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Liz Argo MAS2019

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Presentation at 2019 Massachusetts Sustainable Communities and Campuses Conference on March 29, 2919 in Cambridge, MA.

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Liz Argo MAS2019

  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 Clean Energy: Supply Chain 3/29/19 Liz Argo Manager
  2. 2. Clean Energy: Supply Chain The process of integrating clean energy into community energy systems requires understanding regional supply chains, grid modernization, Green Community incentives, regional cooperatives, and local resources. Conference Session Topic: Cape & Vineyard Electric Cooperative
  3. 3. Clean Energy: Supply Chain The process of integrating clean energy into community energy systems requires 1) understanding regional supply chains, grid modernization, Green Community incentives, 2) regional cooperatives, and 3) local resources. Cape & Vineyard Electric Cooperative 1. Created regional Cape and Martha’s Vineyard energy aggregator: CLC 2. Created regional energy cooperative: Cape & Vineyard Electric Cooperative 3. CVEC’s mission: to be a local resource for renewable energy supplies for inclusion in the CLC energy supply STEPS:
  4. 4. ■ The Cape Light Compact wished to include renewable energy in its supply ■ In 2007, new legislation for non-profit energy cooperatives resulted in the creation of the Cape & Vineyard Electric Cooperative, CVEC ■ CVEC’s current members are the Cape Light Compact, 17 towns, and the 2 counties; Barnstable and Dukes ■ CVEC’s purpose is to develop renewable energy/storage for its municipal members and to maximize benefits for member communities ■ CVEC participants include water, fire and school districts Cape & Vineyard Electric Cooperative
  5. 5. Clean Energy: Supply Chain The process of integrating clean energy into community energy systems requires 1) understanding regional supply chains, grid modernization, Green Community incentives, 2) regional cooperatives, and 3) local resources. Cape & Vineyard Electric Cooperative 1. Created regional Cape and Martha’s Vineyard energy aggregator: CLC 2. Created regional energy cooperative: Cape & Vineyard Electric Cooperative 3. CVEC’s mission: to be a local resource for renewable energy supplies for inclusion in the CLC energy supply STEPS:
  6. 6. Clean Energy: Supply Chain The process of integrating clean energy into community energy systems requires 1) understanding regional supply chains, grid modernization, Green Community incentives, 2) regional cooperatives, and 3) local resources. Cape & Vineyard Electric Cooperative 1. Created regional Cape and Martha’s Vineyard energy aggregator: CLC 2. Created regional energy cooperative: Cape & Vineyard Electric Cooperative 3. CVEC’s mission: to develop local renewable energy resources for inclusion in the CLC energy supply STEPS: Sale of Renewable Energy resources to Cape Light Compact NOT competitive with Fossil Fuel costs
  7. 7. Clean Energy: Supply Chain The process of integrating clean energy into community energy systems requires 1) understanding regional supply chains, grid modernization, 4) Green Community incentives, 2) regional cooperatives, and 3) local resources. Cape & Vineyard Electric Cooperative 4) Massachusetts Adoption of Green Communities Legislation made CVEC’s new mission : Develop regional renewable energy resources with Net Metering Credit benefits going to CVEC’s municipalities and school districts
  8. 8. ❑ CVEC-7 Initial Round = 750kW on roofs ❑ Round 1 = 16MW, mostly on landfills ❑ Round 2 = 12MW on roofs & municipal lands ❑ Round 3 = 1MW on 7 roofs ❑ Round 4 = ~ 12MW on roofs, parking canopies & municipal lands: With storage ❑ Power Sales Initiative: 10MW from off-Cape PV and wind opportunities Resulting CVEC Initiatives: Cape & Vineyard Electric Cooperative
  9. 9. Clean Energy: Supply Chain The process of integrating clean energy into community energy systems requires 1) understanding regional supply chains, grid modernization, 4) Green Community incentives, 2) regional cooperatives, and 3) local resources. Cape & Vineyard Electric Cooperative CVEC’s process of integrating clean energy into community energy systems has yielded: ❖ A total portfolio of 51 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy resources ❖ Over $12.5 Million in savings to date to CVEC members and participants ❖ Over 61 million pounds in carbon equivalent reduction annually
  10. 10. And: ■ Active intervention in governmental legal proceedings ■ A liaison between industry, regulators and governmental entities ■ Bundling of projects to provide economies of scale ■ Creation of effective procurement practices ■ Utilization of centralized contracts ■ Comprehensive data, matching electric usage to net metering credits Cape & Vineyard Electric Cooperative Clean Energy: Supply Chain The process of integrating clean energy into community energy systems requires understanding regional supply chains, grid modernization, Green Community incentives, regional cooperatives, and local resources.
  11. 11. ❑ EV Initiative = 25 EVs for municipal members’ lease ❑ Storage Initiative = 250MWH of storage for High School Emergency Shelter ❑ Submitting projects’ power for Forward Capacity Market and as On-Peak Hours Resources to help offset ISO-NE need for fossil fuel resource expansion Additional CVEC Renewable Energy Resources: Cape & Vineyard Electric Cooperative
  12. 12. ■ Expand membership to off-Cape municipal/county districts and entities served by Eversource (SEMA) ■ Provide cooperative’s net net metering credit services to new participants with existing assets ■ Community solar offering NG due to limitations to CVEC as energy cooperative Next: New members and participants
  13. 13. 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 Clean Energy : Supply Chain

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