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RESOLUTION NO. 2009-114 <br />RESOLUTION RELATING TO FEASIBILITY AND EXPOLORATORY <br />WORK IN THE IMPERIAL VALLEY: (I) AUTHORIZING THE <br />NEGOTIATION, DEVELOPMENT, EXECUTION AND DELIVERY OF A <br />MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING ON IMPERIAL VALLEY <br />GEOTHERMAL FEASIBILITY AND EXPLORATION AMONG THE <br />CITY OF LOS ANGELES, IMPERIAL IRRIGATION DISTRICT, CITY <br />OF GLENDALE, CITY OF BURBANK, CITY OF COLTON, CITY OF <br />PASADENA AND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC POWER <br />AUTHORITY ("SCPPA"); (II) AUTHORIZING CERTAIN RELATED <br />ACTIONS; AND (III) AUTHORIZING THE OFFICERS OF THE <br />AUTHORITY TO DO ALL OTHER THINGS DEEMED NECESSARY OR <br />ADVISABLE <br />WHEREAS, the Southern California Public Power Authority (referred to herein as <br />"SCPPA" or "the Authority") was created pursuant to provisions contained in the Joint Exercise <br />of Powers Act found in Chapter 5 of Division 7 of Title 1 of the Government Code of California, <br />as amended from time to time (the "Act"), by its members, which are municipalities and an <br />irrigation district that supply electricity in the State of California, for the purpose of jointly and <br />cooperatively undertaking planning, financing, development, acquisition, construction, <br />reconstruction, improvement, enlargement, betterment, operation and maintenance of projects for <br />the generation or transmission of electric energy, including generation saving technologies in <br />accordance with the Act. <br />WHEREAS, Pursuant to the Act, and pursuant to the Joint Powers Agreement between <br />SCPPA and its members dated as of November 1, 1980 as amended, SCPPA was created and <br />formed as a separate and distinct public entity apart from its members; and <br />WHEREAS, Pursuant to the terms of the Act, and the Joint Powers Agreement <br />constituting SCPPA's formative instrument, SCPPA has the power to plan, develop, finance, <br />own, acquire, design, construct, operate, maintain and repair electric generation or transmission <br />projects or cause such projects to be planned, developed, financed, designed, constructed, <br />operated, maintained and repaired, and to provide by agreement to perform such matters or carry <br />forth activities preliminary to such matters; and <br />WHEREAS, the members of SCPPA are California municipalities which provide electric <br />energy to their citizens through their municipally owned electric systems. Certain of the SCPPA <br />member municipalities desire to provide a vehicle for geothermal feasibility and exploratory <br />work in the Imperial Valley to better provide for the prudent planning and assessment of this <br />area's future generation resource potential, if any such potential exists; and <br />WHEREAS, the Southern California Public Power Authority (the "Authority" or <br />"SCPPA") and certain of its members have investigated, among other things, the potential for <br />development of geothermal generation resources and facilities as part of the SCPPA Renewable <br />Electric Energy Resource Project created by the Board of Directors pursuant to SCPPA <br />Resolution Number 2006-13, to provide a long-term supply of renewable energy to such <br />