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Inventory of the Records of the Electricity Oversight Board
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Series Description

R400.001, Box 1, folders 1-9

Series 1 Bill Files 2003-2004

Physical Description: 9 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged numerically by bill number

Scope and Content Note

This series contains legislative bill files which had the potential to affect the bylaws, functions, or operations of the Electricity Oversight Board (EOB). The files may include bill analyses, bill summaries, amendments, EOB opinions, and correspondence.
The Reliable Electric Service Act of 2004 (AB2006) and the Repeal of Deregulation Act of 2003 (SB888) are two notable bill files found in the series. The Reliable Electric Service Act was meant to create a framework for the CPUC and would have ensured adequate resources for electric service providers. AB2006, which was vetoed by Governor Schwarzenegger, would have allowed investor-owned utilities to build their own power plants and sign long-term contracts with private companies for electricity. The Repeal of Deregulation Act, also vetoed by the Governor, would have repealed the provisions of AB1890 (Chapter 854, Statues 1996), which was widely blamed for the shortages the caused price spikes and rolling blackouts in 2000 and 2001.
2003-2004: AB151-AB2954 (4ff) Box 1/1-4
2003-2004: SB72-SB1859, SCR30 (5ff) Box 1/5-9
R400.002, Box 1, folder 10 - Box 3, folder 10

Series 2 Chronological Correspondence. 1999-2003

Physical Description: 41 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by correspondence date.

Scope and Content Note

The Chronological Correspondence series represents a sampling of the EOB's communication amongst its Board members, the ISO, PX, and FERC. Correspondence covers a range of topics such as electricity price caps, FERC filings, EOB funding, and appointments to the EOB, ISO Board, and PX Board.
R400.003, Box 3, folder 11 - Box 4, folder 10

Series 3 Governor's Clean Energy Green Team Files 1996-2001

Physical Description: 32 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject heading.

Scope and Content Note

Files of the Governor's Green Team include such materials as reports, correspondence, and issue papers. The Green Team was established with the adoption of AB 970 under Section 12078 to the Government Code and consisted of a chairperson and 15 members, including the Chair of the EOB. These files document how the Green Team compiled guidance documents and information on the environmental effects associated with power plants proposed to be certified for operation in California. Additionally, this series includes subject files created by the Green Team that focused on low or zero interest financing programs and renewable energy resources.
See Appendix A in Master Finding Aid on the California State Archives website for a complete subject list
R400.004, Box 4, folder 11-Box 5, folder 9

Series 4 Electricity Oversight Board Meeting Transcripts 1997-1998 2000-2003

Physical Description: 31 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by meeting date.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains verbatim transcripts of meetings and special hearings conducted by the EOB. Topics covered during EOB meetings include issues relating to market clearing prices, discussions regarding location marginal pricing, and EOB management. Early transcripts from 1997 include the appointment of initial members to the governing boards of the ISO and PX, discussions about the possible incorporation of the ISO and PX as separate nonprofit corporations, and the determination of the composition and terms of service for the ISO and PX governing boards. There are no transcripts from 1999.
R400.005, Box 5, folders 10-25

Series 5 Electricity Oversight Board Meeting Files. 2000-2002

Physical Description: 16 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by meeting date.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains materials that were pertinent to EOB meeting agenda items, including but not limited to, reports from the California ISO and PX, memorandums, presentation printouts, graphs, charts, and committee reports. The majority of the meeting files date to 2000. The years 2001 and 2002 each have only one meeting file (1/23/2001 and 11/23/2002).
R400.006, Box 6, folder 1- Box 12, folder 17

Series 6 California Independent Service Operator Board of Governors and Committee Meeting Files 1998-2006

Physical Description: 125 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by meeting date.

Scope and Content Note

The California Independent Service Operator Board of Governors and Committee Meeting Files include materials that were pertinent to agenda topics and meeting discussions. Reports from ISO committees including Finance, Governance, Audit, Grid Reliability/Operations, Legislative, and Market Issues, make up a large portion of the items found within the series. Agendas, meeting minutes, notes, statements from the EOB to the ISO, and resolutions made by the EOB which affected the ISO, can also be found throughout the series.
R400.007, Box 12, folder 18 - Box 13, folder 14

Series 7 CA ISO Market Surveillance Committee Meeting Files. 1998-2006

Physical Description: 36 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by meeting date.

Scope and Content Note

The ISO Market Surveillance Committee Meeting Files contains committee meeting agendas, graphs, charts, and weekly market watch reports. Meetings covered a range of topics such as the ISO compliance project, an implementation plan for the market surveillance unit, the impact of the Regulation Energy Price Adjustment (REPA), and discussions on the competitive characteristic of PX and ISO markets.
R400.008, Box 13, folder 15 - Box 14, folder 9

Series 8 Power Exchange Corporate Meeting Files 1998-2000

Physical Description: 19 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by meeting date.

Scope and Content Note

The Power Exchange Corporate Meeting Files contain meeting minutes, agendas, California energy market reports, and committee reports. Topics covered at the meetings include pending legislation, FERC updates, and changes to the CA ISO market which had the potential to affect the PX.
R400.009, Box 14, folder 10 - Box 17, folder 20

Series 9 Docket Files. 1997-2000

Physical Description: 72 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by docket date, then by docket number.

Scope and Content Note

The EOB maintained a docket filing system in which all outgoing and incoming documents, such as reports, correspondence, hearing files, and memorandums were filed under the appropriate docket number. Docket numbers were assigned to documents based on the date and the creator.
See Appendix B in Master Finding Aid on the California State Archives website for a full list of docket numbers. Please also note that the first folder of each docket file contains a master log that lists each document that can be found within that particular docket number.
R400.010, Box 18, folder 1 - Box 19, folder 14

Series 10 Subject Files 1997-2007

Physical Description: 47 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject heading.

Scope and Content Note

Subject Files document the operation and actions of the EOB and also includes reports, handbooks, and bylaws created by the PX, the California Energy Commission, and the ISO. Furthermore, documents and reports pertaining to the general state of California's energy market can be found within the series.
See Appendix C in Master Finding Aid on the California State Archives website for a complete subject list.
R400.011, Box 19, folders 15-20

Series 11 Attorney Files 1998-1999

Physical Description: 5 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by document date.

Access Information

This series is RESTRICTED under the California Public Records Act, Government Code sections 6254(k), 6254.25, 6276.04 (Attorney-Client Privilege).

Scope and Content Note

This series includes attorney notes, court dockets, correspondence, reports, and expert witness statements which were used to determine the settlement of Reliability Must-Run (RMR) contracts.
R400.012

Series 12 Artifacts. 1997-2008

Physical Description: 3 items

Arrangement

Arranged by item type.

Access Information

Curatoral restriction. See State Archives reference archivist for access.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains three artifacts, including a large sign from the EOB office and two decorative plates, which were a gift from a delegation from China.