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There has never been a better time to

ignite your Renewable Energy strategy.

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Welcome to Texas Consulting & Development, LLC

We develop innovative & scalable renewable energy  strategies that leverage Energy Conservation & Sustainability across public & private sectors. Our passion is to Automate & Integrate mission critical functions of your business such as :  Business & Workflow Management , Service Enablement functions to drive cost out of your business & optimize cash flow.  The Renewable Energy economy is Global & so are our solutions, the Internet & Encryption allows us to securely access & enable our solutions across any border.  We can also help you identify Environmental & Social issues important with your local community & retrofit your brand to align with energy conservation. We demonstrate “Stakeholder Engagement", by listening to you, investors, customers  & your local community.

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An ongoing series of informational entries

 Public & private investment into power transmission

November 01, 2018

From 2012 to 2016, SPP completed approximately $5 billion worth of transmission upgrades. A significant portion of this investment was made under SPP’s Balanced Portfolio and Priority Projects and a series of new, higher voltage transmission lines were developed to connect higher quality wind resources to load centers in the region. As a result, nearly 9.6 GW of new wind power has come online in the region since 2013, with corporate procuring nearly 2.5 GW of that total. These lines were made in possible, in part, through SPP’s Highway-Byway cost allocation method, where costs for transmission projects 300 kV and above are regionally allocated. Although the new cost allocation process faced some initial opposition, support from the SPP Board, the governors of Kansas and Oklahoma, lawmakers in Kansas, and other stakeholders proved enough to move the new process forward. The new transmission lines resulting from SPP’s Balanced Portfolio have yielded significant benefits greater than initially estimated at the time of construction. Transmission investment between 2012 and 2014 is expected to return benefits exceeding $16.6 billion over the 40-year life of the system — a benefit-to-cost ratio of 3.5, according to a SPP report. However, as discussed in more detail later in this paper, the region does not attempt to quantify corporate demand in its current planning processes – although it will consider potential corporate renewable purchase deals on a case-by-case basis.

The Future Economy & Business Model will be "Green"

November 10, 2018

As renewables go head-to-head with fossil-based power solutions to provide new capacity without financial support, key opportunities exist to open cost-effective technology pathways. This is especially

true in developing countries, where much of the world’s future energy demand growth will occur. Renewable energy increasingly makes business sense for policy

makers & investors. For this reason, renewables will continue driving the global energy transformation, while benefiting the environment & our collective future.

Simultaneously, various new cost reduction drivers are emerging. Competitive procurement, notably auctions, has resulted in more transparent costs, while global competition has brought the experience of a myriad of project developers to new markets. Their combination

of expertise, purchasing power & access to international financial markets is further driving down project costs & risks, & a string of record-low auction prices for solar PV, concentrating solar power (CSP), onshore wind & offshore wind power were set in 2016-2017. The trend is clear: by 2020, all mainstream renewable power generation technologies can be expected to provide average costs at the lower end of the fossil-fuel cost range. In addition, several solar PV & wind power projects will provide some of the lowest-cost electricity from any source.  I wouldn't have it any other way.

Big Tech Companies Are Driving Demand For Renewable Energy

November 18 2018

It takes a lot of electricity to keep the digital universe humming. Some of it powers the actual servers and data storage drives, but the majority of the electrons used by data centers at Google, Facebook, Apple, Amazon, and other tech companies are needed to power the fans and air conditioning units needed to keep all that hardware cool.

Being Good Stewards Of The Earth

Publicly traded companies are under pressure from investors today to obtain the electricity they use from renewable sources. There’s something just not right about creating carbon emissions to operate the internet. According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the tech industry has contracted for more renewable energy — 2,581 megawatts — than any other sector of the global economy. It has signed deals for 10.4 gigawatts more just this year.

Google is the largest consumer of green energy in the world at more than 3 gigawatts, followed by Facebook at 2 gigawatts, and Apple, Microsoft, and Amazon at around 1 gigawatt each. A typical nuclear power plant generates about 1 gigawatt of electricity.

The Internet Of Things

The internet of things is growing exponentially. There are 27 billion devices connected to the internet today, according to IHS Markit, but that number is expected to explode to 138 billion by 2030, reports Bloomberg, as everything from thermostats to doorbells to self-driving cars begin sharing data with tech companies and with each other. That means utility companies are starting to view tech companies as important new customers for the electricity they produce. IHS Markit estimates data centers are responsible for 2 to 3% of all electricity consumed in developed countries.

Many data centers are being located in Scandinavia, where abundant hydro power is available. Those countries also tend to have lower average temperatures, which reduces the cooling loads on the centers. Andreas Regnell, head of strategy at Vattenfall AB, Sweden’s largest utility, tells BNEF, “In the near term, I think we will probably see data centers as the biggest driver of power demand, at least in the Nordics.”

5 facts about the Renewable Energy Industry.

November 26 2018

Taking a look behind the scenes of the global shift to renewable energy,  I thought this would be a great time to review 5 facts that have a significant impact on the renewable energy industry, global economy & environment.

#1. China invests the most into renewable energy:

This investment represents the long term profitability & stable investment that renewable energy poses for China's economy & infrastructure.  Investments are approximated to reach $780 Billion by 2030.

#2  Michel Bloomberg invests $70 Million in the U.S Cities: 

Mr. Bloomberg, former mayor of NYC has created the  "Bloomberg Philanthropies", an organization & funding mechanism that incentivizes U.S cities such as Cincinnati to migrate from coal burning to Solar &  Wind green forms of power.

#3. Number of Cities using more than 75% soars to 100. 

The number of cities across the globe are expected to climb to reach approximately 100% powered by renewables by 2050.

#4 Mongolia goes Green in a big way !

This small country is investing $85M into a series of wind turbine farms. Their climate and terrain is a good fit to support it to be deployed across their country.  The Asian Development Bank has been identified to provide the underwriting & capital investment.

#5 Renewable Energy Industry Values steadily rise.

The Renewable industry market capital is estimated to reach approx $300 BillionThis growing investment represents about 20% of the larger energy markets & are expected to steadily rise as associated risks, costs & other barriers to markets give way to falling prices to manufacture, install & maintain.

Bottom line :

The renewable business model is poised to grow globally across developing countries, as well as Europe and here in the U.S.  Having a diversified portfolio of investment to drive selective partnering, innovation & business development will hedge against abrupt changes in domestic policies among other sociology-economic pressures.

Consulting & Education Series

December 17 2018

Taking the guesswork & mystery out of Renewable Energy in not an easy task.  Many simply don't have the time or expertise to research what to consider or where to start in starting a renewable energy strategy.  That's why we offer a Free Consulting & Education service for community organizations & their constituents, businesses owners or homes interested in learning more about conserving resources like electricity & water.  We help you identify likely alternatives such as Solar, Wind turbine & water conservation solutions specific to your need.  Let's  start with basics:

  • Take on a Challenge - Set a goal & reduce your electricity & water consumption by X% in 2019.
  • Take Inventory - Look at your monthly energy consumption, such as bills, efficiency of appliances and the frequency of use.
  • Take Action:
    • Identify major contributors & behaviors- List any older inefficient appliances, types of bulbs, water consumption & use need.
    • Consider Solar, Wind renewable energy & Water conservation strategies that make sense for your life & business.
Click "Ignite Session"  & schedule a free face to face presentation for your constituents, at your office, or home in January.  Just click here to schedule.

Our 2019 "Living Water" Campaign

December 27 2018

Can renewable energy provide reliable clean drinking water ?  The answer is yes, innovative companies have manufactured a  Hydro-panel product that will create clean, purified drinkable water "out of thin air".  We are very excited to introduce innovative solar panels that generate clean drinkable water.  Here are some of the features for each pair of solar arrays:
  • Produce 4-10 Liters of water daily.
  • Carefully monitored to provide pure drinking water
  • Resilient and not subject to municipal water contamination or shortages
  • Requires NO electricity & is plastic free

Watch for updates in 2019 as these innovative hydro-solar panes are installed in San Antonio as part of a San Antonio "Living Water" campaign, which will be a Public, Private Partnering with the goal to  provide access to free public drinkable water for those who lack reliable access to this precious resource.  We are leveraging this innovative technology to deliver new applications for accomplishing private & public good in our community.  If you share that opinion, schedule an "Ignite" session with us to learn more.

Here's what you should know

January 6, 2019

We wanted to start 2019 with reviewing a few items to consider before going solar:  Knowing your options as well as which the benefits & savings apply will demystify the selection process.

- Solar can meet the need of your home or place of business.

- Installing solar may require to remove a few tree branches that may prevent good sun exposure to the panels. Solar panels are most effective when exposed to direct sunlight without barriers that provide shade, possibly blocking out sun rays.

- Check the condition of your roof. Always require your roof be examined by a roofing expert before considering a solar installation.

- How efficient is your home or place of business? Filling gaps in your insulation or replacing older appliances, windows & incandescent light bulbs with more efficient versions will help you immediately help you consume less electricity.

- Get quotes from several reputable solar companies in your local area.

- A good quote is designed based on your energy usage, the amount of Kilowatts you produce throughout the year. Your electric bill is your best source for that information & a minimum of 3 bills should be used to get a more accurate understanding of your power usage.

- HOA’s can be a challenge, but they cannot prevent you from installing solar for your home.

- Consider a mix of cash & financing options that works best for you. There are reputable lenders that can qualify you for ‘zero’ down & low monthly payments over a 10 20 year fixed rate.

- Understand the unique benefits & savings gong solar has for your. Your utility company, rate plans, current & future usage all add up to your overall benefits.

- San Antonio’s utility company CPS actually pays residential & business customers cash to assist with the costs for your solar installation. Other benefits include the 30% IRS Federal tax credit & depreciation tax exemption you will receive for the year you go solar.

- If your home or place of business is on a larger plot of land, consider a ground mount option or even a wind turbine solution.

Ready to move forward? Great , schedule an appointment & let us help you design the right solution & simplify EVERYTHING !

Renewable energy for Social Good

January 21 2019

The growth of renewable energy like solar in San Antonio provides a tremendous opportunity to address some of the greatest challenges faced by lower-income communities: the high cost of housing, unemployment, homelessness & pollution. Going solar can be a cost savings tool for non-profit organizations who serve the most vulnerable in our city. Solar provides long-term financial relief from high and unpredictable energy and operational expenses of services like food, shelter and housing. Private, Public and Partnering (P3) on community based Energy Improvement Projects (EIPs) will benefit local non-profits, the city and our environment.

Talk to us if you’d like to learn more about Energy Improvement Projects (EIPs) – we think there’s never been a better time to “re-ignite” San Antonio’s renewable energy strategy and accomplish more public good.

Renewable energy for Social Good

February 1 2019

We think 2019 will be a pivotal year in the renewable energy industry and its ability to accomplish public good in our communities.  We see a direct connection with renewable energy & helping the community's less fortunate.  For example, water scarcity has become a real challenge across the world:

  • The facts support that water & power are interdependent. These two resources are interconnected.
  • Investment in Reliable & Affordable access to clean water improves health & reduces poverty.

  • Texas & the (S.W U.S) are among those are whose demand will exceed supplies. More than 75% of natural sources, such as rivers, basins, aquifers have reseeded.

  • The world’s poorest survive on less than 2.5 Gallons a day, compared to 400 Gallons used by an American family of 4.

We think there’s never been a better time to “re-ignite” San Antonio’s renewable energy strategy and accomplish more public good.

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