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City lights program

  1. 1. 1 20 Oct 10 Laura H. Saher Program Manager EnerPath
  2. 2. Agenda  Overview  Goals and Objectives  Design Highlights  How it Works – the Process  Results: Energy Savings  Questions and Contacts 2
  3. 3. Overview  Sponsored by the City of San Antonio’s Office of Environmental Policy "City Light": Small Business Energy Audit and Energy Efficiency Implementation Program  Purpose: Provide energy audit and energy efficiency implementation services for small business within its jurisdiction.  Goal: Assist small business owners by increasing the energy efficiency of their businesses and reducing their utility bills. 3
  4. 4. Federal Stimulus Funds Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Clauses – DBA, Buy American, Non- Discrimination and EO, and Job Creation Audit/Reporting Requirements – DBA, Certified Payroll, Energy Savings, Job Creation, Funds Expenditures 4
  5. 5. Goals and Objectives • Energy Savings: roughly 2.0 MW of permanent electric demand reduction and 7,000,000 annual kWh of energy savings • GHG CO2 Reduction: 4,000 metric tons of CO2e annually • Green Jobs Creation: 11-22 Jobs 5
  6. 6. City Lights Design  Revolving Loan Fund – Forever Green Funds  One-Stop Program - Include all the processes for SUCCESS  Automated, Streamlined , Transparent  Efficient, and Cost-Effective Small Business Focus  Customers, Installers, Administrator 6
  7. 7. City Lights Program Highlights  Designed to Remove Obstacles for Participation in Energy Efficiency Programs  Marketing: Segmentation and Outreach  Educate and Inform/Cross Promote other Energy Efficiency Programs  Outreach to a Difficult to Reach Market  Specific Cost-Effective ECM (City of San Antonio/CPS Energy)  Energy Assessment  Financing Options  Permits and Construction and Inspection  Customer Satisfaction Surveys, Warranties 7
  8. 8. City Lights Processes 8 Prospect Data Energy Service Representative Canvassing Business to Business Educate and Inform Energy Efficiency & City Lights Program Enrollment CPS Energy Approval Financing Options Loan Closure GIS Assignments and Marketing Automated Reports: Energy & Cost Savings Itemized Scope & Cost Applications Program Design ECM Measures Revolving Loan Fund CPS Rebates Conduct Energy Assessment Subcontractor Assigned Permits Schedule & Complete Installation Inspections City – Permits, LCO, OEP CPS Energy EnerPath Invoicing and Close Out
  9. 9. City Lights Market  Constraints Within the “City Limits” Small Business: size 15K SF, <50 fixtures, <50 employees  In good standing with CPS Energy If financing – qualify for financing  Prospect List County Records CPS Energy Commercial Data Sources  Site Explorer - Geographic Information System (GIS) Effectively manage assignments based on geography Additional Data – improved segmentation and targeting 9
  10. 10. Energy Service Representative (ESR) Canvassing  Energy Service Representative Training in Energy Efficiency Training in Lighting/Fixtures Sales and Customer Service Technology Savvy  Joint Marketing and Outreach  Business to Business  Assigned Targeted Areas 10
  11. 11. City Lights Assessments  PDA data collection  EnerPath server process data per CPS Energy established measures, rebates  Results available immediately to the Customer  Energy Savings Opportunity  Proposed Activity Report  Emphasize energy and cost savings  Savings, ROI and Simple payback 11
  12. 12. Energy Saving Summary 12
  13. 13. 13 Proposed Activity Report
  14. 14. Proposed Activity Report 14
  15. 15. Lighting Retrofits  CPS Energy Established Measures  Linear Fluorescents T12 to T8  Magnetic to Electronic Ballasts  Incandescent to Compact Fluorescent Lamps  LED Exit Signs  No Exterior Lighting  Installation Contractors  Contract Flow Down Clauses, Certifications, Insurance  Small Business Economic Development Advocacy Program (SBEDA)  South Central Texas Regional Certification Agency (SCTRCA)  MBE, WBE, AABE, SBE  Inspections  Extended Manufacturer Warranties  Workmanship Warranty  Customer Satisfaction Survey 15
  16. 16. Payment Options Up to $3,000 using a 0% Interest Loan  CoSA Revolving Loan Fund (forever green)  Loan servicing provided by ACCION Texas Direct Payment  Check  Credit Card  Developing ACH option  Developing Paypal option Hybrid 16
  17. 17. City Lights Enrollments 43% 39% 11% 7% Economic Lighting/Building Improvements Energy Efficiency Overall Program 17 Lower electric bills Reduce operating costs ROI > 30% for City Lights lighting retrofits Improve lighting quality Upgrade lighting equipment Increase energy efficiency Why are small businesses enrolling in City Lights?
  18. 18. City Lights Marketing and Outreach  CPS Energy  Councilmembers  Chambers Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce / African American/Asian/Hispanic/North/South  Associations Westside Development Corporation / St. Mary’s Revitalization Task Force / Neighborhood Associations  Green Organizations Build San Antonio Green / Clear San Antonio Technology Forum / Solar San Antonio  Academia UTSA / Alamo Colleges 18
  19. 19. City Lights Rollout 19 Phase 1: 78201 and 78216 9 July – 13 Sep Phase 2: Westside Development Corporation Campaign 13 Sep – TBD Oct Phase 3: District 1 20 Oct - ? Phase 4: ?
  20. 20. City Lights Energy Savings Results: 9 July – 20 Oct 298 Assessments Completed / Assessed 835,750 Square Feet Benefits to the Community  Annual kW Savings: 114,700+ kW  Annual kWh Savings: 1,353,738 kWh  Energy Savings: $60,175.92  Eliminate 1600+ lbs of CO2 Emissions  5 Green Jobs Created Benefits to the Small Business  Average Project Cost: $1202  Average CPS Rebate: $360 (~30%)  Average Annual Savings on Lighting Bills: $529  ROI averaging 60+% 20
  21. 21. Questions and Contacts Questions? Websites: http://www.sanantonio.gov/oep/citylights.asp http://sanantoniocitylights.enerpath.com/ Contacts: Liza Meyer, PM, City of San Antonio, Office of Environmental Policy; Tel: 207-1449 or 207-0255 Email: Liza.Meyer@sanantonio.gov Laura Saher, EnerPath, PM; Tel: 366-9955 Email: Laura.Saher@enerpath.com 21

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