Meeting of Commissioners of
Public Utility District No. 1 of Clark County, Washington
March 7, 2017
A meeting of Commissioners of Public Utility District No. 1 of Clark County was held in the Electric Center, 1200 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, Washington, on Tuesday, the 7th day of March at the hour of 9:00 a.m.
Present: President Jane Van Dyke, Vice President Jim Malinowski, Secretary Nancy Barnes, Commissioners, Director of Finance Rick Dyer, Director of Operations Dan Krebs, Director of Engineering Cal Morris, Director of Communications Lena Wittler, Director of Information Services Mike Harris, Director of Water Doug Quinn, Director of Energy Resources Dan Bedbury, Director of Customer Service Lisa Fix, Corporate Communications Manager Erica Erland, Materials and Purchasing Manager Cathy Wannamaker, Manager of Energy Planning and Operations Tom Haymaker and Assistant to CEO/General Manager Margaret Anderson.
Press Representatives: None
Others Present: Rick Syring and Peter Harrison (Materials A)
At 9:00 a.m., President Van Dyke called the meeting to order for the transaction of formal business.
Consideration of the Meeting Agenda
There were no changes or corrections (Materials B).
Consideration of the Minutes of February 21, 2017
There were no changes or corrections.
Consideration of Accounts Payable
The board, by a unanimous vote, approved the following payment amounts as listed on the Letter of Transmittal dated March 7, 2017, from the District Auditor:
Electric Revenue Fund – $8,230,938.97
Water Revenue Fund – $239,862.66
Generating System Fund – $1,573,097.42
For a total of $10,043,899.05
Consideration of Bid Award No. 510 – Tenon Mount Streetlight Arms
Materials & Purchasing Manager Cathy Wannamaker reviewed the memo dated March 7, 2017, detailing the bid results (Materials C). Commissioner Malinowski moved to recommend that Bid No. 510 be awarded to General Pacific Inc., for tenon mount streetlight arms manufactured by Howard Lighting in the amount of $133,925.00 plus applicable taxes. Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.
Consideration of Generation Interconnection Requirements
Director of Engineering Cal Morris reviewed the recommendation for revised Generator Interconnection Requirements (Materials D). The requirements apply to connection of stand-alone systems up to 80 MW, not including net-metered systems. These updated requirements also provided clarification when making interconnections with very small systems, making them easier to facilitate for customers.
Commissioner Malinowski moved to approve the updated Generation Interconnection Requirements as presented. Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.
Director of Finance Rick Dyer addressed the board (Materials E). January had cooler drier weather resulting in electric revenue above forecast. Mr. Dyer reported that both system sales and off system sales were above budget for the month. January residential sales were 125.1% of budget; commercial sales were 106.5% and industrial sales were 101.3% of budget. January ended with a $10.8 million in net income, compared to $4.7 million in the budget.
The Water System has added 26 new customers in January resulting in a growth rate of nearly 1%. The net income in January was a loss of $96,000 against a budgeted net income loss of $68,000. The Water System is forecasted to operate at a loss until August.
January Wholesale Operations
Manager of Energy Planning and Operations Tom Haymaker addressed the board (Materials F). Mr. Haymaker updated the board on power supply noting that Slice performed slightly below prompt month and 44 MW above budget forecasts. Loads were above budget for the month of January by 108 MW.
Mr. Haymaker noted that December and January combined for the fifth highest number of heating degree days in the past 77 years. Despite the record breaking weather pricing was relatively muted and market heat rates were very low.
Commissioner Reports and Comments
Commissioner Van Dyke reported on her attendance at the American Public Power Association legislative rally that was held in Washington D.C. She also reported on her attendance at The Energy Authority symposium that was held in Jacksonville, FL.
Director of Communications Lena Wittler recapped her attendance at the American Public Power Association legislative rally in Washington D.C. Ms. Witter also provided the board with an update on state legislative items.
Other Business before the Board
There being no further business before the Board he meeting was adjourned at 10:20 a.m.