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February 9, 2012

PRECorp Avian Protection Progress Report to US Fish and Wildlife Service


Annual Avian Program Update Agenda

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Review of Avian Mortalities Review of 2011 Mortalities and Retrofits Challenges and Focus Review of PRECorp’s Continuing Retrofitting Plan Review of PRECorp’s Estimated Costs Commitment to Regular Meetings Annual Update Meeting


2001 – 2011 Mortalities


2010-11 Mortalities


BLM Nest Locations


2011 Year in Review


Mortality Report Mortality Trending 100

Eagle Mortality Trending

86

90 80

60

70

50 # of Mortalities

# of Eagle Mortalities

50 40 28

30

23 18

20 10

27

24 18

23

21

56

60

48

50 40

20

9

10

35

31

30

0 0

62 50

36

21 10

9

0

Timeline that PRECorp started focusing on mortalities

0


2011 Mortalities

72%

PRECorp had two occasions where multiple eagles were killed on the same structure at the same time.


2011 Retrofit Area

Eight (8) mortalities in area 6 eagles 1 owl 1 hawk

Reported through • Line Designers (4) • Construction Contractors (2) • Outages (2)


2011 Program Costs Mortality & Maintenance Retrofitting Program

Preventative & Mortalities Retrofitting Program

Maintenance Accounts

Capital Accounts

60.583.00 - $30,088 63.583.00 - $35,873 91.593.30 - $8,350

2011 Retrofitting Program 24 Work Orders - $691,229 Mortality Retrofitting 37 Work Orders - $32,516

Total Maintenance $74,311

Total Capital $723,745

Carryover (Work In Progress) $844,882


2011 Retrofitted Townships

$1,536,111

$1,064


Challenges and Focus


2011 PRECorp Experiences Challenges

Focus

• • • •

• Controllable costs • Zero-based budgeting • Justification of replacement positions • Individual project justification • Public & internal education

Increased power costs Increased labor costs Declining energy sales Member-owner concerns about costs and rates • Concerns about properly balancing the Avian Protection Plan • Concerns about project timing due to raptor stipulations & constraints


Bottom Line • PRECorp has reduced the amount of structures that are being retrofitted, to gain alignment with the amount of work, its strategy and available resources • PRECorp has included additional projects related to and guided by its APP • PRECorp is continuing to gather data to make better decisions in the future


Information used to provide guidance in decision making

Overall Power Cost Increase PRECorp Energy Sales Trends Contractor Availability BLM Requirements


Historical Power Cost


PRECorp Energy Sales


Contractor Availability


BLM Grant Renewal Requirements • 9 Renewals in 2012 • PRECorp utilizes the same retrofitting theory as the APP retrofitting projects • Priority List based upon renewal date and the known mortality history


2012 Retrofitting Program


2012 Adjusted Retrofitting Area

680 Structures


2012 Estimated Costs Mortality & Maintenance Retrofitting Program

Capital Accounts 2012 Retrofitting Program

Maintenance Accounts 60.583.00 - $32,550 63.583.00 - $19,699 91.593.30 - $132,789

Est. 20 Work Orders - $750,000

2013 Retrofitting Program (labor to start) Est. 3 Work Orders - $6,540

2012 BLM Retrofitting Program Est. 8 Work Orders - $54,400

Total = $185,038 Kluver II Collision 2 Work Orders - $8,020

2012 Meter Location Retrofitting $105,000

Total = $923,960 Grand Total = $1,108,998


2012 Townships to be Retrofitted


Questions or Comments

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