• Renewable Electricity Production Tax Credit (PTC)
• Renewable Energy Production Incentive (REPI)
• U.S. Department of Treasury - Renewable Energy Grants
• Tax Credits for Home Energy Improvements
State Incentives for Businesses & Institutions
• Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard
• Commonwealth Solar Incentive Program
• Commonwealth Wind - Community Scale
• Commonwealth Wind - Commercial Wind
• Commonwealth Wind - MicroWind
• Commonwealth Hydro Program
• Energy Efficiency Programs Offered by Mass. Utilities
• Mass. Incentives/Policies for Renewables and Efficiency Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard
• RPS Solar Carve-Out
Green Building: The Efficient Use of Energy
Green House Gas Emissions
Operations and Waste Removal
Energy Efficiency: Carbon Market
GHG Trading System Protocols
Allocation of Carbon Quantifications
Market Flexibility and Regulatory Uncertainty
State, Regional, and Federal Harmonization
Trading and Tax Consequences
Legal Certainty of an Allowance or Credit
Title (Property Right or License)
Financial Services Compliance
Purchase and Sale Agreements
THIRTY-FIVE MUNICIPALITIES DESIGNATED GREEN COMMUNITIES AS OF MAY 21, 2010.
Vincent DeVito [email_address] (617) 757-6518 Thursday, October 7, 2010 Synopsis of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Laws, Programs and Policies Enacted and Implemented in Massachusetts: 2008-2010: June 16, 2010
Carolyn Sarno Senior Program Manager for High Performance Buildings Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP)
MASS ENERGY SUMMIT CONSERVATION & ENERGY EFFICIENCY INTEGRATING THE BENEFITS INTO SUPPLY STRATEGY CAROLYN SARNO October 7, 2010
Conservation turns off the light bulb;
Efficiency uses a better bulb.
PROBLEMS FACING BUILDINGS TODAY
Track Utility Bills
Can’t manage what you haven’t measured
Understand how to read the bill
Use for utility procurement and budget forecasting
Typically yields a 10% utility savings
Existing buildings don’t come with instructions
HIGH PERFORMANCE BUILDINGS Better Investment We all want this……………………………and not this! $100,000
Department of Energy O & M Best Practices http://www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/program/operations_maintenance.html
DSIRE – Database of State Incentives: http://www.dsireusa.org/
Energy Star: http://www.energystar.gov/
Energy Smart Schools Guide to O & M http://www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/energysmartschools/o-and-m_guide.html EPA LBE Guide http://www.epa.gov/cleanenergy/documents/epa_lbe.pdf
Facilities Operating Plan http://www.vtvsa.org/files/Facility%20Operating%20Plan%20Template%20Version%201.0.doc
Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships: www.neep.org
Your local utility & energy efficiency program providers
Rick Mitchell Vice President Sustainnovation Consulting
What is sustainability and why is it important for business?
Triple Bottom Line Strategy
Reduced operating costs
Reduced environmental impacts
Improved communications w/ shareholders and media
PROFIT Resource Optimization PLANET Minimize Impact PEOPLE Employee, Management, Shareholder and Community Involvement GROWTH Benefits:
Can You Guess What the Following Represents? Year 2010 = &293,829,000 Year 2011 = $431,251,000 Year 2012 = $546,821,000 TOTAL: $1,271,901.000 Approved Energy Efficiency Spending by Investor Owned Electric & Gas Utilities in MA in Commercial and Industrial Sectors
Sustainnovation Consulting Matching Sustainability with Profit www.meridianassoc.com 978-299-0447 X240
Cynthia Arcate President & CEO Power Options, Inc.
2010 Massachusetts Energy Summit Conservation & Energy Efficiency Integrating the Benefits into Supply Strategy October 7, 2010 Cynthia Arcate, President & CEO PowerOptions Leveraging the power of non-profits
Energy Savings are Not All the Same
Kw v. kWhs
Peak v. Non-peak
Impact on ICAP tags and customer profiles
Usage reflected in price
Basic service v. competitive supply
Contract Terms Affect Price
Different pricing options:
Capacity pass through
Wholesale energy market
Change in Use:
PANEL #2 Going Green — Innovative Energy Savings Projects
MODERATOR Peter Stanton Publisher Worcester Business Journal
Jana E. Dengler CFM,FMA, SMA Director of Facilities and Security Institute of Contemporary Art
Sustainable Facilities Management Initiatives at the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston Jana E Dengler CFM, RPA, FMA, SMA Director of Facilities and Security
The Institute of Contemporary
Art strives to share the
pleasures of reflection,
and imagination that
contemporary art offers
through public access to art,
artists, and the creative
The ICA Boston is the oldest
Institute of Contemporary Art
in the United States,
established in 1936.
2006 – new life,
state of the ART facility
Operating costs are higher than
design estimations by 35%
Unit costs of utilities are increasing
Operational cost of HVACr utilities
37 % higher than similar
What was new at construction?
Low voltage lighting
With LCD control
Partnering with Power Options
Partnership with Lutron
3M UV film
What was realized
14% saving with conscious procurement
5% savings with lighting sensors
12% saving with
Sean Anderson Assistant Vice President, Facilities and Director of Corporate Green Initiatives MassMutual Financial Group
MassMutual Financial Group Sustainability Program From ideas to actions…
Sean F. Anderson
Assistant Vice President – Facility Operations
Director of Corporate Green Initiatives
Founded in 1851, MassMutual Financial Group is a mutually owned financial protection, accumulation and income management company headquartered in Springfield, MA. MassMutual's affiliates include Babson Capital, OppenheimerFunds, Baring Asset Management, First Mercantile Trust and Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers.
Key Elements of MassMutual’s Sustainability Program
Frank Carlson President & General Manager Carlson Orchards
Edward R. Terceiro, Jr. Resident Engineer Mount Wachusett Community College
Advancing Carbon Neutrality on Campus Mount Wachusett Community College Massachusetts Energy Summit 2010 October 7, 2010
Focus of Presentation
There is no one clear cut solution to carbon neutrality – every business or institution presents its own challenges and possibilities.
How do you balance operational considerations with your approach to carbon neutrality i.e. demand side management?
What are some of the funding options available?
The rising and disproportionate costs of energy in the Northeast
The Nation’s continued dependence on foreign oil & its impact on national security
The obligation to address the need for increased energy production in consort with environmental protection
Biomass Gasification – Combine Heat & Power
Photovoltaics – 100KW
Solar Thermal –Domestic Hot Water
Energy Conservation Measures (ECMs)
Geothermal (Veteran’s Rehabilitation Center)
Plug in Hybrid
Biomass Conversion Average Annual Savings 2002-2009
Electricity: 4,046,874 (KWh)
( 45.97% reduction, enough to serve approximately 1200 residential all-electric customers per year)
Water: 2,222,222 gals ( 52.52% reduction)
CO 2 reduction: 24%
Biomass Conversion Cumulative Savings 2002-2009
Total kWh saved: 34,550,739 KWh
Total Water Saved: 17,777,776 gals
Total Dollars Saved: $3,829,434
The energy savings accomplished by this project provide a significant environmental and health benefit from the reduction of air pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions. For example, we have reduced CO 2 emissions by 14,890 tons , NO x by 24.2 tons , and SO x by 64 tons .
This reductions would be equivalent to planting 4,079 acres of trees and removing 2,601 automobiles from the roads .
Wind Turbines MWCC was been awarded $3,000,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy ( Energy and Water Development Appropriation Bill) to install two 1.65 MW wind turbines and to work with surrounding communities to develop implementation strategies for the installation of turbines across the state’s northern tier.
Wind Turbine Facts
Total Project Cost: $9,003,425
Annual Est. Production: 4,977,422 KWh
Total Annual Savings: $965,620
Percent of College Demand : 97%
Percent of Output Returned to Grid: 30%
U.S Department of Energy
Mass Technology Collaborative & Renewable Energy Trust Funds
Clean Renewable Energy Bonds (CREBs)
Renewable Energy Credits
Clean Energy Investment Program - General Obligation Bonds
“ By addressing the College’s responsibility to minimize its own contributions to global warming and by emphasizing the importance of making the transition to a low carbon, sustainable economy, the College has defined a new mission for the school; one that creates educational and professional opportunities for students, supports the professional development of faculty and staff while also encouraging a sustainable quality of life for residents in our service delivery area.”
For Additional Information
Ed Terceiro, Resident Engineer, Mount Wachusett Community College (978-630-9103)
PANEL #3 Inside the Grid
MODERATOR Christina Davis Editor Worcester Business Journal
Robert Laurita Manager Market Design ISO New England
Robert Sheridan Director of Distribution Planning National Grid
Peter W. Brown, Esq. Brown, Olson & Gould, P.C. Co-Chair NECA Power Markets Committee
The design and development of market rules governing the New England wholesale electricity market.
Actively involved in the design and administration of the ISO’s demand response programs and market designs that integrate demand-side resources into the wholesale electricity markets, such as the Forward Capacity Market
About ISO New England
Private, not-for-profit corporation created in 1997 to oversee New England’s restructured wholesale electric power system
Independent of companies doing business in the market
Regulated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
Operate the Power System
Minute-to-minute reliable operation of region’s generation and transmission system
Administer the Wholesale Electric Markets
Oversee region’s wholesale marketplace for energy, capacity and reserve supplies
Conduct Power System Planning
Ensure reliable and efficient power system to meet current and future power needs
Approximately 460 employees. Located in Western Massachusetts
2010 ISO New England Inc.
New England’s Electric Power Grid at a Glance
6.5 million households and businesses; population 14 million
More than 350 generators
Over 8,000 miles of high-voltage transmission lines
13 interconnections to electricity systems in New York and Canada
More than 31,000 megawatts (MW) of total supply
More than 2,300 megawatts of demand resources
All-time peak demand of 28,130 megawatts, set on August 2, 2006
Over 400 participants in the market
$5.4 billion annual total energy market value (2009)
Robert Sheridan has been with National Grid and its predecessor organizations for 23 years.
As director of distribution and planning he is responsible for the planning of capital infrastructure throughout New England and Upstate New York.
Partner at Brown Olson and Gould in New Hampshire
Member of the Power Markets Committee of NECA
Practice is concentrated in energy law, with a considerable part of that practice involving wholesale electric power markets in the United States as regulated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
The Northeast Energy and Commerce Association (NECA) is New England’s oldest and most broadly-based, non-profit trade association serving the competitive electric power industry. Founded in 1985, NECA’s purpose is to facilitate an open forum among all electric power stakeholders to foster the development and maturation of competitive power markets.
NECA promotes environmentally sound, reliable and cost-effective wholesale and retail markets for the production and delivery of electric power supply, as well as competing energy services and resource alternatives, including conservation, innovative demand-side and power delivery technologies, renewable energy and distributed generation.
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Ian A. Bowles Massachusetts Secretary of Energy & Environmental Affairs LUNCHEON KEYNOTE SPEAKER