MAPD 2010 - Green communities act

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MAPD 2010 - Green communities act

  1. 1. Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create a Greener Energy Future COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS Deval L. Patrick, Governor Timothy P. Murray, Lt. Governor Ian A. Bowles, Secretary Phil Giudice, CommissionerMassachusetts Association of The Green Communities Division –Planning Directors 2010 Partnering with MassachusettsConference Cities and Towns Mark Sylvia, DirectorJohn Carver Inn, Plymouth Green Communities DivisionJune 3, 2010 Seth Pickering, Regional Coordinator Green Communities Division
  2. 2. Massachusetts  Cleaner energy is an important part of our future - Key priorities of the Patrick Administration ● Green Communities Act ● Global Warming Solutions Act ● Green Jobs Act - Landmark Green Communities Act in 2008 provides a strong foundation - Important progress is underway focusing on energy efficiency, investment in renewables and creation of the green communities program2 Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create A Greener Energy Future
  3. 3. DOER Mission Creating a Greener Energy Future, economically and environmentally: – Achieving all cost-effective energy efficiencies, – Maximizing development of greener energy resources, – Creating and leading implementation of energy strategies to assure reliable supplies and improve relative cost, and – Supporting clean tech companies and spurring clean energy employment.3 Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create A Greener Energy Future
  4. 4. Green Communities Division Serving as the hub to all Massachusetts cities and towns on all matters related to energy4 Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create A Greener Energy Future
  5. 5. Green Communities Division  DOER Programs/Support for Municipalities – MassEnergyInsight – formerly EIS – Green Communities Grant, Loan and Technical Assistance Program – Energy Audit Program (EAP) / 3 Year EE Plans – Energy Performance Contracting Technical Assistance – ARRA Stimulus support – Regional Coordinators5 Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create A Greener Energy Future
  6. 6. MassEnergyInsight is available free of charge to all 351 cities and towns. This tool provides access to comprehensive up-to-date energy usage and cost information. 125 cities and towns are currently using the tool. Among the uses are: (1)Benchmarking consumption and identify priority targets (2)Measure results (3)Develop and monitor emissions inventory and track and report emissions reductions. Standard Features include: •Electronic download of utility data •Standard and custom reporting •Integration of utility billing/usage data with building and energy end-use information www.massenergyinsight.net6 Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create A Greener Energy Future
  7. 7. GREEN COMMUNITIES GRANT PROGRAM Approximately $8,100,000 available in grants for FY 2010 to qualifying communities: Grants will fund significant energy efficiency initiatives, renewable energy, innovative projects Thirty five communities from throughout the state were designated Green Communities by Governor Patrick in May One hundred and five communities are receiving planning assistance to become Green Communities7 Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create A Greener Energy Future
  8. 8. DESIGNATED GREEN COMMUNITIES Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create A Greener Energy Future
  9. 9. GREEN COMMUNITIES BREAKDOWN Communities ranged in population from Becket (1,800) to Worcester (182,000) Ten communities enacted as of right zoning for renewable generation – Nine (inc Kingston) provide for ground mounted pv of 250kw – Wenham and Kingston provide for wind of 600kw Thirty of the thirty five designees received planning assistance All thirty five communities met the five criteria (for criterion 5 all thirty five adopted the stretch code) Due to number of designated communities and the amount of available funding, grants will be allocated by formula – ranging from $135,000 to $988,000 Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create A Greener Energy Future
  10. 10. FY 2010 DESIGNATION AND GRANT APPLICATION TIMELINE  April 21, 2010 Deadline to request a preliminary consultation (13 municipalities)  May 14, 2010 Deadline for designation applications to be submitted by communities intending on submitting grant applications by June 4, 2010  June 4, 2010 Grant Applications due  June 28, 2010 Announce Grant Awards10 Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create A Greener Energy Future
  11. 11. GREEN COMMUNITIES CRITERIA Qualification Criteria (5) – Adopt as-of-right siting, in designated locations, for RE/AE generation, or RE/AE R&D, or RE/AE manufacturing – Adopt expedited (12 month) application/permitting process – Establish an energy use baseline inventory with a program to reduce baseline by 20% in 5 years – Purchase only fuel-efficient vehicles – Require all new residential construction > 3000 ft2, and new commercial and industrial real estate construction to minimize life-cycle energy costs Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create A Greener Energy Future
  12. 12. STRETCH CODE COMMUNITIES12 Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create A Greener Energy Future
  13. 13. ENERGY AUDIT PROGRAM / ENERGY EFFICIENCY PLANS Technical assistance for all buildings owned and operated by cities, towns, regional school districts and waste water treatment plants through: • Benchmarking of structures and detailed energy audits • Working with Investor Owned Utilities on transitioning the funding and auditing components of the EAP – 135 local governmental entities in queue to receive services Three Year Energy Efficiency Plans • Investor owned electric and gas utilities are required to provide all available energy efficiency and demand reduction resources that cost less than new energy supply • Utilities will provide more robust rebates, incentives and programs to meet their goals. • Plans – IOUs to invest $2.2 billion in EE measures over 3 yrs13 Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create A Greener Energy Future
  14. 14. ENERGY AUDIT PROGRAM14 Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create A Greener Energy Future
  15. 15. Energy Performance Contracting Technical Assistance – MGL c25A sections 11C and 11i  Provide a guide, model RFR/RFQ and model contract documents  Review bid documents  Educate and guide communities through the process - Approximately 25 municipal performance contracts - Approximately 13 municipalities in process Contact: Eileen McHugh, eileen.mchugh@state.ma.us, 617-626-730515 Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create A Greener Energy Future
  16. 16. Federal Funding Opportunities ARRA  Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants (EECBG) Municipalities > 35,000 (direct grants from US DOE)  $27,000,000 / 43 communities to receive grant funds Municipalities < 35,000 (competitive grants through DOER)  $14,752,000 awarded to MA 97 communities receiving $12,200,000 in grants and 35 communities will share $825,000 in technical consulting  State Revolving Fund – Install 4.1 megawatts (MW) of solar energy at 12 public water and wastewater treatment facilities worth $20,000,000  Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds PON-ENE-2010-024 – Bond allocation available for large local governments with a population of 100,000 or greater. Five cities and five counties are eligible. Applications on a rolling basis – Any municipality within an abolished county with a population of 100,000 greater may apply for allocation no later than July 9, 2010.16 Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create A Greener Energy Future
  17. 17. OUTREACH - REGIONAL COORDINATORS  Email updates via listserv (~1000 subscribers)  Regional Coordinators act as direct liaisons with cities and towns on energy efficiency and renewable energy activities  Located at each of the DEP Regional Offices: – SERO – LAKEVILLE: Seth Pickering  seth.pickering@state.ma.us – NERO – WILMINGTON: Joanne Bissetta:  joanne.bissetta@state.ma.us – CERO – WORCESTER: Kelly Brown  kelly.brown@state.ma.us – WERO – SPRINGFIELD: Jim Barry  jim.barry@state.ma.us17 Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create A Greener Energy Future
  18. 18. New for 2010  Green Communities Grant Program Roll Out  MassEnergyInsight Roll Out  Development of Energy Procurement Guidance  Revisions to 25A 11C, 11I regulations  Newsletter and case studies  Online library  Statewide energy programs  Fact Sheets (renewables, etc.)  Partnerships18 Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create A Greener Energy Future
  19. 19. Green Communities Contacts Mark Sylvia – Director mark.sylvia@state.ma.us (617) 626-7339 Meg Lusardi – Deputy Director meg.lusardi@state.ma.us (617) 626-7364  Website: www.mass.gov/energy/greencommunities19 Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create A Greener Energy Future
  20. 20. Other Resources  Department of Energy Resources: www.mass.gov/doer – Energy Efficiency Division – Renewables Division – Energy Markets Division – Green Communities Division  Three Year Efficiency Plans: www.masssave.com  Clean Energy Center: www.masscec.com – Investments in Clean Technology – Workforce Development – Renewable Energy – Clean Energy Sector Development20 Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create A Greener Energy Future

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