Tag: Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB)
If you have noticed an extra charge on your Brownsville Public Utilities Board bill that is because a resaca fee has been added.
Although Brownsville has experienced a lot of rain during the last two weeks, it isn’t enough to lift the Brownsville Public Utilities Board drought contingency plan.
A forensic audit of Brownsville Public Utility Board’s failed Tenaska power plant project, the results of which were released Oct. 5, is bringing scrutiny to a city bond ordinance that requires a certain amount of BPUB revenue to be transferred to the city to service bond debt.
An analysis by Brownsville Public Utilities Board Director of Finance Mike Perez, presented at an Oct. 28 BPUB finance committee meeting, provides more details of the impact on residential and commercial ratepayers of rate hikes related to the failed Tenaska Brownsville Generating Station.
A work session on refunding $29 million in Tenaska equity funds to Brownsville Public Utilities Board electric ratepayers was the top agenda item during a Brownsville City Commission special meeting on Oct. 25.
Just how to go about returning $29 million in Tenaska equity funds to Brownsville Public Utilities Board ratepayers was a top subject of a BPUB special meeting on Oct. 24.
The Brownsville City Commission will hold two Special Meetings Monday and Tuesday where the commission is expected to vote on a temporary moratorium that will benefit Brownsville Public Utilities Board customers.
In addition to pursuing an accelerated 11-percent rate reduction for Brownsville Public Utilities Board ratepayers since the release of a damning audit report spotlighting BPUB management’s role in the failed Tenaska Brownsville Generating Station project, the Brownsville City Commission plans to amend the city charter to give the commission more control over how BPUB is managed.
Among the developments since the Oct. 5 release of a forensic analysis into the failed Tenaska Brownsville Generating Station project, Brownsville Public Utilities Board Executive Director and General Manager John Bruciak has been placed on administrative leave by BPUB, while the board and the city of Brownsville are accelerating a rollback of utility rates that were raised to pay for the failed project.