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1 On Tour – Treasure Chest of Energy Savings

2 Annual Meeting Preview - May 1st

3 Energy Efficiency and Conservation Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) OPALCO is a Full Requirements Customer of BPA BPA has been a national leader in EE for over 30 years Energy Efficiency is a Power Resource A MW saved is the equivalent of a MW produced PNW consumers save billions of dollars annually in reducing energy costs Carbon Dioxide emissions were also substantially reduced Along with BPA - OPALCO is a leader in Energy Efficiency BPA funds the majority of OPALCO Energy Efficiency Programs: Energy Smart (Grocery & Retail Stores) Commercial Lighting Appliance Rebates April 1, 2010 BPA introduced new energy efficiency programs for utilities Residential Focus Weatherization Component

4 Education & Outreach Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Workshops Free to Members 2- 4 hours Learn to DIY Home Energy Assessment Professional Energy Auditors Product Vendors (windows, insulation) Free CFLs and Showerheads Community Outreach Road Shows County Fair School Programs Contests,lesson plans Website and Tools Energy Services Blog – Share the Load Energy Efficiency Calculators Home Audit Tools Important Links

5 Energy Audits Home Snapshot Energy Assessment Evaluation of insulation, appliances, lighting, heating system, water heating, windows and doors, lighting Calculate baseline electricity usage Discussion of remedies and rebates Discussion of next steps Install CFLs and showerheads $25 Coming Mid-Summer

6 Energy Audits Detailed Building Performance Institute (BPI) Home Energy Audit Professionally certified audit Whole building, science based Detailed work scope, cost-benefit analysis Heath and safety (ventilation, CAZ* testing) Cost to be determined Coming Mid-Summer *combustion area zone

7 Appliance & Equipment Rebates Refrigerators and Freezers : $25 More Information: (super efficient)www.cee1.org Did you Know? The Department of Energy estimates that 14 %of a given household's energy is drained by its fridge. Freezer on top is best Door water/ice and automatic icemakers increase refrigerator energy use $75 rebate on ENERGY STAR ® refrigerators with proof of recycling or decommissioning - 9 cubic feet and above

8 Appliance & Equipment Rebates Dont be fooled – look for ENERGY STAR icon

9 Dishwashers: $25 More Information: OPALCO rebate EF of.65 or higher Did you know? New ENERGY STAR models use 31% less energy and 33% less water than new non-qualified models. Choose energy saving no-heat drying and water heating features. No Washington state rebate for dishwashers : ( Appliance & Equipment Rebates

10 Clothes Washers: $25 or $70 More Information: OPALCO rebate MEF of 2.0 or above Did you know? ENERGY STAR qualified clothes washers use about 30% less energy and over 50% less water than regular washers. Front loaders are more efficient Most energy efficient dryer is the clothes line $ 100 rebate on high-efficiency ENERGY STAR ® clothes washers - Modified Energy Factor (MEF) of 2.46 and above and Water Factor (WF) of 4.0 and below (gas or electric water heater) Appliance & Equipment Rebates

11 Water Heaters : $25 - $50 More Information: Federal rebates: Water Heater Any Warranty20- yr Warranty Size in Gallons Energy Factor Rebate Energy Factor Rebate $25.94$ $25.94$ $25.92$ $25.91$50 Did you know? Water heating can account for 14%–25% of the energy consumed in your home. Appliance & Equipment Rebates

12 Gravity Film Heat Exchangers: ($160 - $225) More information: Did you Know? Approximately 80% to 90% of all hot water energy goes down the drain Also-known-as: Waste Water Heat Recovery Wastewater clings in a film-like fashion to the inside of the pipe as it undergoes gravity flow – OH! Cost around $500 Triple shower capacity and first hour recovery of electric storage water heater Coming Mid-Summer Appliance & Equipment Rebates

13 Heat Pumps: $300 - $1900 Did you know? If you heat with electricity, a heat pump can trim the amount of electricity you use for heating by as much as 30%– 40%. Efficiency is measured by SEER (cooling) and HSPF (heating) More Information: OPALCO list of PTCS* certified installers Federal rebates: PTCS: Performance Tested Comfort System Appliance & Equipment Rebates

14 Ductless Heat Pumps: $1500 More Information: Federal rebates: Did you know? Very common in other parts of the world No duct work means higher efficiency Also-know-as: Mini Split System SEER between 16 and 22 and HSPF between 8.5 and 11 Zonal control Appliance & Equipment Rebates

15 Appliance Decommissioning: $25 More Information: To qualify must be operational – not junked Site by site assessment for pick up Cut power cord Remove gaskets Remove CFCs Recycle oil Recycle insulation Recycle metal, plastic, glass Did you know? Old refrigerators and freezers, especially 2 nd units, are running up your power bill. 15 year old refrigerators use twice the energy of new ones. Coming Mid-Summer Appliance & Equipment Rebates

16 Energy StarConstruction More Information: New Site Built Homes: $600 -$1170 New Manufactured Homes: $850 Did you Know? They are at least 15% more energy efficient than homes built to the 2004 International Residential Code (IRC) Additional energy-saving features that typically make them 20–30% more efficient than standard homes. Independent third party verified testing

17 Weatherization Rebates More Information: Federal rebates: Insulation: $.12 - $.85/square foot Did you know? One inch of fiberglass batt = R3.33 Up to 20 %of home heat is lost through uninsulated foundations If installed incorrectly it will lose its effectiveness, regardless of the Rvalue Washington State Energy Code (WSEC) July 2009 : framing cavities must be filled to their full depth.

18 Weatherization Rebates More Information: Duct Sealing: $400 - $500 Did you know? Leaky ducts can reduce heating system efficiency by 20% WSEC July 2009: Duct sealing is required when a space conditioning system is altered Properly sealed and insulated ducts can make your home more comfortable, efficient and safe. Conditioned or unconditioned – that is the question

19 Weatherization Rebates More Information: Air Sealing: Did you know? It is unwise to rely on air leakage for ventilation because it can't be controlled - think mold, dust, pollen air changes per hour or 15 cubic feet per person per minute, whichever is greater. WSEC July 2009: Air leakage testing required for new houses Blower door is required Coming Mid-Summer

20 Weatherization Rebates More Information: Federal rebates: Window Replacement: $6 per square foot Did you know? Due to high product and installation costs ($465 per window or $5,000–$20,000 for a typical home), replacing whole window units is, generally, only recommended for new construction or major remodeling projects. WSEC July 2009: Climate Zone 1 13% or less = U % or less = U-.32 Unlimited = U-.30

21 Weatherization Rebates More Information: www1.eere.energy.gov Low Income Projects: Did you know? The U.S. Department of Energy Low Income Weatherization Assistance Program distributed $5 billion to the states under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Washington State has received $60 million The Opportunity Council BPA also provides Low Income Weatherization funds

22 Commercial Programs Lighting upgrades Upgrading existing lamps/fixtures New construction Energy smart grocer Administered by PECI (Portland Energy Conservation Inc) Almost every grocer in the county has done something: LED case lights, compressor upgrades, night covers Commercial kitchens Refrigerators, ice makers, steamers, ovens, fryers, dishwashers Custom projects UW Friday Labs The Whale Museum San Juan county Lopez Schools Orcas Schools

23 Local Renewable Energy Program Currently more than 60 members generate their own renewable power (solar, wind, micro-hydro) and interconnect to the grid MORE = member owned renewable energy We invite member nominations to a MORE Steering Committee The Goal - maximize our savings and limit our load growth as a co-op through energy efficiency and conservation at the same time that we add renewable generation.

24 Energy Efficiency and Conservation HOME STAR aka Cash for Caulkers A revised version of the Home Star Energy Retrofit Act of 2010 (S. 3434) was introduced in the United States Senate May 27th Home Star Energy Retrofit Act of 2010 Home Star incentives include the Gold Star and Silver Star Rebate Programs. The Silver Star program provides incentives ranging from $50 to $1,500 for various prescriptive energy efficiency improvement measures. The Gold Star program follows a performance-based path for incentives, offering $3,000 for a 20% improvement in a home's energy efficiency and an additional $1,000 for each additional 5% reduction, capped at $8,000 or 50% of the total retrofit cost (including the cost of audit and diagnostic procedures). / More Information:

25 Energy Efficiency and Conservation Nearly 60% of the regions new demand for electricity over the next five years and 85% over the next 20 years, could be met with energy efficiency. Northwest Power and Conservation Council, Sixth Power Plan, February 2010 Together we can each do our part as a member of our island community to keep rates down by increasing the energy efficiency of our homes and businesses. If we all become more energy efficient NOW, we can limit the load growth on our electric system in the near futurefor which we will soon be charged more costly Tier 2 rates. Going Forward -

26 Energy Efficiency and Conservation Anne Bertino PHONE:


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