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North Dakota Department of Commerce

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North Dakota Department of Commerce

  1. 1. “We lead North Dakota’s efforts to attract, retain and expand wealth.”
  2. 2. Renewable Energy Outlook Ports to Plains Conference 10 September 2010 Presenter: Mike Fladeland North Dakota Department of Commerce Manager of Energy Business Development
  3. 3. Overview 1. Renewable Energy, definition and types gy yp 2. Current state of Renewable Energy 3. 3 Renewable Energy outlook 4. Transportation
  4. 4. Definition of Renewable Energy gy • Replenished naturally. • Gathered from sunlight directly or indirectly. • Acquired via natural movement in the environment. • Doesn’t use non-renewable fossil fuels. • Doesn’t produce non-natural waste. p • Is environmentally friendly.
  5. 5. Types of Renewable Energy yp gy Hydropower Hydrogen Geothermal Biomass Wind Solar power
  6. 6. New and Emerging Technologies g g g • Cellulosic Technology • Nanotechnology thin film solar panels thin-film
  7. 7. Cost of Energy Production
  8. 8. Distribution of Renewable Energy, U.S.
  9. 9. Supply Source and Demand Sectors S t
  10. 10. Elements of Wind Energy Projects (100 M ) Mw) • Capital cost: $200 million ( p (minimum) ) • Wind studies (1-2 years) • Transmission • Market
  11. 11. U.S. Wind Resources
  12. 12. Wind Power Capacities by State, p y , April 09 April 10 Extra Mw Change % Texas 7,314 9,410 2,096 29% North  Dakota 714 1,203 489 68% Oklahoma 708 1,130 422 60% Kansas K 815 1,014 1 014 199 24% South Dakota 187 313 126 67% Nebraska 73 152 79 108% United States 25,388 35,161 9,773 38% Canada 2,369 3,319 950 40% Total 27,757 38,480 10,723 39% World 120,645 120 645 159,241 159 241 38,596 38 596 32%
  13. 13. Biomass • Alcohol fuels—ethanol, biodiesel, and green g Diesel • Garbage • Landfill Gas •W d Wood • Waste
  14. 14. Renewable Energy Outlook gy • SWAG • Policy makers • Experts • Combination of all—multitude of variables
  15. 15. Crystal Ball
  16. 16. United States Department of Agriculture Alternative Energy Programs President Obama’s Commitment to  Renewable Energy: “In order to put people back to  work today, and reduce our  United States Department of dependence on foreign oil  Agriculture Alternative Energy Programs tomorrow, we will double  renewable energy production.” “USDA is working to expand  energy opportunities by  producing alternative forms of  energy and fuel, and to ensure  that we are doing the research  g necessary to allow agriculture to  transition away from its rather  significant dependence on fossil  fuels.” Tom Vilsack Tom Vilsack Agriculture Secretary
  17. 17. Congress Takes Another Piece out of Renewable Energy Loan Funding Congress T k A th Pi C Takes Another Piece out of Renewable Energy Loan Funding Wind Energy Weekly (AWEA) August 2010 g
  18. 18. Nebraska Gov. touts state to wind firms LINCOLN — Two of the nation’s largest wind-energy developers said ……. that Nebraska could jump-start jump start the lagging development of wind here with one simple yet controversial step — adopt a renewable energy standard, require standard to req ire the use of “green” energ se energy. By Paul Hammel WORLD HERALD WORLD-HERALD BUREAU
  19. 19. Renewable Power Standards
  20. 20. U.S. Energy consumption by Fuel, 2008-2035 2008 2035
  21. 21. “Wind d l “Wi d and solar power could ld become the world’s main sources of energy.” Walter Kohn Ph D Kohn, Ph.D., Nobel-prize winning scientist
  22. 22. Cost of Energy Production
  23. 23. Renewable Energy and Transportation T t ti
  24. 24. Modern Version -- Biomass
  25. 25. Modern Version -- Wind
  26. 26. Wind Power and Transportation
  27. 27. Wind Power and Transportation p Associated Truck  Equipment Pounds (000) Pounds (000) LxWxH (ft.) Loads Nacelle 150‐250 121x13x15 1 to 2 19‐axle  Blades 26‐50 170x9x15 2‐3 Specialized Trailers Tower 84‐232 177x15x15 One Schnabel Trailer
  28. 28. Wind Power and Transportation p Totals: 766,650 to 1,349,532 Pounds 8 0 e tted a d esco ted oads 8-10 Permitted and escorted loads 5 Legal loads 13 to 15 Total truck loads per wind tower
  29. 29. Ethanol and Transportation
  30. 30. Contact Information Mike Fladeland www.ndcommerce.com Business Hotline: 1 866 4Dakota 1-866-4Dakota 701-328-5300

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