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June 10, 2024

Agenda original pdf

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REGULAR MEETING OF THE ELECTRIC UTILITY COMMISSION JUNE 10, 2024 ▪ 6:00 PM AUSTIN ENERGY HEADQUARTERS/SHUDDE FATH CONFERENCE ROOM 4815 MUELLER BLVD AUSTIN, TEXAS Some members of the Electric Utility Commission maybe participating by videoconference. Public comment will be allowed in-person or remotely by telephone. Speakers may only register to speak on an item once either in-person or remotely and will be allowed up to three minutes to provide their comments. Registration no later than noon the day before the meeting is required for remote participation. To register contact Amy Everhart, at Amy.Everhart@AustinEnergy.com or via phone at 512-322-6087. AGENDA Members: Dave Tuttle, Chair Kaiba White, Vice Chair Ayo Akande Raul Alvarez Cesar Benavides Jonathon Blackburn Randy Chapman Mick Long Cyrus Reed Joshua Rhodes Vacant CALL MEETING TO ORDER PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL The first 5 speakers signed up prior to the meeting being called to order will each be allowed a three-minute allotment to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 1. Approve the minutes of the Electric Utility Commission Special Called meeting on April 15, 2024. DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS 2. Recommend authorizing execution of a contract for transmission insulators and hardware with Techline Inc, KBS Electrical Distributors Inc, and Wesco Distribution, Inc D/B/A Hi-Line Utility Supply Co, LLC, for up to five years, for total contract amounts not to exceed $63,500,000, divided among the contractors. 3. Recommend authorizing negotiation and execution of a contract for enterprise risk management and risk management information systems with Riskonnect Inc for up to five years, for a total contract amount not to exceed $475,000. 4. Recommend authorizing an amendment to a contract for continued purchase of A10 Networks products and services, including hardware replacement and software support, with Innovation Network Technologies Corporation D/B/A InNet, to increase the amount by $1,600,000, and to extend the term by one year for a revised total contract amount not to exceed $2,293,000. 5. Recommend authorizing negotiation and execution of all documents and instruments necessary or desirable to acquire a Permanent Electric Transmission and Distribution Easement, consisting of approximately 0.0840 acres (3,658 square feet), of land, generally located at 7008 South Interstate Highway 35, Austin, Texas 78745 from Ronald L. Sims and Donna M. Sims, in an amount not to exceed $106,838.08, including standard and customary closing costs and fees. 6. Discussion and action on commissioner orientation and training meeting. (Sponsors: Chapman, …

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Item 7- Customer Assistance Program Briefing original pdf

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Customer Assistance Program Overview Kerry Overton Deputy General Manager & Chief Customer Officer June 10, 2024 © Austin Energy City of Austin Utilities Nationally Recognized Customer Assistance Programs Utility Bill Discounts Automatic enrollment for those on assistance programs and manual enrollment for those with incomes at or below 200% of federal poverty level. Weatherization Assistance No-cost home energy improvements to qualifying customers with low-to- moderate incomes. Medically Vulnerable Registry Special support services for those with critical or long-term illness. Financial Support Plus 1 Emergency financial help for customers having temporary difficulty paying utility bills. Customers may also contribute to this fund via their monthly utility bills. 2 Customer Assistance Programs Community-Based, Wrap-Around Support Services Account Management • Account Oversight • Custom Payment Options • Evaluations Outreach • Community Partner Network Events • Community Sponsored Case Management • In Home Site Visits • Basic Needs Assessment • Basic Needs Referral • Education Classes 3 CAP Discount Program Provides bill discounts to City of Austin utility customers on low or fixed incomes who participate in certain state, federal or local assistance programs. CAP Video ENG Video ESP 4 Achieving Success – Serving Those In Need Current Expansion • Monthly enrollment data from Texas Health and Human Services Commission • Staff identified additional programs at or below 200% federal poverty level to expand Future Expansion • Continue working with school districts • Continue working with state and local partners • Identify additional qualifying programs with participants not captured in existing programs 5 Expanding Access to CAP Discounts 83,700 t n e m l l o r n E t n u o c s D P A C i 90000 80000 70000 60000 50000 40000 30000 63,732 66,960 53,100 33,140 42,780 Goal Actual Forecast 6 Smart Thermostat Attic Insultation Air Ducts Austin Energy No Cost Weatherization Offers home energy improvements to qualifying low-income customers. These improvements lower energy costs and improve indoor comfort and air quality, making homes healthier and safer. CAP Discount Program participants are automatically income qualified for and referred to the Weatherization Program. Carbon Monoxide Detector Weatherstripping Solar Screens 7 ©Austin Energy. All rights reserved. Austin Energy and the Austin Energy logo and combinations thereof are trademarks of Austin Energy, the electric department of the City of Austin, Texas. Other names are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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Item 8- Resource Generation Plan 2 of 2 original pdf

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Third-Party Support for Resource Generation Plan Development DNV ENERGY INSIGHTS Develop projections about the ongoing potential for demand-side management (DSM) technologies — such as energy efficiency, demand response and local solar — including seasonal (summer and winter) projections for the Austin Energy service area. Results will inform future DSM goals, program development and service procurement. Interim projections will be used in developing and modeling DSM as part of broader portfolios for the Resource Generation Planning process. A final report will be presented once work is complete after the Resource Generation Plan is submitted to City Council. E SOURCE / ELECTRIC POWER RESEARCH INSTITUTE (EPRI) Austin Energy will also leverage resources from existing industry research group memberships such as E Source and EPRI. • E Source is a solutions-based research, data and consulting organization with a focus on customer facing DSM programs. • EPRI is a research consortium that looks at a broad spectrum of different electric utility challenges, including decarbonization. RIFELINE Conduct community engagement to provide broad community perspectives on objectives, challenges and desired outcomes in developing the Austin Energy Resource Generation Plan (RGP). • Convene and facilitate stakeholder group in four workshops. • Report on progress and outcomes to the Electric Utility Commission (EUC) and the Austin Energy Utility Oversight Committee. • Deliver a report summarizing the community’s desired values, priorities and metrics for success for the new Resource Generation Plan. THE WEBBER ENERGY GROUP Provide a trusted objective third-party perspective of the current and future state of the electric industry, especially within context of the ERCOT market. Research will include projections of future load, the type of load growth and an evaluation of energy technologies. This will be used to help inform those involved in the RGP process, namely the City Council, the EUC and community stakeholder participants. ASCEND ANALYTICS Execute third-party modeling. Ascend specializes in power market intelligence, especially renewable transition insights to include in resource generation planning. Modeling potential Resource Generation Plan outcomes includes: • the likelihood of a given outcome. • the incremental costs to achieve environmental, affordability and reliability outcomes. This information will be valuable in weighing the cost/benefit of options in the plan. address: 4815 Mueller Blvd, Austin, TX 78723 | Phone: 512–494–9400 | Web: austinenergy.com ©2024 Austin Energy. All rights reserved. Austin Energy and the Austin Energy logo and combinations thereof are trademarks of Austin Energy, the electric department of the City …

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Item 8- Resource Generation Plan Briefing 1 of 2 original pdf

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Resource Generation Plan to 2035 June Update Lisa Martin Deputy General Manager & Chief Operating Officer June 10, 2024 © Austin Energy Topics to Cover Summary of Work Underway EUC Involvement Overview Rifeline Report EUC Feedback 1 2 3 4 2 Summary of Work Underway Community Facilitation Rifeline Energy Research Webber Energy Group (UT) Demand Side Mgmt & Solar Study* DNV Energy Insights 2 5 3 6 1 4 Portfolio Modeling* Ascend & Austin Energy Requests for Proposals Renewable & Carbon-Free Developers Industry Research Group Support ESource & EPRI *Scope informed by EUC WG Recommendations 3 EUC Involvement: An Overview • Representation at Community Stakeholder Workshops • Monthly Rifeline workshop updates at EUC meetings • Monthly discussions/collaboration at EUC meetings on Resource Generation Plan development and portfolio modeling • Presentations on third-party research 4 Developing the Resource Generation Plan to 2035 • Goal of carbon-free by 2035 & other objectives, defined to align with community values • Consideration of EUC Working Group recommendations • An objective-based plan rooted in community values and priorities, recognizing the tradeoffs of different options • Structured to allow flexibility to respond to a changing market and dynamic circumstances 5 Stakeholder Engagement Austin Energy Resource Generation Plan Lynda Rife Founder & President 66 Stakeholders Representing Citizens Climate Lobby Hispanic Chamber Solar and Storage Coalition City of Lakeway Housing Works State of Texas City of Austin HURF Sunrise Movement Residential Customers IBEW Local 520 AARP ADAPT AISD ARMA Ascension Downtown Commercial LGBT Chamber Texas Climate Jobs Texas Assisted Living Association Texas Energy Poverty Research Institute Asian Chamber Environment Texas Pecan Street Austin Chamber Foundation Communities PODER Tri-City Region Austin Critical Home Repair Coalition CCARE Central Health Habitat for Humanity Public Citizen Urban League HACA HEB RECA UT Energy Institute Sierra Club UT Students Community Stakeholder Workshop #1 Key Highlights ©Austin Energy. All rights reserved. Austin Energy and the Austin Energy logo and combinations thereof are trademarks of Austin Energy, the electric department of the City of Austin, Texas. Other names are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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Item 9- Council Action Report original pdf

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EUC Report re Council Action June 10, 2024 Item 9 Item below recommended by EUC May 13; Council approved on date indicated in parenthesis. • • • • • • • • • (5/30) Recommend authorizing execution of a contract for padmount switchgears with Priester-Mell & Nicholson Inc., for up to five years for a total contract amount not to exceed $24,000,000. (5/30) Recommend authorizing of a contract for shoebox style luminaires and poles, with Techline Inc for up to five years for a total contract amount not to exceed $7,705,000. (5/30) Recommend authorizing negotiation and execution of an amendment to a contract for continued high call volume answering services with CX360, Inc., for an increase in the amount of $450,000 and extend the term by two years, for a revised total contract amount not to exceed $1,666,000. (5/30) Recommend authorizing negotiation and execution of an amendment to a contract for continued Veritas-Netbackup products and services with TEQSYS, Inc., to increase the amount by $1,300,000 for a revised total contract amount not to exceed $7,300,000. (5/30) Recommend authorizing negotiation and execution of a contract for vegetation management software support, maintenance, hosting fees, and enhancements with GeoSpatial Innovations Inc, for up to five years for a total contract amount not to exceed $1,845,000. (5/30) Recommend authorizing negotiation and execution of a contract for progression test validation with Ramsay Corporation, for up to five years for a total contract amount not to exceed $750,000. (5/30) Recommend authorizing negotiation and execution of a contract for a market potential study with DNV Energy Insights USA Inc, in an amount not to exceed $400,000. (5/30) Recommend authorizing negotiation and execution of a contract for a public records database subscription with LexisNexis Risk Solutions FL Inc. d/b/a LexisNexis Risk Solutions, for up to five years for a total contract amount not to exceed $500,000. (5/30) Recommend approving issuance of capacity-based incentives to Individuals Directed to Excellence and Achievement (IDEA) Public Schools, for installation of solar electric systems on their facilities shown in the table below, in an amount not to exceed $924,858.

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Items 2-5- RCAs original pdf

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Item 2 Posting Language ..Title Authorize execution of three contracts for transmission insulators and hardware with Techline Inc., KBS Electrical Distributors Inc., and Wesco Distribution, Inc.d/b/a Hi-Line Utility Supply Co, LLC, each for up to five years for total contract amounts not to exceed $63,500,000, divided among the contractors. [Note: This solicitation was reviewed for subcontracting opportunities in accordance with City Code Chapter 2-9B (Minority-Owned and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Procurement Program). For the goods required for this solicitation, there were no subcontracting opportunities, therefore, no subcontracting goals were established]. ..Body Lead Department Financial Services Department. Client Department(s) Austin Energy. Fiscal Note Funding in the amount of $2,116,667 is available in the Fiscal Year 2023-2024 Operating Budget of Austin Energy. Funding for the remaining contract term is contingent upon available funding in future budgets. Purchasing Language: The Financial Services Department issued an Invitation for Bids (IFB) 1100 BAS1000REBID for these goods. The solicitation was issued on November 20, 2023, and closed on December 19, 2023. Of the five offers received, the recommended contractors submitted the lowest responsive offers. A complete solicitation package, including a tabulation of the bids received, is available for viewing on the City’s website. This information can be found at https://financeonline.austintexas.gov/afo/account_services/solicitation/solicitation_details.cfm?sid=139718 . For More Information: Direct questions regarding this Recommendation for Council Action to the Financial Services Department – Central Procurement at: FSDCentralProcurementRCAs@austintexas.gov or 512-974-2500. Respondents to the solicitation and their Agents should direct all questions to the Authorized Contact Person identified in the solicitation. Council Committee, Boards and Commission Action: June 10, 2024 - To be reviewed by the Electric Utility Commission. Additional Backup Information: This contract will provide a continuous supply of transmission and substation hardware, including insulators, clamps, wire, conduit, and connectors used to maintain Austin Energy’s electrical infrastructure and to ensure critical components are available for repairs and new installations. Without this contract, Austin Energy cannot adequately support the electrical infrastructure and complete critical repairs. KBS Electrical Distributors Inc. and Techline Inc. are current providers of these goods. Item 3 Posting Language ..Title Authorize negotiation and execution of a contract for enterprise risk management and risk management information systems with Riskonnect Inc., for up to five years for a total contract amount not to exceed $475,000. [Note: This solicitation was reviewed for subcontracting opportunities in accordance with City Code Chapter 2-9B (Minority-Owned and Women- Owned Business Enterprise Procurement Program). For the goods and services …

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Agenda original pdf

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REGULAR MEETING OF THE ELECTRIC UTILITY COMMISSION MAY 13, 2024  6:00 PM AUSTIN ENERGY HEADQUARTERS/SHUDDE FATH CONFERENCE ROOM 4815 MUELLER BLVD AUSTIN, TEXAS Some members of the Electric Utility Commission maybe participating by videoconference. Public comment will be allowed in-person or remotely by telephone. Speakers may only register to speak on an item once either in-person or remotely and will be allowed up to three minutes to provide their comments. Registration no later than noon the day before the meeting is required for remote participation. To register contact Robin Otto, at Robin.Otto@austinenergy.com or via phone at 512-322-6254. AGENDA Members: Dave Tuttle, Chair Kaiba White, Vice Chair Ayo Akande Raul Alvarez Cesar Benavides Jonathon Blackburn Randy Chapman Mick Long Cyrus Reed Joshua Rhodes Vacant CALL MEETING TO ORDER PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL The first 5 speakers signed up prior to the meeting being called to order will each be allowed a three-minute allotment to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 1. Approve the minutes of the Electric Utility Commission Special Called meeting on April 15, 2024. DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS 2. Recommend authorizing execution of a contract for padmount switchgears with Priester-Mell & Nicholson Inc., for up to five years for a total contract amount not to exceed $24,000,000. 3. Recommend authorizing of a contract for shoebox style luminaires and poles, with Techline Inc for up to five years for a total contract amount not to exceed $7,705,000. 4. Recommend authorizing negotiation and execution of an amendment to a contract for continued high call volume answering services with CX360, Inc., for an increase in the amount of $450,000 and extend the term by two years, for a revised total contract amount not to exceed $1,666,000. 5. Recommend authorizing negotiation and execution of an amendment to a contract for continued Veritas-Netbackup products and services with TEQSYS, Inc., to increase the amount by $1,300,000 for a revised total contract amount not to exceed $7,300,000. 6. Recommend authorizing negotiation and execution of a contract for vegetation management software support, maintenance, hosting fees, and enhancements with GeoSpatial Innovations Inc, for up to five years for a total contract amount not to exceed $1,845,000. 7. Recommend authorizing negotiation and execution of a contract for progression test validation with Ramsay Corporation, for up to five years for a total contract amount not to exceed $750,000. 8. Recommend authorizing negotiation and …

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Item 11 Draft orientation agenda original pdf

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Item 11 Electric Utility Commission Draft Orientation and Training Agenda date/time tbd Welcoming Comments/ Introductions • AE Management and Organization o Mission: Balance of Affordability, Reliability, and Sustainability o AE’s role in the City structure o Regulatory requirements o Budget, Finances, Rates • ERCOT and Energy Delivery o Texas grid transmission system and constraints o Design and Operation of the Distribution System (+ tour of ECC) o Buying and Selling Energy into the market (+ EMO Tour)  Risk management and hedging • Climate Protection Commitment o AE Generation Portfolio – owned assets and PPAs o Energy Efficiency Programs • Customer Service o City Billing o 311 o Customer Assistance Programs

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Item 12 Second Quarter Financial Report original pdf

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Item 12 Austin Energy Quarterly Financial Report 2nd Quarter FY 2024 Stephanie Koudelka Austin Energy Director of Finance May 2024 © Austin Energy Agenda Executive Summary Financial Health Budget to Actual Financial Statements Market and Industry Analyses Quarterly Financial Report 2 Austin Energy Quarterly Financial Report Executive Summary 3 Executive Summary $770M Revenues 6% under budget due to lower power supply costs. $(822M) Expenses Costs outpaced revenues by 7% at March. Financial Policies Austin Energy is not in full compliance. Power Supply Adjustment $27M under recovered as of March. This information contains unaudited and forecasted data that is subject to change. See link for FY23 audited Annual Comprehensive Financial Report: https://www.austintexas.gov/sites/default/files/files/Finance/Financial%20Transparency/CAFR/AnnualComprehensivelFinancialReport2023.pdf 4 Austin Energy Quarterly Financial Report Financial Health 5 Financial Health S&P Bond Rating AA- Excessive Deficient Liquidity Coverage Efficiency Leverage Days Cash on Hand Debt Service Coverage Ratio Operating Margin Debt to Capitalization Minimum > 150 Days Minimum > 2.5 Minimum > 10% Minimum < 50% Actual 117 Days Actual 2.4 Actual 4% Actual 56% This information contains unaudited and forecasted data that is subject to change. See link for FY23 audited Annual Comprehensive Financial Report: https://www.austintexas.gov/sites/default/files/files/Finance/Financial%20Transparency/CAFR/AnnualComprehensivelFinancialReport2023.pdf 6 Austin Energy Quarterly Financial Report Budget to Actual 7 Budget to Actual - Fund Summary Fiscal Year Through March 31, 2024 Millions of $ Actual Budget % Operating Revenues Operating Expenses Operating Income (Loss) Transfers In Interest Revenue Debt Service Income (Loss) Before Transfers Administrative Support General Fund Economic Development Voluntary Utility Assistance Fund CTM Fund Other City Transfers Internal Transfers / CIP Excess (Deficiency) of Revenues Difference Favorable (Unfavorable) ($53) 38 (15) 0 4 (1) (12) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $803 660 143 5 11 (71) 88 (18) (58) (5) (1) (5) (1) (40) ($40) (7%) 6% (10%) 0% 36% (1%) (14%) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% ($12) (30%) $750 622 128 5 15 (72) 76 (18) (58) (5) (1) (5) (1) (40) ($52) This information contains unaudited and forecasted data that is subject to change. See link for FY23 audited Annual Comprehensive Financial Report: https://www.austintexas.gov/sites/default/files/files/Finance/Financial%20Transparency/CAFR/AnnualComprehensivelFinancialReport2023.pdf 8 Budget to Actual - Revenue Fiscal Year Through March 31, 2024 s n o i l l i m $ 350 300 250 200 150 100 50 0 Base Power Supply Regulatory Transmission District Cooling Miscellaneous Community Benefit Actual Budget 9 Budget to Actual - Expense Fiscal Year Through March 31, 2024 s n o i l …

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Item 13 AE FY25 Financial Forecast original pdf

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Item 13 Austin Energy FY 2025 Five Year Forecast Rusty Maenius Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer May 13, 2024 ©Austin Energy Disclaimer Certain information set forth in this presentation contains forecasted financial information. Forecasts necessarily involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause actual performance and financial results in future periods to differ materially from any projections of future performance. Although this forecasted financial information contained in this presentation are based upon what Austin Energy management believes are reasonable assumptions, there can be no assurance that forecasted financial information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such forecasts. In addition, this presentation contains unaudited information and should be read in conjunction with the audited Annual Comprehensive Financial Reports for the City of Austin, which was published on March 12, 2024: https://www.austintexas.gov/service/current-annual-comprehensive-financial-report 2 Fiscal Year 2025 Forecast and Budget Planning Agenda • Overview and Objectives • Forecast Inputs, Assumptions and Process • Forecast Summary 3 The Forecast is an Opportunity Three Questions What is the current situation? How did we get here? What are going to do about it? 4 What is the Current Situation? Austin Energy’s Finances 1. Structural imbalance • Current base rates won’t fund future costs • City Council has perhaps indicated a willingness to continue with additional incremental increases (gradualism) 2. Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) not at target levels 3. Lagging cash position puts utility at increased risk • 150 Days of Cash on Hand minimum • Rating agencies concerned 4. Recent rate increases are starting to drive financial rebound 5% base rate effective March 2023 plus additional 2% November 2023 5 Structural Imbalance Current Base Rates Do Not Keep Pace With Costs Millions $2,050.0 $2,000.0 $1,950.0 $1,900.0 $1,850.0 $1,800.0 $1,750.0 $1,700.0 $1,650.0 CYE 2024 Fcast 2025 Fcast 2026 Fcast 2027 Fcast 2028 Fcast 2029 Total Uses Total Sources Note: Total Uses adjusted to reach 150 Days Cash On Hand by 2027 6 Key Performance Indicators KPI Measures Target Operating Margin Operational Cashflow Net Margins (Millions of $) Profitability / Long Term Sustainability Quick Ratio Liquidity Days Cash on Hand Liquidity Debt Service Coverage Ability to Meet Debt Service Debt to Capital Leverage / Ability to Borrow 10% > $0 > 1.5 150 Days Minimum > 2.0 < 50% Audited FY2023 Budget FY2024 2% 11% <$28.8M> $34.2 1.4 2.6 94 Days 126 …

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Item 14 Second Quarter Operations Report original pdf

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Austin Energy FY2024 Q2 Operations Update Item 14 Lisa Martin Deputy General Manager & Chief Operating Officer May 2024 © Austin Energy 1 Agenda Executive Summary Environmental Performance Reliability Performance Grid Resilience Strategic Goal Quarterly Operations Update 2 Executive Summary Renewable production on-target 50% aggregate renewable production as a percentage of load in Q2 Carbon-free production on-target 75% carbon-free generation as a percentage of load in Q2 Maintenance for generators Resources at Sand Hill and STP had planned maintenance to prepare for the summer months Reliability performance trend still stabilizing Performance metrics show slightly better or similar outage duration and frequency compared to last quarter 3 Austin Energy Operations Update Environmental Performance 4 Carbon-Free Generation as a Percentage of Load Monthly Data 75% 5 Carbon-Free Generation as a Percentage of Load Rolling 12-Month Average Data 68% 6 Austin Energy Operations Update Reliability Performance 7 Electric Vehicle Charging Station Operations Network Health as of 5/7/24 • Austin Energy actively engaged ChargePoint and Smart 1.90% 16.60% EV Charging Operations Updates Charge America to perform reactive and quarterly preventative maintenance • Implementing an updated rate of $0.09/kWh • Phasing out the former subscription plan (July 2024) • DC Fast Charging had a cumulative 93.3% uptime over the last quarter 81.50% Available Faulted Unreachable Faulted – Hardware or Software issue detected at the time of report Unreachable – WiFi or cellular issue detected with the station within the last 24 hours 8 Electric Vehicle Charging Station Operations Charging Sessions EV Charging Station Usage • Averaging over 30,000 charging sessions per month • 674 MWh of energy dispensed on average each month • Peak usage time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. 30,000 20,000 10,000 0 Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr Average Session Length 5h 15m 2h 54m Charging 2h 20m Idle 9 Generator Commercial Availability Generation Resource Sand Hill Combined Cycle Fayette Power Project South Texas Project Commercial Availability Summer Target % 95 97 100 Commercial Availability Actual % Q2 FY24 Avg 89 94 87 10 Net Generation and Load Analysis FY2024 Q2 *Costs include fuel for generation, fuel transportation, renewable power purchases agreements 11 Average number of outages per customer Distribution Reliability – Q2 FY2024 Average duration of outages in minutes Average time to restore service to affected customer 1.62 184.19 91.76 113.7 0.81 74.7 Austin Energy Q2 FY 2024 Texas Avg. CY 2022 Austin Energy Q2 FY 2024 Texas Avg. CY 2022 Austin …

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Item 16 Council Action Report original pdf

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EUC Report re Council Action May 13, 2024 Item 16 Item below recommended by EUC March 18; Council approved on date indicated in parenthesis.  (April 4) Recommend authorizing negotiation and execution of a contract for mobile medical surveillance and related services with Capitol Medical Services, LLC, for up to three years for a total contract amount not to exceed $500,000. Item below recommended by EUC April 15; Council approved on date indicated in parenthesis.        (April 18) Recommend authorizing negotiation and execution of a contract for an electronic visitor management system with Force 5, Inc., for up to five years for a total contract amount not to exceed $700,000. (April 18) Recommend authorizing negotiation and execution of a contract for Doble testing equipment and related services with Doble Engineering Company, for up to five years, for a total contract amount not to exceed $586,500. (April 18) Recommend authorizing negotiation and execution of two contracts for circuit breakers with Siemens Energy Inc. and KBS Electrical Distributors Inc., each for up to five years for total contract amounts not to exceed $37,000,000, divided between the contractors. (April 18) Recommend authorizing negotiation and execution of an amendment to a contract for continued supply of indoor arc-resistant switchgear with Powell Electrical Systems Inc., to increase the amount by $5,000,000 and to extend the term by one year for a revised total contract amount not to exceed $27,000,000. (April 18) Recommend authorizing execution of two contracts for air switches with Royal Switchgear Manufacturing Co. and Morpac Industries Inc., for up to five years for a total contract amount not to exceed $8,500,000. (April 18) Recommend authorizing negotiation and execution of an amendment to a contract for continued broadcast messaging text notifications with KUBRA Arizona, Inc., to increase the amount by $600,000 for a revised total contract amount not to exceed $3,980,767. (May 2) Recommend authorizing negotiation and execution of three contracts for gas turbine repair and maintenance with ProEnergy Services LLC; Transcanada Turbines, Inc.; and Wood Group Pratt & Whitney Industrial Turbine Services LLC, each for up to five years for total contract amounts not to exceed $60,000,000, divided among the contractors.  (May 2) Recommend authorizing negotiation and execution of amendments to two contracts for continued customer care and billing system hosting and services with Oracle America, Inc., to extend the term by three years and increase …

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Items 2-10 Draft RCAs original pdf

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Item 2 Posting Language ..Title Authorize execution of a contract for padmount switchgears with Priester-Mell & Nicholson Inc., for up to five years for a total contract amount not to exceed $24,000,000. [Note: This solicitation was reviewed for subcontracting opportunities in accordance with City Code Chapter 2-9B (Minority-Owned and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Procurement Program). For the goods and services required for this solicitation, there were no subcontracting opportunities therefore, no subcontracting goals were established]. ..Body Lead Department Financial Services Department. Client Department(s) Austin Energy. Fiscal Note Funding in the amount of $1,600,000 is available in the Fiscal Year 2023-2024 Operating of Austin Energy. Funding for the remaining contract term is contingent upon available funding in future budgets. Purchasing Language: The Financial Services Department issued an Invitation for Bids (IFB) 1100 MEA1047REBID for these goods and services. The solicitation was issued on December 4, 2023, and closed on January 23, 2024. The recommended contractor submitted the only responsive offer. A complete solicitation package, including a tabulation of the bid received, is available for viewing on the City’s Financial Services website. This information can currently be found at https://financeonline.austintexas.gov/afo/account_services/solicitation/solicitation_details.cfm?sid=139786 . For More Information: Direct questions regarding this Recommendation for Council Action to the Financial Services Department – Central Procurement at: FSDCentralProcurementRCAs@austintexas.gov or 512-974-2500. Respondents to the solicitation and their Agents should direct all questions to the Authorized Contact Person identified in the solicitation. Council Committee, Boards and Commission Action: May 13, 2024 - To be reviewed by the Electric Utility Commission. Additional Backup Information: The contract will provide Austin Energy (AE) with gas-insulated padmount switchgears, which are used in underground electrical infrastructure for large industrial and commercial customers and residential subdivisions. Switchgears control and protect power transformers and distribution circuits in the event of an electrical fault. They can instantaneously isolate the connected equipment from the electrical fault to avoid damage and allow the equipment to quickly come back online once the fault is cleared, thereby reducing outage time. AE maintains warehouse stock of padmount switchgears to ensure immediate issue to construction crews on an as-needed basis. The recommended contractor is local and is the current switchgear provider. Without this contract AE would not be able to support upcoming projects in a timely manner. Item 3 Posting Language ..Title Authorize execution of a contract for shoebox style luminaires and poles with Techline Inc., for up to five years for a total contract …

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Item 15 Resource, Generation, and Climate Protection Plan Process Update original pdf

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Item 15 Resource Generation Plan Update Engagement Lynda Rife Rifeline Goals Serve as a neutral party to: • Create a common understanding of Austin Energy's mission of safely delivering clean, affordable, reliable energy and excellent customer service • Ensure that Austin Energy hears from diverse voices whose values are reflected in the mission of reliability, stainability and affordability. • Create a common understanding of energy options and technology and its subsequent costs and benefits. • Develop an informed consent process regarding the mix of solutions appropriate to support a growing customer base in the changing energy market in a responsive and responsible way. Process 1. Gather feedback from the Electric Utility Commission and provide monthly updates 2. Develop a series of stakeholder workshops • Invitation to Organizations that represent different perspectives. • Provide information and options. • Table discussions and report outs • Provide recommendations to update the Austin Energy Generation Plan 3. Report to Council via the Austin Energy Utility Oversight Committee Workshops Invited Participants: • 5 - 7 representing sustainability: environmental advocates, clean energy practitioners, etc. • 5 - 7 representing reliability: hospitals, nursing homes, manufacturing, grocery stores • 5 - 7 representing affordability: housing advocates, nonprofits, small business • 5 – 7 representing demographics and geography: students, senior citizens, impacted communities Meetings will be open to the public. Agendas June Workshop – June 7, 2024 11:30-1:30 • Electricity 101 • Austin Energy’s mission and definitions - current status • Building a Generation Plan July Workshop: • Energy options, including technology readiness assessments, costs, benefits, and risks August Workshop: • Focus on the modeling, balancing priorities September Workshop: • Review the new plan

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Approved Minutes original pdf

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ELECTRIC UTILITY COMMISSION REGULAR CALLED MEETING MINUTES Monday, May 13, 2024 The Electric Utility Commission convened in a regular called meeting on Monday, May 13, 2024, at Austin Energy Headquarters, 4815 Mueller Blvd, Austin, TX 78723. Chair Dave Tuttle called the Electric Utility Commission meeting to order at 6:02 p.m. Commissioners in Attendance: Dave Tuttle, Chair; Kaiba White, Vice Chair; Jonathon Blackburn, Randy Chapman, Mick Long, Cyrus Reed, Joshua Rhodes Commissioners in Attendance Remotely: Ayo Akande, Raul Alvarez, César Benavides PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL Allison Silverstein spoke about the Resource, Generation, and Climate Protection Plan and asked if there would be a response to or opportunity for Austin Energy to meet about the Resource Generation Plan Working Group’s recommendations. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 1. Approve the minutes of the Electric Utility Commission Regular Meeting on April 15, 2024. The motion approving the minutes of the Regular Electric Utility Commission meeting of April 15, 2024, were approved as amended on Commissioner Chapman’s motion, Commissioner White’s second on a 10-0 vote one vacancy. The minutes will be amended to add the organizations and groups that the EUC recommended to be included in the Resource Generation and Climate Protection Plan process. DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON RECOMMENDATIONS The motion to approve recommendation 2, 4-8 was approved on Commissioner Reed’s motion, Commissioner Rhode’s second on a 10-0 vote with one vacancy. The motion to approve recommendation 3 was approved on Commissioner Alvarez’s motion, Commissioner Blackburn’s second on a 10-0 vote with and one vacancy. The motion to approve recommendation 9 was approved on Commissioner Chapman’s motion, Commissioner Rhodes’s second on a 10-0 vote with one vacancy. The motion to approve recommendation 10 was approved on Commissioner Alvarez’s motion, Commissioner Reed’s second on a 10-0 vote with one vacancy. 2. Recommend authorizing execution of a contract for padmount switchgears with Priester- Mell & Nicholson Inc., for up to five years for a total contract amount not to exceed $24,000,000. 3. Recommend authorizing of a contract for shoebox style luminaires and poles, with Techline Inc for up to five years for a total contract amount not to exceed $7,705,000. 4. Recommend authorizing negotiation and execution of an amendment to a contract for continued high call volume answering services with CX360, Inc., for an increase in the amount of $450,000 and extend the term by two years, for a revised total contract amount not to exceed $1,666,000. 5. Recommend authorizing …

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Agenda original pdf

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SPECIAL CALLED MEETING OF THE ELECTRIC UTILITY COMMISSION APRIL 15, 2024  6:00 PM AUSTIN ENERGY HEADQUARTERS/SHUDDE FATH CONFERENCE ROOM 4815 MUELLER BLVD AUSTIN, TEXAS Some members of the Electric Utility Commission maybe participating by videoconference. Public comment will be allowed in-person or remotely by telephone. Speakers may only register to speak on an item once either in-person or remotely and will be allowed up to three minutes to provide their comments. Registration no later than noon the day before the meeting is required for remote participation. To register contact Robin Otto, at Robin.Otto@austinenergy.com or via phone at 512-322-6254. AGENDA Members: Dave Tuttle, Chair Kaiba White, Vice Chair Ayo Akande Raul Alvarez Cesar Benavides Jonathon Blackburn Randy Chapman Mick Long Cyrus Reed Joshua Rhodes Vacant CALL MEETING TO ORDER PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL The first 5 speakers signed up prior to the meeting being called to order will each be allowed a three-minute allotment to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 1. Approve the minutes of the Electric Utility Commission Regular meeting on March 18, 2024. DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS 2. Recommend approving issuance of a 5-year performance-based incentive to Starwood Capital Group LLC, for the installation of solar electric systems on their facility located at 10814 Jollyville Road, Austin, TX 78759, in an amount not to exceed $70,125.91. 3. Recommend authorizing negotiation and execution of three contracts for gas turbine repair and maintenance with ProEnergy Services LLC; Transcanada Turbines, Inc.; and Wood Group Pratt & Whitney Industrial Turbine Services LLC, each for up to five years for total contract amounts not to exceed $60,000,000, divided among the contractors. 4. Recommend authorizing negotiation and execution of amendments to two contracts for continued customer care and billing system hosting, maintenance, and support with Oracle America, Inc., to extend the term by three years and increase the amount by $33,400,000, for revised total contract amounts not to exceed $48,005,332. 5. Recommend authorizing negotiation and execution of an amendment to a contract for continued customer care and billing system licenses and support with Oracle America, Inc., to increase the amount by $6,750,000, for a revised total contract amount not to exceed $38,962,083. 6. Recommend approving an ordinance amending City Code Chapter 15-9 as it relates to utility customers with certain medical vulnerabilities. 7. Conduct officer elections for the Chair and Vice Chair of the Electric Utility Commission. …

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Item 10_Medically Vulnerable Program Briefing original pdf

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Item 10 Medically Vulnerable Registry Gerardo ‘Jerry’ Galvan Vice President, Customer Care Services April 15, 2024 © Austin Energy Medically Vulnerable Registry For customers with life support equipment or a certified critical or serious illness • Austin Offers More • Program Improvements • Certification frequency • Ease of application Medically Vulnerable Registry Benefits Emergency Plans Help creating emergency back-up plans, including designated emergency contact Case Management Help customers with one-on-one case management Notifications Advanced notification of planned power outages 1 4 2 5 Marked Meter Purple seal on meter to coordinate maintenance work Wellness Checks Emergency communications and wellness checks Social Services Referrals to social service providers 3 6 3 Medically Vulnerable Registry Current State Life Support Critical Illness Serious Illness Annual Recertification Resident’s life support system, registered with and approved by the City, requires uninterrupted electric or water service. Annual Recertification Resident treated by a physician for paraplegia, hemiplegia, quadriplegia, Multiple Sclerosis or Scleroderma. Medical condition requires heating or air conditioning. 60-Day Recertification Resident treated by a physician for a disease or ailment impacted by changes in temperature. City Ordinance(s) 15-9-23 – MEDICALLY VULNERABLE RESIDENTS – No guarantee of uninterrupted power 4 Medically Vulnerable Registry Future State Reduced Renewal Frequency Life Support Current Annual recertification Improvements Lifetime, with annual check-ins Critical Illness Serious Illness Annual recertification 5-year certification, annual check-ins 60-day recertification Annual recertification Expand Providers Who Can Certify Life Support, Critical & Serious Illness Current Licensed physician Improvements Doctors, physician assistants, most licensed nurses, clinical social workers Application and Recertification Enrollment Current Manual process Improvements Online portal and application 5 Next Steps Council Consideration (May 2) Secure online application (September 30) Continue advertising & outreach Pilot outreach to medical providers as resource experts (in progress) 6 ©Austin Energy. All rights reserved. Austin Energy and the Austin Energy logo and combinations thereof are trademarks of Austin Energy, the electric department of the City of Austin, Texas. Other names are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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Item 11_Council Action Report original pdf

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EUC Report re Council Action April 15, 2024 Item 11 Item below recommended by EUC March 18; Council approved on date indicated in parenthesis. (3/21) Recommend authorizing negotiation and execution of a contract for demand response program support and consulting services with CLEAResult Consulting, Inc., for up to three years for a total contract amount not to exceed $2,300,000. (3/21) Recommend authorizing negotiation and execution of a revenue contract for reclamation services with Austin Metal & Iron Co LP, for up to five years for a total estimated revenue amount of $5,000,000. (3/21) Recommend approving issuance of a capacity-based incentive to the City of Sunset Valley for installation of solar electric systems on their facilities located at 3203 and 3207 Jones Road, Sunset Valley, Texas, 78745, in an amount not to exceed $119,899. (4/4) Recommend authorizing negotiation and execution of a contract for mobile medical surveillance and related services with Capitol Medical Services, LLC, for up to three years for a total contract amount not to exceed $500,000.    

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