Solar Suitability at Georgetown Utility Systems

Solar Suitability at Georgetown Utility Systems

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  1. Solar Suitability at Georgetown Utility Systems October 24, 2018

  2. LIDAR! Not just for contour lines • Mowing maps •

    Growth Heat map • Solar suitability study
  3. Solar Suitability Study • The study was composed of two

    parts – Developing and testing a methodology for identifying rooftops which were suitable for solar panel placement. – Improve the customer facing elements of the Solar/PV offerings from Georgetown Utility Systems • Project Team was comprised of GUS employees from multiple departments
  4. Overview • Data collection • Data processing • Suitability determination

    • Project visualization
  5. Suitability requirements • Four common requirements needed to determine suitability

    – Slope – Aspect – Shading – Area
  6. Area

  7. Slope

  8. Aspect

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  12. Bloomberg Philanthropies Mayors Challenge The 2018 U.S. Mayors Challenge, sponsored

    by Bloomberg Philanthropies, is a nationwide competition that encourages city leaders to uncover bold, inventive ideas that confront the toughest problems cities face.
  13. Background • Council approved application in late 2017 • Over

    500 cities expressed interest • 320 applications • 35 finalists – $100,000 – “Test & Learn” – Reapply in August for $1M - $5M
  14. Virtual Power Plant

  15. Community Engagement • 10 Focus Groups total • About 700

    total participants • First 7 Focus Groups • Existing groups and events • Ideas, perceptions and direction • Last 3 Focus Groups • Citizens selected for representation • Hypothesis Testing and Refinement
  16. Community Engagement

  17. Community Engagement

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  19. Key Citizen Feedback  Willing to host solar and batteries

     Trust City to perform work  Prefer Utility Owned  Prefer bill credit for lease payments for hosting  Prefer battery outside and on side of house  Want Utility to offer backup power as a paid service  Prefer to swap backup power for hosting  Order of introduction and wording of programs matters
  20. Questions?