How To Get A Green Job Jsana Aug 2009

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How To Get A Green Job Jsana Aug 2009

  1. 1. How to Get a Green Job Presentation to the Joint Service Academy Network of Austin (JSANA) August 2009 Michael Fritsch President & COO Confoe E-mail: green@globalpps.com Web: www.confoe.com Toll Free 877-253-9637 x713 8/29/2009 © Confoe Inc. and Prometheus Performance Systems 2009 1
  2. 2. Agenda/Contents About the presenter About Confoe What is a Green Job? What does a Green Job pay? Central Texas outlook How to get a Green Job? Useful resources 8/29/2009 © Confoe Inc. and Prometheus Performance Systems 2009 2
  3. 3. About the Presenter 8/29/2009 © Confoe Inc. and Prometheus Performance Systems 2009 3
  4. 4. Confoe History and Clients Confoe is an abbreviated form of the Latin word Confoedustus; meaning “Joined in Alliance“ Confoe delivers breakthrough performance for renewable energy and technology companies Origins in Applied Materials Ramp Management and Field Operations circa 1998 Founders left Applied Materials with IP rights and an intact team to form Confoe in 2002 Clients/Projects – Applied Materials Maydan Center – UMCi 300mm fab in Singapore – ST Microelectronics in France and Singapore – GSMC China – KLA-Tencor – Applied Materials (Solar and Semi) – Tokyo Electron America – Dell – TekSunPV (Solar Fab/Farm) – Intel – Hyperion – City of San Francisco – Spansion – HelioVolt (Solar Fab) – SoloPower (Solar Fab) – Apache Solar 8/29/2009 © Confoe Inc. and Prometheus Performance Systems 2009 4
  5. 5. Confoe in the news and at conferences © Confoe Inc. and Prometheus Performance Systems 2009 5 8/29/2009
  6. 6. Pop Quiz: What is a Green Job? A. Depends who you ask B. Anything you want it to be C. Codified by law according to the NAICS (North American Industry Classification System) and SOC (Standard Occupation Code) guidelines D. I don’t care…as long as they are hiring Answer: A and D 8/29/2009 © Confoe Inc. and Prometheus Performance Systems 2009 6
  7. 7. Green Collar Worker (TWC) Alternative Energy wind, wave/tide, solar, hydroelectric, geothermal, nuclear, coal gasification/liquefaction, hydrogen and carbon capture & sequestration. Construction residential and commercial plus remodeling, inspecting and appraising. Building Material Manufacturing e.g., high R-factor insulation, low-e rated glass. Component Remanufacture materials rework, parts recycling and refurbishing. Air-Conditioning, Heating & Ventilation and Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturers. Agriculture e.g., grain production and biomass horticulture. Automobile and Transportation Manufacturing Government agencies and NGOs which advocate for, plan, monitor and enforce regulations aimed at conserving energy and/or reducing emissions. Source: Green Collar Workers And Other Mythical Creatures 8/29/2009 © Confoe Inc. and Prometheus Performance Systems 2009 7
  8. 8. Green Jobs Guidebook (EDF) Source: Green Jobs Guidebook 2008/2009 page 3 8/29/2009 © Confoe Inc. and Prometheus Performance Systems 2009 8
  9. 9. Green Collar Jobs-Colorado/US (ASES) Green Jobs are created by RE and EE Industries Source: Green Collar Jobs in the U.S. and Colorado 8/29/2009 © Confoe Inc. and Prometheus Performance Systems 2009 9
  10. 10. Green Jobs-My Categories Green Jobs Energy Storage Efficiency Production Transmission Other 8/29/2009 © Confoe Inc. and Prometheus Performance Systems 2009 10
  11. 11. Green Jobs-Energy Production Energy Production Wind Solar BioFuels GeoThermal Hydro/Ocean Solar SolarPV Thermal 8/29/2009 © Confoe Inc. and Prometheus Performance Systems 2009 11
  12. 12. Green Jobs-Storage/Transmission Energy Storage & Transmission Vehicle Energy Fuels Cells Transmission Smart Grid Systems Storage 8/29/2009 © Confoe Inc. and Prometheus Performance Systems 2009 12
  13. 13. Green Jobs-Efficiency/Other Efficiency/Other Carbon Green Building Energy Audits Misc Reduction/Storage 8/29/2009 © Confoe Inc. and Prometheus Performance Systems 2009 13
  14. 14. Pop Quiz: What Does a Green Job Pay? A. I don’t care…I’m saving the planet B. Depends on who you ask C. Depends on the job, location, and company D. I don’t care…as long as they are hiring Answer: All of the above 8/29/2009 © Confoe Inc. and Prometheus Performance Systems 2009 14
  15. 15. Central Texas Salary Ranges Job Title Annual Salary Range Insulation and Weatherization Workers $21k-$33k Computer Software Engineers $92k Construction Project Managers $65k Electrical Engineers $93k Maintenance & Repair Workers $21k-$33k Solar Installers $21k-$33k Manufacturing Technicians $33k-$55k HVAC Technicians $33k-$44k Mechanical Engineers $75k 8/29/2009 © Confoe Inc. and Prometheus Performance Systems 2009 15
  16. 16. What is the Outlook? National: In the long run…very good ($254B by 2020) In the short run…similar economic pressures as everywhere Meta trends – Energy Demand, Energy Prices, Social and Political Pressures Much demand is still policy and subsidy driven, but grid parity in some places at some times Local: Texas lags other states in incentives/subsidies but is a leader in Wind Central Texas is making a green push (AE 300MW+/35% 2020, CPS 200MW RFP) Austin’s Pecan Street Project will drive innovation The Austin to San Antonio Corridor is uniquely positioned (Texas Greenbelt Coalition) 8/29/2009 © Confoe Inc. and Prometheus Performance Systems 2009 16
  17. 17. Austin Solar Jobs Estimate DRAFT 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 MW - Installed in Austin 35 20 20 30 30 30 30 30 30 40 40 MW - Production in Austin 10 20 25 55 55 55 55 85 115 145 175 JOBS % # # # # # # # # # # # # Sys Integration (4&5 Solar Techs) 0.17 190 109 109 163 163 163 163 163 163 218 218 Distribution (Sales/Dist) 0.06 67 38 38 58 58 58 58 58 58 77 77 Installation (6&9 Installers) 0.15 168 96 96 144 144 144 144 144 144 192 192 Servicing (12 Sustain Techs) 0.07 78 45 45 67 67 67 67 67 67 90 90 Total Installation/Maint 0.45 504 288 288 432 432 432 432 432 432 576 576 Module Assembly 0.2 224 128 128 192 192 192 192 192 192 256 256 Cell Manufacturing 0.05 56 32 32 48 48 48 48 48 48 64 64 Additional Manufacturing Jobs 0.25 80 80 40 240 0 0 0 240 240 240 240 Total Manufacturing Jobs 80 160 200 440 440 440 440 680 920 1160 1400 Total New Jobs Created/yr 584 -136 40 384 0 0 0 240 240 384 240 # of job years is based on MW X 32 (Projected # of jobs created per MW of solar power produced) X %) 32 jobs created per MW is based on the average of several studies done in California, Japan and Europe. Source: Pecan Street Project Workforce Team 8/29/2009 © Confoe Inc. and Prometheus Performance Systems 2009 17
  18. 18. PSP Workforce Team Estimates DRAFT Job Positions/Field of Functions/Roles Institution(s) Priority / Range of Timing # Positions Education Per Year 1) Grid Design & Modeling smart grid design and UT Cockrell School of Engineering low modeling 2) Network & embedded software - UT Cockrell School of Engineering low min next Communication Engineers development - ITT Austin (BS in Electronics & Communications Engineering) several yrs 3) Professional Engineers - system layout and UT Cockrell School of Engineering med Large scale industrial PV building integrations 4) Design & Layout solar installations - ACC Power Technology & Renewable Energy Programs med 20 - 100 Technicians (*Specific curriculum unverified, links to TWC ETPL) jobs/yr 5) Solar Technicians solar install and maintain - ACC Power Technology & Renewable Energy Programs med 6) Solar Installers building trades - ACC Power Technology & Renewable Energy Programs med 20 - 100 - Tx Solar Energy Society (TXSES) Class Adven/NABCEP jobs/year - Other Trades Associations & Unions - ? - AmericanYouthworks - ? 7) Electric Grid Technicians field and control systems - ACC Power Technology & Renewable Energy Programs low min next several yrs 8) Mechanics and fix PHEV & BEV - ACC Automotive Technology (hybrid engine course) low min next Technicians - Capital City Trade & Tech (need to confirm curriculum) several yrs 9) Journeyman Trades Skills energy efficient homes, General: high 60 - 240 energy sys installations, - Austin Area Urban League - Unable to confirm trng opps. jobs/year air conditioning techs - Other Trades Associations & Unions - ? - AmericanYouthworks - ? - Electricians - ACC Cont Ed (Apprenticeship) - AEJATC / IBEW Local 520 Apprenticeship - Plumbers - ACC Cont Ed (Apprenticeship) - Plumbers & Pipe Fitters Joint Apprenticeship Pgm, Union 286 Source: Pecan Street Project Workforce Team 8/29/2009 © Confoe Inc. and Prometheus Performance Systems 2009 18
  19. 19. PSP Workforce Team Estimates DRAFT Job Positions/Field of Functions/Roles Institution(s) Priority / Range of Timing # Positions Education Per Year - Roofers energy efficient homes, ACC Bldg Construction Technology high 60 - 240 energy sys installations, jobs/year - Weatherization - ACC Weatherization Program (CE & Renewable Energy Pgm) air conditioning techs - See also Energy Audit/Home Inspection Schools (below) - Carpenters ACC Bldg Construction Technology - AC Systems ACC HVAC Program 10) Accredited Trainers energy auditors, inspects Tx Solar Energy Society (TXSES) Renewable Energy Teacher high minimal Training Program 11) Certified Energy Auditors energy efficient home - ACC Buidling Inspector & Weatherization Programs high minimal & Inspectors programs - Austin Institute of Real-Estate (Home Inspection: City of Austin Bldg Performance Advantage Curriculum) - Champion School of Real Estate (Home Inspection) - Local Austin Area Urban League - Unable to confirm trng opps 12) Managing for renewable energy - ACC Power Technology & Renewable Energy Programs med 20 - 100 - Site Facilities Technicians generation plants,large (specific curriculum not verified) jobs/year - Solar Operations Engineers scale industrial sys, smart - Service Technicians grid implementation - Grid Technicians 13) Solar Manufacturing cell and module - ACC Power Technology & Renewable Energy Programs med 80 - 250 manufacturing positions (specific Mfg curriculum not verified) jobs/year 14) Sales and Distribution sales and distribution of - ACC Power Technology & Renewable Energy Programs med 20 - 80 solar systems (specific S&D curriculum not verified) jobs/year Source: Pecan Street Project Workforce Team 8/29/2009 © Confoe Inc. and Prometheus Performance Systems 2009 19
  20. 20. How to Get a Green Job Learn Target Network 8/29/2009 © Confoe Inc. and Prometheus Performance Systems 2009 20
  21. 21. Learn Learn the language and buzzwords Keep up to date Learn Do your own research Consider certification and formal training Actions: 1. Go Surfing (see website list) 2. Get Spammed (sign up for newsletters and reports) 3. Get Junked (subscribe to magazines and get on mailing lists) 4. Back to School (Austin Community College, Texas State Technical College, University of Texas all have some great programs) 8/29/2009 © Confoe Inc. and Prometheus Performance Systems 2009 21
  22. 22. Great Websites/Newsletters to get you started www.greentechmedia.com http://www.solarindustrymag.com/ http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/ http://www.solarelectricpower.org/ http://www.seia.org/ http://www.awea.org/ http://www.windpower.org/EN/core.htm http://www.energy.gov/ http://www.txcleanenergypark.com/ http://www.cleantx.org/ Go to these sites and sign-up for their newsletters 8/29/2009 © Confoe Inc. and Prometheus Performance Systems 2009 22
  23. 23. Network “Networking is making links from people we know to people they know, in an organized way, for a specific purpose, while remaining committed to doing our part, expecting nothing in return.” -Donna Fisher and Sandy Villas, Power Networking Networking Rules •Give more than you get •Use a system •Maintain your networking database •Join Networking groups and associations •Expand and refine your network Network 8/29/2009 © Confoe Inc. and Prometheus Performance Systems 2009 23
  24. 24. Network Action Plan 1. Get on LinkedIn 2. Update your profile – Renewables & Environment – Use your buzzwords/make yourself relevant 3. Join Renewable/Green groups AND all your alumni groups (Pecan Street Project, TX Greenbelt Coalition etc.) 4. Join local clean energy groups/attend local events ( CleanTX Forum, Austin SEEN, Austin Technology Council, Semi Austin) AND City Hall/Austin Energy forums 5. Consider attending Trade Shows (InterSolar, SolarPower Int etc.)- Renewable Energy World 2010 is in Austin in Feb 2010 Follow the Networking Rules for all of the above 8/29/2009 © Confoe Inc. and Prometheus Performance Systems 2009 24
  25. 25. Target What is your best fit? – Semi to Solar – IT to SmartGrid – Facilities to Green Building/Efficiency Target – Operations to anything – Something completely different? Where do you want to be? – Technical – Sales – Operations – Start-up or established firm/utility Target that segment or company Re-orient your learning and networking to the target 8/29/2009 © Confoe Inc. and Prometheus Performance Systems 2009 25
  26. 26. Green Acronyms Acronym ASES: American Solar Energy Society ANWR: Arctic National Wildlife Refuge BIPV: Building-integrated Photovoltaics CO: Carbon monoxide CPV: Concentraring Photovoltaic DOE: U.S. Department of Energy (U.S. Federal Government) EIA: Energy Information Administration (U.S. Federal Government) EPRI: Electric Power Research Institute ESCO: Energy service company FERC: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (U.S. Federal Government) GDP: Gross domestic product GED: General Educational Development GHG: Greenhouse gas GSP: Gross state product GW: Gigawatt (1,000,000,000 watts) IEA: International Energy Agency KWh: Kilowatt hour - 1000 watts applied for one hour or 1 watt applied for 1000 hours LEED: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. A leading certification process by the U.S. Green Building Council that evaluates new buildings constructed to common green standards. 8/29/2009 © Confoe Inc. and Prometheus Performance Systems 2009 26
  27. 27. Green Acronyms ASES: American Solar Energy Society ANWR: Arctic National Wildlife Refuge BIPV: Building-integrated Photovoltaics CO: Carbon monoxide CPV: Concentraring Photovoltaic DOE: U.S. Department of Energy (U.S. Federal Government) EIA: Energy Information Administration (U.S. Federal Government) EPRI: Electric Power Research Institute ESCO: Energy service company FERC: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (U.S. Federal Government) GDP: Gross domestic product GED: General Educational Development GHG: Greenhouse gas GSP: Gross state product GW: Gigawatt (1,000,000,000 watts) IEA: International Energy Agency 8/29/2009 © Confoe Inc. and Prometheus Performance Systems 2009 27
  28. 28. Green Acronyms KWh: Kilowatt hour - 1000 watts applied for one hour or 1 watt applied for 1000 hours LEED: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. A leading certification process by the U.S. Green Building Council that evaluates new buildings constructed to common green standards. LEV: Low-emission vehicle MIS: Management Information Services MW: Megawatt (1,000,000 watts) NAICS: North American Industrial Classification System NBB: National Biodiesel Board NGO:Non-governmental organization O&G: Oil and gas PPM: Parts per million PTC: Production tax credit PV: Photovoltaic R&D: Research and development RE&EE: Renewable energy and energy efficiency 8/29/2009 © Confoe Inc. and Prometheus Performance Systems 2009 28
  29. 29. Green Acronyms REC: Renewable Energy Credit RFA: Renewable Fuels Association RPS: Renewable portfolio standard SEIA: Solar Energy Industry Association SEPA: Solar Electric Power Association VOC: Volatile organic compounds. Toxins commonly found in conventional paints, sealers, and finishes. WGA: Western Governors’ Association ZEV: Zero-emission vehicle 8/29/2009 © Confoe Inc. and Prometheus Performance Systems 2009 29

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