CITY OF RALEIGH’S CLIMATE / ENERGY ACTION PLAN
TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION – VOLUME ONE: PROJECT REPORT
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EXHIBIT 2
Renewables Team Workshop Topics and Deliverables
Renewables
Team
Workshop
No.
Primary Workshop Topic
Deliverables
Date
1
State of the Renewable Energy
Market and City’s Vision for
Renewable Energy
Team Goals, Business models, and
Potential strategies
July 26, 2011
2
Criteria Development
Potential alternatives and criteria for
project evaluation and prioritization
August 17, 2011
The Team identified a total of 19 existing and future strategies as well as future best
management practices and policies. The following action items were assigned at the end of
the Workshop:
The consulting team prepared a Strategy Matrix capturing the strategies, divided into
existing and future; the matrix was transmitted electronically to the Team leads
The Team Leads were responsible for populating the blank cells in the matrix with
the following information for each strategy, and returning the matrix to the
consulting team:
o
Emission Metrics such as energy expected to be generated or offset
o
Operational Impacts including staff behavioral changes that would be necessary
and department budget impacts
During Workshop 2, the potential criteria that could be applied by the City when evaluating
new renewable projects and opportunities were identified:
Maximum power capacity (kW) for the dollar investment
Maximum energy production (kWh) for the dollar investment
Minimum risk – what level of risk is acceptable to the City
Diversity – a diverse portfolio is critical, potentially whether or not a project reduces
carbon emissions
Initial investment vs. life-cycle cost
Best return on investment
Source problems
Market maturity
Technical challenges (technology maturity)
Environmental impact
Decision framework criteria utilized for strategies scoring is applicable
Opportunities for economic development (advancement of businesses involved in
renewables; partnerships with local universities)