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          EECBG for Small Communities

                                Kif Scheuer
                       Strategic Energy Innovations
                       CEC EECBG Funding Allocation
                       ($49.6 million)
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                       • At least $29.8 million will be passed through
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                         to cities/counties not receiving a direct
                         EECBG allocation from U.S. DOE
                            • Cities with populations < 35,000
                            • Counties with unincorporated populations
                          < 200,000
                       • Remaining $19.6 million used at discretion
                         of California Energy Commission
                       • Guidelines reopened 09/22
                       EECBG Requirements
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                       • Accountability & Transparency
                       • Prevailing wage must be paid
                       • “Buy American” when possible
                       • Strict reporting requirements; records available for
                         Inspector General
                       • Funding prohibitions: gambling establishments,
                         aquariums, zoos, golf courses or swimming pools
                       • Recipients must:
                           – Have Dunn & Bradstreet (DUNS) number
                           – Register with Central Contract Registration (CCR)
                           – Comply with the Single Audit Act requirements, filing with
                             State Comptroller
                       Multiple-Agency Reporting Requirements
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                       • U.S. Department of Energy
                          – Report elements
                               • Amount spent on activities
                               • Project completion status
                               • Jobs created or retained
                          –   No waivers for reporting
                          –   Reporting due 10 days after each quarter’s end
                          –   Collected on
                          –   Most records must be retained for 3 years
                       • U.S. Office of Management & Budget
                          – Additional form likely
                               • Federal Financial Report
                               • Performance Progress Reports – Benchmarks, Program
                                 Management, Performance narrative
                          – Possible single audit
                       • California Energy Commission
                          – Details not yet known
                       Energy Commission Program Design
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                       • Allocations based on formula
                          – $5.00 per capita
                          – Unemployment “adder” based on county figures
                       • Minimum allocations
                          – $25,000 for cities
                          – $50,000 for counties
                       • Requires cost-effective energy efficiency
                          – Minimum 10 million source Btu’s per year for
                            each $1000 spent
                       • Feasibility study required to verify energy
                       • Allows for energy efficiency projects, direct
                         equipment purchases, municipal financing
                       Project Approach
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                       • Implement a cost-effective energy efficiency
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                          – Have to provide sufficient information to
                            determine cost-effectiveness
                       • More open-ended project options
                       Project Approach Cost Effectiveness
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                       • Based on award dollars only
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                          – Energy savings from loans, incentives and other
                            leverage funds count towards CE, $ does not.
                       • Based on total application CE
                          – Can combine projects
                       • Includes all admin and other costs
                          – Still has to be CE, but can cover your costs.
                       Project Approach Feasibility Studies
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                       • A description of the proposed energy
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                         efficiency projects
                       • Baseline energy use for the affected
                       • All calculations and assumptions.
                       • A proposed budget detailing all project cost.
                       • A proposed schedule for implementation of
                         the projects.
                       • Each applicant must “certify that they are
                         the most cost-effective energy efficiency
                         project opportunities.”
                       Direct Purchase Approach
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                       • Make a direct purchase of energy efficiency
                         equipment, preselected by the Energy
                          – deemed to be cost effective for the purposes of
                            these Guidelines.
                       • Provide material/equipment and installation
                         cost estimates.
                          – Installation costs that exceed 50% of the total costs
                            for any direct equipment purchases will require
                            additional justification as described in the solicitation
                       • may also take advantage of bulk purchase
                         discounts if available, or be a direct purchase
                         from a local distributor/vendor.
                       Direct Purchase Approach Equipment
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                            – All 28-watt T8 Fluorescent lamps replacing all T12 Fluorescent Lamps.
                            – All 28-watt T8 Fluorescent Lamps replacing older 32-watt T8 Fluorescent
                              Lamps. A minimum 2,000 hours of operation annually is required. Proration of
                              grant allocation is allowed for operation less than the minimum.
                            – All Instant Start Electronic Ballasts replacing older Magnetic Ballasts.
                            – LED traffic signals, and LED pedestrian signal modules.
                            – LED or Induction Lamps and controls for all exterior applications including
                              street lighting, walk-way lighting, parking lot and parking garage lighting.
                            – LED exit signs replacing either fluorescent or incandescent exit signs
                            – Dual technology occupancy sensors (ultrasonic and passive infrared) for all
                              intermittently occupied spaces.
                       •   Electrical/ Mechanical:
                            – NEMA approved Premium efficiency motors: Not to exceed $100/ HP
                              including labor and material costs.
                            – Variable Frequency Drives (VFD) for all motors, fans and pumps: Not to
                              exceed $300/ HP including labor and material costs.:
                            – High Efficiency HVAC system replacement: Not to exceed $1000/ Ton
                              including labor and material costs.
                            – Condensing boiler or furnace: Not to exceed $2,500/ one million Btu
                              including labor and material costs.
                            – Vending Machines controller
                            – Programmable thermostats
                       Municipal Financing Approach
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                       • An applicant may collaborate with large
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                         jurisdictions in a municipal financing program
                          – Provides a resolution, stating its intent to use its
                            grant for this purpose, and stating that this use of the
                            funds will provide cost effective energy efficiency
                          – Files a statement explaining the basis of its cost
                            effectiveness determination
                          – The large jurisdiction, provides a resolution, stating
                            that the two jurisdictions agree that the grant funds
                            will be used to participate in the municipal financing
                          – The small jurisdiction provides a statement of work,
                            detailing how the funds will be used and the
                            anticipated schedule for expenses.
                       Getting Ready
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                       • Identify projects
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                          – Ask for utility or CEC assessments
                       • Get bids
                          – Where possible
                          – Ask for CEC help if costs are hard to determine
                       • CEC has indicated that if there are some
                         adjustments after award, but the projects
                         remain cost effective, there may be some
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                       •   09/16/09 – Initial guidelines adopted
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                       •   09/22/09 – Guidelines reopened
                       •   10/01/09 – Comments due
                       •   10/07/09 – Final guidelines adopted?
                       •   10/??/09 – Solicitation package available
                       •   01/??/10 – All applications due
                       •   09/13/12 – All funds disbursed
                       Written Comments
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                       • Due by 5 p.m. on October 1, 2009.
                         – Include docket number 09-OII-1 and indicate Order
                           Instituting Informational Proceeding – American
                           Recovery and Reinvestment Act in the subject line
                           or first paragraph of your comments.
                         – Hand-deliver or mail:
                            • California Energy Commission Dockets Office
                            • MS-4Re: Docket No. 09-OII-1
                            • 1516 Ninth Street Sacramento, CA 95814-5512
                         – Email
                            • include your name or organization in the name of the file.
                            • provide them in either Microsoft Word format or as a
                              Portable Document File (PDF
                            • One paper copy must also be sent to the Energy
                              Commission’s Docket Office.
                       Assessment Help
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                       • CEC
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                          – Register online
                          – Email
                             • Indicate that this is a request for technical assistance
                       • PG&E
                          – Municipal Implementation Team
                          – SmartLights
                       CEC Competitive EECBG program
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                       • Up to 40% of CEC’s allocation
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                       • Potentially for partnerships of local
                         governments regardless of size or receipt of
                         another EECBG grant.
                       • “Receiving a formula-based EECBG grant
                         will not affect eligibility to compete in a
                         Competitive Grant Program. These
                         program options are considered
                         independent funding opportunities.”
                       Possible Leverage Funds
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                       • Energy Efficiency Loan Program Funding
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                       • ARRA State Energy Program Funding
                       • Leveraging ARRA Funding
                          – Utility rebates and incentives can be researched
                            at or by calling the
                            local electric, gas and water utilities.
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          State Energy Program

                            Municipal Financing Program (AB 811)
                             Residential Building Retrofit Program
                         Municipal and Commercial Building Retrofits
                       Low-Interest Energy Efficiency Financing Program
                       SEP Overview
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                       • $226 m to CEC
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                       • $95 m of this for
                          – Municipal Financing (AB811
                          – Residential Retrofits
                          – Municipal and Commercial Retrofits
                       • Expected due date for applications
                         November 5th
                       AB 811 Programs
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                           Financing Plan
                       •   Use of SEP Funds
                       •   Eligible Improvements
                       •   Loading order!
                       •   Verification – ratings, audits, and
                       •   Legal Considerations
                       •   Sustainability
                       •   Quality Assurance
                       •   Documented Energy Savings
                       •   Compliance with ARRA requirements
                       Residential Retrofits
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                       • Collaboration – Local governments, community
                         colleges, utilities, public and private energy and
                         building experts, etc.
                       • Three tiers of retrofits
                          – Low cost
                          – Require inspection
                          – HERS II whole house
                       • Focus on
                       • Funding for
                          –   Low-income neighborhood program collaboration
                          –   Workforce training
                          –   Financing
                          –   Verification
                          –   Incentives
                       Commercial/Municipal Retrofits
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                       • Bi-level outdoor lighting, classroom lighting,
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                         office lighting, etc.
                       • Control technologies for kitchen ventilation
                         and HVAC systems
                       • Funding for
                          –   Marketing
                          –   Workforce training
                          –   Volume purchasing
                          –   Incentives
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                       • Energy Conservation Assistance Account
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                         Program (ECAA)
                       • 1-3% loans for local jurisdictions to invest in
                         energy efficiency, save money, reduce
                         GHGs, and create jobs
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                       Date                 Event
                       Oct 1, 2009 (est.)   Solicitation for bids

                       Nov 5, 2009          Proposals due

                       Nov 30, 2009         Winners Announced

                       Dec 1, 2009 – Jan    Awards issued
                       31, 2010
                       Upcoming Pre-bid conference
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                       • Three Pre-Bid Conferences to discuss the
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                         three specific program areas
                       • TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2009
                          –   Beginning at 9 a.m.
                          –   California Energy Commission
                          –   1516 9th Street
                          –   Hearing Room A
                          –   Sacramento, California
                          –   (Wheelchair Accessible)
                          – The Pre-Bid Conferences will be available by remote
                            access over the Internet by WebEx, and instructions
                            will be in each respective solicitation.
                       Recap – Who is lining up for these?
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                           AB 811 Program
                       •   Residential Retrofits
                       •   Commercial/Municipal Retrofits
                       •   ECAA

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