SUBJECT: A CONSULTANT AGREEMENT WITH DAVIS POWER CONSULTANTS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES ASSOCIATED WITH ENERGY GENERATION FACILITIES
COUNCIL DISTRICT: City-Wide
Approval of a consultant agreement with Davis Power Consultants, in an amount not to exceed $100,000, for assistance with development of City Requests for Qualifications for development of power generation facilities on City-owned property and analytical services on energy and environmental issues associated with energy generation facilities, for a term retroactive to March 22, 2001 and extending to June 30, 2002.
The March 1, 2001 Smart Energy Plan Actions memo addressed to the City Council by Mayor Gonzales and Councilmembers Cortese, LeZotte, Reed, and Yeager directed the City Manager to develop a Request for Qualifications for energy generation opportunities on City-owned properties, establish criteria for clean generation plants, and streamline the permit application process for appropriate energy projects.
To meet the aggressive timeline for increasing the number of energy generating facilities in San Jose, the Environmental Services Department has selected Davis Power Consultants to assist in developing the Requests for Qualifications (RFQ) for energy generation opportunities. Authorization to release the RFQs will be heard at the May 8, 2001 Council meeting. The Environmental Services Department began to prepare the consultant agreement upon receiving direction on March 2, 2001 from the Mayor and Council on the need to prepare the RFQs. Davis Power Consultants has been instrumental in assisting the City prepare the RFQs and related documents for Council approval.
Davis Power Consultants (DPC) was formed in 1990 in Sacramento, California. DPC’s specialty is assisting entities with their electric power marketing and operational needs. Over the last ten years, DPC has helped entities to formulate and evaluate their purchase power resource requirements, develop annual operating plans and associated budgets, develop and negotiate power contracts, provide financial and economic analyses, support and represent clients during negotiating sessions, develop and lead project tasks, evaluate merchant plant opportunities, and the purchase and/or sell of power plants.
The City Council’s Energy Study Session on March 2, 2001 afforded the public the opportunity to observe and comment on the Council’s discussion of energy issues.
This memo has been coordinated with the City Attorney’s Office.
Total amount of this agreement is $100,000. Existing funds are available for this purpose. No appropriation action is required. Staff will be proposing that a new Citywide appropriation be established for this contract. After Council approval of the appropriation action, the charges for this contract will be transferred from the source identified in this memo.
Fund: General Fund – (001)
Budget Document: 2000-01 Adopted Budget
CARL W. MOSHER
Director, Environmental Services Department