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Liz Argo MAS 2018 v2

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

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Liz Argo MAS 2018 v2

  1. 1. Next Steps:
 
 Site Plan approval:
 Stormwater Plan
 etc.
 NStar Interconnection Services Agreement
 Secure Net Metering Credit Assurance 
 
 The Cape & Vineyard Electric Cooperative, Inc. SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES Working Together: Connecting Needs & Resources 4/27/18 Liz Argo Manager
  2. 2. Background on CVEC ■ Sister organization to the Cape Light Compact, JPE ■ Cape Light Compact mission is to serve its 200,000 ratepayers on the Cape & Martha’s Vineyard with: ▪ energy efficiency programs ▪ competitive, renewable electricity supply ▪ consumer advocacy
  3. 3. ■ CLC established need for renewable energy ■ CVEC established in 2007 through legislation creating non- profit energy cooperatives ■ CVEC’s current members are the Cape Light Compact, 17 towns and 2 counties of Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard ■ CVEC’s purpose is to develop renewable energy/storage for its municipal members and to maximize benefits for member communities ■ CVEC participants include seven water, fire and school districts Cape & Vineyard Electric Cooperative
  4. 4. ■ CVEC Feature Services ■ Liaison between industry, regulators and governmental entities ■ Bundling of projects to provide economies of scale ■ Creation & Management of Procurement (RFPs) ■ Legal contracting using existing and centralized contracts ■ Database creation and management services for power and benefit transactions ■ Active intervention in governmental legal proceedings CVEC PROVIDES:
  5. 5. ■ 4 CVEC PV Initiatives: • The CVEC-7 Initial Round = 750kW on roofs • Round 1 = 16MW, mostly on landfills • Round 2 = 12MW on roofs & municipal lands • Round 3 = 1MW on roofs Since Inception:
  6. 6. ■ 4 CVEC PV Initiatives: • The CVEC-7 Initial Round = 750kW on roofs • Round 1 = 16MW, mostly on landfills • Round 2 = 12MW on roofs & municipal lands • Round 3 = 1MW on roofs ■ 4 CVEC Net Metering Credit Sales Opportunities • 3 PV Power Sales Agreement = 7MW • Wind Power Sales Agreement = 3MW Since Inception: TOTAL: 39.75 MW
  7. 7. ■ 4 CVEC PV Initiatives: • The CVEC-7 Initial Round = 750kW on roofs) • Round 1 = 16MW, mostly on landfills) • Round 2 (~ 12MW on roofs, landfills & municipal lands) • Round 3 ( ~ 1MW on roofs) ■ 4 CVEC Net Metering Credit Sales Opportunities • 3 PV Power Sales Agreement = 7MW • Wind Power Sales Agreement = 3MW Since Inception: TOTAL: 39.75 MW ➢ Savings of over $7,250,000 to members & participants ➢ Reduction of greenhouse gases: ▪ equivalent to providing over 10,000 home’s electricity
  8. 8. ■ Expand membership to off-Cape municipal/county districts and entities ■ Deliver CVEC services to new governmental members & participants seeking energy and/or storage development ■ Provide cooperative’s management services to new members & participants with existing assets Next: New members and participants
  9. 9. DOER grant for pilot BATTERY project DY Regional High School Battery Energy Storage Next:
  10. 10. Modules or shares can be purchased from a solar farm with benefits flowing to the off-site share owners Community Solar Next:
  11. 11. EV Cars & Stations Next:
  12. 12. Next Steps:
 
 Site Plan approval:
 Stormwater Plan
 etc.
 NStar Interconnection Services Agreement
 Secure Net Metering Credit Assurance 
 
 The Cape & Vineyard Electric Cooperative, Inc. Liz Argo, Manager 774-722-1812 largo@cvecinc.org www.cvecinc.org Connecting Needs & Resources

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