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Joanne Bissetta MAS 2018

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Presentation for 2018 Massachusetts Sustainable Communities and Campuses Conference in Plymouth, MA

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Joanne Bissetta MAS 2018

  1. 1. Helping municipalities create a Clean, Affordable and Resilient Energy Future for the Commonwealth COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS Charles D. Baker, Governor Karyn E. Polito, Lt. Governor Matthew A. Beaton, Secretary Judith F. Judson, Commissioner Program Update – MA Green Communities Program Joanne Bissetta, Deputy Director Green Communities Division !1 MA Sustainable Communities 4/27/2018
  2. 2. Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create a Clean, Affordable and Resilient Energy Future for the Commonwealth !2 • Reduce and stabilize the rising cost of energy for consumers • Continue the Commonwealth’s commitment to a clean energy future • GWSA GHG reductions: 25% by 2020 and 80% by 2050 (1990 baseline) • Ensure that we have a safe, reliable, and resilient energy infrastructure Massachusetts Energy Approach
  3. 3. Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create a Clean, Affordable and Resilient Energy Future for the Commonwealth Today’s Presentation…the latest from ● Green Communities/DOER ● Mass Clean Energy Center initiatives of interest to municipalities ● Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness ● Commercial PACE !3
  4. 4. Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create a Clean, Affordable and Resilient Energy Future for the Commonwealth The energy hub for all Massachusetts cities and towns,
 not just designated “Green Communities.” !4 Green Communities Division Energy Efficiency Municipal Buildings Street Lights Renewable Sch Technic
  5. 5. Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create a Clean, Affordable and Resilient Energy Future for the Commonwealth Green Communities Division • Green Communities Designation and Grant Program • MassEnergyInsight energy tracking and analysis tool • Municipal Energy Efficiency Program • Website filled with tools & resources 
 www.mass.gov/orgs/green-communities-division- massdoer • Email updates via e-blasts – Sign up by sending an email to: join-ene- greencommunities@listserv.state.ma.us !5
  6. 6. Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create a Clean, Affordable and Resilient Energy Future for the Commonwealth !6 Qualification Criteria - Designation 1. Adopt as-of-right siting for RE/AE generation, R&D, or manufacturing 2. Adopt expedited permitting process 3. Create an Energy Reduction Plan to reduce energy use by 20% in 5 years 4. Purchase only fuel-efficient vehicles 5. Minimize life cycle cost in new construction à adopt the Stretch Code Grant Funding 1. Energy Efficiency Projects 2. Renewable Energy Projects on municipal land Designation and Grant Program
  7. 7. Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create a Clean, Affordable and Resilient Energy Future for the Commonwealth The energy hub for all Massachusetts cities and towns,
 not just designated “Green Communities.” !7 Green Communities Division Energy Efficiency Municipal Buildings Street Lights Renewable Sch Technic
  8. 8. Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create a Clean, Affordable and Resilient Energy Future for the Commonwealth ● Grants based on $125K base plus a population/per capita income formula • Range $130,725 in Hatfield to $1M (max award) for Boston ● Over $85M awarded in designation and competitive grants ● Projects include building EE measures, LED streetlights, solar PV, incremental costs for Electric vehicles, and more ● 284 grants complete to date (126 designation, 158 competitive) •Total Project Costs - $100.4M •Total GC grant funds used - $62.4M •Total Utility incentives - $17.1M •Projected annual cost savings - $13.1M •Projected annual savings –362,071 MMBTU (=3,303 MA homes) •Projected annual GHG savings – 28,091 metric tonnes (=7,000 cars) Designation and Grant Program !8
  9. 9. Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create a Clean, Affordable and Resilient Energy Future for the Commonwealth Technical Assistance !9 • Municipal Energy Technical Assistance (META) grants for communities, water/waste water districts, regional school districts • Up to $12,500: • ASHRAE Level 2 audits of oil/propane heated buildings • Solar PV assistance • Bid specifications • Process audits of water/wastewater treatment facilities • Will be posted soon – mid-July deadline
  10. 10. Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create a Clean, Affordable and Resilient Energy Future for the Commonwealth So How Are We Doing? ● Annual Reporting requirements for grant eligibility ● Status of each criterion is updated !10
  11. 11. Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create a Clean, Affordable and Resilient Energy Future for the Commonwealth FY 2016 Energy Reduction !11
  12. 12. Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create a Clean, Affordable and Resilient Energy Future for the Commonwealth FY 2016 Reduction by Sector !12
  13. 13. Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create a Clean, Affordable and Resilient Energy Future for the Commonwealth FY16 Percent Reduction by Fuel Type !13 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% Electric Natural Gas Oil Gasoline Propane Diesel PercentEnergyReductions
  14. 14. Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create a Clean, Affordable and Resilient Energy Future for the Commonwealth LED Streetlight Accelerator Grant !14 • $11.4 million committed to bring down cost to towns • LEDs use @60% less energy • Save $$ on energy and maintenance c
  15. 15. Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create a Clean, Affordable and Resilient Energy Future for the Commonwealth LED Streetlight Retrofits 0 100000 200000 300000 400000 Municipally-owned Municipal Light Plants (MLPs) Total Converted or In Process Not converted !15
  16. 16. Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create a Clean, Affordable and Resilient Energy Future for the Commonwealth MassCEC Resources Solarize Mass & Plus ● Resources for communities for enhanced outreach, coupled with a competitive installer selection process that offers reduced pricing to community members ● Anticipated Award Amount: up to $5,000 per community. ● Solarize Mass Plus: Pairs solar PV with complementary technologies ● See www.solarizemass.com HeatSmart Mass ● Pilot based off Solarize Mass to increase the adoption of small-scale clean heating and cooling technologies ● Solar hot water, air source heat pump, ground source heat pump, and high efficiency wood pellet boilers ● Launch a second round in Summer/ Fall 2018 ● See www.masscec.com/heatsmart- mass for more information
  17. 17. Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create a Clean, Affordable and Resilient Energy Future for the Commonwealth Solarize Mass Strategy ● Savings found by driving down the cost stack for small- scale solar PV Equipment Costs “Soft” Costs Customer Acquisition Installation Average Equipment Costs “Soft” Costs Installation Savings Solarize Mass
  18. 18. Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create a Clean, Affordable and Resilient Energy Future for the Commonwealth Program Differences Solarize Mass Solarize Mass Plus HeatSmart Mass Technologies Solar PV Solar PV, and one or more complementary technologies (solar hot water, air source heat pump, ground source heat pump, electric vehicles, etc.) Solar hot water, air source heat pump, ground source heat pump, high efficiency wood pellet boiler Community Application Process Rolling Limited application timeline per program round Who can apply Municipalities in investor owned utilities (Eversource, National Grid, Unitil), or Municipal Lighting Plant communities (MLP’s): Ashburnham, Holden, Holyoke, Russell, Templeton All municipalities in Massachusetts* *HeatSmart Mass is funded through Alternative Compliance Payment (ACP) funds
  19. 19. Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create a Clean, Affordable and Resilient Energy Future for the Commonwealth Clean Heating & Cooling 
 $30 million Committed !19 Techologies Supported ● Cold-Climate Air Source Heat Pumps ● Ground Source Heat Pumps ● Solar Hot Water ● Modern Wood Heating
  20. 20. Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create a Clean, Affordable and Resilient Energy Future for the Commonwealth Estimated Annual GHG Emissions – Example Small Building CO2TonsPer Year 0 2 5 7 9 Electric ResistanceFuel OilFuel Oil/SHWPropaneNatural GasFuel Oil/Solar HeatAir Source Heat PumpBiomass PelletsGround Source Heat PumpBiomass Pellets/SHWBiomass Pellets/Solar HeatHeat Pump w/ Solar PV Renewable Heating & GHG 20 Clean Heating & Cooling Technologies
  21. 21. Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create a Clean, Affordable and Resilient Energy Future for the Commonwealth Geography of high cost heating fuels
  22. 22. Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create a Clean, Affordable and Resilient Energy Future for the Commonwealth MassCEC Clean Heating & 
 Cooling Incentives Technology Maximum Incentive VRF Air-Source Heat Pumps $250,000 Other Air-Source Heat Pumps $225,000 Ground-Source Heat Pumps $250,000 Central Wood Heating $250,000 Solar Hot Water $101,500 Details: www.masscec.com/business/clean-heating-and-cooling
  23. 23. Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness(MVP) 
 
 2017-2018
 !23 1. Engage Community 2. Identify CC impacts and hazards 3. Complete assessment of vulnerabilities & strengths 4. Develop and prioritize actions 5. Take Action State and local partnership to build resiliency to climate change
  24. 24. Two Grant Opportunities RFR 1: MVP Action Grant RFR 2: MVP Action Grant !24 https://www.mass.gov/municipal-vulnerability-preparedness-mvp- program
  25. 25. RFR #1: MVP Planning Grant ● Complete a climate change vulnerability assessment workshop process, develop prioritized actions, and submit final report ● Applications due May 11th at 5pm, must submit 5 paper copies & 1 electronic ● Grants from $10K-$75K depending on scope, community size, EJ communities, need, and other factors ● Upon completion community receives MVP designation !25
  26. 26. RFR #2: MVP Action Grant ● To implement priority climate adaptation actions identified by MVP Communities ● Preference for nature-based solutions ● Applications due May 18th, 5pm ● Municipalities with MVP designation and municipalities completing 2017 MVP process who have completed workshop(s) and have identified prioritized actions ● Funding: $10,000 - $400,000 per project with 25% match !26
  27. 27. RFR 1 Planning: Due May 11th, 5pm RFR 2 Action: Due May 18th, 5pm Kathleen.theoharides@state.ma.us Margot.Mansfield@state.ma.us https://www.mass.gov/municipal-vulnerability- preparedness-program !27
  28. 28. Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create a Clean, Affordable and Resilient Energy Future for the Commonwealth Commercial PACE ● Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) allows commercial/industrial property owners finance clean energy projects by placing a lien on property. ● Requires Board of Selectmen/City Council approval ● Properties eligible for financing through PACE include: – Commercial buildings – Industrial buildings – Multi-family buildings with five or more units !28
  29. 29. Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create a Clean, Affordable and Resilient Energy Future for the Commonwealth PACE ● Improvements eligible for financing through PACE must be permanently fixed to the property. Eligible improvements include: – Energy efficiency upgrades – Renewable energy – Extension of existing natural gas distribution to a property ● For more information contact: – pace@massdevelopment.com !29
  30. 30. Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create a Clean, Affordable and Resilient Energy Future for the Commonwealth Outreach - Regional Coordinators ● Regional Coordinators act as direct liaisons with cities and towns on energy efficiency and renewable energy activities ● Located at each of the DEP Regional Offices: !30 SERO – LAKEVILLE: Seth Pickering
 Seth.Pickering@state.ma.us NERO – WILMINGTON: Neal Duffy Neal.Duffy@state.ma.us CERO – WORCESTER: Kelly Brown
 Kelly.Brown@state.ma.us WERO – SPRINGFIELD: Jim Barry
 Jim.Barry@state.ma.us
  31. 31. Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create a Clean, Affordable and Resilient Energy Future for the Commonwealth Thanks to all the Green Communities! !31
  32. 32. Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create a Clean, Affordable and Resilient Energy Future for the Commonwealth Contact Information Joanne Bissetta, Deputy Director Joanne.Bissetta@state.ma.us www.mass.gov/orgs/green-communities-division Email updates via listserv – Sign up by sending an email to: join-ene-greencommunities@listserv.state.ma.us !32

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