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    • March 29, 2011
    • Agenda• Welcome & Opening Remarks• Keynote Address• Municipal Energy Panel• Networking & Roundtable DiscussionsPlease feel free to seat yourself by topic according to interest and expertise. The electricity for this event has been matched by Mass Energy with local, clean wind power from the New England Wind Fund.
    • MetroFuture Energy GoalsGoal #34: The region will be a national leader in the green technology and clean energy sectors.Goal #56: The region will use progressively less energy for electricity, heating, cooling, and transportation.Goal #57: The region will be a national leader in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.Goal #59: The region will produce more renewable energy and will obtain more of its energy from renewable sources.
    • Clean Energy Initiative Policy Development & Advocacy Technical Assistance • Regional Energy Managers • Regional ESCO • Preliminary Site Assessment Workshops & Networking Regional BaselineCarlos Gotay Martinez
    • Where Are We Now? Energy Projects in the MAPC Region Q: Do you have a municipal staff member focused on energy or sustainability?Yes – one or more full-timestaff 23%Yes – part time staff positionNot yet, but under 52%consideration 18%No 7%
    • Where Are We Now?Energy Projects in the MAPC Region Q: Does your municipalitys zoning have provisions specifically for renewable energy development? Yes – At least some facilities allowed “as of right” 27% Yes – Only by special permit 43% No – Zoning has been drafted and is under consideration 9% No – Zoning under development 9% 12% Has not been seriously considered or proposed
    • Where Are We Now? Energy Projects in the MAPC Region Q: What energy efficiency projects has your municipality done?6050403020100 86.0% 84.2% 73.7% 42.1% 29.8% 28.1% 15.8% Energy Audits Lighting Building High-Efficiency ESCO Energy Other Upgrades Upgrades Vehicles Contracting Conservation Plan
    • Keynote Address Frank Gorke, Assistant Secretary for Energy Commonwealth of Massachusetts
    • Perspectives onOur Clean Energy Journey March 2011 Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
    • Clean Energy Journey Context – Best Clean Energy State in Nation Role of Cities and Towns Priorities -- Economic Growth Efficiency Renewables Jobs Goals Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
    • MA has High Electricity Prices … Source: EIA Form 82612 Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
    • … but MA gets lots of $GDP per MMBTU Source: EIA/Bureau of Economic Analysis 2008 Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
    • Clean Energy Legislation 2008 • Green Communities Act  Expands EE delivery mechanisms and goals  RPS – expansion and strengthening targets of 1997 Act  Net metering provisions  Establishes DOER’s Green Communities Program • Global Warming Solutions Act  2020 commitments – 10-25% below 1990 levels  2050 commitments – 80% or more below 1990 levels • Oceans Management Act  Provides zoning-like planning of state waters  Identifies presumptive areas for wind development • Clean Energy Jobs  MA Clean Energy Center as clean jobs focal point • Clean Energy Biofuels Act  Support for advanced biofuels  Paves way for transition to LCFS14 Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
    • Cities and Towns Valued Partners• Trusted partnerships enabling better energy decisions for all  Examples of success – assessments, investments, reduced consumption, savings  Sharing best practices – homeowners, renters, all businesses, institutions  State and local governments leading by example  Learning partners in what works well and what can work better• 351 Community Partners – engaging and empowering everyone  Each with approaches tailored to their needs  Enabling tangible progress  64 Stretch Code Communities  53 Green Communities Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
    • 53 Green CommunitiesExecutive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
    • MassEnergyInsightMassEnergyInsight enables cities and towns to perform key energy management tasks:1. Develop an energy use baseline2. Benchmark building performance3. Identify priority targets for energy efficiency investments4. Show the results of energy efficiency investments5. Highlight any irregularities in energy use6. Develop a greenhouse gas emissions inventory7. Generate reports for stakeholders8. Forecast energy budgets Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
    • 64 Stretch Code Communities Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
    • Energy Efficiency Trends 60,000 Energy Efficiency 55,000 Delivered 50,000 Generation delivered by 45,000 Investor-Owned Utilities 40,000 1991 1993 1995 1997 1999 2001 2003 2005 2007 2009 201119 Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Source: DOER
    • Energy Efficiency • Most ambitious EE program in the country; • 3 X California/capita; • Doubling of employment in EE services since 2007 • $2 Billion Investment = $6 Billion Savings • Cheapest “new” source of energy; • By 2020 – 20% electricity through EE; • 5%-6% GHG reductions Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
    • RPS / APS Cumulative Obligations RPS / APS Minimum Standard 30% APS Percent Obligation, % 25% Class II - WTE 20% Class II 15% Class I - Solar Class I 10% 5% 0% 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Compliance Year21 Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
    • MA RPS Class I Technology Trend 2,500 Hydro Wind 2,000 Solar PV Landfill Methane 1,500 Biomass GWh Anaerobic Digester 1,000 500 0 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 ComplianceYear Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs22
    • Wind • 10-fold increase in wind – from 3.1 MW to more than 30 MW by end of 2010; • Building the wind cluster: • Wind Blade Test Facility; • Cape Wind • Vestas R&D • Siemens Offshore • MassTank/EEW • New Bedford Port; • FloDesign • American Superconductor • First Wind Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
    • • 250 MW Goal 70 • 20 X Solar Growth 60 CSII&CSStim • Over 2,900 projects 50 • Solar employers Utility Owned have grown from 50 40 Stimulus before Comm Solar to over 200 in 2009 30 Commonwealth Solar I 20 2007 Pre 10 2007 0 2007-201024 Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
    • Solar • All types of projects • Homes • Schools • Businesses • State and local government • Utilities • All over the state • Doubling of employment in solar manufacturing and installation between 2007 to 2009. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
    • Clean Energy Economic Opportunity• > 11,000 people in clean energy sector; up 65% since 2007• Jobs in solar manufacturing, installation and services have tripled since 2007• Jobs in energy efficiency services have doubled since 2007• Companies leading the charge: A123; CSG; FloDesign; TPI Composites; Boston Power; Siemens; American Superconductor; Nexamp; First Wind Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
    • GHG TrendsExecutive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
    • GHG Reduction Sources • Vehicle AC Non-Energy • Stationary refrigerant • Reducing SF6 in elec equip • Reducing plastics GHG Buildings • Efficiency/RGGI • Building codes Transportation • Building rating and labeling• Green DOT • “deep” retrofits• Fed/CA standards • C&I oil• Fed Std for medium and • solar thermal heavy vehicles • cooling/trees• Fed RFS and regional LCFS • appliance standards• Clean car incentives• PAYD pilot insurance• Sustainable development• Smart growth • RPS • EPA/Powerplant rules • Clean energy imports Electricity • Clean Energy Performance Std Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
    • Suggestions?• Faster• Bigger• Lower cost• More fun Phil.Giudice@state.MA.us Frank.Gorke@state.MA.us Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
    • Panel Discussion Moderator: Jay Ash, City Manager, City of Chelsea & President, Metropolitan Area Planning CouncilJim Hunt, Chief of Environmental and Energy Services,City of BostonBob Paine, Medford Energy Committee, City ofMedfordDavid Lutes, Environmental Program Coordinator, Cityof SomervilleAndy Brydges, Program Director, Massachusetts CleanEnergy Center
    • Panel DiscussionJim Hunt, Chief ofEnvironmental and EnergyServices, City of Boston
    • Green Boston: A Climate of ActionMayor Thomas M. Menino Jim Hunt Chief of Environment and Energy BHA Maverick Gardens Green Affordable Housing
    • National Leader in Sustainability In 2008, Boston has been ranked one of the most sustainable cities in the US: • Ranked 3rd by Popular Science Magazine • Ranked 6th by SustainLane.com
    • 1. Community Engagement - ClimateMindy Lubber, CERESJames McCarthy, Harvard UniversityKalila Barnett, ACETimothy Healey, EnerNOCBud Ris, New England AquariumBryan Koop, Boston PropertiesRev. Ray Hammond, Bethel AMEJim Coyle, Boston Building TradesRichard Dimino, A Better CityJudith Nitsch, Nitsch EngineeringMark Buckley, StaplesChuck McDermott, RockPort Capital
    • 2. Lead By Example● Energy Efficiency in City Buildings, LED Street Lights, Traffic signals● 11.7% of City’s electricity purchase comes from green power● Solar and wind power installations at City facilities● Moon Island Wind Project
    • 2010 - Boston Municipal GHG’s Below Kyoto 220,000 210,000 200,000Tons eCO2 Baseline 190,000 Unadjusted Emissions Adjusted Emissions 180,000 Kyoto Goal 170,000 160,000 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Fiscal Year
    • 3. Community Wide - Green Building• Boston adopts 1st in nation Green Building Zoning requiring new construction to follow LEED Standards (BZC Article 37) - 2007• Boston Adopts Massachusetts Stretch Energy Code, requiring new residential and commercial buildings to achieve 20% better energy performance than base code - 2010. Atlantic Wharf – Boston Properties
    • 4. Leverage Partnerships Catalyze Energy Efficiency across all sectors and neighborhoods of Boston – break down historic barriers to EE; Connect utility programs with public, private, and community based networks that exist in Boston; Connect energy savings with local economic development and job creation
    • RenewBoston Functions Call RenewBoston or 1. Outreach & Referral EE program phone # 2. Intake & Information Sign up for audit, TA 3. Financing & Assistance Buy/install more EE measures 4. Job Creation & Contractor Support 5. Tracking & Strategy Increase savings
    • Residential Participation GoalThe participation goal is to serve 150,000households from 2010 through 2020. 43
    • Inactive In Process Contracts Signed44
    • 5. Connect to Economic Development Boston is a clean tech hub – sector continues to grow in Innovation District Green Jobs Boston Partnership – preparing local residents to enter and climb this good paying career ladder Bringing savings to local residents and businesses, stimulating local economies
    • Economic Benefit of Climate Action$ 2 Billion in Net Savings by 2020
    • “Our green agenda will improve our environment and publichealth while stimulating our growing green economy.Together, we are turning „Beantown into Greentown.” – Mayor Thomas M. Menino
    • www.cityofboston.gov/climatewww.renewboston.orgjames.hunt@cityofboston.gov
    • Panel DiscussionBob Paine, MedfordEnergy Committee, City ofMedford
    • Medford Energy Independence Project:100-kw Wind Turbine CommissionedFebruary 2009A renewable energy project case studyPresentation to Metropolitan AreaPlanning Council Clean Energy ForumBoston, MAMarch 29, 2011Bob Paine, Medford Energy Committee 50
    • PROJECT OBJECTIVES Conserve energy in municipal building operations in accordance with Medford’s Climate Action Plan Provide valuable interactive educational tool for the 2,000+ students that attend the McGlynn and Andrews Schools Promote energy independence theme and highly visible symbol of Medford’s commitment to renewable energy Provide leadership by example for other municipalities implementing similar types of renewable energy projects 51
    • Project Background January 2004, Mayor Michael McGlynn created the Medford Clean Energy Committee (MCEC) – volunteers selected through review of resumes October 2004: City of Medford was awarded a $15,000 grant from MA Technology Collaborative (MTC)  Funded renewable energy posters, banners, website, editorial series in local newspapers, direct mailings, and public events. 52
    • Wind Feasibility Study Grant After 2+ years, Medford selected the McGlynn School as preferred location for the wind turbine In Fall 2006, Medford received a $15,000 Clean Energy Choice Grant from Massachusetts Technology Collaborative to install an anemometer and to conduct a feasibility study  Hired Sustainable Energy Developments to conduct independent wind resource assessment, an economic analysis, and application for $250,000 MTC grant was approved in May 2007 53
    • Preliminary Studies, cont. Meteorological tower installation Data available at Weather Underground http://www.wunderground.com/ weatherstation/WXDailyHistory.asp ?ID=KMAMEDFO7 Davis Vantage Pro2 Wireless System 54
    • Design Process Design Consultant Procurement Engineering Design  Civil  Electrical  Geotechnical  Structural Permitting, Outreach & other Approvals Avoided need for a fence around the turbine Financing 55
    • Wind Turbine Financing Over fifty percent in grant funding received for the Project with a current total of $426,250 Installation & construction costs total $645,490  Clean Renewable Energy Bond (CREB)  Low Interest Municipal Bond** 10 Year Payback Period  Up to $25,000/year electricity production  Estimated $7,650/year Renewable Energy Credits  Estimated $1,500/year utility electricity purchase  Estimated insurance & maintenance: $3,700/year 56
    • Construction Process – Electrical Interconnection Autumn 2008 57
    • Construction Process – Foundation Installation 58
    • Construction Process – Tower Installation January 2009 59
    • Medford Energy Independence Project Mayor Michael J. McGlynn cuts the recycled ribbon at the Medford Energy Independence Project Ribbon Cutting 60 Event held January 29, 2009.
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    • Virtual TourPhotos 62
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    • Contacts and Web sitesMedford Energy websites and contacts: http://www.medfordcleanenergy.org/ and http://www.medford.org/Pages/MedfordMA_Energy/energycommitteeNorthwind 100 turbine characteristics: http://northernpower.com/wind-power-products/northern-power-100- wind-turbine.phpSmartview display: https://smartview.northernpower.com/public/medford/Northern Power Kiosk View: http://northernpower.kiosk-view.com/medfordWeather Underground met tower: http://www.wunderground.com/weatherstation/WXDailyHistory.asp?ID =KMAMEDFO7 68
    • Panel DiscussionDavid LutesOffice of Sustainability and EnvironmentCity of Somerville50 Evergreen Ave.Somerville, MA 02145617-625-6600, x2106dlutes@somervillema.gov
    • Panel DiscussionAndy Brydges, ProgramDirector, MassachusettsClean Energy Center
    • Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Overview of Community Resources March 29, 2011 71
    • Introduction MassCEC Overview Solar Incentives Wind Incentives Project Financing Examples
    • MassCEC Areas of Focus Idea Research Development Manufacturing Project/Installation Renewable Investments in Clean Technology Energy Generation Workforce Development Clean Energy Sector Development
    • MassCEC Eligible Customers  Source of funding is a Systems Benefits Change on ratepayers’ electric bill  Available for customers of IOUs and MLPs that opt-inA list of eligible MLPs is available at:http://www.masscec.com/solar
    • Renewable Energy Generation Division Idea Research Development Manufacturing Project/Installation Renewable Energy Generation Offshore Low Income SREC Comm. Solar Comm. Hydro Comm. Wind Wind & Partnerships Management Marine
    • Program Overview Commonwealth Solar Commonwealth Solar Commonwealth Solar I Commonwealth Solar II Stimulus
    • Rebates and Other Incentives Rebates SRECs Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (www.dsireusa.org) Federal Tax Credits • Accelerated Depreciation (MACRS) • Investment Tax Credit (ITC) State Tax Credits • Property Tax Exemption • Sales Tax Exemption Other Incentives • Net Metering
    • Project Financing ModelsVarious Options Available: Direct Ownership  Maximizes value of electricity generated 3rd Party Ownership  Hedges against future electricity price increases  Minimizes up front cost and O&M costs  Leverages tax incentives to reduce overall project cost Leasing  Potential revenue generator
    • 3rd Party Ownership Commonwealth Solar 3rd Party Ownership Projects 160 140 120 100 # of Projects 80 Commercial Public 60 Residential 40 20 0 Month
    • Solar Installed in MA (through 2010) 45 40 35 30 25 MW 20 15 10 5 - 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 RET-Funded Non-RET Funded Cumulative
    • Public Projects Yarmouth Town Hall 12.6 kW System
    • Public Projects (cont.) Medway Public High School 132 kW System
    • Public Projects (cont.) Watertown Police Station 28.42 kW
    • Commonwealth WindPrograms overview Micro Scale Community Scale Commercial Scale • Assistance for commercial- Assistance for public and Rebates for construction scale wind projects in early, high- non-public utility-scale of responsibly-sited and risk, stages.Purpose wind projects, from early well-performing small • Identify and evaluate potential assessment to wind installations sites for commercial wind construction projects (state facilitated wind) 100 kW – 10 MW, typicallyEligibility Turbines <100 kW ~ 2.5 MW – 30 MW net metered • Feasibility study grants up to $55,000 • Site Assessment • Installation rebates • Development Loans up to services for public entities determined by kW and $250,000 • Feasibility Study grantsIncentive kWh produced. • Early-stage technical and up to $85,000 • Maximum of environmental site assessments • Design & Construction $130,000. (state facilitated wind) grants up to $400,000 • This program is being modified to address earlier stage risk.
    • Map of Community Scale Wind ProjectsInstalled and Pipeline as of 12/07/10
    • Community Scale WindAwards as of 12/07/10* Design & Site Assessments Feasibility Studies ConstructionFunds awarded $300,296 $5,120,017 $23,708,840MW awarded 48.4 MWProjects awarded 50 102 42Average cost $6,005 $58,668 $4,107,008$/projectAverage incentive % of 100% 86% 14%costMW installed 15.9 * Data includes projects from the Large On-site Renewables Initiative (LORI) and the Community Wind Collaborative, predecessor programs that made awards for community scale wind projects prior to launch of Commonwealth Wind in 2009.
    • Nantucket High School Wind Turbine
    • Questions? Andy Brydges Program Director MassCEC 55 Summer St., 9th Floor Boston, MA 02110 ABrydges@MassCEC.com
    • Roundtable Conversations Please seat yourself according to interest or expertise We will rotate tables after 15-20 minutes of discussion Developing Wind Energy  DOER Green Communities Renew Boston – Community  Massachusetts Clean EnergyBased Energy Efficiency Center Energy Efficiency Programs &  ICLEI – Local Governments forFinancing Sustainability Municipal Energy Offices  Adopting the MA Stretch Code Demand Response Programs  Preliminary Site Assessments for PV and Wind Alternatives to PACE  Power Purchase Agreements ESCOs and Energy SavingsPerformance Contracts  New Energy Technologies
    • Roundtable Conversations Discussion Points Introduce yourselves and the work that you are doing (or hope to do) related to this topic. What questions do you have on this topic? What challenges have you encountered in your work? What are some possible solutions to these challenges? What sort of assistance would be helpful for you to act productively on this topic (e.g. complete a project, enroll in a program, etc)? Who is currently working on these issues? How might MAPC and its members support or contribute to this work?Each table should have a facilitator and a note-taker. Please return notes (blue sheet) to an MAPC staff member at the end of the discussion period.
    • Thank you! Contact & Resource List If you would like to be included on a contact list (to be circulated after the forum), please let us know when you check in, or by filling out the pink sheet on your table. Send any event announcements, links to websites or other resources you would like to include to Helen Aki, Energy Services Coordinator: haki@mapc.org by April 1, 2011. For more resources, visit our website at: http://mapc.org/smart-growth/clean-energy