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Nonprofit energy alliance vii

  1. 1. NONPROFIT ENERGY ALLIANCE PURCHASING COMPETITIVE AND CLEAN ELECTRICITY Overview & Schedule for participation NONPROFIT ENERGY ALLIANCE VII MARCH –APRIL 2013A collaboration between The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, Nonprofit Montgomery, the Nonprofit Roundtable, and the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection
  2. 2. NONPROFIT ENERGY ALLIANCEOverview – Nonprofit Montgomery, Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County, formed the NONPROFIT ENERGY ALLIANCE, an initiative to negotiate as a group for cheaper and greener electricity.A collaboration between The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, Nonprofit Montgomery, the Nonprofit Roundtable, and the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection
  3. 3. NONPROFIT ENERGY ALLIANCEThe “Greening” of Nonprofits – Enhances the “triple bottom line” by • generating “cash” savings that can be dedicated towards mission while • protecting the environment and • enhancing community well being – Bolsters the case of sound social and fiscal management to funders – Improves employee and volunteer moral, productivity and dedicationA collaboration between The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, Nonprofit Montgomery, the Nonprofit Roundtable, and the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection
  4. 4. NONPROFIT ENERGY ALLIANCENONPROFIT ENERGY ALLIANCE (NPEA) is not a formal or contractualgroup, but an alliance of like-minded nonprofits who have joined togetherto use their collective purchasing power to not only secure competitiveelectricity supply at lower cost, but to protect the environment and build agreener economy by supporting clean sources of energy that are essentialto protecting our environment and building a new economy.Launched in May 2010, the Non-Profit Energy Alliance is now comprised of64 leading-edge nonprofits that will collectively save an estimated$536,000 compared to standard energy service, while supporting cleansources of energy that are essential to protecting our environment andbuilding a new economy. The wind power purchased through this allianceoffsets about 40 million pounds of CO2, which is equivalent to removing3,500 cars off the roads. A collaboration between The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, Nonprofit Montgomery, the Nonprofit Roundtable and the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection
  5. 5. NONPROFIT ENERGY ALLIANCEThis is the seventh initiative of the NonprofitEnergy Alliance. To obtain the best price,Nonprofit Energy Alliance VII will seek a 1 or2-year quote for 50% or 100% renewableenergy from Clean Currents, chosen by aselection committee of nonprofits whoevaluated three local providers. A collaboration between The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, Nonprofit Montgomery, the Nonprofit Roundtable and the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection
  6. 6. NONPROFIT ENERGY ALLIANCEAll nonprofit organizations and congregationswho want to purchase alternative energy as agroup will complete the Clean Currents ReleaseForm and provide it, along with a copy of yourorganization’s most recent electric bill(s) and yourorganization’s 501(c)3 letter by 12:00 noonWednesday, April 10, 2013.The formal arrangement will remain betweeneach individual organization and Clean Currents . A collaboration between The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, Nonprofit Montgomery, the Nonprofit Roundtable and the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection
  7. 7. A collaboration between The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, Nonprofit Montgomery, the Nonprofit Roundtable and the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection
  8. 8. NONPROFIT ENERGY ALLIANCEOrganizations or congregations that expressinterest after 12:00pm NOON on Wednesday,April 10, 2013 will NOT be able to participatein NONPROFIT ENERGY ALLIANCE VII.A collaboration between The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, Nonprofit Montgomery, the Nonprofit Roundtable and the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection
  9. 9. NONPROFIT ENERGY ALLIANCE• April 15-19, 2013 Clean Currents will provide quotes to all potential participating organizations• April 15-19, 2013 - organizations should Set aside time to review Clean Currents’ proposal• On Monday, April 22, 2013 (Earth Day) signed agreements due back to Clean Currents; a decision- maker in your organization must be prepared to sign a contract A collaboration between The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, Nonprofit Montgomery, the Nonprofit Roundtable and the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection
  10. 10. NONPROFIT ENERGY ALLIANCE CHECKLIST – IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBERWednesday April 10, 2013  Fax or email release form, a copy of most recent energy bill and 501c3 to Clean CurrentsWeek of April 15-19, 2013  Clean Currents will provide written quotes to all potential participating organizations  Set aside time to review Clean Currents’ proposalMonday, April 22, 2013 (Earth Day)  If you opt in, your organizations authorized decision maker must sign the agreement and it must be at the vendors by COB  If you opt out, please let us know as early in the day as possible.Monday April 29, 2013  Results of NPEA VII announced A collaboration between The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, Nonprofit Montgomery, the Nonprofit Roundtable and the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection
  11. 11. NONPROFIT ENERGY ALLIANCE IF, AT ANY POINT, YOUR ORGANIZATION DECIDES NOT TO PARTICIPATE, PLEASE LET US KNOW ASAP. CONTACT: hgleicher@nonprofitmontgomery.org Hope Burness Gleicher 301-219-5775 (c) suzan.jenkins@creativemoco.com Suzan Jenkins 301-565-3805 x 23A collaboration between The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, Nonprofit Montgomery, the Nonprofit Roundtable and the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection
  12. 12. NONPROFIT ENERGY ALLIANCEBe Energy Conscious• Turn-out lights when not needed• Set thermostats back in winter, forward in summer• Turn-off or eliminate excess office equipment• Talk to employees about comfort and alternatives to expensive space heaters• Purchase Clean Energy A collaboration between The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, Nonprofit Montgomery, the Nonprofit Roundtable and the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection
  13. 13. NONPROFIT ENERGY ALLIANCE• Questions?• Next Steps? A collaboration between The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, Nonprofit Montgomery, the Nonprofit Roundtable and the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection
  14. 14. NEXT STEPS• Celebrate Earth Day by Going Green and joining the Nonprofit Energy Alliance• Create a simple green policy for your organization• Learn about other cost saving and energy efficient programs for nonprofits at https://cienergyefficien cy.pepco.com/NonProfit s.aspx A collaboration between The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, Nonprofit Montgomery, the Nonprofit Roundtable and the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection
  15. 15. NONPROFIT ENERGY ALLIANCE Thank You!A collaboration between The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, Nonprofit Montgomery, the Nonprofit Roundtable and the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection

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