Workshop: Energy Resilience Planning for Your Community

Wednesday, September 21, 8:30 am – 12pm PT

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, 1380 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego

The Energy Resilience Planning for Your Community workshop will be held on Wednesday morning, September 21, 2022 at the San Diego Sheraton. This free workshop is being held as a side event in conjunction with CivicWell’s 13th Annual California Climate & Energy Forum:  Accelerating Climate Action & Advancing Justice, which takes place from September 21 – 22, 2022 at the San Diego Sheraton.

For several summers in a row, California has been plagued by unprecedented wildfires and associated power outages. As an alternative to diesel for energy back-up, some local governments have been planning for deployment of new, clean energy options, which can save money and improve resilience. This workshop will include presentations covering:

    •       Best practices in clean energy resilience planning (Kate Ringness, SmartBlock Consulting)
    •       Billions of dollars in related new federal and state funding (Angie Hacker, CivicWell)
    •       Project case studies

Local governments interested in receiving free, on-site project consultation during the event will have the opportunity to submit project idea information in advance of the workshop.


Kate Ringness is Co-Founder and Managing Director at SmartBlock Communities.  She also currently serves as a Strategic Advisor to the Oakland EcoBlock project. As a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley she led coursework on advanced energy and economic development and conducted research on community microgrids.

Angie Hacker has nearly 20 years of public, private and non-profit experience serving communities in the areas of sustainability, energy, and climate change, primarily in California. Her areas of expertise include designing innovative local/regional solutions, communicating a strategic vision, pursuing policy and regulatory opportunities, obtaining resources, building local capacity, leveraging cross-sector partnerships, and engaging stakeholders.


Thanks to our event sponsors:


Contact: Doron Amiran, The Climate Center,, 707-280-1372