- Oct 6 Energy Topic Sessions 1pm and 7:15pm Zoom Link
- Oct 6 Energy Session RII Background Slides on MN Cities’ Progress
- Oct 6 High Impact City Energy Actions
- Oct 6 Energy Session Jam Board Link
Action 20. Continually increase City use of renewable energy GSC BP#15.2
Action 21. Adopt City purchasing policy that prioritizes energy-efficient, low-impact products and services GSC BP#15
Action 22. Certify as a solar-ready community GSC BP#26.7 MN Sol Smart Cities Guide
Action 23. Adopt a PACE resolution to facilitate commercial/industrial EE/RE financing GSC BP#26.3 MinnPace
Action 24. If a Muni, adopt accelerating targets for RE generation/purchases I.E.: Rochester Public Utilities Goals
Action 25. Support municipal, residential & commercial solar installation (community solar, solar group buys, solar feasibility studies) GSC BP#26 Promote resident/business purchases of clean energy GSC BP#26.2
Action 26. Cities, county, community & utility representatives meeting to plan ways to meet local 100% renewable energy access goals & produce renewable natural gas (anaerobic digestion, methane capture) Resources: Partners in Energy Partnership on Waste & Energy|Hennepin |Ramsey|Washington , Minneapolis Clean Energy Partnership
- City of Minneapolis process to secure 100% clean energy city wide by 2030 http://www.minneapolismn.gov/sustainability/buildings-energy/WCMSP-210721
ENERGY SUPPLY – Overview
- Now – Electricity generation GHG emissions in MN have decreased by 29% since 2005 staying on track to meet Next Generation Energy Act Goals. MN Dept. of Commerce 2021 Report Xcel Energy’s Updated IRP includes plans to become carbon-free.
- Goal – Cut carbon pollution from electricity generation, transmission & use 50% by 2030 & become net zero by 2050 while growing clean electricity supply as we electrify buildings and transportation.
- How – Increase grid scale solar, wind & storage. Distributed solar. City procurement. Community solar. Energy efficiency. Low carbon heating. Upgrading electric grid. MN Climate Action Framework.
- New Opportunities – Wind & Solar Federal tax credits extended through 2030. New Federal IRA’22 opportunities for tribal communities & rural electric coops. Energy Storage, Smart Grid & Meters, Demand Response, Time of Use Pricing, Micro Grids.
- Co-Benefits – Reduced cost & air pollution. Grid resilience. Local Economic development. Electrifying buildings and transportation expands electricity sales and spreads out grid improvement costs.
Local Planning Handbook www.metrocouncil.org/Handbook/Plan-Elements/Resilience.aspx
ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF ENERGY PLANNING
Brian Ross, Great Plains Institute, Energy Planning Presentation
LoGoPEP Energy Planning Resources www.regionalindicatorsmn.com/energy-planning
- An energy planning guide and workbook for use in the 2040 comprehensive planning process;
- An example analysis of energy existing conditions documenting a city’s energy use profile and available energy resources;
- Example local government energy goals;
- A solar energy calculator to assist in setting solar energy development goals;
- A wedge diagram tool for energy and greenhouse gas reduction planning with an associated menu of feasible city actions
- Watch the LoGoPEP Webinar: “Tools for Local Government Energy Champions“. Click here to watch the webinar. Here to see the slides of the webinar.
- LogoPEP, Energy Planning Workbook energyplanningworkbook_may2017 (1)
- Met Council Solar Planning Guide Factsheet-Planning-for-Solar
- Example CO2 reduction strategies (Alliance & Blue Dot) Emission Reduction Example Measures 060817
- MET COUNCIL Workshop Planning for Solar Energy Systems in our Communities