The County of Santa Clara
California

Agreement/Amendment
81882

Approve First Amendment to Agreement with Association of Bay Area Governments relating to providing implementation services for the Bay Area Regional Energy Network, increasing the maximum contract amount by $7,000 from $386,709 to $393,709, that has been reviewed and approved by County Counsel as to form and legality.

Information

Department:Office of the County ExecutiveSponsors:
Category:Amendment to Agreement

Attachments

  1. Printout
  2. BayREN Implementation Agreement for 2016 1st Amendment Cover SCC
  3. Attachment 1A - rev1 - 2016 SOW - SF - Santa Clara (This file has not yet been converted to a viewable format)
  4. Attachment 1B - rev1 - 2016 SOW - MF - Santa Clara (This file has not yet been converted to a viewable format)
  5. Attachment 1C - rev1 - 2016 SOW - CS - Santa Clara (This file has not yet been converted to a viewable format)
  6. Attachment 1D - rev1 - 2016 SOW - PACE - Santa Clara (This file has not yet been converted to a viewable format)

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FISCAL IMPLICATIONS

The approval of the recommended action would increase both revenues and expenditures for ongoing implementation of the Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN) in the amount of $7,000 through December 31, 2016.

 

CONTRACT HISTORY

On February 26, 2013, the Board approved a Memorandum of Understanding with the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) relating to governance of the Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN).

 

On June 4, 2013, the Board approved an Agreement between ABAG and the County in the amount of $915,893 for services related to implementing BayREN.  The Agreement’s term was January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2014 and allowed for retroactive billing of services.

 

On December 17, 2013, the Board approved the First Amendment to the Agreement, decreasing the maximum contract amount by $67,750 from $915,893 to $848,143 because BayREN did not receive approval for funding a Single Family Loan Loss Reserve.

 

On February 24, 2015, the Board approved a revised Memorandum of Understanding with ABAG relating to governance of BayREN, and this MOU remains in effect for 2016.  The Board also approved a new Agreement with ABAG for services related to implementing BayREN in the amount of $280,709 for the period January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015.  The Agreement allowed for retroactive billing of services. 

 

On April 7, 2015, the Board approved the First Amendment to the Agreement, increasing the maximum contract amount by $45,000 from $280,709 to $325,709 effective March 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015 to compensate the County for assuming a leadership role for the Codes and Standards Program.  The Agreement allowed for retroactive billing of services.

 

On June 23, 2015, the Board approved the Second Amendment to the Agreement, increasing the maximum contract amount by $5,500 from $325,709 to $331,209 effective May 31, 2015 through December 31, 2015 to pay for additional outreach to Building Departments to gauge their interest in a regional Plan Check program and the use of mobile compliance software.  The Agreement allowed for retroactive billing of services.

 

On February 9, 2016, the Board approved an Agreement with the Association of Bay Area Governments relating to implementation services for the Bay Area Regional Energy Network in an amount not to exceed $386,709 for period January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016.  This agreement allowed for retroactive billing of services.

 

REASONS FOR RECOMMENDATION

The Office of Sustainability has participated in the 9-county BayREN energy efficiency program since it was approved by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) beginning in 2013.  BayREN is funded by PG&E ratepayers under an Agreement with ABAG, which, in turn, subcontracts with its member counties to promote energy efficiency locally in their jurisdictions.  County residents and businesses also have access to an array of incentives and resources to assist them in completing residential and commercial energy upgrades.

 

This amendment addresses changes to the funding Agreement previously approved by the Board of Supervisors for calendar year 2016, increasing the total amount of the Agreement by $7,000 from $386,709 to $393,709.  The changes are:

 

·        Five thousand dollars ($5,000) will be added to support the County’s participation in developing a 10-year business plan, which must be filed with the California Public Utilities Commission before the end of 2016, allocated as follows:  $2,000 for Single Family, $1,000 for Multifamily, $1,000 for Codes and Standards, and $1,000 for commercial PACE;

·        Two thousand dollars ($2,000) will be added to support policy development for the Codes and Standards Program.

 

CHILD IMPACT

Activities and services by the County under the Agreement are targeted to generate multiple benefits including lower energy costs, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, local economic stimulus and job creation, and heightened social equity in program accessibility.  These and other objectives provide economic, social and environmental impacts that benefit children and youth.

 

SENIOR IMPACT

Activities and services by the County under the Agreement are targeted to generate multiple benefits including lower energy costs, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, local economic stimulus and job creation, and heightened social equity in program accessibility.  These and other objectives provide economic, social and environmental impacts that benefit seniors.

 

SUSTAINABILITY IMPLICATIONS

The recommended actions support a Program that balances public policy and program interests, and furthers the Board of Supervisors’ sustainability objectives to foster a healthy environment, protect resources and public health and safety, promote a diverse economy, and to advance social equity.

 

BACKGROUND

Funding for implementation of the BayREN Energy Efficiency Program in the 9-county region served by ABAG was approved and directed by the CPUC, and was provided under that direction through a fiscal agency agreement between ABAG and PG&E (the utility has been directed by the CPUC to serve as a fiscal agent).  The program includes four sub-programs: 

·        Single-Family:  A residential retrofit program that provides for a Basic Upgrade Option and an Advance Upgrade Option for larger-scale retrofits, which is available to single-family detached homes and residential buildings of 2 to 4 units.  This Subprogram includes home energy assessment incentives and PG&E-issued retrofit rebates for the Advanced Home Upgrade Option, and a number of retrofit rebates assigned to energy efficiency measures under the Basic Home Upgrade Option.

·        Multifamily Program:  A residential retrofit program tailored to reach owner- and tenant-occupied units in residential buildings of 5 or more units.  This Subprogram includes retrofit incentives, as well as a credit enhancement under the Energy Efficiency Financing Portfolio.

·        Government Codes & Standards:  This provides direct funding and other resources to BayREN counties for code compliance and enforcement development and training, as well as development of “reach codes” (codes that expand beyond the requirements of existing local and State building codes, such as, Title 24); and

·        Energy Efficiency Financing Program:  This Subprogram provides administrative costs (including market research and analysis), marketing, education and outreach (ME&O), and credit enhancement funding to support Multifamily Subprogram.  The Multifamily credit enhancement is in the form of a capital advance that reduces interest rates over the life of an energy upgrade loan.  In addition, this Subprogram provides administration, market research and analysis, and financing-centric ME&O funds to support upgrades of commercial buildings, whether the building owner elects to secure a conventional bank loan or to engage a Commercial PACE loan option.

 

Each of the nine BayREN counties entered into funding/program services agreements with ABAG for activities and deliverables under the four sub-programs.  Counties also have access to services, incentives, and other support as direct benefits to homeowners and businesses that undertake energy efficiency upgrades.

 

The establishment and funding of Regional Energy Networks by the CPUC is an advance in the capacity of local governments to provide energy efficiency programs that promote jurisdictional emissions and energy use reductions goals, as well as generate localized economic stimulus and employment opportunities.

 

CONSEQUENCES OF NEGATIVE ACTION

The County would not be able to participate in activities focused on 10-year strategic planning for BayREN and innovative improvements that will lead to greater energy savings.

 

STEPS FOLLOWING APPROVAL

Upon execution of the associated documents, the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors shall return two original copies of the Amendment executed by the Board to the Office of Sustainability, which will obtain ABAG signatures and return a fully executed original to the Clerk of the Board.

Meeting History

Nov 15, 2016 9:00 AM Video Board of Supervisors Regular Meeting
RESULT:APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Ken Yeager, Supervisor
SECONDER:Cindy Chavez, Supervisor
AYES:Mike Wasserman, Cindy Chavez, Dave Cortese, Ken Yeager, S. Joseph Simitian