Building a Resilient and Equitable Grid for the Future

This is the second webinar in the Envisioning a Climate-Safe California: Stories and Solutions series. This webinar will lay out a vision for the future of California’s electricity system and highlight the people and organizations working to create it. We’ll explore the role of local governments, Community Choice Agencies (CCAs), and others in helping to … Read more

The Real Impact of the Climate Crisis – Stories from the Frontlines

Neighborhood Oil Drilling Near School

This is the first webinar in the Envisioning a Climate-Safe California: Stories and Solutions series. As the consequences of inaction begin to mount, the human impacts of the climate crisis become more clear. We must ground ourselves in how our policymaking helps — or harms — people and communities as we forge the path toward … Read more

Webinar: How Can CCAs Expand DER Deployment and Address Resource Adequacy and Climate Goals?

Solar panels on the rooftop of the Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons Building.

Ramping up distributed energy resources (DERs) can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create a more resilient electricity grid. Community Choice Agencies (CCAs) must also meet mandated resource adequacy requirements — a reality that has become far more expensive in the past few years. In this webinar, two DER service providers will present both grid-side … Read more

Community Energy Resilience Policy Summit 2020

#WomenInSolar installs in Nicaragua & Nepal by Grid Alternatives

This summit gave an overview of what the state is doing for clean energy resilience and what new policies are needed to provide access to clean and reliable power for all. Janea Scott, California Energy Commission; Genevieve Shiroma, California Public Utilities Commission; Carmen Ramirez, Mayor Pro Tem of Oxnard; Ellie Cohen, The Climate Center and … Read more

Webinar: Resilient Schools – Safe Communities

In collaboration with the California Solar and Storage Association Power shutoffs in 2019 disrupted the schedules of local schools across California. Increasing wildfires have threatened life and property and frequently left evacuees with nowhere to go. The COVID-19 pandemic and economic downturn will only compound this crisis, hampering people’s ability to find shelter in an … Read more

Webinar: Microgrids – Backup Power for Business

Power shutoffs in 2019 cost California businesses millions of dollars. Battery storage installed for backup purposes can provide value to a business even when the grid is fully functioning.  This webinar will convene industry experts to address the following questions: What are some real-world examples of microgrids? What is possible now from a technical perspective? What is … Read more

Webinar: The Power of Collaboration Among CCAs – Data Platform

Solar Panel Power Generation. by mrganso found on https://www.needpix.com/photo/1123513/photovoltaic-system-solar-solar-energy-solar-panel-photovoltaic-renewable-energy-revolution-power-generation-solar-field

Please join us for the third in our series of four webinars on Community Choice Agencies (CCAs) and Integrated Distributed Energy Resources (IDERs). This webinar will focus on potential opportunities for CCAs to selectively work together to optimize efforts and resources, through continued knowledge sharing and ultimately collaboration as they define their role in the … Read more

Webinar: CCAs and Energy Resilience – Redwood Coast Energy Authority’s Airport Microgrid

RENEWABLE PORTFOLIO STANDARD by leg.mt.gov

The Redwood Coast Energy Authority’s (RCEA’s) Airport Microgrid project will provide clean electricity and resilience in emergencies for critical rescue and transportation services in Humboldt County. In collaboration with the grid owner, the project will demonstrate the economic viability and a replicable business case for CCAs deploying microgrids in California. This is the final webinar … Read more

Webinar: An Electricity System Structure for the 21st Century

In this webinar, Lorenzo Kristov will describe a vision for the decentralized, democratized, and decarbonized electricity system that replaces the rigid and obsolete 100-year+ fossil and nuclear-based, regulated monopoly, central station model. Lorenzo spent 19 years as Principal, Market and Infrastructure Policy at the California Independent System Operator (CAISO), where he was a lead designer of the … Read more