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Items 2-19: Draft RCAs original pdf

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Item 2 Posting Language ..Title Authorize negotiation and execution of six contracts to provide weatherization services, with 1st Choice Energy LLC d/b/a 1st Choice Energy, 360 Energy Savers LLC, Conservation Specialists of Austin, LLC, Good Neighbor Management d/b/a City Conservation d/b/a Totally Cool, KL Austin Roofing and Construction d/b/a Green Squads, and McCullough Heating & Air Conditioning Inc d/b/a McCullough Heating & Air Conditioning, each for a term of five years in an amount not to exceed $19,000,000 divided among the contractors. (Note: This solicitation 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 solicitation, there were no subcontracting opportunities; therefore, no subcontracting goals were established). ..Body Lead Department Financial Services Department. Client Department(s) Austin Energy. Fiscal Note Funding in the amount of $2,533,333 is available in the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Operating Budget of Austin Energy. Funding for the remaining contract terms is contingent upon available funding in future budgets. Purchasing Language: The Financial Services Department issued a Request for Qualification Statements (RFQS) 1100 EAL4000 for these goods and services. The solicitation issued on June 7, 2021 and it closed on July 20, 2021. Of the eight offers received, the recommended contractors submitted the best evaluated responsive offers. A complete solicitation package, including a log of offers received, is available for viewing on the City’s Financial Services website, Austin Finance Online. Link: Solicitation Documents . Prior Council Action: For More Information: Respondents to this solicitation, and their representatives, shall continue to direct inquiries to the solicitation’s Authorized Contact Person: Liz Lock, at 512-322-6251 or Liz.Lock@austintexas.gov. Council Committee, Boards and Commission Action: January 10, 2022 - To be reviewed by the Electric Utilities Commission. Additional Backup Information: These contracts will provide weatherization services for Austin Energy qualifying customers. Austin Energy’s weatherization program provides home energy improvements to customers with low to moderate incomes living in single family homes, duplexes, triplexes, fourplexes, and manufactured homes. The provided improvements reduce customers’ energy costs while creating a more comfortable and safe living environment. These services may include sealing the building structure to address air infiltration, duct repair or replacement, installing attic insulation, solar screens, smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, high efficiency lighting, air conditioning tune ups and smart thermostats. Additional measures may be provided through partnerships with and referrals from Austin Housing Repair Coalition …

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Nov. 8, 2021

Agenda original pdf

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Electric Utility Commission November 8, 2021  6:00 PM Austin Energy Headquarters; 1st Floor; Shudde Fath Conference Room 4815 Mueller Blvd, Austin TX 78723 (Note: Some members of the Electric Utility Commission may be participating by videoconference.) AGENDA Members: Marty Hopkins, Chair (Casar) Dave Tuttle, Vice Chair (Alter) Marshall Bowen (Kelly) Randy Chapman (Pool) Cary Ferchill (Adler) Erik Funkhouser (Fuentes) Karen Hadden (Kitchen) Cyrus Reed (Tovo) Kay Trostle (Ellis) Vacancy (Harper-Madison) Vacancy (Renteria) For more information, please visit: www.austintexas.gov/euc Reading and Action on Consent Agenda: Items 2-17 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 CITIZEN 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 August 19, 2021 special-called meeting. NEW BUSINESS – CONSENT ( ) = Target Council Meeting Date; [ ] = RCA Type 2. (11/18) [Purchasing] Authorize award of a contract with KBS Electrical Distributors Inc. to provide a station service voltage transformer in an amount not to exceed $67,000. 3. (11/18) [Purchasing] Ratify a contract with Control Components Inc, to provide an intermediate pressure drum control valve and spare parts, in the amount of $75,400. 4. (11/18) [Capital Contracting] Authorize negotiation and execution of a construction contract with MasTec North America, Inc., for Underground Electrical Civil Construction Indefinite Delivery/ Indefinite Quantity contract in the amount of $24,000,000 for an initial 2-year term, with four 1-year extensions of $12,000,000, for a total contract amount not to exceed $72,000,000. 5. (12/2) [Purchasing Multi Departmental; AE’s estimated portion is $6.3M] Authorize award of two contracts with Community Trucking LLC, and Green Dream International d/b/a GDI, to provide flexible base, surface rock and 3x5 rock, each for a term of five years for total contract amounts not to exceed $7,570,000, divided between the contractors. 6. (12/2) [Purchasing] Authorize an amendment to a contract with Texas Electric Cooperatives, for the continued purchase of electric meters for use throughout the Austin Energy service area, to increase the amount by $10,000,000 and to extend the term by 18 months, for a revised total contract amount not to exceed $40,000,000. 7. (12/2) [Purchasing] Ratify a contract with Techline Inc. to provide distribution steel poles, in an amount of $750,000. 8. (12/2) [Purchasing] Authorize additional expenditures to …

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Nov. 8, 2021

Item 18: Generation Portfolio Update original pdf

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Item 18 Generation Portfolio Update Fayette Power Project, Decker Unit 2 and Nacogdoches Power Project Pat Sweeney Vice President, Power Production Nov. 8, 2021 © 2021 Austin Energy Announcement Highlights • Negotiations stall over Fayette Power Project • Decker 2 steam unit to shut down in March 2022 • Nacogdoches biomass plant to be available year-round Fayette Power Project Photo courtesy LCRA Decker Creek Power Station Nacogdoches Power Project 2 Negotiations stall over Fayette Power Project (FPP) • Background: Austin Energy co-owns FPP with LCRA; Austin Energy’s portion is 50% of two of the three units; LCRA manages the plant. • Joint ownership agreement does not set out how one party can retire only its share of the project. • Unable to reach terms that would allow Austin Energy to shut down its share. 3 Negotiations stall over Fayette Power Project • What’s next? • Austin Energy will continue to run its portion of FPP but will minimize scheduled output using REACH • The REACH strategy considers the cost of carbon in utility’s offers to sell generation from FPP. • Continue to negotiate with LCRA to retire Austin Energy’s share of FPP. 4 Decker Steam Unit 2 to Close March 2022 City Council approved closure in 2017 Age Less Efficient Lower Carbon Emissions Increasing difficult to maintain, secure replacement parts and technical expertise Requires more natural gas per megawatt hour of power compared to newer, more efficient units Part of comprehensive resource plan and commitment to lower carbon footprint 5 Decker Steam Unit 2 to Close March 2022 City Council approved closure in 2017 • Notice of Suspension of Operations (NSO) to ERCOT • Required at least 150 days prior to anticipated retirement date. • Effective retirement date: March 31, 2022. • If ERCOT determines unit needs to continue operating, it can pursue a Reliability Must-Run (RMR) commitment with Austin Energy. • What’s next? • Decker’s four 50 MW gas turbines continue to be available and can be quickly dispatched when needed. 6 Nacogdoches Biomass Plant Available Year-Round • Background: • Plant powered by wood waste fuel. • Previously under “seasonable mothball” status, meaning it was made available to run only during high energy demand summer months. • Utility purchased plant in 2019. • Purchasing the plant saved the utility ~$275M in additional costs over the remaining term of a previous agreement. • Improved operations + current market conditions = …

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Nov. 8, 2021

Item 20: Quarterly Operations Rpt original pdf

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Item 20 Austin Energy Operational Update Q4 FY21 Sidney Jackson Chief Operating Officer, Austin Energy November 2021 © 2018 Austin Energy 1 Austin Energy Operational Update Discussion Topics Performance Carbon Footprint On-Site Energy Resources Future State 2 Austin Energy Operational Update Performance 3 Commercial Availability & Start Success Commercial Availability Generation Resource Target Seasonal Commercial % Availability Commercial Availability Actuals (%) Q3 FY21 AVG Q4 FY21 AVG 94 64 90 87 96 95 99 100 * 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 (%) Q4 FY21 AVG Q3 FY21 AVG Simple Cycle Start Success 99 100 100 4 Net Generation and Load Analysis FY 2021 Q4 Power Generation Cost by Fuel Type CONSUMPTION VS. GENERATION (MWH) Nuclear Coal NG Renewable 7% 4% 16% 45% 28% Nuclear Coal NG Renewable Biomass *Costs include fuel for generation, fuel transportation, renewable Power purchases agreements Historical FY21 Q4 System Peak Demand (MW) G E N E R A T I O N L O A D RENEWABLE POWER AS PERCENT OF CONSUMPTION 1,743,775 662,300 1,132,501 919,566 Non-Renewable 58% 4,181,418 Renewable 42% 2,900 2,850 2,800 2,750 2,700 2,650 2,600 2,550 2,500 2018 2019 2020 2021 This information is unaudited and should be read in conjunction with the audited Comprehensive Financial Reports for the City of Austin, when published on 5 System Reliability CAIDIs w/o MED 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 65 60 55 50 45 40 I F O N O T A R U D L A T O T I S N O T P U R R E T N I 55.96 45.50 61.39 45.50 82.29 68.51 0.68 0.57 E R O T S E R O T E M T I . G V A I E C V R E S 90 85 80 75 70 65 60 0.75 0.7 0.65 0.6 0.55 0.5 0.45 F O R E B M U N . G V A R …

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item 21: Quarterly Financial Rpt original pdf

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Item 21 Austin Energy Quarterly Financial Report 4th Quarter FY 2021 (July - September) Mark Dombroski Chief Financial Officer November 8, 2021 © 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 18, 2021: https://assets.austintexas.gov/financeonline/downloads/comprehensive_annual_financial_report/comprehensi ve_annual_financial_report_2020.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 $457m. $ 1,287 Million Revenues Operating revenues at September are 9% under budget due to decreased Power Supply Revenue due to the February winter storm as well as decreased Base revenue. Balance sheet is liquid and adequately capitalized. Working Capital decreased $72M primarily due to funding CIP and decreased base revenue. Generally meeting financial metrics supporting AA credit rating. $937 Million Expenses Operating expenses are 10% under budget due to lower Power Supply costs due to the February winter storm. Market competitiveness – System average rates remain consistent at 2.5% below state average for CY 2020. This information is unaudited and should be read in conjunction with the audited Comprehensive Financial Reports for the City of Austin, when published on https://assets.austintexas.gov/financeonline/downloads/comprehensive_annual_financial_report/comprehensive_annual_financial_report_2020.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 Debt Reserves Operating Non-Compliance Debt Policies Reserves Policies Operating Policies Partial Compliance Partial Compliance Full Compliance Debt Service Coverage 2.0x at September 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 …

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Nov. 8, 2021

Item 22: Draft Recommendation re FPP Resource Plan Working Group original pdf

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Draft Resolution/Recommendation for November 8, 2021 EUC Item 22 Whereas the Austin City Council unanimously approved the 2030 Austin Energy Generation Plan in March of 2020, which commits Austin Energy to a zero-carbon goal by 2035; Whereas a key strategy of the 2030 Plan, as well as previous plans such as the 2014 and 2017 Generation Plans, was to commit Austin Energy to cease the burning of coal at the portion of the Fayette Coal Plant owned by Austin Energy by the end of 2022: Whereas Austin Energy has been working on negotiating a solution with the Lower Colorado River Authority, which co-own the plant for several years; Whereas Austin Energy, after consulting with City Council, officially announced on November 1st, 2021 that it had been unable to reach a reasonable and beneficial agreement with LCRA on how to assure retirement of either one unit at Fayette, or a virtual retirement of the approximately 600 MWs of coal owned by Austin Energy by the end of 2022; Whereas emissions of carbon dioxide from the Fayette Power Plant account for approximately 80% of the emissions controlled by Austin Energy and there is no way to meet the goals of the Austin Energy 2030 Resource Plan without ending our use of coal; Therefore, Resolved, the Electric Utility Commission forms a Fayette Power Plant Resource Plan Working Group that will collaborate with Austin Energy to explore options for reducing and ending our use of coal as soon as possible, including:  Continued negotiations with the LCRA to either shut down a unit at Fayette, or virtually shut down the equivalent amount of coal-fired power plants through running the unit less by the end of 2022, or another date in the near future, such as 2023 or 2024;  Expanded use of REACH to bid into the market at a higher price, and therefore reduce the use of coal;  Expansion of zero-carbon resources such as solar and storage at or near the Fayette plant to help in the transition away from coal sooner. Resolved, to the extent the Resource Management Commission also takes a similar action, the EUC working group can meet in person or virtually with members of the RMC to discuss these options, and jointly consider solutions. Resolved, the Fayette Power Plant Resource Plan working group will present recommendations to the full EUC for possible action no later than January 31st, …

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Nov. 8, 2021

Item 23: Proposed 2022 EUC Meeting Schedule original pdf

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Item 23 Electric Utility Commission 2022 Meeting Schedule The Electric Utility Commission meets monthly on the second Monday of the month, unless otherwise determined by the Commission. the regular meeting day conflicts with a holiday, the meeting will be held on the following Monday. Meetings are held at 6:00 p.m. in the Shudde Fath Conference Room at Austin Energy HQ, 4815 Mueller Blvd. Changes to the above regarding date, time or location will be noted on meeting agendas. If MEETING DATES January 10, 2022 February 14, 2022 March 21, 2022 April 11, 2022 May 9, 2022 June 13, 2022 July 11, 2022 August 8, 2022 September 12, 2022 October 17, 2022 November 14, 2022 CANCELLED DATES March 14, 2022* October 10, 2022** December 12, 2022*** *AISD/UT/etc. Spring Break **Columbus/Indigineous Peoples Day ***No subsequent Council Meetings in Dec

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Items 2 - 17: Draft RCAs original pdf

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Item 2 Posting Language ..Title Authorize award of a contract with KBS Electrical Distributors Inc., to provide a station service voltage transformer, in an amount not to exceed $67,000. (Note: This solicitation was reviewed for subcontracting opportunities in accordance with City Code Chapter 2-9D Minority Owned and Women Owned Business Enterprise Procurement Program. For the goods required for this solicitation, there were no subcontracting opportunities; therefore, no subcontracting goals were established). ..Body Lead Department Purchasing Office. Client Department(s) Austin Energy. Fiscal Note Funding is available in the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Operating Budget of Austin Energy. Purchasing Language: The Purchasing Office issued an Invitation for Bids (IFB) 1100 PMC1001REBID for this good. The solicitation was issued on July 12, 2021 and closed on July 27, 2021. Of the four offers received, the recommended contractor submitted the lowest responsive offer. A complete solicitation package, including a tabulation of the bids received, is available for viewing on the City’s Financial Services website, Austin Finance Online. Solicitation Documents. Prior Council Action: 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 continue to direct inquiries to the solicitation’s Authorized Contact Persons: Perla Colon at, 512-322-3550 or Perla.Colon@austintexas.gov or Liz Lock at, 512-322-6251 or Liz.Lock@austintexas.gov. Council Committee, Boards and Commission Action: November 8, 2021 - To be reviewed by the Electric Utilities Commission. Additional Backup Information: The contract will provide a 362kV class oil-free station service voltage transformer (SSVT). This transformer is cleaner and environmentally responsible, preventing oil spills throughout the substation and eliminating the need to dispose of oil. The SSVT will be installed inside Austin Energy’s new Cistern substation interconnecting solar energy to Austin Energy’s transmission system. This SSVT will reduce voltage, while increasing the electrical current required for the proper functioning of air conditioning and protective relays. ..Strategic Outcome(s) Strategic Outcome(s): Government that Works for All. Item 3 Posting Language ..Title Ratify a contract with Control Components Inc., to provide an intermediate pressure drum control valve and spare parts, in the amount of $75,400. (Note: This contract is exempt from the City Code Chapter 2-9D Minority Owned and Women Owned Business Enterprise Procurement Program; therefore, no subcontracting goals were established). ..Body Lead Department Purchasing Office. Client Department(s) Austin Energy. Purchasing Language: Ratification. Prior Council Action: Fiscal Note Funding was available in the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Capital …

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Item 19: REACH Update original pdf

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Item 19 2021 REACH Update Electric Utility Commission Briefing Erika Bierschbach VP, Energy Market Operations & Resource Planning November 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 2021 was expected to be 1.29 million metric tons • REACH was designed to reduce the utility’s carbon emissions by 30% or approximately 4 million metric tons between March 26,2020 and December 31,2022. 2 Operational Factors Impacting REACH Goals • Reclaim Pond • Heavy May/June rainstorms caused FPP plant director to declare emergency for low freeboard levels at FPP ponds • Required need to run FPP at elevated levels to help pond's evaporation efforts • Coal Pile Runoff Pond • Heavy rainstorms caused coal pile runoff pond to compromise operational limits • Required need to run FPP at elevated levels to help pond's evaporation efforts • Elevated Coal Pile 3 Operational Factors Impacting REACH Goals (cont.) • Volatile and High Natural Gas Prices • Rising global demand and shifts in supply/demand fundamentals • NYMEX Natural Gas $5.00 - $6.00 range this fall • Higher gas prices require increases in carbon adder to reach targets NYMEX Natural Gas Monthly Settlements $7.00 $6.00 $5.00 $4.00 $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 $- Jan-21 Feb-21 Mar-21 Apr-21 May-21 Jun-21 Jul-21 Aug-21 Sep-21 Oct-21 Nov-21 Dec-21 4 Environmental Cost Adder REACH Adder 2021 2.5 1.5 2 1 0 0.5 January February March April May June July August September October November 5 Overall REACH Performance January 1, 2021 – October 31, 2021 Resource Plan Forecast Emissions Economic (Tonnes) Emissions Actual (Tonnes) Emission Reduction (Tonnes) Percentage Below Forecast 4,612,929 4,463,226 3,950,149 662,780 Total Coal 3,592,227 3,475,430 2,962,353 Natural Gas 1,020,702 978,367 978,367 629,874 32,905 14.37% 17.53% 3.22% 6 REACH Performance Explained Emission Reduction Explained - 2021 ) 2 O C ( s e n n o T c i r t e M 5,000,000 4,500,000 4,000,000 3,500,000 3,000,000 2,500,000 2,000,000 1,500,000 1,000,000 500,000 - Projection Reach Impact Outage Impact Model to Market Actual 7 FPP REACH Performance Resource Plan Forecast Emissions Economic (Tonnes) Emissions Actual (Tonnes) Reduction (Tonnes) Cost per Tonne Total FPP1 FPP2 3,592,227 3,475,430 2,962,353 513,077 1,884,255 1,792,651 …

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Recommendation 20211108-022 Forming a FPP Resource Plan Working Group original pdf

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BOARD/COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION Electric Utility Commission Recommendation No. 20211108-022 FPP Resource Plan Working Group Date: November 8, 2021 Subject: FPP Resource Plan Working Group Motioned: Cyrus Reed Seconded: Cary Ferchill Recommendation: Whereas the Austin City Council unanimously approved the 2030 Austin Energy Generation Plan in March of 2020, which commits Austin Energy to a zero-carbon goal by 2035; Whereas a key strategy of the 2030 Plan, as well as previous plans such as the 2014 and 2017 Generation Plans, was to commit Austin Energy to cease the burning of coal at the portion of the Fayette Coal Plant owned by Austin Energy by the end of 2022: Whereas Austin Energy has been working on negotiating a solution with the Lower Colorado River Authority, which co-own the plant for several years; Whereas Austin Energy, after consulting with City Council, officially announced on November 1st, 2021 that it had been unable to reach a reasonable and beneficial agreement with LCRA on how to assure retirement of either one unit at Fayette, or a virtual retirement of the approximately 600 MWs of coal owned by Austin Energy by the end of 2022; Whereas emissions of carbon dioxide from the Fayette Power Plant account for approximately 80% of the emissions controlled by Austin Energy and there is no way to meet the goals of the Austin Energy 2030 Resource Plan without ending our use of coal; Therefore, Resolved, the Electric Utility Commission forms a Fayette Power Plant Resource Plan Working Group that will collaborate with Austin Energy to explore options for reducing and ending our use of coal as soon as possible, including but not limited to:  Continued negotiations with the LCRA to either shut down a unit at Fayette, or virtually shut down the equivalent amount of coal-fired power plants through running the unit less by the end of 2022, or another date in the near future, such as 2023 or 2024;  Expanded use of REACH to bid into the market at a higher price, and therefore reduce the use of coal;  Expansion of zero-carbon resources such as solar and storage at or near the Fayette plant to help in the transition away from coal sooner. Be it further resolved that the working group provide the EUC with bill impact analysis of each recommendation if available; Resolved, to the extent the Resource Management Commission also takes a similar action, the EUC …

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Sept. 13, 2021

Agenda original pdf

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Electric Utility Commission September 13, 2021  6:00 PM Austin Energy Headquarters; 1st Floor; Shudde Fath Conference Room 4815 Mueller Blvd, Austin TX 78723 AGENDA Members: Marty Hopkins, Chair (Casar) Dave Tuttle, Vice Chair (Alter) Marshall Bowen (Kelly) Randy Chapman (Pool) Cary Ferchill (Adler) Erik Funkhouser (Fuentes) Karen Hadden (Kitchen) Cyrus Reed (Tovo) Kay Trostle (Ellis) Vacancy (Harper-Madison) Vacancy (Renteria) For more information, please visit: www.austintexas.gov/euc Reading and Action on Consent Agenda: Items 2-14 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 CITIZEN 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 August 19, 2021 special-called meeting. NEW BUSINESS – CONSENT ( ) = Target Council Meeting Date; [ ] = RCA Type 2. (9/30) [Purchasing Multi Departmental; AE’s estimated portion is $23M] Authorize negotiation and execution of various cooperative contracts during the Fiscal Year 2021-2022, for the purchase of computer, network and other technology hardware, software and related maintenance and technology services, in an amount not to exceed $63,448,196. 3. (9/30) [Austin Energy] Authorize issuance of energy efficiency program rebates by Austin Energy during Fiscal Year 2021-22, in an amount not to exceed $2,700,000 for multifamily energy efficiency rebates and $3,350,000 for commercial and small business energy efficiency rebates, for a total combined amount not to exceed $6,050,000. 4. (9/30) [Capital Contracting] Authorize award and execution of a construction contract with Muniz Concrete & Contracting, Inc, for District Cooling Plant #2 (DCP2) Chemical Storage Addition project in the amount of $593,568.70 plus a $59,356.87 contingency, for a total contract amount not to exceed $652,925.57. 5. (10/14) [Purchasing] Authorize award of contracts with Techline Inc., and Wesco Distribution Inc. D/B/A Hi-Line Utility Supply Co, LLC, to provide streetlight poles and pole parts, each for a term of five years in an amount not to exceed $4,820,000, divided between the contractors. 6. (10/14) [Purchasing] Authorize award of a contract with Enterprise Professional Services, Inc. D/B/A EPSI for landscaping and ground maintenance services, for a term of five years for a total contract amount not to exceed $742,500. 7. (10/14) [Purchasing] Authorize execution of a contract with ErgoFlex Systems, Inc. D/B/A Xybix Systems, Inc, to provide ergonomic workstations and installation for Austin Energy, for …

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Item 15: Briefing re Alternatives for EV-Electric Ready & Residential H2O Heaters original pdf

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Item 15 Alternatives for EV Ready, Electric Ready and Residential Multifamily Water Heating Briefing to the EUC Kurt Stogdill Manager, Green Building & Sustainability September 13th, 2021 © 2020 Austin Energy Agenda • Status/New developments • Revised Timeline 2 Updates • Climate Equity Plan goes to Council this month • Preliminary outreach to Council on an Item from Council • EPRI (Electric Power Research Institute)- Program 204- Advanced Buildings – Stakeholder workshop • ICC (International Code Council) has initiated EV ready talks for 2024 for inclusion in ‘24 International Energy Conservation Code • Due to COVID spike- all meetings will be virtual only for now 3 Equity Updates • AE hired new Equity & Inclusion Program Mgr. -Keree Brannen • Urban Sustainability Director’s Network- Equity Foundations Training for select staff involved in Codes and Programs • Community outreach for Austin Energy Programs and Equity Goals- Adisa Communications • Office of Sustainability to help with their Climate Ambassador's program 4 • Research • Already begun, ongoing Timeline • Stakeholder engagement Form stakeholder group(s)- September-October (changed from July) • • Active participation- August Through January (changed from November) Briefing Commissions- Oct. & Nov.- Council in February (changed from • December) 5 Thank You Questions? Kurt Stogdill kurt.stogdill@austinenergy.com 512-322-6510 ©2020 Austin Energy. All rights reserved. Austin Energy name and logo as well as Austin Energy Green Building name and logo, and combinations thereof are trademarks of Austin Energy, the electric department of the City of Austin, Texas. Other names are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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Item 16: HQ Update original pdf

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Item 16 Corporate Headquarters Project Update Robin Cappello Director, Corporate Support Services 09/13/2021 © 2021 Austin Energy Highlights Project Status Project Performance 1 2 3 Schedule and Upcoming Milestones 2 Project Report Project Completion 99% Project Brief The Austin Energy Corporate Headquarters Project is largely complete with all major construction milestones achieved to position the Utility to commence operations within the facility. The Public Private Partnership real estate development model proved effective in delivering a high quality and cost-effective vertical construction project from inception through completion. The project goals were LEED Gold 4-Star minimum standards. Project is on target to achieve LEED Platinum /AEGB 5-Star accreditation. The project goals were WELL Silver building standards. Project is on target to achieve WELL Gold accreditation. Features:  LED Lighting  Smoke-Free Campus  Ergonomic Furniture  UV Air filtration MERV-13 (hospital grade) 3 Project Report Austin Energy’s Corporate Headquarters modern and sustainable design is a vibrant new addition to the Mueller Development 4 Project Report Iconic Colorado River path embedded in the flooring of main lobby of the headquarters as a historical milestone reference for Austin Energy Prominent Staircase is a focal point of the building providing connections throughout the facility. It promotes ‘chance meetings’ and opportunities to engage Community Courtyard hosts amenities which allow for linkages to the outdoors and a variety of different meet-up offerings 5 Project Performance • Total Project Cost = $142.5M • Change Order actuals = 1.43% City Council Authority $150M Change Order Goals Less than 5% Original Substantial Completion Date (per PSA) 4/5/21 Project Closing Date Goal Winter 2021 • Actual Substantial Completion Date - 4/5/21 • Actual closing date - 4/8/21 6 Schedule and Upcoming Milestones • AE Teams commenced staff moves to Corporate Headquarters 9/9/21 • Move completion of all teams expected by the end of October • *AE fully operational at Corporate Headquarters by 11/1/21 *AE is currently in a ‘Stay Home, Stay Safe’ workplace readiness posture 7 Q&A ©2019 Austin Energy. All rights reserved. Austin Energy and the Austin Energy logo and combinations thereof are trademarks of Austin Energy, the electric department of the City of Austin, Texas. Other names are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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Item 17: Council Action Report original pdf

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Item 17 EUC Report re Council Action September 13, 2021 Items below recommended by EUC July 15; Council approved on date indicated in parenthesis. 8. (8/26) [Purchasing] Authorize negotiation and execution of a contract with Peerless Mfg Co, to provide turnkey services to replace ammonia evaporation skids at Sand Hill Energy Center in an amount not to exceed $3,200,000. 9. (8/26) [Purchasing] Authorize negotiation and execution of a contract with MediaMosaic, Inc. D/B/A The Mosaic Company, for the design and development of an operator training program, for a term of 24 months in an amount not to exceed $1,900,000. 10. (8/26) [Purchasing] Authorize award of a contract with Techline Inc., to provide precast concrete manholes, for a term of 60 months for a total contract not to exceed $6,250,000. 11. (9/2) [Purchasing Multi Departmental; AE’s estimated portion is $9.75M] Authorize negotiation and execution of a cooperative contract with Software One, Inc, for Microsoft Office 365 Enterprise License Agreement for all City departments, for a term of three years in an amount not to exceed $35,000,000. Items below recommended by EUC August 19; Council approved on date indicated in parenthesis. 2. (8/26) [Purchasing] Authorize award of a contract with Integrated Environment LLC (MBE), to provide maintenance and repair services of stormwater ponds, for a term of five years for a total contract amount not to exceed $700,000. 3. (8/26) [Purchasing Multi-Department; Austin Energy’s estimated portion $365K] Authorize amendments to three existing cooperative contracts with Carrier Corporation; Johnson Controls Inc.; and Trane U.S. Inc.; for continued chiller systems maintenance, repair, inspection, and installation, for an increase of $4,675,000, for revised total contract amounts not to exceed $12,928,937, divided among the contractors. 4. (8/26) [Purchasing] Authorize negotiation and execution of a multi-term cooperative contracts with Oracle America, Inc., for Oracle Field Service licenses and implementation services, for up to six years for a total contract amount not to exceed $8,000,000. 5. (9/2) [Purchasing] Authorize an amendment to an existing contract with Schneider Electric Systems USA Inc, to provide continued generator control system upgrades, maintenance, and support services, for an increase in the amount of $1,310,000 and to extend the term by three years, for a revised total contract amount not to exceed $2,510,000. 6. (9/2) [Purchasing] Authorize an amendment to an existing contract with Enertech Resources LLC, to provide manufacturing of replacement parts and restoration services for moonlight towers, for an increase in …

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Sept. 13, 2021

Items 2-14: Draft RCAs original pdf

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Item 2 Posting Language ..Title Authorize negotiation and execution of various cooperative contracts during Fiscal Year 2021-2022, for the purchase of computer, network and other technology hardware, software, and related maintenance and technology services, in an amount not to exceed $63,448,196. (Note: These procurements will be reviewed for subcontracting opportunities in accordance with City Code Chapter 2-9 Minority Owned and Women Owned Business Enterprise Procurement Program. State of Texas Department of Information contracts also have historically underutilized business (HUB) requirements for subcontracting). ..Body Lead Department Purchasing Office. Client Department(s) All City Departments. Fiscal Note Funding in the amount of $46,491,585 is available in Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Operating Budgets of various City departments. Funding in the amount of $16,466,611 is available in Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Capital Budgets of various City departments. Funding in the amount of $490,000 is available from other funding sources. Purchasing Language: The State of Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) contracts are cooperative contracts solicited by the State of Texas specific to information technology items and services. The Purchasing Office staff reviews quotes from multiple vendors with DIR contracts to ensure the best value for the City. Best value determination includes price and contract terms as well as MBE/WBE inclusion. Prior Council Action: For More Information: The State of Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) contracts are cooperative contracts solicited by the State of Texas specific to information technology items and services. The Purchasing Office staff reviews quotes from multiple vendors with DIR contracts to ensure the best value for the City. Best value determination includes price and contract terms as well as MBE/WBE inclusion. Council Committee, Boards and Commission Action: September 1, 2021 – To be reviewed by the Water and Wastewater Commission. September 13, 2021 - To be reviewed by the Electric Utility Commission. Additional Backup Information: The requested authorization will enable City departments to purchase the following information technology (IT) and services items through contracts solicited by the DIR cooperative. • Various computer, network and other technology hardware products and hardware maintenance, including but not limited to laptop computers, servers, data storage systems and storage area networks. This authorization also includes networking products and maintenance services for the City’s local and wide area networks and networking devices such as switches, routers and other equipment used to interconnect desktop computers, servers, and printers throughout the City, and to transmit and receive information via the internet. …

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Aug. 19, 2021

Agenda original pdf

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Versión en español a continuación. Special Called Meeting of the Electric Utility Commission August 19, 2021 The Electric Utility Commission is to be held August 19, 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 Wednesday, August 18 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, Wednesday, August 18. 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 (19 de Augusto 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 (18 de augusto 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 …

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Aug. 19, 2021

Item 10: 3QTR21 Operations Report original pdf

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Austin Energy Operational Update Q3 FY21 Item 10 Austin Energy Utility Oversight Committee – August 2021 Sidney Jackson Chief Operating Officer, Austin Energy August 2021 © 2018 Austin Energy 1 Austin Energy Operational Update Discussion Topics Performance Carbon Footprint On-Site Energy Resources Future State 2 Austin Energy Operational Update Performance 3 Commercial Availability & Start Success Commercial Availability Generation Resource Target Seasonal Commercial % Availability Commercial Availability Actuals (%) Q2 FY21 AVG Q3 FY21 AVG 91 98 100 91 94 63.9 90.2 87.2 * 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 FY21 AVG Q2 FY21 AVG Simple Cycle Start Success 99 100 100 4 Net Generation and Load Analysis FY 2021 Q3 Power Generation Cost by Fuel Type 1% 4% 15% 55% 25% Nuclear Coal NG Renewable Biomass *Costs include fuel for generation, fuel transportation, renewable Power purchases agreements 2,680 2,660 2,640 2,620 2,600 2,580 2,560 2,540 2,520 2,500 Historical FY Q3 System Peak Demand (MW) RENEWABLE POWER AS PERCENT OF CONSUMPTION Non- Renewable 48% Renewable 52% 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 This information is unaudited and should be read in conjunction with the audited Comprehensive Financial Reports for the City of Austin, when published on 5 System Reliability CAIDI w/o MED 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 I F O N O T A R U D L A T O T I S N O T P U R R E T N I 65 60 55 50 45 40 52.77 45.50 60.88 45.50 E R O T S E R O T E M T I . G V A I E C V R E S 85 83 81 79 77 75 73 71 69 67 65 0.8 0.75 0.7 0.65 0.6 0.55 0.5 I S N O T P U R R E T N I F O R E B M U N . G V A R E M O …

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Aug. 19, 2021

Item 13: Council Action Report original pdf

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Item 13 EUC Report re Council Action August 19, 2021 Items below recommended by EUC June 21; Council approved on date indicated in parenthesis. 2. (7/29) [Purchasing] Authorize negotiation and execution of a contract with Adisa Public Relations D/B/A Adisa Communications, MWDB, to provide community outreach for Austin Energy’s energy efficiency and rebate programs and equity goals, in an amount not to exceed $210,000. 3. (7/29) [Purchasing] Authorize negotiation and execution of a multi-term contract with Techline Inc, for fiberglass utility poles, for up to five years for a total contract amount not to exceed $1,000,000. 4. (7/29) [Purchasing] Authorize negotiation and execution of four contracts for large industrial motor repair services, with Austin Armature Works LP, Evans Enterprises Inc., Houma Armature Works & Supply LLC, and Shermco Industries Inc.; each for a term of five years for total contract amounts not to exceed $2,500,000, divided among the contractors. 5. (7/29) [Purchasing] Ratify an amendment to an existing contract with Intrado Interactive Services Corporation, for high call volume answering services, in the amount of $72,000, for a revised total contract not to exceed amount of $884,000. 6. (7/29) [Purchasing] Authorize an amendment to an existing contract with Intrado Interactive Services Corporation, for continued high call volume answering services, for an increase in the amount of $260,000 and extend the term by one year, for a revised total contract amount not to exceed $1,144,000. 7. (7/29) [Purchasing] Authorize award of seven contracts for electrical supplies, with Beyond Components; Priester-Mell & Nicholson Inc.; Wesco Distribution Inc. d/b/a Power Supply; Techline Inc.; Stuart C. Irby Co.; JMR Technology Inc.; and KBS Electrical Distributors Inc.; each for a term of five years for total contract amounts not to exceed $1,200,000, divided among the contractors. 8. (7/29) [Purchasing Multi-department; AE’s portion estimated at $3M] Authorize award of a multi- term contract with Tony Parent Enterprises d/b/a Allied Fence & Security (MBE), to provide fencing installation and repair services, for up to five years for a total contract amount not to exceed $7,975,000. 9. (7/29) [Purchasing] Authorize negotiation and execution of two cooperative contracts with Precision Task Group, Inc. and Accenture, LLP, to provide Workday software subscriptions and implementation services, each for a term of three years for total contract amounts not to exceed $3,500,000, divided between the contractors. 10. (7/29) [Purchasing] Ratify a contract with Tecxila II, Inc. d/b/a Casa Chapala Catering (MWBE), for catering …

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Aug. 19, 2021

Item 8: Utility Bill Relief and Standard Operations original pdf

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Item 8 City of Austin Utilities Commission Briefing on Relief Funding and Standard Operations Kerry Overton Deputy General Manager, Chief Customer Officer Austin Energy 8/19/2021 © 2018 Austin Energy Austin Energy 2020 Pandemic Response March/April 2020 Disconnections and Late Fees Suspended Council Approved Utility Bill Relief Funding May 2020 – June 2021 AustinBillHelp.com launched Multi-channel communication and outreach Engaged with community partners and expanded Plus 1 Expanded branch operations and pay channels Current State AustinBillHelp.com still available Standard Collection Practices Resumed 2 Utility Bill Relief Funding: COVID-19 As part of COA Utilities’ COVID-19 response, $20M was added to the Plus 1 fund Plus 1 Funding & Payments (FY2019-2021) $1,692,390 $1,186,303 4,293 $795,316 3,526 2,579 2,811 $600,000 $1,315,482 $1,400,000 $1,800,000 $1,600,000 $1,200,000 $1,000,000 $800,000 $400,000 $200,000 $- # Payments $ Funding 6,000 5,500 5,000 4,500 4,000 3,500 3,000 2,500 2,000 1,500 1,000 500 - COVID-19 Bill Journey from A/R to Utility Expense Bill Generates with a Due Date ~ 75% of customers are paying their bill on time or near the due date (typically 90%) Some payments are not made on time ~ 25% of customers are past due and receiving either a Late Payment Notice or a Service Disconnection Notice (typically less than 10%) Some payments are spread out over time ~1% of customers are calling to set up payment arrangements or requesting extensions (typically 1-2%) Unpaid Customer Debt accrues Bad Debt Expense Customers who do not contact the utility for payment options receive escalating notifications up to Disconnect for Non-Pay. Typically, less than 1% of customers reach this status. If customers do not pay to restore services, balances due are sent to collection agency. Unpaid debt eventually becomes Inactive and is difficult to collect. Uncollected debt is then calculated into Bad Debt Expense, representing a loss of revenue to the utility. $60,000,000 $50,000,000 $40,000,000 $30,000,000 $20,000,000 $10,000,000 $- Historical monthly active A/R dollars for all utilities Total active A/R > 30 Days $49,052,568 $47,135,217 $26,587,448 $17,485,201 t c O v o N c e D n a J b e F r a M r p A y a M n u J l u J g u A p e S t c O v o N c e D n a J b e F r a M r p A y a M n u J l u J g u A p e S t …

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