12th Annual CCEC Forum Program

Transforming Tomorrow Together | August 3 – 19, 2021

Call for Sessions, Presentations, and Facilitators Proposals (CFSP) are OPEN!

Proposals will be accepted under the following three tracks (click to expand):

The 12th Annual CCEC Forum will feature up to 16 virtual activities available for submitted proposals – 12 Session and 4 Interactive Lunch Event slots. Additionally, there will be an Opening Plenary and a Closing Session internally organized by CCEC Staff and Advisory Committee members.

In order to foster engagement, we are expanding the proposals to include options beyond traditional webinars, such as facilitated discussions, keynote roundtables, networking activities, question the expert, and working groups. Participants will learn about innovative best practices, case studies, tools, and resources while engaging in discussions around accelerating action in their own communities, regardless of their stage in the process.

Proposals must be submitted by COB May 24th.

Holistic Climate/Energy Planning and Readiness

Proposals should address one or more of the topics listed below, which have been identified as priorities by CCEC participants through the pre-forum survey. While proposals should seek to meet participant interests and needs, there may be additional topics that would be beneficial to address for a local government audience that are not included in this list.

  • Leveraging energy data: benchmarking, tools, usage, and access
  • Equipping diverse partners to accelerate community-driven solutions (e.g CBOs, tribal governments, and small businesses)
  • Holistic climate action planning to support implementation
  • Integrating climate resilience into climate/energy action plans
  • Piloting new technologies and strategies
  • Redefining climate readiness through planning and community engagement
  • Planning and implementing affordable ZNE housing
Equitable Decarbonization Strategies

Proposals should address one or more of the topics listed below, which have been identified as priorities by CCEC participants through the pre-forum survey. While proposals should seek to meet participant interests and needs, there may be additional topics that would be beneficial to address for a local government audience that are not included in this list.

  • Electrification best practices, action plans, retrofits, and lessons learned
  • Energy Efficiency (EE) energy education and curtailment behaviors for community members
  • Responsible waste management for building retrofits and retirement of energy efficiency equipment
  • Reducing embodied carbon in building construction
  • Electrification and decarbonization policies, model ordinances, and codes
  • Integrating Energy Efficiency (EE) with Distributed Energy Resources (DER), Electric Vehicles (EVs), storage, renewable energy, and Zero-Net Energy (ZNE)
  • Access to Energy Efficiency (EE) rebate programs for renters and affordable housing retrofits
  • Decarbonization strategies in agriculture and farming including energy efficient technologies, water/energy nexus, transportation, workforce impacts, etc
A Just Transition to Clean Energy

Proposals should address one or more of the topics listed below, which have been identified as priorities by CCEC participants through the pre-forum survey. While proposals should seek to meet participant interests and needs, there may be additional topics that would be beneficial to address for a local government audience that are not included in this list.

  • Overview of climate risks to the energy sector and key transition opportunities
  • Clean energy workforce development and equitable job transition programs
  • Retiring stranded assets and associated workforce impacts and life cycle assessment
  • Emergency management; navigating public safety power shutoffs; disaster mitigation, and recovery
  • Preparing for a decentralized energy system through DER procurement processes and community microgrids
  • Grid reliability solutions via non-diesel backup power, smart grids, hardening, or distributed generation to respond to disruptions
  • Transition to electric vehicles, charging infrastructure, impacts on the grid, and opportunities to diversify transportation options
We are accepting both full proposals and individual presenters or facilitators that will be incorporated into a full session if accepted.

Full Session Proposal Submissions

See the guidance and form below to submit a full session proposal.

Individual Presenter or Facilitator Submissions

See the guidance and form below to submit a proposal as an individual presenter of facilitator.

Forum Schedule

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    Call for Session Proposals

    May 3 – 24

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    Forum Session Confirmation and Planning
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    Forum Registration

    Opens July 1

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    Virtual Forum

    August 3 – 19

 Questions? Email us at kwolfcloud@lgc.org.

Thanks to our CCEC Forum Sponsors!

The Tri-County Regional Energy Network (3C-REN) reduced energy use in our region’s buildings for a more affordable, healthy, resilient and sustainable community.

The Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN) delivers regional-scale energy efficiency programs, services, and resources focused on energy, water, and resilience.

The Southern California Regional Energy Network (SoCalREN) brings together a wide variety of services with one common goal: achieving unprecedented levels of energy savings throughout Southern California.

TerraVerde Energy is an independent advisory firm that supports Community Choice Energy Agencies, Public Agencies, and Commercial Enterprises in developing and deploying solar, battery, and energy resiliency programs.

Thank you to our promotional partners for getting the word out about the Forum!

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