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File #: 2021-1328    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed Finally
File created: 3/19/2021 In control: Committee on Public Works
On agenda: 3/23/2021 Final action: 4/6/2021
Enactment date: 4/6/2021 Enactment #: 235
Effective date: 4/8/2021    
Title: Resolution authorizing the Mayor and Director of the Department of Public Works to enter on behalf of the City of Pittsburgh into an Energy Services Agreement or Agreements with Energy Center Pittsburgh LLC for the supply of steam to the City-County Building, with the possibility of hot and/or chilled water in the future.
Attachments: 1. 2021-1328 Cover Ltr REVISED Legislation - Clearway - signed, 2. Summary 2021-1328
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Resolution authorizing the Mayor and Director of the Department of Public Works to enter on behalf of the City of Pittsburgh into an Energy Services Agreement or Agreements with Energy Center Pittsburgh LLC for the supply of steam to the City-County Building, with the possibility of hot and/or chilled water in the future.

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WHEREAS, the District Energy System currently used by members of Pittsburgh Allegheny County Thermal (PACT), of which the City of Pittsburgh is a member, provides steam heating to various downtown customers and locations including the City-County Building; and

WHEREAS, the District Energy System requires significant modernization in order to remain functional and affordable to its customers; and

WHEREAS, PACT and the City have explored various long-term options for this modernization process, including the transition to a new District Energy System and eventual dissolution of PACT, targeted for sometime in 2023;

WHEREAS, PACT and the City have determined that Energy Center Pittsburgh LLC is the only PUC-regulated entity capable of providing the combination of infrastructure and services needed to modernize the District Energy System;

WHEREAS, PACT has separately approved a Development Agreement that authorizes the transition of PACT assets to Energy Center Pittsburgh LLC and the creation of the new District Energy System;

WHEREAS, the Energy Services Agreement authorizes an agreement term of 20 years, with full operation of the new steam system set to commence sometime in 2023 in approximate conjunction with the dissolution of PACT; and

WHEREAS, the City entered into a non-binding Letter of Intent with Energy Center Pittsburgh LLC in January 2021 regarding the parties' intention to enter into said Energy Service Agreement(s);


Be it resolved by the Council of the City of Pittsburgh as follows:

Section 1. The Mayor and Director of the Department of Public Works are hereby authorized, on behalf of the City of Pittsburgh, ...

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