The last study was completed in 1998. It can be made available to the selected consultant.
Current staff is unsure what methodology was used for the last electric cost of service rate study. We are interested in discussing this with the selected consultant and reaching a mutual agreement as to the most appropriate method.
We have customer class data that can be used to determine proportional demand share for each class since we do not have AMI implemented.
We have no pre-determined number of onsite meetings. We will rely on the selected consultant for advice and recommendations regarding public meetings.
Direct costs and revenues for SEC are segregated by cost center and/or general ledger account number.
The capacity and energy payments are reflected on the monthly bill from GRDA, but are not intended to offset the cost of purchased power. These are revenue sources used to retire the debt incurred to construct SEC, to cover ongoing maintenance of the SEC, and to fund other operations of the Stillwater Utilities Authority. GRDA dispatches our units and pays SUA for energy generated.
The last water/wastewater cost of service study was undertaken in 2015. It was not completed and remains in draft form. The information can be made available to the selected consultant.
Current staff is unaware of any prior rate study for solid waste.
There is no specific targeted deadline and any timelines in the RFQ should be considered tentative. We would like to be prepared to implement the new rates in January of 2020, but this is also tentative at this point.
Appropriate and available data to be used for the study and timing of the study will be discussed as part of contract negotiations with the selected consultant.
We constantly evaluate budget and revenue data and feel it is time to ensure that we have the best possible rates for our customers.
The SUA is one entity and the revenue impacts the City budget across all areas. It seemed more effective and efficient to complete a study of all utilities at one time.