Marin Clean Energy
      “Renewable by Choice”

A program of the Marin Energy Authority

               April 2010

      ...


• Marin Clean Energy (MCE)
    – Energy procurement through Community Choice Aggregation
      (CCA) to “green up” the e...
MCE = public-private partnership
      IOU                    CCA                Public Utility
Investor Owned Utility   C...
The Basics
What Changes?
• MEA procures the electricity through the contract with
  Shell Energy North America
• Higher renewable con...
Two Unique Energy Supply Options
            Light Green                             Deep Green
Initially 25% renewable, i...
What Is the Impact to MEA
               Customers?
MEA customers continue to pay PG&E Bill; Generation charges are remitt...
The Cost of Deep Green
  An additional 1¢ per Kwh ($2.80 here) would be added to this
customer’s monthly bill to pay for t...
Rate Example: Residential




 1. PG&E Gen Rate per PG&E Advice Letter 3518 E-A.
 2. PCIA estimate per PG&E letter to MEA,...
Contract Pricing
 $300.00



 $245.00


                                                                     PG&E
 $190.00...
Where will renewable energy
       come from?
              Outside Marin initially, then
                phase in local a...
GHG Reduction
                                     Sample Measures for Marin
                                800,000      ...
Projected GHG emissions
            using PG&E methodology for 2010


Marin Energy Authority Greenhouse Gas Emissions
    ...
Projected GHG emissions
              using PG&E methodology for 2015


015 Marin Energy Authority Greenhouse Gas Emission...
Questions?
Call Marin Clean Energy at 888-632-3674
                 or visit
       www.marincleanenergy.info
      www.ma...
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Charles McGlashan: Marin Clean Energy

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In a presentation to Clean Energy Action in May 2010, Charles McGlashan shared the experience of Marin County, CA in taking control of its own energy supply, a challenge now facing Boulder, CO. As a member of the Marin County Board of Supervisors, McGlashan has been instrumental in the creation of Marin County Energy, the entity that has worked to provide the community with renewable energy options and local power.

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Charles McGlashan: Marin Clean Energy

  1. 1. Marin Clean Energy “Renewable by Choice” A program of the Marin Energy Authority April 2010 1
  2. 2. 
 • Marin Clean Energy (MCE) – Energy procurement through Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) to “green up” the energy supply in Marin County at a low cost; • Solar and Energy Efficiency District (SEED) Program – Based on AB 811, a land-based financing program to implement rooftop solar and energy efficiency improvements; • Net Metering – MCE offers a better program to those who generate more solar power than they use: a higher rate on generation, monthly ‘true ups’ and annual rollover of energy credits; • Other Grant Proposals and Projects – Solar car ports, smart grid integration, others 2
  3. 3. MCE = public-private partnership IOU CCA Public Utility Investor Owned Utility Community Choice Municipal Utility (PG&E) (Marin Clean Energy) (Sacramento, LA, Palo Alto, etc.) PG&E Purchases MCE Purchases Muni Purchases Power Power Power PG&E Maintains PG&E Maintains Muni Maintains Transmission Lines Transmission Lines Transmission Lines PG&E Provides PG&E Provides Muni Provides Customer Service Customer Service Customer Service
  4. 4. The Basics
  5. 5. What Changes? • MEA procures the electricity through the contract with Shell Energy North America • Higher renewable content • Same or lower prices than PG&E • Improved Net-Metering program What Remains the Same? • Senior, low-income and disabled programs • Tiered pricing structures • All of the services that PG&E has historically performed so well: transmission, distribution, maintenance, customer service and billing.
  6. 6. Two Unique Energy Supply Options Light Green Deep Green Initially 25% renewable, increasing to 100% renewable 50% within 5 years Cost: Initially 7% higher than PG&E, Cost: Same costs as PG&E decreasing overtime
  7. 7. What Is the Impact to MEA Customers? MEA customers continue to pay PG&E Bill; Generation charges are remitted to MEA 7
  8. 8. The Cost of Deep Green An additional 1¢ per Kwh ($2.80 here) would be added to this customer’s monthly bill to pay for the Deep Green energy product 8
  9. 9. Rate Example: Residential 1. PG&E Gen Rate per PG&E Advice Letter 3518 E-A. 2. PCIA estimate per PG&E letter to MEA, dated January 4, 2010.
  10. 10. Contract Pricing $300.00 $245.00 PG&E $190.00 Light Green $135.00 $80.00 Year 1 Year 5 Year 10 Year 15 Year 20 Year 25 Year 30 Note: This assumes a 3.4% rate increase for PG&E, their average rate increase over the last 10 years. It assumes a 3% rate increase for MEA through Year 6 and a 2% increase for MEA after Year 6 10
  11. 11. Where will renewable energy come from? Outside Marin initially, then phase in local assets by providing incentives. For example:  Small local solar (net metering, rebates, over sizing systems)  Large local solar  Methane capture (landfill)
  12. 12. GHG Reduction Sample Measures for Marin 800,000 Marin GHG Reduction Target CO2 Reduction (tons per year) 600,000 534,000 2011 400,000 2020 200,000 175,000 200 850 8728,720 1,100 1,100 7237,238 0 Green Building Standards Watch Partnership Municipal Facilities Marin Clean Energy Marin Energy Install Solar Panels on AB811 12
  13. 13. Projected GHG emissions using PG&E methodology for 2010 Marin Energy Authority Greenhouse Gas Emissions 2010 Marin Energy Authority Greenhouse Gas Emissions 22% 51% 49% CO2 CO2 Non-CO2 Non-CO2 78%
  14. 14. Projected GHG emissions using PG&E methodology for 2015 015 Marin Energy Authority Greenhouse Gas Emissions 2015 PG&E Greenhouse Gas Emissions 15% 37% CO2 CO2 Non-CO2 63% Non-CO2 85%
  15. 15. Questions? Call Marin Clean Energy at 888-632-3674 or visit www.marincleanenergy.info www.marinenergyauthority.org 15

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