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File #: 21-1196    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Calendar Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 8/27/2021 In control: Council and Authorities Concurrent Meeting
On agenda: 9/28/2021 Final action: 9/28/2021
Title: Action on an Agreement for Services with Power Systems Professionals, Inc. dba Power Pros for As-Needed Electric Equipment Repair, Maintenance, and Testing Services
Attachments: 1. Proposed Agreement for Services
REPORT TO COUNCIL
SUBJECT
Title
Action on an Agreement for Services with Power Systems Professionals, Inc. dba Power Pros for As-Needed Electric Equipment Repair, Maintenance, and Testing Services

Report
COUNCIL PILLAR
Deliver and Enhance High Quality Efficient Services and Infrastructure
BACKGROUND
Silicon Valley Power (SVP) has provided dependable electric service for 125 years. SVP has three generation plants within the City limits, and several facilities outside City limits. In addition, SVP has transmission, distribution, and substation assets that include four receiving stations, 23 substations in 2020 (which is anticipated to grow to 33 by 2026), one phase shifting transformer, 1,237 (consisting of 589 Primary + 648 Secondary) miles of distribution cabling, 26 miles of transmission cabling, approximately 8,000 utility poles and many more physical assets.

SVP plans to replace various pieces of equipment that are reaching the end of their useful life or are no longer supported by the manufacturers. A proactive equipment maintenance and replacement program is essential to improving system reliability, reducing the risk of catastrophic equipment failures, ensuring the systems are safe for staff, contractors, and the public, and managing cybersecurity risks. In addition, potential developments have made initial requests for more than 500 megawatts of new load, which could double SVP's current peak load. The increased electrical demand, as well as the aging infrastructure, has increased the need for electrical repair, maintenance, emergency response, and testing services for SVP's substation and generation equipment. SVP plans to augment staff to support these intermittent activities, but these staff are historically difficult to recruit and there are a large number of near term projects so SVP requires a qualified contractor to perform the required electric equipment repair, maintenance, and testing services.

DISCUSSION
Pursuant to City Code Secti...

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