Webinar: CCAs and Community Resilience – Responding to Electricity Grid Outages, Planned and Unplanned

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As climate-related electricity system disruptions grow more frequent and severe, we urgently need effective local strategies to achieve decarbonization, resilience, social equity, and security. Community Choice Agencies (CCAs) are uniquely well-positioned to play an important role in helping their communities prepare for and respond to disruptions. They can also play a key role in navigating … Read more

Webinar: Accelerating Electric Transportation with Community Choice Energy

Community Choice agencies (CCAs) have been engaged in advancing electric vehicles (EVs) and EV charging infrastructure since 2015. Today, with 19 operational CCAs in California, a wide range of CCA EV programs are in the works. The California Energy Commission, under its California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP) program, has recently awarded CCAs substantial grants … 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

Webinar: The Power of Collaboration Among CCAs – Data Platform

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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

Climate-Safe California Policy Summit

This webinar is the final installment of The Climate Center’s Climate Safe California webinar series. The Climate-Safe California Policy Summit brings together scientists and policymakers to examine the opportunities for climate action in front of California lawmakers today. Grounded in the reality of climate impacts like drought and extreme heat, the Summit will cover proposed legislation … Read more

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


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

The Business of Local Energy Symposium 2019 presentations

Morning Plenary Ann Hancock Welcome Morning Breakout Sessions Programs that Respond to Community Needs – Sentieri Programs that Respond to Community Needs – Wells Programs that Respond to Community Needs  – Kopyciok-Lande  Keeping the Community in Community Choice – Garcia-Arrazola The CCA Regulatory Landscape: The Power Charge Indifference Adjustment (PCIA) and other Issues – Moosen … Read more

Business of Local Energy Symposium 2018 presentations

Click on the links below to watch videos, listen to audio files, and to download presentations. Some are powerpoint format and some are pdfs. Workshop Presentations Aram Shumavon, Co-Founder & CEO, KevalaChris Sentieri, Climate Solutions Manager, Blue Strike Environmental Symposium Presentations WelcomeThe Climate Center’s Executive Director, Ann Hancock, explains “Power with Purpose.” She is followed … Read more

Business of Local Energy Symposium 2017 Presentations

Click on any of the blue links below to download pdf versions of the Powerpoint presentations. Programs That Create Value for Customers Moderator: Kelly Knutsen, Senior Policy Advisor, California Solar Energy Industries Association Beckie Menten, Director of Customer Programs, MCE Clean Energy Alan White, Chief Business Officer, eMotorWerks Jason Caudle, Deputy City Manager, City of … Read more