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Community meeting slides 10 dec revised motions 1.0

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Clean Energy for Eternity Community Meeting Bermagui December 10 2017

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Community meeting slides 10 dec revised motions 1.0

  1. 1. 21/12/2017 Powering Bermagui! Community meeting 10 December 2017 Speakers and topics Bill Southwood, CEFE Welcome and introduction Dr Mike Kelly, Federal MP for Eden Monaro The national energy scene and local opportunities John Walters, Ekonomix Solar Affordable renewable electricity today; progress in the Bega Valley Bill Caldicott, CEFE Bermagui Chapter How to analyse your energy use Reducing electricity costs Bill Southwood, CEFE Bermagui Chapter Proposals for domestic installations Suppliers, installers, partners Jo Lewis, CEFE Bermagui Chapter Establishing a community based power company Prospects for a ‘solar garden’ Community Questions, comments, discussion Wrap-up Next steps for Bermagui and the south coast Opportunities for discussions with suppliers Moved and unanimously supported, July 23rd, 2017 The meeting thanks CEFE, its Bermagui group and the speakers for today’s forum. This meeting encourages the steering group to move into the next stage of the cheaper cleaner electricity project, by: • identifying additional expertise needed to move the project forward; • continuing to liaise with business, local government, and non-government agencies; • investigating the possibility of funding to support these activities. We ask that CEFE report back to the community before the end of the year on the feasibility of both small scale and utility scale projects. Federal Electorate of Eden Monaro From Yass to Victoria From Tumbarumba to the coast Bega Valley and Eurobodalla Includes Snowy Mountains hydro And Brown Mountain … … future pumped hydro?
  2. 2. 21/12/2017 Speakers and topics Bill Southwood, CEFE Welcome and introduction Dr Mike Kelly, Federal MP for Eden Monaro The national energy scene and local opportunities John Walters, Ekonomix Solar Affordable renewable electricity today; progress in the Bega Valley Bill Caldicott, CEFE Bermagui Chapter How to analyse your energy use Reducing electricity costs Bill Southwood, CEFE Bermagui Chapter Proposals for domestic installations Suppliers, installers, partners Jo Lewis, CEFE Bermagui Chapter Establishing a community based power company Prospects for a ‘solar garden’ Community Questions, comments, discussion Wrap-up Next steps for Bermagui and the south coast Opportunities for discussions with suppliers Disclaimer CEFE and its Bermagui Chapter are NOT professional advisors, designers or suppliers in the fields of energy efficiency, electricity contracts or solar installation projects. The information given is indicative only and does not constitute ‘advice’. Anybody acting on the material presented here must verify this information. Speakers and topics Bill Southwood, CEFE Welcome and introduction Dr Mike Kelly, Federal MP for Eden Monaro The national energy scene and local opportunities John Walters, Ekonomix Solar Affordable renewable electricity today; progress in the Bega Valley Bill Caldicott, CEFE Bermagui Chapter How to analyse your energy use Reducing electricity costs Bill Southwood, CEFE Bermagui Chapter Proposals for domestic installations Suppliers, installers, partners Jo Lewis, CEFE Bermagui Chapter Establishing a community based power company Prospects for a ‘solar garden’ Community Questions, comments, discussion Wrap-up Next steps for Bermagui and the south coast Opportunities for discussions with suppliers Renewable Energy Options and the BegaValley Community A presentation by John Walters
  3. 3. 21/12/2017 HOW DOES OUR ELECTRICITY GRID WORK? LARGE SCALE POWER GENERATOR ESSENTIAL ENERGY DISTRIBUTION GRID (The Poles & Wires) Residential, Commercial, Rural & Local Government Power Consumers (The Customers) Electricity Retailer POWER FLOW POWER FLOW $$$ FOR USE OF NETWORK $$$ FOR “BULK” POWER $$$ FOR POWER & NETWORK CHARGES PRIVATELY GENERATED POWER FLOW $$$ FOR ENERGY PRIVATELY GENERATED Electricity Wholesaler $$$ FOR WHOLESALE POWER PURCHASED
  4. 4. 21/12/2017 UTILITY SCALE (5 – 10 MW OR LARGER) SOLAR POWER GENERATION, WITH BATTERY STORAGE OPTION COMMERCIAL SCALE (10 – 99KW) SOLAR, WITH BATTERY STORAGE OPTION RESIDENTIAL SCALE (3 – 5KW) SOLAR, WITH BATTERY STORAGE OPTION WHY ARE ELECTRICITY COSTS INCREASING SO RAPIDLY?
  5. 5. 21/12/2017 WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO CONSIDER SOLAR AND OTHER RENEWABLE OPTIONS NOW? STCs end in 2020 • That means residential and small commercial solar will cost a lot more after that time • An increase of around 60% or $3000 for the average residential system (at todays STC prices) •SO IT IS REALLY USE IT OR LOSE IT TIME! Speakers and topics Bill Southwood, CEFE Welcome and introduction Dr Mike Kelly, Federal MP for Eden Monaro The national energy scene and local opportunities John Walters, Ekonomix Solar Affordable renewable electricity today; progress in the Bega Valley Bill Caldicott, CEFE Bermagui Chapter How to analyse your energy use Reducing electricity costs Bill Southwood, CEFE Bermagui Chapter Proposals for domestic installations Suppliers, installers, partners Jo Lewis, CEFE Bermagui Chapter Establishing a community based power company Prospects for a ‘solar garden’ Community Questions, comments, discussion Wrap-up Next steps for Bermagui and the south coast Opportunities for discussions with suppliers
  6. 6. 21/12/2017 Record low solar power pricing 2c/kWh 8c/kWh 2013 2017 DAILY USAGE (kWh)DAILY USAGE (kWh)DAILY USAGE (kWh)DAILY USAGE (kWh) • TARIFF = 28.47 c/kWh (Origin Aug 2017) • Plus SUPPLY CHARGE ($1.41/day) • Plus 10% GST 20 kWh/day REAL COST = 39 c/kWh DAILY SUPPLY CHARGEDAILY SUPPLY CHARGEDAILY SUPPLY CHARGEDAILY SUPPLY CHARGE $1.41 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 20 16 12 8 4 2 C /kWh kWh per DAY
  7. 7. 21/12/2017 COST OF ELECTRICITY (including Supply Charge and GST) c/kWh 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 20 16 12 8 4 kWh per DAY Tariff Supply Charge Total REDUCE YOUR POWER BILLREDUCE YOUR POWER BILLREDUCE YOUR POWER BILLREDUCE YOUR POWER BILL Negotiate a lower tariff Efficiency measures Solar Power +/- Batteries Annual Cost of Electricity $0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 20 16 12 8 4 2 1 0 Usage kWh/Day Tariff = 28.47 c/kWh Less 20% Australian Energy Regulator (AER)
  8. 8. 21/12/2017 REDUCE YOUR POWER BILLREDUCE YOUR POWER BILLREDUCE YOUR POWER BILLREDUCE YOUR POWER BILL Negotiate a lower tariff Efficiency measures Solar Power +/- Batteries ELECTRICITY USAGE (AER) HOT WATER HEAT/COOL TV etc Lights Fridge Cook Standby Office Wash/Dry Other Annual Cost of Electricity $0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 20 16 12 8 4 2 1 0 Usage kWh/Day Tariff = 28.47 c/kWh Less 20% REDUCE YOUR POWER BILLREDUCE YOUR POWER BILLREDUCE YOUR POWER BILLREDUCE YOUR POWER BILL Negotiate a lower tariff Efficiency measures Solar Power +/- Batteries
  9. 9. 21/12/2017 ECONOMICS OF SOLARECONOMICS OF SOLARECONOMICS OF SOLARECONOMICS OF SOLAR • NEW SOLAR 8c/kWh for 25 years • COST (5kW) $5,000 - $6,500 panels Inverter Brackets, wiring etc. Installation and margin LESS federal RECs (about $2,800) ACCREDITATION FOR INSTALLERS SOLAR contd • 5kW panels produce 20kWh/day (approx.) when the sun is shining • What to do with the power? Use it during the day Store it in a battery for later use Export it Daylight uses when the sun is shining Heat water Run appliances Reverse cycle heating / cooling Charge batteries Charge your electric car
  10. 10. 21/12/2017 BATTERIES Store solar power for use when sun not shining or grid goes down TESLA POWERWALL (13.5 kWh) including installation about $13,000 LG CHEM (10kWh) Less than $10,000 EXPORT SOLAR • Sell solar power Into the grid • feed in tariffs of up to 15 to 20 c/kWh • Sell Power directly (no retailer) - using Blockchain i.e., peer to peer trading Speakers and topics Bill Southwood, CEFE Welcome and introduction Dr Mike Kelly, Federal MP for Eden Monaro The national energy scene and local opportunities John Walters, Ekonomix Solar Affordable renewable electricity today; progress in the Bega Valley Bill Caldicott, CEFE Bermagui Chapter How to analyse your energy use Reducing electricity costs Bill Southwood Proposals for domestic installations Suppliers, installers, partners Jo Lewis, CEFE Bermagui Chapter Establishing a community based power company Prospects for a ‘solar garden’ Community Questions, comments, discussion Wrap-up Next steps for Bermagui and the south coast Opportunities for discussions with suppliers
  11. 11. 21/12/2017 Solar panels and invertors with capacities 1.5 to 10 kW Most likely sizes 3 to 5 kW Batteries of appropriate capacity Frames and housings Design, installation and connection Maintenance, support and warranties Proposals for relationship with CEFE Bermagui Request for proposals from solar systems vendors We asked for details and indicative prices for: Eight companies responded: HRES Electrical Four companies provided information indicating that they are in a position to provide services to individual households and businesses in the area: HRES Electrical Key points from each offer: The company Very large Flextronics subsidiary Melbourne based Track record Large and successful bulk buy projects in Victoria Community bulk buy customers very complimentary Responsive Indicative price range, 5kW PV without battery $6,300 - expensive Indicative price range, 5kW with battery $18,800 - expensive
  12. 12. 21/12/2017 Key points from each offer: The company Small to medium sized company Moruya based Systems designer using a range of local Clean Energy Council certified installers Track record Extensive installations including several in the area including Bermagui and Four Winds Would like to discuss partnering with CEFE on medium sized installations that demonstrate a good return on investment Indicative price range, 5kW PV without battery Not provided Indicative price range, 5kW with battery Not provided Key points from each offer: The company Small company, grew in response to demand and now downsized Pambula based Track record Very many solar installations for businesses, councils and domestic customers Contractor for many installations involving CEFE in Bega Valley Capacity relatively limited Responsive Indicative price range, 5kW PV without battery $6,100 Indicative price range, 5kW with battery $12,200 to $15,800 Key points from each offer: The company Small local installer Bermagui based Track record Wide range of customers in Bermagui area Highly committed to renewable energy in the most sustainable way possible Indicative price range, 5kW PV without battery Not provided Indicative price range, 5kW with battery Not provided HRES Electrical We plan to engage three companies in the CEFE Bermagui bulk buy, two in association with one another: in association with
  13. 13. 21/12/2017 Key points from each offer: The company Energy management supplier and project coordinator ACT based, operating throughout eastern Australia Proposing to use Sunny Afternoons and local installers Track record Has established the ‘Canberra Big Battery’, distributed energy storage and despatch when needed by the grid Responsive Indicative price range, 5kW PV without battery $5,500 – for 4 kW PV Indicative price range, 5kW with battery $12,000 to $14,000 – 4kW PV Key points from each offer: The company Medium sized South East NSW based – Illawarra, Eurobodalla, Gippsland Track record Major solar installations for businesses, councils and domestic customers Responsive Indicative price range, 5kW PV without battery $4,700 to $6,800 Indicative price range, 5kW with battery $16,900 to $19,000 Key points from each offer: The company Solar energy supplier with domestic and commercial installations in SA, Qld, NT and Riverina Adelaide headquarters Proposing to use a range of local Clean Energy Council certified installers Will source all materials from L&H Pambula Track record and proposal Extensive installations in the locations above Local representation - Cobargo Supporter of and advisor to CEFE Bermagui Chapter Additional benefits for CEFE Bermagui members Indicative price range, 5kW PV without battery $4,900 to $5,600 Indicative price range, 5kW with battery $11,500 to 14,700 So what to do next? Solar panels and invertors, at competitive prices, offer a good return on investment Batteries should not be dismissed out of hand – they are still expensive but coming down in price CEFE Bermagui is entering into agreements for bulk buy with: • Reposit Power in association with Sunny Afternoons • Ekonomix Other companies who submitted credible bids are available for consultation
  14. 14. 21/12/2017 Speakers and topics Bill Southwood, CEFE Welcome and introduction Dr Mike Kelly, Federal MP for Eden Monaro The national energy scene and local opportunities John Walters, Ekonomix Solar Affordable renewable electricity today; progress in the Bega Valley Bill Caldicott, CEFE Bermagui Chapter How to analyse your energy use Reducing electricity costs Bill Southwood Proposals for domestic installations Suppliers, installers, partners Jo Lewis, CEFE Bermagui Chapter Establishing a community based power company Prospects for a ‘solar garden’ Community Questions, comments, discussion Wrap-up Next steps for Bermagui and the south coast Opportunities for discussions with suppliers Community-owned solar power is widespread across Australia (photo Lismore Workers Club) They allow a community to: • initiate • develop • deliver, and • benefit from renewable energy Options for the wider community Hepburn Wind, Victoria Run as a cooperative Big – two grid scale wind turbines Contribution to the community Paid down debt – will soon pay dividend Solar under the turbines and on roofs Repower Shoalhaven Private company that sets up a Special Purpose Vehicle with 20 investors for each project Repower one on Shoalhaven Heads Bowling Club, $120,000 Community investment 80%
  15. 15. 21/12/2017 Enova – a power retailer with a community arm Started in Byron Bay Electricity retailer Community activities Energy advice volunteers Now working across NSW Enova Social Access Solar Gardens Pingala Young Henry’s brew pub Sydney Cooperative Community investment Speaks for itself Could it work … HERE?
  16. 16. 21/12/2017 Speakers and topics Bill Southwood, CEFE Bermagui Chapter Welcome and introduction Dr Mike Kelly, Federal MP for Eden Monaro The national energy scene and local opportunities John Walters, Ekonomix Solar Affordable renewable electricity today; progress in the Bega Valley Bill Caldicott, CEFE Bermagui Chapter How to analyse your energy use Reducing electricity costs Bill Southwood Proposals for domestic installations Suppliers, installers, partners Jo Lewis, CEFE Establishing a community based power company Prospects for a ‘solar garden’ Community Questions, comments, discussion Wrap-up Next steps for Bermagui and the south coast Opportunities for discussions with suppliers Motion 1 from the floor This meeting asks that CEFE Bermagui continue to develop : • the two bulk-buy options (including holding info sessions) • a clear explanation of how contributions from the bulk buy contractors will support community projects • a volunteer led strategy for helping people to reduce energy consumption in their homes • strategic planning for a 100% renewable future and report back in the first quarter of 2018. Motion 2 from the floor This meeting asks CEFE Bermagui to work with volunteers from the Bermagui and other local communities to assist those who cannot take individual actions. Projects, possibly using the funds raised in the bulk buy, could include: • solar gardens and other potential sources of renewable energy including wind, wave, tidal and biomass generation • peer to peer trading and block chain technologies • another community project, possibly by setting up a co- operative or other form of enterprise. Speakers and topics Bill Southwood, CEFE Bermagui Chapter Welcome and introduction Dr Mike Kelly, Federal MP for Eden Monaro The national energy scene and local opportunities John Walters, Ekonomix Solar Affordable renewable electricity today; progress in the Bega Valley Bill Caldicott, CEFE Bermagui Chapter How to analyse your energy use Reducing electricity costs Bill Southwood Proposals for domestic installations Suppliers, installers, partners Jo Lewis, CEFE Bermagui Chapter Establishing a community based power company Prospects for a ‘solar garden’ Community Questions, comments, discussion Wrap-up Next steps for CEFE Bermagui Opportunities for discussions with suppliers
  17. 17. 21/12/2017 What to do next 1. Become a member of Clean Energy for Eternity • Prue Kelly from CEFE HQ here to sign you up • login at https://cleanenergyforeternity.net.au/ • per annum: $20 individual, $10 concessions, $30 family 2. Subscribe to CEFE Bermagui, $10 per family for 2018: • to cover costs of these meetings, printing, communication • allow volunteers to continue their (unpaid) work • please provide your name, email, phone number and $10, to • volunteers with clipboards … EVERYWHERE 3. Talk to our volunteers, guests and suppliers, particularly those selected for the bulk buy

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