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TURNING MOMENTUM INTO A SOLARVICTORY:
Strategy, policy, and the 2013 Success
Presentation by John Farrell, Director of Dem...
•Department of Commerce DG process
•DFL legislature
•Solar rebates to continue?
•Ongoing solar campaign
LAY OFTHE LAND
2013
10% Solar
by 2030
CLEAN Program
< 2 MW
Value of Solar + PBI
On-bill incentive feeCommunity solar
Net metering
2100 MW
Camp...
to “sausage making”
From goals
•10% by 2020
•Mostly DG
•All utilities
33%
67%
IOUs Munis & Co-ops
2100 MW
•10% by 2020
•Mostly DG
•All utilities
•1.5% by 2020
•10% from < 20 kW
•IOUs only
33%
67%
IOUs Munis & Co-ops
460 MW
2100 ...
0%
2%
4%
6%
8%
10%
2014 2016 2018 2020 2022 2024 2026 2028 2030
10%
NV
AZ
NM
CO
IL
NJ
DE
MD
Minnesota’s Proposed Solar Sta...
0%
2%
4%
6%
8%
10%
2014 2016 2018 2020 2022 2024 2026 2028 2030
NV
AZ
NM
CO
IL
NJ
DE
MD
Minnesota’s Proposed Solar Standar...
0%
2%
4%
6%
8%
10%
2014 2016 2018 2020 2022 2024 2026 2028 2030
NV
AZ
NM
CO
IL
NJ
DE
MD
Minnesota’s Proposed Solar Standar...
•Customer choice
•Robust formula (> retail rate)
•Buy-all, sell-all
•20-year, fixed price contract 33%
67%
IOUs Munis & Co-...
•Customer choice
•Robust formula (> retail rate)
•Buy-all, sell-all
•20-year, fixed price contract
•Utility option
•3 yr. r...
•Sized to solar array
•Part of 20-yearVOST contract
•Only for 2 MW and smaller
•Include bonus payment for Made in MN
INCEN...
•Sized to solar array
•Part of 20-yearVOST contract
•Only for 2 MW and smaller
•Include bonus payment for Made in MN
INCEN...
Value of Solar
Energy
Gen. capacity
Trans. capacity
Trans/dist.
Environment
Other
•Cap raised to 1 MW
•Aggregate metering
•Limits on standby
33%
67%
IOUs Munis & Co-ops
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mncerts...
•Cap raised to 1 MW
•Aggregate metering
•Limits on standby
•120% of load (> 40 kW)
•4% “check-in” (IOUs)
33%
67%
IOUs Muni...
•Distributed projects (< 2 MW)
•Low threshold for participation
•No program cap
•Robust payments 33%
67%
IOUs Munis & Co-o...
•Distributed projects (< 2 MW)
•Low threshold for participation
•No program cap
•Robust payments
•1 MW and smaller
•5 part...
•Also:
•40% max. share per person
•Contiguous counties
•200 W min. / 120% max.
33%
67%
IOUs Munis & Co-ops
Community Solar
•Implementation
•2013 - State DER -Value of solar rate
•2014 - PUC -Value of solar rate
•Xcel - community solar
•Solar sta...
• 3rd party ownership (again)
• Decoupling
• Rooftop design standards
• Tiered interconnection for small projects
• Other ...
•1.5% by 2020
•Net Metering to 1 MW
•Community Solar
•Value of Solar
•Small incentives
33%
67%
IOUs Munis & Co-ops
460 MWS...
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A presentation crafted by John Farrell of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance to describe how the state of Minnesota became the 17th state to adopt a solar energy standard in 2013, the components of the bill, and how they differed from the campaign's initial goals. Co-presented with Erin Stojan Ruccolo of Fresh Energy on a webinar hosted by Oregonians for Renewable Energy Progress on July 16, 2013. Audio recording available at http://www.oregonrenewables.com/

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  1. 1. TURNING MOMENTUM INTO A SOLARVICTORY: Strategy, policy, and the 2013 Success Presentation by John Farrell, Director of Democratic Energy, Institute for Local Self-Reliance and Erin Stojan Ruccolo, Director, Electricity Markets, Fresh Energy Webinar for Oregonians for Renewable Energy Progress | July 16, 2013 Lessons from Minnesota: A Solar Success
  2. 2. •Department of Commerce DG process •DFL legislature •Solar rebates to continue? •Ongoing solar campaign LAY OFTHE LAND 2013
  3. 3. 10% Solar by 2030 CLEAN Program < 2 MW Value of Solar + PBI On-bill incentive feeCommunity solar Net metering 2100 MW Campaign goals
  4. 4. to “sausage making” From goals
  5. 5. •10% by 2020 •Mostly DG •All utilities 33% 67% IOUs Munis & Co-ops 2100 MW
  6. 6. •10% by 2020 •Mostly DG •All utilities •1.5% by 2020 •10% from < 20 kW •IOUs only 33% 67% IOUs Munis & Co-ops 460 MW 2100 MW
  7. 7. 0% 2% 4% 6% 8% 10% 2014 2016 2018 2020 2022 2024 2026 2028 2030 10% NV AZ NM CO IL NJ DE MD Minnesota’s Proposed Solar Standard in Comparison NM other state standards MN HF956,SF901 DOE SunShot goal 14% by 2030 NJ NM other state benchmarks NM CO MD AZ John Farrell, Institute for Local Self-Reliance, 4/24/13 Original bill
  8. 8. 0% 2% 4% 6% 8% 10% 2014 2016 2018 2020 2022 2024 2026 2028 2030 NV AZ NM CO IL NJ DE MD Minnesota’s Proposed Solar Standard in Comparison NM other state standards MN HF956,SF901 NJ NM other state benchmarks NM CO MD AZ John Farrell, Institute for Local Self-Reliance, 4/24/13 MNSenate Into session
  9. 9. 0% 2% 4% 6% 8% 10% 2014 2016 2018 2020 2022 2024 2026 2028 2030 NV AZ NM CO IL NJ DE MD Minnesota’s Proposed Solar Standard in Comparison NM other state standards MN HF956,SF901 NJ NM other state benchmarks NM CO MD AZ John Farrell, Institute for Local Self-Reliance, 4/24/13 MN MNSenate End game
  10. 10. •Customer choice •Robust formula (> retail rate) •Buy-all, sell-all •20-year, fixed price contract 33% 67% IOUs Munis & Co-ops Value of Solar
  11. 11. •Customer choice •Robust formula (> retail rate) •Buy-all, sell-all •20-year, fixed price contract •Utility option •3 yr. retail price floor •No payment for excess generation •20-year, fixed price contract •Capped at 1 MW 33% 67% IOUs Munis & Co-ops Value of Solar
  12. 12. •Sized to solar array •Part of 20-yearVOST contract •Only for 2 MW and smaller •Include bonus payment for Made in MN INCENTIVES
  13. 13. •Sized to solar array •Part of 20-yearVOST contract •Only for 2 MW and smaller •Include bonus payment for Made in MN INCENTIVES •10-year, separate incentives •Incentive only for < 20 kW, Xcel customers •Made-in Minnesota incentive statewide, < 40 kW
  14. 14. Value of Solar Energy Gen. capacity Trans. capacity Trans/dist. Environment Other
  15. 15. •Cap raised to 1 MW •Aggregate metering •Limits on standby 33% 67% IOUs Munis & Co-ops http://www.flickr.com/photos/mncerts/5246823373/ Net Metering
  16. 16. •Cap raised to 1 MW •Aggregate metering •Limits on standby •120% of load (> 40 kW) •4% “check-in” (IOUs) 33% 67% IOUs Munis & Co-ops http://www.flickr.com/photos/mncerts/5246823373/ Net Metering
  17. 17. •Distributed projects (< 2 MW) •Low threshold for participation •No program cap •Robust payments 33% 67% IOUs Munis & Co-ops Community Solar
  18. 18. •Distributed projects (< 2 MW) •Low threshold for participation •No program cap •Robust payments •1 MW and smaller •5 participant min. •No cap •Retail rate placeholder orVOST 33% 67% IOUs Munis & Co-ops Community Solar
  19. 19. •Also: •40% max. share per person •Contiguous counties •200 W min. / 120% max. 33% 67% IOUs Munis & Co-ops Community Solar
  20. 20. •Implementation •2013 - State DER -Value of solar rate •2014 - PUC -Value of solar rate •Xcel - community solar •Solar standard in Integrated Resource Plans •100 MW solar bid for RFP NEXT...
  21. 21. • 3rd party ownership (again) • Decoupling • Rooftop design standards • Tiered interconnection for small projects • Other initiatives (muni/coop customer fairness campaign? INTHEYEAR 2014...
  22. 22. •1.5% by 2020 •Net Metering to 1 MW •Community Solar •Value of Solar •Small incentives 33% 67% IOUs Munis & Co-ops 460 MWSummary
  23. 23. TURNING MOMENTUM INTO A SOLARVICTORY: Strategy, policy, and the 2013 Success Presentation by John Farrell, Director of Democratic Energy, Institute for Local Self-Reliance and Erin Stojan Ruccolo, Director, Electricity Markets, Fresh Energy Webinar for Oregonians for Renewable Energy Progress | July 16, 2013 Lessons from Minnesota: A Solar Success John Farrell Director of Democratic Energy Institute for Local Self-Reliance jfarrell@ilsr.org Erin Stojan Ruccolo Director of Electricity Markets Fresh Energy ruccolo@fresh-energy.org
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