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A presentation by ILSR Senior Researcher John Farrell on the clean energy options available to Minneapolis as its utility franchise contracts expire.

A presentation by ILSR Senior Researcher John Farrell on the clean energy options available to Minneapolis as its utility franchise contracts expire.

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  • 1. Minneapolis Energy Options Photo credit: John Farrell
  • 2. Quick Poll• What’s the total capacity of wind and solar power in Minneapolis? • 1 kW • 1 MW • 10 MW Tip: peak demand is • 100 MW approx. 800 MW
  • 3. Quick Poll• What’s the total capacity of wind and solar power in Minneapolis? • 1 kW • 1 MW (solar) • 10 MW Fun fact: Gainesville, FL, has 10 MW and a • 100 MW population 1/3 the size
  • 4. How Much Clean Energy? 18% 1% 82% 99%RPS Law (2007)
  • 5. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mncerts/5246823373/
  • 6. Coalition
  • 7. Crossroads 18%40% 82% 60%
  • 8. Now
  • 9. “Franchise” $23million
  • 10. “Franchise” 20 years
  • 11. 450$m il l io n
  • 12. 4.2 billion kilowatt-hours0% <1%
  • 13. $0.11 ates g R sin$0.08 Ri$0.06$0.03 $0 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 Residential revenue per kWh (Xcel 10-K)
  • 14. City ChoicesRenew (status quo)NegotiateMunicipalize
  • 15. Campaign Goals•Clean energy•Reliable energy•Affordable energy•Local energy
  • 16. Clean Energy$1.00 Fal$0.75 l in g Pr ice$0.50 s$0.25 Cost per kilowatt-hour (kWh) $0 1992 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010
  • 17. -90% 2005 2020 2035 2050http://www.flickr.com/photos/albaum/2570901839/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  • 18. 100 MWhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/albaum/2570901839/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  • 19. 230 MWhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/mwestcalifornia/218854880/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  • 20. Reliable Energy What kind of utility is more reliable, on average? A.Investor-owned B.Municipal C.About the same
  • 21. Reliable Energy PublicYear IOU Power Municipals Have Less1997 132 65 Time With Power Out1999 191 65 lower is better2000 125 43
  • 22. Reliable Energy Austin 1 in 7 Los Angeles Moorhead, MN AmericansRochester, MN San Antonio
  • 23. Affordable Energy AAA BBB+
  • 24. Affordable Energy•No taxes•No shareholders•Low overhead•Common interest
  • 25. Text
  • 26. 35% renewable Textby 2020
  • 27. Local EnergyAbsentee 3.4x Local (max) Total Economic Impact Economic Development Impacts of Community Wind Projects: A Review and Empirical Evaluation (NREL)
  • 28. Gainesville•10 MW•Efficiency: Reducesales by >10% by 2015
  • 29. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mncerts/7186846019/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  • 30. Happy Energy 100 88% 75 Customer 50 Satisfaction 25 0 Water and Trash/Recycling
  • 31. Gas & Electric?
  • 32. LEVERAGE
  • 33. Fall 2013 •Clean energy •Reliable energy •Affordable energy •Local energy
  • 34. Choose Now Renew (status quo) Sign up here:http://minneapolisenergyoptions.org/join-us/ Negotiate Municipalize
  • 35. Questions?
  • 36. We need your help• Learn more• Join us• Tell your neighbors• Talk to your city council member
  • 37. MinneapolisEnergyOptions.org