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Energy Choices for Minneapolis

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A once-in-a-generation opportunity to take charge of our energy future in Minneapolis.

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Energy Choices for Minneapolis

  1. 1. Minneapolis Energy Options Photo credit: John Farrell
  2. 2. Energy can make us feel powerless
  3. 3. Energy can make us feel powerless
  4. 4. Others are in control
  5. 5. $0.11 ates g R $0.08 Ris in We facerising costs $0.06 $0.03 $0 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 Residential revenue per kWh (Xcel 10-K)
  6. 6. 450$m il l io n Most of what we spend every year on electricity and gas leaves town
  7. 7. 4.2 billion kilowatt-hours0% And little of our clean energy comes <1% from local sources
  8. 8. But we’re at a crossroads
  9. 9. The city’s contract with our energy companies is up for renewal“Franchise” provides $23 million to general fund out of $450 million per year in energy sales
  10. 10. For the first time in 20 years
  11. 11. Other communities have chosen a cleaner future
  12. 12. High Stakes$1.00 Fal$0.75 l in g Pr ice$0.50 s$0.25 Cost per kilowatt-hour (kWh) $0 1992 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 A lot changes in 20 years
  13. 13. High Stakes Absentee 3.4x Local (max)Economic Impact of Energy OwnershipThere’s a huge opportunity to keep energy dollars local
  14. 14. Campaign Goals•Clean energy•Reliable energy•Affordable energy•Local energy
  15. 15. CoalitionProspect Park
  16. 16. What are the options? Renew (status quo) Negotiate Do it ourselves
  17. 17. What if? Renew (status quo) Negotiate✔ Do it ourselves Gas & Electric?
  18. 18. Municipal utility Sacramento, CA -90% greenhouse gas emissions 2005 2020 2035 2050 SMUD serves 2x more customers than Minneapolishttp://www.flickr.com/photos/albaum/2570901839/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  19. 19. Municipal utility Sacramento, CA 100 MW of solar Minneapolis has 1 MWhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/albaum/2570901839/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  20. 20. Municipal utility Sacramento, CA Minneapolis has 0 MW 230 MW of windhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/mwestcalifornia/218854880/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  21. 21. Reliable Energy What kind of utility is more reliable, on average? A.Investor-owned B.Municipal C.About the same
  22. 22. Reliable Energy Public Year IOU What kind of utility is Power more reliable, on average? 1997 132 65 A.Investor-owned 1999 191 65 B.Municipal 2000 125 43 C.About the sameaverage outage minutes, lower is better
  23. 23. Reliable Energy Austin 1 in 7 Los Angeles Moorhead, MN AmericansRochester, MN San Antonio get electricity from a municipal utility
  24. 24. Affordable Energy Bond rating AAA v. BBB+This means the city borrows money for less interest
  25. 25. Affordable EnergyMunicipal utilities have: •No taxes •No shareholders •Low overhead •Common interest
  26. 26. Happy Energy 100 88% Customer 75 Satisfaction 50 25 0 Water and Trash/Recycling
  27. 27. Gas & Electric?
  28. 28. Maybe not.Gas & Electric?
  29. 29. But we can’t do this Renew (status quo) Negotiate Do it ourselves
  30. 30. Without an option for this Renew (status quo) Negotiate Do it ourselves Gas & Electric?
  31. 31. We needA ballot measure authorizing amunicipal utility With strong requirements for: •Clean energy •Reliable energy •Affordable energy •Local energy
  32. 32. Because that gives the city LEVERAGE
  33. 33. It Gives Us a Chance For• Simple, on-bill financing for energy• Intensive neighborhood efficiency retrofits• More local clean energy production
  34. 34. And it gives us a choice ? Renew (status quo) ? Negotiate ? Do it ourselves Gas & Electric?
  35. 35. Choose Now Renew (status quo) Sign up here:http://minneapolisenergyoptions.org/join-us/ Negotiate Municipalize
  36. 36. MinneapolisEnergyOptions.org

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