Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - May 7, 2013
May 7, 2013 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #37

Interconnection Agreement for Customer-Owned Renewable Generation

Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information

Dan Gray, Director, Utilities Department, Ext. 5323

Mike Gore, Solid Waste Division Manager, Ext. 8005

Donna Stevens, Contract Specialist, Ext. 3055

Robert Eschenfelder, Assistant County Attorney, Ext. 3750

Action Requested
Approval for County Administrator to sign a Tier 3 Interconnection Agreement by and between Manatee County and Florida Power & Light (FPL).

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Section 125.01, Florida Statutes, and Chapter 63-1598, Laws of Florida, as amended.

Background Discussion
The Utilities Department plans installation of a landfill gas fired engine generator set capable of producing 1.6 megawatts per hour.  The power generated is expected to offset 95% of the power demands of the Southeast Waste Water Treatment Plant.  The subject agreement defines responsibilities between Florida Power & Light (FPL) and Manatee County Government for interconnection to the FPL grid system.  Interconnection to the FPL grid ensures power needs of the Waste Water Plant at all times.  Utilities Department expects to realize a savings of approximately $650,000.00 annually.

County Attorney Review
Formal Written Review (Opinion memo must be attached)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please return three (3) executed original copies to Mike Gore, Solid Waste Division Manager via interoffice mail or by regular mail at:  Lena Road Landfill, 3333 Lena Road, Bradenton, FL  34211.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
Cost: $48,500.00 Account #: 4856008202-534000/6008202-0004

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  FPL Interconnect Agrmt for Landfill Gas Power Generator (RLS 13-53)(CAO File 1026-304).pdf
Attachment:  Interconnection Agreement - Manatee County Rev2.pdf
Attachment:  FPL Tariff Sheet 10.010.pdf