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Agenda original pdf

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MEETING OF THE ELECTRIC UTILITY COMMISSION AUGUST 8, 2022  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. The meeting may be viewed online at: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live 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: Marty Hopkins, Chair Dave Tuttle, Vice Chair Marshall Bowen Randy Chapman Cary Ferchill Erik Funkhouser Karen Hadden Makenna Jonker Cyrus Reed Kay Trostle 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 July 18, 2022. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON RECOMMENDATIONS 2. Recommendation to conduct a public hearing and consider proposed rate and fee changes for Austin Energy as part of the Fiscal Year 2022-2023 proposed budget. 3. Recommend authorizing an amendment to a contract with Altec Industrial Inc., to provide customized utility vehicles, to increase the amount by $3,000,000, for a revised total contract amount not to exceed $33,500,000. 4. Recommend authorizing negotiation and execution of a multi-term contract with Enertech Resources LLC to provide moonlight towers maintenance, inspection, restoration, and repair for up to five years for a total contract amount not to exceed $5,500,000. 5. Recommend authorizing negotiation and execution of a contract with Primoris T&D Services, LLC for substation maintenance for a term of five years in an amount not to exceed $10,000,000. 6. Recommend authorizing award and execution of a construction contract with Muniz Concrete & Contracting, Inc., for the Justin Lane Demolition and Site Preparation project in the amount of $ 1,658,248.00 plus a $ 165,824.80 contingency, for a total contract amount not to exceed $ 1,824,072.80. 7. Recommend approving a resolution authorizing the filing of eminent domain proceedings and payment to acquire the property interest needed for the IH-35 Capital Express Structure Relocation, North project for the public use …

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Item 10 3rd Quarter Operations Report original pdf

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Item 10 Austin Energy FY2022 Q3 Operations Update August 2022 Stuart Reilly Acting Deputy General Manager & Chief Operating Officer © 2022 Austin Energy 1 Agenda Quarterly Operations Update Executive Summary Reliability Performance Environmental Performance Grid Resilience Strategic Goal 2 Executive Summary Generator availability on-target For the quarter, resources mostly met availability targets, except where FPP outages were experienced. Reliability performance stable Performance over the longer term is trending statistically consistent with top quartile industry benchmarks. Renewable production on-target For the quarter, aggregate renewable production as a percentage of load at 61%. Carbon free production on-target For the month of April, 97% carbon-free generation as a percentage of load. 3 Austin Energy Operations Update Reliability Performance 4 Generator Commercial Availability & Start Success Commercial Availability Generation Resource Target Seasonal Commercial % Availability Commercial Availability Actuals (%) Q2 FY22 AVG Q3 FY22 AVG 98 55 97 100 - 100 79 100 * 95 95 97 100 Decker Steam Units Sand Hill Combined Cycle Fayette Units South Texas Project Start Success Commercial Availability values reflect maintenance or refueling outages typical for this period Start Success Target(%) Start Success Actuals (%) Q3 FY22 AVG Q2 FY22 AVG Simple Cycle Start Success 99 100 100 5 Net Generation and Load Analysis FY 2022 Q3 *Costs include fuel for generation, fuel transportation, renewable Power purchases agreements This information is unaudited and should be read in conjunction with the audited Comprehensive Financial Reports for the City of Austin, when published on 6 System Reliability SAIDI w/o MED - CY19 - CY20 - CY21 - CY22 71.51 68.44 60.41 52.77 55.96 54.21 57.89 60.88 61.39 63.40 62.71 62.95 57.00 CAIDI = Customer Average Interruption Duration Index Average time to restore service SAIDI = System Average Interruption Duration Index Total duration of interruptions for the average customer, during a period of time SAIFI = System Average Interruption Frequency Index How often the average customer experiences a sustain interruption, over a period of time MED = Major Event Days CY19 Q3 CY19 Q4 CY20 Q1 CY20 Q2 CY20 Q3 CY20 Q4 CY21 Q1 CY21 Q2 CY21 Q3 CY21 Q4 CY22 Q1 CY22 Q2 TOP QUARTILE BENCHMARK CAIDI w/o MED - CY19 - CY20 - CY21 - CY22 SAIFI w/o MED - CY19 - CY20 - CY21 - CY22 79.58 80.55 79.95 82.29 83.4 79.3 82.27 85.26 83.42 76.07 80 78.39 78.69 79.17 0.94 0.86 0.75 0.66 0.68 0.65 0.73 …

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Item 11 3rd Quarter Financial Report original pdf

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Item 11 Austin Energy Quarterly Financial Report 3rd Quarter FY 2022 (April - June) Adam McInroy AE Director of Finance August 8, 2022 © 2022 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 the forecasted financial information contained in this presentation is 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 14, 2022: http://finance.austintexas.gov/web/controller/annual_comprehensive_financial_report/annual_comprehensive _financial_report_2021.pdf 2 Quarterly Financial Report Agenda Executive Summary Financial Policy Compliance Financial Performance Measures Actual to Budget Analysis Financial Statements Market and Industry Analyses 3 Austin Energy Quarterly Financial Report Executive Summary 4 Executive Summary Debt policies. AE is in partial compliance with its financial Service Coverage is below 2.0x. Contingency and capital reserve balances are also below minimums, but total cash is above the minimum of $480m1. $1.1 Billion Operating Revenue Operating revenue for June FYTD is 11% over budget, primarily due to increases in usage, base revenue, and power supply revenue due to hot weather. Working capital decreased by $159m year over year, primarily due to scheduled margins, decreased funding of CIP, and the reduction in Supply the adjustment rate due to Winter Storm Uri. recovered Power $(1.2) Billion Expenses w/transfers Operating expenses for June FYTD including transfers are 10% over budget, primarily due increases in power supply and power production expenses due to hot weather. Austin Energy is meeting its target S&P bond rating of AA, but financial metrics show this to be at risk. Fitch has downgraded its rating for Austin Energy’s credit, from AA to AA-. 1. The policy framework considers a minimum of 150 days cash, with daily rate of cash expense measured at the time of budgeting. This information is unaudited and should be read in conjunction with the audited Comprehensive Financial Reports for the City of Austin, when published on http://finance.austintexas.gov/web/controller/annual_comprehensive_financial_report/annual_comprehensive_financial_report_2021.pdf 5 Austin Energy Quarterly Financial Report Financial Policy Compliance 6 Financial …

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Item 12 FY23 AE Budget Presentation original pdf

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Item 12 Fiscal Year 2023 Proposed Budget Presentation Electric Utility Commission August 8, 2022 © 2022 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 the forecasted financial information contained in this presentation is 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 14, 2022: http://finance.austintexas.gov/web/controller/annual_comprehensive_financial_report/annual_comprehensi ve_financial_report_2021.pdf 2 Agenda • Budget Adoption Schedule • Proposed Budget Summary • Financial Health • Major Business Unit Discussions • Proposed Tariff and Fee Changes 3 Fiscal Year 2023 Proposed Budget Presentation Budget Adoption Schedule 4 FY 2023 Budget Adoption Schedule • July 15 – City Manager Proposed Budget Presentation • Aug 2 – Set max tax rate and budget & tax rate hearings – City Council • Aug 2 – Set public hearing on Austin Energy rates & fee schedule – City Council • Aug 8 – Electric Utility Commission Proposed Budget Presentation • August 9, 11 – Budget work sessions – City Council • August 17-19 – Budget readings and adoption – City Council • Budget public input meeting (August 17) • Public hearing on Austin Energy rates and fee schedule (August 17) • September 29 – Propose updated FY 2023 Power Supply Adjustment, Community Benefit Charge, and Regulatory charge 5 Fiscal Year 2023 Proposed Budget Presentation Proposed Budget Summary 6 Austin Energy’s Share of the FY 2023 City Budget Austin Energy’s total Expenditure Budget of $1.6B in FY 2023 is 30% of the City of Austin’s total expenditures budget of $5.0B 7 FY 2023 Austin Energy Fund Summary ($millions) Beginning Balance Revenue/Transfers In Expenditures Operating Expenses Power Supply Expenses Debt Service CIP Transfer General Fund Transfer Other Transfers & Requirements Total Expenditures Excess (Deficiency) Ending Balance (Adjusted) FTEs FY 2020 FY 2021 FY 2022 FY 2023 Change from FY 2022 Amended to FY 2023 Proposed Actual Actual Estimated Amended Proposed $413.4 $1,389.9 $387.8 $1,288.8 $234.3 $1,501.6 …

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Item 15 Council Action Report original pdf

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Item 15 EUC Report re Council Action August 8, 2022 Items below recommended by EUC July 18; Council approved on date indicated in parenthesis. 2. (7/28) Authorize negotiation and execution of a contract with Butler & Land Technologies, LLC to provide online substation battery monitoring systems, for a term of 5 years in an amount not to exceed $1,000,000. 3. (7/28) Authorize an amendment to an existing contract with Mitsubishi Electric Power Products Inc D/B/A Mitsubishi Electric Power Products for continued gas-insulated switchgear and related services to increase the amount by $850,000, for a revised total contract amount not to exceed $7,650,000. 4. (7/28) Authorize negotiation and execution of a contract with Techline Inc to provide remote streetlight monitoring, for a term of 5 years in an amount not to exceed $3,800,000. 5. (7/28) Authorize negotiation and execution of a multi-term cooperative contract with SHI- GOVERNMENT SOLUTIONS INC, to provide Tableau business intelligence and analytics software, for up to three years for a total contract amount not to exceed $1,400,000. 6. (7/28) Authorize negotiation and execution of a contract with Able Moving LLC D/B/A Able Machinery Movers LLC to provide relocation services of industrial electrical inventory, in an amount not to exceed $550,000. 7. (7/28) Authorize negotiation and execution of a contract with Open Systems International, Inc. for the upgrade of Austin Energy’s Generation Management System, for a term of one year in an amount not to exceed $334,000. 8. (7/28) Authorize negotiation and execution of a multi-term cooperative contract with Carahsoft Technology Corp to provide Salesforce subscription, software, maintenance, and support services for up to three years for a total contract amount not to exceed $1,224,000. 9. (7/28) Authorize award of a contract with GC3 Specialty Chemicals Inc to provide 19% aqueous ammonia, for Sand Hill Energy Center, for a term of five years in an amount not to exceed $1,350,000. 10. (7/28) Authorize negotiation and execution of a multi-term cooperative contract with Executive Information Systems LLC to provide business analytics software platform support and maintenance to for up to three years for a total contract amount not to exceed $280,000. 11. (7/28) Authorize negotiation and execution of a multi-term cooperative contract with Insight Public Sector, to provide Information Technology infrastructure management products and services, for up to three years for a total contract amount not to exceed $660,000. 12. (7/28) Authorize award of a contract with KBS Electrical …

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Items 2-9 Draft RCAs original pdf

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Posting Language ..Title Conduct a public hearing and consider proposed rate and fee changes for Austin Energy as part of the Fiscal Year 2022-2023 proposed budget. Item 2 ..De Lead Department Austin Energy Fiscal Note This item has no fiscal impact. Prior Council Action: August 2, 2022- Austin Energy public hearing was set. For More Information: Amy Everhart, Director, Local Governmental Relations, 512-322-6087; John Davis, Director, AE Finance, 512-505-3724 Council Committee, Boards and Commission Action: August 8, 2022- To be reviewed by the Electric Utility Commission. Additional Backup Information: This action requests City Council to conduct a public hearing to receive public comments and consider the proposed changes to rates and fees included in Austin Energy’s Fiscal Year 2022-2023 proposed budget. Council is scheduled to adopt the City Budget on August 17, 18, and 19, 2022. The City Code in Section 15-9-3 specifically requires a public hearing prior to the City Council approving any changes in electric, water, wastewater, and garbage collection rates. ..Strategic Outcome(s) Strategic Outcome(s): Government That Works for All. Item 3 Posting Language ..Title Authorize an amendment to a contract with Altec Industrial Inc. to provide customized utility vehicles, to increase the amount by $3,000,000 for a revised total contract amount not to exceed $33,500,000. (Note: This contract was awarded in accordance with City Code Chapter 2-9C Minority Owned and Women Owned Business Enterprise Procurement Program. For the services required for this contract, there were no subcontracting opportunities; therefore, no subcontracting goals were established). ..Body Lead Department Financial Services Department. Client Department(s) Austin Energy. Purchasing Language: Contract Amendment. Fiscal Note Funding is available in the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Operating Budget of Austin Energy. Funding for the remaining contract term is contingent upon available funding in future budgets. Prior Council Action: August 3, 2017 – Council approved the original contract, item 47, on an 11-0 vote. September 17, 2020 - Council approved an amendment, item 43, on an 11-0 vote. For More Information: Inquiries should be directed to Melita Harden, at 512-322-6149 or Melita.Harden@austintexas.gov. Council Committee, Boards and Commission Action: August 8, 2022 – To be reviewed by the Electric Utility Commission. Additional Backup Information: The proposed amendment will provide additional funding required for the continued lease payments on Phases I and II of the customized utility vehicles currently in use by Austin Energy. The extension of these phases is required due to production shortages and delays in …

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Item 12 Revised FY23 AE Budget Presentation original pdf

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Item 12 Fiscal Year 2023 Proposed Budget Presentation Electric Utility Commission August 8, 2022 © 2022 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 the forecasted financial information contained in this presentation is 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 14, 2022: http://finance.austintexas.gov/web/controller/annual_comprehensive_financial_report/annual_comprehensi ve_financial_report_2021.pdf 2 Agenda • Budget Adoption Schedule • Proposed Budget Summary • Financial Health • Major Business Unit Discussions • Proposed Tariff and Fee Changes 3 Fiscal Year 2023 Proposed Budget Presentation Budget Adoption Schedule 4 FY 2023 Budget Adoption Schedule • July 15 – City Manager Proposed Budget Presentation • Aug 2 – Set max tax rate and budget & tax rate hearings – City Council • Aug 2 – Set public hearing on Austin Energy rates & fee schedule – City Council • Aug 8 – Electric Utility Commission Proposed Budget Presentation • August 9, 11 – Budget work sessions – City Council • August 17-19 – Budget readings and adoption – City Council • Budget public input meeting (August 17) • Public hearing on Austin Energy rates and fee schedule (August 17) • September 29 – Propose updated FY 2023 Power Supply Adjustment, Community Benefit Charge, and Regulatory charge 5 Fiscal Year 2023 Proposed Budget Presentation Proposed Budget Summary 6 Austin Energy’s Share of the FY 2023 City Budget Austin Energy’s total Expenditure Budget of $1.6B in FY 2023 is 30% of the City of Austin’s total expenditures budget of $5.0B 7 FY 2023 Austin Energy Fund Summary ($millions) Beginning Balance Revenue/Transfers In Expenditures Operating Expenses Power Supply Expenses Debt Service CIP Transfer General Fund Transfer Other Transfers & Requirements Total Expenditures Excess (Deficiency) Ending Balance (Adjusted) FTEs FY 2020 FY 2021 FY 2022 FY 2023 Change from FY 2022 Amended to FY 2023 Proposed Actual Actual Estimated Amended Proposed $413.4 $1,389.9 $387.8 $1,288.8 $234.3 $1,501.6 …

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July 18, 2022

Agenda original pdf

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SPECIAL CALLED MEETING OF THE ELECTRIC UTILITY COMMISSION JULY 18, 2022  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. The meeting may be viewed online at: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live 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: Marty Hopkins, Chair Dave Tuttle, Vice Chair Marshall Bowen Randy Chapman Cary Ferchill Erik Funkhouser Karen Hadden Makenna Jonker Cyrus Reed Kay Trostle 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 meetings on May 9, 2022, and June 13, 2022. STAFF BRIEFINGS & REPORTS 2. Staff briefing regarding an update on the Austin Energy Resiliency as a Service (RaaS) Program Development by Erika Bierschbach, Vice President of Market Operations & Resource Planning. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON RECOMMENDATIONS 3. Recommend approval to authorize negotiation and execution of a contract with Butler & Land Technologies, LLC to provide online substation battery monitoring systems, for a term of 5 years in an amount not to exceed $1,000,000. 4. Recommend approval to authorize an amendment to an existing contract with Mitsubishi Electric Power Products Inc D/B/A Mitsubishi Electric Power Products for continued gas- insulated switchgear and related services to increase the amount by $850,000, for a revised total contract amount not to exceed $7,650,000. 5. Recommend approval to authorize negotiation and execution of a contract with Techline Inc to provide remote streetlight monitoring, for a term of 5 years in an amount not to exceed $3,800,000. 6. Recommend approval to authorize negotiation and execution of a multi-term cooperative contract with SHI-GOVERNMENT SOLUTIONS INC, to provide Tableau business intelligence and analytics software, for up to three years for a total contract amount not to exceed $1,400,000. 7. Recommend approval to authorize negotiation and execution of a contract with Able …

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Item 2: Austin Energy Resiliency as a Service Program Development original pdf

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Item 2 Program Development Update: Resiliency as a Service (RaaS) Erika Bierschbach VP, Energy Market Operations & Resource Planning July 18, 2022 © 2018 Austin Energy Agenda • Background • Program Overview • Questions/Comments 2 Groceries, Storms & Legislative Response • Grocery stores and Enchanted Rock • Grocery stores like HEB partner with Generation Companies installing distributed generation facilities on customer’s side of meters for back up generation (250 kW to 10 MW) • Provides protection from hurricanes, storms and other outages • Generation Companies operate the generators and sell into the ERCOT market • Grocery stores with backup generators maintained power throughout the storm • Winter Storm Uri • Legislation – SB 398 • Allows groceries / food supply chain to contract with Generation Company to install backup generation and access wholesale market in NOIE service territories. • NOIEs have right of first refusal to buy the gen or act as QSE • Bill requires NOIEs to allow interconnection and provide access to transmission system on a nondiscriminatory basis and process DG Interconnection applications timely 3 On-Site Generation Resiliency Model (Behind the Meter SODG or Unregistered DG, <10 MW) Critical Load Host Customer Resiliency & Price Protection Utility Generation Company Relationship & Asset Management 4 Program Benefits Host Customer • Improved reliability & resiliency • Business continuity; no lost product/spoilage • Affordable cost for back up generation • No Customer O&M AE Customer Portfolio: Tangible • Load Price Protection • Hedge Value • 4CP reduction AE Customer Portfolio: Intangible • Load Zone Price Separation Mitigation • Community Resiliency & Safety • Customer satisfaction & relationship • Transparency in emissions and starts Utility • Meet Customer reliability needs and desires • Flexible, local, real physical option • Hedge/reduce costs 5 Key Take Away’s • This program is about providing resiliency and safety for our customers and community • Our customers are demanding this program AND we are required to facilitate this by SB398 • These distributed generation facilities will be installed with or without the RaaS program • Under the program these assets will run for ~10% or less annually • Natural gas is a bridge fuel; the next step is folding in Solar + Storage • RaaS passes the reliability and cost savings benefits to AE customers that would not otherwise be captured 6 Thank you! ©2018 Austin Energy. All rights reserved. Austin Energy and the Austin Energy logo …

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Item 3-16: Draft RCAs original pdf

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Item 3 Posting Language ..Title Authorize negotiation and execution of a contract with Butler & Land Technologies, LLC to provide online substation battery monitoring systems, for a term of five years in an amount not to exceed $1,000,000. (Note: Sole source contracts are exempt from the City Code Chapter 2-9C Minority Owned and Women Owned Business Enterprise Procurement Program; therefore, no subcontracting goals were established). ..Body Lead Department Financial Services Department. Client Department(s) Austin Energy. Purchasing Language: Sole Source. Prior Council Action: Fiscal Note Funding in the amount of $33,333 is available in the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Operating Budget of Austin Energy. Funding for the remaining contract term is contingent upon available funding in future budgets. For More Information: Inquiries should be directed to DeJuan Brown, at 512-322-6472 or DeJuan.Brown@austintexas.gov. Council Committee, Boards and Commission Action: July 11, 2022 – To be reviewed by the Electric Utility Commission. Additional Backup Information: The contract will provide installation of battery monitors, online battery monitoring, and training for Austin Energy personnel on safe and effective monitoring practices. Austin Energy has standardized on the Alber battery monitoring system for its utility bulk power applications. This system is compatible with Austin Energy’s Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition system, network topology and is also compliant with National Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) standards. This is a sole source contract as Butler & Land Technologies, LLC is the sole distributor of Alber products. This contract will replace the current contract that expires August 28, 2022. Without this contract, Austin Energy will face compliance issues with the NERC standard, resulting in substantial fines and penalties. ..Strategic Outcome(s) Strategic Outcome(s): Government that Works for All. Item 4 Posting Language ..Title Authorize an amendment to a contract with Mitsubishi Electric Power Products Inc. d/b/a Mitsubishi Electric Power Products for continued gas-insulated switchgear and related services, to increase the amount by $850,000, for a revised total contract amount not to exceed $7,650,000. (Note: This contract was reviewed for subcontracting opportunities in accordance with City Code Chapter 2- 9C Minority Owned and Women Owned Business Enterprise Procurement Program. For the goods and services required for this contract, there were no subcontracting opportunities; therefore, no subcontracting goals were established). ..Body Lead Department Financial Services Department. Client Department(s) Austin Energy. Purchasing Language: Contract Amendment. Fiscal Note Funding in the amount of $850,000 is available in the Capital Budget of Austin Energy. Prior Council Action: February …

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Electric Utility Commission June 13, 2022  6:00 PM Austin Energy Headquarters; 1st Floor; Shudde Fath Conference Room 4815 Mueller Blvd, Austin TX 78723 Some members of the Electric Utility Commission maybe participating by videoconference. The meeting may be viewed online at: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live 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 Natasha Goodwin at Natasha.Goodwin@austinenergy.com or 512-322-6505. AGENDA Members: Marty Hopkins, Chair (Vela) Dave Tuttle, Vice Chair (Alter) Marshall Bowen (Kelly) Randy Chapman (Pool) Cary Ferchill (Mayor) Erik Funkhouser (Fuentes) Karen Hadden (Kitchen) Makenna Jonker (Harper-Madison) Cyrus Reed (Tovo) Kay Trostle (Ellis) Vacant (Renteria) For more information, please visit: www.austintexas.gov/euc CALL MEETING TO ORDER PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL Speaker must be present and will be allowed up to three minutes to provide their comments. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 1. Approve minutes of the May 9, 2022 meeting. NEW BUSINESS – CONSENT ( ) = Target Council Meeting Date; [ ] = RCA Type 2. (7/28) [AE- Tract 1] Approve a resolution authorizing the filing of eminent domain proceedings and payment to acquire the property interest for the Circuit 811 Transmission Electric Line upgrade project from Justin Lane Substation to McNeil Lane Substation for the public use of providing reliable, safe electricity service, which require acquisition of real property rights consisting of an Electric Transmission and Distribution Easement consisting of approximately 0.028 of an acre (1,233 square feet), and a Temporary Construction Easement consisting of approximately 0.187 of an acre (8,131 sq.ft) being a portion of Lots 10 through 16, Block A, North Gate Addition, a subdivision in Travis County, Texas, according to the plat recorded in Plat Cabinet 3, Page 196, Plat Records Travis County, Texas and being a part of that called 0.555 acres, which is part of the said lots 10 through 16, Block A, of the said subdivision, as described to R&K Investments, A Texas General Partnership in that certain Warranty Deed with Vendor’s Lien as recorded in Volume 12132, page 2123, Real Property Records of Travis County Texas for the Austin Energy Transmission Circuit 811 JL-MC 138kV upgrade project, currently appraised at $98,410 subject to an increase in value based on updated …

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Item 6: Base Rate Review Process and Community Outreach Update original pdf

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Austin Energy Base Rate Review Status and Process Update Tammy Cooper, Sr. Vice President – Regulatory, Communications, and Compliance June 13, 2022 © 2018 Austin Energy Process Timeline Update 2 Austin Energy Base Rate Review Timeline AEUOC Presentation April 5, 2022 End of Discovery on Rebuttal July 8, 2022 Base Rate Filing Package Published April 18, 2022 Request to Participate Deadline May 18, 2022 IHE Recommendation August 31, 2022 Council Work Session/ Set Public Hearing November 3, 2022 Council Public Hearing November 17, 2022 Public Outreach Public Participation, Discovery, Conferences & Review Approval JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUNE JULY AUG SEPT OCT NOV DEC Unaudited financial data completed January 2022 6/13 EUC Presentation March 21, 2022 End of Briefing August 1, 2022 Final Conference July 14-15, 2022 End of Discovery on Direct June 1, 2022 EUC Review of IHE Recommendation October 17, 2022 Effective Date January 1, 2023 Participant Response to IHE Recommendation September 15, 2022 3 Austin Energy Base Rate Review Formal Participants • Independent Consumer Advocate (ICA) • Homeowners United for Rate Fairness • Coalition for Clean Affordable and • Data Foundry, LLC Reliable Energy (CCARE) • Victor Martinez, Austin Energy • 2WR Customer • Paul Robbins • Texas Industrial Energy Consumers (TIEC) • NXP Semiconductor • Austin Regional Manufacturers Association (ARMA) • National Instruments • Sierra Club and Public Citizen • Solar United Neighbors (SUN) • Solar and Storage Coalition 4 Community Outreach 5 Customer Outreach to Promote Community Meetings • Websites:  Austinenergy.com  Speakupaustin.org in multiple languages  Banner on COA Utilities payment portal • Flyers, posters and paper feedback forms in libraries and Utility Customer Service Centers • All-customer emails • Social media:  NextDoor posts for each in-person meeting  Facebook and Twitter posts • Posters at recreation centers • Utility News on-bill messaging • Council office outreach  Office meetings  Content for electronic newsletters • News release and news interviews in English and Spanish 6 Austin Energy Base Rate Review Email Samples Residential 7 Content Across City of Austin Channels Austin Utilities Now Monthly City of Austin Utilities newsletter Utility News Monthly on-bill messaging April 2022 Austin Energy is preparing for a base rate review that will impact residential and business customers. Learn more starting April 5 at austinenergy.com/go/rates. May - July 2022 Austin Energy is proposing base rate changes through a base rate review that will impact residential and …

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Item 7: Budget and Audit Working Group Draft Recommendations original pdf

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Austin Electric Utility Commission Budget and Audit Workgroup Purpose: To review Austin energy financial documents including budgets, expenditures, audits, and to develop recommendations to the EUC and City Council. Meeting Schedule: The workgroup will establish meeting times in conjunction with scheduled meetings of the Electric Utility Commission Discussion Items and Recommendations: June 2022 1. To ensure that City Council receives a broad cross-section of input from residential customers, Austin Energy should conduct a customer poll prior to the EUC and City Council review of rate changes proposed by the Independent Hearing Officer. 2. Recommend that AE rate review Include consideration of the underlying rationale for the budget deficit. The rate review should include an examination of expenses associated with system growth and the proper assignment of those expenses. 3. The EUC should receive a presentation from AE and have an opportunity to provide input and a recommendation to City Council on several proposed tariffs that are not being fully considered as part of the rate review, including the proposed EES tariff, budget and make-up of the programs related to consumer energy solutions, including residential and commercial solar, demand response and energy efficiency programs, the Community Solar Assessment tariff, and the Green Choice tariff. EUC has a role in ensuring that the EES and Community Solar Assessment and Green Choice tariff and resulting budget and programs support the demand reduction, energy efficiency and solar and renewable goals approved in the 2030 Resource Plan. 4. That the EUC and City Council should timely receive AE recommendations on residential customer equity programs to ensure that funding is available to maintain low-income discounts, fee waivers, and for low-income weatherization. Unspent funds collected for weatherization assistance should be budgeted and spent during the 2022-2023 budget cycle. 5. That EUC 2022 Agendas include regular updates from the Independent Consumer Advocate.

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Items 2-5 Draft RCAs original pdf

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Item 2 Posting Language ..Title Approve a resolution authorizing the filing of eminent domain proceedings and payment to acquire the property interest for the Circuit 811 Transmission Electric Line upgrade project from Justin Lane Substation to McNeil Lane Substation for the public use of providing reliable, safe electricity service, which require acquisition of real property rights consisting of an Electric Transmission and Distribution Easement consisting of approximately 0.028 of an acre (1,233 square feet), and a Temporary Construction Easement consisting of approximately 0.187 of an acre (8,131 sq.ft) being a portion of Lots 10 through 16, Block A, North Gate Addition, a subdivision in Travis County, Texas, according to the plat recorded in Plat Cabinet 3, Page 196, Plat Records Travis County, Texas and being a part of that called 0.555 acres, which is part of the said lots 10 through 16, Block A, of the said subdivision, as described to R&K Investments, A Texas General Partnership in that certain Warranty Deed with Vendor’s Lien as recorded in Volume 12132, page 2123, Real Property Records of Travis County Texas for the Austin Energy Transmission Circuit 811 JL-MC 138kV upgrade project, currently appraised at $98,410 subject to an increase in value based on updated appraisals or a Special Commissioner’s award. The owner of the needed property is R&K Investments, A Texas General Partnership. The property is located at 7544 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, Texas 78752. The general route of the project is along the east side of North Lamar from HWY 183 to the McNeil Substation. Fiscal Note Funding in the amount of $98,410 is available in the Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Capital Budget of Austin Energy. ..De Lead Department Austin Energy Prior Council Action: For More Information: Thomas Pierpoint, VP Electric Service Delivery, (512) 972-9507; Pamela England, Manager, Public Involvement & Real Estate Services, (512) 322-6442. Council Committee, Boards and Commission Action: To be reviewed by the Electric Utility Commission on June 13, 2022. Additional Backup Information: The project includes upgrade of the 4.0 mile transmission line with bundled 795 ACSS Drake conductor rated for 3000 amps, and to reinsulate the line and make-ready for ultimate operation at 138kV. The project will provide redundancy and increase reliability. The downtown service area could be seriously jeopardized if one of Austin Energy’s four autotransformers fails and is unavailable for an extended period of time while a replacement unit is being secured. In that …

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20220613-07a: Budget & Audit Workgroup Recommendation original pdf

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BOARD/COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION Electric Utility Commission Recommendation No. 20220613-07a Budget & Audit Workgroup June 13, 2022 Budget & Audit Workgroup Date: Subject: Motioned: Kay Trostle Seconded: Makenna Jonker Recommendation: To ensure the Independent Hearing Examiner and the City Council are able to consider the broad cross section of input from residential customer forms received by Austin Energy, the Electric Utility Commission recommends that Austin Energy present to the Independent Hearing Examiner as part of the formal hearing process, all feedback forms received. Vote: For: Chair Marty Hopkins, Vice Chair Dave Tuttle, Commissioners Marshall Bowen, Makenna Jonker, Cyrus Reed, Cary Ferchill, and Kay Trostle 7-0 Against: None Abstentions: Commissioner Randy Chapman Absences: Commissioners Funkhauser and Hadden Vacancies: One Attest: Robin Otto, Staff Liaison

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20220613-07b: Budget & Audit Workgroup Recommendation original pdf

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BOARD/COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION Electric Utility Commission Recommendation No. 20220613-07b Budget & Audit Workgroup June 13, 2022 Budget & Audit Workgroup Date: Subject: Motioned: Marshall Bowen Seconded: Chair Marty Hopkins Recommendation: City Council should review the contribution in aid of construction policy and Austin Energy should present a presentation to the Electric Utility Commission regarding the contribution in aid of construction policy for the Electric Utility Commission’s consideration. Vote: For: Chair Marty Hopkins, Vice Chair Dave Tuttle, Commissioners Marshall 6-0 Bowen, Cyrus Reed, Cary Ferchill, and Kay Trostle Against: None Abstentions: Commissioners Randy Chapman and Makenna Jonker Absences: Commissioners Funkhauser and Hadden Vacancies: One Attest: Robin Otto, Staff Liaison

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May 9, 2022

Agenda original pdf

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Electric Utility Commission May 9, 2022  6:00 PM Austin Energy Headquarters; 1st Floor; Shudde Fath Conference Room 4815 Mueller Blvd, Austin TX 78723 Some members of the Electric Utility Commission maybe participating by videoconference. The meeting may be viewed online at: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live 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 512-322-6254. AGENDA Members: Marty Hopkins, Chair (Vela) Dave Tuttle, Vice Chair (Alter) Marshall Bowen (Kelly) Randy Chapman (Pool) Cary Ferchill (Mayor) Erik Funkhouser (Fuentes) Karen Hadden (Kitchen) Makenna Jonker (Harper-Madison) Cyrus Reed (Tovo) Kay Trostle (Ellis) Joli Cardenas (Renteria) For more information, please visit: www.austintexas.gov/euc Reading and Action on Consent Agenda: Items 2-7 may be acted upon by one motion. No separate discussion or action on any of the items is necessary unless desired by a Commissioner. CALL MEETING TO ORDER PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL Speaker must be present and will be allowed up to three minutes to provide their comments. 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – Approve minutes of the April 11, 2022 meeting. NEW BUSINESS – CONSENT ( ) = Target Council Meeting Date; [ ] = RCA Type 2. (6/9) [Purchasing]; Authorize additional revenue to a contract with Austin Metal & Iron Co LP to continue providing reclamation services, for an additional revenue amount of $450,000 for a revised total estimated revenue amount of $800,000. 3. (6/9) [Purchasing]; Authorize an amendment to an existing contract with GC3 Specialty Chemicals Inc, to provide bulk aqueous ammonia, to increase in the amount of $111,200 and to extend the term by four months, for a revised total contract amount not to exceed $654,000. 4. (6/16) [Purchasing]; Authorize negotiation and execution of a contract with Practicing Perfection Institute to provide performance improvement consulting services for a term of two years in an amount not to exceed $574,000. 5. (6/16) [Capital Contracting Office]; Authorize negotiation and execution of a professional services agreement with the following two staff recommended firms (or other qualified respondents) for Request for Qualifications Solicitation No. CLMP323: Intertek USA Inc., dba Intertek AIM and Metallurgical Engineering Services, for testing, inspection and engineering analysis services for the 2022 Inspection and …

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Item 11 Council Action Report original pdf

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Item 11 EUC Report re Council Action May 09, 2022 Items below recommended by EUC April 11; Council approved on date indicated in parenthesis. 2. (4/21) [Austin Energy]; Approve issuance of a capacity-based incentive to Riverbend Church for the installation of solar electric systems on their facility located at 4214 N Capital of Texas Highway Austin, TX 78746, in an amount not to exceed $217,800. 3. (4/21) [Real Estate]; Authorize negotiation and execution of an eighth amendment to lease agreement with David B. Edelman, for approximately 8,000 square feet of warehouse and office space for Austin Energy’s (“AE”) Meter shop, located at 4122 Todd Lane, Austin, Travis County, Texas, for a term of 24-months with two additional 1-year options to extend, in an amount not to exceed $535,520. 4. (5/5) [Austin Energy]; Authorize reimbursement of costs to Waller Creek Owner, LLC., for the heat exchanger skids to interconnect the Waller Building to the Austin Energy (AE) downtown District Cooling System in an amount not to exceed $1,619,816. 5. (5/5) [Purchasing]; Authorize negotiation and execution of a contract with Crown Texas Inc., or one of the other qualified offerors to Request For Proposals RFP 1100 DTB3010, to provide prefabricated substation control houses, for a term of 5 years in an amount not to exceed $10,00,000. 1

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Item 8 AE Quarter 4 Financial Update original pdf

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Item 8 Austin Energy Quarterly Financial Report 2nd Quarter YTD March 2022 John Davis Austin Energy Director of Finance May 9, 2022 © 2018 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 the forecasted financial information contained in this presentation is 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 14, 2022: http://finance.austintexas.gov/web/controller/annual_comprehensive_financial_report/annual_comprehensive _financial_report_2021.pdf 2 QUARTERLY Financial Report Agenda Executive Summary Financial Policy Compliance Financial Performance Measures Actual to Budget Analysis Financial Statements Market and Industry Analyses 3 Austin Energy Quarterly Financial Report Executive Summary 4 Executive Summary Generally compliant with all financial policies. Contingency and Capital Reserve balances below minimums but total cash above minimum of $480m. $ 707 Million Operating revenue at March is 6% over budget primarily due to an increase in power supply revenue. Operating Revenue Working Capital decreased $226M primarily due to funding CIP, decreased margins and the Power Supply adjustment rate reduction due to Winter Storm Uri. Austin Energy is meeting our target AA S&P bond rating. $(786) Million Expenses w/transfers Operating expenses including transfers are 7% over budget primarily due to higher power supply and power production expenses. Austin Energy’s ‘AA’ credit rating is among the highest in the industry. The financial and operational health of the utility impacts future credit evaluations. This information is unaudited and should be read in conjunction with the audited Comprehensive Financial Reports for the City of Austin, when published on http://finance.austintexas.gov/web/controller/annual_comprehensive_financial_report/annual_comprehensive_financial_report_2021.pdf 5 Austin Energy Quarterly Financial Report Financial Policy Compliance 6 Financial Policy Compliance Financial policies are memorialized and adopted by ordinance each year during the budgeting process Compliance Non-Compliance Debt Reserves Operating Debt Policies Reserves Policies Operating Policies Partial Compliance Partial Compliance Full Compliance Actual 1.7x DSC Requirement is 2.0x DSC Contingency and Capital Reserve balances are below minimums but total cash above minimum of $480m This information is unaudited …

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