Staff recommends adoption of the “PURPA Procedures” solely for purposes of complying with the Energy Policy Act of 2005 during the proceedings conducted by the City Commission for the consideration and determination of whether to adopt the five standards enunciated in Subtitle E of the Electricity Modernization Act of 2005.
In 1978, the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA) became law and among other provisions, required each nonregulated utility to consider a list of standards aimed at energy conservation, efficient use of facilities and resources, and equitable rates.
The Energy Policy Act of 2005 adds five additional PURPA standards that nonregulated utilities must consider. These include (1) net metering; (2) fuel diversity; (3) fossil fuel generation efficiency; (4) time based metering and communications; and (5) interconnection standards for distributed resources.
Each nonregulated utility must make its own independent determination of the new PURPA standards. The City Commission must therefore consider and make a specific determination on whether implementation of the federal standards is appropriate to carry out the purposes of PURPA.
In considering the new PURPA standards, the Commission must comply with both the procedural requirements of PURPA and any particular hearing requirements established by the Commission.
These “PURPA Procedures” comply with both the procedural requirements of PURPA and the hearing requirements established by the Commission.
1. Adopt the PURPA Procedures
2. Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate
Fiscal Impact: None
Prepared by: ___Paul Kalv__________
Attachments: Yes__X__ No _____
Advertised: ____Not Required ______
Attorney Review : Yes_X__ No ____
Reviewed by: Dept. Head _Paul Kalv
Finance Dept. __________________
Deputy C.M. ___________________
City Manager ___________________
Account No. _________________
Project No. ___________________
WF No. ______________________
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA TO ADOPT THE "PURPA PROCEDURES" FOR THE PURPOSE OF COMPLYING WITH THE ENERGY POLICY ACT OF 2005; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA:
THAT the City Commission hereby adopts the “PURPA Procedures” solely for purposes of complying with the Energy Policy Act of 2005 during the proceedings conducted by the City Commission for the consideration and determination of whether to adopt the five standards enunciated in Subtitle E of the Electricity Modernization Act of 2005.
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 __8th___ day of __ October_______ 2007.