Austin Energy Base Rate Review Schedule

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Louisa Brinsmade
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Austin Energy Base Rate Review Schedule

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On behalf of AEUOC Chair Pool I am posting the schedule of upcoming work sessions, public hearings, and vote dates on the Base Rate Review. This schedule has been confirmed wtih our Austin Energy staff.

All meetings are at City Hall, except for the November 14 Electric Utility Commission meeting, which is held at Austin Energy headquarters, Shudde Fath Conference Room, 4815 Mueller Blvd.

• Nov. 1, 2022, 9:00am City Council Work Session
• Nov. 9, 2022, 10:00am Special Called AEUOC Meeting with invited testimony from AE, IHE, ICA, and all base rate participants
• Nov. 14, 2022, 6:00pm @AE HQ: Electric Utility Commission – public testimony allowed
• Nov. 15, 2022, 10:00am City Council Public Hearing – public testimony allowed
• Nov. 29, 2022: 9:00am City Council Work Session and AEUOC meeting
• Dec. 1, 2022, 4:00pm City Council Regular Meeting, Public Hearing, and Vote on Base Rates – public testimony allowed

Thanks,
Louisa
Chief of Staff
Office of Leslie Pool, Council Member District 7
Louisa Brinsmade
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Joined: Mon Oct 19, 2015 4:27 pm

Re: Austin Energy Base Rate Review Schedule

Post by Louisa Brinsmade »

On behalf of AEUOC Chair Pool, here is the schedule for upcoming council work sessions, public hearings, and the vote on the AE Base Rate. Following are the links to the City Clerk and Austin Energy webpages with Base Rate Review documents, including the ICA reports. Finally, the scenarios Chair Pool has requested from Austin Energy are listed.

AE Base Rate Review Schedule:
• Nov. 1, 2022, 9:00am City Council Work Session, with AE Briefing
• Nov. 9, 2022, 10:00am Special Called AEUOC Meeting with invited testimony from AE, IHE, ICA, and all base rate participants
• Nov. 15, 2022, 10:00am City Council Public Hearing – public testimony allowed
• Nov. 29, 2022: 9:00am City Council Work Session and AEUOC meeting
• Dec. 1, 2022, 4:00pm City Council Regular Meeting, Public Hearing, and Vote on Base Rates – public testimony allowed (posting would be 10am with 4pm time certain for AE public hearing)

City Clerk’s Base Rate Review information webpage: https://www.austintexas.gov/cityclerk/p ... s_desc.htm

Austin Energy Base Rate Review information webpage: https://austinenergy.com/ae/rates/2022-base-rate-review

Chair Pool Questions/Scenarios:
1. What is the gap AE is trying to fill? AE has asked for $35.7 million but this number has been questioned by the IHE and ICA. Please provide a comparison of the baseline amount from the various reports so that Council may look at the numbers in that context.
2. Please provide the ICA reports in the Council’s binders, and share the EUC’s recommendations following their scheduled vote on 11/14.
3. Please provide an analysis of a variety of scenarios that will provide Council options to choose from, similar to the options provided for the PSA decision:
o A scenario that uses a graduated increase of the customer charge steadily over 3-5 years to avoid rate shock
o A scenario with 4 tiers, instead of Austin Energy’s proposed 3 tiers
o A scenario based on a projected General Fund Transfer of $115 million
o A scenario with any savings identified by the ICA and supported by the IHE;
o Combinations of these scenarios to fill the funding gap


Thank you,
Louisa
Chief of Staff
Office of Leslie Pool, Council Member District 7
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