Utilities Policy Advisory Committee (UPAC)

Utilities Policy Advisory Committee (UPAC)


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 Audio recordings of past meetings

 May 4, 2016
 June 1, 2016
 July 6, 2016
 August 3, 2016
 Sept. 7, 2016
 October 5, 2016
 November 2, 2016

The Utilities Policy Advisory Committee (UPAC) is a seven member citizens committee appointed by the Utilities Board. UPAC develops policy recommendations from an informed perspective for consideration by the Utilities Board.

UPAC meetings are the first Wednesday of each month at 8:30 a.m. in the Blue River Board Room on the fifth floor of the South Tower in the Plaza of the Rockies (121 S. Tejon Street). All meetings are open to the public. Citizens are invited to comment during general discussion near the end of each meeting.

2016 Meeting schedule

​January 6 July 6
​February 3 August 3
March 2 September 7
April 6 October 5
May 4 November 2
June 1 December 7


Current assignment: Integrated long-range infrastructure funding

In March 2016 the Utilities Board directed UPAC to begin studying long-range infrastructure funding requirements for electric, natural gas, water and wastewater services.

Assignment scope

To support the Utilities Board’s role of determining the Integrated Long-Range Enterprise Strategic Plan, develop recommendations for enterprise-wide 20-year infrastructure funding that:

  1. Invests in infrastructure to meet short- and long-term operational needs and reliability goals,
  2. Maintains Utilities’ financial strength, and
  3. Moderates and levels customer non-fuel bill impacts.

UPAC will develop long-range infrastructure funding guiding principles and potential policy modifications for the Board’s consideration in late 2016.

For assignment details, see the agendas and minutes beginning in April 2016.