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File #: 180965    Version: Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 11/1/2018 In control: Committee on Transportation and Public Utilities
On agenda: Final action: 11/29/2018
Title: Authorizing the Procurement Commissioner, on behalf of the City, to enter into an agreement with the Philadelphia Energy Authority to purchase electricity and certain attributes and benefits related to the generation of such electricity from a solar energy facility, Adams Solar, LLC, for use at and in connection with City facilities, all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Johnson
Indexes: PHILADELPHIA ENERGY AUTHORITY
Attachments: 1. 180965 - Exhibit Set, As Amended.pdf, 2. CertifiedCopy18096501.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsVideo
12/11/20181 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Not available
11/29/20181 CITY COUNCIL READ AND PASSEDPass16:0 Action details Not available
11/15/20181 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCILPass  Action details Not available
11/15/20181 CITY COUNCIL READ AND ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK'S SECOND READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
11/15/20181 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
11/14/20180 Committee on Transportation and Public Utilities HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Not available
11/14/20180 Committee on Transportation and Public Utilities HEARING HELD   Action details Not available
11/14/20180 Committee on Transportation and Public Utilities AMENDED   Action details Not available
11/14/20181 Committee on Transportation and Public Utilities REPORTED FAVORABLY, RULE SUSPENSION REQUESTED   Action details Not available
11/1/20180 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and ReferredPass  Action details Not available
Title
Authorizing the Procurement Commissioner, on behalf of the City, to enter into an agreement with the Philadelphia Energy Authority to purchase electricity and certain attributes and benefits related to the generation of such electricity from a solar energy facility, Adams Solar, LLC, for use at and in connection with City facilities, all under certain terms and conditions.

Body
WHEREAS, The Pennsylvania Electricity Generation Customer Choice and Competition Act made it possible for the City and all consumers of electricity to have direct access to the competitive market for the generated supply of electricity; and

WHEREAS, The City has established policy goals for increasing the percentage of City energy use from renewable sources; and

WHEREAS, The Philadelphia Energy Authority is authorized by the Municipality Authorities Act and City ordinances to enter into contracts for the supply of electricity; and

WHEREAS, The City's Office of Sustainability and the Procurement Department requested that the Authority enter into a selection process to identify a highly qualified supplier to provide electricity from renewable sources with certain attributes and benefits related to the generation of such electricity for use by City facilities with a proposed contract term of up to twenty (20) years; and

WHEREAS, Adams Solar, LLC, was selected as the Solar Electricity Seller through a competitive process which included a Request for Proposals issued on September 27, 2017; and

WHEREAS, The City's contract with the Authority would require the Authority to enter into a contract with the Solar Electricity Seller or its affiliates and undertake certain obligations, and the City will undertake certain obligations of the Authority; now, therefore


THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. The Procurement Commissioner, on behalf of the City, is hereby authorized to enter into an agreement with the Philadelphia Energy Authority for the supply of solar electricity and certain attributes and benefits related to the generation of such electricity for use at City facilities, based substantially on the terms of a contract between the Authority and Adams Solar, LLC, or its affiliates, acting as the Solar Electricity Seller. The contract between the Authority and the Solar Electricity Seller shall require the Solar Electricity Seller to provide electricity from solar energy sources for use at the City's facilities in coordination with the City's licensed service provider of electricity. The contract shall be substantially consistent with the terms set forth in the document attached hereto as Exhibit "A".

SECTION 2. The City Solicitor is hereby authorized to review and to approve the agreements necessary to effectuate this Ordinance, and to impose such terms and conditions on them as the City Solicitor may deem necessary and proper to protect the interests of the City of Philadelphia and to carry out the purpose of this Ordinance.







EXHIBIT A
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF
POWER PURCHASE AGREEMENT
FOR
CITY OF PHILADELPHIA VIA THE PHILADELPHIA ENERGY AUTHORITY
SECTION A.
Agreement
This Term Sheet is intended to identify the principal terms and conditions to be included in a Power Purchase Agreement (the "Agreement"), which will set forth the commitments, conditions and obligations of the City of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Energy Authority and other parties relating to the purchase and sale of electricity, capacity and environmental attributes.
Project
Adams Solar, Straban Township, Adams County, PA
Seller
Adams Solar LLC
Buyer
City of Philadelphia via the Philadelphia Energy Authority
Planned Available Capacity
70 MW(ac)
Available Capacity
Final Project size in MW(ac)
Buyer's Purchase
100% of the Planned Available Capacity and, to the extent that Seller ultimately increases the size of the Project above 70 MW, Buyer will have an option to purchase the incremental poweravailable over 70MW.
Term
20 years
Products
1) Unit-contingent, or as-available, electrical energy settled in the PECO Transmission Zone and scheduled to a PJM Subaccount managed by Buyer's Licensed Service Provider as designated by Buyer ("Subaccount").

2) Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard ("AEPS") Credits, as defined in Pennsylvania Act 213 and its amendments, transferred to Buyer's account in PJM's Generator Attribute Tracking System ("PJM-GATS"). AEPS Credits to be Green-e certifiable.

3) Cleared Capacity settled in the MetEd Transmission zone transferred to Buyer's Subaccount.

Hourly Fixed Price
A maximum price of $44.50/MWh for each hour of the Term, composed of:

Electrical Energy: $38.00/MWh

AEPS Credits: $5.00/MWh

Cleared Capacity: $1.50/MWh during the applicable capacity Delivery Year, starting with the first PJM auction, for which the Project is eligible to partipate and for which the Project clears, until termination date of the Agreement.
Additional Revenue
If Project qualifies for recovery of revenue requirements pursuant to PJM's schedule named "Reactive Supply and Voltage Control from Generation or Other Sources Service" in PJM's Tariff, Seller and Buyer will split such recovery on an equal basis.
Invoicing and Payment Terms
Seller shall invoice and receive payment from the Buyer's Licensed Service Provider pursuant to a separate agreement to be executed between Buyer, Seller and Buyer's Licensed Service Provider through monthly settlement and billing.
Target Commercial Operation Date ("Target COD")
October 31, 2020
Delay Damages
Except if caused by Force Majeure, if COD is not achieved on or before the Target COD, for each day after Target COD until the earlier of actual COD or April 30, 2021. Seller will pay Buyer daily liquidated damages equal to Planned Available Capacity times $50.
Outside Commercial Operation Date
Buyer shall have the right to terminate the agreement, with damages being limited to Seller's Credit Support, if Seller fails to reach COD by April 30, 2021.
Force Majeure
As defined by the Edison Electric Institute Master Power Purchase & Sale Agreement, which shall include any customary or commercially reasonable revisions as agreed upon by Seller and Buyer.
Seller's Obligations Prior to Commercial Operation
Seller will diligently pursue all required permits, consents, licenses, approvals or authorizations, from any Governmental Authority, PJM and the Transmission Provider, to enable Seller to commence and complete construction of the Project and to operate the Project.

Seller will provide to Buyer monthly reports that describe the status of Seller's efforts to obtain all such permits, consents, approvals or authorizations and progress toward meeting construction milestones.
Production Guarantee
Seller guarantees that Project will produce electrical generation amounts that are equal to or greater than 70% of the first contract year amounts of Annual Expected Quantity shown in Schedule 1, Row E (subject to changes to the final Available Capacity amount) attached to this Agreement and 85% of such amounts for the second contract year and each contract year thereafter for the remainder of the term. Seller shall pay Buyer liquidated damages equal to $38.00/MWh plus $5/AEPS Credit for each MWh below amounts identified in Schedule 1, Column F (subject to changes to the final Available Capacity amount).
Cleared Capacity Obligations
Cleared Capacity: a type of electricity capacity that has cleared in PJM capacity auctions from a seller to a buyer at the location of the physical resources.

Seasonal Quantity: 29 MW per day or 50% of summer-period Cleared Capacity, whichever is higher.

Annual Quantity: 15 MW per day or 50% of annual Cleared Capacity, whichever is higher.

Seller in its sole discretion will decide how to participate in PJM auctions with respect to offer quantity, offer price and product (i.e., Seasonal or Annual).

Seller shall have the obligation to provide the Buyer Cleared Capacity equal to Seasonal Quantity and Annual Quantity. To the extent that the Project has cleared capacity and under or over performs, as determined by PJM, and is assessed a penalty or credit by PJM, Buyer and Seller will split the credit or penalty on an equal basis.

Failure to Clear Capacity: If Seller fails to clear capacity associated with the Project in any PJM auction, Seller must provide to the Buyer replacement capacity. If Seller cannot buy replacement capacity Seller will pay the Buyer liquidated damages in an amount equivalent to its value.
Seller Credit Support
Seller shall provide the following performance assurances:

A Letter of Credit ("LOC") or , performance bond in a form reasonably satisfactory to Buyer, or cash, shall be provided within thirty (30) days of the execution of a definitive power purchase agreement in an amount of $10,000 per MW(ac) of Planned Available Capacity before Seller's issuance of full notice to proceed with commencement of construction of the Project ("FNTP"), with such amount to be increased to $75,000 per MW(ac) at FNTP, and further increased to $100,000 per MW(ac) following COD.

Seller credit support in the form a LOC or performance bond shall be supplied from entities rated A-/A3 or better by S&P, Moody's or AM Best, as applicable. Seller credit support in the form a guarantee shall be supplied from entities rated BBB-/Baa3 or better by S&P, Moody's or AM Best, as applicable.
Buyer Credit Support
Buyer will not be required to provide credit support if its long-term credit rating is equivalent or greater than investment grade BBB-/Baa3.
Seller Assignment
Seller shall not assign its interest in the Agreement without consent of Buyer, not to be unreasonably withheld.

Buyer's consent shall not be required with respect to an assignment or change of control whereby the assignee or controlling entity is a Qualified Operator.

A "Qualified Operator" means an operator of solar generation facilities with a minimum of 2 years' experience in the solar energy generation and operation business that has developed and constructed or operated at least 100 MW of solar energy generation facilities and that has replaced the Seller Credit Support in the amount and form and with the terms and conditions required by Seller under the terms of the Agreement.

A tax equity partner's investment in the Project shall not be deemed an assignment, nor shall any tax equity partner's sale of its position to one or more other tax equity investors.
Buyer Assignment
The Agreement will be assignable by the Buyer to an affiliate of Buyer if such affiliate's long-term credit rating is equivalent or greater than investment grade BBB-/Baa3.
Change in Law and Regulation
The Agreement is subject to PJM rules and practices, and to state laws governing the definition of Renewable Energy Credits and/or Alternative Energy Portfolio credits ("Renewable Credits"). If, during the Term of the Agreement, any PJM rule or practice, or any state law governing the definition of Renewable Credits, is terminated, modified or amended or is otherwise no longer applicable, resulting in a material alteration of a material right or obligation under this Agreement of a Party, the Parties agree to negotiate in good faith in an attempt to amend or clarify this Agreement to embody the Parties' original intent regarding their respective rights and obligations under this Agreement, provided that neither Party shall have any obligation to agree to any particular amendment or clarification of this Agreement.

Events of Default
As defined by the Edison Electric Institute Master Power Purchase & Sale Agreement which shall include any customary or commercially reasonable revisions as agreed upon by Seller and Buyer.
Governing Law
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Economic Opportunity Plan
The Agreement shall be subject to an Economic Opportunity Plan ("EOP") that will provide significant opportunities for women-, minority- and disabled person-owned businesses and workforce. Seller is committed to creating opportunities for local hiring, including women and minorities, during the construction of the project prior to COD and during the operations of the project after COD. The EOP is attached as "Section B".





SCHEDULE 1

A
B
C
D
E
F
CONTRACT YEAR
FIXED ELECTRICAL ENERGY PRICE ($/MWh)
ALTERNATIVE ENERGY PORTFOLIO CREDITS ($/MWh)
AUCTION SPECIFIC UNFORCED CAPACITY ($/MWh)
ANNUAL EXPECTED QUANTITY (MWh) OF ELECTRICAL ENERGY
ANNUAL PRODUCTION GUARANTEE (MWh)|1313|$38.00
$5.00
$1.50
156,170
109,319|1313|$38.00
$5.00
$1.50
155,389
132,081|1313|$38.00
$5.00
$1.50
154,612
131,420|1313|$38.00
$5.00
$1.50
153,839
130,763|1313|$38.00
$5.00
$1.50
153,070
130,110|1313|$38.00
$5.00
$1.50
152,305
129,459|1313|$38.00
$5.00
$1.50
151,543
128,812|1313|$38.00
$5.00
$1.50
150,785
128,167|13 13|$38.00
$5.00
$1.50
150,031
127,526|13
13|$38.00
$5.00
$1.50
149,281
126,889|13 13|$38.00
$5.00
$1.50
148,535
126,255|13 13|$38.00
$5.00
$1.50
147,792
125,623
13
$38.00
$5.00
$1.50
147,053
124,995
14
$38.00
$5.00
$1.50
146,318
124,370
15
$38.00
$5.00
$1.50
145,586
123,748
16
$38.00
$5.00
$1.50
144,858
123,129
17
$38.00
$5.00
$1.50
144,134
122,514
18
$38.00
$5.00
$1.50
143,413
121,901
19
$38.00
$5.00
$1.50
142,696
121,292
20
$38.00
$5.00
$1.50
141,983
120,686


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