American recovery and reinvestment act On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, H.R. 1. The spending and tax-cut plan is intended to help stabilize state budgets and spur economic growth. The stimulus package commits a total of $787 billion nationwide. California share (AS OF JULY 16, 2009) for Energy and Climate Programs: $1,587,212,344 ($1.6B)
ENERGY PROGRAM APPROPRIATIONS (DIVISION A) Efficiency & Conservation Block Grant Program, State Energy Program, Smart Grid, EnergyWeatherization Assistance Program, Alternative Fueled Vehicles Program (Clean Cities), Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program & Energy Star® Recovery Funding…
TAX INCENTIVE PROVISIONS (DIVISION B) Clean Renewable Energy Bonds, Long-term Extension and Modification of Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit, Tax Credits for Energy-Efficient Improvements to Existing Homes, Temporary Election to Claim the Investment Tax Credit in Lieu of the Production Tax Credit, Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds…
California Energy and climate Recovery Programs U.S. Dept. of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant - $302M for LC&C Clean Cities Program California Energy Commission Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant - $29.8M for SC&C State Energy Program (SEP) – $226M State Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program (SEEARP) – $35.2M California Department of Community Services and Development Weatherization Assistance Program – $185M Bids directly through U.S. Dept. of Energy DOE Competitive Financing Program
Energy efficiency and conservation strategies Technical Consulting Services Strategic Planning Investment Grade Audit Reports EECBG Application Solar Photovoltaic Consulting AB 811 Program Development Budget Reduction Programs Energy efficiency measures with short term paybacks Positive cash flow transactions Meets CEC cost-effective /GC 4217 requirements Comprehensive EE/RE Programs Longer term paybacks Energy and operational savings Renewable and capital improvement measures Sustainable public building and community programs Alternative Project Funding Options
Comprehensive Energy and Environmental Programs for SC&C AN EECBG Case Study
Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Department of Energy, State and Local Grant Allocations (LC&C), CLOSE DATE: August 10, 2009 - $302M Attachment D: Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy Goals and Objectives Implementation Plan Collaborations with adjacent units of governments Communications to state on the maximized use of funds Describe benefits beyond the EECBG funding period Describe auditing and monitoring for transparency and accountability.
Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Preliminary Guidelines for Small Cities and Counties, FORMULA-BASED GRANTS - $29.8M (60% of $49.6M to SC&C) 265 small cities and 44 small counties eligible for this funding Energy Commission will issue a solicitation document Eligible applicants will apply to the Energy Commission A sample funding award agreement is developed by SC or C Governing Board Documentation Projects will be screened for completeness and then evaluated for eligibility and technical accuracy only Funding Formula: Base Population Calculation with an Unemployment Adder Project Funding: EECBG, ARRA SEP, Energy Efficiency Loan Program Funding (3%), Incentives for Energy Efficiency and Renewables and Private Sector Funding (Tax-Exempt Municipal Lease) (4.5% ?!)
A procurement methodology of financing a capital and operational improvement project within the constraints of City existing budgets. Project finance for facility improvements is paid for by guaranteed savings.
Basic project information Customer Authorization and Release Forms One year of utility bills or online password Utility Representatives (Electricity, Water, Heating Fuel, Waste) Site Maps of All Facilities Square Footage of All Facilities Facilities Access w/Key Contacts Previous Energy Audits Number of Occupants & Operating Schedules
Comprehensive energy and environmental programs Courtesy NREL
Pacificwest Energy and environmental program Technical Consulting Services Investment Grade Audit Report Solar Photovoltaic Consulting AB 811 Program Development EECBG Application Budget Reduction Program Computer and Vending Controls Lighting retrofits and controls. Street lighting and traffic signal retrofits. Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) modifications and controls. Automated energy management systems, motors, variable speed drives and pumps. Comprehensive EE/RE Programs Budget Reduction Program Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) replacements Weatherization (Window Replacements) Solar Photovoltaic System (50 kW)
Financial options and analysis (Pop: 20,000, UA Rate 11.5%)