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File #: 1528-2022    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/23/2022 In control: Public Utilities Committee
On agenda: 6/6/2022 Final action: 6/9/2022
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Utilities to modify the professional service agreement with Go Sustainable Energy, LLC as the Renewable Energy Owner’s Representative; to authorize the expenditure of $3,050.00 from the Power Operating Fund, $19,400.00 from the Water Operating Fund, $21,750.00 from the Sewer Operating Fund, and $5,800.00 from the Stormwater Operating Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($50,000.00).
Attachments: 1. Ord 1528-2022 Addt'l Info, 2. Ord 1528-2022 Financials, 3. Ord 1528-2022 Utilization form - Subs

BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the Director of Public Utilities to enter into a contract modification of the professional consulting service agreement with Go Sustainable Energy, LLC to develop and assist in the Renewable Energy Project and act as the Owner’s Representative for the Department of Public Utilities, Department of Finance and Management, and other City Departments as needed.

The scope of work for this modification will provide ongoing assistance to the City of Columbus in taking steps to mitigate and adapt to our community’s changing climate. The changing climate poses risks to residents’ health and is expected to have a negative impact on the local economy, if steps are not taken to mitigate these harmful effects.

Go Sustainable Energy, LLC will continue to serve as the City’s agent to assist in the procurement of on-site renewable energy installations to serve the City’s electricity load in a manner that is consistent with the City’s existing power supply commitments. Go Sustainable Energy, LLC will assist in preparing future renewable energy procurement documents, evaluating proposals, verifying technical/fiscal engineering, and negotiating ownership structure, financing, and legal contracts with vendors and/or utilities.

As the Owner’s Representative, Go Sustainable Energy, LLC, will also review and evaluate the financial impact the proposed renewable energy project would have on the City’s Division of Power’s revenue in the short-term (initial 5 years), medium-term (5-10 years), and long-term (10 years and beyond). Go Sustainable Energy, LLC will also review and evaluate the anticipated capital and operating costs and/or savings for the City associated with the renewable energy projects evaluated in the short-term, medium-term, and long-term.

This modification and extension is in accordance with the relevant provisions of Chapter 329 of the City Code relating to contract modifications.

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