Board Meeting Summary February 25, 2020

February 25, 2020
Board Meeting Summary

Board Action:

The Board voted to allow net-metered photovoltaic systems installed before October 1, 2019 to remain on an annual true up through April 1, 2040, with some limitations. Systems installed after October 1, 2019 will be credited monthly for any excess kilowatt hours generated during that month. 

The Board chose to support Salem Main Street Association’s Electric Alley project. Electric Alley is bounded by Commercial, Chemeketa, Liberty, and Court streets and named for the Electric Building located at 241-249 Liberty St. NE, built in 1917. A contribution will help fund banners for light poles and provide two transformer wraps that will tell the story of Electric Alley.

Adjustments for the 2020 budget were approved, and wording was updated on two board policies.

Manager’s Report:

Staff is working on an Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Benefits report that will be presented to the board in the fourth quarter and include process improvements, personnel restructuring, and member-facing improvements.

Educational community outreach for last month included presentations on energy efficiency and photovoltaic options, and a middle school career day. Fundraising has begun for the employees’ 2020 adopted non-profit, Liberty House Child Abuse Assessment Center. The 2019 adopted non-profit was presented with a check from last year’s employee fundraisers.