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File #: 2021-1649    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed Finally
File created: 6/25/2021 In control: Committee on Public Works
On agenda: 6/29/2021 Final action: 7/13/2021
Enactment date: 7/13/2021 Enactment #: 446
Effective date: 7/15/2021    
Title: Resolution amending Resolution No. 271 of 2021 authorizing the Mayor and Director of the Department of Public Works to enter on behalf of the City of Pittsburgh into a Professional Services Agreement or Agreements and/or Commodity Master Agreement(s) with Direct Energy Business LLC ("Direct Energy") for the supply of electricity to City buildings and facilities, as well as additional services including those in regards to the establishment of a subaccount on behalf of the members of the Western Pennsylvania Energy Consortium (WPEC). Said services shall be performed in conjunction with guidance provided by City's energy consultant, Enel X North America, Inc. ("Enel X").
Indexes: AGREEMENTS (AMENDING)
Attachments: 1. 2021-1649 Cover Letter-WPEC Resolution Ammendment- Director Letter, 2. Summary 2021-1649
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Resolution amending Resolution No. 271 of 2021 authorizing the Mayor and Director of the Department of Public Works to enter on behalf of the City of Pittsburgh into a Professional Services Agreement or Agreements and/or Commodity Master Agreement(s) with Direct Energy Business LLC ("Direct Energy") for the supply of electricity to City buildings and facilities, as well as additional services including those in regards to the establishment of a subaccount on behalf of the members of the Western Pennsylvania Energy Consortium (WPEC). Said services shall be performed in conjunction with guidance provided by City's energy consultant, Enel X North America, Inc. ("Enel X").

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WHEREAS, the City is a member of the Western Pennsylvania Energy Consortium ("WPEC"), which 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, WPEC members have agreed in a Memorandum of Understanding to share in the aggregated purchase of electricity in prorated volumetric amounts based upon members' actual usage thereof; and

WHEREAS, the City along with other WPEC members have previously hired an energy consultant, Enel X North America, Inc. ("Enel X'), for services relating to energy procurement strategies including with regard to hiring an electricity supplier/subaccount holder for an agreement to commence in June 2021; and

WHEREAS, each WPEC member has separately entered into an agreement with Enel X for said energy consultant services; and

WHEREAS, the City along with other WPEC members require enhanced services with regard to long term electricity supply in order to meet WPEC goals of reducing emissions and achieving greater financial savings, for example, the establishment and management of an electricity subaccount along with procuring electricity through Power Purchase Agreements; and

WHEREAS, following a Request for Proposals administered by the City on ...

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