AGENDA MEMORANDUM

 

 

Meeting Date:           April 28, 2008

 

From:                          Paul Kalv, Electric Director

 

Subject:                      Resolution Authorizing Participation Agreement with the Florida Municipal Power Agency

 

 

Staff Recommendation:

Staff recommends approval of the On-Line Residential Energy Audit Program Participation Agreement with the Florida Municipal Power Agency.

 

Analysis:

The rising cost of fossil fuels continue to drive the cost of producing electricity up and causing electric utility rates to increase.  Both residential and commercial customers are increasingly requesting energy audits.

 

FMPA is helping member utilities meet these demands and has entered into an agreement with Enercom which allows member utilities to utilize Enercom’s “Energy Depot for Homes” on-line energy auditing software at a reduced cost.  The software includes:

 

  1. Personal Energy Profile – Allows customers to conduct on-line do-it-yourself home energy audits.  Customers can choose a comprehensive “Full Audit” or a quick “EZ Audit.”  The Energy Profile is a true home energy audit analysis with sound engineering calculations in a customer-friendly manner.

 

  1. Energy Calculator Allows customers to quickly estimate the annual energy use and cost to operate a complete range of home electric and natural gas systems including everything from HVAC systems to minor appliances.

 

  1. Energy Library – A systematically organized library of fact sheets on a wide range of home energy systems and efficiency opportunities.  The library also includes the top 100 frequently asked questions and answers on home energy use.

 

  1. Energy Advisor – an e-mail question and answer tool that allows customers to receive answers to any remaining energy questions.

 

Each participating utility receives a unique URL allowing customers to access local utility rates, weather data, and other variables unique to their city.  Initial development and day to day maintenance is provided by Enercom and is included in the cost.

 

To date, 15 FMPA member utilities are offering the service to their customers and the program has been operating for more than a year.

 

The annual cost is $1,944 with a commitment for a minimum of four years.

 

Options:

1.  Approve the Agreement; or

2.  Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate

 

 

Fiscal Impact

 

The annual cost is $1,944 with a commitment for a minimum of four years.

 

Submission Date and Time:    4/28/2008 8:32 AM____

 

Department: _____ELECTRIC________

Prepared by:  __PAUL KALV_________                     

Attachments:         Yes _x__   No ______

Advertised:   ____Not Required ______                     

Dates:   __________________________                     

Attorney Review :       Yes ___  No ____

                                                 

_________________________________           

Revised 6/10/04

 

Reviewed by: Dept. Head PAUL KALV

 

Finance  Dept. ______JB__________                                     

                              

Deputy C.M. ___________________                                                                         

 

Submitted by:

 

City Manager ___________________

 

Account No. 041-1021-531-3110

 

Project No. _419230_________

 

WF No. _______n/a________

 

Budget ____ $65,000.00______

 

Available ___$27,274.62______


 

RESOLUTION NO._______________

 

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE A PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT WITH FLORIDA MUNICIPAL POWER AGENCY FOR THE ON-LINE RESIDENTIAL ENERGY AUDIT PROGRAM; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA:

 

            THAT the Mayor and City Clerk are hereby authorized to execute an agreement  with the FLORIDA MUNICIPAL POWER AGENCY, whose address is 8553 Commodity Circle, Orlando, FL 32819-9002, for the on-line residential energy audit program.

 

             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 __28th___ day of __April_______ 2008.

 

 

 

                                                                            __________________________

                                                                             Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

 

__________________________

City Clerk