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G.E.T. Smart - Smart Renewables: Dept. of Commerce Policy Presentation G.E.T. Smart - Smart Renewables: Dept. of Commerce Policy Presentation Presentation Transcript

  • Renewables - key to our energy future - policy framework to make it happen
    Tony Usibelli
    Assistant Director
    Washington State Department
    of Commerce
  • Washington’s emerging challenges
    • 1.3 million per decade – double < 50 yr
    • 273 to house, feed, employ, transport, educate…
    • 300 new megawatts per year
    • No new dams sites – 15,000 miles lines
    • New subdivision – apartment
    • Car culture – walk able communities?
  • Build on strengths
    Be good stewards of the Columbia River
    Institutionalize efficiency through building codes
    Capture untapped efficiency through
    Market transformation
    Diversify energy production
    Localize energy production
  • A Future Path
    11 million people in the NW
    World’s largest hydrosystem
    Fossil fuel transportation
    Two-third imported energy
    Car based
    Plenty of inefficiency
    Centralized generation
    20 + million
    Integrated system
    Clean fuel
    Locally produced energy
    Transit and eff. vehicles
    Zero energy buildings
  • Washington’s energy strategy
    • Maintain competitive energy prices that are fair and reasonable for consumers and businesses and support our state’s continued economic success.
    • Increase competitiveness by fosteringa clean energy economy and jobs through business and workforce development
    • Meet the state’s obligations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Evolving energy priorities
    • Bio Energy – Synergies with traditional forestry and agriculture industries
    • Smart Grid – The nexus of transmission and distribution expertise and the software industry
    • Green Building – Adopting sustainability to meet consumer demand
    • Energy Efficiency – Reducing energy consumption by living and working smarter
    Sector Focus:
  • Stakeholders
    • Citizens – Beneficiaries of objectives, change enablers
    • Business – Source of investment, platform for innovation
    • Government – policy – incentives – regulation – market framer
    • Regulators – balance generations – investors & ratepayers
  • Mandates - create markets
    State Influence
    Channeling Federal Resources
    Framework for success - alignment
  • Mandates
    • Renewable Portfolio Standards
    • Government Procurement
    • Renewable Fuel Standards
    • Building Codes
  • Renewable Portfolio Standards; Initiative 937
    Requires an electric utility with 25,000 or more customers to use "eligible renewable resources“ to meet the following annual targets:
    • At least 3 percent of its load by 2012,;
    • At least 9 percent of its load by 2016; and
    • At least 15 percent of its load by 2020
  • Government Procurement Priorities
    Provide a common approach to register vendors and notify them of business opportunities with the state of Washington through a single portal
    • Reduce Health and Environmental Threats from Motor Vehicle Emissions
    • 2nd Substitute House Bill 1481 - By the year 2015, all state agencies and local government subdivisions of the state must satisfy 100 percent of their fuel needs for all vessels, vehicles, and construction equipment from electricity or biofuels.
  • Incentives
    • B&O Tax Credits
    • Sales Tax Exemption
    • Production Incentives
    • B&O Tax Incentives
    • Reductions in the rates business pays tax on gross receipts
    • Credits against B&O liability
    • Sales Tax Incentives
    • Exemptions to tax
    • Deferrals in anticipation of qualified actions
  • Alignment / partnerships
    • Government Bodies
    • Public Private Partnerships
    • Encourage Industry Associations
  • Government Bodies
    • Align Core Mission
    • Grow and improve jobs in Washington
    • Align Policies and Execution
    • Policy and Innovation Unit within Commerce
    • “Sector Lead”
  • Public Private Partnerships
    The mission of the Washington State Clean Energy Leadership Council is “to create a clean energy leadership initiative that will set the path to leverage Washington's energy infrastructure and make Washington a hub for clean energy technology and a leader in the creation of green jobs and the development, deployment, and export of clean energy technologies and services."
  • Encourage Industry Associations
    "Helping Puget Sound manufacturers succeed through innovation, supply chain positioning and business development”
    The value of a CAMPS membership lies in the power associated with being part of a network of manufacturers, supply chain partners, business advisors, and strategic partners, all working together.
  • Leverage the power of the states
    • Federal Influence
    • Foreign Overtures
    • Recruitment Efforts
    • Research
    • Collective buying power
    • Trade Missions
    • Attracting Foreign Direct Investment
    • Gateway to the world
    • Huge part of economy
    • Tremendous logistics
    • High tech workforce
    • Innovation
    • World class research
    Foreign Overtures
  • Recruitment Efforts
    • Provide Value Statements and Messaging
    • Identify and Recruit Out-of-State Key Sector Targets
    • Work with WA companies to identify missing links in localized supply chains.
  • Channel Federal Resources
    • ARRA/SEP
    • DoE, DoT, DoD Grant Assistance
    • Research
    The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act targets investments to key areas that will save or create good jobs immediately while also laying the groundwork for long-term economic growth.
    Washington State recently awarded:
    • $5.8 Million for Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Energy Efficiency
    • $5.2 Million for Clean Energy Innovation
    • $1 million for Transportation
    • $4.5 million for Waste-to-Energy
    • Need to improve our ability to capture research, investment, contracts
  • Build a better world togetherplenty to learn from each otherinvest – create - innovate
    Tony Usibelli
    Assistant Director
    Washington State Department of Commerce