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File #: BL2021-877    Name:
Type: Bill (Ordinance) Status: Passed
File created: 8/27/2021 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 10/5/2021 Final action: 10/5/2021
Title: An ordinance approving a contract between the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, through the Department of Water and Sewerage Services and LightWave Renewables, LLC for the design, construction, operation, management, and administration services related to photovoltaic solar facilities located at Central Wastewater Treatment Plant, Whites Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant and Omohundro Water Treatment Plant.
Sponsors: Kyonzte Toombs, Bob Nash, Ginny Welsch, Burkley Allen
Attachments: 1. BL2021-877 Contract Exhibit
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An ordinance approving a contract between the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, through the Department of Water and Sewerage Services and LightWave Renewables, LLC for the design, construction, operation, management, and administration services related to photovoltaic solar facilities located at Central Wastewater Treatment Plant, Whites Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant and Omohundro Water Treatment Plant.
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WHEREAS, renewable energy sources are inexhaustible, and free of climate-warming pollution that is harmful to human and environmental health; and,
WHEREAS, Metropolitan Code of Laws Section 2.32.080 sets forth renewable energy portfolio standards to power Metro General Government operations, with the Metropolitan Government required to utilize 35% tier-one renewable energy sources by 2025, 2.45% of which must be derived from solar, and by 2041 to utilize 100% tier-one renewable energy, 10% of which must be from solar; and,
WHEREAS, Metro Water Services desires to enter into a contract with LightWave Renewables, LLC for the design, construction, operation, management, and administration services of three (3) solar facilities, the ("System"), located at Metro Water Services' Central Plant, Whites Creek Plant and Omohundro Plant; and,
WHEREAS, the term of the agreement is thirty (30) years, calculated from the date at which Lightwave gives MWS written notice that the System is mechanically complete and capable of providing energy to the delivery point; and,
WHEREAS, in order to construct the System, pursuant to the contact, Metro must agree to lease a portion of the premises where the System will be located to Lightwave ("Site Lease Agreement"); and,
WHEREAS, Section 4.12.160 of the Metropolitan Code limits the term of contracts for supplies to sixty (60) months, unless otherwise authorized by the Metropolitan Council; and,
WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County that t...

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