Utilities Advisory Commission


March 6th, 2024

 

AGENDA

Roll Call 

Agenda Review and Revisions

Oral Communications

Approval of Minutes

  1. Approval of the Minutes of the Utilities Advisory Commission Meeting Held on February 7, 2024.

 

 

General Manager of Utilities Report

 

 

New Business

3. Staff Recommend the Utilities Advisory Commission Recommend that the City Council Adopt a Resolution: 1) Approving the FY 2025 Wastewater Collection Utility Financial Plan 2) Amending Rate Schedules S‐1 (Residential Wastewater Collection and Disposal), S‐2 (Commercial Wastewater Collection and Disposal), S‐6 (Restaurant Wastewater Collection and Disposal) and S‐7 (Commercial Wastewater Collection and Disposal – Industrial Discharger), and 3) Approving up to a $3 million enterprise transfer loan from the Fiber Optics Fund to the Wastewater Collection Utility’s Operations Reserve in FY 2024. (ACTION) Staff: Lisa Bilir.

2. Staff Recommends that the Utilities Advisory Commission Recommend that the City Council Approve Amended Palo Alto CLEAN Program Rules and Requirements, Handbook, and Power Purchase Agreement; CEQA Status: Not a Project under CEQA Guidelines Sections 15378(a) and (b) (ACTION 6:45 PM – 7:15 PM) Staff: Jim Stack, PhD. – ITEM POSTPONED

 

 

4. Staff Recommends the Utilities Advisory Commission Recommend that the City Council Adopt a Resolution: 1) Approving the Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 Electric Financial Plan and Accepting the 2024 City of Palo Alto Electric Cost of Service and Rate Study, and 2) Amending E‐1 (Residential Electric Service), E‐2 (Residential Master‐Metered and Small Non‐Residential Electric Service), E‐2‐G (Residential Master‐Metered and Small Non‐ Residential Green Power Electric Service), E‐4 (Medium Non‐Residential Electric Service), E‐4‐G (Medium Non‐Residential Green Power Electric Service), E‐4 TOU (Medium Non‐ Residential Time of Use Electric Service), E‐7 (Large Non‐Residential Electric Service), E‐ 7‐G (Large Non‐Residential Green Power Electric Service), E‐7 TOU (Large Non‐ Residential Time of Use Electric Service), E‐NSE (Net Metering Net Surplus Electricity Compensation), and E‐EEC (Export Electricity Compensation) (ACTION) PM) Staff: Jonathan Abendschein.

 

 

5. Staff Recommend the Utilities Advisory Commission Recommend that the City Council Adopt a Resolution Approving the Fiscal Year 2025 Gas Utility Financial Plan, Including the General Fund Transfer, and Increasing Gas Rates by Amending Rate Schedules G‐1 (Residential Gas Service), G‐2 (Residential Master‐Metered and Commercial Gas Service), G‐3 (Large Commercial Gas Service), and G‐10 (Compressed Natural Gas Service) (ACTION) Staff: Lisa Bilir

 

 

 

6. Staff Recommends the Utilities Advisory Commission Recommend that City Council Adopt a Resolution Approving the Fiscal Year 2025 Water Utility Financial Plan, and Increase Water Rates by Amending Rate Schedules W‐1 (General Residential Water Service), W‐2 (Water Service From Fire Hydrants), W‐3 (Fire Service Connections), W‐4 (Residential Master‐Metered and General Non‐Residential Water Service), and W‐7 (Non‐Residential Irrigation Water Service) (ACTION) Staff: Lisa Bilir C

 

 

COMMISSIONER COMMENTS and REPORTS from MEETINGS/EVENTS

FUTURE TOPICS FOR UPCOMMING MEETING: April 3, 2024

INFORMATION ITEM

Adjournment