PUBLIC HEARING AGENDA REQUEST

Sponsor:

Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

G. Robert Lee , County Administrator

April 15, 2002

Staff Lead:

Department: 

Paul S. McCulla

County Attorney

Topic: 

An Ordinance Approving Joint Powers Association Agreement for the Purchase of Electric Power from Virginia Electric and Power Company, d/b/a Dominion Virginia Power (hereinafter "Virginia Power") for Provision of Electricity

Topic Description:

Prior to energy deregulation, Virginia Power was the sole source provider of electric power to a large portion of Fauquier County.   The County contracted with Virginia Power for the provision of that power on a sole source basis.  As a result of the deregulation of the power industry, Virginia Power is no longer the sole source for electric power and to procure power services competitive procurement is now required.  VML/VACo has established a steering committee to accomplish this competitive procurement under the Joint Powers Act which allows localities to exercise their powers jointly.  As a result of the VML/VACo competitive procurement process, Virginia Power has been chosen as the provider of electric services.  The agreement with Virginia Power is for seven years.  While the VML./VACo has taken this action on the part of all localities, it is not required that localities participate in this joint procurement.  Attached to this agenda request is a summary of the agreement.

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

Hold a public hearing and determine whether to adopt the ordinance approving the proposed Joint Powers Act Agreement for provision of electric services by Virginia Power.

Financial Impacts Analysis:

None

Identify any other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be affected by this request:

VML/VACo Steering Committee

Virginia Power