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    1. 1. Sustainable Energy Resources forConsumers (SERC)
    2. 2. Summary Created for weatherization agencies to install technologies that have promise for energy savings but cannot currently be installed under Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)U.S. Department of Energy ProgramRecovery Act Funds
    3. 3. Priorities of SERCCost-effectiveness to low-and moderate-incomefamiliesPotential for replication of successful resultsImpact on health and safety and energy costsExtent of partnerships, including financialpartnerships
    4. 4. Only 45 SERC Grants AwardedRRVCA is the only grant recipient in the DakotasTotal of 101 Local Agencies in 27 Statesparticipating in SERC
    5. 5. RRVCA AwardFunds must be spent by March 30, 2012Can spend up to $30,000 on a projectAverage cost of all projects must be <$12,000
    6. 6. Geographic Areas to be ServedRRVC service area: GF, Nelson, Pembina &WalshParticular focus on the Mayor’s UrbanNeighborhood Initiative (MUNI)
    7. 7. Overview of MUNIMUNI aims to rehabilitate low-moderate incomehomes in Grand ForksIncludes older neighborhoods (Near North-Side,Near South-Side)Important affordable housing resourceHomeCents is also focused on the MUNI
    8. 8. EligibilityHUD’s low-moderate income guidelines Same criteria used for HomeCents
    9. 9. Income LimitsHousehold Grand Nelson Pembina Walsh size Forks 1 $35,750 $31,300 $35,800 $32,850 2 $40,850 $35,800 $40,900 $37,550 3 $45,950 $40,250 $46,000 $42,250 4 $51,050 $44,700 $51,100 $46,900 5 $55,150 $48,300 $55,200 $50,700
    10. 10. RRVC’s SERC Strategy Cold-weather tested technologies Focus on reducing heating bills Renewable electricity technologies not worth focusing on since they don’t perform as well on a residential scale and our rates are already low Sustain Clean Energy beyond lifetime of this grant
    11. 11. RRVC’s SERC Projects Shelter (variety of approaches) Geothermal Energy Solar Powered Furnaces Hybrid Electric Heat Pump Water Heaters Solar Thermal Water Heaters Solar Powered Furnace Installation Training Solar Hot Water Training
    12. 12. Geothermal EnergyHigh initial cost, but good in cold climatesCan reduce energy bills significantlyMeets multiple needs heating cooling hot water
    13. 13. Solar Powered Furnaces Can supplement 20-30% of heating needs Fairly low cost (~$5,000 including installation) Will include data loggers to monitor performance Otter Tail-Wadena CAP has experience Manufactured in Minnesota Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (non-profit)
    14. 14. Hybrid Electric HeatPump Water Heaters For homes currently using electric hot water heaters Use 60% less energy than standard water heaters New to market
    15. 15. Solar Thermal Water HeatersFor homes using electric water heatersSolar Skies, a company in Alexandria, MNmanufactures solar hot water systemsRoof-top or ground mount (on a frame)Generally supplement 50% of hot water needsin northern climates
    16. 16. TrainingsSolar Powered Furnace Training with RuralRenewable Energy Alliance in Grand Forks Spring 2011We will work with City of Grand Forks to invite localcontractors to join our staff for this trainingSolar Hot Water Training with Solar Skies Completed January 13, 2011 in Alexandria, MN
    17. 17. Contact Jason SchaeferClean Energy Coordinator 701.746.5431 <jschaefer@rrvca.com> www.rrvca.com

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