approving agreement EPC-19-002 with The Regents of the University of California, on behalf of the Los Angeles Campus, for a $600,000 grant to advance properties of transparent organic photovoltaic (TOPV) materials aiming to achieve 15 percent cell efficiency and 30 percent light transparency, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. This project will use developed TOPV materials to design and test small “smart greenhouses.”

b. TANDEM PV, INC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-19-003 with Tandem PV, Inc. for a $999,802 grant to develop scalable processing of perovskite photovoltaic layers on the top of silicon-based solar panels, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. This project will utilize spray deposition and rapid thermal annealing to fabricate and test 6x6 inch perovskite/silicon tandem devices with 25 percent cell efficiency.

c. THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, ON BEHALF OF THE SAN DIEGO CAMPUS. Proposed resolution approving agreement EPC-19-004 with The Regents of the University of California, on behalf of the San Diego campus, for a $993,458 grant to test high-power perovskite-on-silicon tandem photovoltaic modules, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The project plans to achieve a power conversion efficiency of greater than 32 percent while using low-cost manufacturing approaches.

11. Minutes. Possible approval of the September 11, 2019 business meeting minutes.

12. Lead Commissioner or Presiding Member Reports. A lead commissioner on a policy matter may report to the Commission on the matter and discussion may follow. A presiding member on a delegated committee may report to the Commission on the matter and discussion may follow.

13. Executive Director’s Report.

14. Public Advisor's Report.

15. Public Comment. Individuals may speak up to three minutes on any matter concerning the CEC, with the exception of items appearing on this agenda or items related to pending adjudicative (certification or enforcement) proceedings.

16. Chief Counsel's Report.

a. Pursuant to Government Code section 11126(e), the CEC may adjourn to closed session with its legal counsel to discuss any of the following matters to which the Commission is a party:

i. In the Matter of U.S. Department of Energy (High Level Waste Repository), (Atomic Safety Licensing Board, CAB-04, 63-001-HLW); State of California v. United States Department of Energy (9th Cir. Docket No. 09-71014).

ii. Communities for a Better Environment and Center for Biological Diversity v. Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, and California State Controller (Alameda County Superior Court, Case No. RG13681262).

iii. State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission v. Electricore, Inc. and ZeroTruck (Sacramento County Superior Court, Case No. 34-2016-00204586)

iv. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., et al. v. United States Department of Energy (Federal District Court, Northern District of California, Case No. 17-cv-03404).

v. City of Los Angeles, acting by and through, its Department of Water and Power v. California Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission (Los Angeles Superior Court, Case No. BS171477).

vi. Helping Hand Tools v. California Energy Commission, and Vantage Data Centers LLC. (Sacramento Superior Court, Case No. 34-2018-80003026)

vii. In re: PG&E Corporation and In re: Pacific Gas and Electric Company (United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California, San Francisco Division, Case No. 19-30088)

viii. Chukwuemeka (Emeka) Okemiri v. California Energy Commission, et al. (Sacramento Superior Court, Case No. 34-2018-00246019).

ix. State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission v. HyGen Industries, Inc. (Sacramento County Superior Court No. 34-2019-00252543).

b. Pursuant to Government Code section 11126(e), the CEC may also discuss any judicial or administrative proceeding that was formally initiated after this agenda was published; or determine whether facts and circumstances exist that warrant the initiation of litigation, or that constitute a significant exposure to litigation against the Commission, which might include:


Participating by Telephone. To participate by telephone, please call toll free 1-888-823-5065 on Business Meeting days after 9:50 a.m. (PDT). The passcode for the meeting is "Business Meeting” and the call leader is Jerome Lee. If you plan to speak about a specific item, please give the operator the item number.

In the event of technical problems with the telephone line, it is recommended that comments be submitted by email to publicadviser@energy.ca.gov or facsimile to (916) 654-4493 by 5 p.m., at least two days before the meeting.

View live. https://www.youtube.com/user/CalEnergyCommission/videos.

Listen via WebEx. https://energy.webex.com/energy/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=923298118

You may also go to https://energy.webex.com/ec and click on the Business Meeting link. If you can’t find the Business Meeting link, Click the “Home” tab on the top left of your screen and enter Meeting Number 923 298 118. The WebEx broadcast is listen-only. To make a comment or ask a question, please call into the meeting at 888-823-5065 as described above.

Public participation. Questions may be directed to the Public Adviser via email at publicadviser@energy.ca.gov, or by phone at 916-654-4489 or 800-822-6228.

Accommodation. Requests may be directed to Yolanda Rushin at 916-654-4310, at least five days before the meeting.

Wi-Fi. Access is available in the building’s public areas (atrium, snack bar, and library).

Media. Inquiries may be directed to Media and Public Communications at 916-654-4989.

Subscribe to Electronic Mail Lists. To have the business meeting agenda emailed to you, visit www.energy.ca.gov/proceedings/business-meetings and enter your contact information under “Subscribe.”


Adjournment of Hearings and Meetings: Depending upon time available and the orderly management of proceedings, the Commission may order adjournment (recess or postponement) of any noticed hearing or meeting, to be continued to the next day, another specific date or time, or to the next business meeting, as appropriate. Any such adjournment will be noticed at the time the order of adjournment is made (Government Code §§11128.5, 11129)

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2019-08-29
Location: California
Description:

Additional documents for California Energy Demand 2019-2030 Baseline Forecast, August 15, 2019, IEPR Commissioner Workshop on 2019 Preliminary California Energy Demand Electricity and Natural Gas Demand Forecast

A new document is available under High, Mid, and Low

For more information:
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2019-08-29
Location: California
Description:

Comments for August 15, 2019, IEPR Commissioner Workshop on 2019 Preliminary California Energy Demand Electricity and Natural Gas Demand Forecast

For more information:
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2019-08-29
Location: California
Description:

The California Energy Commission (CEC) is adding new equipment lists for Battery and Energy Storage Systems (ESS) to its solar equipment lists. To support this expansion, a new web page specific to Battery and Energy Storage Systems (ESS) has been added on the GoSolarCalifornia website at https://www.gosolarcalifornia.org/equipment/index.php.

Similar to other equipment pages, the Battery and Energy Storage Systems (ESS) web page provides general information, listing request forms, and instructions. Beginning August 21, 2019, manufacturers can submit Battery and Energy Storage Systems (ESS) listing requests by accessing forms and instructions available on the new Battery and Energy Storage Systems (ESS) web page.

A training webinar on the new forms and instructions will be held August 29, 2019, from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM (PDT).

You may participate in this meeting through WebEx. Presentations will appear on your computer screen and you may listen to audio via your computer or telephone. This training will be recorded. To access the WebEx via your computer, please go to https://energy.webex.com and enter meeting number 924 530 859. No password is required.

Reasonable Accommodation: Please direct requests to Yolanda Rushin at yolanda.rushin@energy.ca.gov or (916) 654-4310 at least five days in advance.

If you have questions about the solar equipment lists, please contact the CEC’s Solar Equipment Hotline at 1-916-654-4120, or solarequipment@energy.ca.gov.

 

2019-08-26
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 18-AAER-08 have been published:

Thank you.

2019-08-26
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 18-AAER-08 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 18-AAER-08
    Project Title: Federally Exempted Linear Fluorescent Lamps
    TN Number: 229546
    Title: California Investor Owned Utilities Comments on Draft Staff Report
    Description:
    Filer: System
    Organization: California Investor Owned Utilities
    Role: Public
    Submission Date: 8/26/2019 2:46:53 PM
    Docketed Date: 8/26/2019
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Comment
    Page(s): 6

Thank you.

2019-08-26
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 18-OIR-02 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 18-OIR-02
    Project Title: Proposal to repeal the outdated Energy Conservation Assistance Act (ECAA) regulations
    TN Number: 229540
    Title: Revised Notice of Proposed Action
    Description: *** THIS DOCUMENT SUPERSEDES TN 229533 *** - Links and publication date have been corrected. - Friday, October 11, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.
    Filer: Corrine Fishman
    Organization: California Energy Commission
    Role: Commission Staff
    Submission Date: 8/26/2019 1:44:12 PM
    Docketed Date: 8/26/2019
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Document
    Page(s): 7

Thank you.

2019-08-26
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 18-AAER-08 have been published:

Thank you.

2019-08-26
Location: California
Description:

Public Hearing - Revised Notice of Proposed Action

INTRODUCTION
The California Energy Commission proposes to repeal the Energy Conservation Assistance Act (ECAA) regulations after considering all comments, objections, and recommendations regarding the proposed action.

PUBLIC HEARING
Energy Commission staff will hold a public hearing for the proposed regulations on the following date and time. Interested persons, or his or her authorized representative, may present oral and written statements, arguments, or contentions relevant to the proposed regulations at the hearing. The record for this hearing will be kept open until 12:00 p.m. (Pacific Time) or until every person present who indicates a desire to speak has had an opportunity to do so.

Friday, October 11, 2019
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)

California Energy Commission
1516 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
First Floor, Imbrecht Hearing Room
(Wheelchair accessible)

Audio for the hearing will be broadcast over the internet. Details regarding the Energy Commission’s webcast can be found at https://energy.webex.com/ec.


WRITTEN COMMENT PERIOD
You may submit written comments to the Energy Commission for consideration on or prior to October 10, 2019. The Energy Commission appreciates receiving written comments at the earliest possible date.

Please submit comments using the Energy Commission’s e-commenting feature by going to the Energy Commission’s ECAA webpage at https://efiling.energy.ca.gov/Ecomment/Ecomment.aspx?docketnumber=18-OIR-02, Docket Number 18-OIR-02, then select the “Submit e-comment” link. A full name, email address, comment title, and either a comment or an attached document (.doc, .docx, or .pdf format) is mandatory. After a challenge-response test used by the system to ensure that responses are generated by a human user, click on “Agree & Submit Your Comment” to submit the comment to the California Energy Commission’s Docket Unit.

Please note that written comments, attachments, and associated contact information included within the written comments and attachments (e.g., your address, phone number, email address, etc.) become part of the viewable public record. You are encouraged to use the electronic filing system described above to submit comments. All written comments submitted prior to the hearing must be submitted to the docket. If you are unable to submit electronically, a paper copy of your comments may be sent to:

Docket Unit
California Energy Commission
Docket No. 18-OIR-02
1516 9th Street, MS-4
Sacramento, CA 95814
Telephone: (916) 654-5076
Or by email to docket@energy.ca.gov
Or fax them to the Docket Unit at (916) 654-4354


For More Information:
https://efiling.energy.ca.gov/Lists/DocketLog.aspx?docketnumber=18-OIR-02

 

 

2019-08-26
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 18-OIR-02 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 18-OIR-02
    Project Title: Proposal to repeal the outdated Energy Conservation Assistance Act (ECAA) regulations
    TN Number: 229533
    Title: Revised Notice of Proposed Action
    Description: *** THIS DOCUMENT SUPERSEDES 229020 *** - The comment period has been extended and the public hearing date is changed to October 11, 2019 at 10 am
    Filer: Corrine Fishman
    Organization: California Energy Commission
    Role: Commission Staff
    Submission Date: 8/26/2019 10:55:22 AM
    Docketed Date: 8/26/2019
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Document
    Page(s): 7

Thank you.

2019-08-23
Location: California
Description:

Dear Subscribers,

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-AAER-04 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 19-AAER-04
    Project Title: General Service Lamps
    TN Number: 229530
    Title: Revised Notice of Proposed Action - General Service Lamps Appliance Efficiency Rulemaking
    Description: Notice of Proposed Action - General Service Lamps Appliance Efficiency Rulemaking - *** THIS DOCUMENT SUPERSEDES TN # 229453 ***
    Filer: Patrick Saxton
    Organization: California Energy Commission
    Role: Commission Staff
    Submission Date: 8/23/2019 4:31:58 PM
    Docketed Date: 8/23/2019
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Document
    Page(s): 10

Thank you.

2019-08-19
Location: California
Description:

California Energy Demand 2019-2030 Baseline Forecast, CED 2019 Preliminary Forecast End User Gas Consumption, Low, Mid, and High, for August 15, 2019, IEPR Commissioner Workshop on 2019 Preliminary California Energy Demand Electricity and Natural Gas Demand Forecast.

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/#08152019
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2019-08-16
Location: California
Description:

Additional comments - July 30, 2019 - IEPR Joint Agency Workshop on Advancing Energy Equity

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/#07302019
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2019-08-16
Location: California
Description:

Dear Subscribers,

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-AAER-04 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 19-AAER-04
    Project Title: General Service Lamps
    TN Number: 229457
    Title: Federal Register - Vol. 82, No. 12, Final Rule I.D. EERE-2013-BT-STD-0051-0098
    Description: Document Relied Upon. U.S. Department of Energy. 2017-01-19 Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for General Service Lamps; Final Rule. ID: EERE-2013-BT-STD-0051-0098.
    Filer: Patrick Saxton
    Organization: California Energy Commission
    Role: Commission Staff
    Submission Date: 8/15/2019 4:59:16 PM
    Docketed Date: 8/15/2019
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Document
    Page(s): 12

Thank you.

2019-08-16
Location: California
Description:

Dear Subscribers,

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-SB-100 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 19-SB-100
    Project Title: SB 100 Joint Agency Report: Charting a path to a 100% Clean Energy Future
    TN Number: 229470
    Title: Memo to Open New Docket
    Description:
    Filer: Patty Paul
    Organization: California Energy Commission
    Role: Commission Staff
    Submission Date: 8/16/2019 11:26:18 AM
    Docketed Date: 8/15/2019
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Document
    Page(s): 1

Thank you.

2019-08-16
Location: California
Description:

Dear Subscribers,

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-AAER-04 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 19-AAER-04
    Project Title: General Service Lamps
    TN Number: 229456
    Title: Analysis of General Service Lamps Expanded Scope, California Energy Commission, CEC-400-2018-015-SD
    Description: Document Relied Upon. Draft Staff Report. Analysis of General Service Lamps (Expanded Scope). California Energy Commission, CEC-400-2018-015-SD. Previously docketed in 17-AAER-07.
    Filer: Patty Paul
    Organization: California Energy Commission
    Role: Commission Staff
    Submission Date: 8/16/2019 8:46:49 AM
    Docketed Date: 8/15/2019
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Document
    Page(s): 68

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2019-08-16
Location: California
Description:

Dear Subscribers,

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-AAER-04 have been published:

Docket Number: 19-AAER-04
Project Title: General Service Lamps
TN Number: 229471
Title: Supplemental Staff Analysis for General Service Lamps Expanded Scope
Description: Document Relied Upon. Memorandum to Dockets
Filer: Patrick Saxton
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 8/16/2019 11:23:41 AM
Docketed Date: 8/16/2019
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 8

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2019-08-16
Location: California
Description:

Dear Subscribers,

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-AAER-04 have been published:

Thank you.

2019-08-16
Location: California
Description:

Dear Subscribers,

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-AAER-04 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 19-AAER-04
    Project Title: General Service Lamps
    TN Number: 229455
    Title: Federal Register - Vol. 82, No. 12, Final Rule I.D. EERE-2013-BT-STD-0051-0097
    Description: Document Relied Upon. U.S. Department of Energy. 2017-01-19 Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for General Service Lamps; Final Rule. ID: EERE-2013-BT-STD-0051-0097.
    Filer: Patrick Saxton
    Organization: California Energy Commission
    Role: Commission Staff
    Submission Date: 8/15/2019 4:59:16 PM
    Docketed Date: 8/15/2019
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Document
    Page(s): 47

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2019-08-16
Location: California
Description:

Dear Subscribers,

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-AAER-04 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 19-AAER-04
    Project Title: General Service Lamps
    TN Number: 229451
    Title: Code of Federal Regulations, Title 10 Appendix DD of subpart B of part 430
    Description: Document Incorporated by Reference. Uniform Test Method for Measuring the Energy Consumption and Energy Efficiency of General Service Lamps that are Not General Service Incandescent Lamps, Compact Fluorescent Lamps, or Integrated LED Lamps.
    Filer: Patrick Saxton
    Organization: California Energy Commission
    Role: Commission Staff
    Submission Date: 8/15/2019 4:47:32 PM
    Docketed Date: 8/15/2019
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Document
    Page(s): 2

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2019-08-16
Location: California
Description:

Dear Subscribers,

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-AAER-04 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 19-AAER-04
    Project Title: General Service Lamps
    TN Number: 229453
    Title: Notice of Proposed Action - General Service Lamps Appliance Efficiency Rulemaking
    Description: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.
    Filer: Patrick Saxton
    Organization: California Energy Commission
    Role: Commission Staff
    Submission Date: 8/15/2019 4:47:32 PM
    Docketed Date: 8/15/2019
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Document
    Page(s): 10

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2019-08-16
Location: California
Description:

Dear Subscribers,

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-AAER-04 have been published:

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2019-08-09
Location: California
Description:

IEPR Commissioner Workshop on 2019 Preliminary California Energy Demand Electricity and Natural Gas Demand Forecast

California Energy Demand 2019-2030 Baseline Forecast

 - High Demand Case

 - Mid Demand Case

 - Low Demand Case

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/index.html#08152019
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2019-08-07
Location: California
Description:

Notice of IEPR Joint Agency Workshop on Energy Efficiency and Building Decarbonization

The California Energy Commission will jointly conduct a workshop with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), to discuss building energy efficiency and decarbonization. A quorum of commissioners may attend, but no votes will be taken.

Thursday, August 27, 2019
10:00 AM

Warren-Alquist State Energy Building
Art Rosenfeld Hearing Room, First Floor
1516 Ninth Street, Sacramento, California 95814
(Wheelchair Accessible)

Agenda

CEC staff will present the draft 2019 California Energy Efficiency Action Plan, including updated strategies to increase energy efficiency in existing buildings and updated targets for doubling energy efficiency savings by 2030. CEC staff also will update progress on Assembly Bill 3232 (Friedman, Chapter 373, Statutes of 2018), which requires an assessment, due by 2021, of the feasibility of achieving a 40 percent reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in buildings by 2030. CPUC staff will present the status of energy efficiency in the investor-owned utility (IOU) portfolio and the status of implementation of Senate Bill 1477 (Stern, Chapter 378, Statutes of 2018) including the Building Initiative for Low-Emissions Development (BUILD) and Technology and Equipment for Clean Heating (TECH) programs. Staff, utilities, local governments, researchers, environmental justice organizations, and others will present and discuss issues around energy efficiency, building decarbo! nization, and load flexibility.

A detailed meeting schedule will be posted prior to the workshop at:
http://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/.

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2019-08-02
Location: California
Description:

Revised IEPR Workshops Schedule

For more information:
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2019-08-02
Location: California
Description:

Now Available On-line:
ENERGY COMMISSION BUSINESS MEETINGS - Agenda

August 14, 2019

1516 Ninth Street
Art Rosenfeld Hearing Room – First Floor
Sacramento, California 95814
10 a.m.
(Wheelchair Accessible)

THE COMMISSION WILL CONSIDER AND MAY TAKE ACTION ON THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

1. Consent Calendar. (Items will be taken up and voted on as a group. A commissioner may request that an item be moved and discussed later in the meeting.)

a. LOCALLY ADOPTED ENERGY STANDARDS. Possible approval of two local ordinance applications submitted by the City of Carlsbad and the City of Davis for local energy ordinances that exceed the energy efficiency requirements of the 2019 Energy Code (Title 24, Part 6). Contact: Peter Strait.

i. CITY OF CARLSBAD. Proposed resolution approving the City of Carlsbad's adopted local ordinance requiring installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems as a mandatory requirement for newly constructed nonresidential buildings; installation of 240-volt electrical sockets and condensate drains as a mandatory requirement for domestic hot water systems using gas equipment and serving individual dwelling units; and installation of electric or renewable water heating equipment as a prescriptive requirement for systems serving individual dwelling units and nonresidential occupancies.

ii. CITY OF DAVIS. Proposed resolution approving the City of Davis’ adopted local ordinance requiring CALGreen Tier 1 efficiency levels as a mandatory requirement for newly constructed nonresidential and high-rise residential buildings; installation of solar PV systems as a mandatory requirement for newly constructed nonresidential and high-rise residential buildings; and installation of 120-volt electrical sockets under specified sinks in single-family residences to accommodate the future installation of an on-demand hot water recirculation pump.

b. ESNA EXPO, LLC. Proposed resolution approving a purchase order with ESNA Expo, LLC, for a $5,000 co-sponsorship of the 2019 Energy Storage North America Conference hosted by the California Energy Storage Alliance and approving use of the California Energy Commission logo in co-sponsorship advertisements. This conference is unique as it brings together the investment community, end users, and energy storage technology providers from inside and outside California who are actively working on field projects in California. Additionally, Energy Commission staff will host a half-day workshop to review the energy storage research activities at the Energy Commission over the last five years. (EPIC funding) Contact: Mike Gravely.

c. WEST COAST CODE CONSULTANTS, INC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement 700-19-002 with West Coast Code Consultants, Inc. (WC3, Inc.) for a $0 contract to provide delegate chief building official (DCBO) services for the Carlsbad Energy Center Project (07-AFC-06C) in regards to the demolition of the Encina Power Station. WC3, Inc. will carry out demolition plan review and the inspection of demolition activities to ensure compliance with reasonable demolition practices and safety requirements on behalf of the Energy Commission. WC3, Inc. will be compensated by the project owner of the Carlsbad Energy Center Project for the DCBO services. Contact: Anwar Ali.

2. California Independent System Operator (ISO). Presentation by the ISO on becoming the official reliability coordinator (RC) of record for 16 electricity balancing authorities and transmission operators primarily in California, and one in Mexico. An RC has the highest level of authority and responsibility for the reliable operation of power grids, and has wide visibility of bulk electric systems. With this new service, the California ISO Reliability Coordinator West (RC West) will monitor the interconnected power grids in the West for compliance with federal and regional grid standards, authorize measures to prevent or mitigate system emergencies in day-ahead or real-time operations, and lead system restoration following major incidents. Contact: Drew Bohan. (Guest presentation: 10 minutes)

3. Discussion of Energy Commission Progress on Joint Agency Report, Charting a Path to a 100% Clean Electricity Future, Senate Bill 100 (2018). Staff presentation on the clean energy goals established by Senate Bill 100, and a discussion of its requirement to issue a joint agency report due to the Legislature by January 1, 2021. Staff will also provide an update of the report development process, including the planned scope and public engagement process. Contact: Terra Weeks. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

4. Adopting Energy Commission Determination the Finding Pasadena Water and Power Integrated Resource Plan Consistent with the Requirements of Senate Bill 350 (2015). Proposed resolution adopting Energy Commission's determination finding the Pasadena Water and Power Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) filing consistent with requirements of SB 350. Contact: Paul Deaver. (Staff presentation: 10 minutes).

5. Adopting Energy Commission Determination Finding the Vernon Public Utilities Integrated Resource Plan Consistent with the Requirements of Senate Bill 350 (2015). Proposed resolution adopting Energy Commission's determination finding the Vernon Public Utilities IRP filing consistent with requirements of SB 350. Contact: Julio Gutierrez. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

6. Adopting Energy Commission Resolution Finding the Riverside Public Utilities Integrated Resource Plan Consistent with the Requirements of Senate Bill 350 (2015). Proposed resolution adopting Energy Commission's resolution finding the Riverside Public Utilities 2018 IRP filing consistent with requirements of SB 350. Contact: John Mathias. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

7. Appliance Efficiency Regulations Rulemaking for Spray Sprinkler Bodies (Docket Number 19-AAER-01). Proposed resolution adopting a Negative Declaration, including a finding of No Significant Impact under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and adopting changes to Title 20, §1601-1607 to incorporate new appliance efficiency regulations for spray sprinkler bodies. Contact: Sean Steffensen. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

a. NEGATIVE DECLARATION FOR THE PROPOSED APPLIANCE EFFICIENCY REGULATIONS FOR SPRAY SPRINKER BODIES. Negative Declaration, which includes a finding of No Significant Impact under CEQA, for the proposed regulations for spray sprinkler bodies. This proposed adoption comes after a 30-day public comment period necessary to comply with CEQA guidelines.

b. APPLIANCE EFFICIENCY REGULATIONS FOR SPRAY SPRINKLER BODIES. Changes to Title 20, §1601-1607 to incorporate new appliance efficiency regulations for spray sprinkler bodies. The changes for spray sprinkler bodies include: new definitions, a minimum efficiency performance standard, and certification requirements. This proposed adoption comes after a 45-day public comment period and public hearing necessary to comply with the California Administrative Procedure Act.

8. City of Gustine. Proposed resolution approving Agreement 002-19-ECA with the City of Gustine for a $2,249,604 loan at one percent interest to install various energy efficiency and renewable energy measures at its facilities, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. Upon completion, the project will reduce about 877,665 kilowatt hours (kWh) of grid electricity consumption annually saving the City about $140,320 in utility costs. Based on the loan amount, the simple payback is 16.0 years. (ECAA funding) Contact: Balraj S. Sandhu. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

9. County Of Santa Barbara. Proposed resolution approving Agreement 003-19-ECA with the County of Santa Barbara for a $2,736,751 loan at one percent interest for two lighting improvement measures and two PV systems totaling 767 kW and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The project is estimated to save the County 1,738,961 kWh of electricity, resulting in annual energy cost savings of $283,601. Based on the loan amount, the simple payback is 9.7 years. (ECAA Program Funding) Contact: Gavin Situ. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

10. Renewable Energy for Agriculture Program - Lane and Michele Davis Joint Venture. Proposed resolution approving Agreement REA-19-003 with Lane and Michele Davis Joint Venture for a $25,733 grant to install an 11.52 kW solar PV system to serve an almond and rice farm in Colusa County, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. (GGRF funding) Contact: Geoffrey Dodson. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

11. California Clean Energy Fund dba CalCEF Ventures. Proposed resolution approving 25 grant applications totaling $3,750,000 from the EPIC California Sustainable Energy Entrepreneur Development (CalSEED) Initiative. These grants were competitively selected. Individual awards are for a maximum of $150,000. (EPIC funding) Contact: Eleanor Oliver. (Staff presentation: 15 minutes)

a. Takachar, Decentralized, Rural Co-production of Filtration Precursor Chemical and Industrial Power, Kung, Kevin, $150,000. The goal of this project is to design and demonstrate a prototype of a portable, low-cost technology that processes crop and forest residues into precursors that can be used for water and air filtration media. This innovation will reduce energy consumption in rural areas and will also generate power from process heat that can be used for local agricultural and industrial applications.

b. P-Kap Systems LLC, Bi-facial, Low-profile, Solar Rooftop Tracking, Kapur, Pawan, $150,000. The goal of this project is to design and demonstrate a low-profile, lightweight, laminate PV tracking system that has the potential to increase energy output per unit area by 25 percent and specific energy yield by 50 percent without increasing cost for a rooftop system. By using components that are easy to transport, assemble, and install, the added cost of the tracker system is offset.

c. RAF Electronics Corp., Advanced Solid State Lighting for Better Performance, Flasck, Richard, $150,000. The goal of this project is to develop an ecosystem of efficient and compact solid-state lighting fixtures that has the potential to increase safety and reduce electrical costs in theatrical and agriculture buildings. Using a combination of non-imaging optics and imaging optics, these fixtures will have superior optical and chromatic performance, higher efficiency and efficacy, longer life, and lower initial and operating cost compared to competitors.

d. DAE Technologies Inc., Rechargeable CFx Battery, Lipka, Stephen, $150,000. The goal of this project is to research and develop a low-cost rechargeable lithium carbon fluoride (LiCFx) battery that surpasses the current state-of-the-art energy density of lithium-ion (Li-ion) and lithium sulfur batteries. In addition, it is expected to be lower cost than today’s lithium-ion technology as it will not use metal oxides. LiCFx batteries have higher energy density but have had issues with rechargeability – DAE’s technology addresses this barrier.

e. RePurpose Energy, Inc., Lithium Ion Battery Fire Suppression System, Park, Jae Wan, $150,000. The goal of this project is to design and demonstrate a lithium-ion battery fire suppression system that combats fires and thermal runaway without internal short-circuiting of the battery cells. The proposed innovation injects non-conductive liquid into the battery enclosure in a way that does not damage control electronics or additional battery cells.

f. SierraCrete LLC, Sierra Wall System, McGrath, David, $150,000. The goal of this project is to improve the design of the highly insulating Green Energy Brick that has the potential to achieve insulating values that allow for the construction of zero net energy homes without the additional cost burden required for traditional wall framing systems. The breakthrough technology of ceramic binders adhering to cellulose base materials provides for high tensile strength in the vertical plane, and air gap spacing in the horizontal plane.

g. ZYD Energy, Inc., Heat Pump Water Heating Optimization Using Hot Water Storage Management, Zhang, Yanda, $150,000. The goal of this project is to develop an optimized electric water heating solution by integrating heat pump water heaters with a hot water storage management technology to achieve high efficiency operation and lower operational cost, and provide energy storage services. An Internet of Things (IoT)-based controller will be developed to optimize system operation according to hot water demand projection, electricity prices, demand response signals, and renewable energy availability.

h. Ivy Energy, Ivy Energy Software – Enabling Multi-Unit Shared Solar, Dover, Janis, $150,000. The goal of this project is to design and demonstrate a software platform that enables multi-unit building owners to install a shared solar system that equitably rewards residents for using energy when it is cheap or provided by the solar system. The Ivy platform will have a 15-minute interval load algorithm that can identify each housing unit’s “true” solar energy and electric vehicle (EV) charging usage considering real time-of-use.

i. Icarus RT, Inc., Icarus Hybrid Energy Storage and Power Boost for Photovoltaic Systems, Anderson, Mark, $150,000. The goal of this project is to design and demonstrate a low-cost hybrid solar PV/thermal system co-located with commercial and larger solar PV arrays that has the potential to increase power availability 25 percent, and reduce costs by more than 50 percent over current systems. The system will recover heat from PV panels, store energy, and generate power from the stored energy after sunset or when needed by extracting heat and thereby cooling PV panels while charging batteries.

j. GreenTech Motors Corp., High-Efficiency Density Variable HP Integrated Motor and Drive, Brown, Burnet, $150,000. The goal of this project is to design and demonstrate a high-efficiency density (HED) motor that has the potential to dramatically reduce end-use industrial electricity consumption through reduced efficiency losses, size, and weight of the electric motor. The HED motors will be compact enough to fit existing smaller frame sizes while achieving IE7 or higher motor efficiency by employing a slotless, ironless, coreless, wireless, and brushless design to produce extremely high energy efficiency packed in an extremely compact electric motor package.

k. Luciant Inc., High Thermal Conductivity, Broadband Emitting Nitride Ceramic Downconverters for Lighting Applications, Conde Perez, Alejandro, $150,000. The goal of this project is to further the development of a ceramic downconverter for LED/laser driven lighting that eliminates the need for color mixing and has the potential to dramatically improve thermal management that will provide significant improvements in temperature variation and energy efficiency. This cerium doped aluminum nitride based downconverter is ideal for high-powered lighting applications over traditional phosphor-converted white light emitting diodes, which are fundamentally limited by intense temperature variations.

l. EndLis Energy, Lithium-Carbon Based Rechargeable Batteries, Griffiths, Mark, $150,000. The goal of this project is to design and demonstrate low-cost, environmentally-sustainable, lithium-carbon-based rechargeable batteries for EV and grid storage applications that has the potential to double EV range capacity and decrease grid energy storage costs. The innovation is in the manufacturing of electrode nanostructures, which will enable the efficient use of lithium-carbon batteries.

m. Optec LED, Inc., Third Generation LED with Diffusion Lens, Ferreira, Jennifer, $150,000. The goal of this project is to design and demonstrate LED street lights and parking lot lights that have the potential to reduce energy consumption by 70 to 90 percent while also reducing maintenance costs. A unique slim-line housing with specialized heat sinks will eliminate the need for integrated cooling fans and will provide 100,000 hours of use before chips will need to be changed.

n. T2M Global, LLC, Thermal Energy Storage using Ultra-High Osmotic Pressure Polymers, Patel, Niraj, $150,000. The goal of this project is to develop thermal energy storage in osmotic polymers (TESOP), which stores low-temperature (less than 200 degrees Celsius) thermal energy indirectly through thermo-chemical reactions. The solar thermal energy will be utilized to re-form concentrated osmotic polymers – with the reverse reaction re-creating the energy. This innovation can enhance the value proposition of renewable energy technologies such as solar, geothermal, and industrial waste heat to provide high performance microgrids.

o. NanoDian, Inc., Low-Cost, Safer, Cobalt-free, Nanostructured Lithium Ion Battery Cathode Material, Boehm, Michael, $150,000. The goal of this project is to develop prototype Li-ion battery packs that replace the cobalt in the cathode portion of the battery with nanostructured lithium manganese oxide – a safer, cheaper, and non-toxic chemistry. The nano-fabrication technology has a low internal resistance that will provide very high power and fast charging capabilities without considerable heat generation and similar functional energy density.

p. Nrgtek Inc., Energy Storage with NaFe Flow Batteries, Iyer, Subramanian, $150,000. The goal of this project is to develop a small-scale prototype sodium-iron flow battery with significantly better power density while maintaining excellent cycle life and low cost. If successful, this flow battery will provide cost-effective energy storage for both residential and grid-level renewable energy balancing.

q. Luminescent Energy, High Efficiency, Scalable Power Generating Windows for Urban Centers, Needell, David, $150,000. The goal of this project is to create a small prototype power-generating window that uses microscale PV cells and quantum dot technology to produce electricity. The windows can be tuned to specific colors or remain up to 70 percent transparent and can be integrated seamlessly into current building designs.

r. SolarFlexes LLC, Rapidly Deployable Ground-Mounted Photovoltaic Solar Array, Lutian, David, $150,000. The goal of this project is to engineer a low- cost, easy-to-assemble ground-mounted PV system that can be stowed flat to withstand winds up to 150 mph. This PV technology is composed of ground-mounted PV solar array that is pre-fabricated in a factory, shipped to a PV project site in standard shipping containers, and rapidly deployed using common hand tools. This innovation minimizes complexity in the design of the technology and enables large projects to be quickly deployed.

s. ReJoule Incorporated, Impedance-Based Battery Health Management for Large Format Lithium-ion Battery Packs, Chung, Zora, $150,000. The goal of this project is to develop a portable battery diagnostic system that can be embedded in an EV battery pack management system to continuously monitor battery health while detecting and preventing thermal runaway. This battery diagnostic technology is more accurate and faster than competitors, and will be able to self-calibrate based on the individual battery pack characteristics which vary depending on the EV model and year.

t. Noon Energy, Inc., Rechargeable Carbon-Oxygen Battery, Graves, Christopher, $150,000. The goal of this project is to develop and test a closed system, passive-flow prototype battery that uses carbon and oxygen. This technology is expected to provide long duration storage for less than $50 per kWh at double the energy density of Li-ion batteries. The Noon Energy team expects the battery will add less than 3 cents per kWh to fully balance solar and wind on the grid.

u. Coreshell Technologies, Inc., Thin-Film Battery Electrode Coating Technology, Tan, Jonathan, $150,000. The goal of this project is to collect demonstration data on a battery electrode coating technology expected to lower the cost of Li-ion batteries by 35 percent while doubling battery life. This electrode coating can be applied using roll-to-roll deposition instead of the standard vacuum application processes, and can be easily and economically integrated into existing battery manufacturing processes in a non-disruptive fashion that further decreases the cost of the battery.

v. Antora Energy, Solid State Thermal Battery, Briggs, Justin, $150,000. The goal of this project is to prototype an inexpensive thermal energy storage system. By storing energy as heat in inexpensive raw materials and converting that heat back to electricity with high-efficiency PV modules exposed to light radiating from the hot storage medium, the technology delivers energy storage for less than $10/kWh – over an order of magnitude cheaper than Li-ion batteries.

w. ActiveMEMS LLC, Powering Next-Generation IoT via Advanced Piezoelectric MEMS, Aktakka, Erkan, $150,000. The goal of this project is to develop high-performance piezoelectric energy harvesters that use tiny machinery vibrations to generate electricity. This technology will enable new IoT sensors to be powered without wiring or batteries resulting in sensors that are an order of magnitude cheaper, and have a higher power density and smaller form factor compared to commercial energy harvesters.

x. EnZinc Inc., Safe, High Performance Rechargeable Zinc Battery, Burz, Michael, $150,000. The goal of this project is to validate and prototype an innovative battery chemistry that combines a proprietary zinc sponge anode with nickel, silver, or carbon cathodes for different applications. This battery technology is anticipated to match the performance of Li-ion while achieving the much lower price point of lead-acid batteries and will be safer than both chemistries.

y. Arvind Simhadri, Prefabricated Affordable Renewable Energy Housing, Simhadri, Arvind, $150,000. The goal of this project is to explore and validate the concept for prefabricated housing that includes solar, storage, and community energy management. The homes will provide an affordable, quickly deployed renewable energy solution for those that need transitional housing due to disasters such as wildfires and earthquakes.

12. UniEnergy Technologies, LLC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-19-001 with UniEnergy Technologies, LLC for a $2,969,998 grant to demonstrate the third generation flow battery technology at a scale that is 600 percent larger than a previous federally-funded grant project, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The battery system will be deployed at Farm ACW's facility to test the optimal economic use cases for a large solar plus storage system in San Diego Gas & Electric territory. (EPIC funding) Contact: Qing Tian. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

13. The Local Government Commission. Proposed resolution approving Agreement 300-19-001 with the Local Government Commission for a $26,000 contract to provide a CivicSpark Fellow that will assist staff in collaborating with local governments on approaches to connect stakeholders in underserved regions with clean energy research funding opportunities and projects. (EPIC funding) Contact: Rachel Salazar. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

14. DOE-Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Proposed resolution approving Agreement 600-19-005 with the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for a $400,000 contract to conduct charging infrastructure analyses of plug-in EVs used in medium- and heavy-duty on-road applications. This agreement will analyze the needed charging infrastructure and geographic load impacts of medium- and heavy-duty vehicle charging, and will conduct a scoping analysis to inform potential grid upgrades and on-road fleet load coordination. The findings from this study will be incorporated into the Energy Commission’s infrastructure modeling work and infrastructure requirement projections for 2030 pursuant to AB 2127 (Ting, 2018). (Clean Transportation Program funding) Contact: Noel Crisostomo. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

15. DOE-National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Proposed resolution approving Amendment 3 to Agreement 600-15-001 with the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to add two technical tasks, augment the agreement by $1.2 million, and provide a one-year term extension. Under this amendment, NREL will update the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Projections model and will collect data and report on historical EV charging stations. (Clean Transportation Program funding) Contact: Patrick Brecht. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

16. School Bus Replacement for California Public School Districts, County Offices of Education, and Joint Power Authorities, GFO-17-607. (Clean Energy Job Creation Fund and Clean Transportation Program funding) Contact: Sarah Williams. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

a. CHULA VISTA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-19-033 with Chula Vista Elementary School District for a $3,877,270 grant to replace 10 old, diesel-powered school buses with 10 clean, all-electric school buses and install supporting charging infrastructure; and adopting staff’s determination that the installation of the charging infrastructure is exempt from CEQA.

b. GATEWAY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-19-058 with Gateway Unified School District for a $780,218 grant to replace two old, diesel-powered school buses with two clean, all-electric school buses and install supporting charging infrastructure; and adopting staff’s determination that the installation of the charging infrastructure is exempt from CEQA.

17. Minutes. Possible approval of the July 15, 2019 Business Meeting minutes.

18. Lead Commissioner or Presiding Member Reports. A lead commissioner on a policy matter may report to the Commission on the matter and discussion may follow. A presiding member on a delegated committee may report to the Commission on the matter and discussion may follow.

19. Executive Director’s Report.

20. Public Adviser's Report.

21. Public Comment. Individuals may speak up to three minutes on any matter concerning the Energy Commission, with the exception of items appearing on this agenda or items related to pending adjudicative (certification or enforcement) proceedings.

22. Chief Counsel's Report.

a. Pursuant to Government Code section 11126(e), the Energy Commission may adjourn to closed session with its legal counsel to discuss any of the following matters to which the Commission is a party:

i. In the Matter of U.S. Department of Energy (High Level Waste Repository), (Atomic Safety Licensing Board, CAB-04, 63-001-HLW); State of California v. United States Department of Energy (9th Cir. Docket No. 09-71014).

ii. Communities for a Better Environment and Center for Biological Diversity v. Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, and California State Controller (Alameda County Superior Court, Case No. RG13681262).

iii. State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission v. Electricore, Inc. and ZeroTruck (Sacramento County Superior Court, Case No. 34-2016-00204586)

iv. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., et al. v. United States Department of Energy (Federal District Court, Northern District of California, Case No. 17-cv-03404).

v. City of Los Angeles, acting by and through, its Department of Water and Power v. California Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission (Los Angeles Superior Court, Case No. BS171477).

vi. Helping Hand Tools v. California Energy Commission, and Vantage Data Centers LLC. (Sacramento Superior Court, Case No. 34-2018-80003026)

vii. In re: PG&E Corporation and In re: Pacific Gas and Electric Company (United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California, San Francisco Division, Case No. 19-30088)

viii. Chukwuemeka (Emeka) Okemiri v. California Energy Commission, et al. (Sacramento Superior Court, Case No. 34-2018-00246019).

ix. State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission v. HyGen Industries, Inc. (Sacramento County Superior Court No. 34-2019-00252543).

b. Pursuant to Government Code section 11126(e), the Energy Commission may also discuss any judicial or administrative proceeding that was formally initiated after this agenda was published; or determine whether facts and circumstances exist that warrant the initiation of litigation, or that constitute a significant exposure to litigation against the Commission, which might include:

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You may also go to https://energy.webex.com/ec and click on the Business Meeting link. If you can’t find the Business Meeting link, Click the “Home” tab on the top left of your screen and enter Meeting Number 923 938 679. The WebEx broadcast is listen-only. To make a comment or ask a question, please call into the meeting at 888-823-5065 as described above.

Public participation. Questions may be directed to the Public Adviser via email at publicadviser@energy.ca.gov, or by phone at 916-654-4489 or 800-822-6228.

Accommodation. Requests may be directed to Yolanda Rushin at 916-654-4310, at least five days before the meeting.

Wi-Fi. Access is available in the building’s public areas (atrium, snack bar, and library).

Media. Inquiries may be directed to Media and Public Communications at 916-654-4989.

Subscribe to Electronic Mail Lists. To have the business meeting agenda emailed to you, visit www.energy.ca.gov/proceedings/business-meetings and enter your contact information under “Subscribe.”
Adjournment of Hearings and Meetings: Depending upon time available and the orderly management of proceedings, the Commission may order adjournment (recess or postponement) of any noticed hearing or meeting, to be continued to the next day, another specific date or time, or to the next business meeting, as appropriate. Any such adjournment will be noticed at the time the order of adjournment is made (Government Code §§11128.5, 11129)

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/proceedings/business-meetings
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2019-08-01
Location: California
Description:

Comments for July 18, 2019, Workshop on Clean Transportation Program Benefits Report and Successes for 2019 IEPR

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/#07182019
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2019-07-31
Location: California
Description:

Comments and Revised Presentations for July 30, 2019, IEPR Joint Agency Workshop on Advancing Energy Equity

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/index.html#07302019
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2019-07-29
Location: California
Description:

Dear Subscribers,

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 18-AAER-06 have been published:

Thank you.

2019-07-29
Location: California
Description:

Revised IEPR Workshops Schedule
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/

Additional Presentation for July 30, 2019, IEPR Joint Agency Workshop on Advancing Energy Equity
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/index.html#07302019

2019-07-26
Location: California
Description:

Workshop Schedule and Documents for July 30, 2019, IEPR Joint Agency Workshop on Advancing Energy Equity

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/index.html#07302019
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2019-07-22
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-AAER-03 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 19-AAER-03
    Project Title: Power Factor
    TN Number: 229054
    Title: Memo to Open New Docket
    Description:
    Filer: Patty Paul
    Organization: California Energy Commission
    Role: Commission Staff
    Submission Date: 7/22/2019 2:10:18 PM
    Docketed Date: 7/22/2019
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Document
    Page(s): 1

Thank you.

2019-07-22
Location: California
Description:

Dear Subscribers,

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 17-AAER-12 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 17-AAER-12
    Project Title: Low-Power Mode
    TN Number: 229055
    Title: Email Regarding Docket Name Change
    Description:
    Filer: Patty Paul
    Organization: California Energy Commission
    Role: Commission Staff
    Submission Date: 7/22/2019 2:15:12 PM
    Docketed Date: 7/22/2019
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Document
    Page(s): 1

Thank you.

2019-07-19
Location: California
Description:

Agenda and Presentations for July 22, 2019, IEPR Commissioner Workshop on Preliminary Transportation Energy Demand Forecast

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/#07222019
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2019-07-18
Location: Sacramento, Ca
Description:

The lead commissioner for the 2019 Integrated Energy Policy Report (2019 IEPR), Janea A. Scott, will host a workshop to explore the role of California’s energy sector in supporting climate-resilient communities and the role of research in supporting energy sector climate adaptation.

 A quorum of Commissioners may participate, but no votes will be taken.

Thursday, August 8, 2019
10:00 a.m.
Warren-Alquist State Energy Building
Art Rosenfeld  Hearing Room, First Floor
1516 Ninth Street, Sacramento, California 95814

Agenda

This workshop will explore energy sector climate adaptation in California through two sessions focused on community resilience needs and collaborative research to improve energy sector planning and management. The first session will explore needs and strategies for fostering community resilience through energy sector innovation. Presenters will represent state government, local communities, and industry. The second session will explore the role of collaborative, actionable research in providing a scientifically sound foundation for energy sector adaptation in California. Presenters will represent the research community, rural stakeholders, and utilities.

Remote Access

WebEx is the Energy Commission's online meeting service. When attending remotely, presentations will appear on your computer/laptop/mobile device screen, and audio may be heard via the device or telephone. Please be aware that the WebEx meeting may be recorded. WebEx technical support is available at 1-866-229-3239.

Via Computer: Go to https://energy.webex.com/ec. If this event is listed, click “Join”. If not, click “Unlisted Events” on the left of the screen and enter Event Number 927 640 981. When prompted, enter your name and email address. No password is needed.

The “Join Conference” menu will offer you a choice of audio connections:

  1. To call into the meeting, select "I will call in" and follow the on-screen directions.
  2. International attendees, select "Global call-in number."
  3. To have WebEx call you, enter your phone number and click “Call Me.”
  4. For Internet audio: If you have a broadband connection, a headset, or a computer< microphone and speakers, you may use VolP (Internet audio). Go to the audio< menu and click “Use Computer Headset,” then “Call Using Computer.” 

Via Telephone Only:(no visual presentation): Dial 1-866-469-3239 (toll-free in the U.S. and Canada) and when prompted, enter the Event Number (from above). International callers may select a number from https://energy.webex.com/energy/globalcallin.php.

Via Mobile Device: Download the application from www.webex.com/products/webconferencing/mobile.html.

If you have difficulty joining the meeting, please call the WebEx Technical Support number at (866) 229-3239.

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/#08082019
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2019-07-17
Location: California
Description:

The following news release is available on our website:

Energy Storage North America to Host Third Annual California Germany Bilateral Energy Conference

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/news/2019-07/energy-storage-north-america-host-third-annual-california-germany-bilateral
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2019-07-16
Location: California
Description:

A revised 2019 Integrated Energy Policy Report Workshop Schedule is now available on our website.

For more information:
https://ww2.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/
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2019-07-11
Location: California
Description:

Dear Subscribers,

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 18-OIR-02 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 18-OIR-02
    Project Title: Proposal to repeal the outdated Energy Conservation Assistance Act (ECAA) regulations
    TN Number: 228934
    Title: Initial Statement of Reasons
    Description: Initial Statement of Reasons ECAA
    Filer: Corrine Fishman
    Organization: California Energy Commission
    Role: Commission Staff
    Submission Date: 7/11/2019 8:12:22 AM
    Docketed Date: 7/11/2019
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Document
    Page(s): 7

Thank you.

2019-07-11
Location: California
Description:

Dear Subscribers,

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 18-OIR-02 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 18-OIR-02
    Project Title: Proposal to repeal the outdated Energy Conservation Assistance Act (ECAA) regulations
    TN Number: 228936
    Title: Notice of Proposed Action
    Description: Notice of Proposed Action - ECAA - Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.
    Filer: Corrine Fishman
    Organization: California Energy Commission
    Role: Commission Staff
    Submission Date: 7/11/2019 8:12:22 AM
    Docketed Date: 7/11/2019
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Document
    Page(s): 7

Thank you.

2019-07-10
Location: California
Description:

Dear Subscribers,

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 18-OIR-02 have been published:

Docket Number: 18-OIR-02
Project Title: Proposal to repeal the outdated Energy Conservation Assistance Act (ECAA) regulations
TN Number: 228930
Title: Request to Change Proceeding Name and Open Comments
Description:
Filer: Chester Hong
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 7/10/2019 9:34:18 AM
Docketed Date: 7/10/2019
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 1

Thank you.

2019-07-10
Location: California
Description:

It was brought to our attention that the day listed in yesterday announcement for the "Notice of IEPR Commissioner Workshop on Preliminary Transportation Energy Demand Forecast," was incorrect. The day of the event is Monday, all other information in the announcement was correct.

Web Team

2019-07-09
Location: California
Description:

Notice of Proposed Award:

GFO-18-902, DE-FOA-0002090: Building Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT)

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/solicitations/2018-08/gfo-18-902-cost-share-federal-funding-opportunities-energy-research
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2019-07-09
Location: California
Description:

The lead commissioner for the 2019 Integrated Energy Policy Report (2019 IEPR), Vice Chair Janea A. Scott will host a workshop to present the preliminary transportation energy demand forecast.

A quorum of Commissioners may participate, but no votes will be taken.

Tuesday, July 22, 2019
10:00 a.m.

Warren-Alquist State Energy Building
Art Rosenfeld Hearing Room, First Floor
1516 Ninth Street, Sacramento, California 95814
(Wheelchair Accessible)
Agenda
Energy Commission staff will provide an overview of the preliminary statewide vehicle and transportation energy demand forecast, including the conventional and statewide zeroemission vehicle population forecast. Staff and technical support contractors will review:

  • Transportation energy demand forecast
  • Overview of methods, models, and assumptions
  • Vehicle attributes
  • Light-duty/zero emission vehicle forecast
  • Medium-duty/heavy-duty forecast
  • Fuel demand forecast
  • Off-road electrification


Remote Attendance
WebEx is the Energy Commission's online meeting service. When attending remotely, presentations will appear on your computer/laptop/mobile device screen, and audio may be heard via the device or telephone. Please be aware that the WebEx meeting may be recorded. WebEx technical support is available at 1-866-229-3239.

Via Computer: Go to https://energy.webex.com/ec. If this event is listed, click “Join.” If not, click the "Home” Tab on the top left of the screen and enter Event Number 923 170 847. When prompted, enter your name and email address. No password is needed.


For More Information
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/index.html#07222019

2019-07-03
Location: California
Description:

The transcript of the May 23, 2019, IEPR Joint Agency Workshop on Energy Reliability in Southern California is now available on our website.

For more information:
https://ww2.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/#05232019
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2019-07-03
Location: California
Description:

Document and additional Comments are available for the May 2, 2019 - IEPR Commissioner Workshop on the Status of the Zero Emission Vehicle Market- AM

Public Comments - CHBC Comments

Documents - 2016 ZEV Action Plan October 2016

For more information:
https://ww2.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/index.html#05022019-am
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2019-07-03
Location: California
Description:

Document and additional Comments are available for the May 2, 2019 - IEPR Commissioner Workshop on the Status of the Zero Emission Vehicle Market- AM

Public Comments - CHBC Comments

Documents - 2016 ZEV Action Plan October 2016

For more information:
https://ww2.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/index.html#05022019-am
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2019-07-02
Location: California
Description:

Revised schedule for the 2019 Integrated Energy Policy Report.

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/index.html
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2019-07-02
Location: California
Description:

Cost Share for Federal Funding Opportunities for Energy Research, Development, and Demonstration

The purpose of this addendum is to amend the application due date to July 15, 2019, for DE-FOA-0002099: Advanced Building Construction with Energy Efficient Technologies & Practices.

See cover letter for exact changes.

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/solicitations/2018-08/gfo-18-902-cost-share-federal-funding-opportunities-energy-research
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2019-06-26
Location: California
Description:

Revised schedule for the 2019 Integrated Energy Policy Report.

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/index.html
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2019-06-21
Location: California
Description:

A revised Workshops Schedule for the 2019 Integrated Energy Policy Report is now available on our website.

For more information:
https://ww2.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/
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2019-06-21
Location: California
Description:

RFQ-18-402 Addendum 1
Technical Assistance-Bright Schools Program and Energy Partnership Program

The purpose of this addendum is to make the following revisions to the solicitation manual.

See cover letter for exact changes.

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/solicitations/2019-05/rfq-18-402-technical-assistance-bright-schools-program-and-energy-partnership
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2019-06-21
Location: California
Description:

Transcript of April 9, 2019, Workshop to Solicit Comment for the Development of the 2019 California Energy Efficiency Action Plan - San Francisco

For more information:
https://ww2.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/#04092019
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2019-06-19
Location: California
Description:

The following survey, conducted by the California Statewide Utility Codes and Standards Enhancement (CASE) Team, is intended to gather feedback from stakeholders regarding the 2019 code adoption process for the benefit of both the process for generating proposals and the California Energy Commission’s Rulemaking process for adopting proposed amendments into law. The results of this survey will help inform what to keep and what to change in 2022, and includes questions for stakeholders as to whether there is a significant need to restructure the California Building Energy Code, Title 24, Part 6 to be numbered or organized more similarly to the other Parts of Title 24.

The survey can be completed here: https://evergreenecon.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0MteVmhyv6gp6eh

2019-06-19
Location: California
Description:

The following survey, conducted by the California Statewide Utility Codes and Standards Enhancement (CASE) Team, is intended to gather feedback from stakeholders regarding the 2019 code adoption process for the benefit of both the process for generating proposals and the California Energy Commission’s Rulemaking process for adopting proposed amendments into law. The results of this survey will help inform what to keep and what to change in 2022, and includes questions for stakeholders as to whether there is a significant need to restructure the California Building Energy Code, Title 24, Part 6 to be numbered or organized more similarly to the other Parts of Title 24.

The survey can be completed here: https://evergreenecon.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0MteVmhyv6gp6eh

2019-06-18
Location: California
Description:

Questions and Answers for RFQ-18-402 - Technical Assistance-Bright Schools Program and Energy Partnership Program

For more information:
https://ww2.energy.ca.gov/contracts/efficiency.html#RFQ-18-403
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2019-06-18
Location: California
Description:

Transcript of April 30, 2019, IEPR Staff Workshop to Solicit Comment for the Development of the 2019 California Energy Efficiency Action Plan - Los Angeles

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/#04302019
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2019-06-14
Location: California
Description:

Pre-Bid Conference Attendee List - Request For Qualifications (RFQ-18-402)
Technical Assistance-Bright Schools Program and Energy Partnership Program

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/contracts/efficiency.html#RFQ-18-402
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2019-06-12
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 18-AAER-05 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 18-AAER-05
    Project Title: Commercial and Industrial Air Compressors
    TN Number: 228738
    Title: Final Statement of Reasons
    Description: Final Statement of Reasons for Commercial and Industrial Air Compressors
    Filer: Alex Galdamez
    Organization: California Energy Commission
    Role: Commission Staff
    Submission Date: 6/12/2019 8:58:41 AM
    Docketed Date: 6/12/2019
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Document
    Page(s): 1

Thank you.

2019-06-12
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 18-AAER-05 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 18-AAER-05
    Project Title: Commercial and Industrial Air Compressors
    TN Number: 228739
    Title: Response to written public comments
    Description: Response to Written public comments for Commercial and Industrial Air Compressors
    Filer: Alex Galdamez
    Organization: California Energy Commission
    Role: Commission Staff
    Submission Date: 6/12/2019 8:58:41 AM
    Docketed Date: 6/12/2019
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Document
    Page(s): 50

Thank you.

2019-06-12
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 18-AAER-05 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 18-AAER-05
    Project Title: Commercial and Industrial Air Compressors
    TN Number: 228743
    Title: Email to Close Docket
    Description:
    Filer: Patty Paul
    Organization: California Energy Commission
    Role: Commission Staff
    Submission Date: 6/12/2019 10:38:21 AM
    Docketed Date: 6/12/2019
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Document
    Page(s): 1

Thank you.

2019-06-12
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 18-AAER-05 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 18-AAER-05
    Project Title: Commercial and Industrial Air Compressors
    TN Number: 228740
    Title: OAL Notice of approval of Regulatory Action
    Description: OAL approval final form 400 final text for commercial and industrial air compressors
    Filer: Alex Galdamez
    Organization: California Energy Commission
    Role: Commission Staff
    Submission Date: 6/12/2019 8:58:41 AM
    Docketed Date: 6/12/2019
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Document
    Page(s): 44

Thank you.

2019-06-12
Location: California
Description:

Notice of Proposed Award

Cost Reductions, Advanced Technology for Solar Modules (CREATE Solar) GFO-18-303
June 12, 2019

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/contracts/index.html#nopa
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2019-06-11
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-AAER-01 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 19-AAER-01
    Project Title: Spray Sprinkler Bodies
    TN Number: 228731
    Title: USEPA Comments - WaterSense
    Description:
    Filer: System
    Organization: Stephanie Tanner/U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
    Role: Public Agency
    Submission Date: 6/11/2019 12:37:13 PM
    Docketed Date: 6/11/2019
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Comment
    Page(s): 1

Thank you.

2019-06-11
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 18-AAER-06 have been published:

Thank you.

2019-06-11
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 18-AAER-05 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 18-AAER-05
    Project Title: Commercial and Industrial Air Compressors
    TN Number: 228737
    Title: Public Hearing Response to Comments
    Description: Response to comments public hearing for Commercial and Industrial Air Compressor.
    Filer: Alex Galdamez
    Organization: California Energy Commission
    Role: Commission Staff
    Submission Date: 6/12/2019 8:58:41 AM
    Docketed Date: 6/12/2019
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Document
    Page(s): 12

Thank you.

2019-06-10
Location: California
Description:

Dear Subscribers,

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-EBP-01 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 19-EBP-01
    Project Title: Existing Buildings Energy Efficiency Action Plan and Senate Bill 350: Doubling Energy Efficiency by 2030 Report
    TN Number: 228725
    Title: American National Can Comments Extension
    Description:
    Filer: System
    Organization: American National Can
    Role: Public
    Submission Date: 6/10/2019 12:12:05 PM
    Docketed Date: 6/10/2019
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Comment
    Page(s): 1

Thank you.

2019-06-10
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-EBP-01 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 19-EBP-01
    Project Title: Existing Buildings Energy Efficiency Action Plan and Senate Bill 350: Doubling Energy Efficiency by 2030 Report
    TN Number: 228725
    Title: American National Can Comments Extension
    Description:
    Filer: System
    Organization: American National Can
    Role: Public
    Submission Date: 6/10/2019 12:12:05 PM
    Docketed Date: 6/10/2019
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Comment
    Page(s): 1

Thank you.

2019-06-10
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-AAER-01 have been published:

Thank you.

2019-06-07
Location: California
Description:

Pre-Bid Conference Recording for RFQ-18-402, Technical Assistance-Bright Schools Program and Energy Partnership Program

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/contracts/efficiency.html#RFQ-18-402
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2019-06-07
Location: California
Description:

Agenda and Presentation for June 13, 2019 Staff Workshop to Discuss the Solar + Storage Modeling Tool

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/research/mod_tool_max_solar_storage/documents/
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2019-06-07
Location: California
Description:

WebEx Recordings for:

April 30, 2019
IEPR Staff Workshop to Solicit Comment for the Development of the 2019 California Energy Efficiency Action Plan - Los Angeles
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/#04302019

May 1, 2019
IEPR Staff Workshop to Solicit Comment for the Development of the 2019 California Energy Efficiency Action Plan - San Diego
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/#05012019

May 2, 2019

AM - IEPR Commissioner Workshop on the Status of the Zero Emission Vehicle Market
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/#05022019-am

PM - IEPR Staff Workshop on the Electric Vehicle
Charging Infrastructure Assessment (AB 2127)
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/#05022019-pm

2019-06-07
Location: California
Description:

Comment:

May 2, 2019
IEPR Staff Workshop on the Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Assessment (AB 2127) - 1:30 p.m.
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/#05022019-pm


Additional Comments:

May 23, 2019
IEPR Joint Agency Workshop on Energy Reliability in Southern California
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/#05232019

2019-06-07
Location: California
Description:
Additional Comments:

May 23, 2019
IEPR Joint Agency Workshop on Energy Reliability in Southern California
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/#05232019

2019-06-06
Location: California
Description:

Dear Subscribers,

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 18-AAER-06 have been published:

Docket Number: 18-AAER-06
Project Title: Hearth Products
TN Number: 228679
Title: CA IOUs Presentation Gas Hearth Products
Description: By California Investor Owned Utilities, developed by Energy Solutions on behalf of the California IOUs for the June 6, 2019 Staff Workshop on Gas Hearth Products
Filer: Jessica Lopez
Organization: California Investor Owned Utilities
Role: Public
Submission Date: 6/5/2019 4:46:15 PM
Docketed Date: 6/6/2019
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 11

2019-06-06
Location: California
Description:

Dear Subscribers,

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 18-AAER-06 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 18-AAER-06
    Project Title: Hearth Products
    TN Number: 228673
    Title: Presentation - Proposed Energy Efficiency Standards for Gas Hearth Products
    Description: Staff presentation by Jessica Lopez, for the June 6, 2019 Staff Workshop on Gas Hearth Products.
    Filer: Jessica Lopez
    Organization: California Energy Commission
    Role: Commission Staff
    Submission Date: 6/5/2019 4:41:17 PM
    Docketed Date: 6/5/2019
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Document
    Page(s): 56

Thank you.

2019-06-06
Location: California
Description:

Workshop Transcript for the March 4, 2019: IEPR Commissioner Workshop on Data Inputs and Assumptions for 2019 IEPR Modeling and Forecasting Activities is now available on our website.

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/#03042019
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2019-06-05
Location: California
Description:

Comments for May 23, 2019, IEPR Joint Agency Workshop on Energy Reliability in Southern California

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/#05232019
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2019-06-05
Location: California
Description:

Dear Subscribers,

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 18-AAER-06 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 18-AAER-06
    Project Title: Hearth Products
    TN Number: 228674
    Title: Agenda for Staff Workshop on Gas Hearth Products
    Description: Agenda for June 6, 2019 staff workshop on gas hearth products. Times are approximate and schedule is subject to change.
    Filer: Jessica Lopez
    Organization: California Energy Commission
    Role: Commission Staff
    Submission Date: 6/5/2019 4:41:17 PM
    Docketed Date: 6/5/2019
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Document
    Page(s): 1

Thank you.

2019-06-04
Location: California
Description:

Dear Subscribers,

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 17-EBP-01 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 17-EBP-01
    Project Title: Improving Energy Compliance of Central Air-Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems
    TN Number: 228563
    Title: Bruce Comments - Correction on City of Davis Inspection Program
    Description:
    Filer: System
    Organization: Bruce
    Role: Other Interested Person
    Submission Date: 6/4/2019 4:16:19 PM
    Docketed Date: 6/4/2019
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Comment
    Page(s): 1

Thank you.

2019-06-04
Location: California
Description:

Dear Subscribers,

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 17-EBP-01 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 17-EBP-01
    Project Title: Improving Energy Compliance of Central Air-Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems
    TN Number: 228561
    Title: Bruce Comments Time for a New Business Model for HVAC Contractors
    Description:
    Filer: System
    Organization: Bruce
    Role: Other Interested Person
    Submission Date: 6/4/2019 3:49:22 PM
    Docketed Date: 6/4/2019
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Comment
    Page(s): 5
2019-06-04
Location: California
Description:

Dear Subscribers,

The following 2 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-AAER-01 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 19-AAER-01
    Project Title: Spray Sprinkler Bodies
    TN Number: 228520
    Title: Hunter Industries Comments 1606 Filing by Manufacturers
    Description:
    Filer: System
    Organization: Hunter Industries
    Role: Public
    Submission Date: 6/4/2019 9:14:30 AM
    Docketed Date: 6/4/2019
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Comment
    Page(s): 6
  • Docket Number: 19-AAER-01
    Project Title: Spray Sprinkler Bodies
    TN Number: 228521
    Title: Hunter Industries Comments 1607 Marking of Appliances
    Description:
    Filer: System
    Organization: Hunter Industries
    Role: Public
    Submission Date: 6/4/2019 9:03:08 AM
    Docketed Date: 6/4/2019
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Comment
    Page(s): 1

Thank you.

2019-06-03
Location: California
Description:

A new comment for the 2019 California Energy Efficiency Action Plan is now available on our website.

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/Ca_EE_Action_Plan_comments.php
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2019-06-03
Location: California
Description:

New Comments for May 2, 2019 - IEPR Staff Workshop on the Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Assessment (AB 2127) are now available on our website.

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/2019-05-02-pm_workshop/2019-05-02_pm_presentations.php
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2019-05-31
Location: California
Description:

Cost Share for Federal Funding Opportunities for Energy Research, Development, and Demonstration

The purpose of this addendum is to add the following Federal Funding Opportunities (FOA) to the Energy Commission’s federal cost share solicitation.

See cover letter for exact changes.

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/contracts/epic.html#GFO-18-902
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2019-05-30
Location: California
Description:
 

The revised 2019 Integrated Energy Policy Report Workshop Schedule is now available on our website.

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/
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2019-05-28
Location: California
Description:

The June 4, 2019, Integrated Energy Policy Report Staff Workshop on the 2019 Transportation Energy Trends is being canceled and will not be rescheduled. An IEPR workshop will not be held on Tuesday, June 4.

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/
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2019-05-23
Location: California
Description:

The report and presentations for the May 23, 2019 IEPR Joint Agency Workshop on Energy Reliability in Southern California are now available on our website.

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/#05232019
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2019-05-23
Location: California
Description:

Additional Presentation - May 23, 2019 - IEPR Joint Agency Workshop on Energy Reliability in Southern California

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/#05232019
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2019-05-22
Location: California
Description:

Revised IEPR Schedule is now online
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy
May 23, 2019, Workshop Schedule Moved and Additional Presentation Added,
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/index.html#05232019

 

 

2019-05-22
Location: California
Description:

Additional Comment regarding 2019 California Energy Efficiency Action Plan

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/#05012019
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2019-05-21
Location: California
Description:

Transcript of May 1, 2019 - IEPR Staff Workshop to Solicit Comment for the Development of the 2019 California Energy Efficiency Action Plan

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/#05012019
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2019-05-17
Location: California
Description:

Additional Comments for 2019 California Energy Efficiency Action Plan

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/
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2019-05-14
Location: California
Description:

Comments for 2019 California Energy Efficiency Action Plan.

A single comments section available under the following dates:
May 1, 2019
April 30, 2019
April 25, 2019
April 15, 2019
April 9, 2019

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/
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2019-05-13
Location: California
Description:

Comments for April 22, 2019, IEPR Commissioner Workshop on Preliminary Natural Gas Price Forecast and Outlook

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/#04222019
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2019-05-09
Location: California
Description:

Dear Subscribers,

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 17-EBP-01 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 17-EBP-01
    Project Title: Improving Energy Compliance of Central Air-Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems
    TN Number: 228222
    Title: HVAC Compliance Improvement System
    Description: Deploying a Practical, HVAC Compliance Reconciliation System for California
    Filer: Cori Jackson
    Organization: California Energy Alliance
    Role: Public
    Submission Date: 5/9/2019 1:20:53 PM
    Docketed Date: 5/9/2019
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Document
    Page(s): 10

Thank you.

2019-05-08
Location: California
Description:

Transcript of April 15, 2019, IEPR Staff Workshop to Solicit Comment for the Development of the 2019 California Energy Efficiency Action Plan - Redding

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/#04152019
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2019-05-06
Location: California
Description:

WebEx Recording of April 24, 2019, Staff Workshop on Triennial California Energy Code Measure Proposal Template

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/title24/2022standards/prerulemaking/documents/
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2019-05-06
Location: California
Description:

WebEx Recording of April 25, 2019, IEPR Staff Workshop to Solicit Comment for the Development of the 2019 California Energy Efficiency Action Plan - Fresno

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/#04252019
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2019-05-06
Location: California
Description:

Presentations of IEPR Workshops

April 15, 2019,
IEPR Staff Workshop to Solicit Comment for the Development of the 2019 California Energy Efficiency Action Plan - Redding
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/index.html#04152019

April 30, 2019,
IEPR Staff Workshop to Solicit Comment for the Development of the 2019 California Energy Efficiency Action Plan - Los Angeles
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/index.html#04302019

 

 

2019-05-03
Location: California
Description:

ENERGY COMMISSION BUSINESS MEETINGS - Agenda

May 15, 2019

1516 Ninth Street
Art Rosenfeld Hearing Room – First Floor
Sacramento, California 95814
10 a.m.
(Wheelchair Accessible)

THE COMMISSION WILL CONSIDER AND MAY TAKE ACTION ON THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

1. Consent Calendar. (Items will be taken up and voted on as a group. A commissioner may request that an item be moved and discussed later in the meeting.)

a. AUDIT COMMITTEE. Possible approval of Chair David Hochschild and Commissioner Karen Douglas as members of the Energy Commission Audit Committee, an advisory committee. Government Code section 13886 requires that any governing body that oversees a state agency establish an audit committee that generally meets the framework set forth by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Contact: Drew Bohan.

b. COLLABORATIVE FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE SCHOOLS, INC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement 200-19-001 with Collaborative for High Performance Schools, Inc. for a $5,000 contract to formalize the Energy Commission's membership. This one-year membership allows the Commission a seat on the Board of Directors and a voice in advocating energy efficiency practices that go beyond Title 24 energy standards.

c. THE SOLAR FOUNDATION. Proposed resolution approving Agreement 200-19-002 with The Solar Foundation for a $5,000 sponsorship contract to support the research and implementation of the 2019 Solar Jobs Census, including California-specific data. (ERPA Funding) Contact: Michael Poe.

d. NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STATE ENERGY OFFICIALS (NASEO). Proposed resolution approving Agreement 200-19-003 with NASEO for a $9,999 sponsorship contract to support the research and development of the 2020 U.S. Energy and Employment Report. (ERPA Funding) Contact: Michael Poe.

e. CLEAN ENERGY STATES ALLIANCE, INC (CESA). Proposed resolution approving Agreement 500-18-002 with CESA for a $100,000 contract to renew the Energy Commission’s Core Membership for two years. CESA is a national, nonprofit coalition of state, municipal and regional clean energy agencies and organizations working together to advance clean energy markets and the development of clean energy technology. This membership provides the Energy Commission a seat on the CESA Board of Directors to ensure California's interests are addressed in CESA activities. (ERPA Funding) Contact: Jim Folkman.

f. BEHAVIOR, ENERGY & CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE. Proposed resolution approving a purchase order for a $9,999 sponsorship and use of the Energy Commission logo to support the 2019 Behavior, Energy & Climate Change Conference on November 17-20, 2019, in Sacramento. (EPIC Funding) Contact: Tiffany Solorio.

2. ALANA MATHEWS. Proposed resolution recognizing and commending Alana Mathews for her contributions to the Energy Commission. (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

3. MAGNOLIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS PROPOSITION 39 K-12 SCHOOLS PROGRAM APPEAL. Consideration of Magnolia Public Schools' appeal of the Executive Director's denial of its Petition for Reconsideraton of staff's denial of its request to amend its Energy Expenditure Plan for Magnolia Science Academy San Diego, to change the school's site location. Contact: Jennifer Martin-Gallardo. (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

4. ORDER INSTITUTING INFORMATIONAL PROCEEDING (OIIP). Consideration and possible adoption of an OIIP to gather and assess information for analyses identified in the 2019 Integrated Energy Policy Report Scoping Order. Contact: Heather Raitt. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

5. 2019 BUILDING ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS RESIDENTIAL AND NONRESIDENTIAL ALTERNATIVE CALCULATION METHOD (ACM) REFERENCE MANUALS. Proposed resolutions certifying the 2019 Residential and Nonresidential ACM Reference Manuals as required by Public Resources Code (PRC) section 25402.1(e). The ACM reference manuals document the modeling methods used in the 2019 Compliance Software, which will demonstrate performance compliance with the 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. Contact: Larry Froess. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

6. 2019 PUBLIC DOMAIN RESIDENTIAL COMPLIANCE SOFTWARE, CBECC-RES 2019.1.0 AND NONRESIDENTIAL COMPLIANCE SOFTWARE, CBECC-COM 2019.1.0. Proposed resolutions approving the 2019 public domain residential and nonresidential software used to demonstrate performance compliance with the 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (PRC section 25402.1(a)). Contact: Larry Froess. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

7. CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO. Proposed resolution approving Agreement 005-18-ECD with the City of San Luis Obispo for a $3 million loan for a 261.4 kilowatt (kW) solar photovoltaic system, and a 264 kW hydro-electric generation system both located at the water treatment plant, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The project is estimated to save the City 1,738,933 kWh of electricity, resulting in annual energy cost savings of $266,863. The simple combined average payback on the loan amount is approximately 11.2 years. (ECAA Funding) Contact: David Michel. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

8. ZERO NET ENERGY ALLIANCE, INC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-18-011 with Zero Net Energy Alliance, Inc. for a $4,999,060 grant to deploy two master-metered all-electric zero net energy residential microgrids and three renewable microgrids at Lancaster schools, and to provide funding to support scale-up of the Lancaster Green District Program. This agreement will also deploy a virtual power plant to integrate and manage these distributed energy resources. (EPIC Funding) Contact: James Friedrich. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

9. SEISMIC RISK ASSESSMENT AND ENHANCED TRAINING, GFO-18-502. This solicitation sought proposals to develop and demonstrate tools that can improve the seismic risk assessment of natural gas storage and pipeline infrastructure. (PIER Funding) Contact: Yahui Yang. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

a. THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, ON BEHALF OF THE LOS ANGELES CAMPUS. Proposed resolution approving Agreement PIR-18-002 with The Regents of the University of California, on behalf of the Los Angeles campus, for a $3,485,255 grant to develop a seismic risk quantification methodology and tool for natural gas storage and pipeline infrastructure, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The tool will be able to identify, prioritize, and mitigate seismic risks.

b. THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, ON BEHALF OF THE BERKELEY CAMPUS. Proposed resolution approving Agreement PIR-18-003 with The Regents of the University of California, on behalf of the Berkeley campus, for a $4,940,158 grant to develop a performance-based earthquake engineering assessment tool for natural gas infrastructure, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The recipient team will develop a tool to provide regulators and utilities the ability to analyze seismic risks, and will validate the tool by experimental testing of natural gas system components and subsystems.

10. DEMONSTRATING INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS TO CONVERT CALIFORNIA’S RESIDUAL FOREST BIOMASS RESOURCES INTO RENEWABLE GAS, GFO-18-501. This solicitation sought proposals to fund projects that will develop and demonstrate innovative technologies for the conversion of forest waste biomass to renewable gas. (PIER NG Funding). Contact: Prab Sethi. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

a. WEST BIOFUELS, LLC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement PIR-18-001 with West Biofuels, LLC for a $2 million grant to fund the development and demonstration of a pilot-scale system to produce renewable gas and value-added alcohols by converting forest residue from high hazard zones. The project will integrate gasification with a catalytic upgrading and novel gas separation processes to demonstrate a full pathway from forest feedstock to renewable gas production and use.

b. TAYLOR ENERGY. Proposed resolution approving Agreement PIR-18-004 with Taylor Energy for a $1,999,695 grant to fund the pilot-scale demonstration of a unique pulse-detonation gasification-reforming process to convert forest biomass into high quality renewable gas.

11. DEMONSTRATION–SCALE BIOFUELS PRODUCTION FACILITIES, GFO-18-602. This solicitation sought proposals to provide grant funds for biofuels projects that scale up, scale out, and prove a technology or process. (ARFVTP Funding) Contact: Andrew Hom. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

a. OBERON FUELS, INC. Proposed resolution adopting CEQA findings for Oberon Fuel’s “Renewable DME: Pathway to Zero-Emission Vehicles” project, and approving Agreement ARV-18-018 with Oberon Fuels, Inc.

i. CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT FINDINGS. Findings that, based on Imperial County Planning and Development Services Department’s (the lead agency) Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration, additional information about project modifications, and the lead agency’s environmental review of the additional project information, the work under the proposed grant project presents no new significant or substantially more severe environmental impacts beyond those already considered and mitigated.

ii. OBERON FUELS, INC.’S RENEWABLE DME: PATHWAY TO ZERO-EMISSION VEHICLES PROJECT. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-18-018 with Oberon Fuels, Inc. for a $2,876,139 grant to scale up and modify the existing Oberon Fuels dimethyl-ether (DME) pilot production plant in Brawley, California. The plant will have a target DME production capacity of approximately 1.56 million gallons of DME per year (equivalent to 830,000 gallons of diesel per year), with an expected carbon intensity of 21.6 grams carbon dioxide equivalent per megajoule.

b. TECHNOLOGY & INVESTMENT SOLUTIONS LLC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-18-024 with Technology & Investment Solutions LLC for a $2 million grant to demonstrate a catalytic biogas reforming process to generate hydrogen syngas from food waste at an existing anaerobic digester in El Mirage, California. The use of this process is expected to create biogas with a higher methane content, which will reduce the capital and operating costs needed to clean up the gas for transportation fuel. The process will also capture and convert CO2, eliminating the need for flaring.

12. Minutes. Possible approval of the May 15, 2019, business meeting minutes.

13. Lead Commissioner or Presiding Member Reports. A lead commissioner on a policy matter may report to the Commission on the matter and discussion may follow. A presiding member on a delegated committee may report to the Commission on the matter and discussion may follow.

14. Chief Counsel's Report.

a. Pursuant to Government Code section 11126(e), the Energy Commission may adjourn to closed session with its legal counsel to discuss any of the following matters to which the Commission is a party:

i. In the Matter of U.S. Department of Energy (High Level Waste Repository), (Atomic Safety Licensing Board, CAB-04, 63-001-HLW); State of California v. United States Department of Energy (9th Cir. Docket No. 09-71014).

ii. Communities for a Better Environment and Center for Biological Diversity v. Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, and California State Controller (Alameda County Superior Court, Case No. RG13681262).

iii. State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission v. Electricore, Inc. and ZeroTruck (Sacramento County Superior Court, Case No. 34-2016-00204586)

iv. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., et al. v. United States Department of Energy (Federal District Court, Northern District of California, Case No. 17-cv-03404).

v. City of Los Angeles, acting by and through, its Department of Water and Power v. California Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission (Los Angeles Superior Court, Case No. BS171477).

vi. Helping Hand Tools v. California Energy Commission, and Vantage Data Centers LLC. (Sacramento Superior Court, Case No. 34-2018-80003026).

vii. In re: PG&E Corporation and In re: Pacific Gas and Electric Company (United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California, San Francisco Division, Case No. 19-30088).

viii. Chukwuemeka (Emeka) Okemiri v. California Energy Commission, et al. (Sacramento Superior Court, Case No. 34-2018-00246019).

ix. State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission v. HyGen Industries, Inc. (Sacramento County Superior Court, Case No. 34-2019-00252543).

b. Pursuant to Government Code section 11126(e), the Energy Commission may also discuss any judicial or administrative proceeding that was formally initiated after this agenda was published; or determine whether facts and circumstances exist that warrant the initiation of litigation or that constitute a significant exposure to litigation against the Commission, which might include:

15. Executive Director’s Report.

16. Public Adviser's Report.

17. Public Comment. Individuals may speak up to three minutes on any matter concerning the Energy Commission, with the exception of items appearing on this agenda or items related to pending adjudicative (certification or enforcement) proceedings.


Participating by Telephone. To participate by telephone, please call toll free 1-888-823-5065 on Business Meeting days after 9:50 a.m. (PDT). The passcode for the meeting is "Business Meeting” and the call leader is Jerome Lee. If you plan to speak about a specific item, please give the operator the item number.

In the event of technical problems with the telephone line, it is recommended that comments be submitted by email to publicadviser@energy.ca.gov or facsimile to (916) 654-4493 by 5 p.m., at least two days before the meeting.

View live. https://www.youtube.com/user/CalEnergyCommission/videos

Listen via WebEx. https://energy.webex.com/energy/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=921915046

You may also go to https://energy.webex.com/ec and click on the Business Meeting link. If you can’t find the Business Meeting link, Click the “Home” tab on the top left of your screen and enter Meeting Number 921 915 046. The WebEx broadcast is listen-only. To make a comment or ask a question, please call into the meeting at 888-823-5065 as described above.

Public participation. Questions may be directed to the Public Adviser via email at publicadviser@energy.ca.gov, or by phone at 916-654-4489 or 800-822-6228.

Accommodation. Requests may be directed to Yolanda Rushin at 916-654-4310, at least five days before the meeting.

Wi-Fi. Access is available in the building’s public areas (atrium, snack bar, and library).

Media. Inquiries may be directed to Media and Public Communications at 916-654-4989.

Subscribe to Electronic Mail Lists. To have the business meeting agenda emailed to you, visit www.energy.ca.gov/business_meetings/ and enter your contact information under “Subscribe.”


Adjournment of Hearings and Meetings: Depending upon time available and the orderly management of proceedings, the Commission may order adjournment (recess or postponement) of any noticed hearing or meeting, to be continued to the next day, another specific date or time, or to the next business meeting, as appropriate. Any such adjournment will be noticed at the time the order of adjournment is made (Government Code §§11128.5, 11129)

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/business_meetings/index.html
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2019-05-02
Location: California
Description:

A updated Schedule for the 2019 Integrated Energy Policy Report workshops is now available on our website.

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/
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2019-05-01
Location: California
Description:

Presentations and Schedule for the May 2, 2019, IEPR Commissioner Workshop on the Status of the Zero Emission Vehicle Market.

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/#05022019-am
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2019-04-30
Location: California
Description:

GFO-18-902
Addendum 2
April 30, 2019

Cost Share for Federal Funding Opportunities for Energy Research, Development, and Demonstration
The purpose of this addendum is for specific revisions to the Solicitation Manual.

See cover letter for exact changes.

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/contracts/epic.html#GFO-18-902
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2019-04-26
Location: California
Description:

WebEx Recordings for:

April 9, 2019
IEPR Staff Workshop to Solicit Comment for the Development of the 2019 California Energy Efficiency Action Plan - San Francisco

April 15, 2019
IEPR Staff Workshop to Solicit Comment for the Development of the 2019 California Energy Efficiency Action Plan - Redding

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/#04152019
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2019-04-25
Location: California
Description:

Available on our website:

2022 Energy Code Measure Proposal Workshop Presentation

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/title24/2022standards/prerulemaking/documents/
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2019-04-25
Location: California
Description:

2022 Energy Code Measure Proposal Workshop Presentation

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/title24/2022standards/prerulemaking/documents/
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2019-04-23
Location: California
Description:

The 2019 Integrated Energy Policy Report Workshops Schedule is now available on our website.

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/
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2019-04-22
Location: California
Description:

Two Workshop Schedule Available Online
May 1, 2019, IEPR Staff Workshop to Solicit Comment for the Development of the 2019 California Energy Efficiency Action Plan - San Diego

April 30, 2019, IEPR Staff Workshop to Solicit Comment for the Development of the 2019 California Energy Efficiency Action Plan - Los Angeles

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/index.html#05012019
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2019-04-19
Location: California
Description:
IEPR Staff Workshop on the Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Assessment (AB 2127) Off-Road, Port, and Airport Electrification

Thursday, May 2, 2019
01:30 p.m.

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/index.html#05022019-pm
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2019-04-19
Location: California
Description:

Revised Workshop Schedule for April 25, 2019, IEPR Staff Workshop to Solicit Comment for the Development of the 2019 California Energy Efficiency Action Plan - Fresno

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/index.html#04252019
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2019-04-18
Location: California
Description:

Additional Comments for April 8, 2019, Joint Agency Workshop on Building Decarbonization

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/#04082019
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2019-04-15
Location: California
Description:

Additional Comments for April 8, 2019, Joint Agency Workshop on Building Decarbonization are now available on our website.

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/index.html#04082019
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2019-04-12
Location: California
Description:

Additional Comments for April 8, 2019, Joint Agency Workshop on Building Decarbonization

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/#04082019
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2019-04-12
Location: California
Description:

Documents for Two workshops:

April 15, 2019 - IEPR Staff Workshop to Solicit Comment for the Development of the 2019 California Energy Efficiency Action Plan
Workshop Location Map

April 25, 2019 - IEPR Staff Workshop to Solicit Comment for the Development of the 2019 California Energy Efficiency Action Plan
Meeting Schedule

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/#04252019
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2019-04-11
Location: California
Description:

A Revised Notice of Proposed Awards for Grant Solicitation GFO-18-603 - Outreach, Education, and Collaborative Planning for California’s Central Valley is now available on our website.

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/contracts/transportation.html#GFO-18-603
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2019-04-11
Location: California
Description:

The California Energy Commission lead commissioner for the 2019 Integrated Energy Policy Report (2019 IEPR), Vice Chair Janea A. Scott, will host a workshop to present the preliminary results of the natural gas price forecast and describe the inputs and assumptions of the forecast. Further, Energy Commission staff will present the proposed scope of the 2019 Natural Gas Market Trends and Outlook Report (2019 Natural Gas Outlook). The Energy Commission will coordinate with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) in the development of the 2019 Natural Gas Outlook.

A quorum of commissioners may participate, but no votes will be taken.

Monday, April 22, 2019
10:00 a.m.

Warren-Alquist State Energy Building
Art Rosenfeld Hearing Room, First Floor
1516 Ninth Street, Sacramento, California 95814
(Wheelchair Accessible)


Remote Attendance
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2019-04-10
Location: California
Description:

The transcript of the March 11, 2019, IEPR Staff Workshop on the Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Assessment AB 2127 is now availale on our website.

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/#03112019
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2019-04-10
Location: California
Description:

California Energy Commission staff will conduct a workshop to provide a general outline of the triennial California Energy Code (T24, part 6) development process and the use of the Measure Proposal Template by interested parties.

April 24, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Warren-Alquist State Energy Building
1516 Ninth Street
Charles R. Imbrecht Hearing Room
Sacramento, California 95814
(Wheelchair Accessible)

Agenda
This staff workshop will include a brief background presentation on the triennial California Energy Code development cycle, the purpose of the Measure Proposal Template, and the schedule for the cycle. The workshop will cover the sections of the measure proposal template and conclude with a comment/question and answer period.


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2019-04-09
Location: California
Description:

Presentation and Schedule for the April 9, 2019, IEPR Staff Workshop to Solicit Comment for the Development of the 2019 California Energy Efficiency Action Plan - San Francisco

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/#04092019
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2019-04-05
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 18-AAER-02 have been published:

Docket Number: 18-AAER-02
Project Title: Appliance Efficiency Standards Rulemaking for Portable Electric Spas and Battery Charger Systems
TN Number: 227507
Title: Memo to Close Docket
Description:
Filer: Patty Paul
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 4/5/2019 9:30:33 AM
Docketed Date: 4/5/2019
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 1

Thank you.

2019-04-05
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 18-AAER-10 have been published:

Docket Number: 18-AAER-10
Project Title: Amendments to Title 20 Appliance Efficiency Regulations Rulemaking
TN Number: 227506
Title: Memo to Close Docket
Description:
Filer: Patty Paul
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 4/5/2019 9:21:19 AM
Docketed Date: 4/5/2019
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 1

Thank you.

2019-04-05
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 18-AAER-10 have been published:

Docket Number: 18-AAER-10
Project Title: Amendments to Title 20 Appliance Efficiency Regulations Rulemaking
TN Number: 227506
Title: Memo to Close Docket
Description:
Filer: Patty Paul
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 4/5/2019 9:21:19 AM
Docketed Date: 4/5/2019
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 1

Thank you.

2019-04-05
Location: California
Description:

WebEx Recordings for:

March 4, 2019
IEPR Commissioner Workshop on Data Inputs and Assumptions for 2019 IEPR Modeling & Forecasting Activities

March 11, 2019
IEPR Staff Workshop on the Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Assessment (AB 2127)

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/#03112019
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2019-04-04
Location: California
Description:

The California Energy Commission invites you to join an interactive webinar on California's new computer monitor appliance efficiency regulations. The regulations become effective for computer monitors sold or offered for sale in California and that are manufactured on or after July 1, 2019. The webinar will assist stakeholders with compliance and will provide an overview of the testing, marking, and performance requirements, as well as information on how to certify to the Commission. Questions will be taken.

Topic: Computer Monitors Efficiency Regulations
Host: Appliances Office
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 10:00 am, Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, GMT-07:00)
Event number: 922 847 787
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2019-04-03
Location: California
Description:

Addendum 1 and Q&A are available on our website for GFO-18-303, Cost Reductions, Advanced Technology for Solar Modules (CREATE Solar)

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/contracts/epic.html#GFO-18-303
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2019-04-03
Location: California
Description:

A revised Agenda is now available on our website for the Business Meeting to be held April 10, 2019. Items 11 and 12 have been struck from the agenda.

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https://www.energy.ca.gov/business_meetings/
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2019-04-02
Location: California
Description:

Dear Subscribers,

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 17-AAER-12 have been published:

Docket Number: 17-AAER-12
Project Title: Low-Power Mode & Power Factor
TN Number: 227460
Title: Comments on the LPM Roadmap and Data Collection Procedure
Description:
Filer: California Investor Owned Utilities
Organization: California Investor Owned Utilities
Role: Public
Submission Date: 4/1/2019 3:37:13 PM
Docketed Date: 4/2/2019
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 9

Thank you.

2019-04-02
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 17-AAER-12 have been published:

Docket Number: 17-AAER-12
Project Title: Low-Power Mode & Power Factor
TN Number: 227484
Title: NCTA and CCTA Comments - Cable Associations' Additional Comments
Description:
Filer: NCTA and CCTA
Organization: NCTA and CCTA
Role: Public
Submission Date: 4/2/2019 2:31:42 PM
Docketed Date: 4/2/2019
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 5

Thank you.

2019-04-02
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 17-AAER-12 have been published:

Docket Number: 17-AAER-12
Project Title: Low-Power Mode & Power Factor
TN Number: 227474
Title: NRDC comments on Low Power Modes roadmap
Description:
Filer: Pierre Delforge
Organization: Pierre Delforge
Role: Public
Submission Date: 4/2/2019 11:09:00 AM
Docketed Date: 4/2/2019
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 4

Thank you.

2019-04-02
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 17-AAER-12 have been published:

Docket Number: 17-AAER-12
Project Title: Low-Power Mode & Power Factor
TN Number: 227482
Title: Entertainment Software Association Comments on the Low Power Mode Data Collection Procedure
Description:
Filer: Deric Wittenborn
Organization: Ellison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
Role: Public
Submission Date: 4/2/2019 12:58:10 PM
Docketed Date: 4/2/2019
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 6

Thank you.

2019-04-02
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 17-AAER-12 have been published:

Docket Number: 17-AAER-12
Project Title: Low-Power Mode & Power Factor
TN Number: 227485
Title: Consumer Technology Association Comments In Response to Request for Additional Public Comments
Description:
Filer: Consumer Technology Association
Organization: Consumer Technology Association
Role: Public
Submission Date: 4/2/2019 3:02:57 PM
Docketed Date: 4/2/2019
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 95

Thank you.

2019-03-29
Location: California
Description:

Now Available On-line:
ENERGY COMMISSION BUSINESS MEETINGS - Agenda

April 10, 2019

1516 Ninth Street
Art Rosenfeld Hearing Room – First Floor
Sacramento, California 95814
10 a.m.
(Wheelchair Accessible)

THE COMMISSION WILL CONSIDER AND MAY TAKE ACTION ON THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

1. CONSENT CALENDAR. (Items on the Consent Calendar will be taken up and voted on as a group. A commissioner may request that an item be moved and discussed later in the meeting.)

a. KING CITY COGENERATION (85-AFC-05C). Proposed order granting the petition for modification to remove Engineering Condition of Certification 1. The proposed modification would delete an obsolete condition of certification, which required the facility to operate as a cogeneration system producing thermal energy for a steam host in addition to electrical energy. Contact: Anwar Ali.

b. SAN DIEGO PORT TENANTS ASSOCIATION. Proposed resolution approving Amendment 2 to Agreement ARV-15-068 with San Diego Port Tenants Association to reallocate reimbursable funds due to a change in a major subcontractor; to revise Task 3 in the Scope of Work from using combined freight signal priority and truck platooning technologies to using only freight signal priority; to change the project location of Task 3; and to adopt staff’s determination that this action is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). (ARFVTP Funding) Contact: Marc Perry.

2. LAURELWOOD DATA CENTER (19-SPPE-01). Proposed order appointing a Siting Committee for the Laurelwood Data Center, a data center with associated diesel fueled backup generators serving a building load less than 100 MW to be constructed in the City of Santa Clara. On March 5, 2019, applicant MECP1 Santa Clara 1, LLC filed an application requesting a Small Power Plant Exemption that, if granted, would exempt the project from the California Energy Commission’s licensing requirements. Contact: Leonidas Payne. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

3. COMPLAINT AGAINST STOCKTON PORT DISTRICT FOR NONCOMPLIANCE WITH THE RENEWABLES PORTFOLIO STANDARD (18-RPS-01). Consideration and possible approval of an order adopting the Committee Proposed Decision (CPD)on the Complaint against Stockton Port District for noncompliance with the Renewables Portfolio Standard for the 2011-2013 compliance period. Contact: Jennifer Martin-Gallardo. (Staff presentation: 10 minutes)

a. Possible closed session deliberation on the above described CPD. (Government Code Section 11126(c)(3))

4. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC POWER AUTHORITY. Proposed order approving the Executive Director’s recommendation that the Southern California Public Power Authority's Power Purchase Agreement with ORNI 50 LLC for the procurement of geothermal energy from the Mammoth Casa Diablo IV geothermal plant be found compliant with the Emissions Performance Standard for Local Publicly Owned Electric Utilities pursuant to Senate Bill 1368 (California Code of Regulations, Title 20, sections 2900-2913) Contact: Michael Nyberg. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

5. PETITION TO REQUEST A RULEMAKING HEARING. Consideration of and possible action, including approval of an order, on a petition requesting that the Commission initiate a rulemaking hearing under Title 20 California Code of Regulations section 1221. The petition was filed by Atlas Copco North America and Quincy Compressors on March 6, 2019 and certified as complete by the Commission's Executive Director on March 12, 2019. Petitioners are requesting the rulemaking hearing to amend or repeal portions of the air compressor regulations that were adopted by the Commission on January 9, 2019. Contact: Jared Babula.

a. Possible closed session deliberation on the above described petition. (Government Code Section 11126(c)(3))

6. 2018 DIVERSITY UPDATE REGARDING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ENERGY COMMISSION DIVERSITY COMMITMENT. Informational update on Commission efforts to reach our Diversity Commitment to 1) increase participation of diverse business enterprises in our funding programs; 2) increase the benefits of Commission programs and policies to disadvantaged communities; and 3) increase the diversity of our workforce. Contact: Alana Mathews. (Staff presentation: 25 minutes)

7. PRESENTATION ON ANNUAL REPORT BY DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITIES ADVISORY GROUP. Representatives of the Disadvantaged Communities Advisory Group (DACAG) will present to the Energy Commission on DACAG’s Annual Report. The Energy Commission may discuss the report and the advice of DACAG. The group was created jointly by the Energy Commission and the California Public Utilities Commission pursuant to Public Utilities Code section 400(g) to provide advice on programs proposed to achieve clean energy and pollution reduction. Contact: Alana Mathews. (Staff presentation: 5 Minutes)

8. RIO ALTO WATER DISTRICT. Proposed resolution adopting CEQA findings for Rio Alto Water District’s Solar Photovoltaic System Project, and approving Agreement 004-18-ECD with Rio Alto Water District (ECAA funding). Contact: David Michel. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

a. CEQA FINDINGS. Findings that, in addition to the lead agency Rio Alto Water District’s Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration, the proposed project presents potentially significant impacts to biological resources and cultural resources and that mitigation measures different from, and in addition to, those analyzed in the Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration are required to reduce environmental effects to a less than significant level. These additional mitigation measures will be implemented by Rio Alto Water District, and are included as conditions in proposed Agreement 004-18-ECD.

b. RIO ALTO WATER DISTRICT’S SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEM PROJECT. Proposed resolution adopting an agreement with Rio Alto Water District for a $1,590,800 loan at one percent interest for a 420-kilowatt (kW) solar photovoltaic system located at three District-owned sites. The project is estimated to save the District 617,521 kWh of electricity, resulting in annual energy cost savings of $103,930. The simple payback on the loan amount is approximately 15.3 years.

9. ENERGY PROGRAM INVESTMENT CHARGE (EPIC) 2018 ANNUAL REPORT. Proposed resolution approving the EPIC 2018 Annual Report to the Legislature. Contact: Erik Stokes. (Staff presentation: 10 minutes)

10. GLADSTEIN, NEANDROSS & ASSOCIATES LLC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement 300-18-001 with Gladstein, Neandross & Associates LLC for a $3,788,265 contract to fund a range of technology transfer services that ensure results of projects funded through EPIC are effectively disseminated and communicated to stakeholders, industry leaders, and the general public. Specifically, the contract team will 1) redesign the Energy Commission's Energy Innovation Showcase website to improve its effectiveness and usefulness; 2) plan and facilitate up to nine forums across California, discussing key topics affecting the electricity sector; and 3) plan and facilitate two EPIC symposiums. (EPIC Funding) Contact: Lorraine Gonzalez. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

11. UPDATE TO THE DRIVING TO CLEANER TRANSPORTATION TOUR WEBSITE. Informational update of the “Driving to Cleaner Transportation” webpage, which showcases the successes and benefits provided by projects funded under the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program. Contact: Claire Sugihara. (Staff Presentation: 10 minutes)

12. 2019-2020 INVESTMENT PLAN UPDATE FOR THE ALTERNATIVE AND RENEWABLE FUEL AND VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM. Proposed resolution approving the 2019-2020 Investment Plan Update for the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program. The program develops and deploys innovative technologies that transform California’s fuel and vehicle types to help attain the state’s climate change goals. The annual investment plan update determines priorities and opportunities for the program, describes how funding will complement existing public and private efforts, and serves as a guide for funding decisions. Contact: Patrick Brecht. (Staff presentation: 15 minutes)

13. SAN DIEGO COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT. Proposed resolution approving Agreement 600-18-005, for a $1,395,110 contract with San Diego Community College District through the Advanced Transportation and Logistics Center at San Diego Miramar College and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. This agreement will support specialized training programs in advanced vehicle technologies through faculty training, curriculum development, and equipment purchases throughout the California Community College system. This agreement will fund college automotive programs to expand alternative fuel and advanced vehicle technology training opportunities. (ARFVTP Funding) Contact: Tami Haas. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

14. LIGHT DUTY VEHICLE HYDROGEN REFUELING INFRASTRUCTURE OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE SUPPORT GRANTS, GFO-17-601. This solicitation sought proposals to provide operation and maintenance (O&M) support funding for publicly accessible hydrogen refueling stations that did not receive O&M support funding under Program Opportunity Notice-13-607, Hydrogen Refueling Infrastructure or that received only a portion of the potential $300,000 in O&M support funding, on a station-by-station basis. Offering O&M support ensures that hydrogen refueling stations remain operating during the rollout of fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). (ARFVTP funding) Contact: Mark Johnson. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

a. IWATANI CORPORATION OF AMERICA. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-18-004 with Iwatani Corporation of America for a $300,000 grant to cover O&M costs of the existing hydrogen refueling station at 830 Leong Drive, Mountain View, CA 94043, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The recipient will collect and report data about the station equipment, operation, and utilization. The station serves the growing number of FCEVs deployed in California.

b. IWATANI CORPORATION OF AMERICA. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-18-005 with Iwatani Corporation of America for a $300,000 grant to cover O&M costs of the existing hydrogen refueling station at 2451 Bishop Drive, San Ramon, CA 94583, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The recipient will collect and report data about the station equipment, operation, and utilization. The station serves the growing number of FCEVs deployed in California.

15. LIGHT DUTY VEHICLE HYDROGEN REFUELING INFRASTRUCTURE, GFO-15-605. This solicitation sought proposals for capital expenditure grants to expand the network of publicly accessible hydrogen refueling stations. (ARFVTP funding) Contact: Sebastian Serrato. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

a. EQUILON ENTERPRISES LLC DBA SHELL OIL PRODUCTS US. Proposed resolution approving Amendment 1 to Agreement ARV-17-004 with Equilon Enterprises LLC dba Shell Oil Products US to decrease the grant amount from $2,337,500 to $1,448,512; reduce the Scope of Work to just acquisition of hydrogen refueling station equipment to be used under new proposed ARFVTP grant agreement, ARV-18-008, for a new station site at 101 Bernal Road, San Jose, CA 95119; and adopt staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA..

b. EQUILON ENTERPRISES LLC DBA SHELL OIL PRODUCTS US. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-18-008 with Equilon Enterprises LLC dba Shell Oil Products US for an $888,988 grant to develop a hydrogen refueling station at 101 Bernal Road, San Jose, CA 95119, and adopting staff’s determination that the project is exempt from CEQA. Recipient will use the equipment acquired under ARV-17-004 for completion of the ARV-18-008 station at 101 Bernal Road, San Jose, CA 95119. This station will serve the growing number of hydrogen powered zero emission vehicles deployed in California and increase the reliability of the hydrogen refueling network in the San Francisco Bay Area and the surrounding communities.

16. SCHOOL BUS REPLACEMENT FOR CALIFORNIA PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS, COUNTY OFFICES OF EDUCATION, AND JOINT POWER AUTHORITIES, GFO-17-607. This solicitation sought proposals to fund public school districts, county offices of education, and joint power authorities operating home-to-school transportation programs on behalf of local educational agencies that operate old diesel school buses in California. (ARFVTP funding) Contact: Michelle Vater. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

a. ANTELOPE VALLEY SCHOOLS TRANSPORTATION AGENCY. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-18-010 with Antelope Valley Schools Transportation Agency for a $1,090,000 grant to replace six existing diesel school buses with new compressed natural gas (CNG) school buses and make upgrades to their existing CNG fueling infrastructure and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.

b. ELK GROVE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-18-011 with Elk Grove Unified School District for a $995,000 grant to replace three existing diesel school buses with new CNG school buses and make upgrades to their existing CNG fueling infrastructure and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.

c. LAKE ELSINORE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-18-012 with Lake Elsinore Unified School District for a $1,490,000 grant to replace six existing diesel school buses with new CNG school buses and make upgrades to their existing CNG fueling infrastructure and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.

d. NORTH MONTEREY COUNTY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-18-013 with North Monterey County Unified School District for an $830,000 grant to replace two existing diesel school buses with new CNG school buses and construct a new CNG fueling station, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.

e. PALO VERDE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-18-014 with Palo Verde Unified School District for a $995,000 grant to replace three existing diesel school buses with new CNG school buses and upgrade an existing CNG fueling station, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.

f. RAISIN CITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-18-015 with Raisin City Elementary School District for a $165,000 grant to replace one existing diesel school bus with a new CNG school bus.

g. WASHINGTON UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-18-016 with Washington Unified School District for a $390,529 grant to replace three existing diesel school buses with new CNG school buses.

h. WEST PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-18-017 with West Park Elementary School District for a $165,000 grant to replace one existing diesel school bus with a new CNG school bus.

17. COMMUNITY-SCALE AND COMMERCIAL-SCALE ADVANCED BIOFUELS PRODUCTION FACILITIES, GFO-18-601. This solicitation sought proposals to provide grant funds for low carbon biofuel production projects at new and existing biofuel production facilities. (ARFVTP funding) Contact: Andrew Hom. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

a. AEMETIS ADVANCED PRODUCTS KEYES, INC. Proposed resolution adopting CEQA findings and statement of overriding considerations for the Aemetis Low Carbon Advanced Ethanol Project, and approving Agreement ARV-19-019 with Aemetis Advanced Products Keyes, Inc.

i. CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT FINDINGS. Findings that--based on the lead agency City of Riverbank’s certified Final Environmental Impact Report, adopted Mitigation, Monitoring and Reporting Program, adopted Statement of Overriding Considerations, resolution regarding the aforementioned documents, and Notice of Determination--the work under the proposed project presents no new significant or substantially more severe environmental impacts beyond those already considered, and adopt a statement of overriding considerations.

ii. AEMETIS LOW CARBON ADVANCED ETHANOL PROJECT. Agreement with Aemetis Advanced Products Keyes, Inc. for a $4,999,956 grant to construct and operate a facility in Riverbank, CA, to turn organic waste into cellulosic ethanol. The project is estimated to eliminate 144,874 MTCO2e per year of greenhouse gas emissions.

b. CITY OF ROSEVILLE. Proposed resolution adopting CEQA findings for the Roseville Energy Recovery project and approving Agreement ARV-18-020 with the City of Roseville.

i. CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT FINDINGS. Findings that, based on the lead agency City of Roseville’s Initial Study and Final Mitigated Negative Declaration (as amended), the work under the proposed project presents no new significant or substantially more severe environmental impacts beyond those already considered and mitigated.

ii. CITY OF ROSEVILLE’S ENERGY RECOVERY PROJECT. Agreement ARV-18-020 with City of Roseville for a $3,000,000 grant to upgrade the Pleasant Grove Wastewater Treatment Plant with biomethane production capabilities. The proposed project will use municipal wastewater organics to produce up to 267,000 diesel gallon equivalents annually of biomethane.

18. DEMONSTRATION-SCALE BIOFUELS PRODUCTION FACILITIES, GFO-18-602. This solicitation sought proposals to provide grant funds for biofuels projects that scale-up, scale-out, and prove a technology or process at the first demonstration-scale biofuels production facilities at a site-specific location. (ARFVTP funding) Contact: Andrew Hom. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

a. CALIFORNIA GRINDING, INC. Proposed resolution adopting CEQA findings for the California Grinding, Inc. thermophilic bacterial pretreatment of organic feedstock demonstration project and approving Agreement ARV-18-021 with California Grinding, Inc.

i. CEQA FINDINGS. Findings that, based on the lead agency, City of Fresno’s Mitigated Negative Declaration and Notice of Determination, the work under the proposed project presents no new significant or substantially more severe environmental impacts beyond those already considered and mitigated.

ii. CALIFORNIA GRINDING, INC. Agreement ARV-18-021 with California Grinding, Inc. for a $3,000,000 grant to demonstrate an innovative anaerobic digestion pre-treatment technology able to break down lignocellulosic biomasses and turn them into precursors for methane formation in the anaerobic digestion process. California Grinding, Inc., will demonstrate the VERDE pre-digestion technology to increase feedstock conversion of food waste, green waste, and lignocellulosic feedstock into biomethane by 85 percent, and validate that the pre-treatment process is technically, economically, and environmentally feasible at the commercial scale.

b. THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GAS COMPANY (SoCalGas). Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-18-023 with SoCalGas for a $3,000,000 grant towards a biofuel demonstration project at the Central Contra Costa Sanitary District Wastewater Treatment Plant in Martinez, CA, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The project will use a skid-mounted hydrothermal processing unit that converts wastewater solids into renewable natural gas and bio-crude.

19. UPDATE ON THE ENERGY COMMISSION PARTNERSHIP WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY AND OTHER DOD CALIFORNIA BASES. The Energy Commission has maintained an active partnership with Department of Defense facilities in California to share information and collaborate on energy and water issues of mutual interest, and in support of each agency’s respective goals. This collaboration accelerated in 2014 when the two organizations worked together to resolve electricity reliability issues following the closure of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station that impacted Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. In 2016, the two parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding to foster further collaboration on energy and water issues. This update will provide an overview of the activities under this partnership. Contact: Mike Gravely. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

20. UPDATE ON THE ENERGY COMMISSION PORTS COLLABORATIVE. The Ports Collaborative provides a forum for the Energy Commission and ports throughout California to discuss important energy issues and identify opportunities to work together to implement energy solutions that will meet the needs of the ports while helping attain California’s energy and climate goals. Contact: Rhetta deMesa. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

21. Minutes. Possible approval of the March 12, 2019 Business Meeting minutes.

22. Lead Commissioner or Presiding Member Reports. A lead commissioner on a policy matter may report to the Commission on the matter and discussion may follow. A presiding member on a delegated committee may report to the Commission on the matter and discussion may follow.

23. Chief Counsel's Report:

a. Pursuant to Government Code section 11126(e), the Energy Commission may adjourn to closed session with its legal counsel to discuss any of the following matters to which the Energy Commission is a party:

i. In the Matter of U.S. Department of Energy (High Level Waste Repository), (Atomic Safety Licensing Board, CAB-04, 63-001-HLW); State of California v. United States Department of Energy (9th Cir. Docket No. 09-71014).

ii. Communities for a Better Environment and Center for Biological Diversity v. Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, and California State Controller (Alameda County Superior Court, Case No. RG13681262).

iii. State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission v. Electricore, Inc. and ZeroTruck (Sacramento County Superior Court No. 34-2016-00204586).

iv. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., et al. v. United States Department of Energy (Federal District Court, Northern District of California, No. 17-cv-03404).

v. City of Los Angeles, acting by and through, its Department of Water and Power v. California Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission (Los Angeles Superior Court, Case No. BS171477).

vi. Helping Hand Tools v. California Energy Commission, and Vantage Data Centers LLC. (Sacramento Superior Court, Case No. 34-2018-80003026).

vii. In re: PG&E Corporation and In re: Pacific Gas and Electric Company (United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California, San Francisco Division, Case No. 19-30088).

viii. Chukwuemeka (Emeka) Okemiri v. California Energy Commission, et al. (Sacramento Superior Court, Case No. 34-2018-00246019).

ix. State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission v. HyGen Industries, Inc. (Sacramento County Superior Court No. 34-2019-00252543).

b. Pursuant to Government Code section 11126(e), the Energy Commission may also discuss any judicial or administrative proceeding that was formally initiated after this agenda was published; or determine whether facts and circumstances exist that warrant the initiation of litigation, or that constitute a significant exposure to litigation against the Commission, which might include:

24. Executive Director’s Report.

25. Public Adviser's Report.

26. Public Comment: People may speak up to three minutes on any matter concerning the Energy Commission, with the exception of items appearing elsewhere on this agenda or items related to pending adjudicative (certification or enforcement) proceedings.

If you require special accommodations, contact Yolanda Rushin at 916-654-4310, five days before the meeting.

News media inquiries should be directed to:
Media and Public Communications - 916-654-4989

Questions about participation in the Business Meeting should be directed to:
Public Adviser’s Office - 916-654-4489 or 800-822-6228


Participating by Telephone at a Business Meeting

To participate by telephone, please call toll free 1-888-823-5065 on Business Meeting days after 9:50 a.m. (PDT). The pass code for the meeting is "Business Meeting” and the call leader is Jerome Lee. If you plan to speak about a specific item, please give the operator the item number.

To avoid occasional technical problems with the Commission’s telephone link, the Commission recommends that a written comment also be submitted either by facsimile or e-mail to the Public Adviser by 5 p.m. two days before the scheduled business meeting. Fax (916) 654-4493 or e-mail publicadviser@energy.ca.gov.


The California Energy Commission business meetings can be viewed live on the Energy Commission’s YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/user/CalEnergyCommission/videos.

The Business Meeting audio is broadcast via WebEx. To listen to the meeting and view any presentations, please click the following link or paste it into your browser:

https://energy.webex.com/energy/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=924996620

You may also go to https://energy.webex.com/ec and click on the Business Meeting link. If you can’t find the Business Meeting link, Click the “Home” tab on the top left of your screen and enter Meeting Number 924 996 620. The WebEx broadcast is listen-only. To make a comment or ask a question, please call into the meeting at 888-823-5065 as described above.

The Energy Commission building has wireless Internet access available in the atrium, coffee shop, and library.


Subscribe to Electronic Mail Lists

To reduce paper and mailing costs, the Energy Commission offers an automated e-mail system for the business meeting agendas. To subscribe, please go to our Business Meetings page www.energy.ca.gov/business_meetings/ and use the form on the right side under ‘Subscribe’.


Adjournment of Hearings and Meetings: Depending upon time available and the orderly management of proceedings, the Commission may order adjournment (recess or postponement) of any noticed hearing or meeting, to be continued to the next day, another specific date or time, or to the next business meeting, as appropriate. Any such adjournment will be noticed at the time the order of adjournment is made (Government Code §§11128.5, 11129)

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/business_meetings/index.html
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2019-03-27
Location: California
Description:

Updated Notice of Staff Workshop to Solicit Comment for the Development of the 2019 California Energy Efficiency Action Plan - Los Angeles

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
10:00 AM
Southern California Regional Energy Network
1901 W Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/#04302019
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2019-03-27
Location: California
Description:

Please accept our apology for sending this again, but the notice included an error in the address of this workshop. The updated notice has the corrected location information, also provided below.

Updated Notice of Staff Workshop to Solicit Comment for the Development of the 2019 California Energy Efficiency Action Plan - Los Angeles

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
10:00 AM
Southern California Regional Energy Network
901 W Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/#04302019
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2019-03-26
Location: California
Description:

Attention: You are receiving this notice to inform you of these upcoming workshops. Should you wish to receive further notification concerning these and other Integrated Energy Policy Report events then you must be on, or subscribe to, the "energypolicy" List Serve at https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/.

Web Team

California Energy Commission staff will conduct a series of workshops to introduce the 2019 California Energy Efficiency Action Plan, to solicit further input to the plan, and to engage with local stakeholders on energy efficiency issues.

For complete details of the workshops, and remote attendance information, please see the workshop notices on our website at https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/

The dates and locations for the workshop are:

  • April 9, 2019 - San Francisco,
  • April 15, 2019 - Redding,
  • April 25, 2019 - Fresno, 
  • April 30, 2019 - Los Angeles, and
  • May 1, 2019 - San Diego.

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/
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2019-03-26
Location: California
Description:

Attention: You are receiving this notice to inform you of this upcoming workshop. Should you wish to receive further notification concerning this and other Integrated Energy Policy Report events then you must be on, or subscribe to, the "energypolicy" List Serve at https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/.

 - Web Team

California Energy Commission staff will conduct a workshop to introduce the 2019 California Energy Efficiency Action Plan, to solicit further input to the plan, and to engage with local stakeholders on energy efficiency issues.  The date and location for the workshop is:

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
10:00 AM
California Public Utilities Commission
Auditorium, 505 Van Ness Avenue,
San Francisco, CA 94102
(Wheelchair Accessible)

For complete details and remote access instructions, please see the notice on our website.

Remote Attendance
WebEx is the Energy Commission's online meeting service. When attending remotely, presentations will appear on your computer/laptop/mobile device screen and audio may be heard via the device or telephone. Please be aware that the WebEx meeting may be recorded. WebEx technical support is available at 1-866-229-3239.

Via Computer: Go to https://energy.webex.com/ec. If this event is listed, click “Join.” If not, click the “Unlisted Events” on the left of your screen and enter Event Number 929 723 716 . When prompted, enter your name and email address. No password is needed.

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/#04092019
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2019-03-25
Location: California
Description:

California Energy Commission staff will conduct a workshop to introduce the 2019 California Energy Efficiency Action Plan, to solicit further input to the plan, and to engage with local stakeholders on energy efficiency issues. The date and location for the workshop is:

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
10:00 AM
California Public Utilities Commission
Auditorium, 505 Van Ness Avenue,
San Francisco, CA 94102
(Wheelchair Accessible)

For complete details and remote access instructions, please see the notice on our website.

Remote Attendance
WebEx is the Energy Commission's online meeting service. When attending remotely, presentations will appear on your computer/laptop/mobile device screen and audio may be heard via the device or telephone. Please be aware that the WebEx meeting may be recorded. WebEx technical support is available at 1-866-229-3239.

Via Computer: Go to https://energy.webex.com/ec. If this event is listed, click “Join.” If not, click the “Unlisted Events” on the left of your screen and enter Event Number 929 723 716. When prompted, enter your name and email address. No password is needed.

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/#04092019
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2019-03-21
Location: California
Description:

Dear Subscribers,

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 18-AAER-04 have been published:

Docket Number: 18-AAER-04
Project Title: Portable Air Conditioners
TN Number: 227398
Title: Public Hearing Comments
Description: Public Hearing Comments Received and Responses
Filer: Corrine Fishman
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 3/21/2019 1:45:08 PM
Docketed Date: 3/21/2019
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 4

Thank you.

2019-03-21
Location: California
Description:

Dear Subscribers,

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 18-AAER-04 have been published:

Docket Number: 18-AAER-04
Project Title: Portable Air Conditioners
TN Number: 227394
Title: Office of Administrative Law Notice of Approval of Regulatory Action
Description: Approval Notice, Final form 400 and Regulatory Text
Filer: Corrine Fishman
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 3/21/2019 1:37:33 PM
Docketed Date: 3/21/2019
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 12

Thank you.

2019-03-21
Location: California
Description:

The adopted version of the 2018 IEPR Update, Volume II is available. The executive summary is available separately from the complete report.

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2018_energypolicy/
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2019-03-20
Location: California
Description:

Now Available Online: 2019 Integrated Energy Policy Report Scoping Order

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/index.html#scoping
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2019-03-18
Location: California
Description:

Comments for March 4, 2019, IEPR Commissioner Workshop on Data Inputs and Assumptions for 2019 IEPR Modeling and Forecasting Activities are now available on our website.

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/#03042019
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2019-03-15
Location: California
Description:

Questions and Answers for GFO-18-304 - Bringing Rapid Innovation Development to Green Energy (BRIDGE) - Energy Storage

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/contracts/epic.html#GFO-18-304
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2019-03-11
Location: California
Description:

The Workshop Schedule and additional preparatory materials for the March 11, 2019, IEPR Staff Workshop on the Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Assessment (AB 2127) are now posted at https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/index.html#03112019. Stakeholders are encouraged to review the AB 2127 Scoping Matrices, which will be the subject of interactive discussions during the 2 pm session of the workshop.

2019-03-02
Location: California
Description:

Additional Comment regarding 2019 IEPR Draft Scoping Order

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/index.html
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2019-03-01
Location: California
Description:

Additional Comments regarding 2019 IEPR Draft Scoping Order

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/index.html
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2019-03-01
Location: California
Description:

IEPR Staff Workshop on the
Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Assessment AB 2127

The California Energy Commission staff will conduct a workshop to provide an overview of its proposed process to assess electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

Monday, March 11, 2019
10:00 a.m.

Warren-Alquist State Energy Building
1516 Ninth Street
First Floor, Art Rosenfeld Hearing Room
Sacramento, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)


Remote Attendance
WebEx is the Energy Commission's online meeting service. When attending remotely, presentations will appear on your computer/laptop/mobile device screen, and audio may be heard via the device or telephone. Please be aware that the WebEx meeting may be recorded. WebEx technical support is available at 1-866-229-3239.

Via Computer: Go to https://energy.webex.com/ec. If this event is listed, click “Join.” If not, click “Unlisted Events” on the top left of the screen and enter Event Number 928 369 337. When prompted, enter your name and email address. No password is needed.


For More Information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/index.html#03112019

2019-03-01
Location: California
Description:

On Monday, March 11, 2019, at 2:00 p.m., the California Energy Commission will moderate a one-hour LinkedIn networking webinar for individuals interested in applying for funding from Bringing Rapid Innovation Development to Green Energy (BRIDGE) - Energy Storage solicitation (GFO-18-304)

The purpose of this solicitation is to fund technology demonstration and deployment of energy storage projects that represent a 25 percent or higher scale up in power or energy from previously awarded Energy Commission or U.S. federal energy storage projects. The goal is to enable researchers to continue their technology development without losing momentum or pausing to fundraise from private sources.  The deadline for submitting proposals is March 29 at 5 PM. 

The purpose of the webinar is to facilitate networking for individuals subscribed to the LinkedIn subgroup https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13680501/ and form potential project teams. 

To participate, please go to https://energy.webex.com and enter meeting number 923 982 878.
No password is required. Attendees may also participate via telephone by calling (866) 469-3239 and entering meeting number 923 982 878.

 

 

2019-02-27
Location: California
Description:

Pre-Bid Conference Presentation and NRG Presentation from February 5, 2019, RFQ-18-703 - Delegate Chief Building Official Services Siting, Transmission and Environmental Protection (STEP) Division Carlsbad Energy Center Project

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/contracts/siting.html#RFQ-18-703
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2019-02-25
Location: California
Description:

Additional Comments regarding February 20, 2019, Energy Commission Business Meeting to consider adoption of Final 2018 Integrated Energy Policy Report Update, Volume II

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2018_energypolicy/documents/index.html#02202019
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2019-02-22
Location: California
Description:

Presentations from the February 19, 2019, Joint Electric Program Investment Charge Program Innovation Symposium

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/research/epic/documents/index.html#02192019
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2019-02-21
Location: California
Description:

Questions and Answers are now online.

GFO-18-302
Addendum 1
February 21, 2019

Production Scale-Up for Clean Energy Technologies

The purpose of this addendum is to make revisions to the Solicitation

See cover letter for a list of the revisions.
https://www.energy.ca.gov/contracts/epic.html#GFO-18-302

2019-02-21
Location: California
Description:

Additional Comments regarding February 20, 2019, Energy Commission Business Meeting to consider adoption of Final 2018 Integrated Energy Policy Report Update, Volume II

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2018_energypolicy/documents/#02202019
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2019-02-20
Location: California
Description:

Now Available On-line:

ENERGY COMMISSION BUSINESS MEETINGS - Agenda

February 20, 2019

1516 Ninth Street
Art Rosenfeld Hearing Room – First Floor
Sacramento, California 95814
10 a.m.
(Wheelchair Accessible)

THE COMMISSION WILL CONSIDER AND MAY TAKE ACTION ON THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

1. ROBERT WEISENMILLER. Proposed resolution recognizing and commending Chair Weisenmiller for his extraordinary professional contributions to the wellbeing of Californians and their environment and for being a consummate public servant. (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

2. RUSSELL CITY ENERGY CENTER PETITION TO AMEND (01-AFC-07C). Proposed order granting the petition to amend to install a battery energy storage system and associated equipment at the Russell City Energy Center in order to support a directed restoration (black start) of the electrical grid in response to an emergency. Staff concludes that the proposed modifications will not result in a significant impact to the environment. Contact: John Heiser. (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

3. DELEGATE CHIEF BUILDING OFFICIAL (DCBO) FOR THE BLYTHE SOLAR POWER PROJECT (BSPP), PHASE 2, UNITS 3 & 4 (09-AFC-06C). Proposed resolution approving Agreement 700-18-006 with West Coast Code Consultants, Inc. (WC3, Inc.) for a $0 contract to provide DCBO services for the BSPP (09-AFC-06). WC3, Inc. will carry out design review and construction inspections on behalf of the Energy Commission. WC3 Inc. will be compensated by the BSPP project owner, NextEra Energy for DCBO services. Contact: Eric Veerkamp. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

4. APPROVAL OF DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITIES ADVISORY GROUP (DACAG) NEW MEMBER. Proposed resolution appointing new member, Joseph Williams, to fill a vacancy in the DACAG. Senate Bill 350 (de León, Chapter 54, Statutes of 2015) required the California Public Utilities Commission and the Energy Commission to establish a disadvantaged communities advisory group consisting of representatives from disadvantaged communities identified pursuant to Section 39711 of the Health and Safety Code. The DACAG is comprised of ten members, jointly selected by two commissioners from the Energy Commission and two commissioners from the California Public Utilities Commission, and one tribal representative appointed by the Governor's Tribal Liaison. Contact: Alana Mathews. (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

5. 2018 INTEGRATED ENERGY POLICY REPORT UPDATE, VOLUME II. Proposed resolution approving the “2018 Integrated Energy Policy Report Update, Volume II” (CEC-100-2018-001-V2-CMF). Senate Bill 1389 (Bowen, Chapter 568, Statutes of 2002) requires the Energy Commission to prepare a biennial integrated energy policy report that assesses major energy trends and issues facing the state’s electricity, natural gas, and transportation fuel sectors and provides policy recommendations to conserve resources; protect the environment; ensure reliable, secure, and diverse energy supplies; enhance the state’s economy; and protect public health and safety (Public Resources Code § 25301[a]). The Energy Commission prepares these assessments and associated policy recommendations every two years, with updates in alternate years, as part of the Integrated Energy Policy Report. Contact: Heather Raitt. (Staff presentation: 10 minutes)

6. ADOPTING ENERGY COMMISSION DETERMINATION FINDING ANAHEIM PUBLIC UTILITIES' INTEGRATED RESOURCE PLAN CONSISTENT WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF SB 350. Proposed resolution adopting the Energy Commission's determination that the Anaheim Public Utilities Integrated Resource Plan Filing is consistent with the requirements of SB 350. Contact: Paul Deaver. (Staff presentation: 10 minutes)

7. ITM POWER, INC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-18-006 with ITM Power, Inc. for a $791,862 grant to complete construction of a 100 percent renewable hydrogen refueling station at 12600 East End Avenue, Chino, California 91710 to serve the growing number of hydrogen-powered zero emission vehicles deployed in California, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act. This station will increase the reliability of the hydrogen refueling network in the San Bernardino County area and the surrounding communities. Contact: Phil Cazel. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

8. BRINGING RAPID INNOVATION DEVELOPMENT TO GREEN ENERGY (BRIDGE). Solicitation GFO-17-308 sought proposals to fund applied research and technology demonstration and deployment energy efficiency projects that will allow researchers to continue technology development without losing momentum or pausing to fundraise from private sources. (EPIC funding) Contact: James Friedrich (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

a. SKYCOOL SYSTEMS, INC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-18-006 with SkyCool Systems Inc. for a $1,770,563 grant to fund the pilot testing of SkyCool Panels. SkyCool Panels use novel materials to passively emit thermal energy to provide cooling for air conditioning and refrigeration without electricity, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act.

b. MICROBIO ENGINEERING, INC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-18-008 with MicroBio Engineering, Inc. for a $1,550,227 grant to further advance the Recycle Nutrients Energy and Water (RNEW®) process to the pilot-demonstration stage, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act. The RNEW® technology overcomes the seasonal limitation by the selective use of mechanical aeration to optimize wastewater treatment and nitrification in winter months and incorporates a two-stage process of biomass settling and filtration for harvesting. The RNEW® technology has the potential to reduce electricity consumption at wastewater treatment facilities by 80 percent compared to conventional technologies by enabling year-round algal treatment of wastewater.

9. FOOD PRODUCTION INVESTMENT PROGRAM. Solicitation GFO-18-901 sought proposals to install drop-in and emerging energy technologies at California food processing plants, demonstrate their reliability and effectiveness, and help California food processors work towards a low carbon future. The technologies funded will reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions associated with food production. All projects will monitor energy use before and after the technologies are installed in order to quantify and validate energy and greenhouse gas emission reductions. (GGRF funding) Contact: Kevin Uy. (Staff presentation: 10 minutes)

a. BAKER COMMODITIES, INC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement FPI-18-001 with Baker Commodities, Inc. for a $915,180 grant to implement energy efficiency upgrades, including boiler controls and a condenser, at the recipient's food production facility in Vernon, California, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act. The project will replace existing conventional, aging equipment with new high-efficiency equipment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, energy use, and operating costs.

b. BAKER COMMODITIES, INC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement FPI-18-013 with Baker Commodities, Inc. for a $860,596 grant to implement energy efficiency upgrades, including motors and automation hardware, at the recipient's food production facility in Kerman, California, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act. The project will replace existing conventional, aging equipment with new high-efficiency equipment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, energy use, and operating costs.

c. SUN-MAID GROWERS OF CALIFORNIA. Proposed resolution approving Agreement FPI-18-006 with Sun-Maid Growers of California for a $805,584 grant to install and demonstrate an optimized compressed air system at the recipient’s raisin production facility in Kingsburg, California, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act. The optimized compressed air system will feature a unique energy efficient centrifugal compressor and heat recovery technology resulting in reduced greenhouse gas emissions, energy use, and operating costs.

d. PACIFIC COAST PRODUCERS. Proposed resolution approving Agreement FPI-18-008 with Pacific Coast Producers for a $2,806,326 grant to install and operate an advanced energy efficient multistage evaporator system at the recipient’s tomato processing facility in Woodland, California, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act. The system includes a mechanical vapor recompression system which directs heat back to the evaporators and will result in reduced natural gas consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, and operating costs.

e. THE NEIL JONES FOOD COMPANY. Proposed resolution approving Agreement FPI-18-009 with The Neil Jones Food Company for a $3,000,000 grant to install and operate an advanced energy efficient pre-evaporator system at the recipient’s tomato processing facility in Firebaugh, California, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act. This system will allow the steam from the existing evaporator system to be recycled and reused and will result in reduced natural gas consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, and operating costs.

f. IMPERIAL WESTERN PRODUCTS, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION. Proposed resolution approving Agreement FPI-18-010 with Imperial Western Products, Inc., a California Corporation for a $459,624 grant to fund energy efficiency upgrades, including compressors and economizers, at four existing food processing facilities, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act. The project will replace existing conventional, aging equipment with high-efficiency equipment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, energy use, and operating costs.

g. SMITHFIELD PACKAGED MEATS CORP. Proposed resolution approving Agreement FPI-18-011 with Smithfield Packaged Meats Corp. for a $483,348 grant to fund the installation of a heat recovery system at the recipient’s food processing facility in Vernon, California, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act. The heat recovery system will capture and recycle waste heat from the facility’s exhaust stacks and will reduce natural gas consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, and operating costs.

h. FOSTER POULTRY FARMS. Proposed resolution approving Agreement FPI-18-003 with Foster Poultry Farms for a $2,666,652 grant to fund energy efficient upgrades, including heat recovery systems and controls, at the recipient’s five existing food processing facilities, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act. The project will replace existing conventional, aging equipment with high-efficiency equipment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, energy use, and operating costs.

i. FOSTER POULTRY FARMS. Proposed resolution approving Agreement FPI-18-012 with Foster Poultry Farms for a $3,852,554 grant to fund electrical infrastructure upgrades at the recipient’s food processing facility in Livingston, California, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act. The electrical upgrades would enable transport refrigeration units containing processed food to be switched from diesel to electric when stationary. Fuel switching from diesel to electric will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and significantly reduce criteria pollutant emissions, improving local air quality.

j. LAND O’LAKES, INC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement FPI-18-002 with Land O’Lakes, Inc. for a $2,842,368 grant to design, install, and operate a high-temperature solar thermal energy system at the recipient’s dairy processing facility in Tulare, California, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act. This system will convert solar energy into supplemental heat for thermal processes resulting in reduced natural gas consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

k. OLAM WEST COAST, INC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement FPI-18-004 with Olam West Coast, Inc. for a $3,578,606 grant to design, install, and operate a high-temperature solar thermal energy system at the recipient's tomato processing facility in Lemoore, California, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act. This system will convert solar energy into supplemental heat for thermal processes resulting in reduced natural gas consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

l. CALIFORNIA DAIRIES, INC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement FPI-18-005 with California Dairies, Inc. for a $3,002,821 grant to design, install, and operate a high-temperature solar thermal energy system at the recipient’s dairy processing facility in Visalia, California, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act. This system will convert solar energy into supplemental heat for thermal processes resulting in reduced natural gas consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

m. OLAM WEST COAST, INC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement FPI-18-007 with Olam West Coast, Inc. for a $2,010,745 grant to install and operate an electric drying system at the recipient’s dehydrated food manufacturing facility in Firebaugh, California, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act. The system will electrify the onion drying and toasting process, replacing the existing natural gas fueled system and will result in reduced natural gas consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

10. Minutes. Possible approval of the January 9, 2019 Business Meeting minutes.

11. Lead Commissioner or Presiding Member Reports. A lead commissioner on a policy matter may report to the Commission on the matter and discussion may follow. A presiding member on a delegated committee may report to the Commission on the matter and discussion may follow.

12. Chief Counsel's Report:

a. Pursuant to Government Code section 11126(e), the Energy Commission may adjourn to closed session with its legal counsel to discuss any of the following matters to which the Energy Commission is a party:

i. In the Matter of U.S. Department of Energy (High Level Waste Repository), (Atomic Safety Licensing Board, CAB-04, 63-001-HLW); State of California v. United States Department of Energy (9th Cir. Docket No. 09-71014).

ii. Communities for a Better Environment and Center for Biological Diversity v. Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, and California State Controller (Alameda County Superior Court, Case No. RG13681262).

iii. State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission v. Electricore, Inc. and ZeroTruck (Sacramento County Superior Court #34-2016-00204586)

iv. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., et al. v. United States Department of Energy (Federal District Court, Northern District of California, #17-cv-03404).

v. City of Los Angeles, acting by and through, its Department of Water and Power v. California Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission (Los Angeles Superior Court, Case No. BS171477).

vi. Helping Hand Tools v. California Energy Commission, and Vantage Data Centers LLC. (Sacramento Superior Court, Case No. 34-2018-80003026)

vii. In re: PG&E Corporation and In re: Pacific Gas and Electric Company (United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California, San Francisco Division, Case No. 19-30088)

b. Pursuant to Government Code section 11126(e), the Energy Commission may also discuss any judicial or administrative proceeding that was formally initiated after this agenda was published; or determine whether facts and circumstances exist that warrant the initiation of litigation, or that constitute a significant exposure to litigation against the Commission, which might include.

i. Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program grant ARV-14-011 with HyGen Industries, Inc.

13. Executive Director’s Report.

14. Public Adviser's Report.

15. Public Comment: People may speak up to three minutes on any matter concerning the Energy Commission, with the exception of items appearing elsewhere on this agenda or items related to pending adjudicative (certification or enforcement) proceedings.

If you require special accommodations, contact Yolanda Rushin at 916-654-4310, five days before the meeting.

News media inquiries should be directed to:
Media and Public Communications - 916-654-4989

Questions about participation in the Business Meeting should be directed to:
Public Adviser’s Office - 916-654-4489 or 800-822-6228


Participating by Telephone at a Business Meeting

To participate by telephone, please call toll free 1-888-823-5065 on Business Meeting days after 9:50 a.m. (PDT). The pass code for the meeting is "Business Meeting” and the call leader is Jerome Lee. If you plan to speak about a specific item, please give the operator the item number.

To avoid occasional technical problems with the Commission’s telephone link, the Commission recommends that a written comment also be submitted either by facsimile or e-mail to the Public Adviser by 5 p.m. two days before the scheduled business meeting. Fax (916) 654-4493 or e-mail publicadviser@energy.ca.gov.


The California Energy Commission business meetings can be viewed live on the Energy Commission’s YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/user/CalEnergyCommission/videos.

The Business Meeting audio is broadcast via WebEx. To listen to the meeting and view any presentations, please click the following link or paste it into your browser:

https://energy.webex.com/energy/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=929701199

You may also go to https://energy.webex.com/ec and click on the Business Meeting link. If you can’t find the Business Meeting link, Click the “Home” tab on the top left of your screen and enter Meeting Number 929 701 199. The WebEx broadcast is listen-only. To make a comment or ask a question, please call into the meeting at 888-823-5065 as described above.

The Energy Commission building has wireless Internet access available in the atrium, coffee shop, and library.


Subscribe to Electronic Mail Lists

To reduce paper and mailing costs, the Energy Commission offers an automated e-mail system for the business meeting agendas. To subscribe, please go to our Business Meetings page www.energy.ca.gov/business_meetings/ and use the form on the right side under ‘Subscribe’.


Adjournment of Hearings and Meetings: Depending upon time available and the orderly management of proceedings, the Commission may order adjournment (recess or postponement) of any noticed hearing or meeting, to be continued to the next day, another specific date or time, or to the next business meeting, as appropriate. Any such adjournment will be noticed at the time the order of adjournment is made (Government Code §§11128.5, 11129).

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/business_meetings/index.html
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2019-02-20
Location: California
Description:

Comments regarding February 20, 2019, Energy Commission Business Meeting to consider adoption of Final 2018 Integrated Energy Policy Report Update, Volume II

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2018_energypolicy/documents/index.html#02202019
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2019-02-20
Location: California
Description:

Additional Comments regarding February 20, 2019, Energy Commission Business Meeting to consider adoption of Final 2018 Integrated Energy Policy Report Update, Volume II

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2018_energypolicy/documents/index.html#02202019
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2019-02-19
Location: California
Description:

The Energy Commission made the 2018 Integrated Energy Policy Report Update, Volume II (2018 IEPR Update, Volume II) publicly available on January 28, 2019, with a request for comments by February 8, 2019. In response to public comments and staff review, the IEPR Lead Commissioner is now making proposed changes to the report available. The 2018 IEPR Update, Volume II with errata will be considered for adoption by the Energy Commission at its February 20, 2019, Business Meeting.

The 2018 IEPR Update, Volume II assesses major energy trends and provides policy recommendations to conserve resources; protect the environment; ensure reliable, secure, and diverse energy supplies; enhance the state’s economy, and protect public health and safety.

Public Adviser and Other Commission Contacts

The Energy Commission’s Public Adviser’s Office provides the public assistance in participating in Energy Commission proceedings. If you want information on how to participate in this forum, please contact the Public Adviser Alana Mathews at publicadvisor@energy.ca.govor at (916) 654-4489 toll free at (800) 822-6228.

Please direct requests for reasonable accommodations to Yolanda Rushin at yolanda.rushin@energy.ca.gov or (916) 654-4310 at least five days in advance.

Media inquiries should be sent to the Media and Public Communications Office at mediaoffice@energy.ca.gov or (916) 654-4989.

For technical questions about the subject matter of this notice, please contact Heather Raitt, Assistant Executive Director for Policy Development, at (916) 654-4735 or at heather.raitt@energy.ca.gov. For general questions regarding the IEPR proceeding, please contact Raquel E. Kravitz, IEPR Project Manager at raquel.kravitz@energy.ca.gov or at (916) 651-8836.

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2018_energypolicy/documents/
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Contact Name: Raquel Kravitz
Email: Raquel.Kravitz@energy.ca.gov
Phone: (916) 651-8836
Address: 1516 Ninth Street MS-29
City: Sacramento
State: Ca 95814
Country: USA
URL: http://www.energy.ca.gov/
Comments: 916-654-4287
2019-02-12
Location: California
Description:

IEPR Commissioner Workshop on Data Inputs and Assumptions for 2019 IEPR Modeling and Forecasting Activities

The Lead Commissioner for the 2019 Integrated Energy Policy Report (2019 IEPR), Janea A. Scott, will conduct a workshop on the key data inputs and assumptions used for IEPR modeling and forecasting activities. These assumptions and inputs will be used to prepare the California Energy Demand Forecast, 2020-2030, the Transportation Energy Demand Forecast, 2020-2030, and electricity supply dispatch and natural gas models.

A quorum of Commissioners may be in attendance, but no votes will be taken.

Monday, March 4, 2019
10:00 a.m.

CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION
1516 Ninth Street
First Floor, Art Rosenfeld Hearing Room
Sacramento, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)


Remote Attendance
WebEx is the Energy Commission's online meeting service. When attending remotely, presentations will appear on your computer/laptop/mobile device screen, and audio may be heard via the device or telephone. Please be aware that the WebEx meeting may be recorded. WebEx technical support is available at 1-866-229-3239.

Via Computer: Go to https://energy.webex.com/ec. If this event is listed, click “Join.” If not, click “Unlisted Events” on the top left of the screen and enter Event Number 922 967 734. When prompted, enter your name and email address. No password is needed.

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/index.html#0304