C o n t a c t U s
North East Arizona Energy Services Company
A non-profit Foundation
A Facilitator of Energy
43 Sutton Circle
HC 30 Box 2A
Concho, Arizona 85924
O u r M i s s i o n
East Arizona Energy Services Company
Summary of Mission and Activities
Our Mission is to be an active agent creating avenues, methods and techniques to make us (at least in our region of the United States) “whole”, or “well”; to assist in turning the corner into a better “relationship to the earth”.
We need to turn the corner into a better relationship to the earth.
We are transitioning into another world of our own making. We must do everything we can to make sure that new world is a world in better balance with mother nature.
This takes place both within and without—both on a individual spiritual level, and on the social level.
Energy is everywhere (the philosophies of the East call it “Chi” or “Ki”). Our “electrical power” is a form of energy. Our personal energy is a form of "Ki".
effort as a non-profit foundation is to focus on correcting the
imbalances. It is our belief
that we still have time to make these corrections.
We can build the new level now by building on what has already been
accomplished (albeit with its limits).
accomplishes its mission on two major fronts:
the societal and the personal.
the societal front: North
East Arizona Energy Services Company has one overriding goal: be instrumental in the installation of 500 solar systems on
homes and buildings in the counties of Apache, Navajo, Coconino and
Yavapai by the year 2010
lack of affordable solar systems and the lack of adequate financing
options are now the primary targets.
Most all of our efforts will be focused on correcting these
shortcomings. We must do what
we can at creating affordable systems and providing adequate financing
options. Everything else
comes more easily as a result of getting the first two goals accomplished.
Our current areas of activity:
Starting with one county (Apache) “Off-Grid”, we proposed a $3 million
dollar grant for purposes of 50% rebate on cost of installations of homes
that do not currently have utility connections.
(While the Dept of Agriculture’s initial answer was “No, not
this time.” They encouraged
us to resubmit in the next round because of the limit of funds in the
first round of their grant offering.
Their letter made us believe that we are highly qualified for
is our first task of helping those in our immediate area with the need for
electricity in their homes. These
households (found in our research) had no utility connection whatsoever.
We would help by creating a rebate program specifically designed
for off-grid homes in the defined areas.
We have requested Navopache Electric Cooperative to join us in this
effort. The census tracts
involved fall within the coverage area of Navopache.
This combined effort will help the homeowners afford electricity by
rebating a portion of the cost of installation of solar systems.
This first task can be repeated to benefit other needy areas of
(2) Going “On-Grid” statewide as a totally “green” rural utility
cooperative, “Arizona Clean Distributed Energy Cooperative (AC/DeC)”.
We have written a “Business Plan and Proforma” and presented
it to the USDA for assistance. It
is now in Washington DC. The
Department of Agriculture is deliberating the need for feasibility study
and legal fees. We believe it obviously passed the initial review with the
State of Arizona to have been passed on to Washington.
This is a study of the “On-Grid” participation of Arizona
residents in their interest in supporting clean, renewable electricity.
The result of this study led us to propose the creation of a new
Electric Service Provider, a rural utility cooperative.
This cooperative would produce and sell only clean, renewable
electricity…mostly solar energy without reliance on outside sources.
An extensive and comprehensive Business Plan and Proforma, modeled
for all rural Arizona citizens is the result.
While exhausting, (it is currently approximately 96 pages in length
and contains complete analysis on the current Arizona electricity
generation and sales situation, the anticipated market and approach,
income and sales projections and legal foundation and engineering
feasibility results) we believe the labors will bare fruit and a new
company “AC/DeC” or “Arizona Clean Distributed Energy Cooperative”
will be born. And while we do
not anticipate thunderous success in the first few years (just 30 new
members per year will insure that it always stays in the “black”) this
new company can continue, year after year, growing and serving Arizona.
(3) The municipalities of North East Arizona are next with the “performance
contracting” facilitation. With
computer software in hand, we are planning to initiate meetings with the
municipalities in our area to assist in determining feasibility of
upgrading all municipal buildings to clean renewable.
We believe municipalities would be more active in upgrading their
buildings if they were not so strapped financially. They simply cannot afford to have one of their employees “side-tracked”
into the evaluation of feasibilities of this nature.
We hope to fill this gap by volunteering our time and expertise to
the municipalities and thus expedite the upgrades (of course with clean,
renewable technology.) Our
counseling teams will go into each municipality that indicates a
willingness to research better, cleaner sustainable ways of energy
utilization. The team
consists of one member of NEA-ESCO and one representative of an “energy
service company”. These
counseling teams will introduce local governments to the concept of “performance
contracting”—a function provided by governmentally approved energy
service companies. Performance contracting guarantees the municipalities that
their utility bills will not increase while retrofitting their buildings
with clean, renewable technology. Our
teams will guide the process and assist in obtaining successful results.
(4) We are initiating action on the state level by helping to establish an
office for the purpose of creating a rebate program similar to California’s.
The Energy Office of California has assisted us by giving us
facts and figures on their program, its costs and effectiveness.
We will put together a formal proposal to the proper political
authorities for approval and enactment.
Arizona, while rich in clean renewable generation potential,
remains as one of the states lagging behind in active promotion of the use
of this technical achievement. Arizona
must take on the responsibility of orchestrating a brighter energy future.
We must follow the lead that California provides.
Solar technology has not yet reached affordability for our
citizenry. We must encourage
our leaders to provide the proper incentives to its citizens by way of a
statewide rebate system. North
East Arizona Energy Services Company proposes to help the Arizona
Corporations Commission in actualizing a viable rebate program.
It is very obvious
that the tasks described above are ambitious.
Each one could by itself satisfy the goal of achieving 500 solar
roofs by 2010. Each one has
the potential of turning our way of seeing our relationship with the earth
around. Any one of these
tasks could be the catalyst in achieving a new momentum.
We must be the catalyst to MAKE IT HAPPEN, not just talk about it.
We must educate and train, a lot of that education and training
will naturally occur with the exposure of real new feasibilities, such as
is encompassed in actual application for an expediting of installations of
solar panels. But a lot of it
will have to come from us through our efforts using the media.
the personal front, North East Arizona Energy Services Company has one
overriding goal: be
instrumental in changing 500 lives (personalities) into earth connected,
love motivated individuals by building self-respect, self-confidence,
self-reliance in an environment where few of those qualities were
prevalent, and do this before 2010.
current areas of activity:
of Peace”. This program
will bring the martial art Aikido (or the “Way of Peace and Harmony”)
to the White Mountains of Arizona. The
creator of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba (Japanese)
Master Ueshiba maintained that “aiki is love”,
and that it is possible to handle aggression with a smile.
The supreme challenge of a warrior is to turn an enemy’s fearful
wrath into harmless laughter.
The Art of Peace does not rely on weapons or brute
force to succeed; instead, we put outselves in turn with the universe,
maintain peace in our own realms, nurture life, and prevent death and
destruction. The true meaning
of the term samurai is one who serves and adheres to the power of
"White Mountain Community Drums" This program will actively get members of the community together in an emotionally powerful bonding experience. Any member of the community is invited to become involved in monthly sessions.
O u r H i s t o r y
North East Arizona Energy Service Company (NEA-ESCO) was formed specifically to expedite the Million Solar Roofs Initiative of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy. We have expanded well beyond the original incentive.
Officially, NEA-ESCO was born on April 3, 2002. It is our hope that our existence will have positive consequence.