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File #: 2020-0854    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed Finally
File created: 10/30/2020 In control: Committee on Public Works
On agenda: 11/2/2020 Final action: 11/17/2020
Enactment date: 11/17/2020 Enactment #: 584
Effective date: 11/19/2020    
Title: Resolution amending Resolution No. 192 of 2020, authorizing the Mayor and Director of the Department of Public Works to enter on behalf of the City of Pittsburgh into an amendment or amendments to the Second Amended Full Requirements Service Agreement with Direct Energy Business LLC for the continued supply of electricity to the City's buildings and facilities in connection with City's aggregated purchase of electricity with other members of the Western Pennsylvania Energy Consortium.
Indexes: AGREEMENTS (AMENDING)
Attachments: 1. 2020-0854 Cover Ltr-direct energy, 2. Summary 2020-0854
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Resolution amending Resolution No. 192 of 2020, authorizing the Mayor and Director of the Department of Public Works to enter on behalf of the City of Pittsburgh into an amendment or amendments to the Second Amended Full Requirements Service Agreement with Direct Energy Business LLC for the continued supply of electricity to the City's buildings and facilities in connection with City's aggregated purchase of electricity with other members of the Western Pennsylvania Energy Consortium.

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WHEREAS, the City conducted an auction (i.e. competitive bid) in 2017 on behalf of the Western Pennsylvania Energy Consortium (WPEC) for the aggregated purchase of electricity in prorated volumetric amounts based on members' respective usage thereof; and

WHEREAS, WPEC is comprised of public and private entities who have partnered together in order to optimize savings and maximize their use of renewable energy sources; and

WHEREAS, after Direct Energy Business LLC ("Direct Energy") won said electricity supply auction the City proceeded to enter into an electricity supply contract entitled "Full Requirements Service Agreement" with Direct Energy effective March 14, 2017 (subsequently amended on March 17, 2017) and expiring on May 7, 2020; and

WHEREAS, the City requires enhanced services in its forthcoming long term electricity supply contract in order to meet its goals of reducing emissions and achieving greater financial savings, for example, the establishment and management of a electricity subaccount holder along with procuring electricity through Power Purchase Agreements; and

WHEREAS, the City seeks to issue, with the assistance of its energy consultant, Enel X North America, Inc., who has entered into an agreement with the City of Pittsburgh pursuant to Resolution No. 707 of 2019, a Request for Proposals ("RFP") later in 2020 or early 2021 for an agreement with an supplier/subaccount holder to commence in May 2021 immediately after the current contract with Dire...

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