Electric Utility Commission - Sept. 14, 2020

Electric Utility Commission Regular Meeting of the Electric Utility Commission - This meeting to be held by by videoconference.

Agenda original pdf

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Versión en español a continuación. Meeting of the Electric Utility Commission September 14, 2020 The Electric Utility Commission is to be held September 14, 2020 with Social Distancing Modifications Public comment will be allowed via telephone; no in-person input will be allowed. All speakers must register in advance of Sunday, September 13 by Noon. All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the Electric Utility Commission meeting, residents must: •Call or email the board liaison at 512-497-0966 OR jeff.vice@austinenergy.com no later than noon, Sunday, September 13. The information required is the speaker name, item number(s) they wish to speak on, whether they are for/against/neutral, and a telephone number or email address. •Once a request to speak has been called in or emailed to the board liaison, residents will receive either an email or phone call providing the telephone number to call on the day of the scheduled meeting. •Speakers must call in at least 15 minutes prior to meeting start in order to speak, late callers will not be accepted and will not be able to speak. •Speakers will be placed in a queue until their time to speak; each speaker will have up to three minutes to speak. •Handouts or other information may be emailed to jeff.vice@austinenergy.com by noon, Sunday before the scheduled meeting. This information will be provided to Board and Commission members in advance of the meeting. •If this meeting is broadcast live, residents may watch the meeting here: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live la Reunión del Electric Utility Commission FECHA de la reunion (14 de Septiembre 2020) La junta se llevará con modificaciones de distanciamiento social Se permitirán comentarios públicos por teléfono; no se permitirá ninguna entrada en persona. Todos los oradores deben registrarse con anticipación (13 de Septiembre antes del mediodía). Todos los comentarios públicos se producirán al comienzo de la reunión. Para hablar de forma remota en la reunión, los residentes deben: junta en 512-497-0966 OR • Llame o envíe un correo electrónico al enlace de jeff.vice@austinenergy.com a más tardar al mediodía (el día antes de la reunión). La información requerida es el nombre del orador, los números de artículo sobre los que desean hablar, si están a favor / en contra / neutrales, y un número de teléfono o dirección de correo electrónico. • Una vez que se haya llamado o enviado por correo electrónico una solicitud para hablar al …

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Items 2-14: Draft RCAs original pdf

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Item 2 Posting Language ..Title Authorize an amendment to an existing cooperative contract with CDW LLC D/B/A CDW Government D/B/A CDWG D/B/A CDW Government LLC, to provide additional Trend Micro products and services, for an increase in the amount of $110,262, for a revised total contract amount not to exceed $268,000. (Note: This amendment was reviewed 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 identified; therefore, no goals were established). ..Body Lead Department Purchasing Office. Client Department(s) Austin Energy. Purchasing Language: Contract Amendment. Prior Council Action: Fiscal Note Funding in the amount of $9,000 is available in the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 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 the City Manager’s Agenda Office, at 512-974-2991 or AgendaOffice@austintexas.gov or to Brett Hardy, at 512-322-6122 or Brett.Hardy@austintexas.gov. Council Committee, Boards and Commission Action: August 10, 2020 – To be reviewed by the Electric Utility Commission. Additional Backup Information: The proposed amendment will increase the authorization allowing Austin Energy to continue to purchase Trend Micro software products and extend software maintenance and support services. Trend Micro products have security capabilities to detect and protect against known and unknown vulnerabilities and provide increased visibility and a faster response to attacks. Since the original purchase, Austin Energy has added additional technology assets required for support during the pandemic which has created the need for additional security for those assets. . ..Strategic Outcome(s) Strategic Outcome(s): Government That Works for All. Item 3 Posting Language ..Title Authorize award and execution of a construction contract with Flintco, LLC for the Domain Four Chillers Demolition project in the amount of $1,339,000 plus a $66,950 contingency, for a total contract amount not to exceed $1,405,950. [Note: This contract will be awarded in compliance with City Code Chapter 2-9A (Minority Owned and Women Owned Business Enterprise Procurement Program) by meeting the goals with 12.03% MBE and 0.37% WBE participation.] ..Body Lead Department Capital Contracting Office Managing Department Austin Energy Fiscal Note Funding is available in the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Capital Budget of Austin Energy. Purchasing Language: Only one bid received through a competitive Invitation for Bid solicitation. Prior Council Action: N/A For More Information: Inquiries should be directed to …

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Item 15: Climate Equity Plan original pdf

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Aust in Climat e Equit y Plan Sept ember 2020 Summary ● We’ve been updating the Community Climate Plan o First draft has been internally reviewed o Draft for public comment out now o Council in October ● What we’re looking for from you: ○ Comments ○ Areas of Interest ○ Pledge of Support 2015 Communit y Climat e Plan Adopt ed by Council in June 2015 Electricity & Natural Gas Transportation & Land Use Materials & Waste Management 135 qualitative actions directed at departments 2017 Travis County Carbon Footprint 12.5 million metric tons carbon dioxide-equivalent Industrial Processes How w as t his plan updat e creat ed? • • • • • • • • 24 City Staff 120 Community Members (NGO, Govt., Business) 12 Ambassadors 4 Equity Trainings 5 Community Workshops (over 250 attendees) 14 Steering Committee Meetings 60+ Advisory Group Meetings 50+ Interviews by Ambassadors St eering Commit t ee Members Co-Chairs Mayuri Raja, AZAAD, Google Shane Johnson, Sierra Club Katie Coyne, Asakura Robinson Susana Almanza, PODER Joep Meijer, Citizen Jim Walker, Univ. of Texas Rocio Villalobos, Equity Office Drew Nelson, Mitchell Foundation Rodrigo Leal, Guidehouse Rene Renteria, Citizen Kaiba White, Public Citizen Lauren Peressini, Sunrise Movement Shawanda Stewart, Huston-Tillotson Univ. Kenneth Thompson, Solar Austin Ben Leibowicz, Univ. of Texas Suzanne Russo, Pecan Street Inc. Pooja Sethi, Sethi Law Darien Clary, AISD Alberta Phillips, Joint Sustainability Committee, ECHO AG Representatives: Nakia Winfield, Brandi Clark Burton, Karen Magid, Kurt Stogdill, and Nick Kincaid A Hist ory of Inequit ies t hat Remains Today • • • • • The Austin 1928 Master Plan divided the city along racial lines, forcibly displacing Black residents into specific, undesirable areas. The Tank Farm fuel storage facility, Eastside Landfill, and the Holly Power Plant exposed people of color to toxic pollution in East Austin neighborhoods. Gentrification is taking place in parts of the city where low-income people and people of color have been forced to live, the African-American share of the Austin population declined from 12% in 1990 to 7.7% in 2010. As of 2015, 52% of white Austin residents were homeowners, only 27% of African-American and 32% of Hispanic/Latinx residents owned homes. Cases of COVID-19, hospitalization and mortality rates are disproportionately affecting Latinx and Black communities W e are Changing t he Eart h’s Climat e could be Warming over 2 catastrophic to ℃ life on earth Climat e Project ions …

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Item 16: Austin SHINES Project Update original pdf

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Austin SHINES Project Update Item 16 William Kelly Distribution Process Manager − Advanced Grid Technologies September 14, 2020 © 2018 Austin Energy Project Description The Austin SHINES Concept Utility Scale Energy Storage + PV Commercial Energy Storage + PV Residential Energy Storage + PV DER Management Platform Sustainable and Holistic INtegration of Energy Storage and Solar PV Austin SHINES Assets Grid Scale • Kingsbery Energy Storage System • Mueller Energy Storage System La Loma Community Solar Farm • Commercial Scale • 3 Aggregated batteries + existing solar PV Residential Scale • 6 Aggregated batteries + existing solar PV • 1 Electric Vehicle installed as Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) • 12 Utility-Controlled PV Smart Inverters • 6 Autonomously-Controlled Smart Inverters DER Value Strategies Value Streams Use Case Utility Peak Load Reduction Lower transmission cost obligation Energy Market Day-Ahead Energy Arbitrage Realize economic value through price differential Grid Reliability Real-Time Price Dispatch Realize economic value from real-time price spikes Voltage Support Reduce losses and increase solar generation Distribution Congestion Management Increase local grid reliability Utility Customer Demand Charge Reduction Lower customer bills and realize system benefit SHINES Asset ‘Value Stack’ S S E y r e b s g n K i l ) e a c s - d i r g ( S S E r e l l e u M l ) e a c s - d i r g ( S S E / V P . g g A ) l a i c r e m m o c ( S S E / V P . g g A ) l a i t n e d i s e r ( V P r a o S l ) l a i t n e d i s e r ( DERO Application (application benefit) Utility Peak Load Reduction (Lower transmission cost obligation) Day-Ahead Energy Arbitrage (Realize economic value through price differential) Real-Time Price Dispatch (Realize economic value from real-time price spikes) Voltage Support (Reduce losses and increase solar generation) Distribution Congestion Management (Increase local grid reliability) Demand Charge Reduction (Lower customer bills and realize system benefit) C I M O N O C E Y T I L I B A I L E R T S U C Findings To Date Technical Lessons INTEROPERABILITY: Lack of industry wide standards for communication & system integration protocols SIZING: Optimal system design highly dependent on …

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Item 17: 3QTR20 Financial Report original pdf

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Item 17 Austin Energy Quarterly Financial Report 3rd Quarter FY 2020 (April – June 2020) Russell Maenius Acting Chief Financial Officer September 14, 2020 © 2018 Austin Energy Disclaimer This information is unaudited and should be read in conjunction with the audited Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports for the City of Austin, when published on: http://austintexas.gov/service/current-comprehensive-annual-financial-report 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 Substantially compliant with all financial policies. Capital Reserve balance below minimums but total cash above minimum of $414m. $ 958 Million Revenues Operating revenues trended close to budget through June. Balance sheet is liquid and adequately capitalized. Cash decreased $26M from prior year primarily due to increases in AR and Inventory. Generally meeting financial metrics supporting AA credit rating. Received credit upgrade from Fitch Ratings in May 2019. $760 Million Expenses Operating expenses exceed forecast by 1.3% primarily due to higher costs in electric service delivery. COVID-19 pandemic impacts Austin Energy’s energy and load. This information is unaudited and should be read in conjunction with the audited Comprehensive Financial Reports for the City of Austin, when published on www.austintexas.gov/financeonline/finance/main.cfm 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 Debt Reserves Operating Non-Compliance Debt Policies Reserves Policies Operating Policies Full Compliance Partial Compliance Full Compliance Capital Reserve balance below minimums but total cash above minimum of $414m This information is unaudited and should be read in conjunction with the audited Comprehensive Financial Reports for the City of Austin, when published on www.austintexas.gov/financeonline/finance/main.cfm 7 Austin Energy Quarterly Financial Report Financial Performance Measures 8 Financial Performance Measures Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings AA Achieved November 2018 Excessive Liquidity Coverage Efficiency Leverage Deficient Days Cash on Hand Debt Service Coverage Ratio Operating Margins Debt to Capitalization Minimum > 150 Days Minimum > 2.0 Minimum > 10% Minimum < 50% Actual 209 Days Actual 2.3 Actual 2% Actual 52% Excludes General Fund Transfer This information is unaudited and should be read in conjunction with the audited Comprehensive Financial Reports for the City of Austin, when published on www.austintexas.gov/financeonline/finance/main.cfm 9 Austin Energy’s Affordability Goal has Two Metrics Financial Performance Measures Compliance Affordability Competitiveness Non-Compliance Affordability Metric Competitiveness Metric …

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Item 20: Annual Review original pdf

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Item 20 Electric Utility Commission Annual Internal Review This report covers the time period of 7/1/2018 2019 to 6/30/2019 2020 The Board/Commission mission statement (per the City Code) is: (A) The commission shall review and analyze all policies and procedures of the electric utility, including the electric rate structure, fuel costs and charges, customer services, capital investments, new generation facilities, selection of types of fuel, budget, strategic planning, regulatory compliance, billing procedures, and the transfer of electric utility revenues from the utility fund to the general fund. (B) The commission shall advise the city council, the city manager, the electric utility, city departments, and city boards, commissions, and committees on policy matters relating to the electric utility. All advisory information given shall simultaneously be forwarded to the city manager. (C) The commission may review, study, and make recommendations to the Planning Commission on proposed electric utility projects for inclusion in the Capital Improvements Program. (D) The commission may request that the city council hire an outside consultant every five years to make a comprehensive review of the policies and procedures of the electric utility. The commission may initiate an external or internal review of the policies and procedures of the electric utility. If the commission initiates a review, it shall report its findings to the city council and the city manager. (E) The commission shall interpret the role of the electric utility to the public and the role of the public to the electric utility. The commission may hold a public hearing and briefing session every six months to explain new policies and to take citizens comments, suggestions, and complaints. (F) The commission may make recommendations to the city council before final council action on a policy or procedure of the electric utility. (G) The commission shall request from the city manager any information that it deems to pertain to the electric utility. (H) The commission shall, as a body, review customer complaint procedures, accept specific customer grievances and complaints, and make recommendations to the city council and city manager based on its findings. This duty does not supersede, replace, or substitute for the appeal procedures provided to customers in the City Utility Service Regulations. (I) The commission shall seek to promote close cooperation between the city council, other city boards, committees, and commissions, city departments and individuals, institutions and agencies concerned with the policies, procedures, and operations of the …

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Item 21: Council Action Report original pdf

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Item 21 EUC Report re Council Action September 14, 2020 Items below recommended by EUC August 10; Council approved on date indicated in parenthesis. 2. (8/27) [Purchasing] Authorize award of a contract with Butler & Land Inc to provide leak detecting infrared cameras, in an amount not to exceed $200,000. 3. (8/27) [Purchasing] Authorize award of a multi-term contract with Airgas Inc, to provide industrial gases, pressure vessels, and pressure vessel maintenance, and inspections, for up to six years for a total contract amount not to exceed $1,633,500. 4. (8/27) [Purchasing] Authorize an amendment to an existing contract with Solar Turbines Inc D/B/A Caterpillar, for continued turbine maintenance and support, for an increase in the amount of $250,000, for a revised total contract amount not to exceed $4,886,758. 5. (8/27) [Purchasing] Authorize negotiation and execution of a multi-term contract with Dealers Electrical Supply, to provide ION meters, for up to five years for a total contract amount not to exceed $850,000. 6. (8/27) [Purchasing] Authorize an amendment to an existing cooperative contract with Insight Public Sector, Inc. D/B/A Insight Public Sector, to provide additional Quest products and services including software maintenance and support services, for an increase in the amount of $100,000, for a revised total contract amount not to exceed $265,000. 7. (8/27) [Purchasing] Authorize negotiation and execution of a multi-term contract with Carahsoft Technology Corporation, or one of the other qualified offerors to Request For Proposals 1100 ELF3000, to provide a managed contact center communications and infrastructure solution, for up to five years for a total contract amount not to exceed $11,750,000. 8. (8/27) [Purchasing] Authorize negotiation and execution of a multi-term contract with Davey Resource Group Inc., or one of the other qualified offerors, to provide electric distribution vegetation management pre-planning services, for up to five years for a total contract amount not to exceed $17,500,000. 9. (8/27) [Purchasing] Authorize negotiation and execution of a multi-term contract with Facilities Resource Inc (WBE/DBE), to provide on-site space planning and related services, for up to five years for a total contract amount not to exceed $900,000. 10. (8/27) [Purchasing] Approve ratification of a contract with Atlas Copco Compressors LLC, to provide preventative maintenance and repair services for air compressors, in the amount of $30,686. 11. (8/27) [Austin Energy/Law] Authorize execution of an Interlocal Agreement with the Lower Colorado River Authority and the Lower Colorado River Authority Transmission Services Corporation …

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