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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
 
2022-06-15
Location: Survey
Description:

The California Energy Commission (CEC) seeks feedback regarding how stakeholders are using the archived product data within the Modernized Appliance Efficiency Database System (MAEDbS). This survey information will help the CEC provide better support for MAEDbS, so please take a few moments to fill out the MAEDbS survey.

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2022-06-13
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-SB-100 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 19-SB-100
    Project Title: SB 100 Joint Agency Report: Charting a path to a 100% Clean Energy Future
    TN Number: 243512
    Title: Maartha Boesing Comments - Senate Bill 1090
    Description:
    Filer: System
    Organization: Maartha Boesing
    Role: Public
    Submission Date: 6/13/2022 1:14:32 PM
    Docketed Date: 6/13/2022
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Comment
    Page(s): 1

Thank you,
 

2022-06-08
Location: Sacramento, California
Description:

Business Meeting Agenda

June 8, 2022

10:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

In-person at:

Warren-Alquist State Energy Building
1516 Ninth Street
Art Rosenfeld Hearing Room
Sacramento, California 95814
(Wheelchair Accessible)

Option for Remote Public Access via ZoomTM

https://zoom.us/ Meeting ID: 938 6923 0237 Passcode: mtg@10am

Remote participation instructions below, after line items.

Please note that the California Energy Commission (CEC) aims to begin promptly at the start time and the end time is an estimate based on the agenda proposed. The business meeting may end sooner or later than the time indicated depending on various factors.

Pursuant to the California Code of Regulations, title 20, section 1104(e), any person may make an 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 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. Sacramento Municipal Utility District. Proposed order approving the Executive Director’s recommendation that the Sacramento Municipal Utility District's Power Purchase Agreement with Geysers Power Company LLC for the procurement of geothermal energy from a portfolio of geothermal facilities with capacity support from the Delta Energy Center be found compliant with the Emission PerformanceStandard for Local Publicly Owned Electric Utilities pursuant to Senate Bill 1368 (California Code of Regulations, title 20, sections 2900-2913). Contact Michael Nyberg
  2. Electricity Resource Proposed resolution approving Forms and Instructions for Submitting Electricity Resource Plans in support of the 2023 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 2020 to 2021 and forecast years 2022 to 2031. Contact: Robert Kennedy

2.    Information Item on Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

Staff will provide an overview of CEC’s activities related to the federal funding opportunities within the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Contact: Jennifer Martin-Gallardo (Staff Presentation: 10 minutes)

3.    Proposed Joint Decision for Pecho Energy Storage Center (21-AFC-01) and Gem Energy Storage Center (21-AFC-02).

The Committees assigned to preside over the Pecho Energy Storage Center proceeding and the Gem Energy Storage Center proceeding have prepared a joint proposed decision on whether the proposed facilities are exempt from the notice of intention (NOI) process under Public Resources Code section 25540.6(a)(3). Contact: Reneé Webster-Hawkins and Ralph Lee (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

  1. Pecho Energy Storage Center. Public hearing and proposed order on whether to receive documents into the hearing record and adopting the committee’s proposed decision regarding whether the Pecho Energy Storage Center Application for Certification (AFC) is exempt from NOI process under Public Resources Code section 25540.6(a)(3) and should be processed as an application for certification under Public Resources Code section 25519 and following. On November 23, 2021, Pecho LD Energy Storage, LLC, a joint venture of Hydrostor, Inc. and Meridiam Infrastructure Partners, filed an AFC to construct and operate the Pecho Energy Storage Center, an advanced compressed air storage facility in San Luis Obispo County.
  2. Gem Energy Storage Center. Public hearing and proposed order on whether to receive documents into the hearing record and adopting the committee’s proposed decision regarding whether the Gem Energy Storage Center AFC is exempt from the NOI process under Public Resources Code section 25540.6(a)(3) and should be processed as an application for certification under Public Resources Code section 25519 and following. On December 1, 2021, GEM A-CAES LLC filed an AFC to construct and operate the Gem Energy Storage Center, an advanced compressed air storage facility, in unincorporated Kern County.
  3. Possible closed session deliberation on the proposed joint decision. (Government Code section 11126(c)(3)).

4.    Mojave Solar Project (MSP) Petition to Amend (09-AFC-05C).

Proposed order amending the CEC’s certification of the MSP to allow the installation of a hydrogen generation system, including an electrolyzer that uses electricity from the plant to decompose demineralized water into hydrogen and oxygen, and adopting staff’s determination that this action will not result in any significant effects on the environment and does not meet any of the criteria specified in Public Resources Code section 21166 that would require preparation of a subsequent or supplemental environmental document under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Contact: Elizabeth Huber (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

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

Proposed resolution adopting the second edition guidelines for both the CalSHAPE Ventilation and CalSHAPE Plumbing programs, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The CalSHAPE Ventilation program provides grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) to assess, maintain, and repair heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) units in California schools. The CalSHAPE Plumbing program provides grants to LEAs to replace noncompliant plumbing fixtures and appliances. Contact: David Velazquez (Staff Presentation: 10 minutes) 

6.    Energy Conservation Manual for the 2022 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (2022 Energy Code).

Proposed resolution certifying the following portions of the energy conservation manual, which is required by Public Resources Code section 25402.1(e), and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. Contact: Che Geiser and Haile Bucaneg (Staff Presentation: 10 minutes)

  1. Compliance Documents. The 2022 Energy Code compliance documents are used by the building industry and local jurisdictions to demonstrate compliance with the Energy Code.
  2. Data Registry Requirements Manual. The 2022 Data Registry Requirements Manual is a resource for data registry providers to aid in the design and implementation of software procedures and user interface features for their data registries that meet the requirements of Reference Joint Appendix 7 in the 2022 Energy Code.
  3. Alternative Calculation Method Reference Manuals. The 2022 Single-Family Residential Alternative Calculation Method Reference Manual and 2022 Nonresidential and Multifamily Alternative Calculation Method Reference Manual are used to document the modeling methods used to demonstrate performance compliance with the Energy Code.

7.    Approval of California’s Building Energy Code Compliance Software (CBECC 2022.1.0 and CBECC-Res 2022.1.0).

Proposed resolution approving the 2022 public domain residential, nonresidential, and multifamily software as required by Public Resources Code section 25402.1(a). The public domain compliance software has been updated, as described in the 2022 Alternative Calculation Method Reference Manuals, and will enable contractors, builders, architects, engineers, and government officials to demonstrate performance compliance with the 2022 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. Contact: RJ Wichert (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

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

This solicitation sought proposals to fund the continued development, specifically in applied research or technology demonstration and deployment, of high-potential, high-impact energy technologies. (EPIC Funding) Contact: Misa Werner (Staff Presentation: 10 minutes)

  1. Solid Energies Inc. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-21-039 with Solid Energies Inc. for a $3,000,000 grant to develop and integrate a new class of all-solid-state Lithium-ion battery cells with higher power density and better manufacturing for electric vehicle (EV) and stationary storage applications, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. This battery achieves the listed advantages with a combination of a novel polymer-composite based solid-state electrolyte, innovative composite electrodes, and a silicon-based composite anode.
  2. Enzinc Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-21-034 with Enzinc Inc. for a $1,807,600 grant to scale development of Enzinc’s zinc metal sponge anode and integrate and test it in a full battery cell and battery pack, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. There are two primary solutions to stationary energy storage for discharge times between two hours and twelve hours: lead-acid and lithium-based batteries, each of which has limitations. Enzinc has developed a zinc-based battery that combines the low cost and dependability of lead-acid batteries with the performance of lithium-based batteries.
  3. Lookin, Inc. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-21-035 with Lookin, Inc. for a $999,947 grant to produce a high-throughput terahertz scanner for in-line quality control of battery electrodes, which improves manufacturing capability to deliver high power batteries with better shelf life, increased safety, lower cost, and decreased production lead-time, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. Lookin's breakthrough terahertz scanner technology addresses the limitations of existing terahertz scanners by providing 1000-times higher sensitivity and scanning speed through a patented terahertz transceiver technology.
  4. Element 16 Technologies, Inc. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-21-036 with Element 16 Technologies, Inc. for a $1,000,000 grant to enable electrification of industrial processes with low-cost sulfur electric thermal energy storage, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The proposed research and development activities and pilot testing will validate the capability of molten sulfur thermal energy storage to store electricity and discharge heat for various industrial applications including process heat, cooling, and electricity generation.
  5. Pyro-E, Inc. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-21-040 with Pyro-E, Inc. for a $1,548,602 grant to deploy a novel Auto-Modulating Power Source (AMPS) device that will demonstrate water and cost savings across approximately 150 affordable housing units in Los Angeles, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The AMPS technology powers wireless data sensors indefinitely by harnessing energy from water pressure. The bill savings from water and avoidance of lithium battery replacements will be scalable to over two-thirds of California households to meet Assembly Bill 758 mandates and municipal green initiatives.

9.    Research to Support a Climate Resilient Transition to a Clean Electricity System (GFO-21-302).

This solicitation sought proposals to incorporate climate change into electricity system modeling, with particular attention to climate extremes that threaten reliability. Research will also explore emerging relationships between climate, supply, and demand over the next few decades, as the electricity system evolves to support 2030 and 2045 decarbonization goals. Results will provide foundational models and data to support a resilient, reliable transition to a zero-carbon electricity system. (EPIC Funding) Contact: Alexandra Kovalick (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

  1. Eagle Rock Analytics. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-21-037 with Eagle Rock Analytics for a $900,000 grant to develop stakeholder-informed data products and research on climate-related changes to availability and distribution of solar, wind, and hydroelectric generation through mid-century, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. This research will leverage state-of-the-art climate projections and expand the understanding of climate-related phenomena that affect solar and wind resources in California, including climate extremes, compound and cascading events, and high-stress weather and climate events to support a high-renewables, reliable, and cost-effective electricity grid.
  2. Eagle Rock Analytics. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-21-038 with Eagle Rock Analytics for a $750,000 grant to enhance the Cal-Adapt's web application to accommodate an increase in the volume of climate-related data produced through Electric Program Investment Charge initiatives, develop and execute new stakeholder-informed scientifically rigorous climate visualizations and tools, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The effort will advance California’s electricity sector’s capacity to incorporate climate into investments, planning, and rulemaking, including supporting California’s Fifth Climate Change Assessment.
  3. Energy & Environmental Economics, Inc. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-21-041 with Energy & Environmental Economics, Inc. for a $1,950,000 grant to provide a foundation to assess and improve the climate resilience of California's electricity system in transition through the creation of novel datasets and tools that support energy system planning, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. Energy & Environmental Economics will update energy system models to incorporate climate data, increase the spatial extent to best capture climate impacts, and incorporate uncertainty and risk modeling to address climate uncertainty.

10. Advancing Cost and Efficiency Improvements for Low Carbon Hydrogen Production (GFO-21-502).

This solicitation sought proposals for applied research and development and technology demonstration and deployment projects that will address the technical and economic challenges of producing hydrogen from carbon-neutral production pathways. (Gas R&D Funding) Contact: Baldomero Lasam (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

  1. Southern California Gas Company. Proposed resolution approving Agreement PIR-21-003 with Southern California Gas Company for a $750,000 grant to address key challenges associated with developing a low carbon hydrogen production system that is also cost-effective and scalable, and adopting staff's determination that this project is exempt from CEQA.
  2. Electro-Active Technologies Inc. Proposed resolution approving agreement PIR-21-007 with Electro-Active Technologies Inc. for a $573,714 grant to develop and advance a microbial electrolysis technology for conversion of 100 percent renewable organic waste into low carbon hydrogen, and adopting staff's determination that this project is exempt from CEQA. This project will significantly reduce electricity consumption for hydrogen production compared to water electrolysis, use food waste, reduce GHGs, and provide a modularized system for onsite or near-site application.

11. The Regents of the University of California, on behalf of the Los Angeles Campus.

Proposed resolution approving Agreement PIR-21-006 with The Regents of the University of California, on behalf of the Los Angeles Campus, for a $1,000,000 grant to integrate corrosion detection technologies, corrosion risk assessment methodologies, and risk management optimization approaches to create a new corrosion risk management approach, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. (Gas R&D Funding) Contact: Jeffrey Sunquist (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

12. The Regents of the University of California as Management and Operating Contractor for the Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Proposed resolution approving Agreement PIR-21-008 with The Regents of the University of California as management and operating contractor for the Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for a $2,000,000 grant to conduct applied research to improve the characterization of residential methane emissions in California homes, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The study will help improve California’s methane emission inventory, quantify the benefits of decarbonization in buildings, and inform the development of cost-effective programs to reduce methane emissions from the residential building sector. (Gas R&D Funding) Contact: Maninder Thind (Staff Presentation 5 minutes)

13. Arup US, Inc.

Proposed resolution approving Agreement 400-21-005 with Arup US, Inc. for a three-year, $1,800,000 contract to lead a team of professional architectural and engineering consultants to provide technical support for evaluating and implementing strategies to advance the decarbonization of residential and nonresidential buildings and to increase Energy Code compliance. (COIA Funding) Contact: Elizabeth Thomsen (Staff Presentation 5 minutes)

14. IDEAL ZEV Workforce Pilot (GFO-21-602).

This solicitation sought proposals for workforce training and development that support zero-emission vehicles (ZEV), ZEV infrastructure, and ZEV-related commercial technologies in priority communities of California. (CTP Funding) Contact: Larry Rillera (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

  1. Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association, Inc. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-21-068 with the Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association, Inc. for a $500,000 grant to develop curricula and conduct technician training on ZEV and charging infrastructure for public and private fleets in and near the City of Long Beach, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.
  2. The Latino Equity Advocacy & Policy Institute (The LEAP Institute). Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-21-069 with The LEAP Institute for a $499,957 grant to develop and conduct EV and electric vehicle supply equipment assessment, training, and outreach, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.
  3. SunLine Transit Agency. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-21-070 with SunLine Transit Agency for a $500,000 grant to plan and conduct ZEV transit training workshops throughout the state, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.

15. Minutes.

Possible approval of the May 11 and May 24, 2022, Business Meeting minutes.

16. 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.

17. Executive Director’s Report.

18. Public Advisor's Report.

19. Public Comment.

Pursuant to the California Code of Regulations, title 20, section 1104(e), any person may make an 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.

20. Chief Counsel's Report.

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. 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).

In-Person Instructions

Visitors will need to sign in with security and receive a pink or green temporary visitor badge to enter the primary meeting location in the Rosenfeld Hearing Room. The sign-in sheet at the security desk is for security purposes only and is not retained by the CEC as a public record. Any sign-in sheet in the Rosenfeld Hearing Room will be voluntary. Visitors are not permitted on any floor or room other than the hearing rooms and restrooms without a visitor badge and staff escort. Masks and social distancing are encouraged but not required.

Remote Access Instructions

Remote access for the public 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 for help at publicadvisor@energy.ca.gov and (916) 957-7910.

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.

Zoom’s closed captioning service will be enabled for CEC business meetings. Attendees can use the service by clicking on the “live transcript” icon and then choosing either “show subtitle” or “view full transcript.” The closed captioning service can be stopped by exiting out of the “live transcript” or selecting the “hide subtitle” icon. If using a phone, closed captioning is automatic and cannot be turned off. While the closed captioning is available in real-time, it typically includes errors. A full and formal transcript rendered by a professional court reporter will be posted in the CEC’s business meeting docket and the CEC’s business meeting webpage.

Public Advisor Assistance. Direct questions about how to participate in the business meeting or to request interpreting services or other reasonable modification and accommodations to the Public Advisor at publicadvisor@energy.ca.gov or by phone at (916) 957-7910. Requests for interpreting services, reasonable accommodations, and other modifications should be made as soon as possible and at least five days in advance. The CEC will work diligently to meet all requests based on the availability of the service or resource needed. Additionally, 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. Comments submitted after the business meeting starts will be filed in the business meeting docket.

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)

2022-05-26
Location: California
Description:

IEPR Staff Workshop on Forms and Instructions to Collect Transmission Data from Load Serving Entities and Transmission Owners

The California Energy Commission (CEC) will host a remote-access workshop to solicit comments on proposed transmission-related data collection and analyses for the 2023 Integrated Energy Policy Report (2023 IEPR) relating to electricity resource plans. Data collection is occurring through the 2022 IEPR Update Docket for use and analysis in the 2023 IEPR.

The public can participate in the workshop consistent with the direction provided below. Please note that the CEC aims to begin promptly at the start time posted and the end time is an estimate based on the agenda proposed. The workshop may end sooner or later than the posted end time depending on various factors.

Thursday, May 26, 2022
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Remote Access Only

Notice and Agenda

Remote Attendance

The workshop may be accessed by clicking the Zoom link below or visiting Zoom and entering the ID and password for the workshop listed below. If you experience difficulties joining, contact Zoom at (888) 799-9666 ext. 2, or the Public Advisor at publicadvisor@energy.ca.gov or at (916) 957-7910.

Attend Workshop via Zoom
Workshop ID: 924 5550 6317
Workshop Password: 192266
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, dial (213) 338-8477 or Toll free (877) 853-5257. When prompted, enter the ID: 924 5550 6317. To comment, dial *9 to “raise your hand” and *6 to mute/unmute your phone line.

Zoom’s closed captioning service will be enabled for the meeting. Attendees can use the service by clicking on the “live transcript” icon and then choosing either “show subtitle” or “view full transcript”. The closed captioning service can be stopped by exiting out of the “live transcript” or selecting the “hide subtitle” icon. Closed captioning cannot be exited by phone.

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2022-05-24
Location: Sacramento, California
Description:

Business Meeting Agenda

May 24, 2022 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. 

In-person at:

Warren-Alquist State Energy Building
1516 Ninth Street
Art Rosenfeld Hearing Room
Sacramento, California 95814
(Wheelchair Accessible)

Option for Remote Public Access via ZoomTM

https://zoom.us/ Meeting ID: 938 6923 0237 Passcode: mtg@10am

Remote participation instructions below, after line items.

Please note that the CEC aims to begin promptly at the start time and the end time is an estimate based on the agenda proposed. The business meeting may end sooner or later than the time indicated depending on various factors.

Pursuant to the California Code of Regulations, title 20, section 1104(e), any person may make an 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 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. Solar Energy Generating Systems III-VII Petition to Amend (87-AFC-01C). Proposed order amending the CEC’s certification of the SEGS III-VII by removing from the project site boundary the area formerly occupied by SEGS Unit VII, and finding that the project results in no significant environmental impacts under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). SEGS Units III, IV, and V have had their CEC license terminated, and Unit VII has been fully decommissioned in accordance with the CEC-approved decommissioning plan. Removing this site from the project site boundary will allow the project owner to repurpose the property for the development of a photovoltaic facility under the jurisdiction of San Bernardino County. Contact: Elizabeth Huber

2.    Information Item on California Air Resources Board (CARB) Draft 2022 Climate Change Scoping Plan.

A CARB representative will provide a briefing on CARB’s draft 2022 Climate Change Scoping Plan, released on May 10, 2022. This is the third update to the state’s initial 2008 Scoping Plan. The Plan identifies a technologically feasible, cost-effective, and equity-focused path to achieve carbon neutrality over the next two decades while also assessing the progress the State is making toward reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. Contact: Rajinder Sahota (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

3.    Adoption of California Offshore Wind Energy Development Report.

Proposed resolution adopting the Offshore Wind Energy Development off the California Coast: Maximum Feasible Capacity and Megawatt Planning Goals for 2030 and 2045 report. This report addresses the requirements for the CEC to evaluate and quantify the maximum feasible capacity for offshore wind to achieve reliability, ratepayer, employment, and decarbonization benefits and establish megawatt planning goals for 2030 and 2045, by June 1, 2022, as required in Assembly Bill 525 (AB 525, Chiu, chapter 231, statutes of 2021), and discusses the potential for offshore wind energy development to provide a new source of renewable electricity generation to help meet California’s climate and energy goals. Contact: Rhetta DeMesa (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

4.    California Electric Homes Program (CalEHP) (21-DECARB-01).

Proposed resolution adopting the CalEHP Guiding Principles, First Edition, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The guiding principles provide a framework for the proposed program design, which will be developed and implemented by a competitively selected third-party administrator. Contact: Richard Gibbs (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

5.    Adoption of Demand Scenarios (21-IEPR-03).

Proposed resolution adopting the demand scenario projections of energy consumption and hourly electric load under higher transportation and building electrification scenarios. These include: 1) multi-fuel statewide projections for a Reference Scenario, the Policy Compliance Scenario, and Mitigation Scenario; and 2) an electricity-only, planning area-specific Interagency High Electrification Scenario developed in collaboration with staff from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Independent System Operator (California ISO), and California Air Resources Board. The adopted Interagency High Electrification scenario will inform other planning processes, including the California ISO’s transmission planning and the CPUC’s integrated resource and distribution planning. Also proposed for adoption is an electricity-only, planning area-specific Additional Transportation Electrification Demand Forecast, which adds estimated incremental impacts of Advanced Clean Cars II and Advanced Clean Fleets regulations onto the 2021 IEPR mid-mid forecast case. Contact: Heidi Javanbakht (Staff Presentation: 10 minutes)

6.    Local Ordinance – City of Encinitas.

Proposed resolution adopting findings that a local ordinance’s efficiency standards will require the diminution of energy consumption, as compared to the energy efficiency requirements of the 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (title 24, part 6), and that the local jurisdiction filed the basis of its determination that its standards are cost effective. The ordinance contains requirements that new nonresidential, high-rise residential, and motel/hotel buildings install photovoltaic systems and that existing single-family residential buildings include energy efficiency improvements where the building permit valuation of alterations and additions is greater than $50,000. Contact: Danuta Drozdowicz (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

7.    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.

8.    Executive Director’s Report.

9.    Public Advisor's Report.

10. Public Comment.

Pursuant to the California Code of Regulations, title 20, section 1104(e), any person may make an 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.

11. Chief Counsel's Report.

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. 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).

Pursuant to Government Code section 11126(c)(3), the CEC may hold a closed session to deliberate on a decision to be reached in a proceeding required to be conducted pursuant to Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 11500) or similar provisions of law:

  1. In the matter of Pecho Energy Storage Center (Docket No. 21-AFC-01).
  2. In the matter of Gem Energy Storage Center (Docket No. 21-AFC-02)

In-Person Instructions

Visitors will need to sign in with security and receive a pink or green temporary visitor badge to enter the primary meeting location in the Rosenfeld Hearing Room. The sign-in sheet at the security desk is for security purposes only and is not retained by the CEC as a public record. Any sign-in sheet in the Rosenfeld Hearing Room will be voluntary. Visitors are not permitted on any floor or room other than the hearing rooms and restrooms without a visitor badge and staff escort. Masks and social distancing are encouraged but not required.

Remote Access Instructions

Remote access for the public 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 for help at publicadvisor@energy.ca.gov and (916) 957-7910.

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.

Zoom’s closed captioning service will be enabled for CEC business meetings. Attendees can use the service by clicking on the “live transcript” icon and then choosing either “show subtitle” or “view full transcript.” The closed captioning service can be stopped by exiting out of the “live transcript” or selecting the “hide subtitle” icon. If using a phone, closed captioning is automatic and cannot be turned off. While the closed captioning is available in real-time, it typically includes errors. A full and formal transcript rendered by a professional court reporter will be posted in the CEC’s business meeting docket and the CEC’s business meeting webpage.

Public Advisor Assistance. Direct questions about how to participate in the business meeting or to request interpreting services or other reasonable modification and accommodations to the Public Advisor at publicadvisor@energy.ca.gov or by phone at (916) 957-7910. Requests for interpreting services, reasonable accommodations, and other modifications should be made as soon as possible and at least five days in advance. The CEC will work diligently to meet all requests based on the availability of the service or resource needed. Additionally, 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. Comments submitted after the business meeting starts will be filed in the business meeting docket.

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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)

2022-05-23
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 22-AAER-01 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 22-AAER-01
    Project Title: Commercial and Industrial Fans and Blowers
    TN Number: 243221
    Title: Notice of Postponement of Adoption
    Description: Notice of postponement of adoption hearing for proposed amendments to the regulations for commercial and industrial fans and blowers.
    Filer: Alex Galdamez
    Organization: California Energy Commission
    Role: Energy Commission
    Submission Date: 5/23/2022 9:59:44 AM
    Docketed Date: 5/23/2022
    Subject(s): Efficiency
    Submission Type: Document
    Page(s): 1

Thank you,

2022-05-23
Location: Sacramento, California
Description:

Revised Agenda

May 24, 2022, California Energy Commission Business Meeting

Line Item 03 removed.

For more information

2022-05-20
Location: California
Description:

Addendum 1 for RFP-21-701 - Northern California & Southern Oregon Mission Compatibility and Transmission Infrastructure Assessment Project is available on our website

For more information: RFP-21-701 - Northern California & Southern Oregon Mission Compatibility and Transmission Infrastructure Assessment Project

2022-05-20
Location: Sacramento, California
Description:

Revised Agenda May 24, 2022, California Energy Commission Business Meeting

Line Item 06 removed.

2022-05-17
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: 243107
Title: Resolution for the 2022 Building Energy Efficiency Standards
Description: Resolution No: 22-0511-8
Filer: Liza Lopez
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 5/17/2022 10:03:35 AM
Docketed Date: 5/17/2022
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 3

Thank you,
 

2022-05-13
Location: California
Description:

GFO-21-304 - Realizing Accelerated Manufacturing and Production for Clean Energy Technologies

Pre-Application Workshop

  • Presentation
  • Attendee List
  • Event Recording

For more information

2022-05-12
Location: California
Description:

IEPR Staff Workshop on Demand Scenarios

Transcript of April 7, 2022, IEPR Staff Workshop on Demand Scenarios is available on our website.

For more information: IEPR Staff Workshop on Demand Scenarios

2022-05-11
Location: Sacramento, California
Description:

Business Meeting Agenda

May 11, 2022
10:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

In-person at:
Warren-Alquist State Energy Building
1516 Ninth Street
Art Rosenfeld Hearing Room
Sacramento, California 95814
(Wheelchair Accessible)

Option for Remote Public Access via ZoomTM

https://zoom.us/ Meeting ID: 938 6923 0237 Passcode: mtg@10am

Remote participation instructions below, after line items.

Please note that the CEC aims to begin promptly at the start time and the end time is an estimate based on the agenda proposed. The business meeting may end sooner or later than the time indicated depending on various factors.

Pursuant to the California Code of Regulations, title 20, section 1104(e), any person may make an 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 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. Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz). Proposed resolution approving Agreement 600-21-008 with GO-Biz for a $246,636 contract to fund a Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Permitting and Development Specialist for two years to streamline the ZEV infrastructure permitting process, which will help accelerate ZEV infrastructure deployment in California, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). (General Fund Funding) Contact: Jennifer Masterson
  2. California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). Proposed resolution approving Agreement RMB600-21-010 for Caltrans to provide $326,293 to the CEC to support Caltrans efforts in the continued deployment of and increased access to ZEVs and ZEV infrastructure by performing data analysis and research for Caltrans, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. Contact: Soham Mistry
  3. Solar Energy Generating System VIII (SEGS VIII) (88-AFC-01C). Proposed order terminating the CEC’s certification of SEGS VIII, and finding that this action is not a project under The SEGS VIII facility Decommissioning Plan was approved by the CEC on August 20, 2020, and all work was completed by April 15, 2022, consistent with the Decommissioning Plan. Upon termination of the CEC's jurisdiction, the County of San Bernardino will assume jurisdiction over the SEGS VIII site. Contact: Elizabeth Huber
  4. Clean Energy States Alliance, Inc. (CESA). Proposed resolution approving Agreement 500-21-002 with CESA for a two-year Core Membership invoiced annually at $50,000. CESA is a national, nonprofit coalition of state, municipal, and regional clean energy agencies and organizations working together to advance clean energy markets and the development of clean energy technology. This membership provides benefits that include a seat on the CESA Board of Directors. (ERPA Funding) Contact: Jim Folkman
  5. American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE). Proposed resolution approving Agreement 100-21-002 with ACEEE for a $25,000 contract to co-sponsor the 2022 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings to be held August 21-26, 2022, at Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove, California. This preeminent conference attracts a diverse group of professionals to discuss cutting-edge technologies, strategies, and programs for reducing energy use in buildings and addressing climate impacts. (ERPA Funding) Contact: Laura Castaneda

2.    Thomas Gates, Ph. D.

Proposed resolution recognizing and commending Thomas Gates for his contributions to the CEC. Contact: Noemi Gallardo (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

3.    Information Item on Reliability Update.

Staff will provide an update on the CEC analysis conducted in support of summer and mid-term reliability and share information about the May 20 Summer and Midterm Reliability Workshop. Contact: David Erne (Staff Presentation: 10 minutes)

4.    STACK Trade Zone Park (21-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 by STACK Infrastructure between December 10, 2021, and April 11, 2022. The STACK Trade Zone Park, proposed at 2400 Ringwood Avenue and 1849 Fortune Drive in San Jose, would include the SVY Backup Generating Facility (SVYBGF), which would include 36 3-megawatt (MW) and two 1-MW diesel-fired emergency backup generators, providing up to 90 MW of backup emergency generation if electricity cannot be supplied by the utility, Pacific Gas and Electric Company. As the lead agency under the Warren-Alquist Act and CEQA, the CEC will prepare the appropriate environmental document. If an SPPE is granted, SVYBGF would be exempt from CEC jurisdiction and the STACK Trade Zone Park would be subject to permitting by the City of San Jose and other agencies. Contact: Eric Knight (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

5.    La Paloma Generating Plant (LPGP) Petition to Amend (98-AFC-02C).

Proposed order amending the CEC’s certification of LPGP to allow for the installation of a diesel-fired emergency standby electrical generator to power the existing West Kern Water District pump station water pumps for process/cooling water at LPGP in the event of electrical grid power loss, and adopting staff’s determination that this action would not have a significant adverse impact on the environment and is exempt from CEQA. Contact: Elizabeth Huber (Staff Presentation: 10 minutes)

6.    Delegation of Geothermal Certification Authority Regulations (Docket No. 21-OIR-02).

Proposed resolution approving amendments of geothermal certification authority regulations to simplify the process for the CEC to delegate full authority for the certification of geothermal power plants within a county that has adopted a geothermal element for its general plan and demonstrates that it has an equivalent certification program (California Code of Regulations, title 20, sections 1860-1870), and finding this action is exempt from CEQA. This action comes after a 45-day public comment period and a public hearing on April 14, 2022. Contact: Reneé Webster-Hawkins (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

7.    Field Verification and Diagnostic Testing Program.

Proposed order instituting two related rulemaking proceedings: 1) to consider updates and amendments to the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) program regulations (California Code of Regulations, title 20, sections 1670-1675), and 2) to consider updates and amendments to the Building Energy Efficiency Standards (California Code of Regulations, title 24,  parts 1 and 6, as necessary to improve regulatory alignment, improve CEC oversight, improve program performance, and amend and clarify other sections as necessary. Contact: Ronnie Raxter (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

8.    Certification of the 2022 Energy Code Compliance Manuals.

Proposed resolution certifying the 2022 Single-Family Residential Compliance Manual and the 2022 Nonresidential and Multifamily Compliance Manual for the 2022 Building Energy Efficiency Standards, as required by Public Resources Code section 25402.1(e), and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The compliance manuals are a part of a package of guidance documents that are required by Public Resources Code section 25402.1(e), and act as a reference and instructional guide to aid in the design and construction of energy-efficient buildings. Contact: Bach Tsan (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

9.    National Lighting Contractors Association of America (NLCAA) Amendment to Provider Application.

Proposed resolution approving the NLCAA amendment to their acceptance test technician certification provider application. The proposed amendment would alter the quality assurance and accountability onsite audit procedures included in the application to allow NLCAA to continue to meet requirements contained in the 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. Contact: Daniel Wong (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

10. United States Department of Energy (DOE).

Proposed resolution ratifying MOU-21-001 to add the CEC as a participant in a DOE-led memorandum of understanding (MOU). The MOU establishes a collaboration for accelerating the development and commercialization of vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technologies. The collaboration is expected to include automakers, charging equipment providers, industry associations, labor unions, utilities, national labs, public agencies, and other V2X-related stakeholders. Contact: Jeffrey Lu (Staff Presentation: 10 minutes)

11. innos Inc.

Proposed resolution approving Agreement 600-21-009 with innos Inc. for a $910,000 contract to conduct an electric vehicle (EV) charging interoperability testing symposium in California, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. (CTP Funding) Contact: Jeffrey Lu (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

12. Charging Access for Reliable On-Demand Transportation Services (GFO-21-601).

This solicitation sought proposals to fund the expanded availability of EV charging infrastructure for high mileage on-demand transportation services including services such as ride-hailing, taxis, and meal and grocery delivery. (CTP and General Fund Funding) Contact: David Wensil (Staff Presentation: 10 minutes)

  1. The Latino Equity Advocacy & Policy Institute (LEAP). Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-21-063 with The LEAP Institute for a $415,288 grant to install four direct current fast chargers, solar carports, and storage batteries in Huron, California, to support the Green Raiteros EV fleet and public, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.
  2. TeraWatt Infrastructure, Inc. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-21-065 with TeraWatt Infrastructure, for a $1,996,481 grant to install EV charging infrastructure for ride-hailing fleets in Santa Ana, California, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The proposed project will install seven direct current fast chargers and 12 dual-port Level 2, 48A chargers.
  3. KIGT, Inc. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ZVI-21-019 with KIGT, Inc. for a $1,999,425 grant to design and build an EV charging plaza in Ontario, California, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The plaza will serve transportation network company (TNC) drivers and other EV drivers, reduce deadhead miles (miles driven with no passenger or cargo) for TNC drivers, and demonstrate a replicable business model. In addition, the project includes a match-funded microgrid with 2 MW of solar PV and 500 kWh of battery storage. Signage for existing EV chargers to be dedicated to TNC drivers will be placed in three locations: Los Angeles, San Diego, and Riverside.
  4. EVgo Services LLC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ZVI-21-020 with EVgo Services LLC for a $1,698,515 grant to provide 30 direct current fast charger stalls for high mileage on-demand transportation services at two sites in San Francisco and at the Oakland International Airport, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.

13. San Diego Community College District (SDCCD).

Proposed resolution approving Amendment 2 to Agreement 600-18-005 with SDCCD to increase funding by $1,800,000, revise the Scope of Work to add training for incumbent fleet technicians, add up to six colleges as sub-recipients to augment existing medium-and heavy-duty truck programs to develop zero-emission truck and infrastructure curricula, extend the term of the Agreement by 24 months, and add special terms and conditions due to the new term extending beyond the liquidation deadline for the original funds. (CTP Funding) Contact: Larry Rillera (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

14. IDEAL ZEV Workforce Pilot Project (GFO-21-602).

This solicitation sought proposals for workforce training and development that support ZEV, ZEV infrastructure, and ZEV-related commercial technologies in priority communities of California. (CTP Funding) Contact: Larry Rillera (Staff Presentation: 10 minutes)

  1. Fresno City College (FCC). Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-21-056 with FCC for a $500,000 grant to develop curricula and conduct ZEV instruction and training for high school and college automotive students in the Fresno region, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.
  2. Housing Authority of the County of San Joaquin (HACSJ). Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-21-057 with the HACSJ for a $500,000 grant to conduct ZEV training and workforce development and conduct outreach, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.
  3. County of Los Angeles. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-21-058 with the County of Los Angeles for a $499,530 grant to develop and conduct EV charging infrastructure training, Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Training Project (EVITP) training and certification, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.
  4. National Indian Justice Center, Inc. (NIJC). Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-21-059 with NIJC for a $500,000 grant to develop and conduct ZEV and EVITP workforce training and certification for California Native American Tribal trainees in Humboldt and San Diego counties, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.
  5. California State University Long Beach (CSULB) Research Foundation. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-21-060 with CSULB Research Foundation for a $499,908 grant to develop ZEV engineering curricula and conduct instruction and lab training for students, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.
  6. Los Angeles Pierce College. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-21-061 with Pierce College for a $500,000 grant to develop a ZEV Technology Training Program with curriculum and instruction for students, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.
  7. Cal State Los Angeles University Auxiliary Services, Inc. (UAS). Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-21-062 with UAS for a $499,994 grant to develop curriculum and instruct and train engineering students on ZEV and hydrogen refueling stations, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.
  8. Green Paradigm Consulting, Inc. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-21-064 with Green Paradigm Consulting, Inc. for a $250,000 grant to develop and conduct an EV Charging Technician Training Program for military personnel and facilitate job placement, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.
  9. West Oakland Job Resource Center (WOJRC). Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-21-066 with WOJRC for a $350,000 grant to develop curriculum and conduct ZEV training for the transportation, distribution, and logistics industry workforce at and adjacent to the Port of Oakland, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.

15. NORESCO, LLC.

Proposed resolution approving Agreement 400-21-004 with NORESCO, LLC for a $7,500,000 contract to lead a team of professional architectural and engineering consultants to provide technical support for developing, updating, and maintaining the California Energy Code for nonresidential, single-family residential, and multifamily buildings. (ERPA and COIA Funding) Contact: Elizabeth Thomsen (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

16. Bruce A. Wilcox, P.E. Inc.

Proposed resolution approving Agreement 400-21-003 with Bruce A. Wilcox, P.E. Inc. for a $4,500,000 contract to lead a team of professional architectural and engineering consultants to provide technical support for developing, updating, and maintaining residential and nonresidential compliance documents, performance modeling tools, and related materials to support the California Energy Code. (COIA Funding) Contact: Elizabeth Thomsen (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

17. Advancing Cost and Efficiency Improvements for Low Carbon Hydrogen Production (GFO-21-502).

This solicitation sought proposals for applied research and development and technology demonstration and deployment projects that will address the technical and economic challenges of producing hydrogen from carbon-neutral production pathways in accordance with the Emerging Renewable Hydrogen Production research initiative in the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Natural Gas Budget Plan. (Gas R&D Funding) Contact: Baldomero Lasam (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

  1. University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). Proposed resolution approving Agreement PIR-21-004 with UCLA for a $749,999 grant to advance a novel technology that uses solar energy to convert low carbon hydrogen gas into clean hydrogen, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.
  2. Technology & Investment Solutions, LLC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement PIR-21-005 with Technology & Investment Solutions, LLC, for a $1,926,287 grant to demonstrate and deploy a pilot-scale low carbon, hydrogen production system in Southern California, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. This project will build upon the existing anaerobic digestion and catalytic reformer system. The project will integrate proven process components consisting of a water gas shift reactor, pressure swing adsorption system, and hydrogen storage systems. The integration of these technologies will increase hydrogen production, achieve high hydrogen purity, and allow pipeline injection or local distribution.

18. The Next EPIC Challenge: Reimagining Affordable Mixed-Use Development in a Carbon-Constrained Future – GFO-20-305.

This solicitation sought proposals to fund a design-build competition that will challenge multi-disciplinary project teams to design and build a mixed-use development using cutting-edge energy technologies, tools, and construction practices that is affordable, equitable, emissions-free, and resilient to climate change impacts and extreme weather events. (EPIC Funding) Contact: Rachel Salazar (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

  1. Association for Energy Affordability, Inc. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-21-030 with Association for Energy Affordability, Inc., for a $999,315 grant to fund a zero-carbon alternate design for an eight-story, 100 percent affordable housing project in San Jose, California, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The design will be scalable, grid-resilient, and reduce costs and emissions by islanding from the main grid from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. and reserving a minimum of 20 percent of the building's peak load to be managed or curtailed in response to grid conditions, while safeguarding resident health and autonomy.
  2. Self-Help Enterprises. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-21-031 with Self-Help Enterprises for a $1,000,000 grant to engage a multidisciplinary team to design a zero net energy, all-electric, mixed-use, transit-oriented affordable housing community in Visalia, California, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. This project will enable the evaluation and integration of emerging energy technologies and construction practices using advanced analysis methods to create an affordable, equitable, decarbonized, resilient, and replicable development.
  3. SoLa Impact Opportunity Zone Fund, LP. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-21-032 with SoLaImpact Opportunity Zone Fund, LP, for a $1,000,000 grant to design the Making Green Accessible affordable housing project with 50 or more sustainable, low-impact, zero-emissions homes in Compton, California, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. Centered around a mixed-use Resilience Hub, the project will provide innovative green technologies combined with an environmentally and socially conscious financial structure to establish a self-sustaining, resilient ecosystem.

19. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-21-033 with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for a $4,000,000 grant to investigate the impact of cooking electrification, ventilation, and other interventions on indoor air quality and the respiratory health of children with asthma in under-resourced communities in California, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. This research will help guide policies related to building electrification, investments in low-income housing retrofits, and asthma and healthy homes programs to mitigate the environmental and health impacts of energy end uses in California. (EPIC Funding) Contact: Maninder Thind (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

20. CalSEED Concept and Prototype Small Grant Awards 2022.

Proposed resolution approving 23 “Concept Award” small grants totaling $3.45 million and 7 “Prototype Award” follow-on grants totaling $3.15 million from the EPIC California Sustainable Energy Entrepreneur Development (CalSEED) Initiative administered by CalCEF Ventures, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. These grants were competitively selected by the CalSEED Technical Advisory Committee and are recommended for funding. Individual Concept Awards are for a maximum of $150,000 each and Prototype Awards are for a maximum of $450,000 each. (EPIC Funding) Contact: Josh Croft and Anthony Ng (Staff Presentation: 15 minutes)

  1. CalSEED Initiative (21-01)
    1. Kepler Energy Systems, Inc., Kepler Extensible Energy System, Michelle Lau, $150,000. The goal of this project is to build a full-scale prototype of a compressed air energy storage system that utilizes a machine learning controller and historical and real-time data to continuously shape operations to meet peak demands. Storage tanks will be configured to maximize ambient heat transfer and minimize thermodynamic losses.
    2. Modulium Inc, Modular Thermo-electric Refrigeration Systems, Anahat Sahay, $150,000. The goal of this project is to develop a modular thermo-electric refrigeration unit that can efficiently preserve perishable items of concern such as medicines, dairy, vaccines, and produce. The innovation utilizes solid-state Peltier coolers that can be individually activated depending on total cooling needs, which enhances energy efficiency.
    3. Summation Lab, ERS Multi-Stage-Gasifier Powergen: For Small Particle and High Moisture-Content Biomass, Milan Alex, $150,000. The goal of this project is to develop a multistage gasifier system that transforms biomass like wood chips and almond shells into renewable energy in the form of a fuel gas (syngas) and electricity without incinerating the biomass. This innovation can process low-grade biomass with high fines (up to 20 percent) and moisture content (up to 40 percent) to produce renewable energy in a cost-effective manner compared to existing gasification technologies.
    4. HyVerde LLC, Hybrid Battery Management System, Ricardo Castro, $150,000. The goal of this project is to design and demonstrate a hybrid battery management system that can be integrated into an EV to enable multiple types of battery chemistries and reduce temperature and charge variations across a battery. The innovation, “hybrid battery balancing,” can control the power to or from each battery module at a greater level of granularity, introducing new degrees of freedom that can change the design and operation of battery-based electric powertrains to improve the sustainability, energy efficiency, longevity, and safety of battery-based EV.
    5. Perch Sensing Inc., Distributed Real-Time Monitoring and Control for Resilient Power Infrastructures, Dominic Gaiero, $150,000. The goal of this project is to develop a distributed real-time monitoring and control system that significantly improves the resiliency of power infrastructure. The proposed system is based on novel self-energized low-cost distributed sensors that are “perched” on utility infrastructure and provide fine-grained power and environmental data more efficiently than existing approaches. This innovation will significantly improve power-infrastructure resiliency by helping utilities 1) predict and prevent potential utility-based ignition events, 2) more efficiently manage power flow during preemptive and emergency shutoffs, and 3) increase the integration of microgrids, distributed energy storage, and power-electronics devices.
    6. kWh Bot, kWhBot – EV Charging Autonomous Robots, Robert Freeman, $150,000. The goal of this project is to engineer autonomous robotic EV chargers that will deliver charge to EVs automatically at any parking spot in the service area. kWhBot robots will shuttle kWhBot battery slates from charging stations to parking spots within any lot equipped with the technology. These autonomous robots are developed using Segway and NVidia tech, and will navigate batteries to EVs, charge the vehicle, and later return the battery to the station as coordinated through the kWhBot software, partner apps, and Microsoft platform cloud-hosted services.
    7. Horizon PV Inc., Semitransparent Organic Solar Panels for Building-Integrated Photovoltaics, Yang Yang, $150,000. The goal of this project is to develop a thin-film solar cell, which is semi-transparent, flexible, and can be laminated to glass surfaces or on walls, capable of generating clean renewable electricity from solar windows in buildings and vehicles. Made from a novel polymer, semi-transparent organic photovoltaic panels, this technology allows the visible portion of sunlight to penetrate through while utilizing the infrared portion of sunlight to generate electricity.
    8. Ariya LLC dba Ariya Energy, Low-cost Solid-State Sodium Battery for Stationary Energy Storage, Arthur Kariya, $150,000. The goal of this project is to develop a solid-state polymer electrolyte for low-cost sodium batteries. This polymer electrolyte has high ionic conductivity and enables the use of sodium (rather than the more expensive lithium) while simplifying manufacturing.
    9. RCAM Technologies, Inc., Low Cost, Additively Manufactured Marine Pumped HydroElectric Storage, Gabriel Falzone, $150,000. The goal of this project is to develop Marine Pumped Hydroelectric Storage pods that can integrate with California’s floating offshore wind farms to create offshore renewable hybrid energy systems. The proposed innovation is a long-duration energy storage technology that stores and releases energy in 3D concrete printed spheres arranged in a rigid pod of spheres connected to a pump/turbine/generator module installed on the seafloor.
    10. OmniFlow Inc., Low Pressure, Low Flow, Anti-Clogging Irrigation Device, Frank Zhu, $150,000. The goal of this project is to develop a water and energy-saving irrigation device with a terminal control component for precision irrigation that has anti-clogging abilities and lowers cost. The self-cleaning irrigation emitter uses topological space design to achieve high-level resistance to blockage in small spaces. This special material structure can make the flow channel close to the size of the particles and can ensure the continuity and stability of the space when the particles are passed through.
    11. Discrete Lattice Industries, LLC, Discrete Cellular Building Systems, Benjamin Jenett, $150,000. The goal of this project is to develop a modular construction system for cellular building systems that offer significant cost and material savings through mass production and automation while offering novel combinations of performance and sustainability. The proposed innovation is based on unique, man-made materials whose properties are controlled by modifying the internal cellular structure rather than just the composition. This allows for structures with record-setting stiffness at super low density.
    12. Rivieh, Inc., Rivieh Smart Building Platform, Mustafa Homsi, $150,000. The goal of this project is to develop a smart building energy management system designed for residential buildings. This innovation will integrate a new sensor technology, millimeter-wave radar, within the form factor of light switches. The additional perception level acquired by this sensor will allow a distributed autonomous controller to be deployed among identical light switches to manage most of the building’s loads using existing infrastructure and without adding additional complexity or cost.
    13. Community Energy Labs, Inc., Easy Does It - Automated Model Input for Building Control, Tanya Barham, $150,000. The goal of this project is to develop a low-cost grid-interactive building control platform that can autonomously and flexibly manage energy and shape electricity demand for K-12, municipal, and small to mid-sized buildings. The innovation utilizes a dynamic model of predictive control that autonomously optimizes energy, pricing, and comfort without placing an undue burden on control professionals or building operators to set up or maintain. This proposal is for architecture and a method for automating the selection and collection of appropriate inputs, outputs, constraints, and training data needed to accurately instantiate a model-based controller for load shaping and management, saving customers’ time, labor, and tens of thousands of dollars compared to standard approaches to model-predictive control setup and calibration.
    14. Solarflux Energy Technologies, Inc., Solar Thermal Energy Powered Water Desalination and Purification System, Naoise Irwin, $150,000. The goal of this project is to develop a modern, low-cost distributed water treatment solution using an energy efficient membrane distillation process that is powered by a solar thermal concentrator, providing a source of potable water in a compact, turnkey package. Membrane distillation is an emerging water desalination and purification process relying on thermal energy at low pressures and temperatures, facilitating safe, low-cost distributed water treatment.
    15. Tyfast Energy Corp., Unifying Vehicles and Grid with Ultralong Cycle Life Solid-State Batteries, GJ la O’, $150,000. The goal of this project is to develop a long-lasting, solid-state battery cell with a novel anode material that allows for ultrafast charging without sacrificing safety and energy density. The proposed innovation will replace graphite with a disordered-rocksalt Li3V2O5 (DRS-LVO) anode that provides higher Li-transport in the structure for fast cycling, a low material expansion for electrode stability and long cycle life, and ideal anode operating voltage for enhanced battery safety.
    16. Benchmark Labs, Inc., In-Situ Evapotranspiration Forecasts to Improve Farm Water Demand Estimates, Carlos Gaitan Ospina, $150,000. The goal of this project is to develop a forecasting system that will provide hourly and daily forecasts of evapotranspiration and other environmental variables like temperature and relative humidity that are relevant for saving irrigation water. The proposed in-situ forecasting system is based on IoT sensor data, publicly available weather information, and a nonlinear bias-correction method, providing forecasts at the point of a specific in-situ sensor, not average conditions over a wider area like traditional approaches.
    17. Aeromutable Corporation, Controller and Sensor Integration for Optimized Electric Heavy-Vehicle Range Extension, David Manosalvas-Kjono, $150,000. The goal of this project is to develop a device that will provide continuously optimized aerodynamic performance of heavy vehicles, reducing energy consumption, and improving safety for the trucking industry while increasing their profitability through improved electric tractor range. A three- part system will have the ability to measure the micro-climate surrounding the vehicle and determine the optimum air injection configuration to change the tire pressure signature in the back of the trailer. This enhancement will reduce the energy consumption of the vehicle and allow for an increase in range using the same battery pack.
    18. ElectricFish Energy, Inc., 100 kW DC Microgrid with Interoperable Charging (200-950V Vehicle Architectures), Vince Wong, $150,000. The goal of this project is to develop a direct current microgrid that can accommodate agnostic EV charging for current and future-ready voltage architectures with a minimal grid connection. The proposed innovation is a containerized microgrid, using one chipset that can support multiple brands of EV chargers with mini grid-scale batteries that can be charged at high- renewable-energy hours of the day to store clean energy – a single module that can support ultrafast charging but acts as a resource, rather than a liability for the grid.
    19. Aepnus Technology Inc., Electrifying the Mining Industry, Lukas Hackl, $150,000. The goal of this project is to develop an electrochemical technology platform that can synthesize critical battery minerals using electricity instead of carbon-intensive reagent chemicals. The proposal is a design concept termed “Electrochemical Lithium Conversion” for the electrified, single-step conversion of lithium extracted from domestic ore and brine deposits into industrially relevant salts (for use in EV) with minimal carbon, energy, and water footprint.
    20. DarmokTech, Solid-State Cell and Packaging Designed for Recyclability and Cycle Life, Deepak Upadhyaya, $150,000. The goal of this project is to develop a cell and packaging design to make solid-state batteries a viable replacement for conventional Li-ion technology for EVs and short-duration storage, which are fire-prone and difficult to recycle. The innovation is based on prismatic cell design with stacked electrodes and aluminum casing that will improve cycle-life by reducing interfacial resistance and Li- dendrite formation.
    21. TECSI Solar, Arcadia SR - Solar Simplified, Samuel Truthseeker, $150,000. The goal of this project is to develop a solar panel for asphalt shingle roofs that integrates racking, flashing, hardware, and power electronics to simplify all rooftop components to a single unit, installed using a single tool. The fully integrated nature of the product means all necessary components are onboard the PV module, and only one tool is required. This makes installation simpler and significantly faster than current technologies.
    22. Korganotech Inc, Affordable Filter That Improves HVAC Efficiency and Kills Airborne Pathogens, Tim Leong, $150,000. The goal of this project is to develop an energy-efficient and highly effective air-filtration system that consumes less energy compared to other air-purification technologies that are being applied to combat the spread of pathogens. Newer HVAC solutions employ 100 percent fresh air instead of recirculated air, which doubles energy consumption. The proposed innovation is a reusable air filter that will contain a nanowire mesh embedded with bioactive nanoparticles to kill pathogens. This low-cost solution will allow the use of recirculated air while consuming almost no energy providing the most energy-efficient option to combat airborne pathogens.
    23. Climformatics Inc., Localized Near-To-Long Term Climate Prediction to Prepare and Protect Communities, Subarna Bhattacharyya, $150,000. The goal of this project is to build a predictive near-term forecasting tool with increased accuracy for localized fire weather forecasting that will help predict, prepare, and protect the energy grid infrastructure, utilities, and consumers from future wildfires. The goal of the product is to improve localized climate and weather predictions by developing technology that will compensate for missing sub-grid scale processes that are not yet included in weather and climate models by using available observations from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration data products.
    24. Tolo Inc., Remote Inspection Platform for Utility Infrastructure, Thomas Karagianes, $450,000. The goal of this project is to continue to demonstrate a remote inspection platform for utility infrastructure using immersive photogrammetric imagery. Tolo pairs state-of-the-art cameras with unmanned aerial vehicles and collects thousands of detailed photos from every angle of a utility tower, capturing images with greater detail than what is visible to an inspector in the field at a lower cost.
    25. RePurpose Energy, Inc., Lithium-Ion Battery Fire Suppression System, Joe Lacap, $450,000. The goal of this project is to continue to validate a system that tests, reassembles, and redeploys used EV batteries to store solar energy, creating lower-cost, more sustainable energy storage systems. The process begins by precisely measuring EV battery health in less than 90 seconds using machine learning. Then, battery reassembly is optimized into new circuits to maximize safety, efficiency, and longevity. Finally, the batteries are equipped with proprietary controls and fire suppression systems. This allows for repurposing used EV batteries safely for 7-10 years in “second-life” energy storage systems at roughly half the cost of new battery alternatives.
    26. ALD Technical Solutions LLC, Novel Composites to Increase Power Lines Capacity and Decrease Sag, Davoud Zamani, $450,000. The goal of this project is to build an installer of a lightweight, long-lasting, and cost-effective structural composite reinforcement system that will be wrapped around existing transmission lines to increase power capacity, extend lifespan, decrease sag, and improve reliability and resiliency of grid infrastructure with no downtime and minimal capital investment. The Composite Wire Wrap is a lightweight, high strength, long-lasting, cost-effective composite reinforcement system that withstands high temperatures. The product can be installed quickly and easily by this innovative robotic technology system and secured in place around existing power lines.
    27. Hago Energetics, Inc., Green Hydrogen from Biogas, Wilson Hago, $450,000. The goal of this project is to demonstrate a technology that uses renewable energy to convert agricultural waste to green hydrogen for the transportation sector. This technology works by processing biogas generated from manure waste into a novel chemical reactor that produces hydrogen. This process uses minimal amounts of electricity or natural gas to create green hydrogen and uses agricultural waste as raw material, so more carbon is taken out of the atmosphere than is produced by the process. This feature, along with a special process that uses waste wood as a catalyst for this chemical conversion, makes this process unique.
    28. Parthian Energy, Rapid Artificial Intelligence Screening to Significantly Reduce Cost of Battery Manufacturing, Michelle Mahshid Roumi, $450,000. The goal of this project is to continue to develop a new class of advanced battery sensors, with applications in manufacturing quality control, ultrafast charging, and evaluating second-life capabilities. The Parthian Electromagnetic Sensor (PES) detects internal defects in lithium-ion battery cells by evaluating the change in the battery’s electromagnetic signature. This process reduces unnecessary scrap, enhances safety, and enables higher energy density cells to be deployed into EVs and grid storage with decreased risk of thermal runaway.
    29. Leap Photovoltaics Inc., Cost and CapEx Reduction of Silicon Photovoltaics through Streamlined Manufacturing, David Berney Needleman, $450,000. The goal of this project is to further develop a process to manufacture crystalline silicon solar cells without wafers. This additive manufacturing approach directly deposits a layer of silicon microparticles to a surface that absorbs sunlight and converts it to electricity, achieving the same performance and reliability as traditional solar cells at half the cost while enabling the use of local supply chains. This unique combination addresses the thin margins and supply chain disruptions of solar manufacturing and is more sustainable. Furthermore, this process makes direct integration of solar energy generation with new products like vehicles and roofing materials easier, opening new markets for solar energy.
    30. Gridware Inc., Improving Situational Awareness of Distribution Equipment during Extreme Weather Conditions, Tim Barat, $450,000. The goal of this project is to demonstrate a system of low-cost, solar-powered, sensor platforms that are deployed across a distribution grid to provide real-time monitoring and fault anticipation. Gridware’s solution is centered around a primarily mechanical sensor package that characterizes and monitors the behavior of the electric distribution system. This introduces a way to mechanically monitor the system as opposed to the traditional electrical monitoring that is currently employed by utilities. Mechanical monitoring can reveal the weakening of the system as it ages, identify components that have loading beyond normal conditions, and indicate precursors to critical failures. The solution can further be deployed into real-time control to de-energize the system before failure.

21. Minutes.

Possible approval of the April 26, 2022, Business Meeting minutes.

22. 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.

23. Executive Director’s Report.

24. Public Advisor's Report.

25. Public Comment.

Pursuant to the California Code of Regulations, title 20, section 1104(e), any person may make an 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.

26. Chief Counsel's Report.

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. 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).

Pursuant to Government Code section 11126(c)(3), the CEC may hold a closed session to deliberate on a decision to be reached in a proceeding required to be conducted pursuant to Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 11500) or similar provisions of law:

  1. In the matter of Pecho Energy Storage Center (Docket No. 21-AFC-01).
  2. In the matter of Gem Energy Storage Center (Docket No. 21-AFC-02).

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Remote Access Instructions

Remote access for the public 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 for help at publicadvisor@energy.ca.gov and (916) 957-7910.

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.

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2022-05-06
Location: California
Description:

A regulatory advisory has been posted for Replacement Dedicated-Purpose Pool Pump Motors (RDPPPMs), clarifying that California’s Title 20 appliance efficiency regulations on RDPPPMs are not federally preempted and apply to RDPPPMs manufactured on or after July 19, 2021. For motors manufactured before July 19, 2021, California’s regulations for Replacement Residential Pool Pump Motors apply.

This regulatory advisory can be found at the Programs Bulletins page at Appliance Efficiency Program Bulletins.

2022-04-29
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 22-AAER-01 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 22-AAER-01
    Project Title: Commercial and Industrial Fans and Blowers
    TN Number: 242895
    Title: ASAP ACEEE Commercial and Industrial Fans and Blowers Comments
    Description:
    Filer: System
    Organization: ASAP ACEEE/Appliance Standards Awareness Project and American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
    Role: Public
    Submission Date: 4/29/2022 2:37:47 PM
    Docketed Date: 4/29/2022
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Comment
    Page(s): 3

Thank you,
 

2022-04-26
Location: California
Description:

Agenda Item to Adopt Order Instituting Informational Proceeding

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT, on April 26, 2022, during its regular business meeting, the California Energy Commission (CEC) will consider an order instituting informational proceeding for the 2022 IEPR Update.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022
10:00 AM - 03:30 PM

Notice

Attendance

For further information about the time and location of the business meeting and information about how to participate in person or by telephone or computer, please consult the April 26, 2022, business meeting event page

2022-04-26
Location: Sacramento, California
Description:

Business Meeting Agenda

April 26, 2022
10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

In-person at:
Warren-Alquist State Energy Building
1516 Ninth Street
Art Rosenfeld Hearing Room
Sacramento, California 95814
(Wheelchair Accessible)

Option for Remote Public Access via Zoom

https://zoom.us/, meeting ID: 938 6923 0237 and passcode: mtg@10am

Remote participation instructions below, after line items.

Please note that the CEC aims to begin promptly at the start time and the end time is an estimate based on the agenda proposed. The business meeting may end sooner or later than the time indicated depending on various factors.

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. Order Instituting Rulemaking Proceeding (Docket Number 22-AAER-02). Proposed Order Instituting Rulemaking Proceeding to update the Appliance Efficiency Regulations contained in the California Code of Regulations, title 20, sections 1601-1609. This proceeding will include updates to repeal the existing requirements for portable luminaires, to delete obsolete or duplicative language, and to make other changes to clarify the existing regulations. Contact: Carlos Baez
    2. School of Arts and Enterprise. Proposed resolution approving Amendment 1 to Agreement 011-20-ECG with School of Arts and Enterprise to increase the loan amount by $10,000 due to an unforeseen construction change order, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). (ECAA-Ed Program Funding) Contact: Sean Lockwood
    3. Proposed Order Delegating Approval of Certain Agreements and Amendments Under Health and Safety Code Section 44272. Proposed order to expand the executive director’s authority to approve agreements of $75,000 or less and certain amendments to all funds the CEC administers in accordance with Health and Safety Code section 44272. This proposed order would supersede Order 12-0711-1a, which delegates to the executive director authority to approve agreements of $75,000 or less and certain amendments only under the Clean Transportation Program. Contact: Allan Ward
  1. Order Instituting Informational Proceeding (OIIP) (22-IEPR-01).

Proposed OIIP for the 2022 Integrated Energy Policy Report (IEPR) Update. The OIIP would authorize the lead commissioner to gather and assess information on the topics identified in the 2022 IEPR Update Scoping Order as follows: (1) establishing a framework to center equity and environmental justice throughout CEC efforts, (2) creating a California Planning Library, and (3) addressing emerging topics. Contact: Heather Raitt (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

  1. Russell City Energy Center (RCEC) (01-AFC-07C).

Proposed order adopting the CEC and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) joint agency investigation team’s corrective actions identified in the RCEC May 2022 incident final investigation report, delegating the authority to the executive director to oversee the completion of the identified corrective actions and to notify RCEC when the facility may resume combined-cycle operations, consistent with their existing certification, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The CEC’s Siting, Transmission and Environmental Protection Division staff will also present an update on the final investigation report regarding the steam turbine incident and the corrective actions to be implemented. Contact: Elizabeth Huber (Staff Presentation: 20 minutes)

  1. Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) 2021 Annual Report.

Proposed resolution approving the EPIC 2021 Annual Report – Staff Report to be submitted to the Legislature and the CPUC by April 30, 2022. Contact: Molly O’Hagan (Staff Presentation: 15 minutes)

  1. The Next EPIC Challenge: Reimagining Affordable Mixed-Use Development in a Carbon-Constrained Future (GFO-20-305).

This solicitation sought proposals to fund a competition that challenges multi-disciplinary project teams to design and build a mixed-use development using cutting-edge energy technologies, tools, and construction practices that are affordable, equitable, emissions-free, and resilient to climate change impacts and extreme weather events. (EPIC Funding) Contact: Anthony Ng (Staff Presentation: 15 minutes)

    1. Northern California Land Trust, Inc. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-21-029 with Northern California Land Trust, Inc. for a $999,595 grant to fund the design of the Berkeley Efficient and Resilient Mixed-Use Showcase, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The design is envisioned as a six-story all-electric, zero-net energy (ZNE) building comprised of 50 housing units, permanently affordable for low-income households. The design will incorporate a solar microgrid to support extended grid outage resilience while supporting the grid during peak hours. The project seeks to validate the scalability and replicability of architectural and mechanical systems in the building design to advance California’s decarbonization goals.
    2. Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-21-028 with Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. for a $1,000,000 grant to fund the design of emerging technologies and building systems integration to enable a ZNE, all-electric, transit-integrated affordable multifamily community with 94 apartments and embedded with mixed-use commercial usage in downtown Santa Cruz, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.
    3. ConSol. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-21-021 with ConSol for a $999,936 grant to design an all-electric, mixed-use, 100 percent affordable housing development in Woodland, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The project will incorporate innovative energy efficiency measures and clean energy technologies, and provide shared electric transportation to create an environmentally friendly neighborhood for residents. The project team will solicit feedback from the community and other key stakeholders to help inform options for the non-residential space. The project team will also coordinate with partners to provide future residents with opportunities for local employment training and workforce development.
    4. Mutual Housing California. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-21-027 with Mutual Housing California for a $1,000,000 grant to design a four-story, all-electric, in-fill, mixed-use development, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The design will feature affordable housing for seniors with office space for social services on the ground floor. Resiliency features will be incorporated into the design to help protect tenants against natural disasters and power shutoffs and will serve as a shelter and cooling center for the community. The project design is slated for a historically underserved neighborhood in south Stockton close to public transit and an adjacent health care clinic.
    5. Innovative Housing Opportunities, Inc. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-21-022 with Innovative Housing Opportunities, Inc. for a $998,630 grant to design and prepare for a zero-carbon, mixed-use affordable housing development in Santa Ana, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. This project will lead to a scalable, decarbonization approach that integrates environmental justice considerations in the design and construction phases. The efforts of this team will encourage greater involvement by diverse practitioners by incorporating meaningful opportunities for black, indigenous, and people of color practitioners to participate in the design and other phases of this work.
    6. Jamboree Housing Corporation. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-21-026 with Jamboree Housing Corporation for a $1,000,000 grant to design a mixed-use complex in San Juan Capistrano featuring a new city hall with integrated affordable housing, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The development will combine cutting-edge renewable energy technologies, sustainable design and construction techniques and materials, green operational practices, and an innovative municipal partnership to create a unique mixed-use development. This design will demonstrate a scalable and replicable model that may be used by cities and affordable housing developers.
    7. National Community Renaissance. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-21-023 with National Community Renaissance for a $1,000,000 grant to design a carbon-free affordable housing and mixed-use development in San Diego, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The proposed project will include apartment homes, a childcare facility, a retail area, and a mobility hub. This project seeks to advance the state’s housing supply and affordability goals by providing an example of an urban infill, mixed-use, transit-oriented development incorporating advanced construction techniques and emerging clean energy technologies.
    8. Communities for Global Sustainability – C4GS LLC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-21-024 with Communities for Global Sustainability – C4GS LLC for a $1,000,000 grant to design an affordable, carbon-free, multi-use housing community in San Diego, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The community will maximize energy efficiency, reduce energy demand, integrate renewable energy, and minimize embodied carbon.
    9. Family Health Centers of San Diego, Inc. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-21-025 with Family Health Centers of San Diego, Inc. for a $1,000,000 grant to design a modular, zero-emission, mixed-use development in San Diego, designated for low-income and extremely low-income families who are housing insecure, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.
  1. California State Lands Commission.

Proposed resolution approving Agreement 700-21-005 with the California State Lands Commission for $200,000 to select consulting services for screening analysis of the feasibility of, and potential opportunities and constraints for, a new port along the central to the southern coast of California capable of supporting floating offshore wind development, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. This analysis will support California’s assessment of developing wind energy in federal waters off the coast of California, including the preparation of an offshore wind strategic plan required by Assembly Bill 525 (Chiu, Chapter 231, Statutes of 2021). (General Fund Funding) Contact: Rhetta DeMesa (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

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

This solicitation sought proposals 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 transit agencies serving diverse geographic regions and populations. (Clean Transportation Program and General Fund Funding) Contact: Esther Odufuwa (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

    1. Culver City. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-21-067 with the city of Culver City for a $5,000,000 grant to install electric vehicle charging infrastructure to support 36 battery-electric transit buses, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.
    2. Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ZVI-21-018 with Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District for a $4,565,975 grant to upgrade the existing hydrogen refueling station at the Oakland Seminary Avenue site, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.
  1. Ultra-Low-Carbon Fuel: Commercial-Scale Production Facilities and Blending Infrastructure (GFO-20-608).

This solicitation sought proposals for commercial-scale projects that increase the instate fuel production or blending capacity of ultra-low-carbon alternative fuels that have a carbon intensity of 30 grams of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e)/megajoule or less. Eligible projects must be located at new or existing fuel production or fuel blending facilities. (Clean Transportation Program Funding) Contact: Hieu Nguyen (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

    1. California Grinding, Inc. (CGI). Proposed resolution adopting CEQA findings for CGI’s Fresno Anaerobic Digester Facility Project and approving Agreement ARV-21-051 with CGI.
      1. CEQA Findings. Based on the lead agency city of Fresno’s Initial Study (IS) and Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND), and Fresno’s Conditional Use Permit (CUP) No. C-15-030, which was approved by Fresno on July 19, 2016, work under the proposed project presents no new significant or substantially more severe environmental impacts beyond those already considered and mitigated, and following Fresno’s adoption of the MND and CUP, none of the circumstances within California Code of Regulations, title 14 (CEQA Guidelines), section 15162 are present.
      2. Fresno Anaerobic Digestion Facility. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-21-051 with CGI for a $3,000,000 grant to construct and commission a commercial-scale fuel production facility at an existing waste processing facility for Fresno. The facility will process 250 tons per day of organic waste materials to produce an estimated 1,345,000 diesel gallon equivalents (DGEs) per year of renewable compressed natural gas.
    2. SoCal Biomethane, LLC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-21-052 with SoCal Biomethane, LLC for a $1,500,000 grant to produce 1.6 million DGEs of low-carbon renewable natural gas as a transportation fuel from food waste and wastewater and displace 18,256 metric tons (MTs) of CO2e per year, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.
    3. AltAir Paramount, LLC. (AltAir). Proposed resolution adopting CEQA findings for AltAir’s Blending Terminal Project and approving Agreement ARV-21-053 with AltAir.
      1. CEQA Findings. Based on the lead agency city of Paramount’s IS and MND, CUP No. 751, and Addendums to CUP No. 751, the work under the proposed project presents no new or substantially more severe environmental impacts beyond those already considered and mitigated, and that following Paramount’s adoption of the MND and CUP, none of the circumstances within CEQA Guidelines section 15162 are present.
      2. AltAir’s Blending Terminal Project. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-21-053 with AltAir for a $2,000,000 grant to upgrade piping and storage at an existing petroleum refinery site, increasing the efficiency, throughput, and blending capabilities to provide a higher volume of renewable diesel 80 percent and biodiesel 20 percent to the California market. This project will increase the throughput of biodiesel from 1 million to 32.5 million gallons per year, offsetting up to 1,584,756 MTs of CO2e per year at full capacity.
  1. IDEAL ZEV Workforce Pilot (GFO-21-602).

This solicitation sought proposals for workforce training and development that support ZEV, ZEV infrastructure, and ZEV-related commercial technologies in priority communities of California. (Clean Transportation Program Funding) Contact: Larry Rillera (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

    1. Community Resource Project, Inc. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-21-054 with Community Resource Project, Inc. for a $500,000 grant to develop curriculum, conduct outreach, and provide instruction and training on ZEV and EVCI and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.
    2. Kern Community College District. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-21-055 with Kern Community College District for a $490,237 grant to develop and conduct EVCI training and job placement and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.
  1. Minutes.

Possible approval of the March 9 and March 24, 2022, Business Meeting minutes.

  1. 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.

  1. Executive Director’s Report.
  2. Public Advisor's Report.
  3. Public Comment.

Pursuant to California Code of Regulations, title 20, section 1104(e), any person may make an 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.

  1. Chief Counsel's Report.

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. 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).

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:

    1. CEC grant with the Vehicle-Grid-Integration Alliance, Inc. (ARV-13-057).
    2. CEC grants with the Zero Net Energy Alliance, Inc. (EPC-16-034, EPC-16-065, & EPC-18-011).

Pursuant to Government Code section 11126(c)(3), the CEC may hold a closed session to deliberate on a decision to be reached in a proceeding required to be conducted pursuant to Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 11500) or similar provisions of law:

    1. In the matter of Pecho Energy Storage Center (Docket No. 21-AFC-01).
    2. In the matter of Gem Energy Storage Center (Docket No. 21-AFC-02).

In-Person Instructions

Visitors will need to sign in with security and receive a pink or green temporary visitor badge to enter the primary meeting location in the Rosenfeld Hearing Room. The sign-in sheet at the security desk is for security purposes only and is not retained by the CEC as a public record. Any sign-in sheet in the Rosenfeld Hearing Room will be voluntary. Visitors are not permitted on any floor or room other than the hearing rooms and restrooms without a visitor badge and staff escort. Masks and social distancing are encouraged but not required.

Remote Access Instructions

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

oom: To participate and provide public comment via Zoom. Zoom may also be accessed. 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 for help at publicadvisor@energy.ca.gov and (916) 957-7910.

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.

Zoom’s closed captioning service will be enabled for CEC business meetings. Attendees can use the service by clicking on the “live transcript” icon and then choosing either “show subtitle” or “view full transcript.” The closed captioning service can be stopped by exiting out of the “live transcript” or selecting the “hide subtitle” icon. If using a phone, closed captioning is automatic and cannot be turned off. While the closed captioning is available in real-time, it typically includes errors. A full and formal transcript rendered by a professional court reporter will be posted in the CEC’s business meeting docket and the CEC’s business meeting webpage.

Public Advisor Assistance. Direct questions about how to participate in the business meeting or to request interpreting services or other reasonable modification and accommodations to the Public Advisor at publicadvisor@energy.ca.gov or by phone at (916) 957-7910. Requests for interpreting services, reasonable accommodations, and other modifications should be made as soon as possible and at least five days in advance. The CEC will work diligently to meet all requests based on the availability of the service or resource needed. Additionally, 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. Comments submitted after the business meeting starts will be filed in the business meeting docket.

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

Subscribe to Electronic Mail Lists 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)

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2022-04-12
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 22-AAER-01 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 22-AAER-01
    Project Title: Commercial and Industrial Fans and Blowers
    TN Number: 242637
    Title: Public Hearing Presentation CIFB
    Description: Public hearing presentation for commercial and industrial fans and blowers explaining regulatory language and regulatory process.
    Filer: Alex Galdamez
    Organization: California Energy Commission
    Role: Energy Commission
    Submission Date: 4/12/2022 8:40:42 AM
    Docketed Date: 4/12/2022
    Subject(s): Efficiency
    Submission Type: Document
    Page(s): 11

Thank you,

2022-04-12
Location: Webinar
Description:

Notice of Proposed Action and Public Hearing - 2022 Appliance Efficiency Rulemaking for Commercial and Industrial Fans and Blowers

Notice is hereby given that the California Energy Commission (CEC) proposes to adopt regulations for commercial and industrial fans and blowers into the California Code of Regulations (CCR) Title 20 (“the Proposed Action”), after considering all comments, objections, and recommendations, regarding the Proposed Action.

The public hearing will be held remotely, consistent with AB 361 (Rivas, Stats. 2021, ch. 165, 2) and Executive Order N-1-22 to improve and enhance public access to state and local agency meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic by allowing broader access through teleconferencing options. Instructions for remote participation for the public hearing are below.

Public Hearing
The CEC staff will hold a public hearing for the proposed regulations at the date and time listed below. Interested persons, or their authorized representative, may present statements, arguments, or contentions relevant to the proposed regulations at the public hearing. The record for this hearing will be kept open until every person has had an opportunity to provide comment.

Public Comment Period
The written public comment period for the commercial and industrial fans and blowers proposed regulations will be held from February 25, 2022, through April 11, 2022. Any interested person, or their authorized representative, may submit written comments to the CEC for consideration on or prior to April 11, 2022. The CEC appreciates receiving written comments at the earliest possible date. Comments submitted outside this comment period are considered untimely. CEC may, but is not required to, respond to untimely comments, including those raising significant environmental issues.

Written and oral comments, attachments, and associated contact information (including address, phone number, and email address) will become part of the public record of this proceeding with access available via any internet search engine.

The CEC encourages use of its electronic commenting system.
Submit Comment (22-AAER-01)

Tuesday, April 12, 2022
10:00 AM- 03:00 PM
Remote Access Only

Notice and Agenda

Documents

Remote Attendance

The public hearing may be accessed by clicking the Zoom link below or visiting Zoom at https://join.zoom.us and entering the ID and password below. If you experience difficulties joining, you may contact Zoom at (888) 799-9666 ext. 2, or the Office of the Public Advisor, Energy Equity and Tribal Affairs at publicadvisor@energy.ca.gov or by phone at (916) 654-4489 or toll free at (800) 822-6228.

Public Hearing Zoom Link
Webinar ID: 926 8336 4288
Passcode: 290779

To participate by telephone dial (213) 338-8477 or (888) 475-4499 (toll free). When prompted, enter the Webinar ID and password listed above. To comment or ask a question over the telephone, dial *9 to “raise your hand” and *6 to mute/unmute your phone line.

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/rules-and-regulations/appliance-efficiency-regulations-title-20/appliance-efficiency-proceedings-11
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2022-04-07
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 21-OIR-03 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 21-OIR-03
    Project Title: 2022 Load Management Rulemaking
    TN Number: 242611
    Title: Steve Uhler Comments - Meeting performance criteria through innovation
    Description:
    Filer: System
    Organization: Steve Uhler
    Role: Other Interested Person
    Submission Date: 4/7/2022 4:02:10 PM
    Docketed Date: 4/7/2022
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Comment
    Page(s): 1

Thank you,

2022-04-07
Location: Sacramento, California
Description:

Notice of IEPR Staff Workshop on Demand Scenarios

Thursday, April 7, 2022
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

In-person at:
Warren-Alquist State Energy Building
Imbrecht Hearing Room, First Floor
1516 9th Street, Sacramento, California 95814
(Wheelchair Accessible)

Remote Option via Zoom™
https://zoom.us/, webinar ID: 988 3533 9548 and passcode: IEPR2022

The California Energy Commission (CEC) staff will host a workshop to present inputs, assumptions, and results for the Demand Scenarios Project previously described in the 2021 Integrated Energy Policy Report, Volume IV: California Energy Demand Forecast. CEC staff will also provide a status report on the parallel inter-agency effort to develop a scenario for the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and the California Independent System Operator (California ISO) to use in their resource planning and transmission system planning processes. CPUC staff will also be using this parallel scenario to inform their distribution system assessments.

Vice Chair Siva Gunda will be the CEC’s Lead Commissioner for the 2022 IEPR Update. A quorum of commissioners may participate in person, but no votes will be taken.

The public can participate in the workshop consistent with the direction provided below. Please note that the CEC aims to begin promptly at the start time posted and the end time is an estimate based on the agenda proposed. The workshop may end sooner or later than the posted end time depending on various factors.

Notice and Agenda

Attendance Instructions

In-person: Participants may join in-person at the following location: Warren-Alquist State Energy Building, Imbrecht Hearing Room, first floor, 1516 Ninth Street, Sacramento, California 95814.

Remote participation: Participants may join remotely via Zoom by internet or by phone.

To participate by computer using Zoom's online platform, click on this link (https://energy.zoom.us/j/98835339548?pwd=OUFVWDRnQnpMOEprTG5xcDVsYnFjUT09) or by logging in via Zoom™ at https://zoom.us/, entering the unique webinar ID: 988 3533 9548 and passcode: IEPR2022, and following all prompts.

To participate by telephone, call toll-free at (888) 475-4499 or at (669) 219-2599. When prompted, enter the webinar ID: 988 3533 9548 and passcode: IEPR2022.

If you experience difficulties joining, contact Zoom at (888) 799-9666 ext. 2, or the Public Advisor at publicadvisor@energy.ca.gov, or by phone at (916) 957-7910.

For more information: https://www.energy.ca.gov/data-reports/reports/integrated-energy-policy-report/2022-integrated-energy-policy-report-update-0

 

 

2022-04-06
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 22-DECARB-01 have been published:

Docket Number: 22-DECARB-01
Project Title: Heat Pump and Decarbonization Goals
TN Number: 242601
Title: Presentation - Opportunities for PNNL-CEC Collaboration Heat Pumps and Heat Pump Water Heaters
Description: Presentation from Joshua Butzbaugh (PNNL)
Filer: Gabriel Taylor
Organization: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Role: Public Agency
Submission Date: 4/6/2022 3:17:18 PM
Docketed Date: 4/6/2022
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 22

Thank you,
 

2022-04-06
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 22-DECARB-01 have been published:

Docket Number: 22-DECARB-01
Project Title: Heat Pump and Decarbonization Goals
TN Number: 242599
Title: Presentation - CEC Heat Pump Workshop
Description: Presentation from Jason Thomas (Carrier)
Filer: Gabriel Taylor
Organization: Carrier
Role: Public
Submission Date: 4/6/2022 3:17:18 PM
Docketed Date: 4/6/2022
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s):

Thank you,

2022-04-05
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 21-OIR-03 have been published:

Docket Number: 21-OIR-03
Project Title: 2022 Load Management Rulemaking
TN Number: 242564
Title: Proposed Regulatory Lnaguage
Description: Proposed Revisions to Regulatory Language for the Load Management Standards Regulations.
Filer: Stefanie Wayland
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 4/5/2022 12:45:31 PM
Docketed Date: 4/5/2022
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): Thank you,

2022-04-01
Location: Workshop
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 22-DECARB-01 have been published:

Docket Number: 22-DECARB-01
Project Title: Heat Pump and Decarbonization Goals
TN Number: 242524
Title: Schedule for CEC Staff Workshop on Heat Pump Goals, Supply Chain, and Programs
Description: Workshop on April 5, 2022 - 10:00 a.m.
Filer: Gabriel Taylor
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 4/1/2022 2:16:23 PM
Docketed Date: 4/1/2022
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s):

Thank you,
 

2022-03-30
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 22-AAER-01 have been published:

  • Docket Number: 22-AAER-01
    Project Title: Commercial and Industrial Fans and Blowers
    TN Number: 242504
    Title: Notice of Extension of Comment Period
    Description: Notice of extension of the comment period for proposed regulatory language commercial and industrial fans and blowers
    Filer: Alex Galdamez
    Organization: California Energy Commission
    Role: Commission Staff
    Submission Date: 3/30/2022 4:06:00 PM
    Docketed Date: 3/30/2022
    Subject(s): Efficiency
    Submission Type: Document
    Page(s): 1

Thank you,

2022-03-25
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 22-DECARB-01
Project Title: Heat Pump and Decarbonization Goals
TN #: 242460
Document Title: Notice of CEC Staff Workshop on Heat Pump Goals, Supply
Chain, and Programs
Description: Scheduled on April 5, 2022; 10 a.m.
Filer: Gabriel Taylor
Organization: California Energy Commission

Notice of CEC Staff Workshop on Heat Pump Goals, Supply Chain, and Programs

2022-03-22
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 22-DECARB-01
Project Title: Heat Pump and Decarbonization Goals
TN #: 242419
Document Title: Memo to Open New Docket
Description: N/A
Filer: Ngoc Tran
Organization: California Energy Commission

Memo to Open New Docket

2022-03-14
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 22-AAER-01 have been published:

Docket Number: 22-AAER-01
Project Title: Commercial and Industrial Fans and Blowers
TN Number: 242302
Title: Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute Comments - Request for Extension of Comment Period in Response to California Energy Commission’s Proposed Regulatory Adoption of Efficiency
Description:
Filer: System
Organization: Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute
Role: Public
Submission Date: 3/14/2022 12:33:01 PM
Docketed Date: 3/14/2022
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 2

Thank you

2022-03-10
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 22-AAER-01 have been published:

Docket Number: 22-AAER-01
Project Title: Commercial and Industrial Fans and Blowers
TN Number: 242243
Title: AMCA International Comments - Request for 3-Week Extension to Public Comment Period
Description:
Filer: System
Organization: ACA International/Michael Ivanovich
Role: Public
Submission Date: 3/10/2022 12:11:38 PM
Docketed Date: 3/10/2022
Subject(s): Efficiency
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 3

Thank you.
 

2022-03-09
Location: Zoom
Description:

Business Meeting Agenda

March 9, 2022

10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Remote participation instructions below, after line items.

Public comment is accepted solely through the Zoom platform. 

The California Energy Commission’s (CEC) March 9, 2022, Business Meeting will be held remotely, consistent with Assembly Bill 361 (Rivas, Chapter 165, Statutes of 2021) as extended by Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-1-22 to improve and enhance public access to state meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic. The public can participate in the business meeting consistent with the direction provided below.

Please note that the CEC aims to begin promptly at the start time and the end time is an estimate based on the agenda proposed. The business meeting may end sooner or later than the time indicated depending on various factors.

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. Association of Women in Water, Energy and Environment (AWWEE). Proposed resolution approving a $2,100 purchase order with AWWEE to renew CEC’s annual organizational membership, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. This membership enables CEC employees to participate in AWWEE events designed to cultivate learning, sharing, and professional development while connecting with industry experts from the state, local and private sectors. (ERPA Funding) Contact: Tiffany Solorio
  2. AWWEE. Proposed resolution approving a $1,500 purchase order with AWWEE to sponsor their 2022 events line up, including use of the CEC logo in co-sponsorship advertisements, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. (ERPA Funding) Contact: Tiffany Solorio
  3. Approval of Disadvantaged Communities Advisory Group (DACAG) Member Reappointments. The DACAG is an advisory body to the CEC and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) on the impacts of clean energy and pollution reduction programs in disadvantaged communities. Senate Bill 350 (De León, Chapter 54, Statutes of 2015) required the CPUC and the CEC to establish an advisory body consisting of representatives from disadvantaged communities identified pursuant to Section 39711 of the Health and Safety Code. The DACAG is comprised of ten members, and one tribal representative appointed by the Governor's Tribal Advisor. The proposed resolution is to reappoint the five following members of the DACAG to another two-year term: Angela Islas, Adrian Martinez, Andres Ramirez, Roger Lin, and Fred Beihn. Jana Ganion, the tribal representative serving on the DACAG, was reappointed by the Governor’s Tribal Advisor to serve another two-year term. Contact: Noem&iacut! e; Gallardo.

2.    Moss Landing Power Plant LLC (MLPC)(99-AFC-04C).

Proposed order approving a settlement agreement with MLPC to resolve alleged violations of the CEC’s certification concerning timely reporting of complaints, notices of violation, official warnings, and citations to the CEC, and adopting the determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. Under the settlement agreement, MLPC agrees to the amendment of a reporting condition for the Moss Landing Power Plant, which will provide additional clarity on reporting requirements expected by CEC staff. MLPC also agrees to pay $75,000 to the CEC to settle this matter. In return, the CEC agrees to close the matter without further action or litigation. Contact: Shawn Pittard (Staff Presentation: 10 minutes)

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

Proposed order approving the petition to amend to increase cooling tower volatile organic compounds (VOC) emission rates contained in Conditions of Certification AQ-7, AQ-8, AQ-SC2, AQ-CT2, and AQ-CT4 through AQ-CT7, and finding the change would not have a significant adverse impact under CEQA. This change would allow the project to resume operations using recycled water, in compliance with all applicable laws, ordinances, regulations, and standards and would not result in any significant adverse impacts to the environment. Contact: Elizabeth Huber (Staff Presentation: 10 minutes)

4.    Los Medanos Energy Center (LMEC) Petition to Amend (98-AFC-01C).

Proposed order amending the CEC's certification of the LMEC to allow for the installation of a flue gas pipe for the delivery of approximately 1 percent of the flue gas from LMEC to San Francisco Bay Aggregates for use in a carbon dioxide (CO2) demonstration project that will manufacture CO2-sequestered upcycled rock products. The proposed order also would adopt staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. Contact: Elizabeth Huber (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

5.    2021 Integrated Energy Policy Report (IEPR) (Docket 21-IEPR-01).

Proposed resolution adopting and approving the 2021 IEPR: Volume III, Decarbonizing the State's Gas System, and adopting a determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The CEC is required to prepare a biennial IEPR that assesses major energy trends and issues facing the state’s electricity, natural gas, and transportation fuel sectors. The report also 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. The CEC adopted Volumes I, II, IV, and Appendix of the 2021 IEPR on February 16, 2022. Contact: Heather Raitt (Staff Presentation: 15 minutes)

6.    Building Standards Code Petition.

Proposed order denying a petition, submitted by ACCO Engineered Systems, pursuant to Section 1-313 of the California Administrative Code. The petition requested that language in the California Mechanical Code be clarified regarding the application of California Energy Code ventilation requirements. Contact: Peter Strait (Staff Presentation: 10 minutes)

7.    Order Instituting Informational Proceeding on Decarbonizing the Gas System.

Proposed order instituting an informational proceeding (OIIP) to engage state agencies and stakeholders in planning for the transition away from fossil gas and addressing the challenges the state faces in decarbonizing the gas system. The initial focus of the OIIP is to begin implementing 2021 IEPR recommendations for the CEC to develop the necessary analytical framework for long-term gas planning. This will be a multi-year investigation proceeding to run parallel with and feed into the CEC’s IEPR proceedings. The OIIP is intended to foster interagency collaboration and stakeholder engagement in a wide range of assessments and forecasts. Contact: David Erne (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

8.    Order Instituting Informational Proceeding on Distributed Energy Resources.

Proposed (OIIP) to explore the role of distributed energy resources (DER) in California’s energy future. California has embraced the adoption of DER as an important strategy to meet its commitments to increase renewable and zero-carbon resources and to support transportation and building electrification. The OIIP will investigate approaches to expand the deployment of DER, while supporting the state’s clean energy goals. Contact: David Erne (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

9.    Order Instituting Rulemaking on Power Source Disclosure (PSD).

Proposed order instituting a rulemaking proceeding to consider amendments to the CEC's PSD regulations, title 20, California Code of Regulations, section 1390 et seq. to implement Assembly Bill 242 and other minor modifications to the PSD program determined to be necessary, including revisions to clarify existing provisions, improvements to program operations, and amendments to streamline reporting requirements. Contact: Ariel Lee (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

10. Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District (HBHRCD).

Proposed resolution approving Agreement OSW-21-001 with the HBHRCD for an up to $10,450,000 grant to support infrastructure improvements at the Port of Humboldt, approving authority for the grant’s scope of work Tasks 1 through 9, and adopting staff’s determination that Tasks 1 through 9 are exempt from CEQA. After the appropriate work in Tasks 1 through 9 is complete, the CEC will consider approving Task 10 at a future business meeting. Grant funds will support repurposing the Redwood Marine Terminal to support offshore wind energy development in the North Coast region. The CEC’s funding will primarily support preliminary environmental and design work. (General Fund Funding) Contact: Rhetta DeMesa (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

11. Porifera, Inc.

Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-21-019 with Porifera, Inc. for a $2,980,226 grant to develop an automated manufacturing line for a large-format forward osmosis membrane module that enables efficient industrial, agricultural, and municipal wastewater reuse, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The full-scale prototype of the large-format forward osmosis system has been designed, built, and demonstrated, making it ready to scale-up for commercialization. This project will design and build an automated manufacturing line at low-rate initial production for membrane packets. (EPIC Funding) Contact: Michael Ferreira (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

12. SPARKZ, Inc.

Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-21-020 with SPARKZ, Inc. for a $2,676,670 grant to develop a solid-state lithium battery prototype able to cycle at room temperature and demonstrate the battery for drone use, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. This technology uses a lithium metal anode and solid, nonflammable electrolytes to increase safety, and energy density while reducing battery costs. The team seeks to demonstrate an innovative freeze tape casting manufacturing method to increase energy density and lower costs. The recipient will also target an energy density over 350 watt-hours/kilogram that can operate at 80 percent capacity for at least 100 cycles. (EPIC Funding) Contact: Michael Ferreira (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

13. Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck and Bus Technology Integration and Demonstration - GFO-21-501.

This solicitation sought proposals for research, development, and demonstration projects to improve the performance and cost effectiveness of hydrogen fuel cell-powered heavy-duty vehicles with challenging duty cycles. (Gas R&D Program Funding) Contact: Peter Chen (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes) 

  1. Cummins Electrified Power NA Inc. Proposed resolution approving Agreement PIR-21-001 with Cummins Electrified Power NA Inc. for a $2,000,000 grant to develop and demonstrate two zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell-electric trucks capable of meeting a challenging industrial bulk gas delivery duty cycle, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The project will integrate an advanced fuel cell electric powertrain, demonstrate one-to-one replacement of conventional Class 8 diesel trucks, develop a truck-mounted electrified power take-off to power a pump for cryogenic cargo tank trailers, and assess the feasibility of on-board liquid hydrogen storage for extended range.
  2. Institute of Gas Technology dba Gas Technology Institute. Proposed resolution approving Agreement PIR-21-002 with Institute of Gas Technology dba Gas Technology Institute for a $1,999,667 grant to develop an advanced high-power fuel cell system, improve the hydrogen-to-system mass ratio of an onboard hydrogen storage system, and demonstrate low rolling resistance tires in a high-torque EV application, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. These technologies will be integrated onto a Class 8 truck and demonstrated over 12 months in drayage operations and a challenging regional haul route between the Inland Empire and Northern San Joaquin Valley.

14. City of Long Beach Harbor Department (Port of Long Beach).

Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-21-046 with the Port of Long Beach for a $2,500,000 grant to implement a blueprint developed under the Electric Vehicle (EV) Ready Communities Blueprint, Phase I, solicitation (GFO-17-604) and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. This project will deploy 10 Level 2 EV charging stations and stub-out six additional units, develop an electric drayage truck charging siting toolkit, provide updates to drayage equipment feasibility reports, and produce a workforce assessment report. (Clean Transportation Program Funding) Contact: Patrick Brecht (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

15. Ultra-Low-Carbon Fuel: Commercial-Scale Production Facilities & Blending Infrastructure - GFO-20-608.

This solicitation sought proposals for commercial-scale projects that increase the in-state fuel production and/or blending capacity of ultra-low-carbon alternative fuels that have a carbon intensity of 30g CO2e/MJ or less. Eligible projects must be located at new or existing fuel production or fuel blending facilities. (Clean Transportation Program Funding) Contact: Hieu Nguyen (Staff Presentation: 5 Minutes)

  1. Merced Pipeline LLC. (MPL). Proposed resolution adopting CEQA findings for MPL’s Merced Pipeline Dairy Digester Cluster Expansion Project and approving grant Agreement ARV-21-048 with MPL.
    1. CEQA Findings. Findings that, based on the lead agency Merced County's (County) Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND), and the County's Conditional Use Permit No. CUP19-003 approving and adopting the MND, which was approved by the County’s Planning Commission on November 20, 2019, the work under the proposed project presents no new significant or substantially more severe environmental impacts beyond those already considered and mitigated, and that following the County’s adoption of the MND and CUP, none of the circumstances within CEQA section 15162 are present.
    2. MPL's Merced Pipeline Dairy Digester Cluster Expansion Project. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-21-048 with MPL for a $1,500,000 grant. The goal of this agreement is to construct a new expansion to the existing centralized gas clean-up and upgrading facility in the county to process the dairy biogas from seven additional participating digesters. The resulting project will produce 1,761,000 diesel gallon equivalents per year of renewable compressed natural gas with a negative carbon intensity score of approximately –375-g CO2e/MJ, while simultaneously reducing greenhouse gas emissions by about 113,000 MTCO2e per year.
  2. New Leaf Biofuel, LLC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-21-050 with New Leaf Biofuel, LLC for a $1,000,000 grant to install storage tanks at an existing site that will allow railcars to offload biofuel and then fill transport trucks independently, rather than requiring both to be simultaneously present, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. This project will increase the site’s throughput from 10 million gallons per year to up to 88 million gallons per year with waste-derived renewable fuels, thereby offsetting up to 723,146 MTCO2 per year at full capacity.

16. Minutes.

Possible approval of the February 16, 2022, Business Meeting minutes.

17. 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.

18. Executive Director’s Report.

19. Public Advisor's Report.

20. 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.

21. 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. State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission v. Electricore, Inc. and ZeroTruck (Sacramento County Superior Court, Case No. 34-2016- 00204586).
  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 as well as:
    1. CEC grant with the Vehicle-Grid-Integration Alliance, Inc. (ARV-13-057).

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 for help at publicadvisor@energy.ca.gov and (916) 957-7910.

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.

Zoom’s closed captioning service will be enabled for CEC business meetings. Attendees can use the service by clicking on the “live transcript” icon and then choosing either “show subtitle” or “view full transcript.” The closed captioning service can be stopped by exiting out of the “live transcript” or selecting the “hide subtitle” icon. If using a phone, closed captioning is automatic and cannot be turned off. While the closed captioning is available in real-time, it typically includes errors. A full and formal transcript rendered by a professional court reporter will be posted in the CEC’s business meeting docket and the CEC’s business meeting webpage.

Public Advisor Assistance. Direct questions about how to participate in the business meeting or to request interpreting services or other reasonable modification and accommodations to the Public Advisor at publicadvisor@energy.ca.gov or by phone at (916) 957-7910. Requests for interpreting services, reasonable accommodations, and other modifications should be made as soon as possible and at least five days in advance. The CEC will work diligently to meet all requests based on the availability of the service or resource needed. Additionally, 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 conci! se comments, specifying your main points, before the start of the business meeting to the Public Advisor. Comments submitted after the business meeting starts will be filed in the business meeting docket.

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)

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2022-02-24
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 22-AAER-01
Project Title: Commercial and Industrial Fans and Blowers
TN Number: 241948
Title: Economic Impact Statement
Description: DOF form 399, Economic Impact Statement for Commercial and Industrial Fans and Blowers
Filer: Alex Galdamez
Organization: California Energy Alliance
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 2/24/2022 10:55:06 AM
Docketed Date: 2/24/2022
Subject(s): Efficiency
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 5

2022-02-24
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 22-AAER-01
Project Title: Commercial and Industrial Fans and Blowers
TN Number: 241949
Title: Notice of Proposed Action (NOPA)
Description: Notice of Proposed Action for Commercial and Industrial Fans and Blowers
Filer: Alex Galdamez
Organization: California Energy Alliance
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 2/24/2022 10:55:06 AM
Docketed Date: 2/24/2022
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 10

2022-02-24
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 22-AAER-01
Project Title: Commercial and Industrial Fans and Blowers
TN Number: 241950
Title: Regulatory Language
Description: Proposed regulatory language for Commercial and Industrial Fans and Blowers
Filer: Alex Galdamez
Organization: California Energy Alliance
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 2/24/2022 10:55:06 AM
Docketed Date: 2/24/2022
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 13

2022-02-24
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 22-AAER-01
Project Title: Commercial and Industrial Fans and Blowers
TN Number: 241951
Title: Staff Report
Description: Analysis of Efficiency Standards and Test Procedure for Commercial and Industrial Fans and Blowers
Filer: Alex Galdamez
Organization: California Energy Alliance
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 2/24/2022 10:55:06 AM
Docketed Date: 2/24/2022
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 92

2022-02-24
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 22-AAER-01
Project Title: Commercial and Industrial Fans and Blowers
TN Number: 241952
Title: Initial Statement of Reasons
Description: Initial Statement of Reasons for Commercial and Industrial Fans and Blowers
Filer: Alex Galdamez
Organization: California Energy Alliance
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 2/24/2022 10:55:06 AM
Docketed Date: 2/24/2022
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 11

2022-02-16
Location: California
Description:

The following documents are now available on the website for the Building Initiative for Low-Emissions Development Program:

For more information:
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2022-02-16
Location: Zoom
Description:

Business Meeting Agenda

February 16, 2022

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Remote participation instructions below, after line items.

Public comment is accepted solely through the Zoom platform. 

The California Energy Commission’s (CEC) February 16, 2022 Business Meeting will be held remotely, consistent with Assembly Bill 361 (Rivas, Chapter 165, Statutes of 2021) as extended by Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-1-22 to improve and enhance public access to state meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic. The public can participate in the business meeting consistent with the direction provided below.

Please note that the CEC aims to begin promptly at the start time and the end time is an estimate based on the agenda proposed. The business meeting may end sooner or later than the time indicated depending on various factors.

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. SSA Pacific, Inc. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ZVI-21-015 with SSA Pacific, Inc. for a $200,000 grant to develop a blueprint that will establish a replicable strategy to create a zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) on- and off-road logistics chain to support agricultural goods movement in California, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). (General Fund Funding) Contact: Kate Reid
  2. Linde Inc. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ZVI-21-016 with Linde Inc. for a $199,996 grant to prepare a blueprint document that will facilitate the development of well-supplied, fast hydrogen refueling infrastructure that is easily accessible from major interstate corridors, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. (General Fund Funding) Contact: Kate Reid
  3. Pilot Travel Centers LLC (DBA Pilot Flying J). Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-21-037 with Pilot Travel Centers LLC for a $200,000 grant to develop a plan of action and milestones for deployment of medium- and heavy-duty (MD/HD) ZEV infrastructure; advance the understanding about how travel centers can be a reliable, resilient resource for MD/HD ZEV charging and refueling; and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. (Clean Transportation Program Funding) Contact: Kate Reid
  4. International Council on Clean Transportation Inc. Proposed resolution approving Agreement 600-21-006 for $15,000 for a one-year membership in the International ZEV Alliance. The ZEV Alliance is an association formed by national and subnational jurisdictions to accelerate adoption of ZEVs. As a member, the CEC will receive reports analyzing the international electric vehicle (EV) market and policy developments and have the opportunity to participate in ZEV Alliance coordination (Clean Transportation Program Funding) Contact: Sharon Purewal
  5. Rice Solar Energy, LLC. Proposed order approving the Rice Solar Energy, LLC's petition to terminate the CEC’s certification of the Rice Solar Energy Project (09-AFC-10C). On December 15, 2010, the CEC certified the construction and operation of the project on a privately owned site in unincorporated eastern Riverside County, California. The project would have been capable of producing roughly450,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of renewable energy annually, but was never constructed. Contact: Keith Winstead

2.    Solar Energy Generating Systems (SEGS) III - VII Petition to Amend (87-AFC-01C).

Proposed order approving amendments to the CEC’s certification of the SEGS III-VII. On January 11, 2022, Luz Solar Partners III-VII filed a petition to remove SEGS Units III, IV, and V from the boundary of the certified project. Luz Solar Partners III-VII has decommissioned SEGS Units III, IV, and V in accordance with the CEC- approved decommissioning plan and intends to repurpose the property to construct a photovoltaic facility under the jurisdiction of San Bernardino County. Contact: Elizabeth Huber (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

3.    2021 Integrated Energy Policy Report (Docket 21-IEPR-01).

Proposed resolution adopting the 2021 Integrated Energy Policy Report Update: Volume I, Building Decarbonization; Volume II, Ensuring Reliability in a Changing Climate; Volume IV, California Energy Demand Forecast; and Appendix, Assessing the Benefits and Contributions of the Clean Transportation Program, and adopting a determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The CEC is required 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. The report also 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 p! art of the Integrated Energy Policy Report. Contact: Heather Raitt (Staff Presentation: 15 minutes)

4.    Building Initiative for Low-Emissions Development (BUILD) Program (20-DECARB-01).

Proposed resolution adopting the BUILD Guidelines, First Edition, for submittal to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), 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 incentive application, award distribution process, and technical assistance structure. Contact: Deana Carrillo (Staff Presentation: 10 minutes)

5.    Report to the CPUC on Supply-Side Demand Response (DR).

Proposed resolution adopting the Qualifying Capacity of Supply-Side DR Working Group Report. This report provides the interim findings and recommendations from the CEC’s working group on supply-side DR to the CPUC, as requested in CPUC Decision 21-06-029. The report scope focuses primarily on recommended changes to the counting conventions for the qualifying capacity (QC) of supply-side DR to support resource adequacy for 2023. The report also includes findings and recommendations on continuing the working group to develop permanent changes to the counting conventions for the QC of supply-side DR for 2024 and beyond. Contact: Erik Lyon (Staff Presentation: 10 minutes)

6.    DEKRA Certification, Inc.

Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-21-049 with DEKRA Certification, Inc. for a $1,970,459 grant to establish an interoperability and conformance testing laboratory for EV charging equipment based on industry standards, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. (Clean Transportation Program Funding) Contact: Jeffrey Lu (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

7.    ChargePoint, Inc.

Proposed resolution approving Agreement ZVI-21-014 with ChargePoint, Inc. for a $1,999,154 grant to develop an automated, inverted pantograph to support the adoption of MD/HD EVs, particularly electric buses and port vehicles such as yard trucks and straddle carriers, and adopting staff’s determination that this project is exempt from CEQA. (General Fund Funding) Contact: Esther Odufuwa (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

8.    Bringing Rapid Innovation Development to Green Energy - GFO-20-301.

This solicitation sought proposals to fund the continued development, specifically in applied research or technology demonstration and deployment, of high-potential, high-impact energy technologies. (EPIC Funding) Contact: Michael Ferreira (Staff Presentation: 10 minutes)

  1. Yotta Energy, Inc. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-21-013 with Yotta Energy, Inc. for a $1,229,174 grant to fund a grid-connected solar plus storage resiliency solution on an affordable housing rooftop in Santa Ana, California, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The recipient’s SolarLeaf technology consists of batteries, inverters, and other technology that fits under conventional solar panels. The funds will be used for applied research, design, testing, pilot demonstration, measurement, and verification to validate performance, safety, and economic feasibility for residences in disadvantaged communities.

  2. GreenFire Energy Inc. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-21-015 with GreenFire Energy Inc for a $2,705,228 grant to advance the development of its Steam Dominated GreenLoop system in an existing low-production geothermal well, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The system is intended to help restore power production of inactive or low production geothermal wells by extracting heat, but not water, via a closed loop, down bore heat exchanger.

9.    RockeTruck, Inc.

Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-21-018 with RockeTruck, Inc. for a $3,000,000 grant to fund development, testing, and evaluation of a new generator product RockeTruck will assemble in California and market commercially to meet growing needs for flexible backup power solutions, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The generator will produce up to 120 kilowatts (kW) of power, combining 60 kW from hydrogen fuel cells and 60 kW from lithium-ion batteries. (EPIC Funding) Contact: Quenby Lum (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

10. Proposed Resolutions Approving Two ECAA Loans to Municipalities to Finance Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Projects. 

  1. Proposed resolution approving Agreement 002-21-ECI with the City of Eureka (City) for a $1,392,677 loan to install two solar PV arrays totaling 418 kW and LED lighting at its High Tank and Water Treatment Plant sites, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The project is estimated to reduce about 525,646 kWh of grid electricity consumption annually, saving the City roughly $94,970 in utility costs per year. (ECAA Funding) Contact: Sean Lockwood (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)
  2. Proposed resolution approving Agreement 003-21-ECI with the City of San Leandro (City) for a $1,284,140 loanto install HVAC and LED lighting upgrades at its 14 sites, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The project is estimated to reduce about 550,871 kWh of grid electricity consumption annually, saving the City roughly $112,402 in utility costs per year. (ECAA Funding) Contact: Sean Lockwood (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

11. Minutes.

Possible approval of the January 26, 2022 Business Meeting minutes.

12. 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.

13. Executive Director’s Report.

14. Public Advisor's Report.

15. 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.

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, 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. State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission v. Electricore, Inc. and ZeroTruck (Sacramento County Superior Court, Case No. 34-2016- 00204586).
  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 for help at publicadvisor@energy.ca.gov and (916) 957-7910.

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.

Zoom’s closed captioning service will be enabled for CEC business meetings. Attendees can use the service by clicking on the “live transcript” icon and then choosing either “show subtitle” or “view full transcript.” The closed captioning service can be stopped by exiting out of the “live transcript” or selecting the “hide subtitle” icon. If using a phone, closed captioning is automatic and cannot be turned off. While the closed captioning is available in real-time, it typically includes errors. A full and formal transcript rendered by a professional court reporter will be posted in the CEC’s business meeting docket and the CEC’s business meeting webpage.

Public Advisor Assistance. Direct questions about how to participate in the business meeting or to request interpreting services or other reasonable modification and accommodations to the Public Advisor at publicadvisor@energy.ca.gov or by phone at (916) 957-7910. Requests for interpreting services, reasonable accommodations, and other modifications should be made as soon as possible and at least five days in advance. The CEC will work diligently to meet all requests based on the availability of the service or resource needed. Additionally, 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 conci! se comments, specifying your main points, before the start of the business meeting to the Public Advisor. Comments submitted after the business meeting starts will be filed in the business meeting docket.

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)

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2022-02-15
Location: Workshop
Description:

California Energy Commission (CEC) staff will host a workshop to discuss the California Schools Healthy Air, Plumbing, and Efficiency (CalSHAPE) Program and solicit feedback on potential changes. A quorum of commissioners may participate, but no votes will be taken.

The workshop will be held remotely, consistent with Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-1-22 to improve and enhance public access to state agency meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic. The public can participate in the workshop consistent with the direction provided below. Please note that the CEC aims to begin promptly at the start time posted and the end time is an estimate based on the agenda proposed. The workshop may end sooner or later than the posted end time depending on various factors.

February 15, 2022 
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
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 workshop listed below. If you experience difficulties joining, contact Zoom at (888) 799-9666 ext. 2, or the Public Advisor at publicadvisor@energy.ca.gov or at (916) 957-7910.

Link to Workshop: https://energy.zoom.us/s/99538295538?pwd=SVVOZ1ZnMVI0eVV4cnovQTdCUGdadz09
Workshop ID: 995 3829 5538
Workshop Password: 987872

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/event/workshop/2022-02/california-schools-healthy-air-plumbing-and-efficiency-program-workshop
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2022-02-08
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 21-OIR-03 have been published:

Docket Number: 21-OIR-03
Project Title: 2022 Load Management Rulemaking
TN Number: 241473
Title: Presentation - Load Management Standards Public Hearing
Description: Presentation of the Load Management Standards Public Hearing given by CEC staff on February 8, 2022.
Filer: Amber Beck
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 2/8/2022 10:02:00 AM
Docketed Date: 2/8/2022
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 19

Thank you.

2022-02-08
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(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: 241471
Title: Memo to close docket
Description:
Filer: Chester Hong
Organization: CEC/Michael Sokol
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 2/8/2022 9:10:27 AM
Docketed Date: 2/8/2022
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 1

Thank you.

2022-02-08
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 21-OIR-03 have been published:

Docket Number: 21-OIR-03
Project Title: 2022 Load Management Rulemaking
TN Number: 241472
Title: Steve Uhler Comments on Presentation not filed for 2022-02-08 hearing
Description:
Filer: Steve Uhler
Organization: Steve Uhler
Role: Other Interested Person
Submission Date: 2/8/2022 9:03:41 AM
Docketed Date: 2/8/2022
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 1

Thank you.

2022-02-04
Location: California
Description:

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

Docket Number: 21-AAER-01
Project Title: Appliance Efficiency Regulations for Dipper Wells
TN Number: 241403
Title: Final WaterSense Comments for CEC Dipper Wells RFI1_02-04-22d
Description:
Filer: Chester Hong Comments - Chester Hong
Organization: EPA WaterSense's/Robbie Pickering
Role: Public Agency
Submission Date: 2/4/2022 11:06:28 AM
Docketed Date: 2/4/2022
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 3

Thank you.
 

2022-02-04
Location: California
Description:

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

Thank you.

2022-02-04
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 21-OIR-03 have been published:

Docket Number: 21-OIR-03
Project Title: 2022 Load Management Rulemaking
TN Number: 241401
Title: Steve Uhler Comments on Prescriptive versus performance standards
Description:
Filer: Steve Uhler
Organization: Steve Uhler
Role: Other Interested Person
Submission Date: 2/4/2022 9:40:57 AM
Docketed Date: 2/4/2022
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 4

Thank you.

2022-01-14
Location: Zoom
Description:

California Energy Commission

Business Meeting Agenda

January 26, 2022

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Remote participation instructions below, after line items.

Public comment is accepted solely through the Zoom platform. 

The California Energy Commission’s (CEC) January 26, 2022 Business Meeting will be held remotely, consistent with Assembly Bill 361 (Rivas, Chapter 165, Statutes of 2021) to improve and enhance public access to state meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic. The public can participate in the business meeting consistent with the direction provided below.

Please note that the CEC aims to begin promptly at the start time and the end time is an estimate based on the agenda proposed. The business meeting may end sooner or later than the time indicated depending on various factors.

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. Aspen Environmental Group. Proposed resolution approving Amendment 2 to Agreement 700-18-001 with the Aspen Environmental Group for a $350,000 augmentation and time extension to assist in evaluating applications for energy facilities and transmission corridor designations, monitoring compliance for permitted facilities, reviewing petitions to amend or modify permitted facilities, greenhouse gases and global climate change and natural gas pipeline safety assessments; and supporting other activities in the areas of environmental impact assessment, engineering, and related regulatory matters. (EFLCF Funding) Contact: Hilarie Anderson
  2. University of California, Berkeley, Energy Institute at Haas School of Business. Proposed resolution approving Agreement 800-21-002 with the Energy Institute for a $15,000 contract to co-sponsor the 2022 POWER Conference on Energy Research and Policy scheduled in Berkeley on March 11, 2022, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The 2022 POWER Conference will focus on electricity markets and policy. (ERPA Funding) Contact: Lynn Marshall
  3. Allotrope Partners LLC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ZVI-21-013 with Allotrope Partners LLC for a $175,256 grant to assess and scope the potential to utilize zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) in the logging and biomass transport industry, in particular the potential to convert logging trucks delivering logs to sawmills and chip trucks delivering wood chips to biomass power plants, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. (General Fund Funding) Contact: Kate Reid
  4. California State Pipe Trades Council (CSPTC) Amendment to Provider Application. Proposed resolution approving the CSPTC proposed amendment to CSPTC’s acceptance test technician certification provider application. The proposed amendment would add a prerequisite allowing highly qualified tradesmen already working in the field smoother entry into the training program. Contact: Sam Cantrell

2.    California Energy Demand 2021-2035 Forecast of Natural Gas and Electricity Consumption.

Proposed resolution adopting the California Energy Demand 2021-2035 Forecast of Natural Gas and Electricity Consumption, as well as Hourly and Peak Electricity Demand for California and for Certain Utility Planning Areas within the State. The forecast includes estimates of achievable energy efficiency and fuel substitution to provide managed forecast scenarios for planning. The adopted forecast will be used in planning processes, including the California Independent System Operator’s transmission planning and the California Public Utilities Commission’s (CPUC) integrated resource and distribution planning. Contact: Nick Fugate (Staff Presentation: 10 minutes)

3.    Information Item on Russell City Energy Center Joint Agency Working Group Regarding the Steam Turbine Explosion and Summer 2021 Operations.

Staff will present an update on Russell City Energy Center’s Summer 2021 operations while temporarily running in a simple cycle configuration; and on the ongoing investigation, conducted in collaboration with the CPUC’s Electric Safety and Reliability Branch, of the steam turbine generator failure and explosion that occurred May 27, 2021. Contact: Elizabeth Huber (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

4.    Information Item on Draft Report to the CPUC on Supply-Side Demand Response.

Staff will present an overview of its draft report. This report represents draft findings and recommendations in response to the CPUC’s June 2021 request in CPUC Decision 21-06-029 that the CEC launch a stakeholder working group process to develop recommendations on the qualifying capacity of supply-side demand response. Contact: Erik Lyon (Staff Presentation: 15 minutes)

5.    Pecho Energy Storage Center (PESC) (21-AFC-01).

Proposed order adopting the executive director’s recommendation to find the PESC application for certification (AFC) incomplete and directing the applicant to provide additional information about why the proposed project qualifies for the AFC process rather than the notice of intention process, and staff to provide a recommendation as to whether this information is sufficient to proceed with an AFC. On November 23, 2021, Pecho LD Energy Storage, LLC, a joint venture of Hydrostor, Inc. and Meridiam Infrastructure Partners, filed an AFC to construct and operate the PESC, an advanced compressed air storage facility in San Luis Obispo County. The CEC may appoint a committee to preside over the proceeding. Contact: Eric Knight (Staff Presentation: 10 minutes)

  1. Possible closed session deliberation on the above-described filling. [Government Code Section11126(c)(3)].

6.    Gem Energy Storage Center (GESC) (21-AFC-02).

Proposed order adopting the executive director’s recommendation to find the GESC AFC incomplete and directing the applicant to provide additional information about why the proposed project qualifies for the AFC process rather than the notice of intention process, and staff to provide a recommendation as to whether this information is sufficient to proceed with an AFC. On December 1, 2021, GEM A-CAES LLC filed an AFC to construct and operate the GESC, an advanced compressed air storage facility, in unincorporated Kern County. The CEC may appoint a committee to preside over the proceeding. Contact: Eric Knight (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

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

7.    EV Ready Communities Phase II – Blueprint Implementation - GFO-19-603.

This solicitation sought proposals 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 ZEVs. (Clean Transportation Program Funding) Contact: Patrick Brecht (Staff Presentation: 10 minutes)

  1. San Francisco Department of the Environment. Proposed resolution approving agreement ARV-21-045 with the San Francisco Department of the Environment for a $2,384,797 grant to implement three strategies from their EV Ready Community Blueprint, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. Under this agreement, the recipient will increase public awareness of EVs, expand charging infrastructure, and accelerate mode shift by getting delivery-app workers out of cars and onto e-bikes to make deliveries.
  2. County of Los Angeles Internal Service Department. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-21-047 with the County of Los Angeles Internal Service Department for a $2,500,000 grant to implement a blueprint, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. This project will deploy light-duty EV infrastructure, including a disadvantaged community EV infrastructure project, a broader EV infrastructure planning streamlining pilot, and direct multifamily housing EV charging installation incentives.
  3. Kern Council of Governments (Kern COG). Proposed resolution approving Amendment 1 to Agreement ARV-20-010 with the Kern COG to increase the funding to the full amount Kern COG proposed under GFO-19-603 EV Ready Communities Phase II. This amendment increases the number of charger installations and includes EV transport services that will benefit disadvantaged and low-income communities.

8.    Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority.

Proposed resolution approving Agreement ZVI-21-012 with the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority for a $4,676,000 grant to demonstrate the viability and replicability of utilizing distributed energy microgrids to charge electric transit bus fleets, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. (General Fund Funding) Contact: Esther Odufuwa (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

9.    Bringing Rapid Innovation Development to Green Energy - GFO-20-301.

This solicitation sought proposals 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: 10 minutes)

  1. Swift Solar Inc. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-21-012 with Swift Solar Inc. for a $2,995,200 grant to develop perovskite-silicon tandem photovoltaic (PV) technology; integrate the technology into an onboard EV charging application; and test the system for efficiency, shade tolerance, durability, ease of integration, and aesthetics, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.
  2. Intertie Incorporated. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-21-014 with Intertie Incorporated for a $2,000,000 grant to design, develop and build an advanced power electronics module (PEM) that enables a commercially available fast charger to supply high power to EVs to allow ultra-fast charging to be deployed quickly at almost any location, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The project team shall directly connect a fast charger to energy storage and solar resources using the PEM to validate the improved energy efficiencies and reduced operating costs realized from the direct current-coupling technology.
  3. GreenFire Energy Inc. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-21-015 with GreenFire Energy Inc for a $2,705,228 grant to advance the development of its Steam Dominated GreenLoop (SDGL) system in an existing low-production geothermal well, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The SDGL system is intended to help restore power production of inactive or low production geothermal wells by extracting heat, but not water, via a closed loop, down bore heat exchanger. The ability to produce power from steam dominated resources without losing water or pressure is crucial to future power generation at steam dominated resources where geothermal production will decline without water injection.
  4. Icarus RT, Inc. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-21-016 with Icarus RT, Inc. for a $1,087,588 grant to conduct the first commercial demonstration of the company’s 280-kW Quartet hybrid PV/thermal solar plus storage cogeneration system at the project site, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The Quartet system extracts waste heat from PV panels using Icarus’ proprietary heat extractors to improve PV performance while also converting the heat energy into hot water on-demand. The results of the proposed project will demonstrate several aspects of commercial readiness as well as produce real-world data on panel cooling, performance improvements, energy storage, and cost savings.
  5. Carnot Compression Inc. Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-21-017 with Carnot Compression Inc. for a $2,028,350 grant to advance an innovative air compression technology for industrial applications through applied research and development, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The isothermal compression technology has the potential to be at least 20 percent more energy efficient than comparable incumbent air compressors currently on the market. The advanced technology will optimize the air-end components, and through field demonstrations, apply the improved components in relevant customer environments.

10. Minutes.

Possible approval of the December 8, 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. 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 for help at publicadvisor@energy.ca.gov (916) 957-7910.

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.

Zoom’s closed captioning service will be enabled for CEC business meetings. Attendees can use the service by clicking on the “live transcript” icon and then choosing either “show subtitle” or “view full transcript.” The closed captioning service can be stopped by exiting out of the “live transcript” or selecting the “hide subtitle” icon. If using a phone, closed captioning is automatic and cannot be turned off. While the closed captioning is available in real-time, it typically includes errors. A full and formal transcript rendered by a professional court reporter will be posted in the CEC’s business meeting docket and the CEC’s business meeting webpage.

Public Advisor Assistance. Direct questions about how to participate in the business meeting or to request interpreting services or other reasonable modification and accommodations to the Public Advisor at publicadvisor@energy.ca.gov or by phone at (916) 957-7910. Requests for interpreting services, reasonable accommodations, and other modifications should be made as soon as possible and at least five days in advance. The CEC will work diligently to meet all requests based on the availability of the service or resource needed. Additionally, 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 conci! se comments, specifying your main points, before the start of the business meeting to the Public Advisor. Comments submitted after the business meeting starts will be filed in the business meeting docket.

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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2022-01-13
Location: California
Description:

State Agencies to Host Stakeholder Webinar on Zero-Emission Vehicles (ZEV) and Clean Transportation Investments in Proposed State Budget

SACRAMENTO – California interagency leaders to host a stakeholder webinar to discuss proposed Zero-Emission Vehicles (ZEV) and Clean Transportation investments in Governor Newson’s proposed 2022-2023 state budget. 

WHAT: Interagency Stakeholder Webinar on ZEV and Clean Energy Transportation 

WHEN: Thursday, January 13, 2022, at 3:00 pm PST  

HOW: Register in advance for this webinar*: 
https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iav5lZq8S6GbCT5WIB-0vA 

*After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information to join via Zoom online or telephone.  

WHO:  

  • Lauren Sanchez, Senior Advisor to the Governor on Climate  

  • Dee Dee Myers, Director of GO-Biz and Senior Advisor to the Governor 

  • Liane Randolph, California Air Resources Board Chair  

  • Patty Monahan, Commissioner, California Energy Commission   

  • David S. Kim, Secretary, California State Transportation Agency 

Contacts: 

Andrea Ambriz, California Natural Resources Agency 
Andrea.Ambriz@resources.ca.gov

Lindsay Buckley, California Energy Commission
Lindsay.Buckley@energy.ca.gov

2022-01-13
Location: California
Description:

The following document for the 2021 Integrated Energy Policy Report is now available online:

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/data-reports/reports/integrated-energy-policy-report/2021-integrated-energy-policy-report
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2022-01-12
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: 241148
Title: Memo to close Rm docket
Description:
Filer: Chester Hong
Organization: Sean Steffensen/California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 1/12/2022 8:33:39 AM
Docketed Date: 1/12/2022
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 1

Thank you.

2022-01-12
Location: California
Description:

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

Docket Number: 17-AAER-12
Project Title: Low-Power Mode
TN Number: 241150
Title: California Investor Owned Utilities Comments - LPM Equipment Tested During DCP Development
Description:
Filer: California Investor Owned Utilities
Organization: California Investor Owned Utilities
Role: Public
Submission Date: 1/12/2022 11:42:42 AM
Docketed Date: 1/12/2022
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 6

Thank you.

2022-01-12
Location: California
Description:

Additional comment is posted for December 16, 2021 IEPR Commissioner Workshop on Energy Demand Analysis

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/event/workshop/2021-12/iepr-commissioner-workshop-energy-demand-analysis
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2022-01-12
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: 241151
Title: Memo to close docket - 2020 repeal of lighting controls
Description:
Filer: Chester Hong
Organization: California Energy Commission/Carlos Baez
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 1/12/2022 12:05:19 PM
Docketed Date: 1/12/2022
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 1

Thank you.

2022-01-11
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: 241144
    Title: Paul fleming Comments - California Title 20 Pool Pump Requirements
    Description:
    Filer: System
    Organization: Paul Fleming
    Role: Public
    Submission Date: 1/11/2022 2:52:32 PM
    Docketed Date: 1/11/2022
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Comment
    Page(s): 1

Thank you.

2022-01-11
Location: California
Description:

The California Energy Commission (CEC) will host a remote-access workshop to present and
gather stakeholder feedback on the Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Infrastructure Plan (ZIP). A
quorum of commissioners may participate, but no votes will be taken.

The workshop will be held remotely, consistent with Assembly Bill 361 (Rivas, Chapter 165,
Statutes of 2021) to improve and enhance public access to state agency meetings during the
COVID-19 pandemic. The public can participate in the meeting consistent with the direction provided below. Please note that the CEC aims to begin promptly at the start time posted and the end time is an estimate based on the agenda proposed. The workshop may end sooner or later than the posted end time depending on various factors.

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 enter the ID and password for the workshop listed below. If you experience difficulties joining, contact Zoom at (888) 799-9666 ext. 2 or the Public Advisor at publicadvisor@energy.ca.gov or at (916) 957-7910.

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, dial (888) 475-4499 or (877) 853-5257 (toll free) or (213) 338-8477 (toll). International callers may select a number from the Zoom International Dial-in Number
List
 at https://energy.zoom.us/u/aibCHsX0j. When prompted, enter the ID: 957 9722 9011. To comment, dial *9 to “raise your hand” and *6 to mute/unmute your phone line.

Zoom’s closed captioning service will be enabled for the meeting. Attendees can use the service by clicking on the “live transcript” icon and then choosing either “show subtitle” or “view full transcript.” The closed captioning service can be stopped by closing out of the “live transcript” or selecting the “hide subtitle” icon. Those connected by phone do not have the option to stop closed captioning after it is enabled.

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/event/workshop/2022-01/workshop-zero-emission-vehicle-infrastructure-plan
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2022-01-10
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Comment(s) submitted to Docket Number 19-SB-100 have been published:

Docket Number: 19-SB-100
Project Title: SB 100 Joint Agency Report: Charting a path to a 100% Clean Energy Future
TN Number: 241121
Title: Vanae Ehret Comments - 100 percent by 2030
Description:
Filer: System
Organization: Vanae Ehret
Role: Public
Submission Date: 1/10/2022 12:22:21 PM
Docketed Date: 1/10/2022
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 1

Thank you.

2021-12-28
Location: California
Description:

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/data-reports/reports/integrated-energy-policy-report/2021-integrated-energy-policy-report/2021-0
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2021-12-27
Location: Califonia
Description:

Presentation

January 5, 2022, Pre-Application Workshop - GFO-21-604 - Clean Transportation Program Rural Electric Vehicle (REV) Charging

Now Available online.

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/event/funding-workshop/2022-01/pre-application-workshop-gfo-21-604-clean-transportation-program
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2021-12-23
Location: California
Description:

Available on our website:
Public Comments on the Draft 2021 Integrated Energy Policy Report

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/data-reports/reports/integrated-energy-policy-report/2021-integrated-energy-policy-report
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2021-12-22
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 21-OIR-03 have been published:

Docket Number: 21-OIR-03
Project Title: 2022 Load Management Rulemaking
TN Number: 241064
Title: Initial Statement of Reasons
Description: Initial Statement of Reasons for Load Management Standards Regulations.
Filer: Corrine Fishman
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 12/22/2021 7:30:14 AM
Docketed Date: 12/22/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 13

Thank you.

2021-12-22
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 21-OIR-03 have been published:

Docket Number: 21-OIR-03
Project Title: 2022 Load Management Rulemaking
TN Number: 241067
Title: Final Staff Report
Description: Final Staff Report. Analysis of Potential Amendments to the Load Management Standards. A Document Relied Upon.
Filer: Corrine Fishman
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 12/22/2021 7:30:14 AM
Docketed Date: 12/22/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 121

Thank you.

2021-12-22
Location: California
Description:

The following 1 Document(s) submitted to Docket Number 21-OIR-03 have been published:

Docket Number: 21-OIR-03
Project Title: 2022 Load Management Rulemaking
TN Number: 241068
Title: Proposed Regulatory Language
Description: Proposed Regulatory Language for the Load Management Standards Regulations.
Filer: Corrine Fishman
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 12/22/2021 7:30:14 AM
Docketed Date: 12/22/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 11

Thank you.

2021-12-22
Location: Zoom
Description:

Notice of Proposed Action and Public Hearing

Notice is hereby given that the California Energy Commission (CEC) proposes to adopt amendments to the Load Management Standards (LMS) contained in the California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 20, after considering all comments, objections, and recommendations regarding the proposed action.

Public Hearing
The CEC staff will hold a public hearing on the proposed regulations at the date and time listed below. Interested persons, or their authorized representative, may present oral and written statements, arguments, or contentions relevant to the proposed regulations at the public hearing. The record for this hearing will be kept open until every person has had an opportunity to provide comment.

Tuesday, February 8, 2022
10:00 AM- 05:00 PM
Remote Access Only

Notice and Agenda

Documents

Remote attendance

The public hearing 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 or (800) 822-6228.

Zoom Link: https://energy.zoom.us/j/92614161543?pwd=azNUWUlKNVh1cHJ6SmY2Z2JiNEFXQT09
Webinar ID: 926 1416 1543
Passcode: 642199
To participate by telephone dial (213) 338-8477 or 1-888-475-4499 (toll free). When prompted, enter the Webinar ID and password listed above. To comment or ask a question over the telephone, dial *9 to “raise your hand” and *6 to mute/unmute your phone line.

Public Advisor
The CEC’s Public Advisor’s Office provides the public assistance in participating in CEC proceedings. For information on participation or to request interpreting services or reasonable accommodations, reach out via email 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 CEC will work diligently to accommodate all requests.

Zoom: If you experience difficulties with the Zoom platform, please contact the Public Advisor’s Office via email or phone.

Public Comment Period

The public comment period for the LMS regulations will be held from December 24, 2021, through February 7, 2022. Any interested person, or their authorized representative, may submit written comments to the CEC for consideration on or prior to February 7, 2022. The CEC appreciates receiving written comments at the earliest possible date. Comments submitted outside this comment period are considered untimely. CEC may, but is not required to, respond to untimely comments, including those raising significant environmental issues

Written and oral comments, attachments, and associated contact information (including address, phone number, and email address) will become part of the public record of this proceeding with access available via any internet search engine.

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/proceedings/energy-commission-proceedings/load-management-rulemaking
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2021-12-20
Location: California
Description:

Public Comments are available on our website for Session 1 and Session 2 - IEPR Commissioner Workshop on Supply-Side Demand Response: Reliability and Resource Planning, Market Opportunity, and Issues

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/event/workshop/2021-12/session-1-iepr-commissioner-workshop-supply-side-demand-response-reliability
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2021-12-20
Location: Workshop
Description:

Draft - CED 2021 Hourly Forecast for December 16, 2021 IEPR Commissioner Workshop on Energy Demand Analysis

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/event/workshop/2021-12/iepr-commissioner-workshop-energy-demand-analysis
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2021-12-17
Location: Workshop
Description:

December 2, 2021, Session 1 and 2 - IEPR Commissioner Workshop on the Electricity and Natural Gas Demand Forecast for 2021–2035

Now Available online.

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/event/workshop/2021-12/session-1-iepr-commissioner-workshop-electricity-and-natural-gas-demand
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2021-12-16
Location: California
Description:

December 16, 2021, IEPR Commissioner Workshop on Energy Demand Analysis

Now Available Online.

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/event/workshop/2021-12/iepr-commissioner-workshop-energy-demand-analysis
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2021-12-16
Location: California
Description:

Presentation for December 2, 2021: Session 2 - IEPR Commissioner Workshop on the Electricity and Natural Gas Demand Forecast for 2021–2035: Transportation Forecast and Demand Scenarios Project:

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/event/workshop/2021-12/session-2-iepr-commissioner-workshop-electricity-and-natural-gas-demand
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2021-12-16
Location: California
Description:

IEPR Commissioner Workshop on Energy Demand Analysis

Now Available Online.

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/event/workshop/2021-12/iepr-commissioner-workshop-energy-demand-analysis
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2021-12-16
Location: California
Description:

Pre-Application Workshop Attendee List

GFO-21-603 - Reliable, Equitable, and Accessible Charging for multi-family Housing (REACH)

Now Available Online.

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/solicitations/2021-11/gfo-21-603-reliable-equitable-and-accessible-charging-multi-family-housing
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2021-12-06
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 21-AAER-01
Project Title: Appliance Efficiency Regulations for Dipper Wells
TN Number: 240834
Title: Invitation to Participate on Appliance Efficiency Regulations for Dipper Wells
Description: ITP workgroup requests are due February 4, 2022.
Filer: Jessica Lopez
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 12/6/2021 11:02:55 AM
Docketed Date: 12/6/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 2

Thank you

2021-12-03
Location: California
Description:

Presentation - Panel 3 Stakeholder Working Group Process and Path Forward Erik Lyon, CEC

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/event/workshop/2021-12/session-2-iepr-commissioner-workshop-supply-side-demand-response-stakeholder
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2021-11-29
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 21-BSTD-01
Project Title: 2022 Energy Code Update Rulemaking
TN Number: 240698
Title: Final Express Terms for the Proposed Revisions to the 2022 Energy Code ACM Approval Manual
Description:
Filer: Javier Perez
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 11/23/2021 10:42:41 AM
Docketed Date: 11/23/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 19

Thank you.

2021-11-29
Location: Zoom
Description:

Business Meeting Agenda

December 8, 2021

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Remote participation instructions below, after line items.

Public comment is accepted solely through the Zoom platform. 

The California Energy Commission’s (CEC) December 8, 2021 Business Meeting will be held remotely, consistent with Assembly Bill 361 (Rivas, Chapter 165, Statutes of 2021) to improve and enhance public access to state meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic and future emergencies by allowing broader access through teleconferencing options. The public can participate in the business meeting consistent with the direction provided below.

Please note that the CEC aims to begin promptly at the start time and the end time is an estimate based on the agenda proposed. The business meeting may end sooner or later than the time indicated depending on various factors.

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. Guidelines for California's Solar Electric Incentive Programs (Senate Bill 1), Seventh Edition. Proposed resolution to revise the Senate Bill 1 Guidelines. Senate Bill 1 (Murray, Statutes of 2006) established the framework for the California Solar Initiative, which directs the CEC to develop eligibility criteria, conditions for incentives, and rating standards that must be met to qualify for ratepayer-funded incentives. The proposed resolution amends the Senate Bill 1 Guidelines by changing the start date for when the CEC will only accept a safety certification issued for photovoltaic modules by a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) with UL 61730 in its scope of recognition. Staff proposes to change the start date from January 1, 2022, to a deadline of two years after the Occupational Safety & Health Administration determines that UL 61730 is an appropriate test standard for the NRTL program. Contact: Edgar Rodriguez
  2. Prospect Silicon Valley. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ZVI-21-009 with Prospect Silicon Valley for a $190,058 grant to develop a planning blueprint document that will outline the transition of Berkeley Unified School District’s diesel school bus fleet to battery electric school buses while mitigating the operational challenges and risks of deploying new technologies into existing operations, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. (General Fund Funding) Contact: Kate Reid
  3. Prospect Silicon Valley. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ZVI-21-010 with Prospect Silicon Valley for a $190,048 grant to develop a planning blueprint document that will outline the transition of Twin Rivers School District’s diesel school bus fleet to battery electric school buses while mitigating the operational challenges and risks of deploying new technologies into existing operations, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. (General Fund Funding) Contact: Kate Reid
  4. Schneider National, Inc. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ZVI-21-011 with Schneider National, Inc. for a $200,000 grant to prepare a blueprint document and a suite of tools that will facilitate the rapid transition of its facilities and fleets to support the widespread deployment of medium duty/heavy duty zero emission vehicles and distributed energy resource technologies to enable ZEV goods movement operations in California, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. (General Fund Funding) Contact: Kate Reid

2. Small Power Plant Exemption (SPPE) for the Great Oaks South Backup Generating Facility (20-SPPE-01).

Consideration and possible approval of an order adopting the Committee Proposed Decision on the Application for an SPPE for the Great Oaks South Backup Generating Facility. The Committee issued the Proposed Decision on November 24, 2021, recommending that the CEC certify a Final Environmental Impact Report and addendum prepared pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), adopt a mitigation monitoring or reporting program, and grant an SPPE for the Great Oaks South Backup Generating Facility. The project would include 36 3.25-megawatt (MW) and three 500-kilowatt standby diesel generators to provide an uninterruptable power supply to the Great Oaks South Data Center when electrical power is not provided by the grid. Located at 123, 127, and 131 Great Oaks Boulevard in San Jose, California, the generators would be restricted to generating electricity to meet the maximum electrical demand of the Great Oaks South Data Center of 99 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)].

3. Order Instituting Rulemaking Proceeding for Amendments to Procedures for Delegating Geothermal Certification Authority and for SPPEs.

Proposed Order Instituting Rulemaking to consider amendments to the CEC’s powerplant licensing processes and procedures to 1) simplify the process for the CEC to delegate full authority for the certification of geothermal powerplants within a county which has adopted a geothermal element for its general plan and demonstrates that it has an equivalent certification program (Title 20, California Code of Regulations, sections 1860-1870), and 2) streamline the procedures for exempting thermal powerplants with a generating capacity of up to 100 MW from the CEC’s exclusive certification authority (Title 20, California Code of Regulations, sections 1934-1948 and Appendix F). The proposed amendments would streamline the administrative procedures for these decisions to accelerate the permitting of energy projects that serve the Governor’s state energy procurement directives, while ensuring that all environmental, public health, safety, and reliability requirement! s of the Warren-Alquist Act are met. Contact: Jared Babula (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

4. Touchstone Benchmarking, LLC.

Proposed resolution approving a purchase order totaling $1,135,150 over three fiscal years for the proprietary Touchstone Benchmarking cloud-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution. This agreement will support the CEC’s statewide building energy benchmarking program by providing benchmarking software and support services to increase benchmarking compliance through creating and maintaining a comprehensive list of covered buildings and providing a platform to conduct building owner outreach, building tracking, and public disclosure of energy use data. (COIA Funding) Contact: Christine Collopy (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

5. Center for Transportation and the Environment, Inc.

Proposed resolution approving agreement EPC-21-011 with Center for Transportation and the Environment, Inc. for a $3,000,000 grant to design, build, test, and demonstrate two mobile, zero-emission, hydrogen fuel cell backup generation vehicles (H2BUG), and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The goal of the H2BUG project is to be able to drive 90 miles each way to emergency and disaster relief locations and provide at least 35 kW of continuous power for a minimum of 48 hours. The H2BUG vehicles will be designed based on an emergency disaster relief vehicle that will be developed under the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Department of Defense H2Rescue program. (EPIC Funding) Contact: Quenby Lum (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

6. Rail Propulsion Systems LLC.

Proposed resolution approving Agreement ZVI-21-008 with Rail Propulsion Systems LLC for a $270,000 grant to demonstrate a wireless power transfer locomotive charging station to allow a battery-electric locomotive to be charged wirelessly, by stopping the locomotive at any position along a short length of track for static charging at the rail yard, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. (General Fund Funding) Contact: Alex Wan (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

7. Second Block Grant for Light-Duty Electric Vehicle (EV) Charger Incentive Projects GFO-20-607.

This solicitation sought proposals from block grant implementers to design and implement up to $500 million in grant funds for various light-duty EV charger incentive projects throughout California. (Clean Transportation Program Funding and General Fund Funding) Contact: Phil Cazel (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

  1. CALSTART, Inc. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ZVI-21-006 with CALSTART, Inc. for an up to $250,000,000 block grant to design, implement, and fund, with CEC oversight, various light-duty EV charger incentive projects throughout California, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. This agreement provides $980,231 in grant funds for startup costs. Additional funding, up to the $250,000,000 total, will require approval from the Executive Director of the CEC through an amendment. Additional funds may be added up to $250,000,000 total to design and implement incentive projects, subject to future appropriations and Clean Transportation Program Investment Plan funding allocations. (Clean Transportation Program Funding and General Fund Funding) 
  2. Center for Sustainable Energy. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ZVI-21-007 with Center for Sustainable Energy, for an up to $250,000,000 block grant to design, implement, and fund, with CEC oversight, various light-duty EV charger incentive projects throughout California, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. This agreement provides $1,000,000 in grant funds for startup costs. Additional funding, up to the $250,000,000 total, will require approval from the Executive Director of the CEC through an amendment. Additional funds may be added up to $250,000,000 total to design and implement incentive projects, subject to future appropriations and Clean Transportation Program Investment Plan funding allocations.  (Clean Transportation Program Funding and General Fund Funding) 

8. CALSTART, Inc.

Proposed resolution approving Amendment 1 to Agreement ARV-20-006 with CALSTART, Inc. to: 1) augment the agreement's spending authority by $225,953,982 for a total grant spending authority amount of up to $275,953,982, which includes the up to $50,000,000 authority previously approved at the March 17, 2021 CEC Business Meeting; 2) modify the Special Terms and Conditions to update the grant spending authority amount; 3) revise the Scope of Work to include the updated grant spending authority amount and revised data collection requirements; and 4) adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. Additional funding, up to the $275,953,982 total, will require approval from the Executive Director of the CEC through an amendment. (General Fund Funding) Contact: Matthew Kozuch (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

9. Minutes.

Possible approval of the November 15, 2021 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, 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.

Zoom’s closed captioning service will be enabled for CEC business meetings. Attendees can use the service by clicking on the “live transcript” icon and then choosing either “show subtitle” or “view full transcript.” The closed captioning service can be stopped by exiting out of the “live transcript” or selecting the “hide subtitle” icon. A full and formal transcript rendered by a professional court reporter will be posted in the CEC’s business meeting docket and the CEC’s Business Meeting webpage.

Public Advisor Assistance. Direct questions about how to participate in the business meeting or to request interpreting services or other reasonable modification and accommodations to the Public Advisor at publicadvisor@energy.ca.gov or by phone at (916) 957-7910. Requests for interpreting services, modifications and reasonable accommodations should be made as soon as possible and at least five days in advance. The CEC will work diligently to meet all requests based on the availability of the service or resource needed. Additionally, 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, p! lease email concise comments, specifying your main points, before the start of the business meeting to the Public Advisor. Comments submitted after the business meeting starts will be filed in the business meeting docket.

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)

2021-11-23
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: 240694
Title: Final Statement of Reasons for the Proposed Revisions to 2022 Energy Code Reference Appendices
Description:
Filer: Javier Perez
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 11/22/2021 6:40:53 PM
Docketed Date: 11/22/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 590

Thank you.

2021-11-18
Location: Webinar
Description:

Join the CEC on December 2, 2021, to discuss the new efficiency regulations for commercial and industrial air compressors. These standards become effective January 1, 2022. Topics to be covered: scope, definitions, test method, performance requirements, and marking and certification requirements.

Date Time: December 2, 2021, 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time (United States and Canada)
Topic: New Commercial and Industrial Air Compressors Efficiency Regulations

Click to join the webinar via Zoom:
https://energy.zoom.us/j/94486406867?pwd=clpyK04zVEFjUzVBTkZ6dUNMNEJSQT09

Webinar ID: 944 8640 6867
Passcode: 453386

Or Join by one click:
US: 16692192599,,94486406867#  (Toll Free) or
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Or Telephone:
US: 1 669 219 2599 or +1 213 338 8477  

International numbers available:
https://energy.zoom.us/u/adYzsEiKl3

More Information Link: Commercial and Industrial Air Compressors

2021-11-02
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 20-FDAS-01
Project Title: Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
TN Number: 240205
Title: Pentair Comments on Flexible Demand Standards (amended)
Description:
Filer: System
Organization: Pentair
Role: Public
Submission Date: 11/2/2021 5:18:16 AM
Docketed Date: 11/2/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 3

2021-11-02
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 20-FDAS-01
Project Title: Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
TN Number: 240206
Title: ecobee Comments on Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
Description:
Filer: Madeline Fleisher
Organization: ecobee
Role: Public
Submission Date: 11/1/2021 5:22:58 PM
Docketed Date: 11/2/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 14

2021-11-02
Location: California
Description:

Following document is available on our website for November 10, 2021 - ISO 15118 Charger Communications and Interoperability Workshop.

  • ISO 15118 Charger Communications and Interoperability Proposal (Nov 2021)

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/event/workshop/2021-11/iso-15118-charger-communications-and-interoperability-workshop
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2021-11-01
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 20-FDAS-01
Project Title: Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
TN Number: 240203
Title: WattTime Corporation Comments - on FDAS RFI
Description:
Filer: System
Organization: WattTime Corporation
Role: Public
Submission Date: 11/1/2021 4:28:32 PM
Docketed Date: 11/1/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 6

2021-11-01
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 20-FDAS-01
Project Title: Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
TN Number: 240197
Title: Google LLC Comments on FDAS Draft Regulations
Description:
Filer: Deric Wittenborn
Organization: Ellison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
Role: Public
Submission Date: 11/1/2021 3:01:03 PM
Docketed Date: 11/1/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 6

2021-11-01
Location: California
Description:
  • Docket Number: 20-FDAS-01
    Project Title: Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
    TN Number: 240190
    Title: EVENERGY CORP Comments - Response to Request for Information
    Description:
    Filer: System
    Organization: EV.ENERGY CORP
    Role: Public
    Submission Date: 11/1/2021 1:56:40 PM
    Docketed Date: 11/1/2021
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Comment
    Page(s): 6
2021-11-01
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 20-FDAS-01
Project Title: Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
TN Number: 240191
Title: NRDC Comments on Flexible Demand Appliance Standards RFI
Description:
Filer: System
Organization: NRDC
Role: Public
Submission Date: 11/1/2021 1:46:21 PM
Docketed Date: 11/1/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 43

2021-11-01
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 20-FDAS-01
Project Title: Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
TN Number: 240192
Title: GE Appliances' Comment in Response to the Request for Information Flexible Demand Standards and the Pre-Rulemaking Draft
Description:
Filer: System
Organization: GE Appliances
Role: Public
Submission Date: 11/1/2021 1:32:16 PM
Docketed Date: 11/1/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 9

2021-11-01
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 20-FDAS-01
Project Title: Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
TN Number: 240193
Title: Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) Comments - FDAS Pre-Rulemaking Draft
Description:
Filer: System
Organization: Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM)
Role: Public
Submission Date: 11/1/2021 1:27:36 PM
Docketed Date: 11/1/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 7

2021-11-01
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 20-FDAS-01
Project Title: Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
TN Number: 240194
Title: Hayward Industries, Inc Comments - on Flexible Demand Appliance Standard
Description:
Filer: System
Organization: Hayward Industries, Inc.
Role: Public
Submission Date: 11/1/2021 2:34:01 PM
Docketed Date: 11/1/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 2

2021-11-01
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 20-FDAS-01
Project Title: Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
TN Number: 240185
Title: Jackson Wang Comments - e-Radio comments to FDAS RFI
Description:
Filer: Jackson Wang
Organization: e - Radio/Jackson Wang
Role: Public
Submission Date: 11/1/2021 9:41:04 AM
Docketed Date: 11/1/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 18

2021-11-01
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 20-FDAS-01
Project Title: Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
TN Number: 240186
Title: Intermatic Additional Comments - on Pre-Rulemaking Draft
Description:
Filer: Intermatic Inc
Organization: Intermatic Inc
Role: Public
Submission Date: 11/1/2021 9:42:42 AM
Docketed Date: 11/1/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 4

2021-11-01
Location: California
Description:

Docket Number: 20-FDAS-01
Project Title: Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
TN Number: 240182
Title: Whirlpool Supplemental Comments to AHAM - CEC FDAS RFI and Pre-Rulemaking Draft
Description:
Filer: Whirlpool Corporation
Organization: Whirlpool Corporation
Role: Public
Submission Date: 11/1/2021 7:54:28 AM
Docketed Date: 11/1/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 17

2021-10-29
Location: California
Description:

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

Thank you.

2021-10-29
Location: California
Description:

California Energy Commission

Business Meeting Agenda

November 15, 2021

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Remote participation instructions below, after line items.

Public comment is accepted solely through the Zoom platform. 

The California Energy Commission’s (CEC) November 15, 2021 Business Meeting will be held remotely, consistent with Assembly Bill 361 (Rivas, Chapter 165, Statutes of 2021) to improve and enhance public access to state meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic and future emergencies by allowing broader access through teleconferencing options. The public can participate in the business meeting consistent with the direction provided below.

Please note that the CEC aims to begin promptly at the start time and the end time is an estimate based on the agenda proposed. The business meeting may end sooner or later than the time indicated depending on various factors.

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. North County Transit District. Proposed resolution approving Amendment 1 to Agreement ARV-20-013 with North County Transit District (NCTD) to augment the agreement by $1,986,250 for a total grant of $6,000,000 and modify the special terms and conditions, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). This augmentation fully funds NCTD’s grant funding request. (General Fund Funding) Contact: Esther Odufuwa
  2. Ocean Protection Council. Proposed resolution approving Agreement RMB700-21-004 with the Ocean Protection Council for the CEC to receive $199,951 to collect and compile cultural resources data for California North Coast offshore wind energy development affecting state lands and waters. CEC staff will compile cultural resources data into a geographic information system as a common platform for state agencies and North Coast California Native American tribes to make management decisions concerning cultural resources on shore, near shore, and offshore that may be affected by offshore wind development. Contact: Gabriel Roark 
  3. American Institute of Chemical Engineers Center for Hydrogen Safety. Proposed resolution approving Agreement 600-21-005 with the Center for Hydrogen Safety (CHS), a technical entity of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, for a $50,000 contract which provides the CEC membership for 12 months. Membership allows the CEC to participate in member meetings, working groups, workshops, briefings, and 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 fuel community. (Clean Transportation Program Funding) Contact: Spencer Kelley
  4. California Clean Energy Fund dba CalCEF Ventures. Proposed resolution approving a scope of work change to Icarus RT, Inc.’s California Sustainable Energy Entrepreneur Development (CalSEED) Initiative small grant award, previously approved at the February 10, 2021 Business Meeting, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. CalCEF Ventures administers the CEC’s CalSEED Initiative under Agreement 300-15-007. Icarus originally received a small grant to demonstrate a 100kW system. After significant customer discovery and market research, Icarus proposes to instead demonstrate that same technology with a 25kW system and a 50kW system that uses the heat from the cooled panels to pre-heat hot water. This change will not hinder expected key outcomes for the project. (EPIC Funding) Contact: Joshua Croft

2. Water Conservation and Efficiency Update.

Staff overview of recent and ongoing water conservation and efficiency efforts by the Efficiency Division. The update will include the drought situation and outlook, recently adopted water efficiency appliance standards and their impacts, and opportunities for additional water savings in California through appliance efficiency standards. Contact: David Johnson (Staff Presentation: 10 minutes)

3. Expansion, Reorganization and Renaming of Public Advisor’s Office and Revision to the CEC Tribal Consultation Policy.

Proposed resolution to: (1) change the name of the office from Office of the Public Advisor to the Office of the Public Advisor, Energy Equity and Tribal Affairs; (2) expand the role and responsibility of the office to include the Tribal Liaison and to help implement, in partnership with the Equal Employment Opportunity Officer, the CEC’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA) Initiative; and (3) approve the revised Tribal Consultation Policy to reflect the reorganization of the; Office of the Public Advisor, Energy Equity, and Tribal Affairs. Staff proposes to increase the capacity and resources of this office to include the Tribal Liaison and to assist the advancement of the IDEA Initiative both internally for workplace improvement (IDEA-In) and externally for the CEC’s policies and programs to benefit all Californians (IDEA-Ex). The Tribal Consultation Policy (revised December 2017) has been updated to reflect the proposed reorganization of the Trib! al Liaison within the CEC and include the name of the new Tribal Liaison. Contact: Noemí Gallardo (Staff Presentation: 10 minutes)

4. Disadvantaged Communities Advisory Group (DACAG) Annual Report.

Representatives of the DACAG will provide an overview of the DACAG's 2020-2021 Annual Report, which summarizes the priorities, recommendations, and activities of the DACAG from April 2020 to April 2021, regarding the development, implementation, and impacts of proposed programs related to clean energy and pollution reduction in disadvantaged communities. Established pursuant to Pub. Util. Code section 400(g), the DACAG advises the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and the CEC to ensure that disadvantaged communities, including tribes and rural communities, benefit from proposed clean energy and pollution reduction programs. The DACAG approved the 2020-2021 Annual Report on September 17, 2021. Contact: Noemí Gallardo (Staff Presentation: 15 minutes)

5. 2021-2023 Investment Plan Update for the Clean Transportation Program.

Proposed resolution approving the 2021-2023 Investment Plan Update for the Clean Transportation Program and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The program develops and deploys innovative technologies that transform California’s fuel and vehicle types to help attain the state’s climate change goals. The plan 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)

6. 2021-2025 Electric Program Investment Charge Proposed Investment Plan (EPIC 4 Investment Plan), Draft Commission Report.

Proposed resolution approving the 2021-2025 Electric Program Investment Charge Proposed Investment Plan (EPIC 4 Investment Plan), Draft Commission Report. The EPIC 4 Investment Plan proposes strategic investments in technology Research and Development that support the achievement of the state's clean energy and climate goals. This includes innovations spanning renewable energy, grid reliability, distributed energy resources, efficiency and electrification, support for entrepreneurs, and equity and the environment. The funding level is roughly $148 million per year through 2025. As part of its consideration and adoption of the EPIC 4 Investment Plan, the CEC may suggest and adopt changes to the investment plan. In addition, the CEC may authorize the executive director to file the adopted plan with the CPUC and to adjust the plan as part of the CPUC EPIC proceeding. Contact: Jonah Steinbuck (Staff Presentation: 20 minutes)

7. 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 ZEVs and the related electric charging or hydrogen refueling infrastructure. (Clean Transportation Program Funding and General Fund Funding) Contact: Kate Reid (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

  1. Central Coast Community Energy. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-21-031 with Central Coast Community Energy for a $200,000 grant to develop the Central Coast Community Energy MD/HD ZEV Blueprint to accelerate the deployment of MD/HD ZEVs and related fueling infrastructure throughout California's Central Coast region, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.
  2. MHX, LLC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ZVI-21-001 with MHX, LLC for a $200,000 grant to develop a planning “blueprint” document that will identify solutions for MD/HD EV recharging and hydrogen refueling across key nodes of California’s intermodal logistics system, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.

8. BESTFIT Innovative Charging Solutions - GFO-20-605.

This solicitation sought proposals to fund projects to demonstrate innovative electric vehicle charging solutions for light-duty and MD/HD vehicles and work to accelerate the successful commercial deployment of these solutions. (Clean Transportation Program Funding and General Fund Funding) Contact: Kyle Corrigan (Staff Presentation 10 minutes)

  1. Eneridge, Inc. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ZVI-21-002 with Eneridge, Inc. for a $1,000,000 grant to install, maintain, and collect data from six 120 kW ultrafast chargers with integrated battery packs, and adopting staff’s determination that this project is exempt under CEQA.
  2. ConnectMyEV, Inc. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ZVI-21-003 with ConnectMyEV Inc. for a $998,950 agreement to develop and demonstrate an automated, robotic parking and charging interface for electric vehicles, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.
  3. Andromeda Power, LLC. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ZVI-21-004 with Andromeda Power, LLC for a $949,183 grant to design, manufacture, deploy, test, and collect data on 30 adapters capable of converting a non-networked electric vehicle charger to a networked charger, and develop plans to manufacture and deploy an additional commercial 1,000 adapters, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. 
  4. ChargePoint, Inc. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ZVI-21-005 with ChargePoint, Inc. for a $996,060 grant to design and manufacture an overhead cable system for fleet charging, and adopting staff's determination that this project is exempt from CEQA.
  5. Electriphi, Inc. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-21-043 with Electriphi, Inc. for a $1,450,983 grant to demonstrate the potential for accelerated commercial deployment of an advanced utility and grid-integrated smart charging management system in the context of a large and diverse school fleet, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.

9. Minutes.

Possible approval of the October 13, 2021 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, 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. 

Zoom's closed captioning service will be enabled for CEC business meetings. Attendees can use the service by clicking on the "live transcript" icon and then choosing either "show subtitle" or "view full transcript." The closed captioning service can be stopped by exiting out of the "live transcript" or selecting the "hide subtitle" icon.  A full and formal transcript rendered by a professional court reporter will be posted in the CEC's business meeting docket and the CEC's Business Meeting webpage. 

Public Advisor Assistance. Direct questions about how to participate in the business meeting or to request interpreting services or other reasonable modification and accommodations to the Public Advisor at publicadvisor@energy.ca.gov or by phone at (916) 957-7910. Requests should be made for interpreting services, modifications and reasonable accommodations as soon as possible and at least five days in advance. However, the CEC will work diligently to meet all requests based on the availability of the service or resource needed. Additionally, 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! l concise comments, specifying your main points, before the start of the business meeting to the Public Advisor. Comments submitted after the business meeting starts will be filed in the business meeting docket.

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)

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2021-10-29
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: 240173
Title: Lutron Electronics Co, Inc Comments to Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
Description:
Filer: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
Organization: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
Role: Public
Submission Date: 10/29/2021 11:27:30 AM
Docketed Date: 10/29/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 4

Thank you.

2021-10-29
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: 240171
Title: Pool & Hot Tub Alliance Comments to FDAS
Description:
Filer: Pool & Hot Tub Alliance
Organization: Pool & Hot Tub Alliance
Role: Public
Submission Date: 10/29/2021 9:33:43 AM
Docketed Date: 10/29/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 8

Thank you.

2021-10-15
Location: California
Description:

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

Docket Number: 21-AAER-01
Project Title: Appliance Efficiency Regulations for Dipper Wells
TN Number: 240075
Title: Order Instituting Rulemaking
Description: Resolution No. 21-1013-3
Filer: Liza Lopez
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 10/15/2021 11:43:16 AM
Docketed Date: 10/15/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 2

Thank you.
 

2021-10-13
Location: California
Description:

Remote participation instructions below, after line items.

Public comment is accepted solely through the Zoom platform. 

The California Energy Commission’s (CEC) October 13, 2021 Business Meeting will be held remotely, consistent with Assembly Bill 361 (Rivas, Chapter 165, Statutes of 2021) to improve and enhance public access to state meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic and future emergencies by allowing broader access through teleconferencing options. The public can participate in the business meeting consistent with the direction provided below.

Please note that the CEC aims to begin promptly at the start time and the end time is an estimate based on the agenda proposed. The business meeting may end sooner or later than the time indicated depending on various factors.

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 public comment portion of the meeting and shall 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. Proposed resolution approving Agreement 600-21-004 with Velozfor a $100,000 contract for a one-year membership, which allows the CEC to participate in member meetings, working groups, workshops, briefings, and other events; and provides input on electric vehicle (EV) awareness campaigns, including the display of the CEC logo on related public-facing literature and displays. Veloz membership provides a forum for the CEC to collaborate with stakeholders in the EV community. (Clean Transportation Program Funding) Contact: Sharon Purewal
  2. The Regents of the University of California, Davis Campus. Proposed resolution approving Agreement 600-21-003 with The Regents of the University of California, Davis campus, for a $160,000 contract for a two-year membership in the Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathways consortium program. Membership allows the CEC to participate in research projects, technical briefings, symposia, workshops, and analyses related to transportation technologies, fuels, air quality, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and future mobility, and a concentrated focus on the Sustainable Freight Center. (Clean Transportation Program Funding) Contact: Tim Olson

2.    New Solar Homes Partnership Informational Update.

Staff presentation on the success and impact of the New Solar Homes Partnership program as it comes to a close. Contact: Geoff Dodson (Staff Presentation: 10 minutes)

3.    Order Instituting Rulemaking Proceeding (Docket Number 2021-AAER-01).

Proposed Order Instituting Rulemaking to consider amendments to the Appliance Efficiency Regulations, contained in the California Code of Regulations, Title 20, sections 1601 to 1609. The CEC will consider establishing efficiency standards, test procedures, marking requirements, certification requirements, and appropriate regulations for dipper wells. The goal of this rulemaking is to reduce water and energy consumption in California. Contact: Jessica Lopez (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

4.    Petition to Amend Certification of Solar Energy Generating Systems IX and X (89-AFC-01C).

Proposed order granting the request to amend the CEC’s certification of the SEGS IX and X site by re-configuring the site boundary to exclude SEGS X. The petition would remove all references to SEGS X in the conditions of certification in the CEC Decision. SEGS IX would remain under CEC jurisdiction. Staff has concluded that the proposed petition will not result in a significant impact on the environment and the project will continue to comply with all applicable laws, ordinances, regulations, and standards. Contact: Elizabeth Huber (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

5.    Phase II Data Collection Regulations (Docket Number 18-OIR-01).

Proposed resolution amending Data Collection (Title 20, Chapter 3, Articles 1 to 4) and Administration (Title 20, Chapter 7, Article 2) regulations to collect and evaluate data that will enable the CEC to assess the specific impact of energy programs and policies on electricity, transportation, and natural gas consumption patterns. This action comes after a 45-day public comment period and an August 6, 2021 public hearing. Contact: Ryan Eggers (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

6.    Stratosfuel, Inc.

Proposed resolution adopting CEQA findings for Stratosfuel, Inc.’s Zero Impact Production Facility project, and Amendment #1 to the grant agreement for project implementation. (Clean Transportation Program Funding) Contact: Andrew Hom (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

  1. CEQA Findings. Proposed resolution finding that based on the lead agency City of Victorville’s Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND), Mitigation Monitoring Program, Initial Study, and the City of Victorville Planning Commission’s Resolutions No. P-21-010, P-21-037, and P-21-038 approving the MND, Site Plan, and Conditional Use Permit, the proposed project presents no new significant or substantially more severe environmental impacts beyond those already considered.
  2. Proposed resolution approving Amendment #1 to Agreement ARV-17-050 with Stratosfuel, Inc. to approve a site location change to the City of Victorville, a budget revision, and a 17-month no-cost time extension to fund the Zero Impact Production Facility project. The 5,000 kilogram-per-day electrolysis facility shall produce and supply 100 percent renewable hydrogen fuel to California's network of public hydrogen refueling stations. 

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

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

  1. Anaheim Transportation Network. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-21-040 with Anaheim Transportation Network for a $5,000,000 grant to install EV charging infrastructure and a microgrid to support the acquisition with match funds of 50 electric transit buses, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.
  2. City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-21-041 with the City of Los Angeles, Department of Transportation, for a $6,000,000 grant to install a solar and storage microgrid, four 1.5 MW chargers, 104 charger dispensers, overhead transit bus charging and solar canopies, and battery energy storage, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.

8.    Momentum Dynamics Corporation.

Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-21-036 with Momentum Dynamics Corporation for a $1,700,000 grant to deploy 300 kW wireless charging infrastructure at seven strategic locations within the SolanoExpress service operated by Solano Transit Authority, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. (Clean Transportation Program Funding) Contact: Kate Reid (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

9.    Blueprints for Medium- and Heavy-Duty (MD/HD) ZEV Infrastructure – GFO-20-601.

This solicitation sought proposals for planning blueprints to identify actions and milestones needed for implementation of MD/HD ZEVs and supporting electric charging or hydrogen refueling infrastructure. (Clean Transportation Program Funding) Contact: Kate Reid (Staff Presentation: 10 minutes)

  1. Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-21-038 with Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator for a $199,259 grant to develop a blueprint which will identify MD/HD zero-emission transportation technology solutions for the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.
  2. San Joaquin Regional Transit District. Proposed resolution approving Agreement ARV-21-039 with San Joaquin Regional Transit District for a $200,000 grant to develop a detailed, executable, and replicable plan to build out the required battery-electric infrastructure or hydrogen fueling infrastructure in order to support the transition of San Joaquin Transit District’s fleet to all ZEVs, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA.

10. 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 or export from a school bus depot located in Richmond, and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. (EPIC Funding) Contact: Ben Wender (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

11. Electric Power Research Institute, Inc.

Proposed resolution approving Agreement EPC-21-010 with Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. (with major subcontractor CALSTART, Inc.) for a $12,999,155 grant to fund applied research and development and technology demonstration and deployment activities through the creation of a research hub focused on electric heavy-duty drayage trucks, and adopting staff's determination that this project is exempt from CEQA. The research hub will advance high-power charging technologies and engage a broad network of stakeholders and communities to deploy public access charging infrastructure for MD/HD vehicles in a heavily trafficked freight corridor. (EPIC Funding) Contact: Liet Le (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

12. Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District.

Proposed resolution approving Agreement 001-21-ECI with the district for a $192,618 loan at one percent interest to finance a project to install various energy efficiency measures at its community center, nine parks, and one athletic field, and adopting staff’s determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. Upon completion, the project will reduce about 221,799 kWh of grid electricity consumption annually, saving the district approximately $32,418 in utility costs per year. (ECAA Funding) Contact: Sean Lockwood (Staff Presentation: 5 minutes)

13. Minutes.

Possible approval of the September 8 and September 30, 2021 business meeting minutes.

14. 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.

15. Executive Director’s Report.

16. Public Advisor's Report.

17. 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.

18. 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.

Zoom’s closed captioning service will be enabled for CEC business meetings. Attendees can enable the service by clicking on the “live transcript” icon and then choosing either “show subtitle” or “view full transcript.” The closed captioning service can be stopped by exiting out of the “live transcript” or selecting the “hide subtitle” icon. Please note that the transcript provided through Zoom’s closed captioning is helpful but not precise.

Public Advisor Assistance. Direct questions about how to participate in the business meeting or to request interpreting services or other reasonable modification and 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 should be made for interpreting services, modifications and reasonable accommodations as soon as possible and at least five days in advance. However, the CEC will work diligently to meet all requests based on the availability of the service or resource needed. Additionally, the Public Advisor may upon the request of public participants who may be absent from the CEC’s place of business or during the business meeting when a matter of interest to them is being considered, neutrally and publicly relate those participants’ points to the CEC on behalf of members of the public. If you are ! interested in this service, please email concise comments, specifying your main points, before the start of the business meeting to the Public Advisor’s Office. Comments submitted after the business meeting starts will be filed in the business meeting docket.

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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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2021-10-12
Location: California
Description:

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

Docket Number: 17-AAER-12
Project Title: Low-Power Mode
TN Number: 240046
Title: AGGIOS Inc Comments in response to LPM DCP proposal
Description:
Filer: AGGIOS, Inc.
Organization: AGGIOS, Inc.
Role: Public
Submission Date: 10/12/2021 9:45:19 AM
Docketed Date: 10/12/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 3

Thank you.

2021-10-11
Location: California
Description:

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

Docket Number: 17-AAER-12
Project Title: Low-Power Mode
TN Number: 240035
Title: California Energy Alliance Comments on Low Power Mode Roadmap and Proposed Data Collection Procedure
Description:
Filer: California Energy Alliance
Organization: California Energy Alliance
Role: Public
Submission Date: 10/11/2021 11:29:47 AM
Docketed Date: 10/11/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 3

Thank you.

2021-10-11
Location: California
Description:

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

Thank you.

2021-10-11
Location: California
Description:

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

Thank you.

2021-10-11
Location: California
Description:

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

Thank you.

2021-10-11
Location: California
Description:

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

Thank you.

2021-10-11
Location: California
Description:

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

2021-10-11
Location: California
Description:

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

  • Docket Number: 17-AAER-12
    Project Title: Low-Power Mode
    TN Number: 240041
    Title: Signify Comments to CEC LPM Roadmap
    Description:
    Filer: System
    Organization: Signify
    Role: Public
    Submission Date: 10/11/2021 2:21:10 PM
    Docketed Date: 10/11/2021
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Comment
    Page(s): 2

Thank you.

2021-10-11
Location: California
Description:

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

Thank you.

2021-10-08
Location: California
Description:

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

  • Docket Number: 17-AAER-12
    Project Title: Low-Power Mode
    TN Number: 240031
    Title: NRDC and ASAP comments on proposed Data Collection Procedure
    Description:
    Filer: System
    Organization: NRDC and ASAP
    Role: Public
    Submission Date: 10/8/2021 4:17:59 PM
    Docketed Date: 10/8/2021
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Comment
    Page(s): 3

Thank you.
 

2021-10-08
Location: California
Description:

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

Thank you.

2021-10-07
Location: California
Description:

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

Thank you.

2021-10-05
Location: California
Description:

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/event/meeting/2021-10/energy-commission-business-meeting
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2021-09-30
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: 239875
Title: Laura Schade (BEIS) Comments to the RFI - BEIS
Description:
Filer: Laura Schade (BEIS)
Organization: Laura Schade (BEIS)
Role: Public
Submission Date: 9/30/2021 3:31:36 AM
Docketed Date: 9/30/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Comment
Page(s): 3

2021-09-30
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: 239896
Title: Pre-Rulemaking Draft of the Proposed Language for Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
Description:
Filer: Sean Steffensen
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 9/30/2021 3:27:14 PM
Docketed Date: 9/30/2021
Subject(s):
Submission Type: Document
Page(s): 20

2021-09-30
Location: California
Description:

The California Energy Commission (CEC) seeks stakeholders’ input on the pre-rulemaking draft proposed regulatory language for the Flexible Demand Appliance Standards (FDAS) required by Senate Bill 49 (Skinner, Chapter 697, Statutes of 2019). The FDAS promote technologies to schedule, shift, and curtail appliance operations to benefit consumers and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with electricity generation, while supporting electricity grid operations.

The draft proposed regulatory language would establish standards including definitions, test procedures, labeling and reporting requirements, certification, cybersecurity, consumer consent, and enforcement procedures.

The CEC is providing a pre-rulemaking draft of the proposed regulatory language to inform the public and to solicit feedback in coordination with the request for information (RFI) that was released on September 1, 2021. The draft proposed regulatory language can be found in docket 20-FDAS-01 [https://efiling.energy.ca.gov/Lists/DocketLog.aspx?docketnumber=20-FDAS-01].

Comments on the draft proposed regulatory language are due to the docket on or prior to November 1, 2021.

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/proceedings/energy-commission-proceedings/flexible-demand-appliances
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2021-09-29
Location: California
Description:

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

  • Docket Number: 21-AAER-01
    Project Title: Appliance Efficiency Regulations for Dipper Wells
    TN Number: 239872
    Title: Memo to Open New Docket
    Description:
    Filer: Patty Paul
    Organization: California Energy Commission
    Role: Commission Staff
    Submission Date: 9/29/2021 5:08:38 PM
    Docketed Date: 9/29/2021
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Document
    Page(s): 1
2021-09-29
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: 239868
    Title: Intermatic Comments on Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
    Description:
    Filer: System
    Organization: Intermatic Inc.
    Role: Public
    Submission Date: 9/29/2021 12:58:51 PM
    Docketed Date: 9/29/2021
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Comment
    Page(s): 3

Thank you

2021-09-29
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: 240174
    Title: FLUIDRA Comments - on Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
    Description:
    Filer: System
    Organization: FLUIDRA
    Role: Public
    Submission Date: 10/29/2021 1:21:57 PM
    Docketed Date: 10/29/2021
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Comment
    Page(s): 6

Thank you.

2021-09-28
Location: California
Description:

GFO-21-503 - Examining the Effects of Hydrogen in End-Use Appliances for Large Commercial Buildings and Industrial Applications

The purpose of this solicitation is to fund a technical study to identify the impact of the potential use of hydrogen and hydrogen-natural gas blends on existing appliances as a potential decarbonization strategy for large commercial buildings and the industrial sector. The study will identify operating parameters such as the maximum concentration of hydrogen that can be handled by existing equipment with and without modification. This study will inform policymakers and the private sector of the potential for hydrogen and hydrogen-natural gas blends as a decarbonization strategy for industrial and large commercial building applications. Up to $1.5 million is available for this solicitation.

Pre-Application Workshop - GFO-21-503 - Examining the Effects of Hydrogen in End-Use Appliances for Large Commercial Buildings and Industrial Applications

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. 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.

Thursday, October 14, 2021
10:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Remote Access Only

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: 917 3070 2369
Meeting Password: meeting@10
Topic: Pre-Application Workshop – GFO-21-503 Examining the Effects of Hydrogen in End-Use Appliances for Large Commercial Buildings and Industrial Applications


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/adjzKUXvoy. 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/2021-09/gfo-21-503-examining-effects-hydrogen-end-use-appliances-large-commercial
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2021-09-24
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: 239844
    Title: Public Comment Extension for Request for Information for Flexible Demand Appliance Standards
    Description: The comment period for the flexible demand appliance standards RFI is extended to Monday, November 1, 2021.
    Filer: Sean Steffensen
    Organization: California Energy Commission
    Role: Commission Staff
    Submission Date: 9/24/2021 2:42:48 PM
    Docketed Date: 9/24/2021
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Document
    Page(s): 1

Thank you.

2021-09-22
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: 239816
    Title: Email to Close Docket
    Description:
    Filer: Patty Paul
    Organization: California Energy Commission
    Role: Commission Staff
    Submission Date: 9/22/2021 2:25:19 PM
    Docketed Date: 9/22/2021
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Document
    Page(s): 1

Thank you.

2021-09-15
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: 239729
    Title: Philip Escobedo Comments - Request for extension of comment period deadline
    Description:
    Filer: System
    Organization: Philip Escobedo
    Role: Other Interested Person
    Submission Date: 9/15/2021 1:48:15 PM
    Docketed Date: 9/15/2021
    Subject(s):
    Submission Type: Comment
    Page(s): 1

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: 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)

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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.

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/newsroom/news-releases
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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)

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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.

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.

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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

Thank you.

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

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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2021-07-09
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

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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2021-07-02
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

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: 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:

Thank you.

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.

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: California
Description:

The following 1 Transcript(s) submitted to Docket Number 22-AAER-01 have been published:

Docket Number: 22-AAER-01
Project Title: Commercial and Industrial Fans and Blowers
TN Number: 242675
Title: Transcript on 4-12-22 for Public Hearing
Description: Transcript for the Public Hearing for Commercial and Industrial Fans and Blowers held on April 12, 2022
Filer: Alex Galdamez
Organization: California Energy Commission
Role: Commission Staff
Submission Date: 4/14/2022 2:43:23 PM
Docketed Date: 4/14/2022
Subject(s): Efficiency
Submission Type: Transcript
Page(s): 3

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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2021-06-25
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. 

 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. Comments are expected to be three minutes or less per speaker and one speaker per organization. Depending on the number of members of the public commenting, the Chair may adjust the time allotted for public comment and for each comment. 

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. 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 be used solely as a backup service. If the Zoom service is disconnected, you may call the Verizon phone line at (888) 823-5065 and enter the passcode “business meeting” to continue participating in the meeting. The Verizon phone line will only be available for the public to listen and comment if the Zoom platform shuts down. 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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2021-06-03
Location: Webinar
Description:

Join the California Energy Commission on June 3, 2021, to discuss the new efficiency regulations for dedicated purpose pool pumps. The standards become effective July 19, 2021. Topics to be covered include the scope, definitions, test method, performance requirements, and marking and certification requirements.

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

Click to join the webinar via Zoom:
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Webinar ID: 968 9283 4662
Passcode: 506589

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For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/rules-and-regulations/appliance-efficiency-regulations-title-20/appliance-efficiency-proceedings-2
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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

Thank you.

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

Thank you.

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

Click the link below to join webinar:
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Webinar ID: 929 3417 1933
Passcode: 270996

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For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/rules-and-regulations/appliance-efficiency-regulations-title-20/appliance-efficiency-proceedings-2
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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

Click the link below to join webinar:
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Webinar ID: 929 3417 1933
Passcode: 270996

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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

Click to join webinar:
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Webinar ID: 929 3417 1933
Passcode: 270996

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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

Thank you.

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

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: 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

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: 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

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: 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:

Thank you.

2021-04-08
Location: California
Description:

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

Thank you.
 

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

Thank you.
 

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.

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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

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.

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 via Zoom, dial (669) 900-6833 or (888) 475-4499 (toll free) and enter meeting ID 938-69230237. 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 March 17, 2021, after 9:50 a.m. (Pacific Time). Enter the passcode business meeting. To make public comment about a specific item, provide your name, affiliation if any, and the item number to the operator. Once connected, press *0 for help or to speak with the operator. The operator will open your line when it is your turn to speak. Restate and spell your name for the record. The operator will mute your line when you are finished commenting. To avoid audio feedback, mute Zoom or do not join Zoom when calling via Verizon.

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

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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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2021-03-16
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.

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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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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
     

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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.

Remote Attendance. To participate by telephone only, you may call the CEC’s Verizon or Zoom phone lines. For Verizon, call 1-888-823-5065 on business meeting days after 9:50 a.m. (Pacific Time). The passcode is "business meeting.” If you plan to make public comment about a specific item, please provide your name, affiliation if any, and the item number to the operator. Once connected, press *0 for help or to speak with the operator. The operator will open your line when it is your turn to speak. Please restate and spell your name for the record. The operator will mute your line when you are finished commenting. To avoid audio feedback, mute Zoom or do not join Zoom when calling through Verizon. To connect with Zoom, dial: (669) 900-6833 or (888) 475-4499 (Toll Free), and enter Webinar ID: 938 6923 0237.

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Public 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 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 and 11129).

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

Zoom: Zoom technical support is available at https://support.zoom.us/ 
via Zoom’s chatbot feature, located in the lower right corner of the screen or at (888) 799-9666 ext. 2, or you may contact the Public Advisor’s Office via email or phone.

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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2020-11-19
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

For more information:
https://www.energy.ca.gov/programs-and-topics/programs/building-energy-efficiency-standards/online-resource-center/water
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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.

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

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2020-11-05
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2020-10-20
Location: California
Description:

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

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

Thank you.

2020-10-20
Location: California
Description:

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

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

Thank you.
 

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

California Energy Commission Business Meeting

10 a.m.     October 14, 2020

(Remote Access Only)

The California Energy Commission’s (CEC) October 14, 2020 Business Meeting will be held remotely, consistent with Executive Orders N-25-20 and N-29-20 and the recommendations from the California Department of Public Health to encourage physical distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19. The public may participate and observe the meeting consistent with the direction in these Executive Orders. Instructions for remote participation can be found in the notice for this meeting and as set forth below in this agenda.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

5.    California Clean Energy Fund DBA CalCEF Ventures. 

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

CALSEED INITIATIVE (20-01). 

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

6.    The Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians.

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

7.    DOE-National Renewable Energy Laboratory. 

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

8.   Foundation for California Community Colleges.

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

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

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

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

10. Minutes.

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

11. Lead Commissioner or Presiding Member Reports.

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

12. Executive Director’s Report.

13. Public Advisor's Report.

14. Public Comment.

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

15. Chief Counsel's Report.

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

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

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

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

The workshop will be held remotely, consistent with Executive Orders N-25-20 and N-29-20 and the recommendations from the California Department of Public Health to encourage physical distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19. The public can participate in the workshop consistent with the direction in these Executive Orders. Instructions for remote participation via Zoom are below.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
09:00 AM

Notice and Agenda

Documents

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

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

2020-10-08
Location: California
Description:

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

2020-10-08
Location: California
Description:

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

2020-10-08
Location: California
Description:

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

2020-10-08
Location: California
Description:

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

2020-10-08
Location: California
Description:

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

2020-10-01
Location: California
Description:

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

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

Thank you.
 

2020-10-01
Location: California
Description:

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

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

Thank you.

2020-10-01
Location: California
Description:

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

Thank you.

2020-10-01
Location: California
Description:

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

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

Thank you.
 

2020-09-28
Location: California
Description:

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

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

Thank you.
 

2020-09-25
Location: California
Description:

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

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
09:00 AM

Notice and Agenda

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2020-09-25
Location: California
Description:

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

Tuesday, October 6, 2020
09:00 AM

Notice and Agenda

Remote Attendance

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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.

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

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

Pre-Application Workshop Recording

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

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

Pre-Application Workshop Presentation and Attendee List

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

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

Pre-Application Workshop

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

CEC staff will hold one Pre-Application Workshop to discuss the solicitation with potential applicants. Participation is optional but encouraged.  The Pre-Application Workshop will be held remotely, consistent with Executive Orders N-25-20 and N-29-20 and the recommendations from the California Department of Public Health to encourage physical distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19. Applicants may attend the workshop via the internet (Zoom, see instructions below), or via conference call on the date and at the time and location listed below.  Please call (916) 654-4381 or refer to the CEC's website at www.energy.ca.gov/contracts/index.html to confirm the date and time.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020
10:00 AM

Remote Attendance

Zoom Instructions:

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

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

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

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

Technical Support:

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

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

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

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

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

2020-07-27
Location: California
Description:

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

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


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


The workshop will be held remotely, consistent with Executive Orders N-25-20 and N-29-20 and the recommendations from the California Department of Public Health to encourage physical distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19. The public is able to participate and observe the workshop consistent with the direction in these Executive Orders. Instructions for remote participation are provided below.

Notice and Agenda

Remote Attendance

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

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Thursday, August 6, 2020


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

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


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

 

For more information: