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1 December 4 – Cedar Falls December 5 – Muscatine December 6 – Ankeny December 7 – Atlantic December 10 – Orange City December 11 - Algona

2 Agenda ❶ State legislative report ❷ State regulatory report
Election results and implications Educating new legislators (thumb drive tour) IAMU legislative priorities Other legislation to watch ❷ State regulatory report ❸ Federal update ❹ NESHAP RICE in context of MISO market ❺ Energy Services Report ❻ Management policies ❼ Mutual aid and safety/loss update

3 Agenda - Today Only @ CFU
①(c) Legislative Priority – Transmission Investments ❺ Energy Services Report (except DR/Breda study) ❹ NESHAP RICE in context of MISO market ⑤ Energy Services – DR/Breda study ❶ State legislative report Election results and implications Educating new legislators (thumb drive tour) IAMU legislative priorities Other legislation to watch ❷ State regulatory report ❸ Federal update ❻ Management policies ❼ Mutual aid and safety/loss update

4 IAMU Priority 1. Transmission
Right of First Refusal (ROFR) – states get authority to chose who builds transmission Competitive bidding vs. incumbent ROFR Why is this important to you? Investments are hedge against rising costs Muni investments lower costs - consumers win; Iowa wins Early investments verify value FERC has clearly signaled value of joint investment

5 Actions Supporting Investment
Legislation passed in other states Meeting with key committee Chairs IAMU working group to establish principles and negotiating strategy Expect to work with other utilities on issue - Hope to have utility industry agreement Meeting with IUB ( ) – background slides presented by Anne Kimber follow…

6 Transmission Investment History
Joint owners in MEC baseload coal plants on Mississippi and Missouri Rivers got share of transmission with generation Examples: Atlantic, Cedar Falls, Eldridge, Montezuma, Tipton, Waverly, and NIMECA members Those in MISO market (in Louisa, Neal 4, Walter Scott 3, Walter Scott 4) Formerly received MAPP Schedule F revenues Now receive MISO Attachment O revenues under Cedar Falls Utilities (CFU is a MISO TO)

7 Transmission Investment History
Midwest Municipal Transmission Group (MMTG) is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. It was founded in 2001 by IAMU, Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association (MMUA) and Central Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (CMMPA): “…service, assistance and promotion of joint efforts relative to the planning, construction, ownership, investment, operation, maintenance, administration of electric transmission and/or power supply facilities or resources.” Today MMTG has 56 members in Iowa, Illinois and Minnesota In Iowa, municipals as part of the Midwest Municipal Transmission Group (MMTG) won investment rights in MidAmerican facilities as part of a FERC market power settlement in 2005. Quad Cities West project Grimes Granger line Iowa municipal investments via Iowa Public Power Agency

8 Joint Financing Legislation
IPPA grew out of Joint financing legislation in 2001 that changed Chapter 476A to allow joint financing of facilities, including transmission. Note: HF 2144 Transmission investment legislation in 2012 enables cities or power agencies to own transmission beyond Iowa and contiguous states.

9 IPPA… Is a 28 E entity whose purposes include (from Articles of Incorporation): “…purchase or construct facilities and otherwise exercise all powers conferred by Chapters 28E, 28F and Sections 476a.20 through 476A.36 (Code of Iowa, 2005, as amended.. and issue its public bonds or obligations as …necessary…to carry out its purposes.” 16 municipal investors participate via the Iowa Public Power Agency (IPPA) IPPA receives Attachment O revenue for its investments via CFU

10 Muni investments in CAPX
Municipal utilities, including 3 in Iowa, are participating in CAPX via the Central Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (CMMPA) 345 kV Brookings Line CMMPA is a MISO Transmission Owner

11 Municipal Transmission investments bring value to Iowa
For municipal electric utilities: Investments are a financial hedge against rising transmission costs Municipal participation demonstrates a commitment to participating and contributing to the collective responsibility of improving the regional transmission system Appropriate that cities carry their weight

12 Municipal Transmission investments bring value to Iowa
For all load: municipal investment contribution reduces total costs of transmission investment: benefits all load paying for transmission. Access to tax-free bonds provides munis with lower cost debt financing than investor-owned utilities Public power overhead expenses are lower than IOUs Munis do not pay or include federal income tax in their rates Muni participation in transmission planning serves the public interest

13 MISO updated OATT Schedule 9 September 26 2012
Utility Net Revenue Requirement MidAmerican $74,352,600 Cedar Falls $1,960,530 Atlantic $1,123,036 IPPA $303,010 Eldridge $123,707 Pella $741,438 Montezuma $69,547 Tipton $25,148 Total MEC zone $78,699,017 Rate per kW-month $1.67

14 Need for Ongoing Partnerships
We expect transmission investment to ramp up, with increasing costs to all load Enabling the public to invest in transmission can reduce transmission costs for all Partnerships: wider public awareness of the benefits of new transmission, may facilitate project development

15 FERC Order 1000 possibilities
More efficient and cost-effective regional planning Local/regional planning consider state Public Policy requirements Efficient and cost-effective transmission solutions? FERC Removal of Right of First Refusal for MVPs and other projects which have cost-sharing MISO compliance filing October 11, 2012…

16 FERC Order 1000 in Iowa…. Some ideas:
Robust stakeholder process to ensure that transmission constructed in Iowa meets Iowa’s public policy objectives IUB and OMS provide transmission engineering study results to stakeholders – more information sharing Iowa include requirement that projects built in Iowa provide opportunity for municipal investment on the MidAmerican-IPPA or CAPX-CMMPA model Next steps….

17 ❺ Energy Services E-PAYS® Other Energy Services Programs
Demand Reduction Strategies - Breda Study

18 Energy Services The Iowa Energy Bank provides loans for energy efficiency or renewable projects >$100,000 to local governments and non-profits IAMU’s E-PAYS® program extends program to smaller projects E-PAYS = Efficiency – Pay As You Save

19 Dept. of Admin. Service’s Energy Bank Loan Terms & Process
As low as 1% APR Closing costs 2% Loan servicing 0.25% annually for effective APR of 1.67% PLAN REVIEW APPROVE FINALIZE LOAN $100,000 minimum

20 Sub-loan program Expands energy efficiency projects Available to IAMU members $1.2 million fund

21 Five program areas Distribution system loss reduction and smart grid applications LED Streetlight purchase Community Solar Photovoltaic systems Community Energy Efficiency loan pilot project Energy Efficiency in water and wastewater treatment

22 Distribution System Loss Reduction and Smart Grid Applications
Reducing system energy losses Implementing measures that reduce demand Target: $400,000

23 Possible Distribution System Measures
Eliminating unmetered electric usage Implementing a meter testing program Measures that improve power factor Conservation voltage reduction

24 Possible Distribution System Measures
Replacing oversized conductors Transformers Replacing older, inefficient transformers “Right sizing” of transformers Demand reduction strategies Load control measures Smart grid Customer feedback devices

25 Target: $200,000 LED Street Light Financing
Continuance of joint purchase agreement (IAMU’s current pricing is good through January 12, 2013 Utilities may borrow funds to purchase additional fixtures Program limited or capped at the value of the loan available (approximately 450 fixtures) Target: $200,000

26 Target: $200,000 Solar: Two concepts
Community solar photovoltaic projects Loans to residential and/or commercial customers Target: $200,000

27 Target: $200,000 Community Solar Photovoltaic
Projects similar to Farmers Electric Cooperative Community “Solar Garden” in Kalona Customers purchase panels on a jointly owned array and receive credit for the share of energy generated by that panel Target: $200,000



30 Solar: Residential PV or solar hot water
Federal Tax Credit (12/31/2016) 30% of cost; no upper limit Primary or secondary residence; not rentals State of Iowa tax credit 50% of federal credit (15% of cost) up to $3,000 Up to $1.5 million a year; only $120k so far in 2012 has been used

31 Solar: Commercial PV or solar hot water
Federal Tax Credit (12/31/2016) 30% of cost; no upper limit State of Iowa tax credit 50% of federal credit (15% of cost) up to $15,000 Up to $1.5 million a year; only $120k so far in 2012 has been used

32 Residential Solar Scenario
4 kW solar PV would generate app. 5,200 kWh/yr 2012 ave. installed cost in Iowa = $4.86/watt Total installed cost to customer = $19,440 Federal tax credit = $5,832 State of Iowa tax credit = $2,916 Net cost to customer = $10,692 Loan payment = $69/mo. for 15

33 Solar Links Federal tax credits: State tax credits: Open PV website:

34 Target: $200,000 Residential Loan Pilot Project
3-5 IAMU member pilot communities Utility makes 0% loans to customers to make energy efficiency improvements On-bill financing for loan repayment Target: $200,000

35 Residential Loan Pilot Project-Workflow
Energy audit is performed on customer’s home Qualified utility employee OR Qualified third-party auditor Energy audit recommends cost-effective measures that could be financed

36 Residential Loan – Eligible Measures 1
Building Envelope Improvements (insulation; air sealing and weatherization) HVAC System Improvements High-efficiency natural gas furnaces (if utility sells NG) ENERGY STAR central air conditioning ENERGY STAR air source heat pumps, including ductless (mini-split) ASHP systems ENERGY STAR geothermal systems ECM motor replacement for air handlers

37 Residential Loan – Eligible Measures 2
ENERGY STAR domestic hot water systems Solar thermal Heat pump water heater Gas demand (gas utilities) Gas condensing (gas utilities) Gas storage (gas utilities)

38 0% Loans to the Customer-On Bill Payments
Loan Amount Term (months) $1,000 or less 12 months $1,001-$2,000 24 months $2,001-$3,000 36 months $3,001-$4,000 48 months $4,001-$5,000 60 months

39 Target: $200,000 Energy Efficiency in Water/Wastewater Treatment
Some of the biggest energy costs for a city Assess the water and energy efficiency potential of systems Assist cities with significant water and energy efficiency potential to develop and complete projects to reduce water and energy consumption Target: $200,000

40 Possible Water/Wastewater Measures
Comprehensive system audit Variable frequency drives (VFD’s) for electric motors (workshop on well attended!) Building envelope and lighting Leak detection Customer-side water conservation measures Improved metering Alternative treatment technologies

41 Loan Terms (from IAMU to utility)
2% initiation fee passed through to DAS $300 IAMU loan processing fee 2% interest rate: 1% interest paid to DAS on loan proceeds 0.25% annual servicing fee paid to DAS 0.75% paid to IAMU to cover admin expenses including loan reporting to DAS Up to 15 year repayment schedule

42 Loan Agreement Process
Pre-Application Review by IAMU and approval Develop loan agreement Signature by utility and IAMU

43 Other Energy Services Whole Town Audit concept continues
Audits of city buildings, facilities, infrastructure Audits of key account facilities Rate studies for small systems Support for energy grant NEW OPPORTUNITY: Sustainable Community Demonstration Funding

44 ❹ NESHAP RICE In Context of MISO Market
What to do with Compression Ignition Reciprocal Internal Combustion Engines (CI-RICE) depends to significant extent on what happens with the MISO capacity market

45 Changing Capacity Market in MISO
BASICS: For each kW of coincident demand, there must be a kW of generation, plus a reserve margin TODAY: Utility or its power supplier plans resources to meet customer peak load, plus a reserve MISO operates a voluntary monthly auction for supplemental capacity

46 Resource Planning Today
1. Utility forecasts required capacity plus reserves 2. Builds needed resources 3. Voluntary Monthly Auction Available

47 Resource Planning 6/1/13 Utilities send MISO their forecast peak demand & coincident MISO peak (by ) MISO calculates unforced capacity (UCAP) value for each resource Market participants ensure they have sufficient UCAP to meet coincident peak demand MISO opens auction & receives offers for generation, DR, and behind-the-meter generation (in $/MW) All offers needed to meet demand + reserve clear auction and receive same clearing price Utilities purchase capacity at auction clearing price ($/last MW in)

48 Resource Planning 6/1/13 If a utility has not purchased sufficient credits to cover forecast load (not likely), it pays for the deficiency at times the MISO established Cost Of New Entry (CONE) or x $97,650 or $268,342.20/MW-yr. Utility can opt out of auction by submitting plan to meet requirements from its own (or supplier’s) resources (by )

49 Forecasts based on econometric methods
1. Peak Demand Forecast & Required Capacity Send to MISO Forecasts based on econometric methods

50 2. MISO Calculates Needed Capacity and Reserves for Each Zone

51 3. Resources Offered in Auction (March 27-29, 2013)
$65,000/MW-Yr.$ $0/MW-Yr.$ $95,000/MW-Yr.$ $10,000/MW-Yr.$ $30,000/MW-Yr.$ $35,000/MW-Yr.$ $34,000/MW-Yr.$

52 3. Auction Clearing Price(results 4-5-13)
$65,000/MW-Yr.$ $65,000/MW-Yr. Clearing Price $65,000/MW $0 $0/MW-Yr.$ $95,000/MW-Yr.$ $10,000/MW-Yr.$ $30,000/MW-Yr.$ $35,000/MW-Yr.$ $34,000/MW-Yr.$

53 FRAP or Auction? Utility can opt out of auction by submitting Fixed Resource Adequacy Plan to meet requirements from its own (or supplier’s) resources Opinions vary regarding the value of FRAP

54 Capacity Market Risk If utility has no generation (owned or rented from supplier), it must buy credits at the auction clearing price Next auction price is unknown New generation will be expensive Basic commodities (steel, copper, etc.) and emission requirements are drivers

55 Capacity Market Risk/opportunity
Capacity shortage expected by 2016 Age and environmental regulation, e.g., mercury rule in 2015, will result in plant retirements; fewer generators in auction mean higher prices Many power plants will be out of service for months of retrofits for new bag houses, scrubbers, and other pollution control technology Long-run? Costs should approach CONE

56 Market Risk/Opp. – Price Separation
Resource values differ by zone Traded as zonal resource credit (ZRC) Zone 3 may have import restrictions, so load served by resources in another zone may pay more 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

57 Capacity Market Takeaways
The new market fundamentally changes the way utilities do resource planning There are many new complexities Initial risk is probably low, intermediate risk ( ) may be higher, risk may be lower in long-run, but prices will be higher Demand response is integral to planning There is still much to be learned/understood

58 Capacity Market Takeaways
Check with power supplier: What load for your utility was included in the forecast (if known)? Will you be covered by FRAP or the auction? If served by resource in another zone, will it receive zone 3 ZCRs after the 2-year expiration of grandmother provision? How will partial MW ZCRs be handled? If not currently in MISO, follow developments with WAPA, Basin Electric, CIPCO, etc. See report for other risks/opp. to consider

59 Market Risk Mitigation Strategies
It’s all about peak demand – use all cost effective measures to reduce it: Load controls – AC, water heaters, municipal loads Energy efficiency programs - lighting, motors, insulation Time of use and interruptible rates Behind the meter gen. – utility’s or customers’ Dynamic voltage reduction Thermal & battery storage

60 Evaluate Strategies to Lower Peaks
Peak demand drives capacity, transmission, and rents. Example: $60/kW-year $28/kW-year Directly Assigned $24/kW-year Total peak demand cost = $112/kW-year Compare with A.C. switches at ~$15/kW-year (over 15 years, based on IAMU project costs without grant support)

61 Market Risk Mitigation Strategies
Rely on joint action for expertise to operate in the market and to build new generation If dependent on non-muni power supplier, put verification ahead of trust (ask questions and know details of your contract) Focus on what you can affect – distribution reliability and customer costs Educate policymakers and public

62 EPA’s NESHAP RICE Rule Diesel electric generators must be compliant with EPA’s NESHAP RICE rule by May 3, 2013 or run only for emergencies (ice storms, etc.) Proposed amendments provide up to 100 hours of operating time, including 50 hours for peak shaving (1st two years) A decision on proposed amendments to the rule is expected December 14, 2012, but may not be available in written form until March

63 What to do about RICE? Check with power supplier/JAA to determine if capacity is needed and if credits will be available to utility Consider filing by for one-year extension, even if you ultimately decide not to proceed with retrofit NOTE: The rule does not permit joint filing for extension. IAMU has sample request that has been reviewed by EPA. See

64 What to do about RICE? Follow information in Taskforce Report and supplements about the value of RICE units in the MISO capacity market Before replacing RICE units, consider higher value of alternatives, i.e., larger, more fuel efficient, strategically located generation

65 Why manage peak demand? Risk management—something utility can control
New tools Maintain reliable & cost-effective service Avoid charges: Demand Transmission DAF Reduce energy purchases during high demand periods Improve demand factor

66 Why manage peak demand? Transmission & generation owners
Delay or reduce need for new infrastructure Compare supply side resource to demand side resource Midwest ISO Capacity Market Market participants purchase capacity in auction or provide own capacity Participants with excess capacity could make money Demand response and efficiency could be capacity resources

67 A Brief Review Direct Load Control
Distributed generation—mainly diesel generators Energy efficiency Dynamic Voltage Regulation Smart grid: new tools Time of use pricing Advanced control of grid & customer loads Integration of distributed generation Electric vehicles

68 Key Questions What demand-based charges apply?
How can charges be reduced by managing peak? What is the risk of these charges going up? Is it a good business investment? How will customers respond?

69 Why are we doing this? “Chance favors the prepared mind.” Louis Pasteur “We haven’t got the money, so we’ve got to think!” Ernest Rutherford (British physicist, Noble prize, 1908)

70 Breda Example Breda Municipal Electric System
Small utility looking for ways to manage costs 291 Electric Customers Power suppliers: WAPA & MEAN Active load control since 1982 CDBG grant to study additional peak reducing, cost saving measures

71 Breda Example Demand-based charges Peaks set by heating and cooling
Demand: Monthly Transmission: Monthly DAF Charge: Based on historical peak Peaks set by heating and cooling Summer: mid afternoon peak Winter: early morning peak

72 Breda Example Strategies examined:
Improvements of existing load control system Shifting municipal loads Rebates for air source and geothermal heat pumps Community solar project Alternative rate structures: e.g., interruptible or time of use

73 Direct Load Control Breda has 30 year old load control system
Switches on air conditioners and water heaters Utility monitors daily load Initiate control to keep demand under target Dispatchable resource allowing utility to directly monitor the effect Good customer acceptance Analysis showed improvements, including replacement of switches to be most cost-effective strategy

74 Shifting Municipal Loads
Examined city facilities for peak reduction potential Looked at largest loads Considered energy efficiency potential High efficiency lighting High efficiency heating/cooling Load control Looked at water/wastewater operations, especially sequencing of pumps at water plant Not all facilities had opportunities

75 Shifting Municipal Loads
Water plant: 62 kW of pumps Well pumps → Detention tank Transfer pumps → Clear well High service pumps → Water tower Strategies: Fill all tanks prior to expected peak event Backwash after peak event Adjust fill set points during peak event

76 Energy Efficiency Use energy efficiency to reduce peak demand
Heating/cooling or equipment that runs continuously best options Heating & Cooling—install high efficiency equipment Air conditioners Heat pumps Other: Commercial lighting, IT Servers, Industrial loads

77 Energy Efficiency Example
Breda Air conditioning summer peak, heating winter peak No natural gas—propane and electricity heating sources Incentives for air-source & geothermal heat pumps Reduce peaks Increase electricity sales Customers save money

78 Solar Options Community Solar Customers invest in solar Receive monthly credit Utility retains ownership Customer owned solar Customers install/own solar and receive tax credit Utility may provide incentive; must determine billing Farmers Electric Cooperative of Kalona Solar Garden Analysis of 3 years of hourly load & weather data showed ~70% of nameplate capacity available during 2 – 3 p.m. summer peak

79 Solar Availability Due south (180o) WSW (240o)

80 Solar Availability Clear Sky Scattered Clouds

81 Solar Availability “AMP understands the value of solar as an on-peak resource. During the day, especially hot summer days, when spot market prices are highest, solar generation is at its best in terms of the amount of energy generated. Having access to this resource helps keep participants off the spot market and reduces the cost of power.” Marc Gerken, President and CEO of American Municipal Power at ribbon cutting celebration for 3.54 MW Napoleon Solar Facility in Ohio

82 Rates Demand Rates Interruptible Rates Time of Use Rates
Rate incentive to customer with large load that can be interrupted Time of Use Rates Cost of wholesale power varies with time/demand Effective if utility receives price signals from power supplier Can be implemented simply Financial benefit to utility and customer

83 Conclusions from Breda Study
Managing peak demand helps maintain lower rates Demand based charges expected to rise Quantify cost of peak demand Quantify how much peak demand can be reduced & how it will impact wholesale rate Evaluate multiple strategies What works best for your situation

84 ❶ State Legislative Report
Julie Smith Legislative and Regulatory Counsel Election Report and Thumb Drive Tour IAMU’s legislative priorities Transmission investments - right of first refusal Water service within two miles of a city Tax credits for community renewables Other legislation

85 Election Report Senate – 26 D -23 R
Late Senator Pat Ward’s seat – Dec. 11 Special Election: Charles Schneider (atty /WDSM City Council) v. Desmund Adams (atty/small business owner) Merlin Bartz & Shawn Hamerlinck Janet Peterson – former House Commerce Chair

86 Senate Democratic Leaders
Majority Leader – Mike Gronstal (Council Bluffs) New Senate President – Pam Jochum (Dubuque) New President Pro Temp – Steve Sodders (Marshalltown) New Majority Whip – Joe Bolkcom (Iowa City) Assistant Majority Leaders – Amanda Ragan (Mason City) Bill Dotzler (Waterloo) Matt McCoy (Des Moines) Wally Horn (Cedar Rapids)

87 Senate Republican Leaders
Republicans New Minority Leader - Senator Bill Dix   (Dike) New Senate Whip - Rick Bertrand -Sioux City Assistant Leaders : Roby Smith (Davenport)  Joni Ernst (Red Oak) Tim Kapucian (Keystone)   David Johnson (Ocheyedan) Randy Feenstra (Hull)

88 Election Report – IA House
House of Representatives 53 R – 47 D D’s picked up 7 seats Incumbents defeated – Assistant Leader Renee Schulte, Nick Wagner, Bob Hager, Ross Paustian, John Wittneben Just last week – Brian Quirk, (New Hampton) resigned to take the GM position at New Hampton Municipal Light Plant – special election – January 22

89 House Democratic Leaders
Minority Leader  Kevin McCarthy (Des Moines) Assistant Leaders Ako Abdul-Samad (Des Moines) Mary Mascher (Iowa City) Mark Smith (Marshalltown) Mary Gaskill (Ottumwa)

90 House Republican Leaders
Speakers Kraig Paulsen (Hiawatha) Majority Leader Linda Upmeyer (Clear Lake) Speaker Pro Temp  Steve Olson (DeWitt) Majority Whip Chris Hagenow (Clive) Assistant Leaders    Walt Rogers (Cedar Falls) Jeff Smith (Okoboji) Matt Windschitl (Missouri Valley) Joel Fry (Osceola)

91 Commerce Committee Changes
New Chair – Peter Cownie (West Des Moines, formerly Chair of State Government) Two key members, familiar with utility issues are off Former Chair Chuck Soderberg (works for NIPCO) was appointed to chair Appropriations Committee Ranking Member Brian Quirk resigned last week to accept GM position at New Hampton New Ranking Member – Chris Hall (Sioux City)

92 Other Committees Local Government Committee – House
Jason Schultz, new Chair New Rep. Art Staed, Ranking Member House R’s have appointed Chairs House D’s have appointed ranking members and Committee members

93 What does election mean for next two years?
Same split as last two years – Republican Governor/Democratic Senate/Republican House Most groups like split government House Democrats more relevant – easier for factions to derail votes with closer margins What won’t happen - difficult social issues and labor issues What may happen – “kinder gentler” commercial property tax, more education reform Already staff being warned not to plan vacations prior to July 1, 2013 – (FY 14 budget starts)

94 Districts

95 Legislators Regional Meeting #1 Cedar Falls
LaPorte City – used to be in Senate District 12 – NOW in Senate District 36 – included in more central part of state in Tama and Marshall County Senator Steve Sodders (D - Marshalltown) President Pro Temp/Marshall County Sheriff New Rep. Dean Fischer (R)– farmer resides in Garwin /HouseStatewide8x11.pdf

96 Regional Meeting #1 Dike Vinton Cascade, Bellevue, Maquoketa
Senator Bill Dix (R)– New Senate Minority Leader (farmer) Representative Pat Grassley (R)(farmer) Vinton Senator Tom Kapucian (R)– (farmer) Rep. Dawn Pettengill (R)(ARRC) former mayor Cascade, Bellevue, Maquoketa Senator Tod Bowman (D)(teacher) Rep. Brian Moore (R)(farmer/livestock transportation)

97 Regional Meeting #1 Independence Waverly and Readlyn Osage
Senator Brian Schoenjahn (D) (former mayor/teacher) New Rep. Bruce Bearinger (D) (Oelwein City Council/ teacher – Jessup High (Ag and Biology) Waverly and Readlyn Senator Brian Schoenjahn (D) (former mayor) New Rep. Sandy Salmon (R)(former U.S. Marine/farmer) Osage Senator MaryJo Wilhelm (D)(real estate appraisal business/former county supervisor) Representative Josh Byrnes (R)(teacher/NIACC community college/farmer)

98 Regional Meeting #1 Waterloo, Cedar Falls, Hudson Delegation
Senator Jeff Danielson (D) Senator Bill Dotzler (D), Asst. Majority Leader Representative Walt Rogers (R), Asst. Majority Leader Representative Anesa K. (D) Representative Bob Kressig (D) Representative Deb Berry (D)

99 Legislators – Regional Meeting #2 Muscatine
Durant & Wilton (Wilton strange MAP) Senator Bob Dvorsky (D) – former corrections New Rep. Bobby Kauffman (R) - farmer Muscatine New Senator Chris Base (D) - firefighter Rep. Mark Lofgren (R) – financial advisor Long Grove & Eldridge “New” Rep. Frank Wood (D) – teacher- school administrator /former mayor of Eldridge/former Senator

100 Regional Meeting #2 Mount Pleasant
New Senator Rich Taylor (D)– former prison guard/AFSCME Rep. Dave Heaton (R)– former teacher/restaurant owner

101 Legislators – Regional Meeting #3 Ankeny
Waukee New Senator – late Senator Pat Ward – Dec. 11 New Rep. Rob Taylor (R)(businessman) Lamoni New Senator Amy Sinclair (R) (Allerton) (County Supervisor/farmer) Rep. Joel Fry (R)(social worker/minister) Brooklyn & Montezuma Senator Tim Kapucian (R)(farmer) New Rep. David Maxwell (R)(Gibson) (farm tiling business)

102 Regional Meeting #3 State Center Marshalltown
Senator Steve Sodders (D) Pres. Pro Temp. Marshall County Sheriff New Rep. Dean Fischer (R) farmer resides in Garwin Marshalltown Senator Steve Sodders (D) – Pres. Pro Temp Rep. Mark Smith (D) – Asst. Minority Leader (Marshalltown) (minister/substance abuse counselor)

103 Regional Meeting #4 - Atlantic
Villisca & Lenox Senator Joni Ernst (R)– Asst. Minority Leader Rep. Cecil Dolecheck (R) Anita & Greenfield New Senator Jake Chapman (R) Rep. Clel Baudler (R) Atlantic & Corning Senator Hubert Houser (R) Rep. Jack Drake (R)

104 Regional Meeting #4 Harlan Wall Lake Senator Nancy Boettger (R)
Rep. Jason Schultz (R) Wall Lake New Senator Mark Segabart (R) Rep. Gary Worthan (R)

105 Legislators Regional Meeting #5 – Orange City
Hawarden, Sioux Center, Alton and Orange City Senator Randy Feenstra (R), Asst. Minority Leader Rep. Dwayne Alons (R)

106 Legislators Regional Meeting #6 - Algona
Rockford Senator MaryJo Wilhelm (D) New Rep. (BQ) Algona, Titonka New Senator Dennis Guth (R) Rep. Henry Rayhons (R) Alta New Senator Mark Segebart (R) Rep. Gary Worthan (R) Coon Rapids Rep. Dan Mulhbauer (D)

107 Regional Meeting #6 Pocahontas & Laurens Spencer, Milford, Emmetsburg
Senator Daryl Beall (D) Rep. Tom Shaw (R) Spencer, Milford, Emmetsburg Senator David Johnson (R) New Rep. Megan Hess (R) Lake Mills & Bancroft New Senate Dennis Guth (R) New Rep. Ted Gassman (R) Sibley Rep. Jeff Smith (R)

108 Election Report – Legislation 101
Why is it important for you to participate? Need everyone in district to show leadership and talk to legislators about these issues Need 51/26 votes to pass a bill Statewide grassroots MuniPAC is not well funded – very small compared to PACs of other utilities

109 Educating New Legislators
Every 10 years – huge turnover w/ many new members – both houses/both parties 12 New Senators – 24% 26 27 New House members – 26 27% How can we educate them on our issues? Meetings with boards/councils and facility tours Active contacts during session Thumb Drive Tour of Iowa’s Municipal Utilities

110 Educating Legislators
Thumb Drive Tour – All legislators will receive key-shaped flash drive with introduction to IAMU and its members Video intro of lobbying crew and Tour Video intro to IAMU and member utilities Video – Guide to Electricity… LINK to interactive maps with contact information about IAMU members (link is currently to static maps; live maps by early Jan.)

111 Utilities connections are key
What should you do? Ask legislators to meet with manager/staff/ board and/or council Short tour of facilities Present with thumb drive Discuss key issues of interest that affect YOUR utility Make sure legislator knows the person to contact about utility issues Volunteer to host Friday or Saturday meetings with legislator during session

112 IAMU’s Legislative Priorities
Municipal investment rights in any Right of First Refusal (ROFR) legislation Changes in planning and provision of water service within two miles of the city limits to improve economic development and city planning Applicability of state renewable tax credits to community projects

113 IAMU Priority 2. Water service areas
Background of so-called “two-mile limit law” Intended to facilitate joint planning by cities and rural water utilities 2000 court distinguished rural water districts formed under chapter 357A from associations formed under chapter 504A and found that the plan-filing requirement does not apply to associations (court suggested a statutory change to clarify, but rural water is opposed)

114 Water Service Areas Recent Examples of Problems
Nevada, Iowa Exclusive territory claim by Central Iowa Water Assn. (CIWA) forced Nevada to pay nearly $8,000 for right to provide service to an ethanol plant CIWA was unable to serve, plus over 3¢/1,000 gal. of untreated water needed for processing, plus right of CIWA to future purchase of treated water from city Nevada was 10 days late in making a $175,000 payment for city right to serve a planned DuPont plant, due to resignation of clerk. CIWA nullified agreement with demand for higher payment and additional purchase rights from city.

115 Water Service Areas Recent Examples of Problems
Marshalltown, Iowa Liberty Baptist Church constructs youth facility in city, which planned to provide water service and fire protection July CIWA blocks city from providing service under claiming exclusive right to serve property, even though its facilities cannot provide fire hydrant CIWA offers to allow city to install hydrant, but at rates CIWA specifies September 2012 – CIWA agrees to determine “fair” buyout price within 60 to 90 days

116 “Marshalltown Church between Rock & a Hard Place” – Times Republican 7-22-12

117 Water Service Areas IAMU pursuing multi-pronged strategy, including legislation with these provisions: Both districts & associations must file plans with council or board, as appropriate Subsequent plan for replacement/upgrade Notice to city regarding federal protection Reciprocal 4 year obligation to provide service Strengthened property-owner right to withdraw Basis for fair compensation

118 IAMU Priority 3. Community wind/solar Tax Credit
Federal credit tied to home improvement State credit tied to federal credit IAMU will work with allies to allow state credit to apply to an Iowa resident’s investment in a community wind or solar project

119 Other Legislative Issues
Natural Gas Enforcement - IUB Civil Penalties Increase Stray Voltage –standards Nuclear Energy Efficiency Reporting Changes Commercial Property Tax Reform Telecom Tax

120 IUB - Natural Gas Enforcement Civil Penalties
IUB to propose increasing natural gas Pipeline Penalties – increase current maximum limits on pipeline penalties to meet federal requirements. Current federal level is $200,000/day/violation with a maximum of $2,000,000 for a related series of violations, IUB will be asking to raise the limit to $100,000/day per violation with a maximum of $1,000,000 for a related series of violations U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) will accept lower level for the time being.

121 Existing IUB Civil Penalties - Gas
Iowa Code Section factors for determining penalty: Size of utility Gravity of violation Good faith of utility $10,000/day – each day is a separate violation with a maximum of $500,000

122 Municipal Gas - Civil Penalties
Bedford Municipal Gas Utility – failure to develop and implement a distribution management plan by August 2, 2011 At hearing Bedford testified that gas manager retired and personnel was occupied with other activities Eventually hired a consultant to help complete $1,000 civil penalty assessed for failure to timely file . Based on small size, fact that violation is serious but didn’t cause specific harm, and fact that now completed DIMP IUB said fact that Bedford didn’t want to expend resources to timely comply led to penalty Brooklyn Municipal Gas Utility – PSA Ivan Webber made argument for leniency due to nonprofit nature of utilities, size, and fact that citizens will pay fine

123 Stray Voltage RECs to push this issue again next session.
Fight between Farm Bureau and Trial Lawyers

124 Nuclear Energy Unsure whether this issue will emerge again
MEC not saying they want it

125 Energy Efficiency Reporting
There is some interest in changing the statutory requirements for reporting energy efficiency plans and results to the IUB IAMU is also interested in working with the IUB to use EIA data to satisfy most of what is now filed in ME-1/MG-1 and energy efficiency reports

126 Property Taxes Last session NO compromise – potential for 2012 election to change dynamics Telecom Tax – rolled into property tax bill last session To get property taxes passed, Senate will have to be at the table – greater likelihood that cities will get more consideration – good for municipal utilities

127 ❷ State Regulatory Activity and Court Cases of Interest
Pole attachment rules MEC/IPL rate increase – automatic adjustments Electric service territory maps Iowa Public Information Board Consumer Records Car wash sales tax exemption Court cases of interest

128 Pole Attachment Rules Rules requested by IOUs subject to FCC regulation Final rule proposed by IUB excludes municipal utilities and RECs, which are exempt from FCC authority Exclusion based on existing IUB authority under Iowa Electric Safety Code

129 High Volume Transmission
IUB reviewing pros and cons of competing High Volume Transmission Projects IAMU used docket as opportunity to argue for municipal investment rights Our history of involvement from TransLINK through MEC and CAPX investments, including authorizing legislation How our investments reduce the overall costs of transmission Resolution will likely come after ROFR legislation Municipal utilities should understand and take advantage of investment opportunities

130 MidAmerican Energy RPU-2012-0001
February 21, 2012 – MEC filed for $76 M (6.7%) limited rate increase based on additional costs re: Environmental compliance Coal and coal transportation Revenue freeze agreement through Dec UNLESS return on equity falls below 10% –8.94%

131 MEC Rate Case cont. On October 8, 2012, IUB approved settlement agreement establishing additional charges for calendar years 2012 and 2013. Due to higher costs of environmental compliance and coal and coal transportation. Fixed Increase annual revenue in 2012 – 4% $38.7M Fixed Increase revenue in 2013 – 6.7% - $37.3M Increase ends on Dec. 31, 2013

132 Alliant/IPL natural gas rates RPU-2012-0002
May 25, Alliant/IPL sought natural gas rate increase (5.6%) November 26, 2012, IUB approved settlement w/OCA and Iowa Consumers Coalition IPL’s permanent annual revenue from natural gas service rates to increase by $10.5 million (4.8 percent) includes customer bill credits for utility tax savings that will reduce customer rate impacts over the next three years. Alliant/IPL provides natural gas to approx. 240 cities in Iowa

133 Alliant/IPL Natural Gas Generation – RPU-2012-0003
On November 14, 2012 – filed for generating certificate and for advanced ratemaking principles for proposed 600-megawatt natural gas-fired electric generation facility in Marshall County. Seeking 11.25% rate of return Proposed site near Sutherland plant – cost of $

134 Electric Service Territory Maps
Updates as of Nov 1, 2011 Listing of IUB modification proceedings – see example – Buchanan County – listing of boundary changes since 1999

135 Iowa Public Information Board
We think they will work with us – they’re not a “gotcha” agency. Agency has broad authority: adopt rules issue declaratory orders and advisory opinions conduct contested case proceedings request and receive information from a governmental body as necessary to perform its duties, including the examination of confidential records that may be the subject of a complaint issue subpoenas train local government officials disseminate information to members of the public prepare annual reports to the Governor and the General Assembly describing complaints, Board proceedings, investigations, hearings conducted, decisions rendered make recommendations regarding future legislation related to open meetings/records.

136 Benefits to Local Government
Will work with the AG and Ombudsman’s Office – one stop shop – all questions will be funneled through IPIB ON an informal basis # to call with questions and website to include much information Will work with municipal utilities to provide training opportunities A city can ask for an advisory opinion to address a specific issue. can be relied upon the same as an Attorney General’s opinion or the opinion of Legal Counsel.

137 IPIB Members Executive Director who is an attorney
Three members from the media, three members representing local governments and three public members All members are appointed by the Governor, subject to Senate confirmation. The initial members of the Board are to be appointed by September 1, 2012 and the Executive Director is not to be hired until July 1, 2013

138 Consumer Records Confusion remains over new exception to open records
IAMU requested legislation (SF 2058) to exempt customer records from the right the public has to access public records under §22.2 Utilities should be responsible in their use of customer information, e.g., by following Red Flag guidelines, but new Code section 388.9A does not make the records confidential

139 Car Wash Sales Tax One of the last bills to pass in the 2012 session exempted sales of water and electricity used in a commercial car was from sales tax Applies to bills received after May 12, 2012 [CHECK May 25] Stand-alone vehicle wash and wax facilities are presumed to be 100% exempt from sales tax and are not required to provide exemption certificate Secondary wash/wax facilities are exempt only for electricity and water used in providing wash and wax; not electricity used to operate office equipment or lighting or water used to clean the inside of a gas station or for irrigation If separately metered – not required to file exemption certificate

140 Car Wash Exemption Certificate
Exemption certificate must state percent of electricity or water used for taxable wash and wax services, must detail how percent was calculated, and must distinguish summer and winter usage Certificate is valid for 3 years Exemption statutes are strictly construed against the taxpayer in favor of taxation – the car wash has the burden of proof re: the % claimed and is liable for any mistakes or misrepresentations made regarding the computation or for failure to notify the utility in writing of the % change, if required.

141 Car Wash Tax Credit If utility can’t adjust billing in time – utility must provide a credit for tax that should have been exempt

142 Legal Proceedings Railroad Right of Way Crossings Replacement Tax
Hawkeye Land v. IUB Hawkeye Land v. Franklin County Wind Replacement Tax Ames Transmission

143 Railroad Right of Way Utilities won RR ROW legislation in 2001, establishing a one-time crossing fee of $750 In a recent case before the IUB, Hawkeye Land (HL) challenged ITC’s payment of $750 for three crossings, which HL valued at $30,000 each HL alleged § is unconstitutional because it allows a utility to cross the ROW for a $750 payment rather than a determination of “just compensation” § doesn’t apply because HL isn’t a railroad and ITC isn’t a public utility

144 RR ROW – ITC Case The IUB decided in favor of ITC (upholding the crossing process) and HL appealed to District Court in Linn County. IAMU and other utilities jointly intervened (Denny Puckett, Sullivan and Ward, serving as attorney for utilities) This case is not yet decided

145 RR ROW - Franklin Co. Wind
On May 11, 2012Hawkeye Land(HL) filed an injunction against Franklin County Wind (FCW) to prevent FCW installing 4 conduits to connect wind farm HL claimed the crossings were an unconstitutional taking and that FWC should have used eminent domain Court granted injunction and ordered hearing on June 13 May 21, 2012 – FCW filed motion to dissolve and vacate temporary injunction (Denny Puckett counsel for FCW) May 25, Court vacated the temporary injunction – HL hasn’t shown irreparable damage if crossings go through June 6, 2012 – FCW filed motion to dismiss hearing – based on HL’s failure to pursue administrative (IUB)

146 RR ROW – Franklin Co. Wind
July 25, Court dismissed case due to failure to exhaust administrative remedies August 24, HL appealed to IA Supreme Court Sept. 12, 2012 – Court ordered “proof briefs” filed within 50 days Iowa Supreme Court could decide to hear the case, which would likely mean they will consider the constitutionality of the railroad right of way statute. If they do not accept, the case will be remanded to Appeals Court.

147 RR ROW – Franklin Co. Wind
IAMU to intervene in FCW case with other water and electric utilities – joint representation by Jeff Rosencrants Former Alliant attorney Now with Simmons Perrine (Cedar Rapids)

148 RR ROW – Municipal Crossings
Modus Operandi is for HL to wait until construction is to commence and then file injunction to stop it – utility is either forced to pay exorbitant crossing fee OR sends construction crew home If your utility needs to make a railroad crossing, contact IAMU for update on status of the cases described here and seek legal advice. (Through his involvement in the cases described, Dennis Puckett, Sullivan and Ward, has become a valued expert. Contact information: or

149 Replacement Tax Little Sioux Corn Processors – claims tax is Unconstitutional – violates equal protection clause LSCP pays tax that other similarly situated consumer don’t – bypass customers pay the tax/customers of local distribution companies don’t No rational basis to grandfather in bypass customers that were in existence prior to 1999 Municipal utility gas service territories are unconstitutional because charge different rates for similarly situated companies

150 If found unconstitutional…
Replacement tax would be eliminated and a new system would have to be implemented that assessed the tax on constitutional basis Likely a return to local and central assessments Attorney General’s Office representing the Iowa Department of Revenue Waiting to hear outcome of August 23/24 hearing – depending upon the outcome – utilities may want to intervene Unlikely to be ruled Unconstitutional

151 Ames Transmission Siting
NDA Farms and Denise Albaugh v. IUB and Ames Municipal Electric System is a case appealing an IUB decision to allow Ames to proceed with construction of a transmission line from Ames to a substation north of Ankeny. IUB predicated its decision on Iowa Code §306.46(1) allowing a public utility to construct, operate, repair, or maintain its facilities within a public road right-of-way The legislation passed in 2004, almost 50 years after the NDA granted an easement for the road (1956). IUB applied statute retroactively ruling that Ames was not required to seek eminent domain authority

152 Ames Transmission Case
On appeal, NDA makes the following claims: The 1956 Easement, granted for “road purposes,” does not include electric transmission lines and Ames must purchase or condemn a new easement Takings clause of 5th Amendment prohibits taking of private property for public use without just compensation If easement conveyed prior to §306.46(1) (2004) cannot be used for transmission without “just compensation” IUB retroactive application of § is unlawful Ames must petition IUB for proper eminent domain authority or go to County Compensation Commission

153 ❸ Federal Update Thanks to APPA Review
Election results/impacts Tax reform poses threat to tax-exempt financing Regulatory Agencies Overview NESHAP RICE Rule in context of MISO market

154 Status Quo Election Though Democrats held the Whitehouse and made gains in House and Senate, balance of power is mostly unchanged Conflicting interpretations of election results, especially over tax and spending policies and what to do about “fiscal cliff?”

155 U.S. Senate Overview Senate 55 Democrats – 45 Republicans
Ds defended twice as many seats as Rs, but picked up two seats - still 5 votes shy of filibuster-proof majority Leadership mostly unchanged, including Reid (D-NV) and McConnell (R-KY) 12 newly elected senators and 41 currently serving first term Women comprise 20% of Senate

156 Key Committees & Issues
Senate Energy & Natural Resources Wyden (D-OR) is new chair – Bingaman retiring Wants more support for “underserved” renewables, e.g., geothermal, hydro, and biomass Favors clean energy standard with bigger state role Murkowski (R-AK) is ranking member Favors policy geared toward more oil & gas development, hydro, nuclear, and electric reliability

157 Key Committees & Issues
Senate Finance Baucus (D-MT) Chair and Hatch (R-UT) Ranking Member Legislation to overhaul tax code will go through this committee Comprehensive reform measures likely to limit deductions and could put tax-exempt financing on top of list for elimination or modification

158 Key Committees & Issues
Senate Agriculture Stabenow (D-MI) Chair and Roberts (R-KS) Ranking Member APPA watching farm bill to stop language expanding REC service territory protection Committee has authority over CFTC, which regulates swaps and derivatives used to hedge power & gas market risks APPA working on exemption to some of the Dodd-Frank implementation rules

159 Key Committees & Issues
Environment & Public Works Boxer (D-CA) Chair and Vitter (R-LA) Ranking Member, replacing Inhofe (OK) Committee oversees EPA and remains highly polarized Exception to ideological stalemate is reauthorization of Water Resources & Development Act and reform of Army Cors of Engineers

160 House of Representatives Overview
233 Republicans – 201 Democrats Despite Dem’s net pickup of 8 seats, Rs retain significant majority Party leadership remains the same: Boehner (R-OH) and, unofficially, Pelosi (D-CA) Moderates on both sides have been decimated; outlook for bipartisanship is dim Most members have served two terms or fewer White males are minority in D caucus for first time

161 Key Committees & Issues
House Energy & Commerce Upton (R-MI) Chair and Waxman (D-CA) ranking member Committee will continue to vote out bills to loosen healthcare, environment and energy regulations, which will die in Senate House Financial Services Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) replaces Bachus as Chair & Waters (D-CA) replaces Frank as Ranking Mbr. Hensarling said to be skeptical of big banks and government role in mortgage finance

162 Key Committees & Issues
House Natural Resources Hastings (R-WA) Chair & Markey (D-MA) Ranking member Exercises oversight of WAPA House Homeland Security McCaul (R-TX) replaces King (R-NY) as Chair and Thompson (D-MS) Ranking member McCaul’s top priority is preventing cyber attacks

163 Key Committees & Issues
House Agriculture Lucas(R-OK) Chair & Peterson (D-MN) Ranking member Oversight of CFTC and Dodd-Frank implementation Lucas sympathetic to our problem with CFTC rules Peterson helpful on muni access to rural utility funds Looking ahead Rs have work cut out - held majority thanks to statehouse control over redistricting (Ds won 500,000 more votes for house members)

164 Policies in 2nd Obama Term
Wind PTC – Pres. Supports, but renewal uncertain in tax overhaul EPA – expected to continue regulations on greenhouse gases, hazardous pollutants, effluent guidelines and cooling water guidelines for power plants Carbon reduction/renewables – Obama supports; conservative think tank rethinking carbon tax, which pres. is willing to consider PMAs – Chu’s memo uncertain under new secretary

165 Agency Leadership Changes
EPA - Jackson not expected to stay, but change in leadership not likely to result in big policy change; most EPA regulations are required under existing statutes or court settlements Energy – Chu likely to exit; PMA policies in “Chu Memo” have uncertain future Interior – Salazar out Treasury – Geithner out after “cliff” negotiations complete

166 ❻ Management Policies for Consideration by IAMU Members
A report by the State Auditor in reference to control procedures at the New Hampton Municipal Light Plant included five recommendations that may be of interest to other utilities.

167 Five control procedures recommended by State Auditor
Scrap metal – Implement policies and procedures to ensure the inventory and sale of scrap metal is properly tracked, such as maintaining a log of the weight and value of scrap metal held and sold. The recommendation also noted that payment from vendors be made by check payable to the utility and that receipts should be matched to deposits by someone not directly involved in the sale. Collections – Implement policies and procedures to ensure all collections are properly deposited in a timely manner. Collections and deposits should be periodically compared by someone independent of the collection process.

168 Auditor recommended five control procedures:
Public purpose – Implement policies & procedures for expenditures that may not have clear public purpose, such as employee recognition events, holiday parties, or the purchase of flower arrangements for funerals and document the governing body’s public interest finding. The policy should specify a maximum amount allowable and documentation for all expenditures of this nature should be maintained. Travel expense – Implement policies & procedures for review of travel expenses to ensure all expenses are reasonable and appropriate. Ensure all reimbursements from outside organizations are properly remitted to the utility, that travel is properly approved, and that expenses are supported with original itemized receipts, rather than credit card charge slips.

169 Auditor recommended five control procedures:
Notification – Implement procedures to ensure compliance with section 11.6(7) of the Iowa Code, which requires governmental subdivisions to notify the Auditor of State regarding suspected embezzlement, theft or other significant financial irregularities. IAMU has sample policies addressing all five Auditor recommendations, plus policies on gifts, use of employer property, distracted driving, and use of computers, internet, social media, and . Also available is a letter from IAMU to new board members outlining fiduciary and other responsibilities.

170 ❼ Mutual Aid Update Iowa Municipal Utilities Support
Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) Muscatine: Neil Gaunt, Brandon Harris, & Travis Stuckel Cedar Falls: Craig Schwickerath, Adam Oltmann, Mike Wildeboer, & Jamie Meier Waverly: Levi Gulick & Mark Jaquith Aurelia: Mitch Langschwager Lake Park: Lane Sether



173 Waverly’s Levi Gulick works among downed trees

174 Adam Oltman – Cedar Falls Utilities




178 Muscatine Power & Water Linemen Neil Gaunt, Travis Stuckel and Brandon Harris

179 New tools for Mutual Aid
On-line updating of personnel, equipment, and materials On-line access to mutual aid program information and data Future response to include manager or supervisor to assist with mutual coordination on site, when requested

180 Accident Type Total Incurred # Claims Avg $/Claims
Overexertion $10,491, $10,176 Fall-Slips $7,219, $10,524 Struck By $4,111, $4,593 Fall-Elevated $3,764, $9,554

181 Safety/Loss Update Workers’ comp. claims account for 45% of total incurred costs over the past 10 years 491 claims = $3,611,436 (yr. ending ) Leading cause of claims: Accident Type Total Incurred # Claims Avg $/Claims Overexertion $10,491, $10,176 Fall-Slips $7,219, $10,524 Struck By $4,111, $4,593 Fall-Elevated $3,764, $9,554

182 Workers’ Compensation Claims by Occupation:
Total Incurred # Claims Firefighters $9,373,315 929 Police Officers $7,647,896 778 Street Road Constr $4,255,239 629 Electric Light/Power $3,827,488 490 Waterworks $3,005,576 577 Municipal Empl $1,946,813 222 Park NOC $1,742,208 445 Sewage Disposal $1,226,717 143 Clerical Office Empl $821,966 264 Dredging / All Type $736,873 11 Garbage Collection $540,801 Vol Ambulance $527,460 92 Gas Company $494,256 90 Street Cleaning $493,699 163 Cemetery Operations $430,499 38

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