THE Future Of Energy USE in America Presented by chris Deal, modus
overview Background Why should we care? Where are we now? How did we get here? Where are we going? Final thoughts Q&A
Iowa State University Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering
Past Experience WISE (Washington, D.C. Policy internship) Center for Sustainable Environmental Technologies Biomass Energy Conversion Facility Duane Arnold Energy Center LEED Project Management tool
Uganda Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship Recipient Master of Science, Renewable Energy
Founder of EOS International EOS is focused on promoting sustainable development through the application of appropriate technology in the developing world
Soâ€Ś THE Future of energy USE in America
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Where are we now?
Total energy usage in the US
Wait, what’s a quad? A quad is energy-nerd slang for 1015 BTU. That’s 1,000,000,000,000,000 BTU 1 BTU = energy required to raise 1 Lb of water by 1ºF How much energy is that? 8,007,000,000 Gallons (US) of gasoline 36,000,000 Tons of coal 970,434,000,000 Cubic feet of natural gas 15,750 Hiroshima nuclear bombs The US used 95 quads of energy in 2012.
US Building Energy usage Total energy usage in the US
How did we get here?
Historical drivers of Energy usage Cost & availability of resource Technology Incentives Legislation/code Potential legislation Public Sentiment
Where are we going?
Driving Factor #1: Cost and availability
TWO PROJECTIONS: • Reference case Real GDP grows @ annual rate of 2.5% Crude oil rises in costs to $163/barrel (2011$) • High Oil & Natural Gas US production of oil & natural gas is 2x as much as expected; 50% more reserves available than expected
Driving Factor #2: Technology
Driving Factor #3: incentives
Many existing incentives are due to phase out This phase-out will have an impact on how quickly the technology grows
Driving Factor #4: Legislation and code
ASHRAE ASHRAE90.1 & &ItsIECC Influence
Drive the design of new buildings, Future Goals for ASHRAE Standard 90.1 additions, and alterationsSource: to existing Presidential Themes: ASHRAE Learning Institute Buildings 60
2006: The ASHRAE Promise: A Sustainable Future 2007: Greater Efficiency Today, Blue Skies Tomorrow 50 IECC adopted, by reference, ASHRAE 90.1 Market-viable net zero by 2030 (compliance with ASHRAE 90.1 qualifies 40 2008: Maintain to Sustain: Delivering ASHRAE’s for compliance with IECC) 30 Sustainability • IECC 2009Promise accepts ASHRAE 90.1-2007 2009: Sustaining Our Future by Rebuilding Our Past 20 • IECC 2012 accepts ASHRAE 2010: Modeling a Sustainable World 90.1-2010 10 2011: ASHRAE Through Leadership October 18,Sustaining 2013 ASHRAE’s 0 –2012: DOEBroadening requires all states to adopt Horizons 1999 2001 2004 2007 2010 2013 2016 2019 2022 2025 2028 2031 2013: Shaping theor Next ASHRAE 90.1-2010 upgrade
Energy Intensity (kBtu/ft^2)
ASHRAE Standard 90.1 Revision their existing commercial building codes to meet or exceed its requirements
Beyond Code Programs
As of 2009, over 300 Programs have been Adopted. USGBC: LEED EPA: ENERGY STAR ASHRAE: Standard 189 ASTM & AIA: IGCC RESNET: Home Energy Rating System Green Building Initiative: Green Globes
Driving Factor #5: Potential Legislation
July 2007 – Interstate Power & Light (IPL - subsidiary of Alliant Energy) filed application with Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) for a new $1.3B coal plan near Marshalltown, IA March 2009 – Alliant drops plans to build coal plant August 2012 – Alliant announces “Plan B” a $700M combined cycle natural gas plant
Driving Factor #6: Public Sentiment
Following the Fukushima accident, the World Energy Outlook 2011 had a 60% increase in nuclear capacity to 2035, compared with about 90% the year before.
Projected energy usage
Projected building energy usage
Expected Trends Production/USE Natural Gas Renewables Residential Commercial Renewables in commercial buildings
Most new electricity capacity still comesuse additions from coal. natural gas and renewables.
Shale All sectors gas provides use more the largest natural source gas, except of growth. residential.
US becomes Prices expected a net to rise, but are exporter of natural dependent on gas. numerous scenarios.
Solar PV State renewable and wind portfolio standards dominate growth. increase renewable electricity generation.
Electricity use Residential efficiency per household gains
Commercial Expected changes floor in commercial space energy efficiency
Renewables in commercial buildings
Reference: 30% federal tax credit reverts to 10% in 2017 for all distributed generation technologies Solar: Increases by 7.4% annually w/out sunset Still increases by 6.5% annually w/ expiration of credit
Knowledge is power Distributed Generation
Expected Growth of dg
Solar, looking brighter brighter
Final Thoughts The future of US energy usage is strongly driven by six factors 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
Cost and availability Technology Incentives Legislation and Code Potential Legislation Public Sentiment
Natural gas and renewables will play key roles, but for different reasons Efficiencies will continue to increase, but not enough to offset total growth On-site solar is poised for a rapid expansion Understanding the drivers and likely future scenarios helps us plan strategically for our clients and allows us to differentiate ourselves in the market.