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1 Mid-Columbia Energy Initiative Introduction to the Energy & Technology Park January 2013 Concepts within this presentation are not DOE-sponsored proposals

2 T HE T RI -C ITIES The Tri-Cities is poised to become the energy capital of the NW

3 M ID -C OLUMBIA E NERGY I NITIATIVE MISSION: Promote the growth of energy jobs in the Tri-Cities 75 energy companies 40% of the state of Washingtons electricity within 100 miles 5% of nations electricity is supplied by fuel produced by AREVA 250,000 population with skilled workforce VISION: Transform the Tri-Cities into the undisputed leader in providing sustainable energy solutions. KEY ENABLER: A Energy Technology Park is envisioned as the primary mechanism by which this transformation will be initiated The Clean Energy Technology Park will be the first step in achieving the Vision

4 E NERGY T ECHNOLOGY P ARK C ONCEPT A land transfer from the DOE of 1,641 acres from the existing Hanford Site TRIDEC expects to receive the land in 2014, subject to the outcome of NEPA review & decision by DOE Initial planning for the Park allocates 150 acres for natural gas or other transportation refuel stations 150 acres for advanced biofuel/bioproducts/energy production 150 acres signature/anchor tenant campus or joint research facilities 900 acres for clean manufacturing facility 300 acres for Energy Northwest renewable energy project when economically viable The Energy Technology Park concept includes projects from green manufacturing to solar energy production

5 C LEAN E NERGY T ECHNOLOGY P ARK V ISION VISION: The Energy Technology Park is a key component of a broader Tri-Cities vision that leverages our science and technology base building a robust clean-energy economy. The Energy Technology Park will focus on: Fostering development and deployment of new energy technologies, Utilization of the skilled labor and infrastructure already in place Leveraging the unique R&D resources of PNNL, WSU/TC- BSEL, NUTEC and TCRD, IPZ Build upon existing sources of sustainable power, training and education. The Energy Technology Park promotes a regional and national clean energy economy

6 M ASTER P LAN O VERLAY N OT TO SCALE The requested land lies close to stakeholders and infrastructure * Subject to NEPA review & DOE approval Hanford and the Tri-Cities 1,341 Acres – Energy Park 300 Acres – Renewable Facility* AREVA DOE Port of Benton City of Richland WSU Concepts on this slide are not DOE-sponsored proposals 6

7 M ASTER P LAN O VERLAY Phase One features two distinct parcels showcasing renewable energy production and technology development * Subject to NEPA review & DOE approval and only when economically viable 300 Acres Potential Energy Northwest Solar Project* 1,341 Acres Energy Park

8 P OTENTIAL T ENANTS AND E CONOMIC I MPACT The first phase of the Energy Technology Park could employ approximately 1500 people Manufacturing

9 N EXT S TEPS Finalize initial land transfer request for 1,641 acres and Complete the master plan to fully market this opportunity nationally and internationally Secure development and demonstration funding Identification of additional phases of land conveyance to support large scale research facilities and energy demonstrations

10 C ONCLUSIONS The Tri-Cities is an energy technology hub for the nation MCEI energy technologies will have economic, social and environmental benefits to state, country and world. National and State energy policy must continue to support deployment of new energy technologies

11 Q UESTIONS ? Thank you and for more information Mid Columbia Energy Initiative

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13 Energy Mix: A unique combination of sustainable power sources are produced in the region, helping to close the carbon loophole, including: Wind Solar Nuclear Hydroelectric Bio-Fuels Workforce: The area boasts a skilled, specialized workforce that is highly educated, well-established and demonstrates expertise in all aspects of the energy sector B ENEFITS TO P OTENTIAL T ENANTS The Tri-Cities region and the land transfer area are unique

14 Community: A positive and supportive community environment exists in the region for all energy projects Weather: A dry land area located in southeastern Washington, averaging only eight to nine inches of precipitation per year. With about 300 days of sun a year, the ample sunshine is an attractive feature to the region B ENEFITS TO P OTENTIAL T ENANTS The Tri-Cities region is a great place to live!

15 B ENEFITS TO P OTENTIAL T ENANTS Regional Accolades: Richland 2nd Greatest City to Raise Your Kids Kiplinger "10 Great Cities to Raise Your Kids 11th Geekiest City in the U.S. FORBES 2011 "Top 20 Geekiest Cities Based on the percentage of workers with jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. No. 17 "2011 Best Small Cities for Job Growth" in the U.S. New Geography All Cities Rankings July 2011 Ranked Amongst Top 50 in "100 Leading Locations for 2011" Area Development Site & Facility Planning, Spring No. 1 for Job Growth Garner Economics Reports on Year-Over-Year Job Growth, November 2010 The value of the region is consistently recognized by national publications

16 B ENEFITS TO P OTENTIAL T ENANTS The Energy Technology Park also offers: Adjacency to existing energy operations including DOE, EN, AREVA, BPA, PNNL, WSU each with major facilities. Fire & emergency response capability nearby Rail, interstate, waterway and air cargo regional access Telecommunications grid access Adjudicated water availability Natural gas accessibility with plans for future expansion One of best sites on BPA system to serve a large electrical load of 250 MW or higher Lower operating cost, specifically land and electric utility Local infrastructure is ideally suited for a project of this nature

17 B ENEFITS TO P OTENTIAL T ENANTS Phase I of 4 Three 150 acre sites One 900 acre mega site One 300 acre energy project The first phase of the Clean Energy Technology Park is supported by a mature infrastructure Gary to revise this slide as ordered by Diahann.

18 Green Manufacturing Electric/Natural Gas/ Hydrogen Refueling Biofuel/Bioproducts/Energy Production Facility Anchor Corporate HQ Campus/Joint Research Facilities Energy Storage / Hydrogen Production Commercialization Park N OT TO SCALE The Clean Energy Technology Park will make the Northwest the hub for research and deployment of renewable technologies - Subject to NEPA review & DOE approvals M ASTER P LAN O VERLAY

19 E NERGY T ECHNOLOGY P ARK M ISSION Re-purpose former Hanford Site land with maximum value for the community, state and nation Facilitate long-term, systematic replacement of regional support derived from Hanford funding Promote sustainable economic development engine growth Create a focused energy technology cluster with a synergistic value proposition Leverage existing green energy resources (power, workforce, R&D, infrastructure) Exploit existing affordable renewable power for use by energy-intensive tenants The Clean Energy Technology Parks Mission is consistent with MCEIs : Regional Economic Development


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