PCWA Interim Power Agreement Approved
AUBURN - Directors of the Placer County Water Agency on Thursday (Mar. 7) approved an interim agreement to continue the sale of the agency's hydroelectric energy output to the Pacific Gas and Electric Company, effective May 1.
Andy Fecko, PCWA's director of resource development, said the interim agreement is needed because the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has not acted on a May 2012 application for approval of a long term agreement.
PCWA and PG&E last May negotiated the long term power sale agreement, which is designed to replace an existing 50-year contract that expires Apr. 30. It covers the sale of the electrical energy produced by PCWA's five hydroelectric power plants. Fecko said the interim contract may be needed for only a few weeks, or not at all, but that the two organizations needed to be prepared for any possible delay. He defined it as a "status quo" agreement that would continue existing terms as needed.
The interim contract also won approval earlier in the day from the Middle Fork Project Finance Authority, a joint powers partnership between PCWA and the County of Placer.
In other business, PCWA directors:
- heard a presentation from former state assemblyman Roger Niello, who is currently president of the Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. Niello briefed the PCWA board on the chamber's Next Economy Capital Region Prosperity Plan, which lays out a vision for future economic development in the six-county capital region. Information is available at www.nexteconomycapitalregion.org.
- heard a presentation from City of Roseville water conservation coordinator Lisa Brown, who represents Placer County and inland Northern California on the board of the California Urban Water Conservation Council (CUWCC). PCWA and Roseville were among the regional leaders that were successful two years ago in gaining north state representation on the council, which had leaned heavily to the south.
The PCWA Board of Directors will next meet in adjourned session at 2 p.m. on Monday, Mar. 11, at the PCWA Business Center, 144 Ferguson Road, in Auburn. The next regular meeting of the board will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Mar. 21. PCWA board meetings are open to the public.
Pet Care | Real Estate | Restaurants | Tech | View All | * Add/Upgrade Business
Placer County News HeadlinesRoseville Bank Robbery Suspect Sought in Multiple HeistsWells Fargo of Roseville, Calif., a non-governmental organization, is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest, and conviction of this individual.
Mastering Leave of Absences Workshop September 15thRoseville, CA- Spend the morning of September 15th with the experts in the wild world of workplace injuries, disabilities, and leaves of absences.
California Fires Update SummaryA low pressure trough will be over Northern California for much of this week as over 10,000 firefighters battle nine large wildfires.
Lake Tahoe Fun: Labor Day Weekend and Beyond(SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev.) - Tahoe South's late-summer offerings include a plethora of indoor and outdoor ventures, fireworks, festivals, and live entertainment through Labor Day weekend and beyond
California Taxpayers to Fund Firearm Violence Research CenterUniversity of California President Janet Napolitano recently announced her intent to establish the University of California Firearm Violence Research Center at UC Davis'
Placer County Makes Way for Oversized Trucks on I-80Roseville, CA - Now, taller trucks and vehicles can successfully navigate Interstate 80 from Reno to San Francisco without interruption.
Placer SPCA's Barktoberfest in Roseville on October 9thRoseville, CA - Placer SPCA's Barktoberfest event will kick off in Roseville on October 9th with a 2.5K/5K Fun Run
2 Killed, Alcohol Suspected in Deadly Highway 99 CrashOn August 28th, 2016, at approximately 10:50 PM, a Honda Accord, being driven by a 21 year old male, was driving the wrong way northbound in the southbound
Roseville Utility Exploration Center EventsRoseville, CA - It is the mission of the Roseville Utility Exploration Center to promote a healthy environment by encouraging individual actions for a sustainable future.
Tahoe Vista Paddlefest Fall Classic(TAHOE VISTA, Ca.), -- On September 10 - 11, 2016, paddleboard enthusiasts from all over the world will embark on the first annual Tahoe Vista Paddlefest Fall Classic
Thunder Valley Annual Paper Donation for Local SchoolsThunder Valley Casino Resort will deliver over 800 reams of office paper to the Western Placer Unified School District.
15 Year Old Student Arrested for Felony ThreatsToday, Placer County Sheriff's detectives arrested a 15-year-old Colfax High School student on a felony charge of attempted criminal threats
NEWS: In Case You Missed It