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Presentation at the 5th Massachusetts Sustainable Communities and 4th Sustainable Campuses Conference

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Chris mason2015masccc

  1. 1. COMMUNITY ENERGY INITIATIVES Northampton Sustainable Communities andSustainable Communities and Campuses Conference April 16, 2015 Chris Mason Northampton Energy & Sustainability Coordinator
  2. 2. One of Many – Lots of Support Massachusetts Dept. of Energy Resources Technical Assistance Implementation Grants Workshops and TrainingsWorkshops and Trainings Regional Coordinators Your Utilities Representatives Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Regional Planning Agencies Local Energy Committees
  3. 3. Dedicate Staff Time to Effort Dedicated Staff Person(s) Share Staff with NeighboringNeighboring Communities Staff Person Directed to Work With Local Energy Committee
  4. 4. Northampton Past Projects Energy Services Performance Contract Most City and all School Buildings (FY10 – FY11)(FY10 – FY11)
  5. 5. Energy Services Performance Contract Lighting and Controls Boiler & Burner Upgrades – Fuel Switching Oil to Natural Gas Improved HVAC: Fans, Motors, Air HandlersImproved HVAC: Fans, Motors, Air Handlers RCx and Add Energy Management Controls New Windows and Doors Weatherseal, Add Insulation Steam Traps, Valves and other Minor Equp. Renewable Thermal
  6. 6. Heating Fuels (MMBTU) & HDD
  7. 7. Electricity Use (MWh)
  8. 8. James House Improvements FY10 – FY11 Solar Array Lighting Upgrade Northampton Past Projects Lighting Upgrade Fuel Switch Oil & Conventional AC to Air Source Heat Pump
  9. 9. James House Energy Use
  10. 10. Northampton Past Projects New Police Dept. HQ LEED Gold Rated FY12
  11. 11. New vs. Old Police Dept. HQ Building Area vs. Energy UseEnergy Use
  12. 12. Dedicate Staff Time to Effort Dedicated Staff Person(s) Share Staff with NeighboringNeighboring Communities Staff Person Directed to Work With Local Energy Committee
  13. 13. Dedicate Staff Time to Effort Dedicated Staff Person(s) Share Staff with NeighboringNeighboring Communities Staff Person Directed to Work With Local Energy Committee
  14. 14. Resiliency Planning & Solutions Why? Long power outages with Lack of re-supply Aug. 2011 More extreme weather predicted Oct. 2012 Aug. 2011 Oct. 2011
  15. 15. Step 1: Identify Key Services for short-, mid-, and long-term power outages
  16. 16. Step 1: Identify Key Services for short-, mid-, and long-term power outages City Services
  17. 17. Step 1: Identify Key Services for short-, mid-, and long-term power outages Private Services
  18. 18. Step 2: Identify Key Facilities Hospital
  19. 19. Step 3: Improvement Strategies Immediate improvements Reduce energy use Improve dependability of backup generators Long-term improvements Co-locate renewable and clean energy solutions Leverage shared assets/network opportunities
  20. 20. Step 3: Improvement Strategies Immediate improvements Reduce energy use Improve dependability of backup generators Long-term improvements Co-locate renewable and clean energy solutions Leverage shared assets/network opportunities
  21. 21. Step 3: Improvement Strategies Immediate improvements Reduce energy use Improve dependability of backup generators Long-term improvements Co-locate renewable and clean energy solutions Leverage shared assets/network opportunities
  22. 22. Case Study: Fire HQ Hospital
  23. 23. Case Study: Fire HQ kWh Reduced 15% Generator tested weekly under load 110 kW PV over parking (132,157 kWh/yr, ~50% annual load) 640 kWh Battery Bank Power when islanded PV 1st, battery 2nd, generator 3rd
  24. 24. Case Study: Fire HQ kWh Reduced 15% Generator tested weekly under load COMPLETE 110 kW PV over parking (132,157 kWh/yr, ~50% annual load) 640 kWh Battery Bank Power when islanded PV 1st, battery 2nd, generator 3rd
  25. 25. Case Study: Fire HQ kWh Reduced 15% Generator tested weekly under load 110 kW PV over parking (132,157 kWh/yr, ~50% annual load) 640 kWh Battery Bank Power when islanded PV 1st, battery 2nd, generator 3rd DOER GRANT
  26. 26. Case Study: Fire HQ kWh Reduced 15% Generator tested weekly under load 110 kW PV over parking (132,157 kWh/yr, ~50% annual load) 640 kWh Battery Bank Power when islanded PV 1st, battery 2nd, generator 3rd CITY
  27. 27. Case Study: 3-campus Microgrid Hospital
  28. 28. Aerial View of Three Campuses DPW Campus SVAHS Campus CDH Campus
  29. 29. Aerial View of Three Campuses DPW Campus SVAHS Campus 13.8 kV power line connecting the three campuses CDH Campus
  30. 30. Aerial View of Three Campuses DPW Campus SVAHS Campus CDH Campus 441 kWh lithium ion battery bank
  31. 31. Aerial View of Three Campuses DPW Campus SVAHS Campus existing 106 kW PV Array CDH Campus 280 kW PV system added to with micro- grid capable inverters
  32. 32. Questions/Contacts Chris Mason, Northampton Energy and Sustainability Officer, 413 587-1055 cmason@northamptonma.gov

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