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File #: RES PH 20-190    Version: 1
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 10/7/2020
Title: Approving the request of District Energy St. Paul, Inc. to amend District Cooling rates for fiscal year 2021. 
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Attachments: 1. DCDH Staff Report FY21_Final
Related files: RES 20-1222

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Approving the request of District Energy St. Paul, Inc. to amend District Cooling rates for fiscal year 2021. 

 

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WHEREAS, District Energy St. Paul, Inc. filed a notice and official affidavit on August 13, 2020, notifying the City of Saint Paul of a proposed cooling rate change; and

 

WHEREAS, the Saint Paul City Council acknowledged receipt of the notice of proposed cooling rate change on September 16, 2020 via RES 20-1222 and directed staff to review and analyze the rate change; and

 

WHEREAS, the cooling rate change became effective October 1, 2020, until approved or denied by the Saint Paul City Council pursuant to Section 11(e) of the Saint Paul Legislative Code, Appendix K - District Cooling Franchise; and

 

WHEREAS, evidence and recommendations have been presented to the City Council in the form of the attached City staff report submitted to the City Council in conjunction with a public hearing on this matter; and

 

WHEREAS, the overall cooling system customer rates as proposed by District Energy St. Paul, Inc. represent an average overall cost increase of 1.03%, based on 1200 utilization hours, from fiscal year 2020 rates, and thus formal approval by City Council Resolution is required;

 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the City Council approves the following cooling system customer billing rates changes as proposed by District Energy St Paul, Inc. per the attached amended Schedule A: 

1.                     The cooling demand rate increases from $29.28 to $30.02 per ton per month effective for fiscal year 2021.

2.                     The cooling energy rate decreases from $0.098 to $0.094 per ton-hour effective for fiscal year 2021.

3.                     The cooling transition rate increases from $0.390 to $0.394 per ton-hour at 1200 utilization hours effective for fiscal year 2021.

 

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