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Presentation for the 2015 Massachusetts Sustainable Communities and Campuses Conference

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Lisa capone2015masccc

  1. 1. Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create a Cleaner Energy Future COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS Charles D. Baker, Governor Matthew A. Beaton, Secretary Daniel Burgess, Acting Commissioner Green Communities Division Updates Lisa Capone, Acting Director Green Communities Division 1
  2. 2. Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create A Cleaner Energy Future Massachuse(s:  Cleaner  Energy    is  Part  of  Our  Future   Important  Legisla0on   l  Global  Warming  Solu0ons  Act   –  GHG  reduc0on  goals:  25%  by  2020;     80%  by  2050   –  As  of  today,  15  %  below  1990  baseline   l  Green  Jobs  Act   –  2014  Clean  Jobs  report:  double  digit   growth  in  clean  energy  jobs  last  3  years   2 State  Energy  and  Environment  Programs  in  same  Cabinet  since  2007:     Good  energy  policy  and  good  environmental  policy  go  hand-­‐in-­‐hand  
  3. 3. Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create A Cleaner Energy Future3 Green  CommuniEes  Act   Boosted  Energy   Efficiency  &   Renewables   Created  the   Green   Communi0es   Division  in   DOER  
  4. 4. Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create A Cleaner Energy Future Outreach  -­‐  Regional  Coordinators   4 l  Regional  Coordinators  act  as  direct  liaisons  with  ci0es  and   towns  on  energy  efficiency  and  renewable  energy  ac0vi0es   l  Located  at  each  of  the  DEP  Regional  Offices:               SERO – LAKEVILLE: Seth Pickering Seth.Pickering@state.ma.us NERO – WILMINGTON: Joanne Bissetta Joanne.Bissetta@state.ma.us CERO – WORCESTER: Kelly Brown Kelly.Brown@state.ma.us WERO – SPRINGFIELD: Jim Barry Jim.Barry@state.ma.us
  5. 5. Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create A Cleaner Energy Future Meet the Green Communities! 5
  6. 6. Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create A Cleaner Energy Future6 DESIGNATION  and  GRANT  PROGRAM   Provides  grants  to  qualifying  communi0es  to   fund  energy  efficiency  ini0a0ves,  renewable   energy,  innova0ve  projects     QualificaEon  Criteria     1.  Adopt  as-­‐of-­‐right  si0ng,  in  designated             loca0ons,  for  RE/AE  genera0on,  or  RE/AE   R&D,  or  RE/AE  manufacturing     2.  Adopt  expedited  (12  month)  applica0on/ permi]ng  process   3.  Establish  an  energy  use  baseline  with  a   plan  to  reduce  baseline  by  20%  in  5  years   4.  Purchase  only  fuel-­‐efficient  vehicles   5.  Require  new  residen0al  construc0on  and   new  commercial  and  industrial  real  estate   construc0on  to  minimize  life-­‐cycle  energy   costs  (Adopt  Stretch  Code  -­‐  780  CMR  115,   Appendix  AA)   h(p://www.mass.gov/eea/energy-­‐uEliEes-­‐clean-­‐ tech/green-­‐communiEes/gc-­‐grant-­‐program/    
  7. 7. Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create A Cleaner Energy Future l  Grants based on $125K base plus a population/per capita income formula •  Range $130,725 in Hatfield to $1M (max award) for Boston l  Close to $40M awarded in designation and competitive grants l  Projects include building EE measures, LED streetlights, solar PV, incremental costs for hybrid vehicles, and more l  137 projects in 84 municipalities complete to date • Total Project Costs - $41.1M • Total GC grant funds used - $25.4M • Total Utility incentives - $8.4M • Projected annual cost savings - $6.9M • Projected annual energy savings –197,986 MMBTU (=1,535 homes) • Projected annual GHG savings – 14,908 metric tonnes (=3,138 cars)   DesignaEon  and  Grant  Program  –     7
  8. 8. Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create A Cleaner Energy Future The  energy  hub  for  all  Massachusebs  ci0es  and  towns,   not  just  designated  Green  Communi0es   8 Green  CommuniEes  Division     Energy Efficiency Municipal Buildings Street Lights
  9. 9. Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create A Cleaner Energy Future9 Green Communities Division - Programs & Resources for Municipalities •  Green  Communi0es  Designa0on  and  Grant  Program   •  MassEnergyInsight  energy  tracking  and  analysis  tool   •  Municipal  Energy  Efficiency  Program     •  Energy  Management  Services  Technical  Assistance   •  Owner’s  Agent  Technical  Assistance   •  Massachusebs  Municipal  Energy  Group  (MMEG)     Ø  Website  filled  with  tools  &  resources     www.mass.gov/energy/greencommuni0es   Ø  Email  updates  via  listserv  –  Sign  up:    join-­‐ene-­‐greencommuni0es@listserv.state.ma.us  
  10. 10. Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create A Cleaner Energy Future10 DOER/Green Communities - What’s New? New Grant Programs (2014) l  Energy  Managers  Grants   –  Year  1  -­‐  Nearly  $1M  in  28  awards  made  to  36  municipali0es;  Year  2     -­‐  Depends  on  Year  1   l  W/WTP  gap  funding  -­‐  $1.7M  awarded  to  22  drinking  water  and   wastewater  facili0es  to  install  $10.9  million  in  clean  energy   improvement  projects,  leveraging  nearly  $2  million  in  u0lity.     l  MLP  energy  efficiency  grants  -­‐  $1.8  M  for  MLP  energy  efficiency   programs    in  14  municipali0es
  11. 11. Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create A Cleaner Energy Future11 DOER/Green  CommuniEes  -­‐  What’s  New?   Owner’s  Agent  Technical  Assistance   l  Funding for independent third parties to help municipalities negotiate, develop and manage projects, or who perform studies to support the development of clean energy projects l  $12,500 Maximum award available; first come, first serve basis l  For upcoming round, adding: –  Technical assessments for public W/WTPs l  Look for PON in May; accepting applications in July
  12. 12. Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create A Cleaner Energy Future Community  Clean  Energy  Resiliency  Grants    (RE  Division  -­‐  ACP)     l  $40  million  announced  Jan.  2014   –  27  technical  assistance  awards  (consul0ng  services  at  no  cost)   –  Round  One:  6  project  implementa0on  awards  ($7.4  million)   –  Round  Two:  14  project  implementa0on  awards  ($18.4  million)   l  Program  Status   –  Funds  being  disbursed  to  Round  One  awardees   –  Finalizing  contracts  for  Round  Two  awardees   12 Ini0a0ve  to  increase  municipal   resilience  through  clean  energy   technology  that  guards  against   energy  service  interrup0ons  due  to   climate  change-­‐induced  severe   weather  events  
  13. 13. Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create A Cleaner Energy Future Community Clean Energy Resiliency Grants 13 • Geographic diversity – awards in all 4 GC Division regions • Project type and technology diversity: both single facility projects and micro grid projects awarded • Awarded projects demonstrate daily benefits, as well as ability to island and/or provide resilient support during a power outage
  14. 14. Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create A Cleaner Energy Future14 Green Communities Division Other l  Webinars – see list on our website. –  How to decipher your electric bill – TBA May –  Solar Loan – TBA in June –  What else? What do you want to hear about? l  Collaboration with MA DESE on US-ED Green Ribbon Schools award program: –  2 schools and 1 district nominated in January – national awardees announced on Earth Day –  Previous awardees: (2014) Boston Latin School; (2013) Acton Public Schools and Acton-Boxborough Regional School District, Berkshire School (Sheffield), Manchester Essex Regional Middle High School, Quincy High School
  15. 15. Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create A Cleaner Energy Future Rooftop Solar Challenge Round II l  Participating in a regional effort to target non- hardware “soft” costs for photovoltaic (PV) electricity systems and increasing coordination across Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. l  Coordinated by national energy non-profit CESA and called the New England Solar Cost-Reduction Partnership l  Focused on permitting and interconnection challenges; the need for new financing tools; and planning and zoning rule variations l  Partners: MassCEC, City of Boston, City of Cambridge, City of Winchester 15
  16. 16. Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create A Cleaner Energy Future16 Inspector Technical and Safety Trainings l  Solar PV Basics and Definitions l  Trainings on technical and safety aspects of solar in MA l  Overview of model permitting guide and explanation of how it could be use l  Trainings and guidance documents can be found at: http://www.mass.gov/eea/energy- utilities-clean-tech/webinar-future- and-archive.html
  17. 17. Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create A Cleaner Energy Future Upcoming DOER Solar Resources RSC II: l  MA Condominium Guide for Solar PV l  MA Residential Financing Guide for Solar PV l  Possible additional solar PV permitting and safety trainings for municipal inspectors and first responders l  Possible outreach and opportunities on online permitting DOER/CEC: l  Residential solar loan program http://www.masscec.com/programs/mass-solar-loan 17
  18. 18. Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create A Cleaner Energy Future Project  SAPHIRE  (Schools  &  Public  Housing  IntegraEng   Renewables  &  Efficiency)     18 • 3-­‐year  project  thru  2015  –  may  be  extended   • Over  $2  million  in  state  and  federal  funding     • Leveraging:   • MSBA’s  Accelerated  Repair   • State  bond  financing   • Part  of  effort  to  incen0vize  renewable  thermal   • Schools  may  apply  for  engineering  feasibility   studies,  and/or  project  grant  funding  and  low-­‐ interest  bond  financing   • No-­‐cost  feasibility  studies  only  open  to   public  schools  not  hea0ng  with  natural  gas   • All  public  schools  may  apply  for  project   implementa0on  grants   • mass.gov/eea/energy-utilities-clean-tech/renewable- energy/renewable-thermal/saphire-program- renewable-heating-energy-efficiency.html or contact Elise Anderson at elise.anderson@state.ma.us   So  far:     • 7  feasibility  studies  complete   • 3  ac0ve  grants=$810,000   • Ashburnham  Overlook   • Biomass  pellet   • S.  Berkshire  RSD   • Biomass  pellet   • Narraganseb  RSC   • Biomass  chip      
  19. 19. Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create A Cleaner Energy Future l  Organize an Energy Committee l  Contact your Regional Coordinator l  Get trained on Mass Energy Insight l  Talk to other municipalities in your region l  Contact your utility about an audit   What Can YOU Do? 19
  20. 20. Helping Massachusetts Municipalities Create A Cleaner Energy Future Contact  InformaEon   20 Lisa Capone – Acting Director Lisa.capone@state.ma.us www.mass.gov/energy/greencommunities www.mass.gov/doer   Email  updates  via  listserv  –  Sign  up  by  sending  an  email  to:     join-ene-greencommunities@listserv.state.ma.us   Grant  Opportuni0es  Page   http://www.mass.gov/eea/grants-and-tech-assistance/guidance- technical-assistance/agencies-and-divisions/doer/doer- procurements.html

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