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2 Permission from Property Owner July 18, 2019 Permission from Property Owner The minutes below were recorded from the regular Town Council meeting on May 6, 2019. At this meeting, the Town Council voted to approve the solar project. The complete minutes are available online, here: http://snowmassvillage.granicus.com/MinutesViewer.php?view_id=6&clip_id=811&doc_id=fde8c332- 9cd7-11e9-b00b-0050569183fa Travis Elliott, Assistant to the Town Manager and Andrew Wicks, Chair of the Environmental Advisory Board presented this item. As requested at the February 4, 2019 Town Council meeting, the following information is being presented to Town Council as an update for the Town’s renewable energy projects that have been included in the 2019 CIP budget. Since that meeting and presentation, the Town has secured another grant from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) in the amount of $200,000 for these combined renewable energy projects. We have also issued an RFP and received four bids for the solar PV project. Staff is recommending the Town Council direct staff to move forward with the renewable energy projects and execute a contract with Sunsense to begin working to make these projects a reality in 2019. The renewable energy projects that were included in the 2019 CIP budget emerged from conversations with the Town Council in May of 2018. During those conversations, the Town Council evaluated a variety of initiatives that would assist the Town in meeting our 20 by 20 carbon emission reduction goals. This included participating in Holy Cross Energy’s (HCE) Renewable Energy Purchase Program (REPP), and an evaluation of large ground mount solar arrays. The Town began participating in REPP in January, but the Town Council elected to not pursue large ground mount solar arrays. Instead, the Town Council directed staff to pursue the smaller solar and micro hydro projects. It was determined that these small projects, albeit more expensive per watt, are more suitable with the community’s aesthetic preferences, and would also preserve the future use and value of the land that the large ground mount solar projects would occupy. The resulting renewable energy projects that are now being considered at this Town Council meeting were largely designed back in 2013. Since then, the economics of 05-06- 19 TC Packet Page 100 of 112 these projects have improved greatly. This is partially due to the $360,000 in grants and rebates that the Town has secured through partners like the Community Office for Resource Efficiency (CORE), DOLA, and HCE. The revenue incentives for these projects have also increased, which makes the value of the electricity produced much higher. The Town has applied and reserved space in the HCE Generation Tariff program, which will pay the Town guaranteed revenues for at least 20 years for the energy that is produced. This program and offer to the Town expires in 2019. The Town issued an RFP for the solar projects on March 7, 2019, and we received four bids. A cost breakdown these bids are attached (Attachment B). An evaluation committee of four people (three TOSV staff members and one EAB member) reviewed the proposals and selected Sunsense as the best bid. Although specifics of the proposal still need to be finalized, a majority of the committee (3 out of 4) felt their documentation, plans, designs, and total bid far exceeded the quality of the other proposals we received. Tom Goode made the motion to approve moving forward with this project. Bill Madsen seconded the motion. The motion was approved by a vote of 5 in favor to 0 opposed. Voting Aye: Tom Goode, Bill Madsen, Bob Sirkus, Alyssa Shenk, and Markey Butler. Voting Nay: None.