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Estimate of Capital Cost (Initial Cost)
Low
$0 to $200,000
$
Medium
$200,000 to $2 million
$$
High
Greater than $2 million
$$$
Potential Impact on Long-Term O&M Cost
Increase
Increases O&M cost
Decrease
Decreases O&M cost
Neutral
No impact on O&M cost
Potential Payback Period
Short-Term
1
to 5 years
Mid-term
5
to 15 years
Long-term
Greater than 15 years
The Finance Team also helped define the criterion for
Realistic/Implementable” from their perspective on
the City’s financial operations:
Ability to incorporate into current City
business practices from a procurement
standpoint
Ability to procure other than the lowest first-
cost equipment
Ability exists to use a 3
rd
party such as a public-
private partnership or an energy service
company (ESCO)
The needed technology possesses a
comfortable level of market maturity (i.e., it is
proven on the market as successful and is
widely available and utilized)
he goal of the Legal Team was to identify and
evaluate potential legal barriers to the future
CEAP projects and strategies developed by the
Team, and to recommend legislative or
regulatory actions that could be taken to address the
barriers. The potential CEAP strategies and programs
that were developed throughout the project process
were screened for potential legal and regulatory
impacts as part of the strategies prioritization process.
The outcome of the prioritization process revealed
that none of the potential strategies or programs
would be prohibited by current Federal and/or
North Carolina laws and regulations.
Team Leaders
Dan McLawhorn, Associate City Attorney,
City Attorney’s Office
Kenny Waldroup, Assistant Director,
Public Utilities
Team Members
Paula Thomas,
Office of Sustainability
Cindy Holmes,
Office of Sustainability
Steve Burr,
Office of Sustainability
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Work of
the
Legal
Team