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In the Matter of: )      Docket No. 06-IEP-1I
Preparation of the )       
2007 Intregrated Energy Policy Report )       
(2007 IEPR) )      NOTICE OF Committee
_________________________________________ )      WORKSHOP

Notice of Committee Workshop on 2008-2018 Peak Demand and Energy Forecasts

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The California Energy Commission's (Energy Commission) Integrated Energy Policy Report Committee will conduct a workshop to obtain comments on the staff's proposed 10-year forecasts of annual natural gas, electricity, and peak demand. Chairman Jackalyne Pfannenstiel is the Presiding Member, and Commissioner John L. Geesman is the Associate Member of the committee. Other Commissioners may attend and participate in the workshop. The workshop will be held:

TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2007
1 p.m.

1516 Ninth Street
First Floor, Hearing Room A
Sacramento, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)

Note: Audio from this hearing will be broadcast over the Internet.
For details on listening in, please go to: www.energy.ca.gov/webcast/

Parties unable to attend this Committee workshop can comment by conference call.

The conference call information is: USA Toll Free Number: 800-857-6618
Passcode: IEPR, Call Leader: Lorraine White.


The purpose of the workshop is to understand the range of perspectives concerning 10-year energy demand forecasts. At this workshop, the committee expects the staff and load serving entities (LSEs) to present their 10-year forecasts of electricity demand and consumption, and, where appropriate, natural gas end-use consumption, including discussion of the methods, data, and assumptions used to develop those forecasts. Parties who wish to propose alternative demand forecasts or to question the assumptions and methods of entities contributing demand forecasts should use this workshop as their opportunity to contribute to the record of the proceeding.


Energy Commission staff has developed forecasts of electricity and end-user natural gas consumption and peak electricity demand for each major utility planning area within the state for the 10-year period, 2008-2018. These forecasts will be published in a staff report prior to the workshop. The staff's demand forecasts are prepared using Energy Commission forecast methods; they are not dependent on the LSE forecasts.

To provide the Energy Commission and the public with the opportunity to consider alternative perspectives on demand trends, the Energy Commission requested electricity demand forecasts and related information from all LSEs with peak load greater than 200 megawatts. These forecasts were submitted to the Energy Commission in February 2007. At the workshop, staff will present a comparison between its forecasts and the forecasts submitted by those LSEs participating in the 2007 IEPR.

Following the hearing, the Committee will may provide direction to staff or LSEs concerning revisions to demand forecasts. The final forecasts will be used in a number of applications, including the 2007 IEPR, the CPUC's 2008 procurement process, and the Energy Commission's electricity supply-demand assessments. The final forecasts will also be an input to the California Independent System Operator's controlled grid studies, other transmission planning studies, and the California Gas Report.

Workshop Participation and Comments

The IEPR Committee requests participation of LSEs and other interested parties in this workshop and proceeding and encourages interested parties to present their views either orally at the workshop or through written comments. The IEPR Committee will take general comment from the public immediately following the workshop presentations.

Parties should provide comments both orally at the workshop and in writing. Final written comments are requested no later than 5 p.m. on July 20, 2007. Comments submitted before the workshop will be used to facilitate the discussion. Please include the docket reference 06-IEP-1I - Demand Forecast in the subject line or first paragraph of your comments, and include your name or organization in the name of the file. Those submitting comments by electronic mail should provide them in either Microsoft Word format or as a Portable Document File (PDF) to docket@energy.state.ca.us.

One paper copy must also be sent to the Energy Commission's Docket Unit. If the original is more than 20 pages, please also provide 12 paper copies to:

California Energy Commission
Dockets Office, MS-4
Re: Docket No. 06-IEP-1I (Demand Forecast)
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814-5512

Participants may also provide the original and 12 copies at the beginning of the workshop. All written materials relating to this workshop will be filed with the Dockets Unit and become part of the public record in this proceeding.

Additional Information

The Energy Commission's Public Adviser provides the public assistance in participating in Energy Commission activities. If you would like information on how to participate in this workshop, please contact the Public Adviser's Office by phone at (916) 654-4489 or toll-free at (800) 822-6228, by FAX at (916) 654-4493, or by e-mail at pao@energy.state.ca.us. If you have a disability and require assistance to participate in this hearing, please contact Lou Quiroz at (916) 654-5146 at least five days in advance.

The service list for the 2007 IEPR proceeding is handled electronically. Notices and documents for these proceedings are posted to the Energy Commission website http://www.energy.ca.gov/2007_energypolicy/. When new information is posted, an e-mail will be sent to those on the energy policy e-mail list server. We encourage those who are interested in receiving these notices to sign up for the list server through the website http://www.energy.ca.gov/listservers/index.html.

Questions regarding the 2007 IEPR proceeding should be directed to Lorraine White, IEPR program manager, at (916) 654-4075 or by email at lwhite@energy.state.ca.us. For technical questions regarding the demand forecast, please contact Lynn Marshall by phone at (916) 654-4767, or by e-mail at lmarshal@energy.state.ca.us. Please direct all news media inquiries to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Executive Director, at (916) 654-4989, or by e-mail at mediaoffice@energy.state.ca.us.

Date: June 28, 2007

Note: California Energy Commission's formal name is State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission.
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Commissioner and Presiding Member
2007 Integrated Energy Policy Report Committee
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Commissioner and Associate Member
2007 Integrated Energy Policy Report Committee

Date Posted: October 25, 2005

Note: California Energy Commission's formal name is State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission.

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