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Financing Energy andEnvironmental Improvements:Edinburgh’s Experiences David Somervell, Energy & Sustainability Manager University of Edinburgh – Estates & Buildings Department13 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh EH1 1LT Tel 0131 650 2073 http://www.eso.ed.ac.ukDavid.Somervell@ed.ac.uk
The imperative for action • Climate Chaos … is it for real? • How will it affect our organisations? • Developing a Strategic Approach • Invest now in Utilities Infrastructure • Decentralised Energy Solutions • Fundraising Experiences
Extreme droughts will plague sub-Saharan Africa. Children stand behind one of thousands of livestock that died from thirst in southern Ethiopia. [REUTERS March 2006]
What’s needed? • Interested, Enthusiastic People • Senior Management Support • Allocation of Resources (Money) PLUS … Some Measure of Luck / Timing!
Start at the Beginning • An Energy / Carbon Management Policy • Commit to invest “X%” of Utility Spend • Allocate Management Responsibility • Establish Peer Support Network – EAUC • Holistic / Whole Institution Approach • Whole Life Cost / Best Value
Edinburgh:“University in the City”… invested £12million in Decentralised Energy / CHP 2002-2005 2005: 1.6MWe CHP engine for George Sq 2003: 526kWe CHP engine for Pollock Halls 2004: 2.7MWe CHP engine for King’s Bldgs
12 cylinder Jenbacher Engine • GE Jenbacher 612 Engine
Thanks to our CHP Partners • PB Energy Services – for Scheme Design • Crown House Technologies – Main Contractor • Estates & Buildings – implementation • Clarke Energy – Jenbacher Maintenance • Energy Saving Trust – for £5m funding support www.eso.ed.ac.uk
Why we have done this …? • Invest in infrastructure • Annual Carbon savings • Leadership role • Save money long-term
Lessons Learnt Along the Way • Opportunism Pays – but need to be prepared • Read the Runes / keep an ear to the ground: • Defra / EST Community Energy programme • EST Local Energy Efficiency Advice Centres • DTI – Solar Major Demonstration Programme • EST Transport Energy Consultancy Support • Carbon Trust SSA / SSM / CHP / DA • SALIX Finance for Public Sector Organisations • Scottish Biomass Support Scheme • SUSTRANS Local Cycling Infrastructure Funds • Regional Development Agencies
Edinburgh: Founded in 1582 Now 425 years old … and in 400 years time?