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File #: 1309-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/28/2020 In control: Public Utilities Committee
On agenda: 7/27/2020 Final action: 7/30/2020
Title: To authorize the City Auditor to transfer unused funding from within the various EcoSmart Choice Sustainability Grants to the Payment Relief Program Grant, all within the Electricity Grant Fund in the amount of $255,324.25; and to transfer from the Electricity Grant Fund to the Department of Development Private Grant Fund for the C-Pace Project in the amount of $76,143.00; and to authorize the expenditure of $255,324.25 by Director of Public Utilities. ($331,467.25)
Attachments: 1. AMP Grant Approval for Finance Authority, 2. Ord 1309-2020 DAX Rev
Explanation

This legislation authorizes the Director of Public Utilities to reallocate unused funding from the existing EcoSmart Choice Sustainability Grant G601700 (Ord. 2533-2017) in the amount of $163,762.00, to transfer and reallocate unspent funds from Grant G601800 (Ord. 1219-2018) in the amount of $15,419.25, and $76,143.00, associated with Grant G602000 (Ord. 0924-2020) from American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) for a total of $255,324.25 into the current payment relief assistance program, Grant G601800, for Division of Power customers. This legislation also reallocates the remaining half of Grant G602000 totaling $76,143.00 be transferred to the Department of Developmentā€™s C-Pace program to help fund energy projects for commercial customers of the Division of Power.
Ordinance 2533-2017 was for the installation of equipment for two sites that could charge up to 10 electric vehicles and to explore innovative technology utilizing LED smart lights. After the installation of the two Light and Charge stations the balance of the funds was to be used to establish a rebate program refunding residential and multi-unit dwelling customers up to $500 per electric vehicle charging station installed at their property. Further exploration found the technology to install the EVs at street light poles was not feasible. There is one project currently being installed and once completed will qualify for a $3,000.00 rebate. The remaining funds totaling $163,762.00 may be reallocated at this time.
Ordinance 1219-2018 was for a two-part project. The first part of Grant G601800 (Ord. 1219-2018) was known as the Green Energy Sustainability Dashboard and after invoicing, $15,419.25 is available to transfer and reallocate for the payment relief assistance program, the second part of Grant G601800.
Ordinance 0924-2020 was to accept the EcoSmart Choice Sustainability Grant this year. Based upon the recent pandemic and the hardships suffered by many customers and businesses, th...

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