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File #: 20-1002    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/14/2020 In control: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
On agenda: 11/3/2020 Final action:
Title: Adopt Resolution Authorizing and Approving Easement Deed Granting PG&E an Easement to Install a Pre-Installed Interconnection Hub on APN 034-211-10 which will Facilitate the Placement of Electrical Generation Equipment for the Provision of a Microgeneration Grid in the Community of Lucerne During Future PSPS Events.
Sponsors: Special Districts
Attachments: 1. Resolution, Lucerne PG&E Easement - signed.pdf, 2. Lucerne_Signed LOI_7.29.20.PDF, 3. EasementDeed_APN03421110.pdf
Memorandum


Date: November 3, 2020

To: The Honorable Moke Simon, Chair, Lake County Board of Supervisors

From: Scott Harter, Special Districts Deputy Administrator

Subject: Adopt Resolution Authorizing and Approving Easement Deed Granting PG&E an Easement to Install a Pre-Installed Interconnection Hub on APN 034-211-10 which will Facilitate the Placement of Electrical Generation Equipment for the Provision of a Microgeneration Grid in the Community of Lucerne During Future PSPS Events.

Executive Summary: Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) is committed to lessening the impact of Public Safety Power Shutoff events which are implemented during times of heightened fire risk. A component of the effort to minimize impact to their customers is the installation of microgrids to provide power to localized communities if local weather conditions are favorable but the larger power distribution grid is down due to unfavorable conditions elsewhere.

In May PG&E staff contacted County staff expressing an interest in developing a microgrid for Lucerne with their equipment permanently installed on APN 034-211-10. This parcel is County owned and is occupied by Northwest Sewer Lift Station #8. The parcel is just under an acre in size and is suitable for the proposed PIH Microgrid as it has ample space for parking large temporary generation equipment and is near PG&E's infrastructure for connection purposes.

Negotiations with County staff proceeded to identify the specific exclusive and non-exclusive easement areas as well as the fair market value for the easement. On July 29, 2020 a Letter of Intent summarizing the project understanding and agreement was provided and signed by both parties (attached for reference). The LOI indentifies an area 25' by 92.5' as an exclusive easement area for the installation of PIH equipment, an area 15' by 82' for distribution interconnect equipment, as well as a 44' by 86' area as a non-exclusive easement to be used for the temporary...

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