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CL-2263 New Business   Item #: B.       
Meeting Date: 02/18/2020  
Subject:    Whitmell Solar and Ringgold Solar Metering and Billing-American Municipal Power
From: Jason Grey

Business Meeting:   02/18/2020
The City of Danville will begin receiving solar energy from (2) five-megawatt solar farms on Irish Road beginning this summer.  The Irish Road and Whitmell solar generating facilities will be owned and operated by Navisun and produce approximately 24,000,000 kilowatt hours.  The City will also receive twelve megawatts of solar energy from the Danville Farm solar facility.  This solar facility will be owned and operated by Strata Solar and looks to be operational by June 1, 2020.  From a financial perspective, staff would like City Council's approval to have American Municipal Power (AMP) meter the three solar generating assets and bill the City for the energy and capacity produced.  AMP currently provides this service for the Kentuck solar farm and Schoolfield Hydro facility.
In July 2018, the City of Danville entered into a twenty-five-year agreement with Strata Solar for twelve megawatts of solar generation at Danville Farm solar facility located in Ringgold, Virginia.  The City also entered into another 25-year agreement with Turning Point Energy to receive electric generation from the five megawatt Irish Road solar farm and the five megawatt Whitmell solar farm this summer.  These generation resources will provide local energy and save on rising transmission and capacity charges. 
Staff recommends that City Council authorize the City Manager to enter into American Municipal Power's (AMP) Agency Designation Agreement, which will allow AMP to manage the revenue meters associated with the Danville Farm, Irish Road, and Whitmell solar farms.  AMP will bill the City for any electric generation produced at the facility.

AMP Agency Agreement


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