Ford Site Energy Study

Ford Site Energy Study

The redeveloped Saint Paul Ford site is envisioned to be a global model of ingenuity, cutting-edge sustainability, and vibrant, transit-oriented urban living that attracts the generations of tomorrow and today. The cornerstone of the Ford site's sustainability future is the aspiration to make it a dense, carbon neutral site for residents, commerce and industry. The underpinning of this requires a site-wide, integrated energy system that incorporates renewable energy sources and design efficiencies to reduce demand and reuse energy. Saint Paul's aspirations for Ford are high, but possible, with a strong and engaged effort to set priorities and pathways to achieve them for a master developer. The Ford Site Energy Study will build on Saint Paul's demonstrated success of initiatives to improve energy efficiency, reduce fossil fuel use and expand renewable energy generation, but will take it to the next level by striving for a net-zero community. The site will be redeveloped from scratch starting in 2018 with installation of new utilities, streets, sewers and water. This provides an unprecedented opportunity to design and install a comprehensive and integrated energy system using the best, cutting edge technologies and systems appropriate to site conditions. The timing of Ford Energy Study is critical to its success. Ford Motor Company anticipates that it will market the site to developers by late 2015 and, at such time, developers must be clear on the redevelopment priorities and expectations for the site. A fundamental understanding of the energy goals for the site, and demonstrated feasibility and an implementation framework for the energy options, will be essential. It will be important to communicate the technical information to prospective master developers to ensure that they understand the expectations and demonstrate a commitment to and capacity for implementation.

Technical Advisory Group

The Technical Advisory Group will oversee and provide input and feedback on the Ford Energy Study and consultant team work. Ford Energy Study Technical Advisory Group

TAG Meetings: July 8, 2015 (1:00-4:00 p.m., Western District Police Station) - Agenda - Consultant presentation May 5, 2015, Tuesday (8:30 - 9:30 a.m. at City Hall Annex, 13th fl, 25 W 4th St., St. Paul) - Technologies Review Subcommittee will meet in person and by phone to comment on the draft assumptions for financial modeling of the site energy concepts. January 29, 2015 (9:00 AM to noon, Saint Paul Central Library) - Agenda - Consultant presentation - Meeting notes

November 12, 2014 (9:00 AM to noon, Saint Paul Central Library) - Agenda - Presentation - Ford Planning Update - Presentation - Status of Project Work by Ramboll / Krifcon September 5, 2014 (9:00 AM to noon, Saint Paul Central Library) - Agenda - Presentation - Ford Energy Study information - Presentation - Consultant team project overview - Meeting #1 Summary Notes - Draft(pending formal TAG approval) Meeting attendance TAG - Technologies Review Subcommittee December 18, 2014, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. meeting and conference call - Agenda - Energy Technologies and System Report - Draft(for discussion) - Engh commentson report - Ford commentson report - Graves commentson report - Xcel commentson report Study Products to date (for TAG review - not yet released to public) - Steam plant facilities reuse memo - Revised (November 2014) - Car Use Reduction Memo (December 2014) - Final - Best Practices in Building Design (March 2015) - Final - Concept drawing for river water use - District Energy for Developers: An Introduction (January 2015) - Final - Design Overview for District Energy (January 2015) - Draft - Ford Site Solar Potential Report, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (March 2015) - Final - Financial Analysis Brief (May 1, 2015) - Financial Analysis Report - Draft for review (July 1, 2015) Status of Project Activities and Deliverables - overview table

Consultant Team

The consulting team for the Ford Energy Study is led by a team from Ramboll Energyand Krifcon Engineering. The project manager is Pernille Overbye working with team leads Jakob Bjerregaard and Flemming Kristensen.

Public Meetings

The public meeting on the Ford Site Energy Study was hosted by the Ford Task Force.

Thursday, January 29th, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. at Cretin-Derham Hall High School

- Presentation slides from the meeting - Meeting Flyer - Video of the meeting The meeting went very well, with over 160 engaged attendees. The presentations moved quickly, providing 45 minutes for animated questions and comments. A second public meeting on the Energy Study final report and recommendations will be held in summer 2015.