Councilor Chandler voted against the Carbon Free Power Project! What was she thinking?
The Los Alamos County Council voted by a 4-3 margin to enter into a contract with Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems for the purpose of initiating the Carbon Free Power Project in a special session held Tuesday night.
Bennett Horne/MonitorSteve Cummins, Deputy Utility Manager of Power Production for Los Alamos County, speaks to the council about the Carbon Free Power Project during Tuesday night’s special session.
Voting in favor of Resolution No. 18-09 were James Chrobocinski, Rick Reiss, David Izraelevitz and Pete Sheehey.
Casting votes in opposition were Christine Chandler, Antonio Maggiore and Susan O’Leary.The vote enters the county into the initial licensing phase of the project. The maximum cost exposure for the county, if it chooses to exit the project at the next decision point, which would be at the end of March of 2019, is $80,000.If the county decides to continue in the project the fiscal impact would increase with a total share currently estimated to be approximately $56 million through construction completion.That cost would be financed by the project and the county would be repaying it as part of the purchase price of the power generated by the project.