CAMPUS POWER
Tapping local energy toward a sustainable future
CHEAPNESS
RESOURC-ISM
SILENCE
STORIES
$20 billion
Locally Owned Renewable Energy

Total Economic Impact
10-11% ROI
Utility Electricity Sales 1950-2040
Least Cost Energy
Installed Wind Power
70,000

Megawatts

52,500

35,000

17,500

0
1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2...
Installed Solar Power
8,000

Megawatts

6,000

4,000

2,000

0
1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010...
Rapidly Rising Average Retail Electricity Prices in Minnesota
12¢

9¢

6¢

3¢

0¢
2000

Residential (c/kWh)
Commercial (c/...
Projected Average Cost of Solar in Minnesota
$0.18

$0.14

$0.09

$0.05
Average Solar Electricity Cost
Average Solar Cost ...
Within 10 years
Solar Could Power Millions of Homes and Businesses
...at a lower price than
electricity from the utility

...
Distributed Solar Potential at Parity with Utility Prices	

(megawatts of residential and commercial solar)
360
1200
2600
...
If God had wanted us to
live sustainably, she’d
have given us brains
Thank
ou
Campus Power: Tapping Local Energy Toward a Sustainable Future
Campus Power: Tapping Local Energy Toward a Sustainable Future
Campus Power: Tapping Local Energy Toward a Sustainable Future
Campus Power: Tapping Local Energy Toward a Sustainable Future
Campus Power: Tapping Local Energy Toward a Sustainable Future
Campus Power: Tapping Local Energy Toward a Sustainable Future
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A presentation on the enormous opportunity presented by a transformation in the energy sector toward distributed renewable energy and how college campuses are particularly well suited to take advantage. Delivered as to a plenary session of the 5th UMACS Conference at Luther College on 11/8/13 by ILSR's Director of Democratic Energy John Farrell

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Campus Power: Tapping Local Energy Toward a Sustainable Future

  1. 1. CAMPUS POWER Tapping local energy toward a sustainable future
  2. 2. CHEAPNESS
  3. 3. RESOURC-ISM
  4. 4. SILENCE
  5. 5. STORIES
  6. 6. $20 billion
  7. 7. Locally Owned Renewable Energy Total Economic Impact
  8. 8. 10-11% ROI
  9. 9. Utility Electricity Sales 1950-2040
  10. 10. Least Cost Energy
  11. 11. Installed Wind Power 70,000 Megawatts 52,500 35,000 17,500 0 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
  12. 12. Installed Solar Power 8,000 Megawatts 6,000 4,000 2,000 0 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
  13. 13. Rapidly Rising Average Retail Electricity Prices in Minnesota 12¢ 9¢ 6¢ 3¢ 0¢ 2000 Residential (c/kWh) Commercial (c/kWh) Industrial (c/kWh) 2002 2004 ¢ per kilowatt-hour 2006 2008 2010 2012
  14. 14. Projected Average Cost of Solar in Minnesota $0.18 $0.14 $0.09 $0.05 Average Solar Electricity Cost Average Solar Cost with Federal Tax Credit Residential Retail Electricity Price Commercial Retail Electricity Price $0.00 2014 2016 2018 2020 2022 2024
  15. 15. Within 10 years Solar Could Power Millions of Homes and Businesses ...at a lower price than electricity from the utility 38 million 21 million 3 million 2012 2017 2022
  16. 16. Distributed Solar Potential at Parity with Utility Prices (megawatts of residential and commercial solar) 360 1200 2600 1100 800 2400 26,000 1400 7300 580 1800 4100 5000 32,000 590 750 700 20 4400 7200 970 2300 4800 2022 1140 11,000 2900 12,000 780 11,000 72001800 5500 10,000 5100 11,000 19008200 6800 3600 12,000 11,000 2800 7000 7100 5100 8500 16,000 Percent of Sales 1-5% 5-10% 10% or more 4000 30,000 990
  17. 17. If God had wanted us to live sustainably, she’d have given us brains
  18. 18. Thank ou
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