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Title: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act ARRA Funding Update State Energy Conservation Office August 2


1
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)
Funding Update State Energy Conservation
Office August 25, 2009

2
SECO ARRA PROGRAMS
  • SECO will administer four programs from the U.S.
    Department of Energy (DOE) which were funded by
    ARRA.
  • State Energy Program
  • Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant
    Program
  • Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program
  • Energy Assurance Program

3
State Energy Program
  • State Energy Conservation Office (SECO)
    218,782,000
  • Status
  • DOE approved SECOs application on July 10, 2009
  • Request for Applications currently being written
  • Program Areas
  • Building Efficiency and Retrofit Program
  • Transportation Efficiency Program
  • Distributed Renewable Energy Technology Program
  • Energy Sector Training Centers
  • Public Education and Outreach
  • Legal Authority
  • Federal Regulations 10 CFR, Part 420

4
State Energy Program
  • Governmental entities eligible including state
    government, units of local government, public
    schools, public universities and colleges and
    municipal utilities
  • Ready to go projects given priority
  • Cost reimbursement based contracts
  • Funding must be spent by April 2012
  • Comptroller Affidavit
  • Other performance measures include
  • Jobs Created/Retained
  • Energy Savings
  • Energy Cost Savings
  • Greenhouse Gas Emission reductions
  • Funds Leveraged

5
Building Efficiency and Retrofit Program
  • 158.2 million
  • Competitive Revolving Loan Program
  • Energy Savings Performance Contracting
  • 10 million cap
  • 2 interest
  • 10 year simple payback/15 year simple payback if
    retrofit includes renewable energy
  • Meter and verify post retrofit

5
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Transportation Efficiency Program
  • 17 million
  • Competitive Grant Program
  • 20 match
  • Two Projects
  • Traffic Signal Project - 6 million
  • Signal Synchronization
  • Signal light replacement with LEDs
  • Alternative Fuels - 11 million
  • Incremental costs for vehicle purchases
  • Refueling infrastructure
  • Equipment

7
Distributed Renewable Energy Technology
Program
  • 30 million
  • Competitive Grant Program
  • 20 match required
  • 2 million cap
  • NEPA
  • Eligible Technologies
  • Biomass
  • Geothermal
  • Solar
  • Water (Hydro)
  • Wind

8
Energy Sector Training Centers
  • 6 million
  • Provide funding for equipment to train workers in
    energy efficiency and renewable energy fields
  • Texas Workforce Commission
  • Community Colleges

9
Public Education and Outreach
  • 5 million
  • Statewide consumer education campaign
  • Promotion of current programs
  • Web based applications
  • Interactive resources
  • Efficiency tools
  • Texas-based calculators

10
Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants
  • TEXAS TOTAL 208,759,900
  • Entitlement Cities and Counties
    163,121,800
  • (Cities over 35,000/Counties over 200,000
    receiving a direct allocation)
  •  
  • State Energy Conservation Office (SECO)
    45,638,100
  • (Cities under 35,000/Counties under 200,000)
  •  
  • Status
  • SECO submitted its application to DOE June 24,
    2009
  • DOE plans to have all applications approved by
    September 30, 2009
  •  
  • Legal Authority
  • Federal Law Energy Independence and Security Act
    of 2007, Subtitle E, Sections 541-548

11
Proposed Reallocation Process Submitted to DOE by
SECO
  • SECO will redistribute its 45,638,100, less
    administrative costs, to approximately 1,130
    cities and 244 counties in Texas not receiving a
    direct allocation from the DOE based on
    population.
  • Once approved by DOE, SECO will send out
    notification packets to all city mayors and
    county judges which will include allocated
    funding levels, all applicable forms that must be
    filled out and returned to SECO and timelines
    that must be met.
  • Cities/Counties will have to submit preliminary
    acceptance document within 45 days of receipt of
    notification packet.
  • Cities/Counties must pass a resolution and
    provide to SECO within 60 days of receipt of
    notification packet.
  • Cities/Counties must submit an application
    outlining proposed project within 90 days of
    receipt of notification packet.

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Potential Uses of EECBG Funds (Per DOE, uses may
be limited)
  • Development of an energy efficiency and
    conservation strategy
  • Building energy audits and retrofits, including
    weatherization
  • Financial incentive programs for energy
    efficiency, such as energy savings performance
    contracting, on-bill financing, and revolving
    loan funds
  • Transportation programs to conserve energy
  • Building code development, implementation, and
    inspections
  • Installation of distributed energy technologies
    including combined heat and power and district
    heating and cooling systems
  • Material conservation programs, including source
    reduction, recycling, and recycled content
    procurement programs
  • Reduction and capture of greenhouse gas emissions
    generated by landfills or similar waste-related
    sources
  • Installation of energy-efficient traffic signals
    and street lighting
  • Installation of renewable energy technologies on
    government buildings
  • Any other appropriate activity that meets the
    purposes of the program and is approved by DOE.

14
Leveraging Funds
  • SECO will work with investor-owned utilities to
    provide information to cities and counties on
    currently available energy efficiency programs
    and help cities and counties leverage stimulus
    funding for maximum effectiveness in energy
    efficiency programs.
  • SECO will work with the Texas Historical
    Commission in order to leverage funds being made
    available to renovate historical county
    courthouses.

15
Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program
  • State Energy Conservation Office (SECO)
    23,341,000
  •  
  • Status
  • Initial application submitted to DOE on August
    15, 2009
  • Comprehensive application due to DOE on October
    15, 2009
  •  
  • Legal Authority
  • Federal Code Energy Policy Act of 2005, Title I,
    Subtitle B, Section 124 (42 USC 15821)

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Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program
  • Residential ENERGY STAR appliance products
  • Save energy by encouraging appliance replacement
    through consumer rebates
  • Product recycling is encouraged particularly for
    refrigerators, freezers and room air conditioners
  • Enhance existing rebate programs by leveraging
    ENERGY STAR national partner relationships and
    local program infrastructure
  • Use existing ENERGY STAR consumer education and
    outreach materials

17
Energy Assurance Program
  • State Energy Conservation Office (SECO)
    2,432,068
  •  
  • Status
  • DOE approved SECOs application on August 11,
    2009
  • Project Management Plan due to DOE October 11,
    2009
  • Workforce Development Plan to DOE November 11,
    2009
  •  
  • Legal Authority
  • American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009,
    Pub. L. 111-5,Titles XV and XVI of the Act

18
Energy Assurance Program
  • Provide funding to update the Energy and
    Utilities portion of the State of Texas Emergency
    Management Plan (EMP)
  • SECO will work in partnership with the Public
    Utility Commission of Texas and the Railroad
    Commission of Texas .
  • Incorporate response actions for new energy
    portfolios (renewables, biofuels, etc.) and Smart
    Grid applications
  • Strengthen and expand State and local government
    energy assurance planning and resiliency efforts

19
Resources
  • SECO stimulus funds webpage
  • www.seco.cpa.state.tx.us/arra/
  • Comptroller Texas Recovery webpage
  • www.window.state.tx.us/recovery/
  • U.S. Department of Energy, SEP webpage
  • http//apps1.eere.energy.gov/state_energy_program/
    recovery_act_faqs.cfm
  • U.S. Department of Energy, EECBG webpage 
  • www.eecbg.energy.gov/about/
  • Contracting Opportunities
  • http//www.window.state.tx.us/recovery/apply/contr
    acting.php

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  • Thank You
  • Lisa Elledge
  • Stimulus Program Manager
  • SECOstimulus_at_cpa.state.tx.us
  • 512-463-7392

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