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1 SOUTHEAST ENERGY EFFICIENCY ALLIANCE Clean Energy Greenville, SC May 29, 2009

2 Who is SEEA? The Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance builds regional partnerships to promote and achieve energy efficiency for a cleaner environment, a more prosperous economy, and a higher quality of life. Covering 11 southeastern states 71 million residents

3 SEEA Participants State, federal & local governments, electric and natural gas utilities, businesses (energy users and efficiency suppliers), and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) (environment, low income housing, etc.).

4 Why SEEA? Electric energy efficiency spending per capita in the Southeast is just one-fifth the national average. The Southeast region has the lowest levels in the nation for ENERGY STAR market penetration.

5 100 Quads Total Building Sector: Energy Profile

6 ~$75 Billion Potential for EE

7 ARRA $787 Billion Total ~$20 billion primarily for energy efficiency $3.1 State Energy Program (SEP) $3.2 EE Conservation Block Grants $4.5 Green Federal Buildings $0.3 ENERGY STAR appliance rebate $5 Weatherization (WAP) $1.2 undesignated funding for RDD&D In addition: transit, smart grid, ARPA-E, utility infrastructure, school/university facilities, workforce, tax incentives, bonding authority, loan guarantees

8 $3.1 Billion SEP Rules set by Energy Policy and Conservation Act Awarded to States via formula 1/3 divided equally 1/3 divided based on population 1/3 based on energy consumption Language in ARRA 2009 also says: Governor of State must assure DOE that: He/She has received assurances from state regulatory authority that they will seek or implement rate regulatory measures that align utility rates with cost effective energy efficiency Implement building codes on both residential (2009 IECC) and commercial codes (ASHREA ) Plan to achieve codes compliance by 90% in 8 years South Carolina Numbers: 2007 Allocation = $463, Allocation = $50,000,000

9 $3.2 Billion Block Grants Rules set by Energy Independence & Security Act 2007 $2.8 billion available via formula: To maximize benefits to local and regional communities Reduce total energy use in transportation, buildings; and other sector Money to go to local governments who are to coordinate with surroundings areas- 68% to local governments 28% to States 2% to Indian Tribes $400 Million: Awarded through competitive process Who can apply: Local governments otherwise not applicable; and consortia of local governments Priority given to: Localities in States with population under 2 million Localities that plan to carry out significant EE improvements or reductions of fossil fuel use Maximize benefits to local and regional communities

10 SC Block Grant Allocations City Allocations South Carolina State Energy Office $9,593,500 Charleston City $1,138,700 Columbia City $1,424,100 Goose Creek City $153,600 Greenville City $743,400 Mount Pleasant City $593,700 North Charleston City $978,500 Rock Hill City $630,600 Spartanburg City $192,900 Summerville City $185,600 Sumter City $179,400 County Allocations Aiken County $646,100 Anderson County $751,200 Beaufort County $636,000 Florence County $572,300 Greenville County $3,435,400 Horry County $2,400,800 Lexington County $2,268,600 Richland County $2,116,800 Spartanburg County $2,221,800 York County $586,200

11 $5 Billion to Weatherization South Carolina Numbers Funding Year Homes $1.5M $58M ,692 What is weatherization? Energy Audits Insulation Blower Door Testing Air Sealing Windows Heaters Water Heaters Air Conditioners Appliances Weather striping

12 SC Clean Green Investment Incentives Program The S.C. Department of Commerce and the S.C. Energy Office (SCEO) are partnering on a grant program as part of the stimulus funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act allocated to the SCEO. The total grant funding available will be $3 million and will be open to the manufacturing and industrial sector for projects relating to energy efficiency and recycling. Grant guidelines are being finalized and more details will be available at the end of May.

13 Other EE $400 Million of ARPA-E Low Income Assistance $250 Million for green retrofit assistance $1 Billion for public housing capital fund $1 Billion for community development fund Federal Buildings DOD O&M $4.5 Billion for greening GSA Facilities

14 Renewable Technologies Temporary loan guarantee $6 Billion provided to support up to $60 Billion for biofuel projects and renewable technologies $2.5 Billion for applied research, development, demonstration, and deployment $800 Million biomass projects $400 million geothermal projects $50 million information and communications technologies $1.25 billion - other Military R&D $300 million EE and RE

15 Transmission and Smart Grid $4.5 Billion to support transmission and smart grid $100 Million for worker training $80 Million for DOE analysis of future transmission needs $10 Million for Smart Grid interoperability framework Process DOE issued a NOI on March 2nd DOE will issue funding opportunity announcement this month for : Regional Smart Grid demos; Utility scale energy storage demos; and Synchrophaser demos Grant recipients to receive no more than 50% of costs $50 million information and communications technologies $1.25 billion - other Other Support Temporary loan guarantee- up to $60 Billion

16 Tax Credits and Bonds Clean Renewable Energy Bonds (CREBs) $1.6 Billion for tax credit bonds Credit percent is set by IRS Limitation: 1/3 (Public Power); 1/3 (Government); and 1/3 (Coops) Can be issued by : Public Power Companies Cooperatives Government bodies Clean renewable energy bond lenders Not for profit electric utilities with loans outstanding with RUS Bond proceeds must be used to finance the following facilities: Wind Open and Closed loop biomass Geothermal Solar Small irrigation Landfill gas Waste to energy Qualified hydropower

17 Tax Credits and Bonds In Lieu of Tax Credit Secretary of Treasury will make grants equal to 30% for project costs Wind, Geothermal, Biomass, Hydro, MSW, Fuel Cells, Microturbines, Small Wind, and CHP Investment Tax Credits 30% of project cost for Solar, Geothermal, Fuel Cells, Microturbines, Small Wind, and CHP Removes $4K cap for small wind Production Tax Credits Extended until 2012 for Wind Extended until 2013 for Geothermal, Biomass, Hydro, and Solar Residential EE Extends until 2010 Aggregates to 30% or $1500 Eliminates caps for solar thermal, wind, and geothermal and provides a 30% credit

18 Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds Are Expanded Recovery Act authorizes the issuance of an additional $2.4 billion of qualified energy conservation bonds, for a total national limitation of $3.2 billion. To reduce carbon footprint and other qualified conservation purposes, Implement green community programs Rural development of renewable electricity (PTC) Technology to reduce energy use Green building technology Others 18

19 Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds A qualified energy conservation bond is any bond issued as part of an issue that meets the qualified tax credit bond requirements (expenditures, reporting, arbitrage, maturity, and financial conflicts of interest) if: 100% of the issue's available project proceeds are to be used for one or more qualified conservation purposes (defined in the next few slides); the bond is issued by a state or local government; and the issuer designates the bond as a qualified energy conservation bond. 19

20 Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds Qualified Conservation Purpose: (A)Capital expenditures for: (1) reducing energy consumption in publicly owned buildings by at least 20%; (2) implementing green community programs; (3) rural development involving the production of electricity from renewable energy resources; or (4) any qualified Sec. 45 PTC facility (except coal) without regard to any placed in service date. 20

21 Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds Qualified Conservation Purpose: (B) Expenditures with respect to research facilities and research grants that support research in: (1) the development of cellulosic ethanol or other nonfossil fuels; (2) technologies for the capture and sequestration of carbon dioxide produced through the use of fossil fuels; (3) increasing the efficiency of existing technologies for producing nonfossil fuels; (4) automobile battery technologies and other technologies to reduce fossil fuel consumption in transportation; or (5) technologies to reduce energy use in buildings. 21

22 Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds Additional Qualified Conservation Purposes: (C) Mass commuting facilities that reduce the consumption of energy, including reducing pollution from vehicles used for mass commuting. 22

23 Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds More Qualified Conservation Purposes: (D) Demonstration projects designed to promote the commercialization of: (1) green building technology; (2) conversion of agricultural waste for use in the production of fuel or otherwise; (3) advanced battery manufacturing technologies; (4) technologies to reduce peak use of electricity; or (5) technologies for the capture and sequestration of carbon dioxide emitted from combusting fossil fuels in order to produce electricity. 23

24 Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds Other Qualified Conservation Purpose: (E) Public education campaigns to promote energy efficiency. Courtesy of the Reznick Group (Slides

25 Germany and Green Germany Created Jobs by Going Green 250,000 Jobs created in renewable energy including 50,000 wind power jobs in the last 5 years. What were the drives? Incentives, tickets for polluting cars, competitions, education, and training. Green jobs creation program costs the average German family $38 per year. The country leads Europe in developing and exporting green technology generating $240 billion in annual revenue.

26 Macroeconomic of Florida's Energy and Climate Change Action Plan Implementation of 28 climate, energy and economic policy recommendations would result in the following outcomes between 2009 and 2025: 148,000 net job gains, beginning immediately. $38 billion net cumulative increase in Gross State Product (in Year 2000 dollars). $28 billion net economic savings, primarily from new energy efficiency actions. Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions to 20 percent below 1990 levels by 2020, equal to 1.9 billion tons of greenhouse gas emissions. Net savings of 53.5 billion gallons of petroleum, million short tons of coal, and 6.4 billion cubic feet of natural gas.

27 Contact Ben Taube Executive Director Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance Atlanta, GA Phone: Website:

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