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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
 
2021-09-13
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: 239681
Title: Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) Comments - AHAM request- FDAS comment extension
Description:
Filer: Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM)
Organization: Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM)
Role: Public
Submission Date: 9/13/2021 1:51:15 PM
Docketed Date: 9/13/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 2

2021-09-13
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: 239682
Title: NEMA Comments - Request for Comment Period Extension on Request For Information on Flexible Demand Standards
Description:
Filer: Alex Boesenberg
Organization: NEMA/Alex Boesenberg
Role: Public
Submission Date: 9/13/2021 2:00:56 PM
Docketed Date: 9/13/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 2

Thank you.

2021-09-13
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: 239683
Title: Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) Comments - Updated- AHAM request- FDAS comment extension
Description:
Filer: Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM)
Organization: Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM)
Role: Public
Submission Date: 9/13/2021 2:46:44 PM
Docketed Date: 9/13/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 2

2021-09-10
Location: California
Description:

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

Thank you.

2021-09-10
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: 239667
    Title: Final Statement of Reasons - Portable Electric Spas
    Description:
    Filer: Jessica Lopez
    Organization: California Energy Commission
    Role: Commission Staff
    Submission Date: 9/10/2021 12:54:11 PM
    Docketed Date: 9/10/2021
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Document
    Page(s): 2

Thank you.

2021-09-10
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: 239666
    Title: Office of Administrative Law Approval
    Description: OAL Approval Notice, Form 400, and Final Approved Express Terms
    Filer: Jessica Lopez
    Organization: California Energy Commission
    Role: Commission Staff
    Submission Date: 9/10/2021 12:50:49 PM
    Docketed Date: 9/10/2021
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Document
    Page(s): 18

Thank you.

2021-09-03
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 21-BSTD-01 have been published:

Docket Number: 21-BSTD-01
Project Title: 2022 Energy Code Update Rulemaking
TN Number: 239586
Title: 2022 Energy Code Adoption Presentation
Description:
Filer: Will Vicent
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 9/2/2021 5:14:14 PM
Docketed Date: 9/2/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 16

Thank you.

2021-09-01
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: 239571
Title: Request for Information Flexible Demand Standards
Description: The request for information (RFI) provides an opportunity for written comment on the information presented by staff.
Filer: Messay Betru
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 9/1/2021 2:03:14 PM
Docketed Date: 9/1/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 10

Thank you.

2021-08-30
Location: Webinar
Description:

The California Energy Commission (CEC) will host a workshop to discuss actions to improve the quality of installation of heating and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment and its role in achieving the state’s building decarbonization goals. Commissioner J. Andrew McAllister is CEC’s Lead Commissioner for the 2021 Integrated Energy Policy Report (2021 IEPR) and Commissioner McAllister is also the lead for the analysis of building decarbonization and energy efficiency for the 2021 IEPR proceeding.

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

The workshop will be held remotely, consistent with Executive Order N-08-21 to continue to help California respond to, recover from, and mitigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The public can participate in the workshop consistent with the direction in this executive order.

The workshop will start at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, September 10, 2021.

Notice and Schedule

Remote Attendance

Remote access is available by both internet or call-in options. Participants may join by clicking on the links above or by logging in via Zoom™ at https://zoom.us/, entering the unique Webinar ID and Passcode.

Link for Workshop: Quality Installation of Heating and Air Conditioning Equipment https://energy.zoom.us/j/95960599376?pwd=UkN5RGt4aU1JRm9BVnhsUjczK1VJUT…
Webinar ID: 959 6059 9376
Webinar Passcode: IEPR2021

To participate by telephone, dial toll-free at (888) 475-4499 or at (669) 219-2599. When prompted, enter the Webinar ID and Passcode. 

If you experience difficulties joining, contact Zoom at (888) 799-9666 ext. 2, or the Public Advisor’s Office at publicadvisor@energy.ca.gov, or by phone at (916) 654-4489, or toll-free at (800) 822- 6228.

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/event/workshop/2021-09/iepr-commissioner-workshop-building-decarbonization-quality-installation
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2021-08-27
Location: California
Description:

Public comment is accepted solely through the Zoom platform. 

Remote participation instructions below, after line items.

The California Energy Commission’s (CEC) September 8, 2021 Business Meeting will be held remotely, consistent with Executive Order N-08-21 to continue to help California respond to, recover from, and mitigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The public may participate consistent with the direction in the Executive Order.

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. Center for Transportation and the Environment. Proposed resolution approving Amendment 1 to Agreement ARV-21-017 with the Center for Transportation and the Environment to: 1) augment the agreement by $713,173 for a total grant award of $9,898,218; 2) update the Scope of Work to increase the number of Class 8 zero-emission trucks deployed from 22 to 30 and expand the fueling infrastructure capacity to support the increased number of trucks; and 3) adopt staff’s determination that the increased number of trucks will not alter the California Enviornmental Quality Act (CEQA) findings made with the original Grant Agreement ARV-21-017. (General Fund) Contact: Alex Wan
  2. National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO). Proposed resolution approving Agreement 400-21-001 with NASEO for a $24,921 contract to formalize CEC membership. This one-year membership allows staff to connect with key policy and decision makers, officials from other state and territorial energy offices, and affiliates from the private and public sectors. The membership also provides a forum for exchanging information, ideas, and resources, and to learn about new funding and partnership opportunities. (ERPA funding) Contact: Christine Collopy
  3. Alliance to Save Energy. Proposed resolution approving Agreement 200-21-001 with Alliance to Save Energy for a $25,000 contract to renew CEC membership for one year. Membership allows staff to meet with key policy and decision makers and officials from over 100 organizations to advance energy efficiency through unique and effective policy, market transformation, education, communications, and research and technology initiatives. These meetings provide a forum for exchanging information, ideas, and resources. (ERPA funding) Contact: Brad Worster
  4. United States Fish and Wildlife Service. Proposed resolution approving Agreement 700-21-001 with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service for a $139,017 contract to revegetate desert tortoise habitat, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. (Rice Solar Energy Bio Mitigation Account funding) Contact: Andrea Stroud
  5. Western Interstate Energy Board. Proposed resolution approving Agreement 800-21-001 with the Western Interstate Energy Board for a $54,000 contract to maintain the State of California's membership status on the board through June 30, 2024. (ERPA funding) Contact: Christopher McLean

2.    Order on Process for Battery Storage Systems.

Proposed order establishing a process for expediting licenses for battery storage systems of 20 megawatts or more that the CEC determines are capable of discharging for at least two hours and will deliver net peak energy by October 31, 2022. This proposed order is in response to the Governor’s July 30, 2021 Emergency Proclamation declaring a state of emergency due to extreme drought, wildfires, and record-breaking heat events, resulting in projected energy shortfalls in 2021 and 2022. Contact: Shawn Pittard (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

3.    Procter and Gamble Cogeneration Project (93-AFC-02C).

Proposed order approving Sacramento Cogeneration Authority’s Petition for Post Certification Change in Ownership to transfer ownership of the project from Sacramento Cogeneration Authority to the Sacramento Municipal Utility District Financing Authority (SFA) and change the name of the project from Procter and Gamble Cogeneration Project to Procter and Gamble Power Plant. Contact: Elizabeth Huber (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

4.    Campbell Cogeneration Project (93-AFC-03C).

Proposed order approving Sacramento Power Authority’s Petition for Post-Certification Change in Ownership to transfer ownership of the project from Sacramento Power Authority to the SFA and change the name of the project from Campbell Cogeneration Project to Campbell Power Plant. Contact: Elizabeth Huber (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

5.    Lithium Valley.

Overview by CEC summer fellow of her research on mineral extraction to support the Lithium Valley Commission report. Contact: Lauren Illa (Staff Presentation: 10 minutes)

6.    Overview of Market Informed Demand Automation Server (MIDAS)

Staff overview of the CEC’s MIDAS platform. MIDAS is a database that can accept and communicate time of use prices, GHG emissions, and flex alert signals in a machine-readable format. MIDAS will be further tested using load flexibility research pilots, and when fully implemented, will facilitate the shifting of electricity demand to support building decarbonization and grid reliability efforts. Contact: Morgan Shepherd (Staff Presentation: 10 minutes)

7.    2019 Public Domain Residential and Nonresidential Compliance Software (CBECC-Res 2019.2.0 and CBECC-Com 2019.2.0) and Residential and Nonresidential Alternative Calculation Method (ACM) Reference Manual Updates.

Consideration and possible certification of updated 2019 public domain residential and nonresidential compliance software (CBECC-Res and CBECC-Com), version 2019.2.0 and associated residential and nonresidential ACM Reference Manuals. Revisions include changes to the standard design indoor air quality system for both CBECC-Res and CBECC-Com, changes to the HVAC standard design for CBECC-Com, and minor changes including new features and bug fixes. Contact: RJ Wichert (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

  1. Proposed resolutions certifying updated 2019 public domain residential and nonresidential software (CBECC-Res and -Com), version 2019.2.0, used to demonstrate performance compliance with the 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Public Resources Code Section 25402.1(a)).
  2. Proposed resolutions certifying the updated 2019 Residential and Nonresidential ACM Reference Manuals as required by Public Resources Code Section 25402.1(e). The ACM Reference Manuals document the modeling methods used in the 2019.2.0 compliance software.

8.    Revised Summer 2022 Stack Analysis.

Staff update on the summer 2022 stack analysis. This is an update of the near-term simplistic reliability outlook that was presented at the August 11, 2021 Business Meeting. The outlook is an hourly assessment for the peak day of each month, July 2022 through September 2022, under average and extreme weather conditions. This revised outlook incorporates comments from stakeholders. Contact: Angela Tanghetti (Staff Presentation: 10 minutes)

9.    Association for Energy Affordability, Inc.

Proposed resolution approving Agreement 500-21-001 with Association for Energy Affordability, Inc. for $6,000,000, with an option to augment the budget with $2,000,000, and adopting staff’s determination this action is exempt from CEQA. Association for Energy Affordability, Inc. will provide technical assistance to residential builders and developers under the Building Initiative for Low-Emissions Development (BUILD) Program, with an initial focus on new low-income residential housing. (BUILD funding) Contact: Myoung-Ae Jones (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

10. California Department of Food and Agriculture.

Proposed resolution approving Agreement 600-21-002 with the California Department of Food and Agriculture for a $401,580 contract to research technical and performance requirements and procure test standards for evaluating and verifying commercial devices dispensing hydrogen and electricity as a zero-emission transportation fuel, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. (Clean Transportation Program funding) Contact: Sharon Purewal (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

11. Blueprints for Medium and Heavy-Duty (MD/HD) Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure – GFO-20-601.

This solicitation sought proposals for planning blueprints to identify actions and milestones needed for implementation of MD/HD zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) and the related electric charging or hydrogen refueling infrastructure. (Clean Transportation Program funding) Contact: Kate Reid (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

  1. Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD). Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-21-032 with SMUD for a $200,000 grant to identify MD/HD electric charging and hydrogen refueling needs for ZEV trucks and buses within the SMUD service territory, and identify specific infrastructure locations to serve those needs, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.
  2. City of Culver City. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-21-033 with the City of Culver City for a $200,000 grant to develop a blueprint for installing depot charging infrastructure to support the transition of the city’s MD/HD vehicles to all electric by 2028, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. 
  3. CALSTART, Inc. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-21-034 with CALSTART, Inc. for a $200,000 grant to develop a blueprint that will provide a comprehensive strategy for installing charging infrastructure that will help accelerate the deployment of MD/HD EVs in and around Porterville, California, by both public and private fleets, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.
  4. The Redwood Coast Energy Authority. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-21-035 with the Redwood Coast Energy Authority for a $200,000 grant to develop a blueprint to identify actions and milestones needed for deployment of MD/HD ZEVs and related charging and hydrogen refueling infrastructure in Humboldt County and surrounding areas, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.

12. WattEV, Inc.

Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-21-025 with WattEV, Inc. for a $1,000,000 grant to install, commission, and operate a public charging truck stop facility in Bakersfield, California, that will serve MD/HD battery electric trucks, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. (Clean Transportation Program funding) Contact: Matthew Kozuch (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

13. WattEV, Inc.

Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-21-006 with WattEV, Inc. for a $4,000,000 grant to fund the design, construction, and commissioning of a modular distributed energy resource (DER) package composed of solar photovoltaics, second life battery storage, and an AC/DC distribution control system at a public access electric truck stop, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The scalable DER package is intended to provide reliable low-cost renewable energy for a dedicated fleet of ten Class 8 battery electric trucks and to support broader public access to MD/HD Plug-in EV charging for fleets in a burgeoning trade corridor. (EPIC funding) Contact: Elise Ersoy (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

14. Minutes.

Possible approval of the August 11, and August 17, 2021 business meeting minutes.

15. 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.

16. Executive Director’s Report.

17. Public Advisor's Report.

18. 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.

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, Case No. 09-71014).
    2. State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission v. HyGen Industries, Inc (Sacramento County Superior Court, Case No. 34-2019-00252543-CU-BC-GDS).
    3. Interlink Products International, Inc. v. Xavier Becerra, Drew Bohan, Melissa Rae King(United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, Case No. 2:20-cv-02283).
  2. 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.

Remote access is available by either internet or call-in options.

Zoom: Click the link below to participate and provide public comment 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 participate by phone, dial (669) 900-6833 or toll free at (888) 475-4499 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, (916) 654-4489 or (800) 822-6228.

Public comment periods will be available throughout the business meeting and is expected to be three minutes or less per speaker and one person per organization. Depending on the number of members of the public seeking to make a comment, the Chair may adjust the total time allotted for public comment and the time allotted for each comment.

If participating via Zoom’s online platform, use the “raise hand” feature to indicate you would like to make a comment. The Public Advisor will open your line to speak. Please restate and spell your name for the record; indicate if you have an affiliation; and begin your comments.

If participating by telephone, press *9 to “raise your hand” and *6 to mute/unmute. The Public Advisor will announce the last three digits of the phone number listed and open your line. Make sure to unmute your phone before speaking then restate and spell your name for the record, indicate if you have an affiliation; and begin your comments.

Verizon: The CEC’s Verizon phone line will solely be available if the Zoom service disconnects and shuts down. If that situation arises, the CEC Verizon line will be available for the public to listen and make public comment. Call the CEC’s Verizon line at (888) 823-5065 and enter the passcode: business meeting. 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. Restate and spell your name for the record. The operator will mute your line when you are finished commenting.

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 afte! r 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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2021-08-24
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
TN Number: 239446
Title: Agenda for the Staff Workshop on Low Power Mode Data Collection Procedure, August 25, 2021
Description:
Filer: Soheila Pasha
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 8/24/2021 1:33:22 PM
Docketed Date: 8/24/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 1

Thank you.

2021-08-12
Location: California
Description:

The following comments are now available on the website for July 28, 2021 - IEPR Commissioner Workshop on Hydrogen to Support California's Clean Energy Transition:

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/event/workshop/2021-07/session-1-iepr-commissioner-workshop-hydrogen-support-californias-clean
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2021-08-11
Location: California
Description:

The California Energy Commission (CEC) will host a workshop to discuss the evolving role of energy efficiency in achieving the state’s decarbonization goals. Commissioner J. Andrew McAllister is the CEC’s Lead Commissioner for the 2021 Integrated Energy Policy Report (2021 IEPR) and the lead for the analysis of building decarbonization and energy efficiency for the 2021 IEPR proceeding.

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

The workshop will be held remotely, consistent with Executive Order N-08-21 to continue to help California respond to, recover from, and mitigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The public can participate in the workshop consistent with the direction in this executive order.

The workshop will be held in two sessions on Tuesday, August 24, 2021.

Tuesday, August 24, 2021
09:30 AM- 12:00 PM
Remote Access Only

Notice and Agenda

Remote Attendance

Remote access is available by both internet or call-in options. Participants may join any or all scheduled panel sessions by clicking on the links above or by logging in via Zoom™ at https://zoom.us/, entering the unique Webinar ID and Passcode for the session of their choice, and following all prompts.

9:30 a.m. Session 1: The Importance of Energy Efficiency
https://energy.zoom.us/j/97111193243?pwd=WWRVaDlXeEpiYTdLY1VVUEZ4RHc5dz09#success

Webinar ID: 971 1119 3243
Webinar Passcode: IEPR2021

1:30 p.m. Session 2: The Future of Energy Efficiency
https://energy.zoom.us/j/95906204504?pwd=KzI5eUdqQnoycm13UEFkNjJJL1Ardz09#success

Webinar ID: 959 0620 4504
Webinar Passcode: IEPR2021

To participate by telephone, call toll-free at (888) 475-4499 or at (669) 219-2599. When prompted, enter the Webinar ID and Passcode for the session of your choice.

If you experience difficulties joining, contact Zoom at (888) 799-9666 ext. 2, or the Public Advisor’s Office at publicadvisor@energy.ca.gov, or by phone at (916) 654-4489, or toll-free at (800) 822-6228.

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/data-reports/reports/integrated-energy-policy-report/2021-integrated-energy-policy-report
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2021-08-11
Location: California
Description:

The California Energy Commission (CEC) is considering establishing data collection procedures (DCP) for low-power mode (LPM) operation of consumer electronics and appliances. The CEC will host a workshop to present a proposal for the DCP for measuring inactive-state power and to seek comments from interested parties.

The workshop will be held remotely, consistent with Executive Order N-08-21 to continue to help California respond to, recover from, and mitigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The public can participate in the workshop consistent with the direction in the executive order.

Wednesday, August 25, 2021
10:00AM
Remote Access Only

Notice and Agenda

Remote Attendance

The workshop may be accessed by clicking the Zoom link below or visiting Zoom at https://join.zoom.us and entering the 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 at publicadvisor@energy.ca.gov, by phone at (916) 654-4489, or toll-free at (800) 822-6228. 

Link to Workshop: Workshop on Low-Power Mode Data Collection Procedure at:
https://energy.zoom.us/j/96552704918?pwd=NnRrc2RrWDBJRmU4MHphcW42WnlBdz09
Workshop ID: 965 5270 4918, Workshop Password: 793960

To Participate by Telephone, dial (213) 338-8477 or (669) 219-2599, or toll free (888) 475- 4499. When prompted, enter the ID: 965 5270 4918. 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/2021-08/staff-workshop-low-power-mode-data-collection-procedure
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2021-08-11
Location: Sacramento California
Description:

SACRAMENTO – The California Energy Commission (CEC) today adopted the 2022 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Energy Code) for newly constructed and renovated buildings that will produce benefits to support the state’s public health, climate and clean energy goals.

As the state's primary energy policy and planning agency, the CEC adopts standards every three years to cost-effectively increase the energy efficiency and lower the carbon footprint of buildings. Homes and businesses use nearly 70 percent of California’s electricity and are responsible for a quarter of the state’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

“Buildings profoundly influence our health, environment and economy. Into the future they will use less energy and emit less pollution while still being comfortable and healthy,” said Commissioner J. Andrew McAllister, who is the lead commissioner on energy efficiency. “The 2022 Energy Code firmly pivots California’s buildings toward the clean, low-carbon technologies that are the bedrock on which our collective path forward will rest. This foundation will help the state meet its critical long-term climate and carbon neutrality goals."

The 2022 update will be submitted to the California Building Standards Commission (CBSC), which is scheduled to consider it in December 2021. If approved by the CBSC, it would go into effect on January 1, 2023, giving builders, contractors and other interested parties a year to gear up for the changes.

The 2022 Energy Code focuses on four key areas in newly constructed homes and businesses:

  • Encouraging electric heat pump technology for space and water heating, which consumes less energy and produces fewer emissions than gas-powered units.

  • Establishing electric-ready requirements for single-family homes to position owners to use cleaner electric heating, cooking and electric vehicle (EV) charging options whenever they choose to adopt those technologies.

  • Expanding solar photovoltaic (PV) system and battery storage standards to make clean energy available onsite and complement the state’s progress toward a 100 percent clean electricity grid.

  • Strengthening ventilation standards to improve indoor air quality.

The impact of climate change is accelerating, bringing an even greater need for buildings that are comfortable, efficient and resilient. Each updated code guides the construction of buildings to better withstand extreme weather, lower energy costs and reduce climate and air pollution.

Over the next 30 years, the 2022 Energy Code is estimated to provide $1.5 billion in consumer benefits and reduce 10 million metric tons of GHGs, equivalent to taking nearly 2.2 million cars off the road for a year. Expanded adoption of new energy-efficient technologies will help reduce costs of the technology over time.

For more information, view the executive summary and learn more at the 2022 standards web page.

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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2021-08-09
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 21-BSTD-01 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 21-BSTD-01
    Project Title: 2022 Energy Code Update Rulemaking
    TN Number: 239212
    Title: California Lighting Technology Center Comments - bi-level lighting
    Description:
    Filer: System
    Organization: California Lighting Technology Center
    Role: Public
    Submission Date: 8/9/2021 8:30:14 AM
    Docketed Date: 8/9/2021
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Comment
    Page(s): 1
2021-08-06
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 21-BSTD-01 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 21-BSTD-01
    Project Title: 2022 Energy Code Update Rulemaking
    TN Number: 239204
    Title: Corinne Wilder, Fluence by OSRAM Comments - Inclusive, Engaging Process
    Description:
    Filer: System
    Organization: Corinne Wilder, Fluence by OSRAM
    Role: Other Interested Person
    Submission Date: 8/6/2021 4:00:49 PM
    Docketed Date: 8/6/2021
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Comment
    Page(s): 1

Thank you.

2021-08-06
Location: California
Description:

Event Recording for August 5, 2021 - Session 2 - Commissioner Workshop on Data Inputs and Assumptions for 2021 IEPR Modeling and Forecasting Activities is now available on the website.

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/data-reports/reports/integrated-energy-policy-report/2021-integrated-energy-policy-report/2021-iepr
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2021-08-03
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 21-BSTD-01 have been published:

Thank you.

2021-08-02
Location: California
Description:

The following documents are now available on the website for IEPR Commissioner Workshop to Accelerate Industrial Decarbonization:

IEPR Commissioner Workshop Schedule

Session 1:

Session 2:

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/data-reports/reports/integrated-energy-policy-report/2021-integrated-energy-policy-report/2021-iepr
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2021-07-30
Location: California
Description:

Remote participation instructions below, after line Items

The California Energy Commission’s (CEC) August 11, 2021 Business Meeting will be held remotely, consistent with Executive Order N-08-21 to continue to help California respond to, recover from, and mitigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The public may participate consistent with the direction in the Executive Order.

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. California Clean Energy Fund dba CalCEF Ventures. Proposed resolution approving a change of recipient for a California Sustainable Energy Entrepreneur Development (CalSEED) small grant award issued under Agreement 300-15-007 at the CEC’s August 14, 2019 Business Meeting, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The $150,000 award for“Prefabricated Affordable Renewable Energy Housing” will be transferred from Arvind Simhadri, an individual, to MOBI Homes Inc. The goal of this project is to explore and validate the concept for prefabricated housing that includes solar, storage, and community energy management. All aspects of the project, including the project team, technology under development, scope of work, and terms and conditions will remain the same. (EPIC funding) Contact: Joshua Croft
  2. Huntington Beach Energy Project (12-AFC-02C). Possible approval of proposed order modifying Air Quality Conditions of Certification of the Huntington Beach Energy Project to better reflect project operations by changing the definition of a non-cold start up related to the expected demand by the electrical system. Other changes include conforming air quality conditions of certification to current language in the air district permit. Staff concludes that the modifications to the Air Quality Conditions of Certification meet the requirements of section 1769.1(a), and would not result in a significant impact on the environment, nor cause the project to fail to comply with applicable laws, ordinances, regulations, and Contact: Joseph Douglas
  3. California Schools Healthy Air, Plumbing, and Efficiency Program (CalSHAPE) (20-RENEW-01). Proposed resolution adopting revised guidelines for both CalSHAPE grant programs--the CalSHAPE Ventilation Program and CalSHAPE Plumbing Program--and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The guidelines provide the requirements for applicant and project eligibility and describe the application process and award distribution. The revised guidelines include an update to the definition of local educational agency (LEA). Contact: Jonathan Fong

2.    Update on the Russell City Energy Center.

Staff will provide an update on the collaboration between the CEC, City of Hayward, Hayward City Fire Department, California Public Utilities Commissioner (CPUC), and the Certified Unified Program Authority (CUPA) to discuss issues related to the operating procedures of the Russell City Energy Center. Contact: Elizabeth Huber (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

3.    Update on Short-Term Reliability Activities.

Staff will provide an overview of coordination efforts of the CEC, CPUC, and California Independent System Operator to assess and respond to short-term reliability issues in the state. Staff will also present the net short outlook for summer 2022. This outlook includes an hourly stack of available supply given projected demand for the peak day of each month, July 2022 through September 2022, under average and extreme weather conditions. Contact: Angela Tanghetti (Staff Presentation: 15 minutes)

4.    Certification of Final Environmental Impact Report and Adoption of the 2022 California Energy Code.

Consideration and possible adoption of resolutions certifying the Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and adopting the amendments to the California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Parts 1 and 6 (2022 Energy Code). Adoption of the 2022 Energy Code is a project under CEQA; an EIR has been prepared. The 2022 Energy Code is essential to California in that it supports the state’s clean energy goals, policies, and mandates. The 2022 Energy Code will increase the deployment of on-site renewable energy generation, reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from new buildings (building decarbonization), reduce growth in energy demand, increase energy demand flexibility, and ensure that California buildings are as energy efficient as technically feasible and cost effective. The CEC has exclusive authority to adopt building energy efficiency standards for the State of California. This action will be taken in two parts. Contact: Will Vicent (Staff Presentation: 15 minutes)

  1. Proposed Resolution Certifying the Final EIR. The CEC prepared an EIR in accordance with CEQA, including the CEQA Guidelines, to evaluate the potential environmental effects of the 2022 Energy Code. Following a 45-day comment period on the Draft EIR and publication of the Final EIR on August 4, 2021, the CEC proposes to make findings and certify that the Final EIR complies with CEQA.
  2. Proposed Resolution Adopting the 2022 Energy Code. Following 45-day and 15-day public comment periods, the CEC proposes to adopt the 2022 Energy Code with an effective date of January 1, This includes amendments to Title 24, Part 6, associated administrative regulations in Title 24, Part 1, the Alternative Calculation Methods Approval Manual, and Reference Appendices.

5.    Final Staff Report: California Building Decarbonization Assessment (CEC-400-2021-006).

The “California Building Decarbonization Assessment” evaluates the potential, costs, impacts, and barriers of reducing GHG emissions in residential and commercial buildings at least 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030, as required by Assembly Bill 3232 (Friedman, Chapter  373, Statutes of 2018). The assessment identifies seven decarbonization strategies and several conclusions for what will be needed to achieve this target. Contact: Michael Kenney and Nicholas Janusch (Staff Presentation: 15 minutes)

6.    Equilon Enterprises LLC.

Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-21-023 with Equilon Enterprises LLC dba Shell Oil Products US for a $4,000,000 grant to develop and demonstrate the first multi-modal hydrogen refueling station in California, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The multi-modal hydrogen refueling station will serve hydrogen fuel cell powered on-road heavy-duty vehicles and locomotives at the Port of West Sacramento and will support the Sierra Northern Hydrogen Locomotive Project resulting from the same solicitation and previously awarded. (Clean Transportation Program funding) Contact: Madison Jarvis (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

7.    H2B2 USA LLC.

Proposed resolution adopting CEQA Findings and approving the grant agreement for construction of H2B2 USA LLC’s (H2B2) solar photovoltaic hydrogen production plant. (Clean Transportation Program funding) Contact: Hieu Nguyen (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

  1. CEQA Findings. Proposed resolution finding that based on the lead agency County of Fresno’s Mitigated Negative Declaration, Initial Study No. 7943, Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND), Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program (MMRP), and County of Fresno’s Resolution No. 12883 approving and adopting the MND and MMRP, the proposed project presents no new significant or substantially more severe environmental impacts beyond those already considered and mitigated.
  2. Proposed resolution approving agreement ARV-21-029 with H2B2 for a $3,965,000 grant to construct a renewable hydrogen production plant in Fresno County, California to produce 1,000 kg per day of hydrogen transportation fuel, using renewable electricity produced by solar energy.

8.    Blueprints for Medium and Heavy-Duty Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure – GFO-20-601.

This solicitation sought proposals for planning blueprints to identify actions and milestones needed for implementation of medium- and heavy-duty (MD/HD) zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) and the related electric charging or hydrogen refueling infrastructure. (Clean Transportation Program funding) Contact: Kate Reid (Staff Presentation: 10 minutes)

  1. City of Long Beach. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-21-007 with the City of Long Beach for a $200,000 grant to develop and implement a replicable strategy for accelerating the planning, adoption, and deployment of MD/HD ZEVs and charging infrastructure that directly targets municipal and private fleets, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.
  2. The Regents of the University of California, Irvine. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-21-018 with The Regents of the University of California, Irvine for a $200,000 grant to develop a comprehensive and replicable blueprint to accelerate the adoption of MD/HD ZEVs within the South Coast Air Basin, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.
  3. In-Charge Energy. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-21-019 with In-Charge Energy for a $200,000 grant to develop a planning blueprint for EV charging infrastructure to facilitate the deployment of MD/HD ZEVs and their charging infrastructure from the Inland Empire (the Riverside–San Bernardino–Ontario metropolitan area) to the Ports of San Pedro along Interstate 710, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.
  4. Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-21-020 with Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District for a $200,000 grant to develop a blueprint that will enable the adoption of MD/HD EVs for transit and municipal fleets, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.
  5. Central Concrete Supply Co., Inc. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-21-021 with Central Concrete Supply Co., Inc. for a $200,000 grant to develop the blueprint for Zero Emission Concrete Logistics Project with conceptual electric charging and hydrogen fueling infrastructure designs; a comprehensive technology assessment for ZEVs and site infrastructure; detailed energy analyses, a workforce development plan, and actionable strategies to accelerate the deployment of MD/HD ZEVs and ZEV infrastructure, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.
  6. The Regents of the University of California, Irvine. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-21-022 with The Regents of the University of California, Irvine for a $200,000 grant to develop a blueprint that will enable the adoption of MD/HD battery electric and fuel cell electric vehicles for fleets at a marine terminal, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.
  7. Oxnard Harbor District. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-21-024 with the Oxnard Harbor District - The Port of Hueneme for a $200,000 grant to develop a blueprint that will enable the adoption of MD/HD battery electric and fuel cell electric vehicles for fleets at the Port of Hueneme, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.
  8. Port of Stockton. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-21-026 with the Port of Stockton for a $200,000 grant to develop a planning blueprint document that will enhance the transition to zero emission technologies among the port’s tenants, Central Valley medium and heavy-duty truck fleets, stevedoring, agriculture and maritime industries, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.
  9. The Regents of the University of California, Riverside. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-21-027 with the Regents of the University of California, Riverside for a $200,000 grant to develop a blueprint that will enable the adoption of MD/HD battery electric and fuel cell electric vehicles for fleets in the South Coast region, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.
  10. San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-21-028 with SANDAG for a $200,000 grant to develop their MD/HD ZEV blueprint to reduce barriers to light duty EV adoption, including a charger needs assessment online mapping tool and EV expert, and adopting staff’s determination that this agreement is exempt from CEQA.
  11. San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA). Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-21-030 with WETA for a $200,000 grant to develop a plan of action and milestones for implementation of zero-emission infrastructure to support transition of the WETA ferry fleet to zero-emission electric propulsion systems, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.

9.    Evaluation of Bi-Directional Energy Transfer and Distributed Energy Resource Integration for Medium and Heavy-Duty Fleet Electrification – GFO-20-304.

The purpose of this solicitation is to fund technology demonstration research projects that evaluate resilience, renewable integration, and cost management use cases for bi-directional charging technologies and integrated distributed energy resources with MD/HD EV deployments. (EPIC funding) Contact: Ben Wender (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

  1. eIQ Mobility, Inc. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-21-007 with eIQ Mobility, Inc. for a $2,192,175 grant to fund demonstration and deployment of bi-directional charging technologies for electric school buses to minimize charging costs and provide backup power to a bus depot serving the Riverside Unified School District, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.

10. Research and Development of High-Value Recycling Pathways for Lithium-Ion Batteries – GFO-20-308.

The purpose of this solicitation is to fund applied research and development projects that improve and scale high-value recycling processes for lithium-ion batteries, evaluate the performance of recovered materials compared to mined materials, and conduct environmental and economic analyses of battery recycling processes. (EPIC funding) Contact: Ben Wender (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

  1. The Regents of the University of California, San Diego. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-21-008 with The Regents of the University of California, San Diego for a $1,684,308 grant to improve the technology readiness, commercial scale-up pathways, and environmental benefits of high-value, direct recycling processes for lithium-ion batteries, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.
  2. OnTo Technology LLC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-21-009 with OnTo Technology LLC for a $1,001,807 grant for research and development of lithium-ion battery recycling processes and manufacturing new batteries made with one hundred percent recycled electrodes, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.

11. Local Building Energy Efficiency Standards Application (19-BSTD-06).

Consideration and possible adoption of a resolution regarding an application submitted by a local jurisdiction for an ordinance that contains building energy efficiency standards exceeding the energy efficiency requirements of the 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Part 6).

  1. City of Alameda. New ordinance that requires solar photovoltaic systems on all new high-rise residential and nonresidential buildings, covering the entire solar zone, with exceptions allowed for shading, overgeneration, or vegetative roofs; and that requires all new construction be all-electric, with some exceptions allowed. Pre-wiring for electric appliances is required where gas appliances are Contact: Danuta Drozdowicz (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

12. Minutes.

Possible approval of the July 15, 2021 business meeting minutes.

13. 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.

14. Executive Director’s Report.

15. Public Advisor's Report.

16. 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.

17. 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, Case No. 09-71014).
    2. State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission v. HyGen Industries, Inc (Sacramento County Superior Court, Case No. 34-2019-00252543-CU-BC-GDS).
    3. Interlink Products International, Inc. v. Xavier Becerra, Drew Bohan, Melissa Rae King(United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, Case No. 2:20-cv-02283).
    4. Southern California Gas Company v. California State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission (Sacramento County Superior Court, Case No. 34-2021-80003576-CU-WM-GDS).
    5. Certification of Final Environmental Impact Report and Adoption of the 2022 California Energy Code (Docket # 21-BSTD-02 and Docket # 21-BSTD-01).
  2. 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.

Remote access is available by either internet or call-in options.

Zoom: Click the address below to participate and provide public comment 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 participate by phone, dial (669) 900-6833 or toll free at (888) 475-4499 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, (916) 654-4489 or (800) 822-6228.

Public comment periods will be available throughout the business meeting and is expected to be three minutes or less per speaker and one person per organization. Depending on the number of members of the public seeking to make a comment, the Chair may adjust the total time allotted for public comment and the time allotted for each comment.

If participating via Zoom’s online platform, use the “raise hand” feature to indicate you would like to make a comment. The Public Advisor will open your line to speak. Please restate and spell your name for the record; indicate if you have an affiliation; and begin your comments.

If participating by telephone, press *9 to “raise your hand” and *6 to mute/unmute. The Public Advisor will announce the last three digits of the phone number listed and open your line. Make sure to unmute your phone before speaking then restate and spell your name for the record, indicate if you have an affiliation; and begin your comments.

Verizon: The CEC’s Verizon phone line will solely be available if the Zoom service disconnects and shuts down. If that situation arises, the CEC Verizon line will be available for the public to listen and make public comment. Call the CEC’s Verizon line at (888) 823-5065 and enter the passcode: business meeting. 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. Restate and spell your name for the record. The operator will mute your line when you are finished commenting.

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 afte! r 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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2021-07-27
Location: California
Description:

Workshop Schedule for IEPR Commissioner Workshop on Hydrogen to Support California's Clean Energy Transition is now available on the website.

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/data-reports/reports/integrated-energy-policy-report/2021-integrated-energy-policy-report/2021-iepr
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2021-07-27
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 21-BSTD-01 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 21-BSTD-01
    Project Title: 2022 Energy Code Update Rulemaking
    TN Number: 239012
    Title: RMI, Earthjustice, Sierra Club, NRDC Comments on 15-day Express Terms
    Description:
    Filer: System
    Organization: RMI, Earthjustice, Sierra Club, NRDC
    Role: Public
    Submission Date: 7/26/2021 6:17:01 PM
    Docketed Date: 7/27/2021
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Comment
    Page(s): 2
2021-07-27
Location: California
Description:
2021-07-27
Location: California
Description:
  • Docket Number: 21-BSTD-01
    Project Title: 2022 Energy Code Update Rulemaking
    TN Number: 239021
    Title: Dawn Hollingsworth Comments - Outdoor lighting controls
    Description:
    Filer: System
    Organization: Dawn Hollingsworth
    Role: Public
    Submission Date: 7/27/2021 9:08:25 AM
    Docketed Date: 7/27/2021
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Comment
    Page(s): 1
2021-07-27
Location: California
Description:
  • Docket Number: 21-BSTD-01
    Project Title: 2022 Energy Code Update Rulemaking
    TN Number: 239022
    Title: Dawn Hollingsworth Comments - Multi-family Section 160 not necessary
    Description:
    Filer: System
    Organization: Dawn Hollingsworth
    Role: Public
    Submission Date: 7/27/2021 8:59:47 AM
    Docketed Date: 7/27/2021
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Comment
    Page(s): 1
2021-07-26
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 21-BSTD-01 have been published:

2021-07-26
Location: California
Description:
  • Docket Number: 21-BSTD-01
    Project Title: 2022 Energy Code Update Rulemaking
    TN Number: 239006
    Title: Taylor Engineering Comments - Revise section 1201(c)3 ventilation
    Description:
    Filer: System
    Organization: Taylor Engineering
    Role: Public
    Submission Date: 7/26/2021 3:27:45 PM
    Docketed Date: 7/26/2021
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Comment
    Page(s): 2
2021-07-26
Location: California
Description:
  • Docket Number: 21-BSTD-01
    Project Title: 2022 Energy Code Update Rulemaking
    TN Number: 239007
    Title: Taylor Engineering Comments - Revise 1201(c)1 filtration requirements
    Description:
    Filer: System
    Organization: Taylor Engineering
    Role: Public
    Submission Date: 7/26/2021 3:26:08 PM
    Docketed Date: 7/26/2021
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Comment
    Page(s): 1
2021-07-23
Location: California
Description:

The CEC launched a new toolkit of resources for local governments considering benchmarking and public disclosure programs. The toolkit includes information on designing a benchmarking program, seeking an exemption from the state program, and sources of funding. Visit https://www.energy.ca.gov/programs-and-topics/programs/building-energy-benchmarking-program/local-government-benchmarking to view the toolkit.

For more information about the state benchmarking program, visit www.energy.ca.gov/benchmarking or contact the Benchmarking Hotline at Benchmarking@energy.ca.gov or (855) 279-6460.

2021-07-22
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 21-BSTD-01 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 21-BSTD-01
    Project Title: 2022 Energy Code Update Rulemaking
    TN Number: 238964
    Title: David Page Comments - Title 24, Part 6 Rulemaking
    Description:
    Filer: System
    Organization: David Page
    Role: Public
    Submission Date: 7/22/2021 12:00:13 PM
    Docketed Date: 7/22/2021
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Comment
    Page(s): 1

Thank you.

2021-07-21
Location: California
Description:

The California Energy Commission (CEC) will host a workshop on data inputs and assumptions for 2021 IEPR modeling and forecasting activities. J. Andrew McAllister is the CEC’s Lead Commissioner for the 2021 IEPR, Commissioner Siva Gunda is the Lead Commissioner for the California Energy Demand Forecast, and Commissioner Patty Monahan is the Lead Commissioner for transportation energy forecasting.

A quorum of commissioners from the CEC or California Public Utilities Commission may participate, but no votes will be taken. 

The workshop will be held remotely, consistent with Executive Order N-08-21 to continue to help California respond to, recover from, and mitigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The public can participate in the workshop consistent with the direction in this executive order.

The workshop will be held in two sessions on August 5, 2021, as follows:

Notice and Agenda

Remote Attendance

Remote access is available by both internet or call-in options. Participants may join any or all scheduled panel sessions by clicking on the links above or by logging in via Zoom™ at https://zoom.us, entering the unique Webinar ID and Passcode for the session(s) of their choice, and following all prompts.

To participate by telephone, dial toll-free at (888) 475-4499 or at (669) 219-2599. When prompted, enter the Webinar ID and Passcode for the session of your choice. 

If you experience difficulties joining, contact Zoom at (888) 799-9666 ext. 2, or the Public Advisor’s Office at publicadvisor@energy.ca.gov, or by phone at (916) 654-4489, or toll-free at (800) 822-6228.

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/data-reports/reports/integrated-energy-policy-report/2021-integrated-energy-policy-report/2021-iepr
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2021-07-21
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: 238950
    Title: Resolution Amending Regulations for Portable Electric Spas
    Description: Resolution No. 21-0715-4
    Filer: Liza Lopez
    Organization: California Energy Commission
    Role: Commission Staff
    Submission Date: 7/21/2021 12:12:31 PM
    Docketed Date: 7/21/2021
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Document
    Page(s): 4
2021-07-20
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 21-BSTD-01
Project Title: 2022 Energy Code Update Rulemaking
TN Number: 238942
Title: NLCAA Comments - Express Terms 2022 - 15 day
Description:
Filer: System
Organization: NLCAA
Role: Public
Submission Date: 7/20/2021 12:44:41 PM
Docketed Date: 7/20/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 2

Thank you.
 

2021-07-19
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 21-BSTD-01
Project Title: 2022 Energy Code Update Rulemaking
TN Number: 238938
Title: Sacramento Engineering Consultants Comments - Remove PAF and Tailored lighting
Description:
Filer: System
Organization: Sacramento Engineering Consultants
Role: Public
Submission Date: 7/19/2021 3:33:23 PM
Docketed Date: 7/19/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 1

Thank you.

2021-07-16
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(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: 238926
    Title: Clearwater Spas Comments - Question re Changes
    Description:
    Filer: System
    Organization: Clearwater Spas
    Role: Public
    Submission Date: 7/16/2021 10:08:18 AM
    Docketed Date: 7/16/2021
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Comment
    Page(s): 1

Thank you.

2021-07-16
Location: California
Description:

Updated or Revised - 2021 IEPR Workshop Schedule is now available on the website.

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/data-reports/reports/integrated-energy-policy-report/2021-integrated-energy-policy-report
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2021-07-15
Location: California
Description:

As of June 9, 2021, public comment will be accepted solely through the Zoom platform.

Remote participation instructions below, after line Items

The California Energy Commission’s (CEC) July 15, 2021 Business Meeting will be held remotely, consistent with Executive Order N-08-21 to continue to help California respond to, recover from, and mitigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The public may participate consistent with the direction in the Executive Order.

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. Cuberg, Inc. Proposed resolution approving a change in grant recipient for Agreement EPC-18-015 with Cuberg, Inc. due to an acquisition by Northvolt AB, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The proposed recipient will continue to operate as Cuberg, Inc., with a California Entity Number of C4715126, and there are no other changes to the agreement documents or terms from what was approved on June 12, 2019. This $1,566,639 grant funds the setup and commissioning of a pilot-scale production facility for manufacturing lithium-metal battery pouch cells. (EPIC Funding) Contact: Josh Croft

2.    Muoi-Lynn Tran.

Proposed resolution recognizing and commending Muoi-Lynn Tran for her contributions to the CEC. Contact: Linda C. Barrera (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

3.    Russell City Energy Center (RCEC) Petition for Temporary Safety Modifications (01-AFC-07C).

Proposed order approving temporary modifications to the RCEC power plant allowing the facility to operate in a simple-cycle mode during repairs to the steam turbine. Staff has concluded that potential environmental impacts from the repair activities and modified operations would be less than significant and the project 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 RCEC. Contact: Elizabeth Huber (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

4.    Appliance Efficiency Regulations for Portable Electric Spas (20-AAER-04).

Consideration and possible adoption of a resolution that would amend Appliance Efficiency Regulations (Title 20, sections 1602-1607) to update the test procedure reference and labeling requirements for portable electric spas, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. Contact: Jessica Lopez (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

5.    Blueprints for Medium and Heavy-Duty Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure – GFO-20-601.

This solicitation sought proposals for planning blueprints to identify actions and milestones needed for implementation of medium- and heavy-duty (MD/HD) zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) and the related electric charging or hydrogen refueling infrastructure. (Clean Transportation Program funding) Contact: Kathryn Reid (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

  1. East Bay Community Energy. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-21-003 with East Bay Community Energy for a $200,000 grant to develop a planning blueprint that will identify the actions and milestones needed to accelerate the adoption of zero-emission Class 3 - 8 trucks for goods movement in Alameda and San Joaquin Counties, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.
  2. Center for Transportation and the Environment, Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-21-005 with the Center for Transportation and the Environment, Inc. for a $199,903 grant to develop a planning blueprint that will identify the actions needed to accelerate the electrification of school bus fleets in California including evaluating approaches to achieve the lowest total cost to install and utilize the necessary electric charging infrastructure, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.
  3. Ontario International Airport Authority. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-21-006 with Ontario International Airport Authority for a $200,000 grant to develop a blueprint for replacing approximately 300 MD/HD ground support vehicles operating at Ontario International Airport (ONT) with ZEVs and related infrastructure, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.
  4. Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-21-008 with Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator for a $199,892 grant to create a planning blueprint for the deployment of infrastructure that will support the electrification of HD battery electric trucks to provide freight movement along Interstate 710 using a framework that can be applied to other freight corridors, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.
  5. STC Traffic, Inc. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-21-010 with STC Traffic, Inc. for a $200,000 grant to develop a planning blueprint that will provide cost-effective zero-emission charging for all members of the freight and goods movement ecosystem, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.
  6. United Natural Food, Inc. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-21-011 with United Natural Food, Inc. for a $200,000 grant to develop a planning blueprint to accelerate the deployment of ZEVs and related infrastructure to decarbonize the company’s logistics chain, advance science-based sustainability targets, and to promote technological replicability, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.
  7. Kern Council of Governments. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-21-012 with Kern Council of Governments for a $199,929 grant to develop a blueprint for MD/HD zero emission truck infrastructure that will identify major gaps in infrastructure for zero emission trucks and buses, community needs, available technology solutions, and ultimately a set of high-impact “shovel-ready” infrastructure projects necessary for progress, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.
  8. San Francisco Department of the Environment. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-21-013 with San Francisco Department of the Environment for a $199,885 grant to develop a planning blueprint to create a charging infrastructure network to serve all MD/HD ZEV fleets, particularly those with fewer than 50 vehicles such as the City of San Francisco’s own fleet, in addition to other local commercial fleets, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.
  9. Grossmont Union High School District. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-21-016 with Grossmont Union High School District for a $199,908 grant to develop a planning blueprint that will identify the actions and milestones needed to accelerate the transition of the school district's 67 diesel-fueled school bus fleet to all battery electric, and install the related electric charging infrastructure, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.

6.    BESTFIT Innovative Charging Solutions – GFO-20-605.

This solicitation sought proposals to fund projects to demonstrate innovative electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions for light-, MD, and HD vehicles and work to accelerate the successful commercial deployment of these solutions. (Clean Transportation Program funding) Contact: Matt Alexander (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

  1. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-21-001 with HummingbirdEV for a $998,287 agreement to develop and deploy a seamless and streamlined vehicle-to-vehicle mobile charging solution, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.
  2. EVmatch, Inc. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-21-002 with EVmatch, Inc. for a $728,250 grant to install 120 new shared, reservable EV charging stations at multiunit dwellings (MUDs) in Santa Clara, Los Angeles, and San Diego Counties, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The information from the site identification, installation, and use phases of the project across the three geographies will provide insight into characteristics that drive the greatest utilization of EV chargers in MUD settings.
  3. FLO Services USA, Inc., which will do business in California as FLO Charging Solutions USA Inc. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-20-004 with FLO Services USA, Inc. for a $750,000 grant to install EV chargers at seven curbside locations using existing electrical infrastructure to lower the cost and streamline the deployment process, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.
  4. PowerFlex Systems, Inc. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-21-009 with PowerFlex Systems, Inc. for a $699,736 grant to install EV charging infrastructure that minimizes impacts to the grid through power management and battery storage, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.
  5. Rhombus Energy Solutions, Inc. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-21-015 with Rhombus Energy Solutions, Inc. for a $998,320 grant to develop and demonstrate a mobile fast-charging solution suited for workplace charging, public charging, and rapidly dispatchable charging services in emergency events for light-duty EVs, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.

7.    Zero-Emission Drayage Truck and Infrastructure Pilot Project – GFO-20-606.

This solicitation sought proposals to fund large-scale deployments of on-road, zero-emission Class 8 drayage and regional haul trucks as well as the necessary ZEV fueling infrastructure needed for service operation. (Clean Transportation Program funding) Contact: Marc Perry (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

  1. South Coast Air Quality Management District. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-21-014 with South Coast Air Quality Management District for a $10,964,955 grant to purchase and install 50 direct current fast chargers (DCFC), solar power generation equipment, and distributed energy resources equipment, and to conduct workforce training and development and community outreach, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The proposed charging, solar generation, and distributed energy resources equipment will be capable of charging and supporting the pilot of 100 on-road, Class 8 battery electric trucks that are being funded by the California Air Resources Board (CARB).
  2. Center for Transportation and the Environment, Inc. Proposed resolution adopting CEQA findings for the Center for Transportation and the Environment’s NorCAL Drayage hydrogen refueling station project and the grant agreement for project implementation.
    1. CEQA Findings. Proposed resolution finding that based on (a) East Bay Municipal Utility District’s (EBMUD) 2011 Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Main Wastewater Treatment Plant Land Use Master Plan (State Clearinghouse #2009112073); (b) EBMUD’s May 2021 EIR Addendum (which focuses on the hydrogen refueling station) to the 2011 EIR; and (c) the Center for Transportation and the Environment’s representations, the proposed project presents no new significant or substantially more severe environmental impacts beyond those already considered, and adopting staff’s determination that a minor upgrade to an existing truck maintenance facility is exempt from CEQA.
    2. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-21-017 with the Center for Transportation and the Environment, Inc. for a $9,185,045 grant to construct and operate a hydrogen refueling station and to conduct workforce training and development and community outreach. The proposed hydrogen refueling station will be capable of supporting 22 fuel-cell electric, HD, Class 8 trucks in commercial operations around the Port of Oakland. The trucks are being funded by CARB.

8.    Mobile Renewable Backup Generation – GFO-20-310.

This solicitation sought proposals to fund research that develops and demonstrates technologies to provide mobile renewable backup generation for grid outages, such as Public Safety Power Shutoffs, and other emergency outage events. (EPIC funding) Contact: Quenby Lum (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

  1. GRID Alternatives. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-21-001 with GRID Alternatives for a $1,000,000 grant to deploy fully operable, grid-independent, rapidly deployable, modular scalable generation systems to enable California's tribal communities to provide critical electric resources when the grid is down, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.
  2. One-Cycle Control, Inc. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-21-002 with One-Cycle Control, Inc. for a $1,971,467 grant to build and demonstrate four 15 kW clean energy mobile backup generators that combine onboard wind and solar generation with battery storage, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The mobile backup generators are designed with silicon-carbide enabled technology allowing for increased efficiency and reliability and can support single-phase alternating current (AC), three-phase AC, and direct current loads.
  3. Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-21-003 with Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. for a $1,999,953 grant to demonstrate four resilience-enhancing mobile renewable backup generator (MORBUG) standby generation systems, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The hybrid battery plus fuel cell MORBUG system acts as a backup energy source during grid outages due to public safety power shutoff events, wildfires, or other natural disaster events. The project will validate the system's ability to increase the resiliency of the electricity system to climate change and extreme weather events while utilizing a renewable fuel supply.
  4. Uprise Energy, LLC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-21-004 with Uprise Energy, LLC for a $1,589,012 grant to demonstrate the ability of its 10-kW Mobile Power Station to provide back-up generation during PSPS events, as well as reduce GHG emissions and air pollutants in San Diego County, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from the CEQA.

9.    Local Building Energy Efficiency Standards Application (19-BSTD-06).

Consideration and possible adoption of a resolution of an application submitted by a local jurisdiction for an ordinance that contains building energy efficiency standards exceeding the energy efficiency requirements of the 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Part 6). Contact: Danuta Drozdowicz (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

  1. City of Daly City. New ordinance that requires solar photovoltaic systems on all new high-rise residential and nonresidential buildings, covering 15 percent of the roof area, with exceptions allowed for shading or overgeneration, and that all new construction be all electric, with some exceptions allowed.

10. Minutes.

Possible approval of the June 9, and June 25, 2021 business meeting minutes.

11. 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.

12. Executive Director’s Report.

13. Public Advisor's Report.

14. 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.

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, Case 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). Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, Division Four, Case No. A157299).
    3. State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission v. Electricore, Inc. and ZeroTruck (Sacramento County Superior Court, Case No. 34-2016-00204586-CU-BC-GDS).
    4. State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission v. HyGen Industries, Inc (Sacramento County Superior Court, Case No. 34-2019-00252543-CU-BC-GDS).
    5. Interlink Products International, Inc. v. Xavier Becerra, Drew Bohan, Melissa Rae King(United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, Case No. 2:20-cv-02283).
    6. Southern California Gas Company v. California State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission (Sacramento County Superior Court, Case No. 34-2021-80003576-CU-WM-GDS).
  2. 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.

Remote access is available by either internet or call-in options.

Zoom: Click the address below to participate and provide public comment 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 participate by phone, 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, (916) 654-4489 or (800) 822-6228.

Public comment periods will be available throughout the business meeting and is expected to be three minutes or less per speaker and one person per organization. Depending on the number of members of the public seeking to make a comment, the Chair may adjust the total time allotted for public comment and the time allotted for each comment.

If participating via Zoom’s online platform, use the “raise hand” feature to indicate you would like to make a comment. The Public Advisor will open your line to speak. Please restate and spell your name for the record; indicate if you have an affiliation; and begin your comments.

If participating by telephone, press *9 to “raise your hand” and *6 to mute/unmute. The Public Advisor will announce the last three digits of the phone number listed and open your line. Make sure to unmute your phone before speaking then restate and spell your name for the record, indicate if you have an affiliation; and begin your comments.

Verizon: Beginning June 9, 2021, the CEC’s Verizon phone line will solely be used as a backup service. If the Zoom service is disconnected, you may call the Verizon phone line to continue participating in the meeting. The Verizon phone line will only be available for the public to listen and make public comment if the Zoom platform shuts down. If that situation arises, call the CEC’s Verizon line at (888) 823-5065 and 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.

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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)

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2021-07-15
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 21-BSTD-01 have been published:

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2021-07-14
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Transcript(s) submitted to Docket Number 21-BSTD-01 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 21-BSTD-01
    Project Title: 2022 Energy Code Update Rulemaking
    TN Number: 238865
    Title: Transcript of May 28, 2021 for Lead Commissioner Hearing
    Description:
    Filer: Amber Beck
    Organization: California Energy Commission
    Role: Commission Staff
    Submission Date: 7/14/2021 4:07:21 PM
    Docketed Date: 7/14/2021
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Transcript
    Page(s): 97

Thank you.

2021-07-14
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 21-BSTD-01 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 21-BSTD-01
    Project Title: 2022 Energy Code Update Rulemaking
    TN Number: 238862
    Title: Memo from the Office of the State Fire Marshal at CAL FIRE
    Description: Regulation approval request response regarding the 2022 California Building Energy Efficiency Standards update to Title 24, Part 1 and 6.
    Filer: Amber Beck
    Organization: Cal Fire
    Role: Public Agency
    Submission Date: 7/14/2021 1:29:33 PM
    Docketed Date: 7/14/2021
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Document
    Page(s): 1

Thank you.

2021-07-14
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 21-BSTD-01 have been published:

Thank you.

2021-07-14
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Transcript(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: 238867
    Title: Transcript of June 29, 2021 for Public Meeting on Proposed Amendments for Portable Electric Spas
    Description: Transcript of public hearing held on June 29, 2021 on proposed amendments for portable electric spas.
    Filer: Jessica Lopez
    Organization: California Energy Commission
    Role: Commission Staff
    Submission Date: 7/14/2021 4:38:57 PM
    Docketed Date: 7/14/2021
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Transcript
    Page(s): 11

Thank you.

2021-07-13
Location: California
Description:

Updated or Revised - 2021 IEPR Workshop Schedule is now available on the website.

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/data-reports/reports/integrated-energy-policy-report/2021-integrated-energy-policy-report
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2021-07-13
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 21-BSTD-01 have been published:

Docket Number: 21-BSTD-01
Project Title: 2022 Energy Code Update Rulemaking
TN Number: 238836
Title: 15-Day Express Terms 2022 Energy Code Alternative Calculation Method Approval Manual
Description: California Energy Commission revised proposed changes to the 2022 California Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Energy Code) Alternative Calculation Method Approval Manual.
Filer: Amber Beck
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 7/13/2021 4:34:11 PM
Docketed Date: 7/13/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 19

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2021-07-12
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 21-BSTD-01 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 21-BSTD-01
    Project Title: 2022 Energy Code Update Rulemaking
    TN Number: 238811
    Title: CalCERTS, Inc Comments - Response to comments by SMACNA and NEMIC
    Description:
    Filer: System
    Organization: Russell King, M.E.
    Role: Public
    Submission Date: 7/12/2021 3:41:29 PM
    Docketed Date: 7/12/2021
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Comment
    Page(s): 3

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2021-07-09
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 21-BSTD-01 have been published:

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2021-07-09
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 21-BSTD-01 have been published:

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2021-07-09
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 21-BSTD-01 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 21-BSTD-01
    Project Title: 2022 Energy Code Update Rulemaking
    TN Number: 238770
    Title: ENGIE NA Comments on 2022 Energy Code Rulemaking
    Description:
    Filer: System
    Organization: ENGIE NA
    Role: Public
    Submission Date: 7/9/2021 12:24:12 PM
    Docketed Date: 7/9/2021
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Comment
    Page(s): 2

Thank you.
 

2021-07-09
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 21-BSTD-01 have been published:

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2021-07-07
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 21-BSTD-01 have been published:

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2021-07-06
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 21-BSTD-01 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 21-BSTD-01
    Project Title: 2022 Energy Code Update Rulemaking
    TN Number: 238704
    Title: Amanda Bancroft Comments - on 2022 Energy Code Update Rulemaking
    Description:
    Filer: System
    Organization: Amanda Bancroft
    Role: Public
    Submission Date: 7/6/2021 3:27:01 PM
    Docketed Date: 7/6/2021
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Comment
    Page(s): 2

Thank you.

2021-07-06
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 21-BSTD-01 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 21-BSTD-01
    Project Title: 2022 Energy Code Update Rulemaking
    TN Number: 238696
    Title: Jon McHugh, PE Comments - Summary Residential Lighting Concerns
    Description:
    Filer: Chester Hong
    Organization: Jon McHugh, PE
    Role: Public
    Submission Date: 7/6/2021 11:00:52 AM
    Docketed Date: 7/6/2021
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Comment
    Page(s): 5

Thank you.

2021-07-02
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 21-BSTD-01 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 21-BSTD-01
    Project Title: 2022 Energy Code Update Rulemaking
    TN Number: 238637
    Title: Sierra Club California Comments on T24 Residental Lighting
    Description:
    Filer: System
    Organization: Sierra Club California
    Role: Public
    Submission Date: 7/2/2021 9:32:54 AM
    Docketed Date: 7/2/2021
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Comment
    Page(s): 3

Thank you.

2021-07-02
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 21-BSTD-01 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 21-BSTD-01
    Project Title: 2022 Energy Code Update Rulemaking
    TN Number: 238629
    Title: Arnold Wilkins comments - on the Proposed 2022 Energy Code
    Description:
    Filer: System
    Organization: Department of Psychology
    Role: Public
    Submission Date: 7/2/2021 8:14:55 AM
    Docketed Date: 7/1/2021
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Comment
    Page(s): 3

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2021-07-02
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 21-BSTD-01 have been published:

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2021-07-02
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 21-BSTD-01 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 21-BSTD-01
    Project Title: 2022 Energy Code Update Rulemaking
    TN Number: 238658
    Title: Michael Siminovitch Comments - JA8 quality specifications
    Description:
    Filer: System
    Organization: Michael Siminovitch
    Role: Public
    Submission Date: 7/2/2021 1:32:37 PM
    Docketed Date: 7/2/2021
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Comment
    Page(s): 1

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2021-07-02
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 21-BSTD-01 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 21-BSTD-01
    Project Title: 2022 Energy Code Update Rulemaking
    TN Number: 238664
    Title: Powertree Services Inc Comments - Comments re multi-family solar storage
    Description:
    Filer: System
    Organization: Powertree Services Inc
    Role: Public
    Submission Date: 7/2/2021 2:40:00 PM
    Docketed Date: 7/2/2021
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Comment
    Page(s): 4

Thank you.

2021-07-02
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 21-BSTD-01 have been published:

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2021-06-30
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: 238568
Title: Public Hearing Presentation for Portable Electric Spas Proposed Amendments
Description: Presentation slides of the public hearing held on June 29, 2021.
Filer: Jessica Lopez
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 6/29/2021 5:07:35 PM
Docketed Date: 6/29/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 9

Thank you.

2021-06-30
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 21-BSTD-01 have been published:

Thank you.

2021-06-29
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(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: 238535
Title: California Investor Owned Utilities Comments - CA Investor Owned Utilities - Support for Portable Elec Spa Updates
Description:
Filer: California Investor Owned Utilities
Organization: California Investor Owned Utilities
Role: Public
Submission Date: 6/28/2021 6:01:25 PM
Docketed Date: 6/28/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 3

Thank you.

2021-06-25
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(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: 238473
Title: Pool and Hot Tub Alliance Comments - Support for California Docket 20-AAER-04
Description:
Filer: Pool and Hot Tub Alliance
Organization: Pool and Hot Tub Alliance
Role: Public
Submission Date: 6/25/2021 10:17:44 AM
Docketed Date: 6/25/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 3

Thank you.

2021-06-24
Location: California
Description:

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/data-reports/reports/integrated-energy-policy-report/2021-integrated-energy-policy-report
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2021-06-23
Location: California
2021-06-22
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 21-BSTD-01
Project Title: 2022 Energy Code Update Rulemaking
TN Number: 238406
Title: Statewide Utility Codes and Standards Enhancement Team Comments - Comments on 45-Day Express Terms_Part 2
Description:
Filer: System
Organization: Statewide Utility Codes and Standards Enhancement Team
Role: Public
Submission Date: 6/21/2021 5:22:24 PM
Docketed Date: 6/21/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 182

2021-06-22
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 21-BSTD-01
Project Title: 2022 Energy Code Update Rulemaking
TN Number: 238407
Title: Greenbank Associates + T24 2022 All-electric
Description:
Filer: System
Organization: Alice Sung
Role: Public
Submission Date: 6/21/2021 5:23:15 PM
Docketed Date: 6/21/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 2

2021-06-22
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 21-BSTD-01
Project Title: 2022 Energy Code Update Rulemaking
TN Number: 238409
Title: Statewide Utility Codes and Standards Enhancement Team Comments on 45-Day Express Terms_Part 3
Description:
Filer: System
Organization: Statewide Utility Codes and Standards Enhancement Team
Role: Public
Submission Date: 6/21/2021 5:24:21 PM
Docketed Date: 6/21/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 594

2021-06-22
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 21-BSTD-01
Project Title: 2022 Energy Code Update Rulemaking
TN Number: 238411
Title: Taylor Engineering Comments on Title 24 DCV
Description:
Filer: System
Organization: Taylor Engineering/Hwakong Cheng
Role: Public
Submission Date: 6/21/2021 11:24:11 PM
Docketed Date: 6/21/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 3

2021-06-22
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 21-BSTD-01
Project Title: 2022 Energy Code Update Rulemaking
TN Number: 238412
Title: Taylor Engineering Comments on Title 24 HHW systems
Description:
Filer: System
Organization: Taylor Engineering/Hwakong Cheng
Role: Public
Submission Date: 6/22/2021 12:36:57 AM
Docketed Date: 6/22/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 5

Thank you.

2021-06-21
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 21-BSTD-01
Project Title: 2022 Energy Code Update Rulemaking
TN Number: 238386
Title: Southern California Gas Company Comments - SoCalGas Comments on the Proposed Changes to the 2022 Energy Code Update Rulemaking
Description:
Filer: System
Organization: Southern California Gas Company
Role: Public
Submission Date: 6/21/2021 3:58:30 PM
Docketed Date: 6/21/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 30

Thank you.

2021-06-21
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 21-BSTD-01
Project Title: 2022 Energy Code Update Rulemaking
TN Number: 238385
Title: Extruded Polystyrene Foam Association (XPSA) Comments - RE Calif Title 24 Express Terms
Description:
Filer: System
Organization: Extruded Polystyrene Foam Association (XPSA)
Role: Public
Submission Date: 6/21/2021 4:06:00 PM
Docketed Date: 6/21/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 4

2021-06-21
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 21-BSTD-01
Project Title: 2022 Energy Code Update Rulemaking
TN Number: 238384
Title: Acuity Brands Comments - Acuity Brands Comments on Rulemaking Express Terms (45-day Language) for 2022 Update to Energy Code
Description:
Filer: System
Organization: Acuity Brands
Role: Public
Submission Date: 6/21/2021 4:15:07 PM
Docketed Date: 6/21/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 2

2021-06-21
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 21-BSTD-01
Project Title: 2022 Energy Code Update Rulemaking
TN Number: 238383
Title: CAL SMACNA Comments - on Draft 2022 Energy Code Update
Description:
Filer: System
Organization: CAL SMACNA
Role: Public
Submission Date: 6/21/2021 4:17:02 PM
Docketed Date: 6/21/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 4

2021-06-21
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 21-BSTD-01
Project Title: 2022 Energy Code Update Rulemaking
TN Number: 238382
Title: Jon McHugh Comments - Retain Stringency and Enforceability of Residential Lighting Standards
Description:
Filer: System
Organization: Jon McHugh
Role: Public
Submission Date: 6/21/2021 4:22:33 PM
Docketed Date: 6/21/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 16

2021-06-21
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 21-BSTD-01
Project Title: 2022 Energy Code Update Rulemaking
TN Number: 238381
Title: Ronald J. Martin Comments - Do not delay implementation of all-electric building requirements
Description:
Filer: System
Organization: Ronald J. Martin
Role: Public
Submission Date: 6/21/2021 3:36:40 PM
Docketed Date: 6/21/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 1

2021-06-21
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 21-BSTD-01
Project Title: 2022 Energy Code Update Rulemaking
TN Number: 238380
Title: San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Comments - on PV and Battery Measure Proposal
Description:
Filer: System
Organization: San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Role: Public Agency
Submission Date: 6/21/2021 3:46:29 PM
Docketed Date: 6/21/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 6

2021-06-21
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 21-BSTD-01
Project Title: 2022 Energy Code Update Rulemaking
TN Number: 238379
Title: BayREN Codes & Standards Program Comments - on 45-day language
Description:
Filer: System
Organization: BayREN Codes & Standards Program
Role: Public Agency
Submission Date: 6/21/2021 3:46:57 PM
Docketed Date: 6/21/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 2

2021-06-21
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 21-BSTD-01
Project Title: 2022 Energy Code Update Rulemaking
TN Number: 238378
Title: Joint Committee on Energy and Environmental Policy Comments
Description: Joint Committee on Energy and Environmental Policy Joint Committee on Energy and Environmental Policy Comments - Comments on Draft 2022 Energy Code Express Terms (TN # 237717) and Draft 2022 Reference Appendices Express Terms (TN# 237714)
Filer: System
Organization: Joint Committee on Energy and Environmental Policy
Role: Public
Submission Date: 6/21/2021 3:51:52 PM
Docketed Date: 6/21/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 15

2021-06-21
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 21-BSTD-01
Project Title: 2022 Energy Code Update Rulemaking
TN Number: 238377
Title: Statewide Utility Codes and Standards Enhancement Team Comments - on Multifamily Common Use Area Requirements – 45-Day Language
Description:
Filer: System
Organization: Statewide Utility Codes and Standards Enhancement Team
Role: Public
Submission Date: 6/21/2021 3:54:53 PM
Docketed Date: 6/21/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 9

2021-06-21
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 21-BSTD-01
Project Title: 2022 Energy Code Update Rulemaking
TN Number: 238376
Title: National Energy Management Institute Committee (NEMIC) Comments - on Draft 2022 Energy Code Express Terms
Description: National Energy Management Institute Committee (NEMIC) Comments - Comments on Draft 2022 Energy Code Express Terms (TN # 237717) and Draft 2022 Reference Appendices Express Terms (TN# 237714)
Filer: System
Organization: National Energy Management Institute Committee (NEMIC)
Role: Public
Submission Date: 6/21/2021 3:55:30 PM
Docketed Date: 6/21/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 4

2021-06-21
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 21-BSTD-01
Project Title: 2022 Energy Code Update Rulemaking
TN Number: 238375
Title: Illuminating Engineering Society Comments - on 2022 Energy Code Update Rulemaking
Description:
Filer: System
Organization: Illuminating Engineering Society
Role: Public
Submission Date: 6/21/2021 3:55:52 PM
Docketed Date: 6/21/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 4

2021-06-21
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 21-BSTD-01
Project Title: 2022 Energy Code Update Rulemaking
TN Number: 238327
Title: FARD Engineers Comments on Community PV And Other benefits of Module-Covered Canals
Description:
Filer: Chester Hong
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 6/21/2021 12:05:06 PM
Docketed Date: 6/21/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 1

2021-06-21
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 21-BSTD-01
Project Title: 2022 Energy Code Update Rulemaking
TN Number: 238324
Title: California Lighting Technology Center Comments on Stairwell exemption
Description:
Filer: California Lighting Technology Center
Organization: California Lighting Technology Center
Role: Public
Submission Date: 6/21/2021 11:06:36 AM
Docketed Date: 6/21/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 2

2021-06-21
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 21-BSTD-01
Project Title: 2022 Energy Code Update Rulemaking
TN Number: 238316
Title: Spectrum Mechanical Comments - Economizer, Computer Rooms
Description:
Filer: Spectrum Mechanical
Organization: Spectrum Mechanical
Role: Public
Submission Date: 6/21/2021 8:53:34 AM
Docketed Date: 6/21/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 2

2021-06-21
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 21-BSTD-01
Project Title: 2022 Energy Code Update Rulemaking
TN Number: 238306
Title: Burr Computer Environments, Inc Comments - Economizer Requirements for Covered Processes - Computer Rooms
Description:
Filer: Paul Wicoff
Organization: Burr Computer Environments, Inc/Paul Wicoff
Role: Public
Submission Date: 6/20/2021 1:58:24 PM
Docketed Date: 6/20/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 3

2021-06-18
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 21-BSTD-01
Project Title: 2022 Energy Code Update Rulemaking
TN Number: 238276
Title: Lutron Electronics Co, Inc Comments on the 2022 Title 24 Part 6 Building Energy Efficiency Standards 45-Day Express Terms
Description:
Filer: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
Organization: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
Role: Public
Submission Date: 6/18/2021 9:48:35 AM
Docketed Date: 6/18/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 5

2021-06-17
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 21-BSTD-01 have been published:

Docket Number: 21-BSTD-01
Project Title: 2022 Energy Code Update Rulemaking
TN Number: 238260
Title: Hammond Climate Solutions Comments - 2020 Energy Code Update
Description:
Filer: Hammond Climate Solutions
Organization: Hammond Climate Solutions
Role: Public
Submission Date: 6/17/2021 9:52:59 AM
Docketed Date: 6/17/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 1

Thank you.

2021-06-17
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 21-BSTD-01 have been published:

Docket Number: 21-BSTD-01
Project Title: 2022 Energy Code Update Rulemaking
TN Number: 238264
Title: AFT Guild, Local 1931 Comments - Letter of Support for All-Electric Building Code in 2022
Description:
Filer: AFT Guild, Local 1931
Organization: AFT Guild, Local 1931
Role: Public
Submission Date: 6/17/2021 11:40:35 AM
Docketed Date: 6/17/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 3

Thank you.

2021-06-16
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 21-BSTD-01 have been published:

Thank you.
06/16/2021 13:47:25.551

2021-06-16
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 21-BSTD-01
Project Title: 2022 Energy Code Update Rulemaking
TN Number: 238232
Title: David Wilds Wilds Patton, LC Comments - Comments regarding Residential Standards proposed changes
Description:
Filer: System
Organization: David Wilds Wilds Patton, LC
Role: Other Interested Person
Submission Date: 6/16/2021 12:18:00 PM
Docketed Date: 6/16/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 2

Thank you.

2021-06-16
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 21-BSTD-01
Project Title: 2022 Energy Code Update Rulemaking
TN Number: 238231
Title: California Building Industry Association Comments - on CEC 2022 Update of Part 1 & 6
Description:
Filer: System
Organization: California Building Industry Association
Role: Public
Submission Date: 6/16/2021 12:46:38 PM
Docketed Date: 6/16/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 4

2021-06-16
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 21-BSTD-01
Project Title: 2022 Energy Code Update Rulemaking
TN Number: 238230
Title: Mitsubishi Electric Comments on 45-Day Language of Proposed Draft 2022 California Energy Code
Description:
Filer: System
Organization: Mitsubishi Electric
Role: Public
Submission Date: 6/16/2021 12:59:19 PM
Docketed Date: 6/16/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 10

2021-06-16
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 21-BSTD-01
Project Title: 2022 Energy Code Update Rulemaking
TN Number: 238229
Title: Robert Wilcox Comments - New code should require all-electric construction
Description:
Filer: System
Organization: Robert Wilcox
Role: Public
Submission Date: 6/16/2021 1:04:29 PM
Docketed Date: 6/16/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 1

2021-06-16
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 21-BSTD-01 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 21-BSTD-01
    Project Title: 2022 Energy Code Update Rulemaking
    TN Number: 238237
    Title: Shelah Ott Comments - Require all-electric new construction
    Description:
    Filer: System
    Organization: Shelah Ott
    Role: Public
    Submission Date: 6/16/2021 3:30:59 PM
    Docketed Date: 6/16/2021
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Comment
    Page(s): 1

Thank you.

2021-06-16
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 21-BSTD-01 have been published:

Docket Number: 21-BSTD-01
Project Title: 2022 Energy Code Update Rulemaking
TN Number: 238227
Title: J Wang Comments - No time to waste in implementing Building Electrification
Description:
Filer: J Wang
Organization: J Wang
Role: Public
Submission Date: 6/16/2021 9:41:09 AM
Docketed Date: 6/16/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 1

Thank you.

2021-06-15
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 21-BSTD-01 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 21-BSTD-01
    Project Title: 2022 Energy Code Update Rulemaking
    TN Number: 238217
    Title: NRDC Additional Comments
    Description:
    Filer: System
    Organization: NRDC
    Role: Public
    Submission Date: 6/15/2021 2:40:36 PM
    Docketed Date: 6/15/2021
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Comment
    Page(s): 2

Thank you.

2021-06-15
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 21-BSTD-01 have been published:

Thank you.

2021-06-15
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 21-BSTD-01 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 21-BSTD-01
    Project Title: 2022 Energy Code Update Rulemaking
    TN Number: 238206
    Title: NLCAA-CET Comments - NLCAA Comments on the 2022 Express Terms
    Description:
    Filer: System
    Organization: NLCAA-CET
    Role: Public
    Submission Date: 6/15/2021 9:51:08 AM
    Docketed Date: 6/15/2021
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Comment
    Page(s): 4

Thank you.

2021-06-15
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 21-BSTD-01 have been published:

Thank you.

2021-06-14
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 21-BSTD-01 have been published:

Thank you.

2021-06-14
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 21-BSTD-01 have been published:

Thank you.

2021-06-11
Location: California
Description:

Updated or Revised - 2021 Integrated Energy Policy Report Workshop Schedule is now available on the website.

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/data-reports/reports/integrated-energy-policy-report/2021-integrated-energy-policy-report
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2021-06-09
Location: Remote participation
Description:

As of June 9, 2021, public comment will be accepted solely through the Zoom platform.

The California Energy Commission’s (CEC) June 9, 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. Public comment will be accepted via the Zoom platform, not the Verizon phone line. 

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. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Proposed resolution approving Amendment 6 to Agreement 600-13-009 with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) to incorporate a bailment agreement involving six vehicles between the CEC and the Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center, a U.S. Department of the Navy Federal Laboratory, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. (Clean Transportation Program funding) Contact: Adeel Ahmad
  2. Electric Transportation Community Development Corporation. Proposed resolution approving Agreement 600-20-011 with the Electric Transportation Community Development Corporation for an $18,000 contract that provides the CEC membership in the electric vehicle (EV) Strike Force for 2021 and 2022.  Membership allows the CEC to participate in member meetings, working groups, workshops, briefings, and events that build common ground between stakeholders and inform policy development to advance accessible, equitable, and affordable EV infrastructure in California. (Clean Transportation Program funding) Contact: Sharon Purewal
  3. Stanfield Systems, Inc. Proposed resolution approving Purchase Order 20-409- 00-008 for $99,839.04, for support and maintenance of the Dynasim modeling software, which houses the CEC’s transportation demand forecasting models. This agreement will provide technical support to the underlying front-end and database and provide further support for transitioning maintenance of the models to CEC staff. (COIA funding) Contact: Jesse Gage
  4. Alamitos Energy Center (13-AFC-01C). Possible approval of a proposed order modifying Air Quality Conditions of Certification of the Alamitos Energy Center to optimize project operations by changing the operating hours of the project’s Phase 1 combined-cycle gas turbines (CCGT) and Phase 2 simple-cycle gas turbines (SCGT). The changes are necessary to increase CCGT operating hours and decrease SCGT operating hours to better reflect the expected demand by the electrical system. Other changes include modifying air emission limits to be proportionate to operating hours. Staff concludes that the modifications to the Air Quality Conditions of Certification meet the requirements of section 1769.1(a) and would not result in a significant impact on the environment nor cause the project to fail to comply with applicable laws, ordinances, and regulations. Contact: Joseph Douglas

2. Appointment of Members to the Disadvantaged Communities Advisory Group.

The purpose of the Disadvantaged Communities Advisory Group (DACAG) pursuant to Senate Bill 350 (de León, Chapter 547, Statutes of 2015) is to review and provide advice on proposed clean energy and pollution reduction programs and consider whether those proposed programs will be effective and useful in disadvantaged communities. The following three candidates have been nominated to fill three vacancies on the DACAG. Contact: Noemí Gallardo (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

  1. José Hernandez: A Community Engagement Manager at the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator. Hernandez would be initiating a first term of service from April 2021 to April 2023. 
  2. Elena Krieger: The Director of Research at Physicians, Scientists, and Engineers for Healthy Energy. Krieger would be initiating a first term of service from April 2021 to April 2023.
  3. Curtis Silvers: The Executive Vice President of the Los Angeles Brotherhood Crusade. Silvers would be initiating a first term of service from April 2021 to April 2023. 

3. Assembly Bill 2127 Revised Staff Report.

Proposed resolution approving the Assembly Bill (AB) 2127 Revised Staff Report. AB 2127 (Ting, Chapter 365, Statutes of 2018) tasked the CEC with creating a report every two years to assess California’s charging infrastructure needs for EVs. The report assesses the type and number of chargers and their locations. It considers policy goals for the adoption of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) and the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Contact: Kiel Pratt (Staff Presentation: 10 minutes)

4. Solar Energy Generating Systems III-VII (87-AFC-01C).

Proposed order approving the Decommissioning Plan for the Solar Energy Generating Systems (SEGS) III-VII solar thermal power plant. Staff has concluded that potential environmental impacts from the activities in the Decommissioning Plan would be less than significant. The project 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 SEGS III-VII and adoption of newly proposed decommissioning conditions. Contact: John Heiser (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

5. 2022 Title 20 Data Collection Regulation Modifications.

The CEC is initiating a rulemaking proceeding to update the Data Collection regulations contained in Chapter 3 of Title 20, Division 2 for the 2022 code cycle. Staff will provide an overview of the regulations package and adoption schedule. Contact: Ryan Eggers (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

6. California Schools Healthy Air, Plumbing, and Efficiency Program (20-RENEW-01).

Proposed resolution adopting program guidelines for the two California Schools Healthy Air, Plumbing, and Efficiency (CalSHAPE) grant funding programs established under Assembly Bill 841 (Ting, Chapter 372, Statutes of 2020), and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The guidelines provide the requirements for applicant and project eligibility and describe the application process and award distribution. Contact: Jonathan Fong (Staff Presentation: 10 minutes)

  1. CalSHAPE Ventilation Program. Proposed resolution approving the CalSHAPE Ventilation Program Guidelines. The program will provide funding to local educational agencies (LEAs) to assess, maintain, and repair HVAC units in California schools. 
  2. CalSHAPE Plumbing Program. Proposed resolution approving the CalSHAPE Plumbing Program Guidelines. The program will provide grants to LEAs to replace noncompliant plumbing fixtures and appliances.

7. California Air Resources Board.

Proposed resolution approving Agreement 600-20-008 with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for an $850,000 contract to build, commission, and operate the Hydrogen Station Equipment Performance device on behalf of the CEC, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. CARB will use the device to evaluate safety and performance of hydrogen refueling stations before opening them to the public. (Clean Transportation Program funding) Contact: Mark Johnson (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

8. California Air Resources Board.

Proposed resolution approving Agreement RMB600-20-007 for CARB to provide $1,000,000 to the CEC for a solicitation for ZEV workforce training and development in underrepresented communities and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. Contact: Larry Rillera (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

9. California Conservation Corps.

Proposed resolution approving Agreement 600-20-012 with the California Conservation Corps for $1,000,000 to establish the IDEAL Transportation Electrification Training Project and adopting staff's recommendation that this action is exempt from CEQA. (Clean Transportation Program funding) Contact: Larry Rillera (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

10. Aspen Environmental Group.

Proposed resolution approving Agreement 800-20-005 with Aspen Environmental Group for $2,500,000. Aspen will provide technical assistance to the Energy Assessments Division to help evaluate electric and natural gas system reliability, improve demand forecasting, assess resource availability, and evaluate distributed generation performance and impacts. (ERPA and COIA funding) Contact: David Erne (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

11. California Clean Energy Fund DBA CalCEF Ventures.

Proposed resolution approving Agreement 500-20-004 with California Clean Energy Fund DBA CalCEF Ventures for a $10,000,000 contract to administer the California Sustainable Energy Entrepreneur Development (CalSEED) - Low-Carbon Gas (LCG) small grants program for technologies that can decarbonize hard-to-electrify energy uses served by natural gas, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. Modeled after the successful CalSEED program funded under EPIC, CalSEED-LCG will provide entrepreneurs starting capital in the form of competitively awarded grants up to $150,000 to develop their ideas into proof-of-concepts. $2.29 million of the $10 million is immediately available and the balance of $7.71 million will be available contingent upon CPUC approval of a future natural gas budget plan. (PIER NG funding) Contact: Michael Ferreira (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

12. Guidehouse Inc.

Proposed resolution approving Agreement 500-20-003 with Guidehouse Inc. for a $477,237 contract to produce a long-term natural gas research strategy to help achieve California's aggressive decarbonization goals, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The strategy will produce prioritized research recommendations that will inform the CEC's Natural Gas Research Program. Research conducted under this program will assist California's transition to a net-zero carbon natural gas system. (PIER NG funding) Contact: Kevin Uy (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

13. GFO-20-503 - Strategic Pathways and Analytics for Tactical Decommissioning of Portions of Natural Gas Infrastructure.

Decommissioning of Portions of Natural Gas Infrastructure.
The purpose of this solicitation is to fund the development of multidisciplinary, strategic approaches for stakeholders and decision makers to determine where natural gas infrastructure retreat is plausible, economically viable, and ratepayer supported. Researchers will analyze and develop strategic pathways by working with utilities, natural gas customers, and community outreach partners for future pilot demonstrations and decommissioning parts of the natural gas distribution system. (PIER NG funding) Contact: Reta Ortiz (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

  1. The RAND Corporation. Proposed resolution approving Agreement PIR-20-008 with The RAND Corporation for a $964,721 grant to fund research to develop an analytical framework to identify locations in Southern California where decommissioning can occur in an equitable, cost-effective way, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. Using detailed models of the gas system with data on the socioeconomic conditions of candidate communities, the team will evaluate different decommissioning sites and approaches in the Southern California Gas Company service territory.
  2. Energy and Environmental Economics, Inc. (E3). Proposed resolution approving Agreement PIR-20-009 with E3 for a $1,000,000 grant to fund research that will identify opportunities and barriers to achieve gas system cost reductions through tactical decommissioning of portions of Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s natural gas system, and to set community priorities and paths forward on electrification and tactical gas decommissioning in up to three proposed pilot locations in East Bay Community Energy’s service territory, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.

14. Entrepreneurial Ecosystem.

The purpose of the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem is to support clean energy companies by connecting them with the funding, training, resources, and expertise needed to help turn technologies and concepts into products that benefit consumers, companies, and utilities. In 2016, the CEC launched the foundational elements of the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem – four Regional Energy Innovation Clusters, which provide technical and business development support, and the California Sustainable Energy Entrepreneur Development (CalSEED) Initiative, which provides small grants to early stage companies. The result has been a statewide effort that provides entrepreneurs with access to the networks, funding opportunities, mentoring, facilities, and expertise needed to take their inventions from the idea stage to the impact stage. These agreements will continue and expand on the success of the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem. (EPIC funding) Contact: Anthony Ng (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

  1. Cleantech San Diego Association. Proposed resolution approving Amendment 1 to Agreement EPC-15-030 with Cleantech San Diego Association to continue and expand the successful San Diego Regional Energy Innovation Cluster program established under this agreement by augmenting the budget with  $5,000,000, and adopting staff's determination that this project is exempt from CEQA. The amendment will update the Scope of Work and extend the agreement term by five years to enable the San Diego Regional Energy Innovation Cluster to continue to provide commercialization support services to clean energy entrepreneurship in San Diego, Imperial, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties. This program will leverage the region's universities, industries, businesses, economic development organizations, and other key stakeholder groups to foster collaboration across the private public-academic landscape.
  2. Activate Global Inc. Proposed resolution approving Amendment 4 to Agreement EPC-15-032 with Activate Global, Inc. to augment the budget with $4,980,000, update the Scope of Work, and extend the agreement term by five years, and adopting staff's determination that this project is exempt from CEQA. This amendment will provide continued support to the Cyclotron Road program, which provides commercialization support services to clean energy entrepreneurs developing breakthrough materials and hardware devices in energy efficiency, energy storage, distribution, grid management, and power generation. Cyclotron Road provides entrepreneurs access to world-class laboratory facilities and key services, such as business model development, customer discovery, and intellectual property protection to enable energy entrepreneurs in the Bay Area.
  3. California State University, Fresno Foundation. Proposed resolution approving Amendment 2 to Agreement EPC-15-038 with California State University, Fresno Foundation to augment the budget with $5,000,000, update the Scope of Work and extend the agreement term by five years, and adopting staff's determination that this project is exempt from CEQA. This amendment will continue and expand the successful Central Valley Regional Energy Innovation Cluster program established under this agreement, allowing the cluster to provide clean energy entrepreneurs with access to a regional energy-water-food nexus incubator and commercialization services in California's Central Valley and North State regions that includes technology evaluation, proof-of-concept validation, and advisory support as well as opportunities to connect with investors, industry leaders, and potential customers. 
  4. Los Angeles Cleanteach Incubator. Proposed resolution approving Amendment 3 to Agreement EPC-16-015 with the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator to augment the budget with $4,999,247, update the Scope of Work, and extend the agreement term by five years, and adopting staff's determination that this project is exempt from CEQA. This amendment will build on the success of the initial funding award that established the Los Angeles Regional Energy Innovation Cluster program, and will continue and expand the commercialization support services provided by the cluster program to clean energy entrepreneurs in Orange, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. Under the Los Angeles Regional Energy Innovation Cluster program, the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator and its partners will continue to provide and coordinate key services, assistance, resources, and infrastructure needed by entrepreneurs and researchers developing breakthrough technologies in energy efficiency, energy st! orage, transportation electrification and renewable generation. 
  5. California Clean Energy Fund DBA CalCEF Ventures. Proposed resolution approving Amendment 2 to Agreement 300-15-007 with California Clean Energy Fund dba CalCEF Ventures to augment the budget with $33,000,000, update the Scope of Work, and extend the agreement term by four years, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. This amendment will continue and expand the successful CalSEED Initiative program established under this agreement. Of the $33 million, $12.7 million is immediately available and the remaining $20.3 million will be available contingent upon CPUC approval of future EPIC funding. CalSEED provides seed funding, mentoring, technical consulting, and business development services to support clean energy entrepreneurs and research teams to develop breakthrough solutions that will benefit California's investor owned utility electric ratepayers and help achieve the goals of SB 100.

15. GFO-20-304 - Evaluation of Bi-Directional Energy Transfer and Distributed Energy Resource Integration for Medium and Heavy-Duty Fleet Electrification.

The purpose of this solicitation is to fund technology demonstration research projects that evaluate resilience, renewable integration, and cost management use cases for integrating distributed energy resources with medium- and heavy-duty battery EV charging. (EPIC funding) Contact: Ben Wender (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

  1. TA Operating LLC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-20-042 with TA Operating LLC for a $4,000,000 grant to design, develop, and deploy an advanced charging solution for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The project will integrate publicly accessible medium- and heavy-duty fast chargers with battery storage, a hydrogen fuel cell, and solar PV to power opportunity and overnight charging for fleets at the TA Travel Center in Ontario, California.
  2. Sysco Riverside, Inc. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-20-046 with Sysco Riverside, Inc. (Sysco) for a $4,000,000 grant to deploy a modular distributed energy resource system including onsite solar PV generation, a battery energy storage system, and an advanced energy management system, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. This project will power 40 new electric heavy-duty trucks and charging infrastructure at Sysco's Riverside distribution warehouse, helping accelerate market adoption.

16. GFO-20-309 - ACEE Program: Advancing and Commercializing Energy Efficiency in California’s Industrial, Agricultural, and Water Sectors.

The purpose of this solicitation is to identify and demonstrate emerging energy saving technologies for California's dairy and wastewater treatment facilities that will reduce electricity use, GHGs, and other emissions. (EPIC funding) Contact: Michael Lozano (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

  1. The Regents of The University of California, on Behalf of The Davis Campus. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-20-043 with The Regents of the University of California, on behalf of the Davis campus for a $1,529,705 grant to develop, test, and demonstrate a controller to minimize electricity and water consumption for cooling dairy cows to reduce heat stress, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.
  2. Zira Group Inc. DBA Lightapp. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-20-047 with Zira Group Inc. DBA Lightapp for a $4,227,648 grant to demonstrate and deploy advanced energy management software solutions that leverage artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other data to maximize energy efficiency at California dairy processing facilities, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.
  3. Enpowered Solutions, LLC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-20-045 with Enpowered Solutions, LLC for a $1,638,868 grant to demonstrate an energy management system using artificial intelligence to optimize energy efficiency and plant utility control systems in five California industrial dairy facilities, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.
  4. Caliskaner Water Technologies, Inc. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-20-044 with Caliskaner Water Technologies, Inc. for a $4,000,000 grant to design, install, demonstrate, and evaluate advanced primary and advanced secondary treatment technologies at a California wastewater treatment facility, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. This project will be the first application of these combined technologies to reduce electrical energy consumption and GHG emissions while increasing treatment performance and capacity.
  5. Gate 5 Energy Partners, Inc. Proposed resolution adopting CEQA Findings and approving the grant agreement for the demonstration of Gate 5 Energy Partners, Inc.’s advanced primary and secondary wastewater treatment technology.
    1. CEQA Findings. Proposed resolution finding that based on the lead agency Santa Margarita Water District’s December 20, 2013 Final Initial Study (as revised on February 5, 2014), Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND), Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Plan (MMRP), and Resolution No. 2014-02-03 approving and adopting the MND and MMRP, the proposed project presents no new significant or substantially more severe environmental impacts beyond those already considered.
    2. Proposed resolution approving agreement EPC-20-048 with Gate 5 Energy Partners, Inc. for a $1,603,779 grant to develop and demonstrate an advanced primary and secondary wastewater treatment with energy-positive solids management. The demonstration will include verification of the proposed technology’s performance and benefits, including reduced energy use and cost, compared to conventional pre-demonstration operations as well as knowledge transfer activities to encourage the commercialization of this technology. 

17. Minutes.

Possible approval of the May 12, 2021 business meeting minutes.

18. 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. 

19. Executive Director’s Report.

20. Public Advisor's Report.

21. 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.

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 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, Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, Division Four, Case No. A157299).
    3. State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission v. Electricore, Inc. and ZeroTruck (Sacramento County Superior Court, Case No. 34-2016-00204586-CU-BC-GDS).
    4. State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission v. HyGen Industries, Inc (Sacramento County Superior Court, Case No. 34- 2019-00252543-CU-BC-GDS).
    5. Olson-Ecologic Testing Laboratories, LLC v. CEC. (Orange County Superior Court, Case No. 30-2019-01115513-CU-BC-CJC).
    6. Interlink Products International, Inc. v. Xavier Becerra, Drew Bohan, Melissa Rae King (United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, Case No. 2:20-cv-02283).
    7. Southern California Gas Company v. California State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission (Sacramento County Superior Court, Case No. 34-2021-80003576-CU-WM-GDS).
  2. 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. 

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2021-06-03
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Date Time: June 3, 2021 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Topic: New Efficiency Regulations for Dedicated Purpose Pool Pumps

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2021-06-01
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 21-BSTD-01 have been published:

Docket Number: 21-BSTD-01
Project Title: 2022 Energy Code Update Rulemaking
TN Number: 238060
Title: California Lighting Technology Center, UC Davis Comments - Opposition to proposed code change - Exception 4 to Section 130,2(c)3
Description:
Filer: California Lighting Technology Center, UC Davis
Organization: California Lighting Technology Center, UC Davis
Role: Public
Submission Date: 6/1/2021 9:53:24 AM
Docketed Date: 6/1/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 3

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2021-05-28
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 21-BSTD-01 have been published:

Docket Number: 21-BSTD-01
Project Title: 2022 Energy Code Update Rulemaking
TN Number: 238043
Title: May 27, 2021 Staff Presentation at the Lead Commissioner Hearing
Description: Collected presentations made by staff at the May 27, 2021 Lead Commissioner Hearing on the proposed 2022 Energy Code.
Filer: Adrian Ownby
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Energy Commission
Submission Date: 5/28/2021 1:28:37 PM
Docketed Date: 5/28/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 122

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2021-05-27
Location: Webinar
Description:

Join the California Energy Commission on May 27, 2021, to discuss the new efficiency regulations for replacement dedicated purpose pool pump motors. The standards become effective June 19, 2021. Topics to be covered include the scope, definitions, test method, performance requirements, and marking and certification requirements.

Date Time: May 27, 2021, 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Topic: New Efficiency Regulations for Replacement Dedicated Purpose Pool Pump Motors

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2021-05-27
Location: Webinar
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Join the California Energy Commission on May 27, 2021, to discuss the new efficiency regulations for replacement dedicated purpose pool pump motors. The standards become effective June 19, 2021. Topics to be covered include the scope, definitions, test method, performance requirements, and marking and certification requirements.

Date Time: May 27, 2021, 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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2021-05-27
Location: Webinar
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Join the California Energy Commission on May 27, 2021, to discuss the new efficiency regulations for replacement dedicated purpose pool pump motors. The standards become effective June 19, 2021. Topics to be covered include the scope, definitions, test method, performance requirements, and marking and certification requirements.

Date Time: May 27, 2021, 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Topic: New Efficiency Regulations for Replacement Dedicated Purpose Pool Pump Motors

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2021-05-25
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 21-BSTD-01 have been published:

Docket Number: 21-BSTD-01
Project Title: 2022 Energy Code Update Rulemaking
TN Number: 237973
Title: May 24, 2021 Staff Presentation at the Lead Commissioner Hearing
Description: Collected presentations made by staff at the May 24, 2021 Lead Commissioner Hearing on the proposed 2022 Energy Code.
Filer: Adrian Ownby
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 5/25/2021 9:01:56 AM
Docketed Date: 5/25/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 126

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2021-05-24
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 21-BSTD-01 have been published:

Docket Number: 21-BSTD-01
Project Title: 2022 Energy Code Update Rulemaking
TN Number: 237941
Title: Correction Notice of Lead Commissioner Hearings, 2022 Energy Code
Description: ***This document supersedes TN #237743.*** It updates the Zoom meeting link. No other changes were made. May 24, 27, 28, 2021; 9 a.m. - The California Energy Commission (CEC) will host three remote-access hearing led by the CEC's lead commissioner for energy efficiency, Commissioner J. Andrew McAllister
Filer: Amber Beck
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 5/24/2021 10:12:08 AM
Docketed Date: 5/24/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 4

2021-05-14
Location: Califoria
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: 237797
Title: Notice of Proposed Action for Portable Electric Spas
Description: Notice of Proposed Action (NOPA) for portable electric spas appliance efficiency rulemaking.
Filer: Jessica Lopez
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 5/14/2021 9:05:45 AM
Docketed Date: 5/14/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 9

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2021-05-14
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: 237816
    Title: Economic and Fiscal Impact Statement for Portable Electric Spas
    Description: This document supersedes TN 237799.
    Filer: Jessica Lopez
    Organization: California Energy Commission
    Role: Commission Staff
    Submission Date: 5/14/2021 4:01:23 PM
    Docketed Date: 5/14/2021
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Document
    Page(s): 5

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2021-05-14
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: 237796
Title: Express Terms for Portable Electric Spas
Description: Express Terms (45-day language) for portable electric spas appliance efficiency rulemaking.
Filer: Jessica Lopez
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 5/14/2021 9:05:45 AM
Docketed Date: 5/14/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 16

Thank you

2021-05-14
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: 237795
Title: Initial Statement of Reasons for Portable Electric Spas
Description: Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) for portable electric spas appliance efficiency rulemaking.
Filer: Jessica Lopez
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 5/14/2021 9:05:45 AM
Docketed Date: 5/14/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 10

Thank you.

2021-05-14
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: 237799
Title: Economic and Fiscal Impact Statement for Portable Electric Spas
Description: Economic and fiscal impact statement (standard form 399) for portable electric spas appliance efficiency rulemaking.
Filer: Jessica Lopez
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 5/14/2021 10:56:04 AM
Docketed Date: 5/14/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 5

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2021-05-14
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: 237794
Title: Staff Paper - Proposed Test Procedure and Labeling Requirements for Portable Electric Spas
Description: Staff paper for portable electric spas appliance efficiency rulemaking.
Filer: Jessica Lopez
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 5/14/2021 9:05:45 AM
Docketed Date: 5/14/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 32

Thank you.

2021-05-13
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 21-BSTD-01 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 21-BSTD-01
    Project Title: 2022 Energy Code Update Rulemaking
    TN Number: 237789
    Title: Integrated Pumped Refrigerant and Economizer for Computer Rooms
    Description: Document Relied Upon. Integrated Pumped Refrigerant Economizer for Computer Rooms, Prepared by VERTIV
    Filer: Corrine Fishman
    Organization: California Energy Commission
    Role: Commission Staff
    Submission Date: 5/13/2021 12:47:15 PM
    Docketed Date: 5/13/2021
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Document
    Page(s): 48

Thank you.

2021-05-13
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 21-BSTD-01 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 21-BSTD-01
    Project Title: 2022 Energy Code Update Rulemaking
    TN Number: 237790
    Title: Vertiv Comments - Vertiv - Updated Integrated Pumped Refrigerant Economizer
    Description: Document Relied Upon. Vertiv Comments - Vertiv - Updated Integrated Pumped Refrigerant Economizer - Note: 19-BSTD-03 is a closed docket.
    Filer: Corrine Fishman
    Organization: California Energy Commission
    Role: Commission Staff
    Submission Date: 5/13/2021 12:47:15 PM
    Docketed Date: 5/13/2021
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Document
    Page(s): 57

Thank you.

2021-05-12
Location: California
Description:

Business Meeting Agenda

May 12, 2021
10 a.m.

participation instructions below, after line Items

The California Energy Commission’s (CEC) May 12, 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. School Bus Replacement for California Public School Districts, County Offices of Education, and Joint Power Authorities – GFO-17-607. The purpose of this solicitation is to replace California’s oldest and dirtiest diesel school buses with all new battery-electric buses and install supporting charging infrastructure. (Clean Energy Job Creation Fund and Clean Transportation Program funding.) Contact: Ian Baird

    1. Chowchilla Elementary School District. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-20-011 with Chowchilla Elementary School District for a $381,184 grant to replace one 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 the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

    2. Soledad Unified School District. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-20-012 with Soledad Unified School District for a $392,009 grant to replace one 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.

  2. Subpoena for Provision of Data. Proposed order approving a subpoena directing the California Independent System Operator to provide data needed by CEC staff to evaluate generation and transmission outages, congestion, and load in assessing resource adequacy and system reliability. Contact: Christopher McLean

  3. Reappoint Two Members to the Disadvantaged Communities Advisory Group (DACAG). The purpose of the DACAG pursuant to Senate Bill 350 (De León, Chapter 547, Statutes of 2015) is to review and provide advice on proposed clean energy and pollution reduction programs and determine whether those proposed programs will be effective and useful in disadvantaged communities. Members of the DACAG may serve up to three consecutive staggered two-year terms. Five members’ terms begin April 1 and end March 31 of even-numbered years, and five members’ terms begin April 1 and end March 31 of odd-numbered years. Contact: Noemí Gallardo

    1. Reappointment of Stephanie Chen: Stephanie was appointed to the DACAG in April 2018. After her first two-year term, the CEC and CPUC extended her term one additional year, through March 2021. She seeks to be re-appointed and is eligible to serve two more terms.

    2. Reappointment of Román Partida-Lopez: Román was appointed to the DACAG in July 2020 to finish the term of another member that ended in March 2021. He seeks to be re-appointed and is eligible to serve three more terms.

  4. Electricity Demand Forecasts. Proposed resolution approving Forms and Instructions for Submitting Electricity Demand Forecasts in support of the 2021 Integrated Energy Policy Report. Obligated load-serving entities are instructed to provide the CEC with load data, economic and demographic projections, and other data related to electricity demand for historical years 2019 to 2020 and forecast years 2021 to 2032. Contact: Kelvin Ke

  5. Electricity Resource Plans. Proposed resolution approving Forms and Instructions for Submitting Electricity Resource Plans in support of the 2021 Integrated Energy Policy Report. Obligated load-serving entities are instructed to provide the CEC with energy and capacity requirements, generating resources projections, and other data related to electricity resource plans for historical years 2019 to 2020 and forecast years 2021 to 2030. Contact: Robert Kennedy

2.    Diversity Commitment Update.

Staff will present highlights of investment programs and efforts to accomplish the CEC’s Diversity Commitment to increase participation of and benefits to small and diverse business enterprises in funding programs and increase the participation of and benefits to disadvantaged communities through programs and policies. Contact: Noemí Gallardo (Staff Presentation: 30 minutes)

3.    CA3 Backup Generating Facility (21-SPPE-01).

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 April 12, 2021, by Vantage Data Services for the proposed CA3 Backup Generating Facility (CA3) at 2590 Walsh Avenue in Santa Clara, California. CA3 would consist of 44 2.75 megawatt (MW) diesel-fired generators to provide up to 96 MW of backup emergency generation for the associated CA3 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: Eric Knight (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

4.    Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES) Virtual Environment (VE) Approved Computer Compliance Program for 2019 Title 24, Part 6 Nonresidential, Version 1.0.

Proposed resolution approving IES VE Title 24 2019 Version 1.0, by Integrated Environmental Solutions Limited, as an alternative calculation method for demonstrating performance compliance with the nonresidential provisions of the 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards, California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 1 and Part 6. Contact: RJ Wichert (Staff Presentation: 10 minutes)

5.    Energy Conservation Assistance Act Loan Program (ECAA).

Proposed resolutions approving three loans: one ECAA-Ed loan to a local educational agency (LEA) at zero percent interest and two ECAA loans to municipalities at one percent interest to finance energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. (Clean Energy Job Creation Fund, ECAA-Ed Funding, and ECAA Funding) Contact: Matt Jones (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

  1. Ravenswood City School District (ECAA-Ed Funding). Proposed resolution approving Agreement 016-20-ECG with Ravenswood City School District for a $2,925,948 zero-interest loan to retrofit lighting with LEDs and install 527 kW solar photovoltaic (PV) arrays. Approval to adopt staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The proposed PV projects are estimated to generate a combined total of 823,564 kWh of electricity and the LED lighting projects are estimated to save annually 140,166 kWh and $158,279. The loan repayment term is approximately 18.5 years.

  2. City of Ferndale (ECAA Funding). Proposed resolution approving Agreement 002-20-ECI with the City of Ferndale for a $203,200 loan at one percent interest to install interior and exterior LED lighting at one city-owned facility and install rooftop solar PV systems totaling 56.6 kW at two city-owned buildings. Approval to adopt staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The proposed project is estimated to save annually 77,760 kWh and $14,827. The loan repayment term is approximately 13.7 years.

  3. Mariposa County (ECAA Funding). Proposed resolution approving Agreement 003-20-ECI with Mariposa County for a $2,838,826 loan at one percent interest to install LED lighting at eight county sites and install carport solar PV systems totaling 376 kW at four separate county facilities. Approval to adopt staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The proposed project is estimated to save annually 919,257 kWh and $190,823. The loan repayment term is approximately 14.9 years.

6.    The University of California, Davis.

Proposed resolution approving Agreement 600-20-009 with The Regents of the University of California, on behalf of the Davis campus to award a $125,000 contract to study the role of light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicles and infrastructure in a California hydrogen transition, and adopting staff's recommendation that this action is exempt from CEQA. (Clean Transportation Program funding) Contact: Miki Crowell (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

7.    Zero-Emission Transit Fleet Infrastructure Deployment (GFO-20-602).

The purpose of this solicitation is to fund the electric vehicle charging or hydrogen refueling infrastructure needed to support the large-scale conversion of transit bus fleets to zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) at multiple transit agencies serving diverse geographic regions and populations. (Clean Transportation Program funding) Contact: Esther Odufuwa (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

  1. North County Transit District. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-20-013 with North County Transit District for a $4,013,750 grant to design and build a hydrogen fueling station, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.

  2. SunLine Transit Agency. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-20-014 with SunLine Transit Agency for a $4,986,250 grant to expand their existing heavy-duty hydrogen fueling infrastructure to include a new stand-alone liquid hydrogen station to support current and future transit fueling needs, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.

8.    Skyven Technologies, Inc.

Proposed resolution approving Agreement PIR-20-005 with Skyven Technologies, Inc. for a $1,479,000 grant to fund the development of a high concentration PV and thermal system for solar combined heat and power in industrial applications, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The project will support decarbonization of California's commercial and industrial sectors and reduce dependence on natural gas by using high-concentration secondary optics and water-cooled PV cells to simultaneously produce electricity and hot water that is cost competitive with electric and natural gas rates. (PIER NG funding) Contact: Baldomero Lasam (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

9.    AgMonitor Inc.

Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-20-036 with AgMonitor Inc. for a $349,972 grant to expand the recipient's innovative software-as-a-service technology, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The software technology will help California growers irrigate outside of peak demand periods and achieve permanent load shifting. The technology will be deployed on at least 10,000 acres of farmland and will achieve at least 7 MW of load shifting over the agreement term. (EPIC funding) Contact: Anish Gautam (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

10. Bringing Rapid Innovation Development to Green Energy: (GFO-20-301).

The purpose of this solicitation is to fund the continued development, specifically in applied research or technology demonstration and deployment, of high-potential, high-impact energy technologies that are too early for significant private-sector investment. (EPIC funding) Contact: Michael Ferreira (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

  1. Stasis Energy Group LLC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-20-037 with Stasis Energy Group LLC for a $1,634,740 grant to demonstrate its Thermal Energy Storage Systems (TESS) at 10 commercial buildings, with more than half of the demonstration sites located in disadvantaged or low-income communities, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The proposed TESS uses a bio-based phase change material which stores energy harvested from the HVAC system during daily cooling operations and releases the energy during the costliest electricity generation periods of the day. In addition, the TESS cloud-connected controller can optimize thermal storage use, manage comfort settings for building occupants, and provide real-time and historical data on installed units.

  2. EPC Power Corp. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-20-039 with EPC Power Corp. for a $3,499,532 grant to fund the design and construction of an innovative integrated power electronics/energy storage system to serve the grid-tied energy storage market, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The system will be rated for 1 MW power and 1 MWh energy and use repurposed, second-life EV packs. The recipient will conduct a one-year technology demonstration at a facility in a disadvantaged community in San Joaquin County, California.

11. Evaluation of Bi-Directional Energy Transfer and Distributed Energy Resource Integration for Medium and Heavy-Duty Fleet Electrification (GFO-20-304).

The purpose of this solicitation is to fund Technology Demonstration & Deployment research projects that evaluate resilience, renewable integration, and cost management use cases for medium- and heavy-duty (MDHD) battery electric vehicles (BEVs). Funding is available for projects that advance hardware or software tools for managed bidirectional energy transfer from electric school buses (Group 1); or advance hardware or software to integrate MDHD BEVs and charging equipment in a behind-the-meter distributed energy resource (DER) package that includes distributed generation, stationary storage, and an energy management system (Groups 2-3). (EPIC Funding) Contact: Elise Ersoy (Staff Presentation: 10 minutes)

  1. MOEV Inc. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-20-038 with MOEV Inc. for a $3,319,387 grant to demonstrate an artificial intelligence based fleet charging management system with DERs including electric transit buses, charging stations, a battery energy storage system, and solar PV, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The demonstration will be used to evaluate the potential for the artificial intelligence charging management system to optimize the management of DERs to reduce costs, increase the use of renewable energy sources, and provide grid resilience.

  2. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-20-040 with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for a $4,000,000 grant to design, construct, and study an electric school bus depot charging system, featuring a novel and efficient direct current-coupled topology with an integrated solar canopy and stationary storage, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. Such a system caters to the scalability of EV charging depots because it requires no power from the utility and can also power a resilience hub.

12.  Food Production Investment Program 2020 (GFO-20-307).

The purpose of this solicitation is to fund energy technologies at California food processing facilities which reduce energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. (FPIP funding) Contact: Cyrus Ghandi (Staff Presentation: 10 minutes)

  1. Blue Diamond Growers. Proposed resolution approving Agreement FPI-20-002 with Blue Diamond Growers for a $340,093 grant to fund the installation of an advanced, energy efficient air compressor system at the recipient's almond processing facility, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The new system will include more efficient equipment and advanced controls resulting in reduced GHG emissions and electricity consumption.

  2. Pacific Coast Producers. Proposed resolution approving an Agreement FPI-20-003 with Pacific Coast Producers for a $138,110 grant to install an optimized compressed air system at the recipient's tomato processing facility, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. Optimization will be achieved by installing a high-efficiency air compressor, air dryer, filters, variable frequency drives, and a larger air storage tank, which enables lower system pressure and requires less energy to maintain. This project will result in reduced electricity consumption, GHG emissions, and operating costs.

  3. Jessie Lord Bakery, LLC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement FPI-20-004 with Jessie Lord Bakery, LLC for a $5,494,374 grant to replace and retrofit inefficient equipment including refrigeration and hot water systems to reduce GHG emissions at the recipient's baked products facility, 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.

  4. Baker Commodities, Inc. Proposed resolution approving Agreement FPI-20-005 with Baker Commodities, Inc. for a $857,350 grant to fund the installation of boilers and insulation at the recipient’s animal food production facility, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The project will replace existing boilers and add insulation to holding tanks used in the cooking process which will improve efficiency and reduce heat loss, natural gas use, and GHG emissions. The project is expected to benefit priority populations through criteria pollutant emission reductions.

  5. WWF Operating Company, LLC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement FPI-20-006 with WWF Operating Company, LLC for a $283,500 grant to fund the installation of state-of-the-art steam traps at the recipient's dairy processing facility, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The project will replace 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.

  6. Campbell Soup Supply Company L.LC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement FPI-20-007 with Campbell Soup Supply Company L.L.C. for a $899,588 grant to retrofit an existing double effect evaporator at the recipient's tomato processing facility, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. This project will add a new evaporator vessel, pumps, modifications to existing structural platforms, vapor lines, condensate piping systems, and electrical and controls. The new high-efficiency system will support the company’s sustainability goals, reduce operating costs, improve energy efficiency, and reduce natural gas use and GHG emissions.

  7. & J. Gallo Winery. Proposed resolution approving Agreement FPI-20-008 with E. & J. Gallo Winery for a $769,861 grant to install a high-efficiency compressor system at its Livingston winery and a low-GWP low-charge ammonia refrigeration system at its St. Helena winery, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. This project will result in reduced electricity consumption, GHG emissions, and operating costs.

13. Local Building Energy Efficiency Standards Application (19-BSTD-06).

Consideration and possible adoption of resolutions regarding three separate applications submitted by local jurisdictions for ordinances that contain building energy efficiency standards exceeding the energy efficiency requirements of the 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Part 6). Contact: Danuta Drozdowicz (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

  1. City of Piedmont. New ordinance that contains requirements that low-rise residential projects with a value over $25,000 include certain energy efficiency measures and that any newly constructed low-rise residential building be an all-electric building.

  2. City of Albany. New ordinance that contains requirements that newly constructed buildings meet or exceed specified Energy Design Rating or Compliance Margins.

  3. City of San Carlos. New ordinance that contains requirements for solar ready buildings and solar panel systems requirements for non-residential and new buildings, as well as requirements for all-electric newly constructed buildings with exceptions allowed for applications such as cooking and fireplaces.

14. Minutes.

Possible approval of the April 14, 2021 business meeting minutes.

15. 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.

16. Executive Director’s Report.

17. Public Advisor's Report.

18. 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.

19. Chief Counsel's Report.

  1. Pursuant to Government Code section 11126, subdivision (e), the CEC may adjourn to closed session with its legal counsel to discuss any of the following matters to which 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, Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, Division Four, Case No. A157299).

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

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

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

    6. Interlink Products International, Inc. v. Xavier Becerra, Drew Bohan, Melissa Rae King (United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, Case No. 2:20-cv-02283).

    7. Southern California Gas Company v. California State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission (Sacramento County Superior Court, Case No. 34-2021-80003576-CU-WM-GDS).

  2. Pursuant to Government Code sections 11126, subdivisions (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.

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2021-05-11
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 21-BSTD-01
Project Title: 2022 Energy Code Update Rulemaking
TN Number: 237776
Title: Nonresidential PV and Battery Storage Measure Proposal
Description: Document Relied Upon. Contractor Measure Proposal #2022-NONRES-PV-D. Authors: Rahul Athalye, John Arent, Roger Hedrick, Nikhil Kapur, Axaule Sultanova, Ben Lalor, Silas Taylor, Michael Sontag, Snuller Price, Jun Zhang, Emily Peterson, Brian Conlon, and Sierra Spencer. January 2021.
Filer: Adrian Ownby
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 5/11/2021 8:59:23 AM
Docketed Date: 5/11/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s):

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2021-04-27
Location: California
Description:

Please accept our apology for sending this again, but it was brought to our attention that this is a California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) document and not an Energy Code Ace document. All information below is correct. - Web Team

Daylight Harvesting for Commercial Buildings Guide - California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) document is now available.

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2021-04-27
Location: California
Description:

Daylight Harvesting for Commercial Buildings Guide - Energy Code Ace Document is now available.

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2021-04-22
Location: California
Description:

Available on our website:

Presentation - 2019 Energy Standards Commissioning

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2021-04-12
Location: California
Description:

Revised April 14, 2021, Business Meeting Agenda

Line Item 9: School Energy Efficiency Stimulus (SEES) (20-RENEW-01) was removed.

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2021-04-08
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: 237397
    Title: FINAL STATEMENT OF REASONS Computers and Computer Monitors
    Description:
    Filer: Soheila Pasha
    Organization: California Energy Commission
    Role: Commission Staff
    Submission Date: 4/8/2021 3:51:28 PM
    Docketed Date: 4/8/2021
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Document
    Page(s): 2

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2021-04-08
Location: California
Description:

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

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2021-04-08
Location: California
Description:

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

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2021-04-08
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: 237401
    Title: Compliance Advisory for Computers and Computer Monitors
    Description:
    Filer: Soheila Pasha
    Organization: California Energy Commission
    Role: Commission Staff
    Submission Date: 4/8/2021 4:10:28 PM
    Docketed Date: 4/8/2021
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Document
    Page(s): 2

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2021-04-05
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 20-FDAS-01
Project Title: Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
TN Number: 237374
Title: Broc Wayland Comments - Dishwasher delay
Description:
Filer: System
Organization: Broc Wayland
Role: Public
Submission Date: 4/4/2021 8:37:46 AM
Docketed Date: 4/5/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 1

2021-04-05
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 20-FDAS-01
Project Title: Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
TN Number: 237375
Title: Stefanie Wayland Comments - Delay start for appliances
Description:
Filer: System
Organization: Stefanie Wayland
Role: Public
Submission Date: 4/4/2021 7:35:13 AM
Docketed Date: 4/5/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 1

2021-04-02
Location: California
Description:

Instructions for remote participation can be found below and by clicking here.

The California Energy Commission’s (CEC) April 14, 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. Clean Energy States Alliance, Inc. (CESA) Proposed resolution approving Agreement 500-20-002 with CESA for a $100,000 contract to renew the CEC’s annual CESA Core Membership for two years. This membership provides the CEC a seat on the CESA Board of Directors, representing the interests of California and the CEC and highlighting key CEC programs. 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. (ERPA funding) Contact: Edgar Rodriguez
  2. TRB and Associates, Inc. Proposed resolution approving Agreement 800-20-004 with TRB and Associates, Inc. for a $0 contract to provide Delegate Chief Building Official (DCBO) services for the SEGS VIII and IX (88-AFC-01 and 89-AFC-01) regarding the construction of a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS). TRB and Associates, Inc. will carry out BESS construction plan review and the inspection of the construction activities to ensure compliance with reasonable construction practices and safety requirements on behalf of the CEC. TRB and Associates, Inc. will be compensated by Terra-Gen, the project owner of the SEGS VIII and IX. (N/A funding) Contact: Anwar Ali

2.    Proposed Adoption of 2020 Integrated Energy Policy Report Update (IEPR), Volume II on Microgrids (20-IEPR-01).

Proposed resolution approving the 2020 Integrated Energy Policy Report Update, Volume II: The Role of Microgrids in California’s Clean and Resilient Energy Future, Lessons Learned from the California Energy Commission’s Research (CEC-100-2020-001-V2-CMF). Public Resources Code, section 25301 requires the CEC 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. 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)

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

Request to Terminate the CEC certification for the IEEC located in Menifee, California. IEEC, an 800-megawatt (MW) base load gas fired power plant, was licensed by the CEC on December 17, 2003. Condition of Certification COM-12 requires that the CEC approve the closure plan prior to termination of the license. On June 26, 2019, IEEC filed a closure plan that was approved by the CEC on December 11, 2019. Staff concludes the requirements of the closure plan have been met and terminating the license would not result in a significant adverse impact to the environment and would comply with applicable laws, ordinances, regulations, and standards. Contact: Eric Veerkamp (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

4.    Huntington Beach Energy Project (12-AFC-02C).

Possible approval of proposed order. Request to grant approval to modify Condition of Certification VIS-1 of the Huntington Beach Energy Project to replace the approved architectural screening structure (“spherical ball wall”) with a mural-based design treatment for screening and enhancing views of the project site. Staff concludes that the modifications to Condition of Certification VIS-1 meet the requirements of California Code of Regulations, title 20, section 1769.1(a) and would not result in a significant impact on the environment nor cause the project to fail to comply with applicable laws, ordinances, and regulations. Contact: Joseph Douglas (Staff Presentation: 10 minutes)

5.    Gilroy Backup Generating Facility (GBGF) (20-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 December 17, 2020 by Amazon Data Services for the proposed GBGF in Gilroy, California. The GBGF would consist of 50 2.5-MW diesel-fired generators to provide up to 96 MW of backup power for the associated GBGF building if electricity cannot be supplied by the utility, Pacific Gas & Electric. The CEC is the lead agency for the project under the Warren-Alquist Act and California Environmental Quality Act 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 Gilroy and other agencies. Contact: Steven Kerr (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

6. Report from Committee and Possible Additional Direction to Committee Regarding Progress on the Application for an SPPE for the Sequoia Backup Generating Facility (19-SPPE-03).

C1-Santa Clara, LLC filed an application for an SPPE that seeks an exemption from the CEC’s exclusive powerplant licensing jurisdiction for the Sequoia Backup Generating Facility. The Sequoia Backup Generating Facility consists 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 SPPE. At the January 25, 2021 business meeting, the CEC ordered that, in the absence of the issuance of a revised committee proposed decision, the Committee was to report at the April 2021 business meeting on progress made in resolving the remaining issues. After receiving the report from the Committee, the CEC may provide additional direction 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).

7.    Zero Code Petition Submitted by American Institute of Architects (AIA) California.

Consideration of a petition submitted by AIA California to amend California Code of Regulations, title 24, Part 11 (CALGreen) to include AIA’s proposed “Zero-Code of California.” The petition proposes to add a set of renewable energy measures to the voluntary CALGreen appendices. Contact: Will Vicent (Staff Presentation: 10 minutes)

8.    Requiring ATT Certification for Mechanical Acceptance Testing.

The CEC will consider a resolution finding that the threshold conditions enumerated in California Code of Regulations, title 24, section 10-103.2, subdivision (b) (part of the 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards) have been met, thereby triggering implementation of the mandatory requirement that any person performing a mechanical acceptance test required by the building energy efficiency standards must be certified as an acceptance test technician. Contact: Joe Loyer (Staff Presentation: 10 minutes)

9.    School Energy Efficiency Stimulus (SEES) (20-RENEW-01).

Proposed resolution adopting guidelines for the two SEES grant funding programs established under Assembly Bill 841 (Ting, Chapter 372, Statutes of 2020), and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The Program Guidelines provide the requirements for applicant and project eligibility and describe the application process, award distribution, and reporting requirements. Contact: Jonathan Fong (Staff Presentation: 10 minutes)

  1. School Reopening Ventilation and Energy Efficiency Verification and Repair (SRVEVR) Program. Proposed resolution approving the SRVEVR Program Guidelines. The purpose of the program is to provide funds to local educational agencies (LEAs) to assess, maintain, and repair HVAC units in California schools.
  2. School Noncompliant Plumbing Fixture and Appliance (SNPFA) Program. Proposed resolution approving the SNPFA Program Guidelines. The purpose of the program is to provide grants to LEAs and California state agencies to replace noncompliant plumbing fixtures and appliances.

10. Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) 2020 Annual Report.

Consideration and possible adoption of a resolution approving the EPIC 2020 Annual Report – Staff Report to be submitted to the Legislature and the California Public Utilities Commission on April 30, 2021.  Contact: Erik Stokes (Staff Presentation: 10 minutes)

11. Electric Vehicle (EV) Ready Communities Phase II – Blueprint Implementation – GFO-19-603

The purpose of this solicitation is to fund projects developed and identified in Phase I, Blueprint Development, of the EV Ready Communities Challenge to advance and support communities in their transition to zero-emission vehicles. (CTP funding) Contact: Kyle Corrigan (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

  1. Ventura County Regional Energy Alliance. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-20-009 with Ventura County Regional Energy Alliance for a $2,500,000 grant to implement various projects to support the adoption of EVs that were identified in their EV Ready Communities Challenge Blueprint, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.
  2. Kern Council of Governments. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-20-010 with the Kern Council of Governments for a $700,515 grant to implement various projects to support the adoption of EVs that were identified in their EV Ready Communities Challenge Blueprint, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. 

12. Discussion of Developing and Demonstrating Advanced Combustion Systems for The Industrial Sector – GFO-20-501.

The purpose of this solicitation is to develop and demonstrate economically viable advanced combustion systems to enhance the energy efficiency of boilers or furnaces for industrial plants. (PIER NG funding) Contact: Ilia Krupenich (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

  1. Gallo Glass Company. Proposed resolution approving Agreement PIR-20-006 with Gallo Glass Company for a $5,573,860 grant to demonstrate an economically viable advanced oxygen-enriched combustion system, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.
  2. Institute of Gas Technology DBA Gas Technology Institute. Proposed resolution approving Agreement PIR-20-007 with Gas Technology Institute for a $2,000,000 grant to demonstrate an innovative burner that utilizes more stable and clean flameless combustion for metals industry furnace applications, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.

13. Solar Heating, Cooling, and Power for Industrial and Commercial Applications - GFO-20-502.

The purpose of this solicitation is to fund research and development projects that will advance the development and technology readiness of concentrating and non-concentrating solar thermal technologies along with solar combined cooling, heating, and power technologies. The solicitation included two groups: 1) Advancing the development and market availability of solar thermal technologies; and 2) Innovative demonstration of combined heating, cooling, and power systems. (PIER NG funding) Contact: Baldomero Lasam (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

  1. Winston Cone Optics, Inc. Proposed resolution approving Agreement PIR-20-004 with Winston Cone Optics, Inc. for a $1,415,091 grant to develop a low-cost, high-efficiency solar thermal collector for industrial process heating, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The project will support decarbonization of California's commercial and industrial sectors and reduce dependence on natural gas by using a unique asymmetric non-imaging optical design and by scaling up the technology through iterative demonstrations.

14. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-20-025 with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for a $16,000,000 grant to establish the California Flexible Load Research and Deployment Hub to develop, demonstrate, and deploy multiple demand flexible technologies as electric grid resources, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. (EPIC funding) Contact: Matthew Fung (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

15. Technology & Investment Solutions, LLC.

Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-20-005 with Technology & Investment Solutions, LLC for a $1,766,775 grant to fund the field testing and performance validation of a pre-commercial hydrogen energy storage system to be installed at an existing anaerobic digestion facility, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The project will validate the ability of metal hydrides to store hydrogen in a long-duration energy storage application. (EPIC funding) Contact: Robin Goodhand (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

16. Rocky Mountain Institute. 

Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-20-023 with Rocky Mountain Institute for a grant up to $1,312,500, of which the CEC will provide $687,500 in grant funds at this time, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. CEC will provide up to an additional $625,000 contingent on future funding awards from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the approval of a future EPIC Investment Plan. This agreement is toa) design, build, and test a prefabricated all-electric integrated mechanical system that includes space conditioning and hot water heat pumps and advanced controls, and b) develop a nationwide advanced building construction consortium to increase demand and reduce costs for innovative building retrofits. The DOE has committed $5,500,000 towards this project with an additional $5,000,000 if future funds are awarded. (EPIC funding) Contact: Karen Perrin (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

17. Polaris Energy Services, Inc.

Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-20-019 with Polaris Energy Services, Inc. for a $2,884,912 grant to increase agricultural demand flexibility and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. This project will deploy enhanced automated irrigation pump controls to enable demand flexibility at agricultural sites in the Central Valley of California.(EPIC funding) Contact: Dustin Davis (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes).

18. OhmConnect, Inc.

Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-20-034 with OhmConnect, Inc. for a $3,000,000 grant to improve and expand its demand response engagement platform to achieve load reductions from residential participants, and approving staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The project will include enhanced functionality to improve residential customer interaction and participation, especially in under-resourced communities, to drop load when the electric grid is stressed. (EPIC funding) Contact: Brad Williams (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

19. Bridge 2020: Bringing Rapid Innovation Development to Green Energy –  GFO-20-301.

The purpose of this solicitation is to fund the continued development of high-potential, high-impact energy technologies that are too early for significant private-sector investment. (EPIC funding) Contact: Michael Ferreira (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

  1. All Power Labs, Inc. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-20-012 with All Power Labs, Inc. for a $3,287,890 grant to fund the development and operation of a novel dispatchable multi-modal biomass energy microgrid, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. This project will generate low-cost renewable electricity, thermal energy, and biochar with a unique scalable configuration, and demonstrate its commercial viability and business case. The microgrid configuration will be highly replicable and able to quickly scale, providing substantial cost, reliability, and climate mitigation benefits to California ratepayers and the residents of disadvantaged communities, while promoting California's statutory energy goals.
  2. Caban Systems, Inc. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-20-026 with Caban Systems, Inc. for a $1,095,264 grant to develop a state-of-the-art clean energy storage backup system to serve critical infrastructure facilities to mitigate the health and safety risks from planned and unplanned power outages, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The project will build upon Caban Systems, Inc.'s successful CEC-funded Modular Battery Platform Project by integrating a commercially available clean hydrogen fuel cell into its advanced modular lithium-ion battery pack to provide over 72 hours of clean back-up power.
  3. Cuberg, Inc. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-20-027 with Cuberg Inc. for a $3,499,525 grant to design and manufacture an ultra-safe, non-flammable lithium-metal cell battery technology, and adopting staff’s determination that this agreement is exempt from CEQA. The cell battery technology will be integrated into a lightweight, high-performance module acceptable for high energy-density applications such as long-range electric vehicles and electric aviation.
  4. Nextech Batteries, Inc. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-20-028 with NexTech Batteries, Inc. for a $2,996,782 grant to design and demonstrate a utility-scale battery energy storage system that utilizes a unique lithium-sulfur chemistry cell, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. This battery packages a non-cobalt design with improved energy progressive components and a battery management system to create a safe storage system with double the energy density and optimal cycle life of incumbent lithium-ion technology. The project will advance the production design of lithium-sulfur based cells, develop a highcapacity battery module prototype, and demonstrate grid-integration of the Lithium-Sulfur Battery Energy Storage System with the University of California, San Diego's microgrid.
  5. Freewire Technologies Inc. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-20-022 with FreeWire Technologies, Inc. for a $3,468,490 grant to finalize the development of its Boost Charger+ and Boost Charger 2.0 systems and demonstrate Boost Chargers at two project sites, including one in an under-resourced community, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The FreeWire Boost Charger 2.0 integrates battery storage with advanced communication and control technologies and power electronics to provide an ultra-fast EV charging technology product that will streamline installation of DC Fast Chargers, respond to grid conditions, and provide power for EV drivers during grid outages.

20. Ramp 2020: Realizing Accelerated Manufacturing and Production for Clean Energy Technologies – GFO-20-302.

The purpose of this solicitation is to provide technical and financial assistance to help clean energy entrepreneurs successfully advance their emerging best-of-class innovative technology to the Low-Rate Initial Production (LRIP) stage. LRIP is the first step in the transition from highly customized hand-built prototypes, which are used for performance testing and vetting the production process, to the final product mass-produced in the full-rate production phase. (EPIC funding) Contact: Benson Gilbert (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

  1. Clark Pacific Technology, LLC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-20-024 with Clark Pacific Technology, LLC for a $3,000,000 grant to fund the design and buildout of a pilot manufacturing line for a novel space conditioning system that integrates radiant heating and cooling and enables control systems with concrete slabs to create a high thermal mass radiant system using a prefabricated production process, and adopting staff's determination that this project is exempt from CEQA. The prefabrication method can help overcome market barriers to radiant heating and cooling systems by enabling the manufacturing of a product that is less labor intensive and higher quality while providing greater schedule certainty.
  2. Antora Energy, Inc. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-20-029 with Antora Energy, Inc. for a $2,999,695 grant to design and build out a pilot-scale manufacturing line for thermophotovoltaic cells that convert radiant heat into electricity, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The novel thermophotovoltaic cells are combined with inexpensive thermal storage to create a cost-effective long-duration energy storage system capable of providing 200 hours of capacity.
  3. Ubiquitous Energy, Inc. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-20-032 with Ubiquitous Energy, Inc. for a $2,997,343 grant to accelerate commercialization of their innovative window coating technology prototype by advancing the pilot-scale manufacturing line to meet market entry production requirements, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The transparent coating technology is applied directly to glass windowpanes to generate electricity and simultaneously provide high-energy efficiency by insulating the building from solar heat. Under this agreement, the recipient will develop and demonstrate manufacturing capabilities that achieve low-rate initial production levels.
  4. Halo Industries, Inc. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-20-033 with Halo Industries, Inc. for a $3,000,000 grant to bring a silicon carbide wafer manufacturing method into LRIP, and adopting staff's determination that this project is exempt from CEQA. This manufacturing method uses a patented laser-based slicing technology and dramatically lowers the cost of these wafers, which are necessary for advanced, next generation power electronics for a wide variety of applications. During the project, the recipient will complete manufacturing design and engineering work, develop a stable and scalable supply chain, and demonstrate the pilot production system.
  5. Opus 12 Incorporated. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-20-035 with Opus 12 Incorporated, for a $3,000,000 grant to scale production of Opus 12's innovative membrane electrode assemblies, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The membrane electrode assemblies provide an efficient technological pathway to convert carbon dioxide into valuable products and fuels (carbon monoxide, ethylene, and other compounds) with the use of renewable electricity, which could also improve the marginal value of new solar photovoltaic generation by enabling on-demand production of these materials during times of potential overgeneration. The project seeks to commission the design, build, installation, and operation of the production pilot line for membrane electrode assemblies with a target capability of fabricating 17,000-40,000 cm2 of total membrane electrode assembly area per day.

21. Advanced Plug Load And Smart Exterior Lighting – GFO-20-303.

The purpose of this solicitation is to develop, test, and demonstrate advanced innovative technologies for controlling plug load and exterior lighting energy use. The solicitation had three funding groups. This item focuses on Group 3 only, demonstrating smart exterior solid-state lighting in low-income or disadvantaged communities. (EPIC funding) Contact: Adel Suleiman (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

  1. Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-20-030 with Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. for a $3,308,595 grant to fund the development and demonstration of a novel hybrid power (solar and grid-tied) exterior LED lighting system that includes a unique wrap around solar panel, sensors, controls, and battery storage, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. This project will be demonstrated in six low-income or disadvantaged communities.
  2. The Regents of The University of California, On Behalf of The Davis Campus. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-20-031 with The Regents of the University of California, on behalf of the Davis Campus, for a $4,166,306 grant to fund the development and demonstration of a novel hybrid power (solar and grid-tied) exterior LED lighting system that includes a unique integrated solar panel with embedded sensors, smart controls, and battery storage, and adopting staff's determination that this project is exempt from CEQA. This project will be demonstrated in seven low-income or disadvantaged communities.

22. Minutes.

Possible approval of the March 17, 2021 business meeting minutes.

23. 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.

24. Executive Director’s Report.

25. Public Advisor's Report.

26. Public Comment.

Pursuant to California Code of Regulations, title 20, section 1104, subdivision (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.

27. Chief Counsel's Report.

  1. Pursuant to Government Code, section 11126, subdivision (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, Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, Division Four, Case No. A157299)
    3. State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission v. Electricore, Inc. and ZeroTruck (Sacramento County Superior Court, Case No. 34-2016-00204586-CU-BC-GDS).
    4. State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission v. HyGen Industries, Inc (Sacramento County Superior Court, Case No. 34-2019-00252543-CU-BC-GDS).
    5. Olson-Ecologic Testing Laboratories, LLC v. CEC. (Orange County Superior Court, Case No. 30-2019-01115513-CU-BC-CJC).
    6. Interlink Products International, Inc. v. Xavier Becerra, Drew Bohan, Melissa Rae King(United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, Case No. 2:20-cv-02283).
    7. Southern California Gas Company v. California State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission (Sacramento County Superior Court, Case No. 34-2021-80003576-CU-WM-GDS).
  1. Pursuant to Government Code, section 11126, subdivisions (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 constitute a significant exposure to litigation against the CEC, which might include personnel matters.

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2021-03-30
Location: California
Description:

Effective March 16, 2021, amendments to Title 20 self-contained lighting controls and other minor amendments under docket 20-AAER-01 were approved with an immediate effective date.

This rulemaking includes the removal of the appliance type called “self-contained lighting controls” from Title 20, which includes the removal of definitions; efficiency standards; and testing, marking, and certification requirements related to this appliance. Self-contained lighting controls are no longer required to comply with Title 20 in order to be sold or offered for sale in California.

Self-contained lighting controls are no longer required to be certified to the Modernized Appliance Efficiency Database System (MAEDbS) and future certifications of this appliance type will not be possible. All current self-contained lighting controls listed in MAEDbS will be archived within the next month. Affected manufacturers will be notified separately though a MAEDbS! communication.

Other non-substantive changes in this rulemaking include removal of the minimum light output requirement for LED portable luminaires, updates to data submittal requirements for certain appliances (Table X), updates to reflect current federal law, and other miscellaneous changes to improve the readability of Title 20.

Please visit the rulemaking webpage for more information and to view all supporting documents.

For any questions, please contact us at:

Toll-free in California: 888-838-1467
Outside California: 916-651-7100
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2021-03-26
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: 237318
Title: Final Statement of Reasons (FSOR)
Description: Final Statement of Reasons, including responses to comments received, 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: 3/26/2021 11:47:15 AM
Docketed Date: 3/26/2021
Subject(s): Efficiency
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 6

Thank you

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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2021-03-17
Location: California Remote Access Only
Description:

Business Meeting Agenda    March 17, 2021    10:00 a.m.

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The California Energy Commission’s (CEC) March 17, 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. MIDWAY SUNSET COGENERATION PROJECT (85-AFC-03C). Possible approval of proposed order. Request to grant approval of the joint CEC and project owner-initiated amendment to delete three specific Conditions of Certification AQ-15, EFF-1, and EFF-2 from the final Commission Decision. The original need for including these three conditions in the final decision has ceased. Staff concludes that the deletion of Conditions of Certification AQ-15, EFF-1, and EFF-2 meets the requirements of section 1769.1(a), and would not result in a significant impact on the environment nor cause the project to fail to comply with applicable laws, ordinances or regulations. Contact: Mary Dyas.

  2. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC POWER AUTHORITY (21-EPS-01). Consideration and possible adoption of proposed order approving the Executive Director’s recommendation that the Southern California Public Power Authority’s power purchase agreement with Coso Geothermal Power Holdings, LLC for the procurement of geothermal energy from the Coso Geothermal Energy Project 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. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC POWER AUTHORITY (21-EPS-01). Consideration and possible adoption of proposed order approving the Executive Director’s recommendation that the Southern California Public Power Authority’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.

  4. RCAM TECHNOLOGIES, INC.Proposed resolution approving a novation to Agreement EPC-17-023, under which the recipient is Jason Cotrell dba RCAM Technologies, to RCAM Technologies, Inc. RCAM Technologies, Inc. is a Delaware corporation incorporated in 2020. Mr. Cotrell and the project team will continue ultra-tall wind turbine tower research under the new entity. There are no changes to the scope of work. (EPIC funding) Contact: Rizaldo Aldas.

  5. RCAM TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Proposed resolution approving a novation to grant agreement EPC-19-007, under which the recipient is Jason Cotrell dba RCAM Technologies, to RCAM Technologies, Inc. RCAM Technologies, Inc. is a Delaware corporation incorporated in 2020. Mr. Cotrell and the project team will continue on-site ultra-tall wind turbine tower development under the new entity. There are no changes to the scope of work, schedule, or deliverables. (EPIC funding) Contact: Rizaldo Aldas.

  6. THE INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL ON CLEAN TRANSPORTATION INC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement 600-20-005 with The International Council on Clean Transportation Inc. for a $15,000 membership in the International Zero-Emission Vehicle Alliance (ZEV Alliance). The ZEV Alliance is an association formed by national and subnational jurisdictions to accelerate adoption of ZEVs. As a member, CEC will receive reports analyzing international electric vehicle market and policy developments and provide CEC the opportunity to participate in ZEV Alliance coordination meetings. (Clean Transportation Program funding) Contact: Sharon Purewal.

  7. CENTER FOR HYDROGEN SAFETY. Proposed resolution approving Agreement 600-20-006 with the Center for Hydrogen Safety, a technical entity of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, for a $50,000 contract which provides the CEC with a membership for eight months. Membership allows the CEC to participate in member meetings, working groups, workshops, briefings, and other events. The Center for Hydrogen Safety membership provides a forum for the CEC to collaborate with stakeholders in the fuel cell electric vehicle and hydrogen infrastructure communities. (Clean Transportation Program funding) Contact: Sebastian Serrato.

2.    Discussion of 2021 SB 100 Joint Agency Report, Senate Bill 100 (2018).

Staff presentation on the final 2021 SB 100 Joint Agency Report. Staff will provide an overview of key findings and recommendations. Contact: Terra Weeks. (Staff presentation: 10 minutes)

3.    Antelope Valley Water Storage, LLC.  

Proposed resolution adopting California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) findings for Antelope Valley Water Storage, LLC’s Aquifer Pumped Hydro project, and grant agreement for project implementation. (EPIC funding) Contact: Joseph Sit. (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

  1. CEQA FINDINGS. Proposed resolution finding that based on: (1) Kern County’s 2006 Environmental Impact Report for the Antelope Valley Water Bank Project (later renamed the Willow Springs Water Bank Project) (State Clearinghouse #2005091117); (2) Rosamond Community Services District’s 2018 Addendum to the 2006 EIR; and (3) Antelope Valley Water Storage, LLC’s representations, the proposed project presents no new significant or substantially more severe environmental impacts beyond those already considered.

  2. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-20-008 with Antelope Valley Water Storage, LLC for a $6,406,950 grant to fund a behind-the-meter demonstration of a nonlithium ion energy storage technology, namely Aquifer Pumped Hydro (APH). This pumped-water hydroelectric storage project would provide a minimum of 10 hours of energy storage/discharge capability at a minimum rating of 200 kilowatts. The project will improve understanding of APH and define the value and benefits of longer duration energy storage using APH technology.

4.    The Regents of the University of California, on behalf of the San Diego Campus.

Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-20-021 with The Regents of the University of California, on behalf of the San Diego campus, for a $425,000 grant to match a $5 million federal grant to continue development of optical switches that have the potential to double the energy efficiency of data centers by increasing data processing efficiency and reducing cooling energy requirements, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. (EPIC funding) Contact: Kevin Mori. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

5.    Bringing Rapid Innovation Development to Green Energy (BRIDGE) 2020 - GFO-20-301.

This purpose of this solicitation is to competitively award follow-on funding for the most promising energy technologies that have previously received an award from an eligible CEC program or United States federal agency. BRIDGE 2020 seeks to: (1) help start-up companies minimize the time between when their successful publicly-funded project ends and new public funding becomes available; and (2) mobilize more early-stage capital in the clean energy space by providing non-dilutive, matching investments in promising clean energy companies alongside investors and commercial partners. This provides increased support for the most promising clean energy technologies that have already attracted interest from the market as they are developed and continue their path to market adoption. (EPIC funding) Contact: Michael Ferreira. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

  1. PACKETIZED ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-20-011 with Packetized Energy Technologies, Inc. for a $2,000,000 grant to demonstrate advanced grid services provided to the California Independent System Operator and provide cost savings for electric utility customers through time-of-use load shifting and direct incentives, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The demonstration will include at least four megawatts (MW) of flexible capacity aggregated from up to 7,000 new and existing smart energy devices, such as smart thermostats, smart plugs, Mello smart thermostat retrofits for existing electric resistance water heaters, and existing mini-split air conditioners, as well as electric vehicle chargers and electricity storage battery systems. Packetized Energy Technologies, Inc. will partner with community-based organization GRID Alternatives to ensure that up to 2,000 of the devices are installed in and! benefit low-income and disadvantaged communities.

  2. NOON ENERGY INC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-20-013 with Noon Energy Inc. (Noon) for a $2,166,000 grant to scale-up the recipient's low-cost, long-duration battery technology from TRL 4 to TRL 6 and adopting staff's determination that this project is exempt from CEQA. The project will advance this new technology to industrial scale to meet the demands of the beachhead markets for energy storage. Noon Energy Inc.’s new class of battery technology uses ultra-low-cost storage media, matches the energy efficiency of lithium-ion technology, doubles the energy density of lithium-ion batteries, and enables intermittent renewable electricity sources, such as solar and wind, to cost effectively meet continual demand. 

  3. NEXT ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-20-014 with Next Energy Technologies Inc. for a $3,000,000 grant to scale-up and demonstrate their production manufacturing methods for pilot-sized energy generating windows, and adopting staff's determination that this agreement is exempt from CEQA. The successful demonstration of directly coating the existing technology onto large sheets of heat-treated glass will allow a more seamless application into the window manufacturing process that leads to much higher margins with low capital cost equipment.

  4. SEPION TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-20-015 with Sepion Technologies, Inc. for a $1,400,000 grant to advance the development of safe anode-free hybrid lithium-metal cells from a lab-scale validation to a pre-prototype, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. This project will enhance two key components--the electrolyte and an anode-free current collector. The optimized components will maximize cycle life, fast-charging capability, and safety of the cell, while the unique cell design will eliminate a layer of complexity in the commercialization process to enable a competitive price point.

  5. SOUTH 8 TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-20-016 with South 8 Technologies, Inc. for a $1,010,227 grant to fund the development and testing of liquefied gas electrolytes for use in lithium-ion cells, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. Development will focus on utilizing a graphite anode, high-nickel cathode, and demonstration of high cell safety and recyclability with a focus on their use in energy storage system or electric vehicle applications.

  6. TREAU, INC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-20-017 with Treau, Inc. for a $2,761,606 grant to fund the component optimization and cold weather performance tuning of a new low-cost, easy-to-install and high efficiency HVAC appliance that uses low global warming potential refrigerants, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.

  7. Skyven Technologies, Inc. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-20-018 with Skyven Technologies, Inc. for a $1,110,500 grant to build an artificial intelligence (AI) platform and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The AI platform will help accelerate the time-consuming and expensive front-end engineering work needed for decarbonization projects in California's industrial sector and automatically evaluate and choose potential decarbonization measures that best fit an industrial facility. This project will build the front-end engineering AI platform and pilot test the AI with a goal to demonstrate a scalable business model that cut costs by a factor of ten.

  8. FEASIBLE, INC. Proposed resolution approving agreement EPC-20-020 with Feasible, Inc. for a $1,000,000 grant to support the commercialization of a machine learning driven battery inspection platform called EchoStat and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. EchoStat uses ultrasound and data analytics to detect manufacturing issues earlier and with more sensitivity. This project aims to reduce battery cell cost and the likelihood of safety incidents from unexpected battery failures.

6.    Hydrogen Fuel Cell Demonstrations in Rail and Marine Applications at Ports (H2RAM) - GFO-20-604.

The purpose of this solicitation is to fund the design, integration, and demonstration of hydrogen fuel cell systems and hydrogen fueling infrastructure for locomotive and commercial harbor craft applications at California ports to reduce air pollutant and  GHG emissions. Projects will advance technologies that can enable ports to scale up demand and lower costs for renewable hydrogen across multiple applications. (PIER NG funding) Contact: Peter Chen. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

  1. INSTITUTE OF GAS TECHNOLOGY DBA GAS TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE. Proposed resolution approving Agreement PIR-20-001 with Gas Technology dba Gas Technology Institute for a $3,999,971 grant to integrate a hydrogen fuel cell module, onboard hydrogen storage, and a battery module to provide an efficient zero-emission alternative to diesel switcher locomotives, and adopt staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The project will design, build, and demonstrate a hydrogen fuel cell switcher locomotive with Sierra Northern Railway, a Class III short-line railroad that serves the Port of West Sacramento. 

  2. CALSTART, INC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement PIR-20-002 with CALSTART, Inc. for a $498,309 grant to develop an actionable hydrogen fuel cell-powered tugboat design that will be ready for construction and implementation at the Port of Los Angeles, and adopt staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The project will develop a pathway to decarbonize the marine sector by identifying and addressing challenges related to producing, delivering, transferring, and storing liquid hydrogen to power a zero-emission tugboat.

  3. GOLDEN GATE ZERO EMISSION MARINE, INC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement PIR-20-003 with Golden Gate Zero Emission Marine, Inc. for a $2,000,000 grant to develop a marine hydrogen fuel cell powertrain to power a passenger/patrol vessel, and adopt staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The project will develop a portable refueling system to enable the vessel to be fueled with hydrogen sourced from existing retail stations, avoiding the need for siting shoreside infrastructure. The researchers will demonstrate the completed zero-emission vessel at the Port of San Francisco and Port of Long Beach to validate performance.

7.    Cerritos Community College District.

Proposed resolution approving Amendment #3 to Agreement 600-16-005 with Cerritos Community College District for an augmentation of $1,500,000 and a 24-month extension, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. Under this contract, the district will expand and implement workforce development ZEV career pilot programs for high schools, focusing on underrepresented communities and regions impacted by poor air quality. (Clean Transportation Program funding) Contact: Larry Rillera. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

8.    California Air Resources Board (CARB).

Proposed resolution approving Agreement RMB600-20-007 with CARB for CARB to provide $1,000,000 to the CEC for a solicitation for ZEV workforce training and development in underrepresented communities, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. Contact: Larry Rillera. (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

9.    CALSTART, Inc.  

Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-20-006 with CALSTART, Inc., for an up to $50,000,000 block grant to design, implement, and fund, with CEC oversight, various medium- and heavy-duty ZEV refueling infrastructure incentive projects throughout California, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The CEC is providing $17,000,000 in grant funds to design and implement this block grant project and fund incentive projects in the state. Additional funds may be added up to $50,000,000 at future dates for similar activities, subject to future appropriations and Clean Transportation Program Investment Plan funding allocations. (Clean Transportation Program funding). Contact: Matthew Kozuch. (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

10. Electric Vehicle Ready Communities Phase II – Blueprint Implementation - GFO-19-603.

The purpose of this solicitation is to fund projects developed and identified in Phase I, Blueprint Development, of the Electric Vehicle (EV) Ready Communities Challenge to advance and support communities in their transition to ZEVs. (Clean Transportation Program funding) Contact: Sharon Purewal. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

  1. CITY OF SACRAMENTO. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-20-007 with the City of Sacramento for a $1,825,418 grant to implement various projects to support the adoption of EVs identified in the City’s EV Ready Communities Challenge Blueprint, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. Under this agreement, the City of Sacramento will install EV charging infrastructure, implement an E-bike pilot program, and conduct activities and outreach to ensure projects benefit disadvantaged and low-income communities.

  2. CONTRA COSTA TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-20-008 with Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) for a $2,467,067 grant to implement key strategies outlined in CCTA’s EV Readiness Blueprint adopted by the CCTA Board in 2019, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. Key strategies include: expanded access to EV chargers at multiunit dwellings and public locations to improve health and welfare of residents who face barriers to zero emission mobility options; workforce development programs that train local residents in underserved communities to repair EVs and install/maintain EV supply equipment; and implementing car share programs to provide reliable transportation options in underserved communities.

11. 2021 Integrated Energy Policy Report Natural Gas Demand and Rate Forecasting Forms and Instructions (21-IEPR-03).

Consideration and possible adoption of proposed resolution. Title 20 of the California Code of Regulations requires that each gas utility submit a demand forecast according to forms and instructions adopted by the CEC and that each gas utility company submit a forecast of retail gas prices. Staff is proposing the forms and instructions to collect this information for the 2021 IEPR. The information will enable staff to assess changing gas demand patterns as the energy system is decarbonized and to improve the quality of CEC natural gas demand forecasting. Contact: Jason Orta. (Staff presentation: 10 minutes)

12. Order Instituting Informational Proceeding (OIIP) (21-IEPR-01).

Consideration and possible adoption of an OIIP to gather and assess information for analyses identified in the 2021 Integrated Energy Policy Report (IEPR) Scoping Order. The 2021 IEPR will address four topics: (1) energy reliability over the next five years; (2) the evolving role of the pipeline gas system; (3) building decarbonization and energy efficiency; and (4) energy demand. Contact: Heather Raitt. (Staff presentation: 5 minutes)

13. 2020 IEPR Update, Volume I and Volume III (20-IEPR-01).

Proposed resolution approving the 2020 IEPR Update, Volume I: Blue Skies, Clean Transportation and the 2020 IEPR Update, Volume III: California Energy Demand Forecast Update (CEC-100-2020-001-V1-CMF and CEC-100-2020-001-V3-CMF). Senate Bill 1389 (Bowen, Chapter 568, Statutes of 2002) requires the CEC 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 section 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: 15 minutes)

14. Minutes.

Possible approval of the February 10, 2021 business meeting minutes.

15. 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.

16. Executive Director’s Report.

17. Public Advisor's Report.

18. 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.

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. State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission v. HyGen Industries, Inc (Sacramento County Superior Court, Case No. 34-2019-00252543).
    6. Olson-Ecologic Testing Laboratories, LLC v. CEC. (Orange County Superior Court, Case No. 30-2019-01115513).
    7. 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).
    8. 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.

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2021-03-16
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: 237184
    Title: Final Approval from OAL
    Description: Office of Administrative Law Approval, Final Form 400 and Final Regulatory Text.
    Filer: Corrine Fishman
    Organization: California Energy Commission
    Role: Commission Staff
    Submission Date: 3/16/2021 2:56:01 PM
    Docketed Date: 3/16/2021
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Document
    Page(s): 49

Thank you

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.

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

 

 

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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:

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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2020-09-21
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

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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2020-09-17
Location: California
Description:

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

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/event/workshop/2020-08/session-2-electric-vehicle-adoption-and-charging-scenarios-workshop-plans
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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

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/solicitations/2020-08/gfo-20-605-bestfit-innovative-charging-solutions
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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

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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2020-08-19
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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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 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 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. 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)

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/proceedings/business-meetings
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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.

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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.

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2020-06-10
Location: California
Description:

Revised June 10, 2020, Business Meeting Agenda

A meeting number correction made.

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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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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 Commission’s Public Advisor verbally relate the comments. The Public Advisor’s Office provides the public assistance in participating in Commission proceedings. For information on how to participate in this forum, or to request language services or other reasonable accommodations, please contact the 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 Commission will work diligently to accommodate late requests.

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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:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/funding-opportunities/solicitations
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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

To Join the WebEx event: 

  1. Click here to join the online event or copy and paste the following link to a browser: https://energy.webex.com/energy/onstage/g.php?MTID=e9fae03d02056aaed4d660c01eb1ec35c
  2. Click “Join as a participant.”
  3. Click “Join Now.”

To receive a call back, provide your phone number when you join the event, or call the number below and enter the access code 921 504 708. 

Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada): 1-866-469-3239
Call-in toll number (US/Canada): 1-650-429-3300
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For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/appliances/
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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

 

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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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:
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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:
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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.

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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

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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:
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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:

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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

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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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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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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!

Tickets Are Complimentary!

Space is limited. Secure your spot.

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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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1516 Ninth Street
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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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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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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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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
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.

For more information:
https://ww2.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/
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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 

WebEx is the CEC'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 923 869 933. 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/web-conferencing/mobile.html .

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/event/workshop/2019-10/iepr-commissioner-workshop-draft-2019-integrated-energy-policy-report
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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:
https://ww2.energy.ca.gov/2019_energypolicy/documents/index.html#09262019
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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:

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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.

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/rules-and-regulations/appliance-efficiency-regulations-title-20/appliance-efficiency-proceedings-0
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2019-10-01
Location: California
Description:

Meeting Schedule 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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2019-10-01
Location: California
Description:

Presentations and Comments 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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2019-09-30
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


Please go to https://energy.webex.com/ec
Meeting Number: 923 846 928
Meeting Password: No password needed
Topic: Next Wind Pre-Application Workshop

 

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/solicitations/2019-09/advance-next-generation-wind-energy-technology-next-wind
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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


Please go to https://energy.webex.com/ec
Meeting Number: 923 846 928
Meeting Password: No password needed
Topic: Next Wind Pre-Application Workshop

 

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/solicitations/2019-09/advance-next-generation-wind-energy-technology-next-wind
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2019-09-30
Location: California
Description:

Central Valley – SB 100 Scoping Workshop

Previous WebEx Information was not working, please use: 
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


Please go to https://energy.webex.com/ec
Meeting Number: 923 846 928
Meeting Password: No password needed
Topic: Next Wind Pre-Application Workshop

 

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/solicitations/2019-09/advance-next-generation-wind-energy-technology-next-wind
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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


Please go to https://energy.webex.com/ec
Meeting Number: 923 846 928
Meeting Password: No password needed
Topic: Next Wind Pre-Application Workshop

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/solicitations/2019-09/advance-next-generation-wind-energy-technology-next-wind
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2019-09-27
Location: California
Description:

Agenda for September 30, 2019, Central Valley – SB 100 Scoping Workshop

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/event/workshop/2019-09/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

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/event/workshop/2019-09/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:

Please ignore our previous list email, the below information is correct.

Web Team

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

WebEx is the CEC'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 your screen and enter Event Number 929 597 456. When prompted, enter your name and email address. No password is needed.

Via Telephone: (no visual presentation): Call 1-866-469-3239 (toll free in the U.S. and Canada) and when prompted, enter the meeting number above. International callers may select a number from https://energy.webex.com/energy/globalcallin.php.

Via Mobile Device: Download the application from https://www.webex.com/products/webconferencing/mobile.html.

Muting: We greatly appreciate your cooperation in reducing background noise on the audio connection by muting your line when you are not speaking. Mute your line rather than placing your phone on hold. Using WebEx, right click on your name in the panelists or attendees list and select "Mute." If you are using a telephone connection, press "*6" once to mute and again to unmute.

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 Energ