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File #: 54718    Version: 1 Name: Funding the MadiSUN Residential Program and the MadiSUN Business Program in 2019.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 2/14/2019 In control: Engineering Division
On agenda: 3/19/2019 Final action: 3/19/2019
Enactment date: 3/25/2019 Enactment #: RES-19-00240
Title: Authorizing a non-competitive service contract with RENEW Wisconsin, Inc. for the MadiSUN Residential Program and the MadiSUN Business Program in 2019. (City Wide AD)
Sponsors: Samba Baldeh, Zach Wood, Shiva Bidar, Arvina Martin, Michael J. Tierney, Larry Palm, Marsha A. Rummel, Keith Furman, Ledell Zellers, Allen A. Arntsen, Maurice S. Cheeks, Steve King, David Ahrens, Paul R. Soglin, Barbara Harrington-McKinney, Michael E. Verveer
Attachments: 1. Renew WI Non-Competitive Selection Request - CC Approval Required February 2019.pdf
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution authorizes a non-competitive service contract with RENEW Wisconsin for the development of a solar purchasing program for area businesses and new construction projects. The total proposed contract is $89,500; funding for the contract is included in the Sustainability Improvements program in the Engineering-Facilities Management capital budget. The focus of the program is to implement the Madison Sustainability Plan via solar installations and energy efficient upgrades throughout the City.

MUNIS:
12237-401-200
Title
Authorizing a non-competitive service contract with RENEW Wisconsin, Inc. for the MadiSUN Residential Program and the MadiSUN Business Program in 2019. (City Wide AD)
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Whereas, the City of Madison has been a Solar America City since 2007, a SolSmart Gold Community since 2016 and is committed to promoting solar technology adoption at the local level;

Whereas, in March of 2017, the Common Council adopted RES-17-00213 which called on the City to establish a goal for City of Madison operations and community to reach a goal of 100% renewable energy and net-zero greenhouse gas emissions; and,

Whereas, the successful 2016, 2017, and 2018 MadiSUN residential programs, consisting of education, outreach and technical assistance and administered by RENEW Wisconsin, enabled 101 households to install 500 kilowatts of solar energy, investing over $1.3 million into the local clean energy economy and creating jobs; and,

Whereas, in 2018, the City of Madison recognized the need to build awareness about how and why solar electric systems can save businesses money and helped six businesses install 99 kilowatts of solar, and a continued expert-led and business- to-business education approach would help to overcome market barriers and expand solar on Madison’s commercial buildings; and,

Whereas, a favorable combination of Focus on Energy renewable energy incentives, a 30% federal investment tax credit that will start to ph...

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