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  • Energy Advisory Committee

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    Agenda: 06/15/21, 5:00-6:30 PM

    1. Review and vote to approve minutes of 06/01/21 meeting

     

    1. Public Comment

     

    1. Additions to agenda

     

    1. Solar Ordinance recommendations to City Council Clarifications – Brief round of committee views – VOTE
    2. Zoning related to Community Benefit/Distribution stipulation Standard Solar Development: No Community Benefit related to distribution is stipulated related to distribution, Rockland residents may have access to 15% discount, but not preferentially.

    Current Zoning: Industrial only

     

    1. Standard Community Solar with distribution stipulation: Distribution to Rockland residences preferentially at standard 15% (Subscription model)

    Current Zoning: Industrial only

     

    1. Community Owned Solar, “Ownership shares model”: Ownership shares are bought by citizens or the Municipality leading to “cost of production” price for power after investment is paid off. Share purchased by the City (Municipal shares) may be distributed to municipal entities, such as school electric bills or to certain sectors of the population within the City, such as the electric bill for Main St. businesses, Non profit groups, low income residences.
    2. Current Zoning: All zones except Residential A, AA

     

    1. Other models brought before the committee.

     

    1. Size standards for zoning

    Use size standards in acres rather than amount of energy produced to differentiate size of project.

    Brief round of committee views,   VOTE

    1. Small <2.5 acres
    2. Medium 2.5-20 acres
    3. Large 20+ acres
    1. Should we recommend inclusion/consideration of other benefits/Impacts in ordinance?

    Brief round of committee views,   VOTE

    1. Viewscape/environmental/social impact
    2. Safety
    3. Surface water management
    4. Site maintenance/decommissioning
    5. Potential tax revenue

    5.Presentation to City Council July 12, 2021

    1. Proposal: Changes to Chapter 19 of Ordinances
    2.    Renewable Energy Projects: Separated and addressed separately
    3.    Solar Projects: Recommendations and other considerations
    4. Future Planning and Request for clarification of how to serve needs of City Council

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