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(a) The PUC shall examine the feasibility of supplying electricity to all new City developments, particularly those that would potentially yield the highest benefit to the City, including, without limitation, military base reuse projects, redevelopment projects, projects occupying any portion of public land, projects funded in whole or in part by local, State, or Federal funds, other City projects, and certain other private projects seeking City approvals.
(b) If, after considering the cost of providing service to a new project, the PUC deems a project to be beneficial to the City, the project sponsor shall work with the PUC to prepare an assessment of the feasibility of the City providing electric service to the project. The assessment shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (1) electric load projection and schedule; (2) evaluation of existing electric infrastructure and new infrastructure that will be needed; (3) the potential for on-site generation and load reduction through energy efficiency and demand response; (4) business structure cost analysis; and (5) financial and cost recovery period analysis. The assessment shall determine whether the addition of the new customer will benefit the City and its existing customers, considering the additional costs to serve the new customer.
(c) Subject to required approvals and the assessment in Section 99.2(b), the PUC shall supply electricity to new City developments and other projects, to the extent consistent with its responsibility for the exclusive management, jurisdiction, and control of energy supplies and utilities of the City as provided in Section 8B.121 of the Charter.
(Added by Ord. 47-06, File No. 051889, App. 3/25/2006; amended by Ord. 247-14 , File No. 140704, App. 12/17/2014, Eff. 1/16/2015)