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Legislation #: 200822 Introduction Date: 9/17/2020
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER SHIELDS
Title: Authorizing the City Manager to execute addendums to Renewables Direct Participation Agreements with Evergy for the purchase of electric energy for the Missouri West and Missouri Metro account areas.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
9/17/2020 Filed by the Clerk's office
9/17/2020 Referred to Finance, Governance and Public Safety Committee
9/23/2020 Advance and Do Pass, Debate
9/24/2020 Passed

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200822.pdf Authenticated 57K Authenticated Ordinance
Renewables Direct_Addendum_MO Metro_Expedition_KC MO.pdf Agreement 36K addendum-metro
Renewables Direct_Addendum_MO West_Cimarron Bend III_KC MO.pdf Agreement 36K addendum-west
RenewablesDirect-GMO20190514.pdf Agreement 141K agreement-gmo
RenewablesDirect-KCPL20190514.pdf Agreement 145K agreement-KCPL
fact sheet.xlsx Fact Sheet 55K fact sheet

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ORDINANCE NO. 200822

 

Authorizing the City Manager to execute addendums to Renewables Direct Participation Agreements with Evergy for the purchase of electric energy for the Missouri West and Missouri Metro account areas.

 

WHEREAS, Kansas City has been a leader in acknowledging the effects of climate change on the City, region, State and Nation; and

 

WHEREAS, Council, in Committee Substitute for Resolution No. 200005, adopted May 14, 2020, established a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from City Municipal Operations seventy percent (70%) below 2005 levels by 2025, and a goal of being climate neutral by 2030, including a one hundred percent (100%) reduction for emissions related to electricity consumption by 2022; and 

 

WHEREAS, Council, in Resolution No. 181000, adopted on March 7, 2019, directed the City Manager to, among other things, enter into negotiations to obtain all its electricity used for municipal operations from carbon-free sources; and

 

WHEREAS, Council, in Ordinance No. 190233, adopted on April 11, 2019, authorized the City Manager to execute Renewables Direct Participation Agreements with KCP&L (now “Evergy”) for the City’s KCP&L and GMO account areas to purchase electric energy from a renewable energy resource (the “Agreements”). The Agreements were for twenty (20) year terms and contemplated Evergy securing wind farm resources and finalizing the prices and terms; and

 

WHEREAS, Evergy has secured wind farm resources and finalized proposed terms contained in the Renewables Direct Participation Agreement Missouri West and Missouri Metro Addendums (the “Addendums”) at 15-year and 20-year terms, respectively; and

 

WHEREAS, City staff have reviewed and recommend the City move forward in signing the Addendums; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That the City Manager is hereby authorized to execute the addendums to the Renewables Direct Participation Agreements for Missouri Metro and Missouri West with Evergy, Inc., for the purchase of electric energy from a renewable energy resource. Copies of the addendums are on file in the City Manager’s Office.

 

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Approved as to form and legality:

 

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Eluard Alegre

Assistant City Attorney