Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Bookmark and Share
File #: 22-4146    Name:
Type: Consent Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 5/5/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/10/2022 Final action:
Title: APPROVE A MARKETING AGREEMENT WITH OHMCONNECT REGARDING OUR PARTNERSHIP TO BUILD A "VIRTUAL POWER PLANT".
Attachments: 1. Administrative Report, 2. Marketing Agreement with OhmConnect
Date Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
No records to display.

 

To:                                                               MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL

From:                                                               MICHAEL W. WEBB, CITY ATTORNEY

 

TITLE

title    

APPROVE A MARKETING AGREEMENT WITH OHMCONNECT REGARDING OUR PARTNERSHIP TO BUILD A “VIRTUAL POWER PLANT”.

end

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

None.

 

BACKGROUND

On March 10, 2022, Lorraine Paskett, the AES Vice President of External Affairs in California, made a presentation before the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board. During that presentation, Ms. Paskett stated that “AES is committed to retiring RBGS in 22 months at the end of 2023”. While this is indeed good news that AES is voluntarily committing to retiring the Power Plant there is a caveat. It is possible that State agencies could extend the life of the plant over AES’ wishes.

It is possible to meet any perceived need by the State for energy, after AES retires its plant, by partnering with OhmConnect to build a virtual power plant. On April 12, 2022, the City Council gave direction to work with OhmConnect towards creating an entirely voluntary program for our residents and residents of nearby cities that help meet that need at peak time periods. Approving this Marketing Agreement is the first step. Once approved and signed, OhmConnect will immediately activate a designated Website and roll out a marketing plan in cooperation with the City over the next few weeks and months.

COORDINATION

The City Attorney coordinated with the City Manager on this item.

 

FISCAL IMPACT

A marginal decrease in the amount of User Utility Tax that the City collects as residents use less energy.

 

ATTACHMENTS

                     Marketing Agreement with OhmConnect