Key Performance Indicators
Promote a healthy economy, strong communities, and protect consumers in Alaska. AS 44.33.020
Key Performance Indicators
- Target: Reduce the number of communities (public entities) that are noncompliant with management sustainability indicators by five percent each year.
- Target: Charter, license or register entities and persons in regulated financial services industries.
|1: Economic Growth|
Target #2: Issue $35 million in new loans each year.
Target #3: Review and authorize marijuana licenses for qualified persons and entities.
Active, Complete, and Delegated Marijuana Licenses by Type
The marijuana license application system is an electronic database custom created for AMCO by the DCCED information technology team. The database allows applicants to progress through statuses including new, initiated, under review, incomplete, complete, delegated, and active, as well as void, rescinded, tabled, and denied. AMCO's website also contains application instructions and forms, detailed FAQs, board meeting dates, agenda and board packets, statutes and regulations, and the latest information for both marijuana and liquor license applicants.
There are two license examiners currently assigned to the marijuana program. In 2021, AMCO continued to process a high volume of transfer applications and operating change requests. Additionally, new applications were processed and several are awaiting for review in the AMCO queue. A marijuana license is good for one year and on average 98% of applicants renew their license each year.
|2: Sustainable Energy|
Target #1: By 2025, 50 percent of electricity generation is from renewable sources.
The percentage of electrical needs met by renewable generation has increased from 21 percent in 2010 to an estimated 31.0 percent in 2020. Of the renewable generation, about 90 percent is produced by hydropower, seven percent by wind power, and three percent by other renewable sources (e.g. biomass and solar). Because so much renewable generation comes from hydropower, there are year-to-year fluctuations in overall renewable contribution based on weather. In years with little snow and low precipitation, there will be a decrease in total renewable generation with no change in installed capacity. The estimated percentage of total renewable generation in 2019 was essentially flat from 2018. Total generation dropped by over one percent.
In addition to the gains in electricity generation from renewable energy depicted in the graph above, the REF grant program has also funded renewable energy systems in rural locations whose utilities are not required to report to the Energy Information Administration. REF projects also provided gains in renewable heat energy, such as biomass and heat recovery. Heat recovery projects typically displace costly heating fuel in schools, water systems, and other community facilities located in relative proximity to the powerhouse. Biomass projects displace heating fuel in non-residential buildings and bring energy security through local sourcing, as well as job creation at the local level.
For Round 13 of the REF, 11 applications further expanding the integration of renewable generation within Alaska’s statewide energy portfolio were recommended to the Legislature. All 11 applications were approved and authorized by the Legislature in September 2021. AEA is currently undergoing preparations for Round 14, to begin solicitation for applications in mid-November 2021.
Increasing the percentage of electricity generated from renewable sources has been achieved by the following action items underway:
• Local, regional, and statewide energy planning efforts that emphasize the need for data-driven decision making and use of most cost-effective, locally available resources;
• REF projects;
• Private capital in conjunction with REF grant money;
• Additional state appropriations for renewable energy projects;
• PPF loan program support of renewable energy projects;
• Recapitalization of PPF loan program to support additional projects;
• Federal funding of renewable energy projects, including the Denali Commission, the Department of Energy, and the United States Department of Agriculture;
• Energy efficiency and conservation programs such as AEA's Village Energy Efficiency Program, the Commercial Building Energy Audit Program, and public education and outreach activities that lower overall energy consumption, thereby increasing the percentage of power generated by renewables.
• The addition of the West Fork Upper Battle Creek Diversion to Bradley Lake has increased renewables on the Railbelt by 37,000 megawatt-hours, which is equivalent to the annual electrical usage of approximately 5,000 homes.
|3: Strong Communities|
Target #1: Reduce the number of communities (public entities) that are noncompliant with management sustainability indicators by five percent each year.
1. Workers' Compensation policy - If an entity has an active policy or not.
2. Municipal elections - If the required election was properly held and certified.
3. Liens - If liens or judgments are filed against the entity.
4. Fuel Loans - If an entity borrowed loans for purchase of fuel and is current on its payment; and
5. Financial Documents (budgets, audits/certified financial statements) - if an entity has completed and filed these documents.
DCRA has thoroughly reviewed the indicators used in previous performance metrics and has determined that two of the seven indicators no longer prove to be a reliable metric for community success and are no longer needed as a condition for construction grant funding. These two indicators include Financial Audits and PERS Debt. Financial Audits, which are tracked by the Department of Administration, ensure that any required state or federal audits have been completed and filed. In recent years, less than 6% of entities tracked have been noncompliant in this metric. Further, DCRA’s Financial Assistance service ensures that all audits are completed, if applicable for certain state or federal grants. The successful percentage of grant appropriations fully extended will include compliant entities, proof that metric 4A. Target 1 is a better indicator for this particular metric. PERS Debt, which is also tracked by the Department of Administration, determines if an entity is current on their PERS payments. As with Financial Audits, less than 15% of entities tracked have been noncompliant in this metric in recent years. This metric does not hinder the receipt of grants, and the metric of liens compliancy is a much stronger indicator of management sustainability. DCRA will no longer track these metrics.
The compliance rate of the 352 entities for the five remaining indicators for FY2021 is 80.9%. Of the five indicators, the highest percentage of noncompliance was found within the financial documents metric with 13.3% non-compliant. This metric indicates whether a community is filing their budgets and audits in a timely manner, which can affect their Community Assistance Payments. Of the 67 non-compliant entities, one entity was noncompliant in three different metrics; nine were noncompliant in two metrics; and the remaining 57 were noncompliant in one metric.
Target #2: Increase the number of users trained on the Utility Management training courses.
|4: Consumer Protection|
Target #1: 100 percent of tariff matters are reviewed and processed within regulatory timelines.
Target #2: Manage licensure of Alaska businesses and professionals.
Target #3: Charter, license or register entities and persons in regulated financial services industries.
Current as of November 22, 2021