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  • AUSTIN GENERATION RESOURCE PLANNING TASK FORCE MEETING MINUTES (Wednesday, September 9, 2009) AUSTIN GENERATION RESOURCE PLANNING TASK FORCE REGULAR MEETING MINUTES (Wednesday, September 9, 2009) The Austin Generation Resource Planning Task Force convened in a regular meeting on Wednesday, September 9, 2009 in Room 1029 at City Hall in Austin, Texas from 3:00 to 5:00 pm and in Room 1027 at City Hall in Austin, Texas from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Chair Phillip Schmandt called the meeting to order at 3:05 p.m. Task Force Members in Attendance: Chair Phillip Schmandt, Cary Ferchill, Chris Herbert (arrived at approx. 3:20 p.m.), Matt Johnson, Mike Sloan, Cyrus Reed, Ron Rogerson, John Sutton, and Roger Wood -Quorum was recognized Staff in Attendance: Patricia Alofsin, Rich Bailey, Mark Dreyfus, Barksdale English, Amy Everhart, Lewis Leff, Alicia Loving, Chris Smith, Pat Sweeney, Jeff Vice, and John Wester 1. CITIZEN COMMUNICATION: GENERAL None. 2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Motion to approve minutes of Task Force meeting on September 2, 2009 was approved on John Sutton’s motion, Roger Wood’s second on an 8-0 vote. 3. PRESENTATION Presentation by Pace Consulting on risk analysis of portfolio scenarios. Requests for additional information to be provided by Pace and/or Austin Energy are: total costs (in dollars) associated with each scenario, portfolio cost distributions for each year through 2020, natural gas projections distribution, clarification on the use of off-system sales in risk analysis and results of all scenarios without including off-system sales, and emission results and water usage requirements for all scenarios. 4. NEW BUSINESS a. Discussion on scenarios posed by Task Force members and results from the Austin Energy Resource Portfolio Simulator. Scenarios requested to be evaluated by Austin Energy include: all scenarios with off-system sales included, all scenarios without off-system sales included, Cyrus Reed scenario with more DSM and renewables to gradually replace FPP, Mike Sloan scenario with early wind investment and high distributed solar PV investment to replace FPP, Mike Sloan scenario with all wind generation to replace current resources, and 1
  • AUSTIN GENERATION RESOURCE PLANNING TASK FORCE MEETING MINUTES (Wednesday, September 9, 2009) Roger Wood scenario to add 200 MW of DSM to replace other generation in least cost manner. b. Discussion on information requests to date. Motion to not approve the submission to Austin Energy of Mike Sloan’s questions on transparency passed on Phillip Schmandt’s motion, Chris Herbert’s second on an 8-1 vote. Submission to Austin Energy of Mike Sloan’s questions on biomass and Webberville contract buyout provisions, FPP operating costs, and taking FPP temporarily out of service passed on Phillip Schmandt’s motion, Cyrus Reed’s second on a 9-0 vote. Task Force requested Austin Energy staff to post all documents that have been provided to and generated by the Task Force online to be accessible for the Task Force and Austin Energy customers. 5. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS A presentation by low-income/affordable housing representatives, discussion with Austin Energy staff on scenarios posed by Task Force, and discussion of submission of scenarios to Pace Consulting were items requested to be placed on next week’s agenda. Next meeting scheduled for Wednesday September 16, 2009 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. in Room 1029 of City Hall. 6. ADJOURN Chair Phillip Schmandt adjourned the meeting at approx. 7:10 p.m. without objection. 2