DESERT COMMUNITY ENERGY
BOARD MEETING AGENDA


Monday, March 19, 2018
2:30 p.m.

Coachella Valley Association of Governments
73-710 Fred Waring Drive, Suite 200
Palm Desert, CA 92260

(760) 346-1127

This meeting is handicapped accessible.
Action may result on any items on this agenda. 

1.

CALL TO ORDER

2.
ROLL CALL
3.
PUBLIC COMMENTS

This is the time and place for any person wishing to address Desert Community Energy on items not appearing on the agenda to do so.
4.
BOARD MEMBER /  DIRECTOR COMMENTS
5.
CONSENT CALENDAR
6.
DISCUSSION / ACTION
A.

RECOMMENDATIONInformation only. 

RECOMMENDATION:
1.  Approve launch of DCE in July/August 2018, pending completion of CPUC Waiver process, and
2.  Approve DCE Product Offerings and Rate Discount to include Cost Savings choice and 100% Carbon-Free choice. 

RECOMMENDATIONAuthorize the Executive Officer to execute a Service Agreement with Southern California Edison Company and provide for posting of $100,000 performance bond to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) as required for Desert Community Energy to commence service.

RECOMMENDATIONApprove and authorize the Chair to sign two amendments to Task Order 2 between The Energy Authority and Desert Community Energy; Amendment No. 1 provides for TEA to provide a $500,000 Security Deposit  to the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) and Amendment No. 2 provides for DCE to transact Resource Adequacy directly with Southern California Edison, using TEA as agent.

RECOMMENDATIONAuthorize the Executive Officer, in consultation with DCE Legal Counsel, to negotiate an agreement with the credit and banking services vendor recommended by the selection committee and authorize the DCE Board Chair to approve and execute the agreement to meet the timeline for July/August 2018 launch.
F.
Conflict of Interest Code - Katie Barrows

RECOMMENDATIONAdopt DCE Policy Number 18-01 approving a Conflict of Interest Code for Desert Community Energy.

RECOMMENDATIONAdopt DCE Policy # 18-02 authorizing DCE's Executive Officer/Executive Director to execute agreements up to $100,000 without prior Board approval when certain conditions are met, consistent with Section 3.13 of the Joint Powers Agreement, and to sign standard documents necessary to implement routine CCA functions.

RECOMMENDATIONAdopt DCE Policy # 18-03 delegating authority to DCE's Executive Officer/Executive Director to take action on time-sensitive Regulatory and Legislative Matters impacting DCE, in consultation with the Chair.
7.
INFORMATION
8.
ANNOUNCEMENTS

Upcoming Meetings at 73-710 Fred Waring Drive, Suite 200, Palm Desert

The next Board Meeting of Desert Community Energy will be on April 16, 2018 at 2:30 p.m.
9.
ADJOURNMENT