Ace.bulk purchase 18.1.11


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The initial presentation give to those interested in Ashburton Community Energy project on 18 January 2011. Details in this presentation are not the final project ideas, but outline how the project might develop.

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  • 10% reduction = 2% for community contribution to be reinvested in energy efficiency projects within the town
  • Anything installed after 15 th July 2009 eligible Roll-out from June 2011 Annual payment to householders Biomass boilers – burn wood pellets, chips or logs to provide heating & hot water.
  • Ace.bulk purchase 18.1.11

    1. 1. <ul><li>ASHBURTON COMMUNITY ENERGY </li></ul>
    2. 2. Ashburton Futures - Aims <ul><li>1. To work with the people of Ashburton & surrounding communities towards: </li></ul><ul><li>Mitigating the causes & effects of climate change & dwindling fossil fuels & other resources </li></ul><ul><li>b) Creating a vision for a positive sustainable future. </li></ul><ul><li>2. To support the setting up of projects and initiatives to make that vision a practical reality. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Ashburton Community Energy outcomes <ul><li>1.Bulk purchase PV/ST </li></ul><ul><li>a) Reciprocal financial benefits for participants and Ashburton Futures. % for participants & % for community. </li></ul><ul><li>b) Brings business, community organisations & residents together. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Energy Efficiency - Insulate - ‘A’rate – Generate. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Community scale renewable energy/heat projects for investment implemented. </li></ul>
    4. 4. How the Renewable Energy Incentive scheme works for Solar PV, Wind, Hydro, Micro CHP <ul><li>1. Generation tariff – a set rate 41.3p paid by your energy supplier for each unit (or kWh) of electricity you generate. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Export tariff - you will receive a further 3p/kWh from your energy supplier for each unit you export back to the electricity grid, that is when it isn’t used on site. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Energy bill savings – you will be making savings on your electricity bills , because generating electricity to power your appliances means you don’t have to buy as much electricity from your energy supplier. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Solar Photo-Voltaic Feed in Tariff Benefits <ul><li>As an example, a typical domestic solar electricity system, with an installation size of 2.2 kWp £10k could earn around: </li></ul><ul><li>£770 per year from the Generation Tariff </li></ul><ul><li>£30 per year from the Export Tariff </li></ul><ul><li>£120 per year reduction in current electricity bills. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Renewable Heat Incentive <ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><li>The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is designed to provide financial support that encourages individuals, communities and businesses to switch from using fossil fuel for heating, to renewables such as wood fuel. </li></ul><ul><li>Eligible technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Air, water and ground-source heat pumps </li></ul><ul><li>Solar thermal(water heating) </li></ul><ul><li>Biomass boilers (wood fuel) </li></ul><ul><li>Renewable combined heat and power </li></ul><ul><li>Use of biogas and bio liquids </li></ul><ul><li>Injection of bio methane into the natural gas grid. </li></ul>
    7. 7. Renewable Heat Incentive <ul><li>From April/June 2011 – approx. £400 per annum </li></ul><ul><li>£3500-£5000 to install </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute to most of your hot water from April-Sept </li></ul><ul><li>Tax free – guaranteed for 20 years </li></ul><ul><li>On average save £100 a year on lower fuel bills </li></ul>
    8. 8. ACE SOLAR PV/ST BULK PURCHASE SCHEME – MAKING IT HAPPEN!! <ul><li>Set up task & finish group </li></ul><ul><li>Launch the scheme – WoM, AF members, ACT, local groups, Press, Town Council notice board etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Initial sign up deadline - 6 weeks from launch – Sign up forms available online & at sign up spots Visitor Centre/ Local Businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Total number & location of participants identified </li></ul><ul><li>Contact installers/suppliers for quotes – (3-6 weeks). Surveys undertaken for both PV & ST </li></ul><ul><li>Liaise with Dartmoor National Park/English Heritage (4-8 weeks). </li></ul>
    9. 9. <ul><li>7. Contract negotiation/choose preferred installer/supplier - timetable installation(2-3 weeks) </li></ul><ul><li>Develop legal agreement between participants and Ashburton Futures re: % for community. </li></ul><ul><li>Each participant signs individual contract with installer & legal agreement re: % for community (2 weeks) </li></ul><ul><li>10. Installation begins (3 days per property = 1-2 months). </li></ul><ul><li>Total time frame: start to finish 6-7 months </li></ul>