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1 Creating A Greener Energy Future For the Commonwealth Incentives for Renewable Energy Projects Natalie Howlett Renewable Energy on Closed Landfills January 19, 2009

2 Creating A Greener Energy Future For the Commonwealth Getting your Wind Project off the Ground Wind viewer to assess any potential sites Apply for high level site assessment Feasibility study – economics Permits Design and Construction

3 Creating A Greener Energy Future For the Commonwealth Ideal Wind Site Characteristics Wind Speed: min 6.0 m/s at 70m height Away from Airports and residences Transportation Access to Site Interconnection point close by No Endangered Species No Wetlands Williams Stone 600 kW Vestas turbine Otis, MA

4 Creating A Greener Energy Future For the Commonwealth Wind Viewer

5 Creating A Greener Energy Future For the Commonwealth Wind Viewer Hinsdale 5

6 Creating A Greener Energy Future For the Commonwealth Incentives for Wind Projects Commonwealth Wind – Commercial Scale – Community Scale – Micro Green Communities Net Metering Renewable Energy Certificates

7 Creating A Greener Energy Future For the Commonwealth Getting your Solar Project off the Ground Ideal Site Characteristics Large open space Flat Interconnection point close Wetlands Endangered Species Project Development Site selection Feasibility Permits Design and Construction 7

8 Creating A Greener Energy Future For the Commonwealth Incentives for Solar RPS Solar Carve-Out 8

9 Creating A Greener Energy Future For the Commonwealth RPS Solar Carve-Out S-RECs, Solar Carve-out, Solar Credit Clearinghouse Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) 5% of load from qualified renewable energy projects Small percentage from qualified solar PV projects Alternative Compliance Payment of $600/MWh 2MW per meter 2010 use of the Solar Credit Clearinghouse Auction Account for 10 years 9

10 Creating A Greener Energy Future For the Commonwealth Additional Solar Incentives Green Communities Net Metering RPS Class 1 Renewable Energy Certificates (for projects greater than 2MW per meter) 10

11 Creating A Greener Energy Future For the Commonwealth 11 Thank you Natalie Howlett


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