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Beceiro clean energy overview

  1. 1. Pecan Street Project Inc.
  2. 2. Prepared Especially for Planning the Smart Grid for Sustainable Communities June 15, 2010 Jose Beceiro Director of Clean Energy Austin Chamber of Commerce
  3. 3. The Clean Energy Capital of the World Austin, TX
  4. 4. What is Cleantech? <ul><li>Generation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wind </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Solar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Biofuels / Bioenergy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Geothermal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tidal </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Energy Efficiency </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Solid state lighting (LED’s) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Green building – smart windows, insulation, HVAC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Low energy computation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Transportation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EV’s, PHEV’s </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Energy Storage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Batteries / Ultracapacitors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fly wheels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Compressed air </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thermal </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Energy Infrastructure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Building automation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Smart metering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Carbon trading </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Smart Grid </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Environmental Applications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Water / Wastewater </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Air </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recycling / Remediation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Advanced Materials </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nano Solar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Carbon composites </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Green Retail </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Consumer Goods </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Green Financial Services </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Austin’s Clean Energy Industry <ul><li>Accuwater </li></ul><ul><li>Actacell </li></ul><ul><li>Active Power </li></ul><ul><li>Applied Materials </li></ul><ul><li>Austin Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Cirrus Logic </li></ul><ul><li>CleanFUEL USA </li></ul><ul><li>EEStor </li></ul><ul><li>E.ON </li></ul><ul><li>ERCOT </li></ul><ul><li>Fallbrook Technologies </li></ul><ul><li>FTL Solar </li></ul><ul><li>Green Mountain Energy </li></ul><ul><li>HelioVolt </li></ul><ul><li>Illumitex </li></ul><ul><li>Joule </li></ul><ul><li>Meridian Solar </li></ul><ul><li>Nuventix </li></ul><ul><li>RES Americas </li></ul><ul><li>Site Controls </li></ul><ul><li>Skyonic </li></ul><ul><li>TECO-Westinghouse </li></ul><ul><li>Valence Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Venti Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Viryd Technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Xtreme Power </li></ul>
  6. 6. Austin Chamber <ul><li>Clean Energy Council </li></ul><ul><li>Clean Energy Venture Summit </li></ul><ul><li>CleanTX Forum </li></ul><ul><li>Solar Energy Entrepreneurs Network (SEEN) </li></ul><ul><li>Clean Energy company recruitment, relocation, expansion efforts </li></ul><ul><li>Clean Energy policy lobbying efforts </li></ul><ul><li>Clean Energy strategy alignment with CEI, AE, UT Austin, City of Austin, and State of Texas </li></ul><ul><li>Pecan Street Project founding member </li></ul>
  7. 7. Austin Energy <ul><li>9 th largest municipally-owned electric utility in the nation with more than 390,000 customers and $1.3B in annual revenue for the city </li></ul><ul><li>Top “green” utility in the nation for its GreenChoice program (NREL ranking – 7 consecutive years) </li></ul><ul><li>Green Building Program – started in 1991 </li></ul><ul><li>Energy conservation programs have offset 700MW of power since 1982 </li></ul><ul><li>Plug-in Partners National Campaign </li></ul><ul><li>Clean Technology Beta Test Program – partnership with CEI </li></ul><ul><li>Solar Rebate Program - $2.50/watt ($3.13/watt) </li></ul><ul><li>Austin Climate Protection Plan (Mayor Will Wynn) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Austin Energy
  9. 9. Clean Energy Incubator <ul><li>CEI is credited with making Austin the top city in cleantech incubation (SustainLane Government ranking – 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>CEI, started in 2001 through NREL, is a division of ATI (UT Austin – IC2 Institute) </li></ul><ul><li>CEI offers an environment dedicated to helping clean energy companies succeed </li></ul><ul><li>CEI assists startups with attracting funding, beta testing technologies, assembling management teams, and executing business plans </li></ul><ul><li>CEI focuses on clean technologies that minimize natural resource depletion, maximize renewable resources, further U.S. energy independence, and curb global climate change </li></ul>
  10. 10. Recent VC Activity <ul><li>HelioVolt: $130 million </li></ul><ul><li>Nuventix: $32.5 million </li></ul><ul><li>Joule: $30 million </li></ul><ul><li>Fallbrook: $25 million </li></ul><ul><li>Microstaq: $22.5 million </li></ul><ul><li>SolarBridge: $16.5 million </li></ul><ul><li>Actacell: $5.8 million </li></ul><ul><li>Illumitex: $5.25 million </li></ul>
  11. 11. Recent Announcements <ul><li>HelioVolt : 12/21/07 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$80M Investment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>125K sf </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>150 jobs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ribbon-cutting ceremony on 10/24/08 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pecan Street Project : 12/3/08 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Smart grid technology consortium to design electric grid of the future </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Gemini Solar 30MW Solar Farm : 3/12/09 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Largest solar pv farm in the nation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>JV between Suntech and MMA Renewable Ventures </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SolarBridge Technologies : 4/26/10 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SolarBridge Technologies Secures $15 Million in Series B Funding -- Rho Ventures Leads Round and Joins Board of Directors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Awarded $1.5 from ETF </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Joule Unlimited : 4/27/10 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Joule Closes $30 Million Funding Round </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Pecan Street Project <ul><li>Phase 1 : January 2009 – August 2009 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>13 Action Teams / 130 volunteers– technology, business model, Eco Dev, policy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Final recommendations report – www.pecanstreetproject.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Phase 2 : August 2009 - Present </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pecan Street Project, Inc. formed on August 10, 2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A Texas non-profit organization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Federal Stimulus: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>FOA 36 - $10.4 million application filed on 8/26/09 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>FOA 36 - $10.4 million grant awarded on 11/24/09 for smart grid demonstration project at Mueller Development </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Executive Director: Brewster McCracken hired on 1/1/10 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Board Members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>City of Austin: Council Member Randi Shade </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Austin Energy: Roger Duncan (President) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Austin Chamber of Commerce: Jose Beceiro (Treasurer) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Environmental Defense Fund: Jim Marston </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>UT Austin Engineering: Tom Edgar (Secretary) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>UT Austin Technology Incubator: Isaac Barchas </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 14. <ul><ul><li>Founding Partners </li></ul></ul><ul><li>launched initial strategic effort </li></ul><ul><li>led facilitation and drafting of recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>solicited corporate participation </li></ul><ul><li>created incorporated non-profit and maintain board representation </li></ul>
  14. 15. <ul><ul><li>Corporate Partners </li></ul></ul><ul><li>local and national technology and energy market leaders </li></ul><ul><li>devoted employee time and expertise </li></ul><ul><li>“ official” participation completed with release of recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>future participation opportunities are being developed </li></ul>
  15. 16. <ul><li>National reputation for scientific, economic approach to environmental improvements </li></ul><ul><li>Track record of positive engagements with major corporations </li></ul><ul><li>Experienced leadership on national energy issues </li></ul><ul><li>Significant local knowledge of Austin and Texas energy industry and policy </li></ul>
  16. 17. <ul><li>Recruited corporate participants </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitated meetings and executed project timeline </li></ul><ul><li>Provided technical analysis and research support </li></ul><ul><li>Developed environmental goals and metrics </li></ul><ul><li>Provided national credibility </li></ul>
  17. 18. Internal Workgroups
  18. 19. Uniqueness
  19. 20. <ul><li>rationale and history </li></ul><ul><li>goals and guiding principles </li></ul><ul><li>evolution of utility business model </li></ul><ul><li>Austin Energy reccs </li></ul><ul><li>water system reccs </li></ul><ul><li>policy reccs </li></ul><ul><li>economic dev’t reccs </li></ul><ul><li>urgency of purpose </li></ul>Report of Recommendations
  20. 21. <ul><ul><li>711 acre mixed use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 miles from Texas Capitol </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>all new green-built buildings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>world’s first LEED platinum hospital </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>reclaimed water system </li></ul></ul>Austin’s Mueller Community <ul><li>native landscaping </li></ul><ul><li>includes 25% affordable housing </li></ul><ul><li>Mueller Megawatt program </li></ul><ul><li>experience with rooftop solar leasing </li></ul>
  21. 22. energy storage dynamic pricing smart appliances green building distributed solar smart grid water demand response electric vehicles built on Austin’s advanced smart grid platform Smart Grid Demonstration at Mueller
  22. 23. <ul><ul><li>Utility Side Innovation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>solar on 4 commercial rooftops </li></ul><ul><li>utility-scale storage in 4 locations </li></ul><ul><li>advanced software to manage grid </li></ul><ul><li>dynamic pricing </li></ul><ul><li>new business model </li></ul>Smart Grid Demonstration at Mueller
  23. 24. <ul><ul><li>Customer Side Innovation </li></ul></ul>Smart Grid Demonstration at Mueller <ul><li>1,000 home area networks </li></ul><ul><li>green building and efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>solar on residential rooftops </li></ul><ul><li>smart grid water and sprinklers </li></ul><ul><li>smart appliances and interface </li></ul>
  24. 25. <ul><ul><li>Electric Car Integration </li></ul></ul><ul><li>homes </li></ul><ul><li>commercial garages </li></ul><ul><li>charging and networked storage </li></ul>
  25. 26. <ul><ul><li>Business Model & Technology Commercialization </li></ul></ul><ul><li>test different pricing structures and revenue models </li></ul><ul><li>test technology integration </li></ul><ul><li>net metering with decoupled pricing </li></ul><ul><li>on-grid testing opportunities for private companies </li></ul>
  26. 27. Demonstration House <ul><li>home area network </li></ul><ul><li>green building and efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>rooftop solar </li></ul><ul><li>smart grid water and sprinklers </li></ul><ul><li>smart appliances and interface </li></ul><ul><li>real data and public outreach tool </li></ul>
  27. 28. <ul><ul><li>focus on replication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>managing the water and integration efforts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ enforcing” environmental metrics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>local and national thought leadership and promotion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>injecting “lessons learned” into local, regional and national standards and regulations </li></ul></ul>Smart Grid Demonstration at Mueller
  28. 29. Jose Beceiro | Director of Clean Energy, Economic Development   ...............................................................................   512.322.5611 | jbeceiro@austinchamber.com   Austin Chamber of Commerce 210 Barton Springs Road, Suite 400 Austin, Texas 78704 Fax 512.478.9615 www.austinchamber.com www.austinhumancapital.com   Connecting Business. Creating Opportunity.

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