Grid Modernization: Global Insights & Local Solutions

This event was hosted by the California Climate & Energy Collaborative (CCEC), in conjunction with the Local Government Sustainable Energy Coalition (LGSEC), on November 29 from 3:00-4:30 pm PST. This webinar features a series of speakers from around the globe discussing common challenges and potential solutions as governments worldwide seek to transform their electric grids for a decarbonized future. Covered topics include the complex dynamics of grid transformation, the capacity of the grid to handle electrification, the role of microgrids in a decarbonized grid, and the potential of public-private partnerships to help streamline the energy transition. With a diverse array of speakers and topics, this webinar has something to offer for anyone interested in the future of our energy system!


  • Marc Costa, Board Co-Chair, Local Government Sustainable Energy Coalition


  • Mark Paterson, Managing Director/Lead Systems Architect, Energy Catalyst Pty Ltd
  • Barry Hooper, Senior Green Building Coordinator, San Francisco Department of the Environment
  • Melanie D. Johnson, Electrical Engineering Researcher, Energy Branch, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center Construction Engineering Research Laboratory
  • Stephen Honikman, Vice President of Business Development, Electriq Power