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File #: 68335    Version: Name: Approving the City of Madison’s application to the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin Office of Energy Innovation (PSC-OEI) Critical Infrastructure Microgrid and Community Resilience Center Pilot Grant Program for the project “Feasibility Study for a
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/10/2021 In control: Mayor's Office
On agenda: 12/7/2021 Final action: 12/7/2021
Enactment date: 12/13/2021 Enactment #: RES-21-00807
Title: SUBSTITUTE - Approving the City of Madison’s application to the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin Office of Energy Innovation (PSC-OEI) Critical Infrastructure Microgrid and Community Resilience Center Pilot Grant Program for the project “Feasibility Study for a Microgrid at 1600 Emil St and 1501 W Badger”; authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the associated grant agreement with the PSC-OEI; and, amending the 2021 Adopted Capital Budget to accept the grant award of $50,000 in state funding.
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Regina M. Vidaver
Attachments: 1. PSC-OEI Microgrid Grant Application.PDF, 2. SUBSTITUTE - Resolution - OEI Microgrid Study.pdf
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution approves the application and authorizes the acceptance of a $50,000 Wisconsin Public Service Commission grant and amends the 2021 Sustainability Improvements capital project to reflect the grant. The city will contribute a 10% match of $5,600 in city staff time for the Sustainability Program Coordinator, Building Services Project Manager, and Engineering and Streets Department staff. The match will be absorbed with existing resources. There is no impact on the levy.

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SUBSTITUTE - Approving the City of Madison’s application to the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin Office of Energy Innovation (PSC-OEI) Critical Infrastructure Microgrid and Community Resilience Center Pilot Grant Program for the project “Feasibility Study for a Microgrid at 1600 Emil St and 1501 W Badger”; authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the associated grant agreement with the PSC-OEI; and, amending the 2021 Adopted Capital Budget to accept the grant award of $50,000 in state funding.
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WHEREAS, in 2021 the City of Madison along with nonprofit partner SlipStream identified a grant opportunity through the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin Office of Energy Innovation (PSC-OEI) Critical Infrastructure Microgrid and Community Resilience Center Pilot Grant Program; and,

WHEREAS, City of Madison Engineering - Facilities Management identified two adjacent city-owned facilities as prime candidates for a microgrid feasibility study; and,

WHEREAS, a microgrid study would offer valuable information to implement technologies such as battery storage that would make the City more resilient; and,

WHEREAS, in partnership with Slipstream, the City applied for the PSC-OEI grant in August 2021; and,

WHEREAS, in October 2021 the PSC-OEI awarded the City of Madison a grant in the amount of $50,000 for the project “Feasibility Study for a Microgrid at 1600 Emil St and 1501 W Badger”; and,

WHEREAS, the project work will consist of a feasibil...

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