SECTION 4:
FUTURE STRATEGIES, BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES AND POLICIES
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4.1.4
Third Renewables Team Workshop
The third Renewables TeamWorkshop was held on December 22, 2011 and focused on
developing possible tracking metrics to use to assess the viability of potential renewable
energy projects. Three primary tracking metrics were identified:
Power capacity (typically “nameplate” capacity measured in W, kW, MW)
Energy production (actual energy output measured in kWh, MWh)
NC REC production for potential registration with the NC Utilities Commission
During development of the CEAP, the City was conducting an in house inventory of all
existing and potential City owned sites, projects and applications and their associated
feasibility for renewable energy opportunities. Information about the City’s Renewable
Projects Inventory is included in Appendix 5 of this Project Report.
4.2
Summary of Future Strategies, Best Management
Practices & Policies
The future strategies, best management practices, and policies, by Team, are presented in
Appendix 4.
4.3
Potential Carbon Emissions Reductions from
Implementation of Future Strategies, Best Management
Practices and Policies
The information provided by the Strategy Teams and generated by the consulting team for
the potential future strategies was utilized by the consulting team to provide an estimate of
the reduction in carbon emissions that could potentially be achieved by City Operations as a
result of implementing the future strategies, as shown in Exhibit 4. It must be noted that the
reductions from the best management practices and policies generally could not be
quantified because they are more conceptual than an implementable strategy that can be
monitored and measured.
The consulting team utilized the information provided by the Strategy Teams to estimate
carbon emissions from City Operations that could be reduced by the implementation of the
potential future strategies. Calculations were performed according to the
TCR/ICLEI
Local
Government Operations Protocol Version 1.1, May 2010.
The consulting team applied the following assumptions in the completion of the future
emissions calculations:
2.5%
growth per year per City Planning Department
City Operations expected to increase emissions at same rate as City growth rate of
2.5%
per year