DOE/NNSA Pantex Plant Superfund Site - CLU-IN

DOE/NNSA Pantex Plant Superfund Site - CLU-IN

DOE/NNSA Pantex Plant Superfund Site Site Background Camille Hueni, EPA Region 6 DOE/NNSA Pantex Plant Superfund Site Active National Nuclear Security Administration Site, 17 miles northeast of Amarillo, TX; Listed on the National Priorities List in 1994; Sitewide ROD signed in 2008; Construction Completion achieved in 2009; Ongoing remedial actions target restoration of the Perched Aquifer to protect the underlying Ogallala; The Pantex Renewable Energy Project (PREP) and completion of the Superfund remedial action phase proceeded on parallel, but independent tracks.

2 3 Wind Energy Kevin Long, Facilities & Infrastructure Modernization Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC NNSA Pantex Plant, Amarillo, Texas National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Established by Congress in 2000, NNSA is a semi-autonomous agency within the U.S. Department of Energy responsible for enhancing national security through the military application of nuclear science. NNSA maintains and enhances the safety, security, reliability and performance of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile without nuclear testing; works to reduce global danger from weapons of mass destruction; provides

the U.S. Navy with safe and effective nuclear propulsion; and responds to nuclear and radiological emergencies in the U.S. and abroad. Maintaining the Stockpile Nonproliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency response Oversight and change Counterterrorism 5 Pantex Plant Location 6 Objectives Satisfy Presidential Objectives for US Government Energy Usage:

Executive Order 13423 - Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy and Transportation Management Improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions Implement renewable energy generation projects on agency property for agency use Executive Order 13514 Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance Reduce energy intensity in agency buildings Increase agency use of renewable energy DOE Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan Includes the Presidents goal for use of 20% renewables by the year 2020 7

Specifics Five 2.3 MW Siemens Wind Turbines located on 1,500 Acres of USG land in a Class IV wind corridor Towers are approximately 243 ft. tall Blade diameter is approximately 331 ft. Blade tip at top of rotation is 408 ft. above ground level Each of the five turbine foundations has 325 cubic yards of concrete Blade tip moves at speeds on the order of 130 mph (depending on wind speed) 8 Specifics (contd)

Wind farm will be connected to Pantex Plant for direct feed of electrical need with ability to shed surplus power to the local utility grid Generate 47 million kilowatt hours of electricity annually Projected to meet up to 60% of the Plants electrical demand needs Estimated to eliminate over 534,000 metric tons of CO2 GHG over system life Built under an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) Will generate 47,000 renewable energy credits annually (shared w/Y-12) 9 Project Approval Requirements Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Approval required for any object over 200 feet above ground level Approval also required based on Pantex location to the Amarillo International Airport (within 10 nautical miles of the runway) Initial submission of Notice of Proposed Construction (Form 7460-1) to FAA requires location information for each Wind Turbine Generator (WTG): Latitude Longitude Height

10 Submission of Supplemental Notice of Actual Construction (Form 7460-2 Part I) to FAA required at a minimum of 10 days prior to construction Submission of Supplemental Notice of maximum height (Form 7460-2 Part II) to FAA Required at a minimum of five days of turbine reaching maximum height Project Approval Requirements (contd) Qualifying Facility (QF) Application Required by Federal Energy Regulation Commission (FERC) (18 CFR 131.80) to allow independent facilities to produce up to 15MW of electrical power

and requires the utility to purchase generation from Pantex 11 Southwest Power Pool (SPP) Application SPP regulates power generators and authorizes tie-in to existing electrical grid for entities seeking to place power on the grid SPP performs an Interconnection Feasibility Study and Facilities Study SPP sends Generation Interconnection Agreement to be executed by the parties involved (Pantex, SPP, and Xcel), allows power onto the grid Power can also be transferred to the Continuous Renewable Energy Zone (CREZ) system via Xcel

Project Details NNSA Albuquerque Office Contract Administrator Energy Saving Performance Contract (ESPC) use for the procurement of the WTG ESPC Proposals evaluated by the subject matter experts for the project Siemens Energy selected and the ESPC Contractor: Provided turnkey installation of WTGs

Connected to the Pantex Electrical South Substation Constructed a parts and maintenance building Term of the ESPC is 18 year payment Albuquerque Office negotiated billing agreement with local utility (Xcel) to allow net billing on energy used vs excess 12 Partnerships National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Technical consulting to NNSA, NPO, and Pantex Statement of Work, Request for Proposal

and Proposal Evaluation Liaison to FAA for approvals and reviews Idaho National Laboratory (INEL) Technical consulting to NPO and Pantex Regulatory issues System design 13 Partnerships (contd) Research and Development Collaboration Texas Tech University - NNSA has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Texas Tech University (TTU). Throughout the wind farm life, the TTU may

propose, through its relationship with NNSA, to use the Pantex wind farm for TTU research sponsored activities with its collaborators. Potential activities include: Data Collection and Analysis All raw data collected as part of the manufacture/developers data collection systems associated to the wind farm will be made available to the TTU Optimization Research and New Technology Development - Perform various operational test and performance evaluations to investigate improving system production Critical Skills Collaboration with TTU to expand a range of talent that aligns with the Pantex mission, science, engineering, high explosives, etc. 14

For More Information, Contact: For inquiries about the wind energy project at the NNSA Pantex Plant: Kevin Long Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC NNSA Pantex Plant, Amarillo, Texas (806) 477-3308 [email protected] For inquiries about the DOE/NNSA Pantex Plant Superfund site: Camille Hueni EPA Region 6 (214) 665-2231 [email protected] 15

Tony Biggs Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC NNSA Pantex Plant, Amarillo, Texas (806) 477-3203 [email protected] For inquiries about the EPA Region 6 Greenovations Award: Casey Luckett Snyder EPA Region 6 (214) 665-7393 [email protected]

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