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March 8, 2021

Item 9: Memo original pdf

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Item 9 MEMORANDUM Electric Utility Commissioners Kerry Overton, Deputy General Manager & Chief Customer Officer March 5, 2021 Customer Assistance Program Overview TO: FROM: DATE: SUBJECT: Given the recent and upcoming discussion of the Customer Assistance Program (CAP), Austin Energy wanted to take this opportunity to convey to the Electric Utility Commission how its discount program works. CAP currently has about 35,000 customers enrolled and serves as a model for similar programs throughout the country. Customers who participate in one of eight state, federal, or local assistance programs can benefit from the City of Austin's CAP utility discounts. The programs include Medicaid, Medical Access Program (MAP), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Telephone Lifeline Program, and Travis County Comprehensive Energy Assistance program (CEAP). Participants are automatically enrolled when information between social service program enrollments match with an active customer account. This automatic enrollment is a feature of the CAP discount’s design and is one reason why the program is such an effective benefit to our community. Customers who do not participate in one of those eight programs can also apply for the CAP discount and submit income information to validate eligibility based on being at or below 200% of Federal Poverty Level (FPL). Austin Energy’s administration of CAP is done in collaboration with the Discount Steering Committee (DSC), which includes members from local non-profit, government, and faith- based organizations. Our DSC partners work in the administration of benefits to our customers, and they have significant experience serving our vulnerable customer populations. The DSC guides the City on program implementation and structure, providing input on how to best meet our customer needs as efficiently as possible. How does the City screen for customers that may earn more than 200% Federal Poverty Level? As adopted by the Austin City Council in 2012, the Community Benefit Charge fund was created along with automatic enrollment for CAP. This was done to provide simple access for program entry and ensure we can apply discounts to customers as quickly as possible, including those who may not have access to information to inform them of their eligibility or who may have other barriers to access. It is sometimes assumed customers are not income verified, but this is not correct. Participants in the CAP discount program are already income screened as part of the enrollment …

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Versión en español a continuación. Meeting of the Electric Utility Commission February 8, 2021 The Electric Utility Commission is to be held February 8, 2021 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, February 7 by Noon. All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the Electric Utility Commission meeting, members of the public must: •Call or email the board liaison at 512-497-0966 or jeff.vice@austinenergy.com no later than noon, Sunday, February 7. The information required is the speaker name, the telephone number they will use to call into the meeting, and their email address (so that the dial-in info may be provided). If speaking on a specific item, residents must indicate the item number(s) they wish to speak on and whether they are for/against/neutral. Speakers on any topic that is not a posted agenda item will be limited to the first 10. •Once a request to speak has been made to the board liaison, the information to call on the day of the scheduled meeting will be provided either by email or phone call. •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 the day 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 (8 de Febrero 2021) 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 (7 de Febrero antes del mediodía). Todos los comentarios públicos se producirán al comienzo de la reunión. Para hablar de forma remota en la reunión, los miembros del público 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 …

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Item 15: Q1FY21 Financial Briefing original pdf

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Austin Energy Quarterly Financial Report 1st Quarter FY 2021 (October – December) Mark Dombroski Chief Financial Officer February 8, 2021 © 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. Contingency and Capital Reserve balances below minimums but total cash above minimum of $457m. $ 319 Million Revenues Operating revenues at December are 1.4% under budget due to decreased usage. Generally meeting financial metrics supporting AA credit rating (reaffirmed October 2020). Received credit upgrade from Fitch Ratings in May 2019. $280 Million Expenses Operating expenses are within 1.9% of budget primarily driven by timing of expenses in the first quarter. Balance sheet is liquid and adequately capitalized. Cash decreased $20m due to increased accounts receivable and lower sales. Weather continues to be the major driver for energy consumption. The COVID pandemic has shifted consumption and demand for both residential and commercial customers. 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 Contingency and Capital Reserve balance below minimums but total cash above minimum of $457m 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 AA Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings 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 > Minimum < 50% Actual 223 Days Actual 2.0 Actual -4% Actual 53% 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 …

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Item 16: Utility Bill Relief Update original pdf

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Item 16 City of Austin Utilities COVID-19 Relief Funding Update Kerry Overton Deputy General Manager, Chief Customer Officer Austin Energy 2/08/2021 - EUC © 2018 Austin Energy Agenda • Highlights • Utility Bill Relief Funding (Council approved April 9th)* • Customer Communication • Current Trends • Payment Arrangements • Customer Response • Aging Trends • Next Steps *Utility bill assistance is still available at ww.austinbillhelp.com 2 Austin Energy 2020 Pandemic Response April 2020 Council Approved Utility Bill Relief Funding Disconnections and Late Fees Suspended May – Dec 2020 AustinBillHelp.com launched Multi-channel communication and outreach Engaged with community partners and expanded Plus 1 Current State AustinBillHelp.com still available Late fees resumed to encourage customer contact Austin Energy goals to date have focused on offering utility bill assistance through relief programs and expanded payment options. 3 Utility Bill Relief Funding: COVID-19 As part of COA Utilities’ COVID-19 response, an initial $10M was added in April 2020 to the Plus 1 fund and an additional $10M will be made available in 2021. Plus 1 Funding & Payments (FY2019-2021) 4,500 4,000 3,500 3,000 2,500 2,000 1,500 1,000 500 - 4,293 $1,800,000 3,526 $1,600,000 $1,692,390 $1,186,303 $1,400,000 $1,200,000 $1,000,000 $800,000 $600,000 $400,000 $200,000 $- # Payments $ Funding News releases Monthly Social Media Communications Mass marketing for Austinbillhelp. com Thousands of Direct Letters, Calls, E-mails, and Direct Flyers Communication Efforts Since April 2020 Austin Energy has encouraged customer contact by:  Emphasizing assistance options for residential  Highlighting debt management tools for all  Targeting campaigns for unpaid and accruing large balances In Focus: Marketing communications 5 Payment Arrangement Trends With the availability of a ‘Pandemic PA’ allowing up to 36 months of repayment opportunity and additional assistance funding, we are asking customers to reach us to address increasing aging balances. Monthly Payment Arrangement Allocation (Total # / Total $) s d n a s u o h T s t n e m e g n a r r A t n e m y a P f o r e b m u N s n o i l l i M t n u o m A r a l l o D Apr-19 May-19 Jun-19 Jul-19 Aug-19 Sep-19 Oct-19 Nov-19 Dec-19 Jan-20 Feb-20 Mar-20 Apr-20 May-20 Jun-20 Jul-20 Aug-20 Sep-20 Oct-20 Nov-20 Dec-20 Started AR > 30 Days Last Year (Dec 2019) This Month (Dec 2020) PA Balances PA Count PA …

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Item 17: 1QFY21 Operations Report original pdf

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Austin Energy Operational Update Q1 FY21 Item 17 Electric Utility Commission Sidney Jackson Chief Operating Officer, Austin Energy February 08, 2021 © 2018 Austin Energy 1 Austin Energy Operational Update Vision Powering a cleaner, brighter future with customer- driven, community-focused solutions. Mission Safely deliver clean, affordable, reliable energy and excellent customer service. Discussion Topics 1. Power Generation & Renewables 2. District Cooling Updates 3. System Reliability 4. Other:  Jan 10th Outage Event in review  Renewable updates 2 Austin Energy Operational Update Performance Commercial Availability & Start Success Generation Resource Target Seasonal Commercial % Availability Decker Steam Units Sand Hill Combined Cycle Fayette Units South Texas Project 95 95 97 100 Commercial Availability Actuals (%) Q4 FY20 AVG Q1 FY21 AVG 89 95 100 100 39 69 97 100 Start Success Simple Cycle Start Success 99 Start Success Target(%) Start Success Actuals (%) Q1 FY21 Q4 FY20 AVG AVG 100 100 3 Net Generation and Load Analysis FY 2021 Q1 Power Generation Cost by Fuel Type Consumption vs. Generation (GWh) 19% 7% 16% 59% 3,134 4,000 3,000 2,000 1,000 0 3,353 440 940 679 1,294 Renewables Coal *Costs include fuel for generation, fuel transportation, renewable Power purchases agreements Nuclear Natural Gas Consumption Generation Renewables Coal Nuclear Natural Gas Historical FY Q1 System Peak Demand (MW) Renewable Power as Percent of Consumption 3,000 2,800 2,600 2,400 2,200 2,000 2,338 2,274 2,238 2,220 2,437 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 59% Non-renewables Renewables 41% This information is unaudited and should be read in conjunction with the audited Comprehensive Financial Reports for the City of Austin, when published on 4 Renewable Resources Update Renewable Generation as a Percentage of Load 50% 50% 49% 49% 46% 43% 38% 33% 35% 35% 48% 41% Jan-20 Feb-20 Mar-20 Apr-20 May-20 Jun-20 Jul-20 Aug-20 Sep-20 Oct-20 Nov-20 Dec-20 5 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% District Energy & Cooling Activities District Cooling Plant #3 (Downtown, Crescent Tract) Constructing 10,000 ton chilled water plant for the Downtown System • Chiller building and cooling towers are complete • Start-up and commissioning of major mechanical and electrical equipment is ongoing • Art in Public Places structure erection is complete • Remaining work: finishing aesthetic façade, site paving, landscaping, and cleanup • On-Target for substantial completion in April 2021 Austin Community College Highland Campus Constructing a 6,000 ton chilled water plant with Thermal Energy Storage • Chillers, switchgear, pump, piping, …

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Item 18; REACH Update original pdf

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Item 18 2020 REACH Update Electric Utility Commission Briefing Erika Bierschbach VP, Energy Market Operations & Resource Planning February 8, 2021 © 2018 Austin Energy Carbon Reduction - REACH • Reduce Emissions Affordably for Climate Health (“REACH”) incorporates a cost of carbon in the generation dispatch price and reduces generation output during low-margin periods while making resources available for high-margin periods. • Allocate an annual budget amount of approximately 2% of the prior year’s PSA • The savings for 2020 after plan approval was expected to be 1.36 million metric tons • REACH was designed to reduce the utility’s carbon emissions by 30% or approximately 4 million metric tons between now and Austin Energy’s exit from FPP. • Thereafter, the REACH plan is expected to reduce carbon emissions by 8% each year while maintaining the flexibility to protect our customers’ rates in periods of high prices in the wholesale market until achieving zero carbon emissions by 2035. 2 Resource Plan Carbon Emission Forecast vs. REACH CO2 Reduction 5,928,016 MT - CY2020 Resource Plan Carbon Emission Forecast 4,570,050 MT - CY2020 REACH Plan Carbon Emission Forecast DECKER STEAM UNITS RETIRE FPP EXIT ZERO FOSSIL ASSETS (2035 or sooner if economics dictate) 3 2020 Distribution of Price – Resource Plan Forecast v Actual Forecasted Average SPP = $28.36 Actual Average SPP = $21.61 s e c n e r u c c O f o # 1,000 900 800 700 600 500 400 300 200 100 0 4 Model to Market •Resource Plan Forecast - August 2019 • Goals derived from Base Forecast and Assumptions •COVID-19 Impacts Demand for Energy • Crude oil has negative monthly settlement for the first time in history •Natural Gas prices 26% lower than base assumption by ~25% • July NYMEX Natural Gas Settles $1.495 •Extremely mild 2020 Winter and mild end to the summer • 17th coolest September on record (out of 126) 5 NYMEX Natural Gas Daily Settlements $3.00 $2.80 $2.60 $2.40 $2.20 $2.00 $1.80 $1.60 $1.40 $1.20 $1.00 11/1/2019 12/1/2019 1/1/2020 2/1/2020 3/1/2020 6 LZ_AEN 15 Minute Real-time SPP ~ 97% of the intervals were below $30 per MWH s e c n e r u c c O f o # 450 400 350 300 250 200 150 100 50 0 7 Overall REACH Performance Resource Plan Forecast Emissions Economic (Tonnes) Emissions Actual (Tonnes) Emission Reduction (Tonnes) Percentage Below Forecast Total Coal 5,928,010 …

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Item 19: Council Action Report original pdf

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Item 19 EUC Report re Council Action February 08, 2021 Items below recommended by EUC October 12; Council to review on date indicated in parenthesis. 11. (2/18) [Purchasing: Various depts; AE’s portion $1,350,000] Authorize award of a multi-term contract with Expert Relocation Services, LLC, to provide citywide moving and relocation services, for up to five years for a total contract amount not to exceed $5,783,500. Items below recommended by EUC January 11; Council approved on date indicated in parenthesis. 2. (1/27) [Capital Contracting] Authorize award and execution of a construction contract with Santa Clara Construction, Ltd.(MBE), for the Decker Dam Slough Repair project in the amount of $1,322,546 plus a $132,254.60 contingency, for a total contract amount not to exceed $1,454,800.60. 3. (2/4) [Purchasing] Authorize negotiation and execution of a contract with DNV GL USA, Inc., to provide a utility asset management software solution, maintenance and support, for a term of ten years in an amount not to exceed $800,000. 4. (2/4) [Purchasing] Authorize negotiation and execution of a multi-term contract with Power Cost, Inc., to provide market operations and settlement cloud solutions and related services, for up to 12 years for a total contract amount not to exceed $6,600,000. 5. (2/4) [Purchasing] Authorize award of a multi-term contract with High Tech Engineering Inc, to provide underground utility locating services, for up to five years for a total contract amount not to exceed $9,500,000. 6. (2/4) [Purchasing] Authorize an amendment to an existing contract with Mitsubishi Electric Power Products Inc, to provide a gas-insulated switchgear and related services, for an increase in the amount of $800,000, for a revised total contract amount not to exceed $6,800,000. 7. (2/4) [Austin Energy] Authorize expenditures for annual renewals of professional dues and memberships in national and state associations and organizations related to the electric utility industry, in an amount not to exceed $510,822. 10. (2/4) [Austin Energy] Authorize the negotiation and execution of a thirty six-month lease agreement with 726 LLC for a 6.685 acre portion of 8405 N. Lamar Blvd. more particularly described as Lot 3-B Amended Plat of Re-subdivision of Lot 3 CBP Commercial Subdivision, a subdivision recorded in Volume 87, Page 179A of the Plat Records of Travis County, Texas; and Lots 4 & 5, CBP Commercial Subdivision, a subdivision recorded in Volume 84, Page 109C of the Plat Records of Travis County, Texas for a temporary construction laydown yard …

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Items 2-14: Draft RCAs original pdf

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Item 2 Posting Language ..Title Authorize negotiation and execution of an amendment to the professional services agreement with Stanley Consultants, Inc., for professional engineering services for the Rainey Street Gas Insulated Switchgear Substation Design (formerly Future Downtown Gas Insulated Switchgear Substation Design) in the amount of $1,436,894.58, for a total contract amount not to exceed $2,895,894.58. [Note: This amendment was awarded in compliance with City Code 2-9B (Minority Owned and Women Owned Business Enterprise Procurement Program). Current participation to date is 30.64% MBE and 15.96% WBE.] ..Body Lead Department Capital Contracting Office Managing Department Austin Energy Fiscal Note Funding is available in the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Capital Budget of Austin Energy. Purchasing Language: Original contract was awarded through a qualifications-based selection process. Prior Council Action: December 7, 2017 – Council approved a professional services agreement with Stanley Consultants, Inc. for the Future Downtown Gas Insulated Switchgear Substation Design. For More Information: Inquiries should be directed to the City Manager’s Agenda Office, at 512-974-2991 or AgendaOffice@austintexas.gov. NOTE: Respondents to this solicitation, and their representatives, shall direct inquiries to Rolando Fernandez, 512-974-7749, Beverly Mendez, 512-974-3596, or the Project Manager, Tara Delagarza, 512-505- 7175. Council Committee, Boards and Commission Action: To be reviewed by the Electric Utility Commission on February 8, 2021. November 13, 2017 - Recommended by the Electric Utility Commission on a 7-0 vote, with Commissioners Fath and Hadden absent, and with two vacancies. Additional Backup Information: A new substation is needed at City-owned property at 806 ½ Lambie Street to serve recent Central Business District development and potential redevelopment along the Waller Creek area. The 35 kV network circuits in the Waller Creek area are now supplied out of the Seaholm and Brackenridge substations, which are unable to support the anticipated demand and load growth. Developing this new substation is critical before the Downtown area is fully developed. Additionally, this new substation will support load transfers necessary to complete upgrades at the Brackenridge substation as well as facilitate the conversion of some of the 69 kV facilities in this area to 138 kV operations. The original solicitation intended to encompass all professional engineering phase services through post construction services. Upon execution of the original contract, it became evident that Austin Energy’s estimated contract value was insufficient and additional authorization would be required. With more than 60% of the design phase complete, Austin Energy is confident in forecasting the remaining engineering …

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Approved Minutes original pdf

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Electric Utility Commission February 8, 2021 Minutes The Electric Utility Commission (EUC) convened a regularly scheduled meeting via videoconference/Webex. Meeting called to order by Chair Hopkins at 1:05 p.m. Also present were Commissioners Boyle, Hadden, Reed, Stone, Trostle, Tuttle and Weldon. Commissioners Ferchill, Funkhouser and Wray were absent. Chair Hopkins recognized and thanked Commissioner Boyle for his service, as this is his final meeting. CITIZEN COMMUNICATION: GENERAL – Paul Robbins re Customer Assistance Program 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – Approve minutes of the January 11, 2021 regular meeting. Motion (Trostle) to approve minutes; seconded (Tuttle); passed on a vote of 8-0, with Commissioners Ferchill, Funkhouser and Wray absent. NEW BUSINESS – CONSENT ( ) = Target Council Meeting Date; [ ] = RCA Type Items 2-4, 6-9, and 11 – 13 unanimously recommended on consent (8-0, with Commissioners Ferchill, Funkhouser and Wray absent). Following discussion, the following items were recommended on a vote of 8-0, with Commissioners Ferchill, Funkhouser and Wray absent: Item 5: motion (Tuttle) to recommend; seconded (Reed)    Item 10: motion (Weldon) to recommend; seconded (Hadden) Item 14: motion (Reed) to recommend; seconded (Weldon) 2. (2/18) [Capital Contracting] Authorize negotiation and execution of an amendment to the professional services agreement with Stanley Consultants, Inc., for professional engineering services for the Rainey Street Gas Insulated Switchgear Substation Design (formerly Future Downtown Gas Insulated Switchgear Substation Design) in the amount of $1,436,895, for a total contract amount not to exceed $2,895,895. 3. (2/18) [Capital Contracting] Authorize award and execution of a construction contract with DynaGrid Construction Group, LLC, for Bluff Springs Substation in the amount of $7,407,380.03 plus a $740,380 contingency, for a total contract amount not to exceed $8,148,118.03. 4. (2/18) [Austin Energy] Authorize execution of 10-year extensions to existing electric service franchise agreements for the use of rights-of-way within other municipalities within the Austin Energy service territory, maintaining the payment amount of three percent of gross electric revenues from customers within each municipality. 1 5. (2/18) [Austin Energy and Austin Water] Approve an ordinance amending the fiscal year 2020-2021 budgets of Austin Water and Austin Energy to appropriate up to $10,000,000 for the utilities’ Plus-One payment assistance programs. 6. (3/4) [Purchasing] Authorize negotiation and execution of a contract with RecordPoint Software USA LLC, to provide Records365 enterprise electronic records management software solution, for a term of five years for a total contract amount not to …

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Agenda original pdf

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Versión en español a continuación. Meeting of the Electric Utility Commission January 11, 2021 The Electric Utility Commission is to be held January 11, 2021 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, January 10 by Noon. All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the Electric Utility Commission meeting, members of the public must: •Call or email the board liaison at 512-497-0966 or jeff.vice@austinenergy.com no later than noon, Sunday, January 10. The information required is the speaker name, the telephone number they will use to call into the meeting, and their email address (so that the dial-in info may be provided). If speaking on a specific item, residents must indicate the item number(s) they wish to speak on and whether they are for/against/neutral. Speakers on any topic that is not a posted agenda item will be limited to the first 10. •Once a request to speak has been made to the board liaison, the information to call on the day of the scheduled meeting will be provided either by email or phone call. •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 the day 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 (11 de Enero 2021) 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 (10 de Enero antes del mediodía). Todos los comentarios públicos se producirán al comienzo de la reunión. Para hablar de forma remota en la reunión, los miembros del público 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 …

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Item 12: AE Weatherization Programs Update original pdf

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Austin Energy Weatherization Programs For Limited Income Customers January 11, 2021 Electric Utility Commission Sarah Chatterjee, Terry Moore & Manny Garza © 2018 Austin Energy Agenda Overview Pandemic Impacts Single Family Weatherization Multi-Family Weatherization 2 Weatherization Programs Cumulative Overview • Programs have served customers for over 38 years • Over 20,000 unique single family homes and 12,000 apartments weatherized at no cost to customer/owner • 137,000 apartments weatherized in standard program • Focus on continuous improvement and inclusion Augmented annually by* • ~187, 500 point of sale discounts at 70 retail locations • 4,800 education kits to Title 1 students • 1,376 S.M.A.R.T. units • Energy alerts • Solar for limited income customers *FY20 unaudited 3 Weatherization Measures Energy Assessment Attic Insulation Home Envelope Sealing Duct Sealing / Replacement Solar Screens Smart Thermostats Energy Star Appliances Lighting AC Tune-Up Partner with Neighborhood Housing, Home Repair Coalition 4 Pandemic Impacts • Health and safety of customers, employees and contractors is essential • Unable to weatherize interior spaces for 4 months • Early FY20 multifamily results helped • Used time to focus on program enhancements, order PPE, update field procedures • Virtual inspections, benefits Programs Shutdown 3/16/20 External Work 5/5/20 Vacant Apt. Units 7/7/20 Reopening 7/20/20 PPE: Personal Protective Equipment 5 Weatherization Program Criteria • Energy Star Program • Home size of ≤ 2,500 sq.ft. • Home value of ≤ $300,000 • Up to $7,500 of free home improvements • Single Family to Four-Plex/Condo/Mobile Home • Owner or Renter Over 60% of our residential customers rent 6 Weatherization Program Enhancements • Enhanced Eligibility = Increased Inclusion FY20 200% FPL* $52,400 Multiple pages FY21 80% MFI** $78,100 1 page Income Verification Income Documentation Required Self Attestation Income Threshold Income Amount*** Application * Federal Poverty Level ** Median Family Income *** Family of Four • A/C Rebate & Loan Changes • Lowered qualifying credit score • Up to $950 rebate • Velocity Credit Union loans up to $10,000 at 0% interest/120 months 7 Program Enhancement Results In just over a month! • Fiscal Year 2020 • Goal of 527 Homes • 246 Homes Weatherized, will carry over budget to FY21 • Fiscal Year 2021 • Kick-off email sent • 200 applications returned • Continue to receive 1 to 2 per day • 3 Rebate and Loan applications already 250 200 150 100 50 0 3.5 2.5 1.5 3 2 1 0 0.5 200 3 …

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Item 13: EV Infrastructure and Program Update original pdf

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Transportation Electrification Program Update Electric Utility Commission Karl Popham Manager, Electric Vehicles & Emerging Technologies Cameron Freberg Utility Strategist, Electric Vehicles & Emerging Technologies January 2021 © 2018 Austin Energy Agenda 1. Program Overview 2. Austin’s EV metrics 3. FY20 Highlights • DC Fast charging rollout City fleet infrastructure • • Heavy Duty / Cap Metro electrification EV readiness for commercial buildings • Climate Equity Plan update • Equity & Inclusion “EVs are for EVeryone” • EV online buyer’s guide • “Customer Moment” • 2 Electric Vehicles Electric Vehicles & Emerging Technologies Team & Emerging Tech Team EVisionary City of the Year 2020 Electric Drive 2020 Utility Industry Spotlight Award Positive Charge (Electrification) EVs for Schools Austin SHINES Plug-in America EV Utility of the Year 3 Austin Energy EV Customer Programs • Plug-In EVerywhere™ Driver Program • $4.17/mo unlimited charging at all 1000+ Level-2 ports for members • New $0.21/min DC Fast charging connection • Plug-In EVerywhere™ Infrastructure Rebate Program • Up to $1,200 rebate for home Level-2 wi-fi enabled ($900 non wi-fi) • Up to $4,000 rebate for commercial/public Level-2 stations • Up to $10,000 rebate for public DC Fast stations • Fleet & Public Infrastructure Pilot Tariff • New optional EV infrastructure commercial tariff promotes efficiency and high usage • EV360 Pilot • EVs for Schools • Flat rate of $30/mo for off peak home charging + Plug-In EVerywhere • EV charging stations for staff, students, parents, and visitors • New - curriculum is now available online nationally and in Spanish • E-Ride Program Up to $400 rebate from the purchase of electric bikes, includes individuals and bike fleet applications l r e n e w a b e w n d p o w e r i P o w e r e d B y G r e e n C h o c e ® i 1 0 0 % Akins High School teacher, Jay H., plugs in his EV at an “EVs for Schools” charging station 4 DC Fast Infrastructure Rollout FY20 26 new DC Fast at 9 Locations DC Fast Hubs - Texas TCEQ Alt Fuels Grant Supported Host / Site Address # Stations PARD-AISD Saltillo-Whole Foods 2001 W Cesar Chavez St. 905 East 5th St. Electric Drive 811 Electric Dr. Mueller Market 1801 E 51st St. Village at Westlake 701 S Capital of Texas DC Fast Stations Travis County 700 Lavaca Sr. …

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Item 14: Council Action Report original pdf

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Item 14 EUC Report re Council Action January 11, 2021 Items below recommended by EUC October 12; Council to review on date indicated in parenthesis. 11. (TBD) [Purchasing: Various depts; AE’s portion $1,350,000] Authorize award of a multi-term contract with Expert Relocation Services, LLC, to provide citywide moving and relocation services, for up to five years for a total contract amount not to exceed $5,783,500. Items below recommended by EUC October 12; Council approved on date indicated in parenthesis. 4. (11/12) [Purchasing] Authorize negotiation and execution of a contract with Atlas Copco Compressors LLC, for preventative maintenance and repair services for air compressors, for a term of five years in an amount not to exceed $440,000. 5. (11/12) [Purchasing] Authorize award of a multi-term contract with Absolute Testing Services Inc, to provide installation, repair and testing of electrical systems for up to five years for a total contract amount not to exceed $1,500,000. 6. (11/12) [Purchasing] Authorize award of a multi-term contract with KBS Electrical Distributors Inc, to provide substation signs, for up to five years for a total contract amount not to exceed $550,000. 7. (11/12) [Purchasing] Authorize negotiation and execution of three multi-term contracts with Asplundh Tree Expert LLC, Davey Tree Surgery Co, and Wright Tree Service, Inc, to provide vegetation management services on distribution energized lines, each for up to five years for total contract amounts not to exceed $85,000,000 divided among the contractors. 8. (11/12) [Purchasing] Authorize award of a multi-term contract with Techline Inc. for vacuum interrupter switches, for up to five years for a total contract amount not to exceed $3,518,000. 9. (11/12) [Capital Contracting Office] Authorize award and execution of a construction contract with T. Morales Company Electric & Controls, for Domain District Cooling Plant (DCP) switchgear replacement in the amount of $3,659,000 plus a $548,850 contingency, for a total contract amount not to exceed $4,207,850. 10. (11/12/) [Purchasing: Various depts; AE’s portion $564,000] Authorize award of a contract with Victor Pena D/B/A Pena’s Traffic Services, LLC (MBE), to provide rental of temporary traffic control devices and roadway pavement marking services, for a term of two years in an amount not to exceed $3,280,000. Items below recommended by EUC November 9; Council approved on date indicated in parenthesis. 2. (12/3) [Purchasing – multiple departments; AE’s portion approximately $9.7M] Authorize an amendment to an existing contract with Nalco Company LLC D/B/A Nalco Company, for …

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Items 2 - 11: Draft RCAs original pdf

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Item 2 Posting Language ..Title Authorize award and execution of a construction contract with Santa Clara Construction, LTD (MBE), for the Decker Dam Slough Repair project in the amount of $1,322,546 plus a $132,254.60 contingency, for a total contract amount not to exceed $1,454,800.60. [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 93.27% MBE and 1.87% WBE participation.]. ..De Lead Department Capital Contracting Office Managing Department Austin Energy Fiscal Note Funding is available in the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Capital Budget of Austin Energy. Purchasing Language: Lowest responsive bid of three bids received through a competitive Invitation for Bid solicitation. For More Information: Inquiries should be directed to the City Manager’s Agenda Office, at 512-974-2991 or AgendaOffice@austintexas.gov. NOTE: Respondents to this solicitation, and their representatives, shall direct inquiries to Rolando Fernandez, 512-974-7749, Garrett Cox, 512-974-9423, or the Project Manager, Richard Duane 512-482-5435. Council Committee, Boards and Commission Action: To be reviewed by the Electric Utility Commission on January 11, 2021. Additional Backup Information: During a standard Dam Safety Inspection required by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, staff discovered sloughing soil and vegetation on the Decker Dam as well as underground piping and failed underdrains that require repair. The work for this project consists of the complete construction of approximately 27,000 cubic yards of embankment slough repair with associated topsoil and seeding, sealing of approximately 2,770 linear feet of concrete joints, replacing approximately 4,500 linear feet of toe drain, repair of irrigation system, removal of vegetation and debris from drainage ditches, abandonment of an inclinometer, and replacing a cap on the gate hoist. The construction for this project will be entirely within the limits of the dam but access to the dam will be through the Walter E. Long Park. The Parks and Recreation Department has been consulted on this project and measures will be in place to ensure the safety of all park users. Due to the potential for unknown issues and conditions, a 10% contingency in funding has been included to allow for the expeditious processing of any change orders. A contingency is an additional amount of money added to the construction budget to cover any unforeseen construction costs associated with the project. By authorizing the additional contingency funding, Council is authorizing any change orders within the contingency amount. The …

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Electric Utility Commission January 11, 2021 Minutes The Electric Utility Commission (EUC) convened a regularly scheduled meeting via videoconference/Webex. Meeting called to order by Chair Hopkins at 1:05 p.m. Also present were Commissioners Boyle, Ferchill, Funkhouser, Hadden, Reed, Trostle, Tuttle and Weldon. Commissioner Stone arrived during briefings and Commissioner Wray was absent. CITIZEN COMMUNICATION: GENERAL – Paul Robbins re weatherization 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – Approve minutes of the November 9, 2020 regular meeting. Motion (Weldon) to approve minutes; seconded (Boyle); passed on a vote of 9-0, with Commissioner Stone off the dais and Wray absent. NEW BUSINESS – CONSENT ( ) = Target Council Meeting Date; [ ] = RCA Type Items 2, 3, 6, and 8 – 11 unanimously recommended on consent (9-0, with Commissioner Stone off the dais and Wray absent). Following discussion, motion (Weldon) to recommend Items 4, 5 and 7; seconded (Reed); passed on a vote of 9-0, with Commissioner Stone off the dais and Wray absent. 2. (1/27) [Capital Contracting] Authorize award and execution of a construction contract with Santa Clara Construction, Ltd.(MBE), for the Decker Dam Slough Repair project in the amount of $1,322,546 plus a $132,254.60 contingency, for a total contract amount not to exceed $1,454,800.60. 3. (2/4) [Purchasing] Authorize negotiation and execution of a contract with DNV GL USA, Inc., to provide a utility asset management software solution, maintenance and support, for a term of ten years in an amount not to exceed $800,000. 4. (2/4) [Purchasing] Authorize negotiation and execution of a multi-term contract with Power Cost, Inc., to provide market operations and settlement cloud solutions and related services, for up to 12 years for a total contract amount not to exceed $6,600,000. 5. (2/4) [Purchasing] Authorize award of a multi-term contract with High Tech Engineering Inc, to provide underground utility locating services, for up to five years for a total contract amount not to exceed $9,500,000. 6. (2/4) [Purchasing] Authorize an amendment to an existing contract with Mitsubishi Electric Power Products Inc, to provide a gas-insulated switchgear and related services, for an increase in the amount of $800,000, for a revised total contract amount not to exceed $6,800,000. 7. (2/4) [Austin Energy] Authorize expenditures for annual renewals of professional dues and memberships in national and state associations and organizations related to the electric utility industry, in an amount not to exceed $510,822. 8. (2/18) [Purchasing] Authorize negotiation and execution …

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Agenda original pdf

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Versión en español a continuación. Meeting of the Electric Utility Commission November 9, 2020 The Electric Utility Commission is to be held November 9, 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, November 8 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, November 8. The information required is the speaker name, the telephone number they will use to call into the meeting, and their email address (so that the dial-in info may be provided). If speaking on a specific item, residents must indicate the item number(s) they wish to speak on and whether they are for/against/neutral. Speakers on any topic that is not a posted agenda item will be limited to the first 10. •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 (9 de Noviembre 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 (8 de Noviembre 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, …

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