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    1. 1. Renewables - key to our energy future - policy framework to make it happen<br />Tony Usibelli<br />Assistant Director <br />Washington State Department <br />of Commerce<br />Tony.usibelli@Commerce.wa.gov<br />
    2. 2. Washington’s emerging challenges<br /><ul><li>1.3 million per decade – double < 50 yr
    3. 3. 273 to house, feed, employ, transport, educate…
    4. 4. 300 new megawatts per year
    5. 5. No new dams sites – 15,000 miles lines
    6. 6. New subdivision – apartment
    7. 7. Car culture – walk able communities?</li></ul>2<br />
    8. 8. Build on strengths<br />Be good stewards of the Columbia River<br />Institutionalize efficiency through building codes<br />Capture untapped efficiency through <br />Market transformation<br />Incentives<br />investments<br />Diversify energy production<br />Localize energy production<br />
    9. 9. A Future Path <br />Today <br />11 million people in the NW<br />World’s largest hydrosystem<br />Fossil fuel transportation<br />Two-third imported energy<br />Car based<br />Plenty of inefficiency<br />Centralized generation<br />Tomorrow<br />20 + million<br />Integrated system<br />Clean fuel<br />Locally produced energy<br />Transit and eff. vehicles<br />Zero energy buildings<br />Distributed<br />4<br />
    10. 10. Washington’s energy strategy<br /><ul><li>Maintain competitive energy prices that are fair and reasonable for consumers and businesses and support our state’s continued economic success.
    11. 11. Increase competitiveness by fosteringa clean energy economy and jobs through business and workforce development
    12. 12. Meet the state’s obligations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.</li></li></ul><li>Evolving energy priorities<br /><ul><li>Bio Energy – Synergies with traditional forestry and agriculture industries
    13. 13. Smart Grid – The nexus of transmission and distribution expertise and the software industry
    14. 14. Green Building – Adopting sustainability to meet consumer demand
    15. 15. Energy Efficiency – Reducing energy consumption by living and working smarter</li></ul>Sector Focus:<br />
    16. 16. Stakeholders<br /><ul><li>Citizens – Beneficiaries of objectives, change enablers
    17. 17. Business – Source of investment, platform for innovation
    18. 18. Government – policy – incentives – regulation – market framer
    19. 19. Regulators – balance generations – investors & ratepayers</li></li></ul><li>Mandates - create markets<br />Incentives <br />Partnerships/Alignment<br />State Influence<br />Channeling Federal Resources <br />Framework for success - alignment<br />
    20. 20. Mandates<br /><ul><li>Renewable Portfolio Standards
    21. 21. Government Procurement
    22. 22. Renewable Fuel Standards
    23. 23. Building Codes</li></li></ul><li>Renewable Portfolio Standards; Initiative 937<br />Requires an electric utility with 25,000 or more customers to use "eligible renewable resources“ to meet the following annual targets:<br /><ul><li>At least 3 percent of its load by 2012,;
    24. 24. At least 9 percent of its load by 2016; and
    25. 25. At least 15 percent of its load by 2020</li></li></ul><li>Government Procurement Priorities<br />Provide a common approach to register vendors and notify them of business opportunities with the state of Washington through a single portal<br />Objective<br /><ul><li>Reduce Health and Environmental Threats from Motor Vehicle Emissions
    26. 26. 2nd Substitute House Bill 1481 - By the year 2015, all state agencies and local government subdivisions of the state must satisfy 100 percent of their fuel needs for all vessels, vehicles, and construction equipment from electricity or biofuels.</li></li></ul><li>Incentives<br /><ul><li>B&O Tax Credits
    27. 27. Sales Tax Exemption
    28. 28. Production Incentives</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>B&O Tax Incentives
    29. 29. Reductions in the rates business pays tax on gross receipts
    30. 30. Credits against B&O liability
    31. 31. Sales Tax Incentives
    32. 32. Exemptions to tax
    33. 33. Deferrals in anticipation of qualified actions</li></li></ul><li>Alignment / partnerships<br /><ul><li>Government Bodies
    34. 34. Public Private Partnerships
    35. 35. Encourage Industry Associations</li></li></ul><li>Government Bodies<br /><ul><li>Align Core Mission
    36. 36. Grow and improve jobs in Washington
    37. 37. Align Policies and Execution
    38. 38. Policy and Innovation Unit within Commerce
    39. 39. “Sector Lead” </li></li></ul><li>Public Private Partnerships<br />The mission of the Washington State Clean Energy Leadership Council is “to create a clean energy leadership initiative that will set the path to leverage Washington's energy infrastructure and make Washington a hub for clean energy technology and a leader in the creation of green jobs and the development, deployment, and export of clean energy technologies and services."<br />
    40. 40. Encourage Industry Associations<br />"Helping Puget Sound manufacturers succeed through innovation, supply chain positioning and business development”<br />The value of a CAMPS membership lies in the power associated with being part of a network of manufacturers, supply chain partners, business advisors, and strategic partners, all working together.<br />
    41. 41. Leverage the power of the states<br /><ul><li>Federal Influence
    42. 42. Foreign Overtures
    43. 43. Recruitment Efforts
    44. 44. Research
    45. 45. Collective buying power</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Trade Missions
    46. 46. Attracting Foreign Direct Investment
    47. 47. Gateway to the world
    48. 48. Huge part of economy
    49. 49. Tremendous logistics
    50. 50. High tech workforce
    51. 51. Innovation
    52. 52. World class research</li></ul>Foreign Overtures<br />
    53. 53. Recruitment Efforts<br /><ul><li>Provide Value Statements and Messaging
    54. 54. Identify and Recruit Out-of-State Key Sector Targets
    55. 55. Work with WA companies to identify missing links in localized supply chains.</li></li></ul><li>Channel Federal Resources<br /><ul><li>ARRA/SEP
    56. 56. DoE, DoT, DoD Grant Assistance
    57. 57. Research</li></li></ul><li>ARRA/SEP<br />The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act targets investments to key areas that will save or create good jobs immediately while also laying the groundwork for long-term economic growth.<br />Washington State recently awarded:<br /><ul><li>$5.8 Million for Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Energy Efficiency
    58. 58. $5.2 Million for Clean Energy Innovation
    59. 59. $1 million for Transportation
    60. 60. $4.5 million for Waste-to-Energy
    61. 61. Need to improve our ability to capture research, investment, contracts</li></li></ul><li>Build a better world togetherplenty to learn from each otherinvest – create - innovate<br />THANK YOU<br />Tony Usibelli<br />Assistant Director <br />Washington State Department of Commerce<br />Tony.usibelli@Commerce.WA.gov<br />