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  • © Copyright 2010 Clean Energy Collective, LLC Member owned. Nature operated.
  • Introduction - Clean Energy Collective
    • Goals
      • Accelerate the adoption of long-term clean energy solutions (easier, cheaper, safer, lasting)
      • Provide utilities with lower risk and more beneficial clean energy generation (smart growth)
      • Create a manageable and mutually beneficial production partnership between utilities and consumers
    © Copyright 2010 Clean Energy Collective A Colorado based company whose sole focus is to provide optimal clean energy solutions for communities. We develop and manage affordable, community-owned renewable energy facilities in partnership with local utilities.
  • Clean Energy Collective Defined
      • Community-sized renewable energy
      • facilities owned in cooperative fashion by
      • customers of utilities
      • Mutually beneficial contracts between the utility, its customers and the CEC
      • Same benefits as an individual installation; metering, rebates and tax benefits
      • A long-term management and growth strategy, perpetual maintenance
    © Copyright 2010 Clean Energy Collective
  • Residential & Small Business Clean Energy Challenges © Copyright 2010 Clean Energy Collective Challenges for Home/Business-based Systems The Clean Energy Collective Advantage High “One off” or small-scale pricing Minimum 15% savings, allowing consumers to purchase at large-system, reduced rate prices Non-ideal locations (natural resources –unobstructed solar, water, thermal, or wind) Located for optimal production, access to non-PV technologies Unwanted aesthetic impacts (roof mounting, and historical preservation) Not located at the home or business - a community location Rental – not a possibility due to a lack of ownership of the building or a common HOA Located in a community parcel Overwhelmed , d on’t want to take the time or hassle of hiring good contractors Check the box, make a payment… done!
  • Opportunity for energy innovation © Copyright 2010 Clean Energy Co-op, LLC Home/business-based solutions Clean Energy Co-op Advantage Expected systems life – 25 to 50 years Expected systems life – 100+ years (perpetual) kWh Production per kW installed - 50 year system production of 44,880 kWh - Year 1 -> 1,485 kWh, year 25 -> 1,073 kWh, year 50 -> 0 kWh - Adverse effects: dirt -10%, equipment -20%, unmanaged -45% - Production risk kWh Production per kW installed - 50 year system production of 82,500 kWh - Year 1 -> 1,650 kWh, year 50 -> 1,650 kWh - Managed solution (maintenance escrow - 5% of sale, 2% of generation) - Guaranteed long term production 1.8 X over 50 years 3.7 X over 100 years Cost/kWh for $2,000 utility rebate over 25 years = $0.059 (1.2X) 50 years = $0.045 (1.8X) lifetime = $0.045 (5+X) Cost/kWh for $2,000 utility rebate over 25 years = $0.048 50 years = $0.024 lifetime = < $0.01 utility oversight – High, dependant on penetration, hundreds to thousands of systems utility oversight – Minimal for a handful of large scale fully managed and maintained systems Impact on reducing utility peak demand – very limited (solutions are widely limited to non-peak solar production - increased utility cost and carbon emissions) Impact on reducing utility peak demand – sizable potential through hydro and biomass solutions as well as future power storage solutions
  • Why community energy?
    • Lowers the barrier-to-entry and expands availability
      • Fractionalization enables ownership for as little as $500 (traditional solar systems require an initial investment of $10,000 - $15,000)
      • Ownership for business and resident renters (not possible today)
    • Maximum production equals maximum return on investment
      • Everyone can own clean energy - optimally placed for maximum production (no shading, trees, aesthetic considerations, permitting hurdles, etc.)
      • Maintained solutions produce more
    • Aggregated purchasing is powerful!
      • Lowers overall costs by purchasing in bulk, making clean energy ownership available to more of the public
      • Advantageous finance vehicles ( low interest loans ) are available to large groups of customers
    • A simple structure and turn-key solution to increase adoption
      • CEC handles everything : evaluating bids, managing installers and maintaining equipment
    • More adoption = more clean energy = MORE JOBS
    © Copyright 2010 Clean Energy Collective
    • Pilot projects with local government and utility partners
    • 5 acre sites with easy utility infrastructure access
    • Up to 1 MW solar capacity
    • 3-5 year build-out goal
      • Built in trnaches based on demand
    Clean Energy Collective sites © Copyright 2009 Clean Energy Co-op, LLC
  • How this works
    • 100% ownership by community members (opt-in/voluntary program)
      • Credited for power production on their utility bills
      • CEC’s RemoteMeter™ service delivers accurate production information to utility
    • All power delivered to utility via a PPA, must be an utility customer to own at this site
    • Utility receives long-term, in-network clean power at reasonable rates and paid for by private investors (no additional investment) (~$3M)
    • Utility provides a solution that
    • its members want
    © Copyright 2010 Clean Energy Co-op, LLC
  • RemoteMeter™ Makes It Easy
    • Turn-key remote net metering
      • Regardless of the physical proximity to the facility
    • Seamless integration with utility billing systems
      • Track and apply clean energy production credits
      • Production surplus tracked/ applied
      • depending on the utility’s policy
      • Credited directly on customer’s bill
      • Versatile integration engine
    • Easy monitoring (customer / utility)
      • Real-time clean energy production, account information and reporting
      • Meteorological Data
      • Management tools
      • Accessed online and via mobile devices
    © Copyright 2010 Clean Energy Collective
  • Value
    • Ability to expand into peak renewable
    • power sources (hydro, wind and biomass)
    • Stronger renewable energy mix
    • Guaranteed long term production (maintained) – predictable with increased ROI
    • Higher production for $/watt rebates
    • Simplified renewable energy growth (1 large customer versus 1000 small)
      • Reduced risk to the grid system (insurance liability)
    • Increased customer satisfaction
    • CEC handles the billing interface and modification development, preparation and monthly loading of the Collective data
    • Being an energy innovator – positive press
    © Copyright 2010 Clean Energy Co-op, LLC
  • Joint Marketing
    • Clean energy portion to each bill
    • Clean Energy Collective insert
      • Once a quarter
      • Introduction to CEC and support organizations
      • Clean energy calculators
    • Release of historical power info upon permission (for sizing purposes)
    © Copyright 2009 Clean Energy Collective, LLC
  • Dollars and Sense - Utility Perspective Pilot 500KW = 750,000kWh/year Expense Avoided Cost
    • Power Credits (retail net-metering to customer)
      • Assume 50/50 small residential mix with large commercial rate = $.077/kWh
      • Assume 3% annual rate escalation
    20 Year cumulative: $1,551,764
    • Avoided kWh purchase
      • Assume wholesale rate=$0.04/kWh
      • Assume 3% annual rate escalation
    20 Year cumulative: $833,766 Incentives (over 3 years) from within existing rebate budget $300,000 utility’s cost for in-territory renewable generation = Retail - wholesale + rebates 20 year total = $1,133,766 Cost of Green Power Year 1 ($/kWh): $0.037/kWh + rebates 20-Year Average Cost of Green Power ($/kWh): $0.0756/kWh
  • Provide customers a new solution Small rooftop PV $4,500-$5,000/KW vs. CEC group purchase $3,500/KW Pilot 500KW = 750,000 kWh/year Expense Revenue Installation Cost + insurance, maintenance escrow, land lease and other costs CAPITAL RAISED 100% BY utility CUSTOMERS $3,000,000 GEO PV rebates (over 3 years) $198,000 utility Incentives (over 3 years) from existing rebate budget $300,000
    • Federal Investment Tax Credit
      • Assume 100% taxable entities or small 3rd party financing options
  • Customer relocation outside of utility?
    • Options:
    • Remains an asset of the real estate property (transferred)
    • Resell to a secondary market within the collective network
    • Transfer to a direct relative
    • Bought by the collective or utility
    • Gift to a local non-profit
    • Must meet ITC holding requirements
    © Copyright 2009 Clean Energy Collective, LLC
  • For the customer it’s as easy as… © Copyright 2010 Clean Energy Co-op, LLC - utility customers get a more affordable, higher producing and perpetually sustainable clean energy solution that seamlessly lowers their electric bill. - utility gets large scale, managed clean energy solutions with reduced risk, reduced internal support cost and which have been mutually planned to benefit utility and its customers.  Checking the box on your utility bill,  Arranging payment or financing with the Clean Energy Collective  You’re DONE! Your savings will start showing on your next utility bill.