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Wind Watts Proposed Rate Reduction

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Wind Watts Proposed Rate Reduction

  1. 1. Wind Watts Proposed Rate Reduction
  2. 2. Wind Energy Review <ul><li>South Trent Wind Farm - West of Abilene </li></ul><ul><li>Contract Capacity </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>10 Megawatts in 2009 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>30 Megawatts in 2015 </li></ul></ul></ul>
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  7. 7. Issues – January 2009 <ul><li>Transmission Costs Out of West Texas </li></ul><ul><li>Transmission Congestion </li></ul><ul><li>Transmission Construction Schedule in ERCOT Will Lessen Congestion Costs </li></ul>
  8. 8. Issues – January 2010 <ul><li>Transmission Congestion Costs Much Lower Than Previous Years </li></ul><ul><li>ERCOT Transmission Construction Has Significantly Strengthened Ties to West Texas </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Existing Wind Watts Rates are based upon: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Program Cost to Deliver Certified Wind Energy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. Green CS Program Adder </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Wind Watts Premiums Historical <ul><li>As Adopted January 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>As Adopted January 2010 to Present </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Proposed Revisions in </li></ul><ul><li>Wind Watts Premiums </li></ul>
  12. 12. Staff Recommendation <ul><li>Effective March 1, 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Approve Revised Electric Rate Ordinance to Eliminate Green College Station Adder </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lower Residential Wind Watts Premiums to: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>100% Wind: 0.50 cents per kwh ($5.00 per 1000 KWH) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>50% Wind: 0.25 cents per kwh ($2.50 per 1000 KWH) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>10% Wind: 0.05 cents per kwh ($0.50 per 1000 KWH) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commercial Wind Watts at the same premiums as shown above. </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. QUESTIONS??

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