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1 Air & Waste Management Association Pacific Northwest International Section Conference Renewable Energy in BC: A Tale of Three Cities Community Energy Association Dale Littlejohn, Executive Director Climate Action & Renewable Energy in BC Communities November 7 th, 2013

2 Agenda Introduction Context & History 4 Lenses Current Activity Resources

3 Introduction Introduction: Who and What is Community Energy Association? A charitable non-profit society, our mission is to build capacity and accelerate action on climate and energy collaboratively with local governments CEA is the trusted independent advisor to local governments, helping them close the implementation gap. Outreach Research Planning Implementation

4 Context Context: Recent Provincial Action 2008  GHG Reduction o 2008 Greenhouse Gas Reductions Targets Act & Carbon Neutral Provincial Operations o 2008 Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Cap and Trade) Act o 2008 Greenhouse Gas Reduction (renewable and low carbon fuel requirements) act o 2008 Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Emissions Standards) Statutes Amendment Act  Miscellaneous o 2008 BC Climate Action Plan o 2008 BC Energy Efficient Buildings Strategy: More Action, Less Energy o 2008 BC Green Building Code o 2008 Carbon tax o 2008 Pacific Carbon Trust and partnerships with other jurisdictions o 2008 Utilities Commission Amendment Act  Communities o 2007 Local Government (Green Communities) Statutes Amendment Act (Bill 27) o 2008 Local Government Climate Action Charter o 2008 Climate Action Revenue Incentive program o 2008 Remote Communities Implementation Program  Funding o 2008 $25 million Innovative Clean Energy (ICE) Fund o 2008 $25 million Bioenergy Network o 2008 $94.5 million endowment to create the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions

5 Context: Recent Provincial Action Since 2008  Information  2009 Community Energy and Emissions Inventory (CEEI) Program  2012 Green Energy as a Rural Economic Development Tool Project  Funding  2009 LiveSmart BC: Energy Efficiency Incentive Program  2011 Clean Energy Vehicle Program  Legislation and Regulation  2010 Clean Energy Act  2011 Signed agreements on limiting carbon emissions from government operations and promoting awareness of the impacts of sea level rise on coastal areas  2011 Clean Energy Act Amendments for Pay-as-You-Save retrofit financing  2011 Solar Hot Water Ready Regulation  2012 Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation

6 Context: Context: Climate Commitments

7 Context: Context: Community Energy and Emission Inventories Per Capita Emissions PerCapita emissions vary widely from southern Vancouver Island to northern BC 7

8 Context: Context: Community Energy and Emission Inventories Per Capita Spend Approximately $3,600 annual per person energy spending $180 million for a community of 50,000 people $600 million for a community of 170,000

9 LensesAssetsAssetsBuildingsBuildingsMobilityMobilityIntegrationIntegration

10 Asset Lens: Asset Management and Investment Choices Climate Action Asset Management

11 Buildings Lens: Buildings Lens: The Most Renewable Energy is the Energy left Unused

12 Mobility Lens: Mobility Lens: Where the money and emissions are – no silver bullets

13 Integration Lens Integration Lens: Integrated Community Energy Solutions…bringing it all together

14 Current Activity: Current Activity: Actions

15 Current Activity: Current Activity: Plans and Targets

16 Current Activity: Current Activity: Technology Pieces are Being Put In Place , ,000 31

17 Current Activity: RE Examples Wood Biomass at the Lillooet Recreation Centre Cache Creek Outdoor Pool SHW&ASHP T'souke First Nation Solar hotwater and photovoltaic Burns Bog Landfill Gas Collection Simon Fraser University / UniverCity Fink Machine in Enderby - Biomass DE Okanagan College District Heating from Sewage Westhills Langford DE Sharing System Lonsdale Energy Corporation Hydronic Service Bylaw Baldy Hughes Therapeutic Community (BHTC) City of Prince George Downtown Vancouver heating, a.k.a. "Central Heat Distribution" City of Kelowna landfill gas to electricity - microturbine pilot Kimberley micro hydro in water supply District of Lake Country Micro-Hydro Project (DLC), in drinking water supply system |Eldorado Reservoir Hydroelectric Generation Plant Run-of-river: China Creek Run-of-river: Canoe Creek Landfill gas capture at Salmon Arm landfill

18 Current Activity: Electric Vehicles

19 Resources: District Energy SIBAC Green Energy Projects and Utilities: Investment Guide for BC Local Governments – 2 volumes, 13 case studies > 30 systems - Selected Case Studies…… Study and Technology: Small Scale Biomass District Heating Guide – Step by Step to stages of a DE project and introduction to DE elements Coming soon…a Handbook with further detail

20 Resources: Some Renewable Energy Resources Climate Action Toolkit – Community Energy Association publications - Simon Fraser University – CIEEDAC Inventories Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development (IRR) Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training (BC Energy Map) Funding: CARIP funding Gas Tax ICE GMF LGIPlanningGrants

21 Closing Thoughts Opportunities are location-specific (local demand and local supply) Integrate and collaborate Renewable energy generation is one part of a larger picture – reduced demand to avoid over-investing in renewable energy assets Renewable energy and conservation are less risky than business as usual This is all about long term resilient asset management


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