SB 5 (2001 session) requires PUC to conduct grant program to help meet emissions reduction shortfall, in non-attainment and affected counties, by reducing electric demand and peak loads SB 5 G RANT P ROGRAM
Utilities in non-attainment areas and affected counties apply for grants Utilities may use standard offer or market transformation programs Funded from SB 5 revenues SB 5 requires calculation of reduction in air emissions from SB 5 and SB 7 programs SB 5 G RANT P ROGRAM
Retail competition in ERCOT began January 1, 2002 for investor-owned utilities ( Senate Bill 7 – 1999 session ) SB 7 also requires utilities to conduct energy-efficiency programs SB 7 E NERGY E FFICIENCY
integration of 24 different federal data sources on power plants and power companies power plant emission rates, historical relationships between the areas of power production and areas of consumption, and the primary fuel type utilized to generate electricity Energy Information Administration generation data to generate the value of pounds per megawatt-hour (lbs/MWh) that is a direct correlation between electrical generation and environmental quality EPA - EGRID Emissions & Generation Resource Integrated Database
SB 5 P ROJECTS F UNDED Commercial Lights & Air Conditioning Load-Management Energy Star Homes Residential Air Conditioning & Refrigerators Vending Misers Exit Sign L.E.D. Lights Reflective Roofs
SB 5 G RANT R ESULTS $3 Million Awards 249 Tons NOx Reductions Equal to Removing from the Roadway – 47,600 Newer Motor Vehicles Net Cost - $10,986 / ton NOx Avoided Value of Saved Energy $5,311,222
4,581 Tons NOx Reductions Equal to Removing from the Roadway –875,000 Newer Motor Vehicles Net Cost - $9,748 / ton NOx Avoided Value of Saved Energy $80,125,788 SB 7 R ESULTS $35 Million Expenditures
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