Meeting Date: February 13, 2012
From: Mike Thornton, Purchasing Manager, For,
Paul Kalv, Electric Utility Director
Subject: Resolution authorizing execution of Task Order No. 1 with Utility Consulting Services to develop proposed electric rates or riders for consideration following deployment of smart meters.
Staff recommends approval of the resolution authorizing execution of Task Order No. 1 with Utility Consulting Services not to exceed $75,000.00.
The purpose of this task order is to have the professional develop proposed electric rates or riders. The proposed rates or riders will utilize the interval use data from the new smart meters and promote the goals of the City, specifically reducing the cost of power for the City and its electric customers.
The study will result in one or more proposed new residential electric rates or riders in the following categories; Time-of-use (“TOU”); Critical peak rebate (“CPR”) and Load control credit (“LCC”).
The study may also include proposed modifications to the existing Bulk Power Cost Adjustment (“BPCA”) rider. The study will utilize residential interval data from an ongoing pilot program in the City and develop projected revenues and power costs for one fiscal year, or “test year.” The proposed rate designs will be compared to and may be modeled after similar rates offered by other utilities in Florida.
The City has a continuing contract with Utility Consulting Services executed on May 10, 2010 by Resolution 8651.
This purchase is part of and required for the Smart Meter/Smart Grid project previously approved by Commission November 28, 2011 under resolution numbers 8958 and 8959
1. Approve the resolution authorizing execution of Task Order No. 1 with Utility Consulting
2. Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate
The $75,000.00 cost of this study is included in the project budget currently being established by the Finance Department within the accounting system. A total of $100,000.00 was budgeted within the project for Retail Rate Design. This expense does qualify as a reimbursable cost (50%) under the Department of Energy (DOE) AMI Grant. The City will cover the up-front cost and then request reimbursement from the DOE with other AMI related expenses.
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RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE TASK ORDER NO. 1 WITH UTILITY CONSULTING SERVICES FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES TO DEVELOP PROPOSED ELECTRIC RATES OR RIDERS IN CONNECTION WITH DEPLOYMENT OF SMART METERS NOT TO EXCEED $75,000.00; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF
THAT the Mayor and City Clerk are hereby authorized to execute Task Order Number 1 under a Master Agreement with UTILITY CONSULTING SERVICES whose address is 10337 Sandy Marsh Lane, Orlando, Florida 32832 to develop proposed electric rates or riders pursuant to a Master Agreement approved under resolution 8651.
THAT this resolution shall become effective immediately.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the City Commission of the City of Leesburg, Florida, at a regular meeting held the 13th day of February 2012.