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Enviro-Mich message from Phil Shepard <shepard@acd.net>
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> From: 	Stanton, Thomas S tstanton@michigan.gov (DLEG)  
> Sent:	Thursday, June 17, 2004 10:32 AM
> To:	'mrep@ermisweb.cis.state.mi.us'
> Cc:	Vallance, Erika  (DLEG)
> Subject:	MREP Committee Assignments for 2004
> 
> Sorry for duplicates, everyone.  We're trying to make sure this
> reaches all interested parties.  This invitation is open to anyone
> interested in participating.
> 
> Please review this information, and then reply to Tom Stanton

(tstanton@michigan.gov), Tanya

>> Paslawski, and/or Erika Vallance to let us know which committee(s) you
>> are interested in joining.  We will compile lists by committee, and
>> will let the committee chairpersons know of your interest.  You will
>> receive announcements via email when committee meetings are scheduled.
>> 
>> The second annual MREP (Michigan Renewables Energy Program)
>  
>
(http://www.michigan.gov/mpsc/0,1607,7-159-16393-40484--,00.html) report
to the Commission is due November 30.  

>> The major assignments for each committee are listed below.  To the
>> extent that we can finish work on those assignments, however, we are
>> free to add any other projects/ideas that the committees wish to
>> suggest.
>> 
>> --Tom Stanton 
>> 
>> ALL MREP COMMITTEES & SUBCOMMITTEES will have responsibility to: 
>> 
>> * Assign a > "> Communications Liaison> "> to represent the Committee,
>> along with the Committee Chairperson, on the MREP Steering Committee.
>> 
>> The Communications Liaison person will act as a kind of Assistant
>> Chairperson.  They will be responsible for taking notes at meetings,
>> providing meeting materials for participants, and sharing information
>> with the MREP Steering Committee.
>> 
>> * Generate list of other groups, companies, etc., to coordinate with
>> and COORDINATE with other state agencies, trade and professional
>> associations, national and state researchers, Great Lakes and Midwest
>> Renewable Energy Associations, Michigan Colleges & Universities,
>> Equipment Manufacturers, Dealers, Installers, etc.
>> 
>> Note: Some trade and professional organizations may provide their
>> members with Continuing Education Credits for attending workshops &
>> seminars. We should keep this in mind when planning for MREP
>> participation in fall conferences.
>> 
>> * Provide Information/Inputs for BENEFIT-COST ANALYSES &
>> Investigations of how utility RATES might be altered to promote a more
>> level playing field.
>> 
>> * Provide Information for MREP CALENDAR OF EVENTS
>> 
>> * Provide Information for MREP WEB SITE UPDATES/IMPROVEMENTS
>> 
>> * Provide Information/Ideas/Input regarding EDUCATION about Committee
>> topics.
>> 
>> MREP COMMITTEE STRUCTURE & ASSIGNMENTS FOR 2004
>> 
>> 
>> 1. Wind Energy Committee (Wind Working Group - John Sarver,
>> Chairperson; Michigan State Energy Office)
>> 
>> 	NOTE: The MREP Wind Energy Committee will be working through the
>> existing Michigan Wind Working Group.  If you are already on John
>> Sarver's distribution list for the Wind Working Group, you do not need
>> to reply to receive communications about the MREP wind committee.  
>> Anyone interested in being on the Wind Energy Committee who is not
>> already receiving Wind Working Group announcements, please do reply.  
>> The next WWG meeting is scheduled to take place at MPSC offices in
>> Lansing on June 24, from 10a-3p.  Lunch will be on your own at any
>> nearby restaurant, or BYO brown-bag.
>> 
>> 1.1 New Michigan Wind Resource Map for > "> Energy Atlas> ">
>> 
>> 1.2 White Paper on Off-Shore Wind Development - Coordinate with other
>> Great Lakes States; Colleges & Universities; GLIN; etc.
>> 
>> 1.3 Benefit-Cost Analysis of Wind Energy
>> 
>> 	1.3.1 Provide micro-economic analysis of wind energy
>> technologies (both small wind and utility scale)
>> 	
>> 	1.3.2 Provide input to Net Metering and Ratemaking Committee
>> (#4) regarding options for altering utility rates to promote new wind
>> generation
>> 	
>> 	1.3.3 Provide input to Economic Impact Benefit-Cost Analysis
>> Committee (#6) for macro-economic study of Michigan> '> s economy.
>> 	
>> 
>> 2. Solar Energy Committee (Jennifer Alvarado, Chairperson; Great Lakes
>> Renewable Energy Association)
>> 
>> 2.1  Resource Assessment for > "> Energy Atlas> "> 
>> 
>> 	2.1.1	PV & Building Integrated PV
>> 	
>> 	2.1.2	Solar Water Heating
>> 	
>> 	2.1.3	Passive & Active Solar Building Heating/Cooling
>> 	
>> 	2.1.4	Daylighting & solar interior-lighting options
>> 	
>> 2.2	Research & Paper on Solar Rights & Easements
>> 
>> 2.3  Benefit-Cost Analysis of Solar Energy
>> 
>> 	2.3.1	Provide micro-economic analysis of solar energy technologies
>> 	
>> 	2.3.2 Provide input to Net Metering and Ratemaking Committee
>> (#4) regarding options for altering utility rates to promote new solar
>> technologies (both for electricity generation and solar-DSM
>> technologies)
>> 	
>> 	2.3.3 Provide input to Financing Committee (#5) on property tax
>> reform for solar energy.
>> 	
>> 	2.3.4 Provide input to Economic Impact Benefit-Cost Analysis
>> Committee (#6) for macro-economic study of Michigan> '> s economy.
>> 	
>> 	3. Biomass Energy Committee (Dulcey Simpkins, Chairperson;
>> Michigan Biomass Energy Program Coordinator, Michigan State Energy
>> Office)
>> 
>> 3.1 Resource Assessment & Mapping for > "> Energy Atlas> "> - Waste to
>> Energy, Landfill Gas, Wastewater Treatment Plant Gas, CAFOs &
>> Anaerobic Digestion, Dedicated Crops, Forestry Waste
>> 
>> 3.2  Benefit-Cost Analysis for Biomass Technologies
>> 
>> 	3.2.1 Provide micro-economic analysis of biomass energy
>> technologies (both small scale and utility scale)
>> 	
>> 	3.2.2 Provide input to Net Metering and Ratemaking Committee
>> (#4) regarding options for altering utility rates to promote new
>> biomass technologies (both for electricity generation and biomass-DSM
>> technologies)
>> 	
>> 	3.2.3 Provide input to Economic Impact Benefit-Cost Analysis
>> Committee (#6) for macro-economic study of Michigan> '> s economy.
>> 	
>> 	4. Net Metering & Ratemaking Committee (Tom Stanton,
>> Chairperson; Michigan PSC Staff)
>> 
>> 4.1 Net Metering Evaluation Report & Proposal, Including Benefit-Cost
>> Analysis
>> 
>> 	4.1.1 Invite participation and coordinate with Michigan
>> Legislature & Legislative Committees/Subcommittees
>> 	4.2 Other Utility Ratemaking Options & Approaches
>> 
>> 	4.2.1  Pilot De-Averaged Distribution Credits 
>> 	
>> 		4.2.1.1 Coordinate with Michigan PSC-regulated utilities
>> and municipal utilities
>> 		
>> 		4.2.1.2  Coordinate w/NextEnergy, Colleges & Universities
>> 		
>> 4.3	Utility Incentives and Performance Measures
>> 
>> 	4.3.1	How affected by MISO & FERC rules & regulations?
>> 	
>> 	4.3.2	Consensus proposal on RPS?  
>> 
>> 5. Financing Committee (Debra Rowe, Chairperson; Oakland Community
>> College)
>> 
>> 5.1 Implementation Proposals for Appropriate Approaches to Creative
>> Financing for Renewable Energy
>> 
>> 5.2 Green Power for State Facilities - Coordinate work with
>> DMB/Facilities Management Division & Michigan Association of Physical
>> Plant Administrators
>> 
>> 5.3 Emissions Credits - Coordinate w/ MDEQ/Air Quality Division, U.S.
>> EPA, Michigan Mercury Task Force
>> 
>> 5.4 Ecological Tax Reform -- Include property tax reform.
>> 
>> 
>> 6. Economic Impacts Benefit-Cost Analysis Committee (Jim Croce,
>> Chairperson; NextEnergy)
>> 
>> 6.1 Macro-Economic Analysis of effects on Michigan economy,
>> employment, etc., from expansion of renewable energy use.
>> 
>> 	6.1.1	Review and report on existing body of research. 
>> 	
>> 	6.1.2 Provide to other MREP Committees details about inputs,
>> templates, and models required for performing micro- and
>> macro-economic benefit/cost analyses.  Help make sure that all major
>> assumptions used in MREP benefit/cost analyses are consistent.
>> 	
>> 	6.1.3 How does energy efficiency and renewable energy affect
>> major Michigan business sectors: automotive & manufacturing,
>> agriculture, tourism, etc.?
>> 	
>> 	6.1.4 What will be the major land-use effects of expansion of
>> various renewable energy resource technologies?
>> 	6.2 Analysis of how renewable energy development may fit within
>> existing State government economic development programs and
>> incentives.>
>> 
>> 6.3 Proposals for new State government economic development programs
>> or incentives for renewable energy (both legislative and regulatory).
>> 
>  
>






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Phil Shepard
shepard@acd.net
517-332-0761




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