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Presentation at Massachusetts Sustainable Communities and Campuses Conference on March 17, 2017

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  1. 1. Massachusetts Sustainable Campuses & Communities Conference Dan Bosley Government Relations Executive Northeast Clean Energy Council March 17, 2017 Your Partner in the Clean Energy Economy
  2. 2. Northeast Clean Energy Council u  NECEC’s mission is to create a world-class clean energy hub in the Northeast delivering global impact with economic, energy and environmental solutions. u  NECEC helps clean energy companies start, scale and succeed with our unique business, innovation and policy leadership.
  3. 3. New England Region Clean Energy Growth Clean Energy is Spreading Faster Than We Realize Massachusetts: Home to the Clean Tech Movement 10% Renewable Electric Generation Rhode Island: Second lowest Carbon Emitter in the US Block Island Off Shore Wind leads nation Vermont: First in Nation law, Act 56: 75% Renewables by 2032 New Hampshire: 17% Renewable: 25% by 2025 Connecticut: Working on a Five Year Power Plan: First Green Bank in Nation Maine: Poised to use wind and forest land for renewable energy University of Maine proposes unique floating wind platforms
  4. 4. What Drives New England Clean Energy? Progressive Legislation Encouraging Growth Climate Change Innovative Economies Aging Infrastructure Demands Change Cost of Fossil Fuels All of This Adds Up to Opportunity
  5. 5. Installed NE Solar (MW) 5 Dec 2013 Apr 2014 Aug 2014 Dec 2014 Apr 2015 Aug 2015 Dec 2015 Connecticut 73.75 78.416 98.02 118.80 133.83 158.73 188.01 Maine 8.12 8.512 8.16 10.38 11.04 12.43 15.34 Mass. 361.55 434.39 550.54 656.73 739.48 855.03 947.11 New Hampshire 8.22 9.35 10.17 12.74 13.93 18.37 26.36 Rhode Island 10.9 15.29 15.52 18.21 19.08 21.51 23.59 Vermont 36.13 29.40 66.55 81.85 90.76 108.27 124.57 Total 498.67 575.37 748.95 898.71 1,008.11 1,174.34 1,325.00 Resource: ISO New England – Final 2016 PV Forecast Details
  6. 6. Future Growth of NE Solar 6 Source: ISO-NE’s Final 2016 PV Forecast
  7. 7. Installed NE Wind (MW) 7 State Current Installed Wind Capacity (MW) Wind Capacity Under Construction (MW) Connecticut 5 0 Maine 613 284 Massachusetts 107 8 New Hampshire 185 0 Rhode Island 9 45 Vermont 119 0 Total: 1,038 337 Source: American Wind Energy Association – State Facts
  8. 8. Wind Cost Trends Declining Cost of Wind 8 Source: DOE – “Revolution Now: The Future Arrives for Four Clean Energy Technologies.” September, 2013.
  9. 9. 2016 Recap: Rhode Island Legislation u  Renewable Energy Standard expanded and extended from 2019 to 2035 (1.5%/year) u  Omnibus Rhode Island Energy Bill (S2450 B) u  Extends the Renewable Energy Fund until December 2022 u  Renewable Energy Growth Program expanded to allow multi-family homes that share the same roof to participate in REG u  Clean energy property tax provisions u  Net Metering eligible project size increased from 5-10 MW u  Virtual Net Metering 30 MW Pilot Program u  3rd Party Financing 9
  10. 10. 2016 Recap: Massachusetts Solar Legislation H4173: An Act Relative to Solar Energy Legislation u  Increases Net Metering Caps by 3% u  7% Private u  8% Public u  Modifies Reimbursement Rate u  Keeps full retail Net Metering credit for under 25kw and public projects u  Lowers credit to 60% for non-governmental projects u  Grandfathers existing projects in for 25 years u  Directs DOER to craft new incentive (SREC) program u  Allows utilities to propose a minimum monthly reliability contribution (MMRC) 10
  11. 11. 2016 Recap: Massachusetts Omnibus Legislation H4568: An Act to Promote Energy Diversity u  Clean Energy Procurement u  9.45 TWH for clean energy generation u Hydro, Hydro and Class I, Class I standalone u  1600 MW for off shore wind u Staggered 400 MW solicitations u  Guarantee for winter peak delivery u  Independent Evaluator u  Preference for combo of hydro + class I u  CPACE u  Fuel Cells u  Energy Storage u  Net Metering for small hydro 11
  12. 12. 2017 Energy Considerations Around NE u  RPS increase – MA and CT; protection - ME u  Solar/DG incentives – CT, ME, MA, RI, NH, VT, NY u  MA Successor Solar Incentive program u  CT LREC/ZREC/VNM/SCEF (CSS) u  Interconnection issues u  Net metering u  NH, ME, MA, VT, RI (VNM), NY u  Storage – MA DOER recommendations, target u  Grid Modernization – MA, NH, RI, CT, NY u  Energy Efficiency, Demand Response – MA, NH, ME u  RPACE, CPACE – federal and state u  Wholesale electricity markets –public policy, nuclear LTC 12
  13. 13. Net Metering u  Massachusetts Smart Plan Solar Massachusetts Renewal Target 1600 MW Declining Block 10-20 year Fixed Price “Add-ons”- Location, Community Solar projects, Low Income, Public, Storage Maximum Size 5 MW Reduce Risk, Reduce Costs Incentives Decline with Cost Of Solar Basic Compensation based on project size Procurement sets price for large projects, indices for smaller Single compensation for energy and incentive
  14. 14. Net Metering II u  Connecticut: LREC/ ZREC Program Extension (Bridge to Long Term Plan) 1 Year Extension in SB 106, released this week u  Rhode Island: Renewable Energy Growth Program Expansion, Solar Permitting Bill, Interconnection agreements, lift cap on Virtual Net Metering u  Siting of Solar u  Massachusetts: Green Field Subtractor Connecticut: Looking at Prime Farmland definition or referencing in Green Power Plan u  Vermont: Looking at Aesthetic Mitigation
  15. 15. RPS Increase u  Number One Priority for many groups and advocates this year. u  Renewable Portfolio Standards require a percentage of our power comes from renewable sources. 29 states accounting for 55% of the renewable energy sold have an RPS. u  Almost every state in region is looking at increasing the program to keep pace with meeting climate change goals. u  Without increases, we will not meet our goals in the region. u  Without increases, the Renewable Energy Credit(REC) prices will fall and lead to less renewables being built into market.
  16. 16. Storage u  Storage is this year’s buzzword. u  How do we integrate Storage into Grid? Everyone is looking at this? Storage is commercially viable and there are over 500MW of storage installed throughout the US. u  Types of Storage u  Pump Storage u  Batteries u  Heat Pumps u  Flow (Fuel) Cells u  Fly Wheels u  Compressed Air
  17. 17. Storage Cost Trends Source: Bloomberg News 17
  18. 18. Commonwealth Energy Storage u  Massachusetts has about 2 MW of storage installed and ranks 23rd in the US. u  ESI Demonstration Program Advancing Commonwealth Energy Storage u  DOER and MassCEC have an open request for proposals for energy storage demonstration projects over a range of application scales – utility, distribution system and behind the meter (BTM) – in Massachusetts. Successful applicants will propose projects that address the unique needs and barriers to storage deployment in Massachusetts, help to grow the state's energy storage economy, and contribute to Massachusetts' continued clean energy innovation leadership. u  DOER will next adopt specific energy storage targets by July 1, 2017, and the targets would take effect by Jan. 1, 2020.
  19. 19. Off Shore Wind u  Rhode Island- Block Island Wind Project is first off shore wind project in US. u  It is a 5 Turbine 30 MW project. It offsets 40,000 tons of CO2/yr. u  Massachusetts- 2016 bill requires utilities to solicit bids totaling 1600 MW. u  The turbines must be generating by 2027. u  In January 2015, MassCEC completed the construction of the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal, a multi-purpose facility specifically designed to construct, assemble, and deploy offshore wind projects. u  Maine- University of Maine is testing floating platforms for wind turbines. They are planning a demonstration project with 2 6 MW floating turbines.
  20. 20. Carbon Pricing u  Bills have been filed in Several States. u  Carbon is a commodity like Gold or Crude Oil. u  Price of a commodity influences behavior u  But there are questions: u  How it is implemented? u  Can one state influence the market or do people go elsewhere for power? u  How can you structure this so that it doesn’t impact low income without the financial power to change carbon behavior?
  21. 21. Nuclear Power u  Why is this here? Nuclear is a big part of our clean energy production. u  Nuclear Power generates roughly 4,000 MW (31%) of NE energy. u  Plymouth’s Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant is shutting down in June of 2019 u  Dominion’s Millstone Nuclear Plant in Connecticut is looking for incentives. u  This is a difficult issue. Ratepayers have already paid for the operations u  However, we need to be mindful that nuclear plants depress the clearing price for electricity. u  Nuclear Plants can’t be mothballed. They run or are decommissioned. u  Everyone is watching to see how this plays out.
  22. 22. Wild Cards IMAPP Integrating Markets and Public Policy The objectives of the ISO and IMAPP is to advance state public policy. The question is how do we balance ISO’s mission of keeping the lights on and the social policy enacted by each state? Court Decisions Massachusetts SJC ruled that the proposal for rate payers to pay for natural gas pipeline expansion was not the legislative intent. This slowed or stopped pipeline proposals. Massachusetts SJC also ordered the administration to develop new regulations to meet the state’s obligations under the Global Warming Solutions Act New Administration in Washington How does this impact state policies?
  23. 23. 2017 Preliminary Policy Priorities Grid-Scale Renewables Regional Procurement Solar, DG Net Metering Grid Modernization Climate Federal Emerging Tech Innovation ISO Market Dev. 23 EE/DR Storage Rate Design Alternative Transportation Size of bubble indicates level of NECEC activity/priority. RPS
  24. 24. Questions Thank You Dan Bosley Northeast Clean Energy Council 413-884-4100