The Importance of the Voluntary Renewable Energy Market

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EUEC 2011 presentation by Jay Carlis, Vice President, Retail Division, Community Energy, Inc and President, Renewable Energy Markets Association.

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  • JillCommunity Energy works with Fortune 1000 companies like ING and Sony. We work with Colleges and Universities like the University of Pennsylvania, the largest purchaser of RECs among colleges and universities. We work with environmental organizations, government agencies and municipalities. And we are proud to work with a wide range of companies who have chosen to take a leadership role in their industries through commitments to renewable energy and carbon offsets. Whether you are in the paper, printing and packaging business; hotels, hospitality and resorts; consumer products; or information technologies, you can create a competitive advantage for your organization through a green message.
  • JillCommunity Energy works with Fortune 1000 companies like ING and Sony. We work with Colleges and Universities like the University of Pennsylvania, the largest purchaser of RECs among colleges and universities. We work with environmental organizations, government agencies and municipalities. And we are proud to work with a wide range of companies who have chosen to take a leadership role in their industries through commitments to renewable energy and carbon offsets. Whether you are in the paper, printing and packaging business; hotels, hospitality and resorts; consumer products; or information technologies, you can create a competitive advantage for your organization through a green message.
  • The Importance of the Voluntary Renewable Energy Market

    1. 1. 1<br />The Importance of the Voluntary RenewableEnergy Market<br />Jay Carlis<br />Vice President, Retail Division, Community Energy, Inc.<br />President, Renewable Energy Markets Association<br />February 3, 2011<br />
    2. 2. Agenda<br />Intro to Community Energy and REMA<br />Voluntary Market<br />History<br />Present<br />Future<br />
    3. 3. Community Energy<br />Building a Clean Energy Future<br />Renewable energy market pioneer<br />Experienced wind and solar developer<br />Clean energy supplier to<br />120,000+ residences and businesses<br />20 utility green power programs<br />Some of the largest green power purchasers in the nation<br />
    4. 4. Dedicated to maintaining and growing strong markets for renewable energy in the United States. <br /> Advocacy and education at federal, state, and regional levels <br />www.renewablemarketers.org<br />
    5. 5. Voluntary Market History<br />Problem<br />Renewable Energy (particularly wind) not financially-viable on wholesale energy prices<br />Solution<br />Find a way to monetize the environmental benefits of renewable energy and deliver to customers who value them<br />RECs are born<br />
    6. 6. What is a REC?<br /><ul><li>Proofthat 1 MWh of renewableelectricitywasgenerated
    7. 7. Environmental benefits of clean, renewable energy, including greenhouse gas emission reductions</li></ul>RECs<br />Transmission Grid<br />Utility Company<br />Your Business<br />Clean Energy<br />Traditional Energy<br />
    8. 8. Why Are RECs Important?<br />They Make Renewable Energy Projects Financially Viable<br />
    9. 9. Bear Creek Wind Farm<br />
    10. 10. RECs to Reduce Carbon Footprint<br />
    11. 11. How Do RECs Work?<br />Grid like a bathtub<br />Operators need to keep full without overflowing<br />One additional MWh electricity sent to the grid from clean energy <br />= <br />One MWhLESS of electricity from fossil fuels<br />
    12. 12. Who’s Buying RECs?<br />Primarily nonresidential customers (Over 99% of REC sales)<br />Over 1,300 partners in EPA Green Power Partnership, buying 18 million MWh of RECs<br />Over 400,000 MWh of Green-e® Certified RECs purchased annually<br />
    13. 13. Compliance vs. Voluntary Market<br />Source: National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Green Power Marketing in the United States: A Status Report (13th Edition). September 2010.<br />
    14. 14. Green Power Market Size2005-2009<br />Source: National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Green Power Marketing in the United States: A Status Report (13th Edition). September 2010.<br />
    15. 15. Annual Growth Rates for REC Sales<br />Source: National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Voluntary Green Power Market Forecast through 2015. May 2010.<br />
    16. 16. Green-e®and EPA Partnership Growth<br />Source: Center for Resource Solutions, Insights Into the Renewable Energy Market, September 2009.<br />
    17. 17. 2009 Voluntary Market Facts<br />Over 30 million MWh sold (17% increase)<br />Wind energy a key driver (73.7% of sales volume)<br />Number of customers purchasing green power increased 44% <br />Voluntary market value estimated between $136 million and $236 million<br />
    18. 18. 2009 Sales by Market Segment<br />Source: National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Green Power Marketing in the United States: A Status Report (13th Edition). September 2010.<br />
    19. 19. Renewable Energy by Source, 2009<br />Source: National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Green Power Marketing in the United States: A Status Report (13th Edition). September 2010.<br />
    20. 20. Future Outlook for VRE Market<br />Source: National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Voluntary Green Power Market Forecast through 2015. May 2010.<br />
    21. 21. For More Information<br />Contact<br />Jay Carlis<br />610.230.0378<br />Jay.Carlis@CommunityEnergyInc.com<br />

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