Presentation on theme: "USM Energy Initiatives Joan Kowal Energy Manager, UMCP May 1, 2009."— Presentation transcript:
USM Energy Initiatives Joan Kowal Energy Manager, UMCP May 1, 2009
Renewable Energy : UMCP on behalf of USM and DGS has issued a Request for Proposals for Clean Energy Long term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) Projects developed and financed privately Expect to serve approx. 20% of State agency and USM electric load Purchase will include energy, capacity and renewable energy credits (RECs) Contract available to other state entities that have equivalent or better credit than USM Expect to award to several projects for diversification
Aggregated Procurements: USM and DGS jointly procure natural gas and electric Natural gas for large accounts is purchased on a rolling 36 month window Large electric accounts will start a block and index contract 7/1/09 Allows large accounts to peak shave and reduce costs during high priced hours Reduces retail premium Index is PJM locational marginal price Future efforts include evaluation of USM becoming a PJM member
Case Study for Carbon Neutral Buildings: Future carbon neutral buildings to consist of: Increased energy efficiency Renewable energy technologies Purchased renewable energy Evaluate a current capital project process Modify budget requests Establish energy efficiency guidelines Evaluate alternative energy systems (including renewable energy technologies) Utilize life cycle cost analysis Provide recommendations as appropriate
Results of On-going UMCP Lighting Project: Footnotes: * University provides materials (purchased in large quantities) to unit price contractors. ** Using ballasts with centrally controlled 50% step dimming at night. *** Excludes: cost of capital (1% fee); GC P&O; prevailing wage; PM is state funded; no performance guarantees.