Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 121946
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File Number: 121946 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-918-12 Control: County Commission
File Name: ELECTRICITY MASTER PLAN RE: COMP ENERGY MGMT PGM Introduced: 9/26/2012
Requester: Regulatory and Economic Resources Cost: Final Action: 11/8/2012
Agenda Date: 11/8/2012 Agenda Item Number: 8M1
Notes: TLL- 9/26/2012 Title: RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY ELECTRICITY MASTER PLAN: ESTABLISHING A COMPREHENSIVE ENERGY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM TO REDUCE ELECTRIC ENERGY USE BY THE COUNTY
Indexes: NONE
Sponsors: Audrey M. Edmonson, Prime Sponsor
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

Board of County Commissioners 11/8/2012 8M1 Adopted P

Infrastructure and Land Use Committee 10/17/2012 3B Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Geri Bonzon-Keenan read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. Chairwoman Edmonson relinquished the Chair to Vice Chairwoman Jordan. Hearing no questions or comments, the Committee proceeded to vote on the foregoing proposed resolution, as presented. Chairwoman Edmonson resumed the Chair.

County Attorney 10/3/2012 Assigned Abbie N. Schwaderer 10/3/2012

County Mayor 10/1/2012 Assigned Jack Osterholt 10/1/2012
REPORT: Item returned to Deputy Mayor.

County Attorney 9/28/2012 Assigned County Mayor 9/28/2012
REPORT: returned

County Attorney 9/27/2012 Assigned Abbie N. Schwaderer 9/28/2012
REPORT: returned

County Mayor 9/26/2012 Assigned County Attorney 11/8/2012
REPORT: RER (ASST COUNTY ATTY: ABBIE SCHWADERER) (PENDING CMTE ASSIGNMENT) (BCC SPONSOR: VICE CHAIRWOMAN EDMONSON)

County Mayor 9/26/2012 Assigned Jack Osterholt 10/1/2012 9/25/2012

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY ELECTRICITY MASTER PLAN: ESTABLISHING A COMPREHENSIVE ENERGY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM TO REDUCE ELECTRIC ENERGY USE BY THE COUNTY

BODY
WHEREAS, on March 3, 2009, the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners adopted Resolution No. 228-09 which directed the Mayor or designee to develop a plan to reduce electric energy usage in County governmental operations by 20 percent relative to 2007 consumption levels (or 234,000 Megawatt hours) by no later than 2014; and

WHEREAS, on June 22, 2009, a report on Efforts to Develop Plan for Achieving 20 Percent Reduction in County Electricity Consumption by 2014 was submitted to the Board summarizing the actions taken as a result of Resolution No. 228-09, future strategies planned and under consideration for implementation, and the significant challenges the County faces with respect to achieving its energy reduction goals; and

WHEREAS, Miami-Dade County government consumes over one billion kilowatt hours (kWh) per year and spends over $100 million annually on electricity; and

WHEREAS, although much has been accomplished to date, a continued commitment to, and focus on, sustainability may be critical to achieving the 20 percent electricity reduction goal and even more importantly, for institutionalizing energy efficiency in capital planning and facilities operations and management; and

WHEREAS, this plan lays the framework for coordinated interdepartmental energy management within the County through cross-departmental initiatives to streamline energy management, and lays out steps for creating distinct, customized plans for each capital department; and

WHEREAS, the adoption of this Plan will officially create a comprehensive energy management plan, giving County government the ability to better manage its energy use and expenditures; and

WHEREAS, the adoption of this Plan will provide continuation of the ideas and goals set forth in Resolution No. 228-09 beyond year 2014; and

WHEREAS, this Board desires to accomplish the purposes outlined in the accompanying memorandum, a copy of which is incorporated herein by reference,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board hereby adopts the Miami-Dade Electricity Master Plan: Establishing a Comprehensive Energy Management Program, in substantially the form attached.

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To: Honorable Chairman Joe A. Martinez
and Members, Board of County Commissioners
From: Carlos A. Gimenez
Mayor
Subject: Resolution adopting Miami-Dade County’s Electricity Master Plan: Establishing a Comprehensive Energy Management Program

STAFF RECOMMENDATION
Recommendation
It is recommended that the Board of County Commissioners adopt Miami-Dade County’s Electricity Master Plan: Establishing a Comprehensive Energy Management Program. Resolution No. R-228-09 (Appendix A) directed the Mayor to develop a plan for a 20 percent reduction of electricity consumption from 2007 levels by 2014, and this Electricity Master Plan was developed as a result of Resolution No. R-228-09. The objective of the Electricity Master Plan is to lay the framework for coordinated interdepartmental energy management within the County. It consists of cross-departmental initiatives to streamline energy management, as well as five implementation steps for creating distinct, customized plans for each capital department. The adoption of the Electricity Master Plan will officially establish a comprehensive energy management program, giving County government the ability to better manage its energy use and expenditures.

Scope
The impact of this item is countywide. The Electricity Master Plan applies to County facilities and operations and entails working with all County departments.

Fiscal Impact/Funding Source
All implementation shall be done on an annual basis and set forth in the annual budgets to be approved by this Board.

The Electricity Master Plan recommends many free or low-cost energy efficiency improvements, as well as such things as energy efficient retrofits. Implementation of the recommendations in the Electricity Master Plan is expected to have a net positive fiscal impact based on energy savings.

Track Record/Monitor
Patricia Gomez of the Sustainability Division of the Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources will monitor implementation of the plan.

MANAGER'S BACKGROUND
Background
On March 3, 2009, the Board of County Commissioners adopted Resolution No. R-228-09 directing the Mayor to develop a plan to reduce electricity consumption in County governmental operations by 20 percent from 2007 County consumption levels by no later than 2014. On June 22, 2009, a Report on Efforts to Develop Plan for Achieving 20 Percent Reduction in County Electricity Consumption by 2014 was submitted to the Board. It summarized the actions taken to address the Resolution including future strategies planned and/or under consideration for implementation, and discussed significant challenges the County faces in regard to achieving the reduction goal. The Report called for use of Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) funds to develop and implement an “Energy Management Plan.” With the grant funding received, the Office of Sustainability (OOS) developed the Miami-Dade County Electricity Master Plan: Establishing a Comprehensive Energy Management Program over the course of 2010-2012.

As directed under R-228-09, the Electricity Master Plan focuses solely on electricity consumption and does not encompass all energy sources. Because electricity is the primary energy source consumed by the County, accounting for approximately $100 million in annual expenditures, tackling electricity consumption is the first step toward establishing a comprehensive energy management program for Miami-Dade County operations.

A detailed update of the 2009 report is attached (Appendix B). In summary, as the Report concluded, there are challenges to achieving the goal of reducing electricity consumption to 20 percent below 2007 levels. They include, but are not limited to:

* Regulatory requirements for the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department that will impair its ability to reduce electricity use due to increased energy-intensive water treatment.
* New square footage coming on line through the implementation of the five year capital plan.
* A shift from rented to owned facilities due to budget constraints.

A continued commitment to, and focus on, sustainability is critical to implementing a viable plan for achieving the 20 percent electricity reduction goal and even more importantly, for institutionalizing energy efficiency in capital planning and facilities operations and management. Policy and program innovation and collaboration across departments will be necessary for moving the organization to decreasing electrical energy consumption and meeting the objective of Resolution No. R-228-09.




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Jack Osterholt, Deputy Mayor



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