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Minneapolis Energy Options

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A presentation by ILSR Senior Researcher John Farrell on the clean energy options available to Minneapolis as its utility franchise contracts expire.

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Minneapolis Energy Options

  1. 1. Minneapolis Energy Options Photo credit: John Farrell
  2. 2. Quick Poll• What’s the total capacity of wind and solar power in Minneapolis? • 1 kW • 1 MW • 10 MW Tip: peak demand is • 100 MW approx. 800 MW
  3. 3. Quick Poll• What’s the total capacity of wind and solar power in Minneapolis? • 1 kW • 1 MW (solar) • 10 MW Fun fact: Gainesville, FL, has 10 MW and a • 100 MW population 1/3 the size
  4. 4. How Much Clean Energy? 18% 1% 82% 99%RPS Law (2007)
  5. 5. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mncerts/5246823373/
  6. 6. Coalition
  7. 7. Crossroads 18%40% 82% 60%
  8. 8. Now
  9. 9. “Franchise” $23million
  10. 10. “Franchise” 20 years
  11. 11. 450$m il l io n
  12. 12. 4.2 billion kilowatt-hours0% <1%
  13. 13. $0.11 ates g R sin$0.08 Ri$0.06$0.03 $0 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 Residential revenue per kWh (Xcel 10-K)
  14. 14. City ChoicesRenew (status quo)NegotiateMunicipalize
  15. 15. Campaign Goals•Clean energy•Reliable energy•Affordable energy•Local energy
  16. 16. Clean Energy$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
  17. 17. -90% 2005 2020 2035 2050http://www.flickr.com/photos/albaum/2570901839/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  18. 18. 100 MWhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/albaum/2570901839/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  19. 19. 230 MWhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/mwestcalifornia/218854880/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  20. 20. Reliable Energy What kind of utility is more reliable, on average? A.Investor-owned B.Municipal C.About the same
  21. 21. Reliable Energy PublicYear IOU Power Municipals Have Less1997 132 65 Time With Power Out1999 191 65 lower is better2000 125 43
  22. 22. Reliable Energy Austin 1 in 7 Los Angeles Moorhead, MN AmericansRochester, MN San Antonio
  23. 23. Affordable Energy AAA BBB+
  24. 24. Affordable Energy•No taxes•No shareholders•Low overhead•Common interest
  25. 25. Text
  26. 26. 35% renewable Textby 2020
  27. 27. Local EnergyAbsentee 3.4x Local (max) Total Economic Impact Economic Development Impacts of Community Wind Projects: A Review and Empirical Evaluation (NREL)
  28. 28. Gainesville•10 MW•Efficiency: Reducesales by >10% by 2015
  29. 29. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mncerts/7186846019/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  30. 30. Happy Energy 100 88% 75 Customer 50 Satisfaction 25 0 Water and Trash/Recycling
  31. 31. Gas & Electric?
  32. 32. LEVERAGE
  33. 33. Fall 2013 •Clean energy •Reliable energy •Affordable energy •Local energy
  34. 34. Choose Now Renew (status quo) Sign up here:http://minneapolisenergyoptions.org/join-us/ Negotiate Municipalize
  35. 35. Questions?
  36. 36. We need your help• Learn more• Join us• Tell your neighbors• Talk to your city council member
  37. 37. MinneapolisEnergyOptions.org

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