Sustainable Development & Environmental Protection International Conference – Setp 15-17

The 2018 Sustainable Development & Environmental Protection International Conference will provide a unique forum for international professionals involved with managing water supply, wastewater, recycled water, storm water, soil, groundwater, air quality, energy, and wastes to collaborate on increasing climate resiliency. Click here to learn more.

First large US offshore wind project sets record-low price starting at $74 per MWh

“The state expects electricity customers will see $1.4 billion in direct and indirect benefits over the term of the contract. The Vineyard Wind Project includes a $15 million initiative to accelerate the U.S. offshore wind market, comprising a $10 million offshore wind industry accelerator fund, $2 million for workforce development and $3 million for innovations…

Community Canopy: Private Property Tree Distributions Made Easy – July 19

n this webinar we will explore how a private property tree distribution via the Community Canopy program can assist with growing your community’s urban tree canopy and support your sustainability and resiliency efforts. Travis Menne with the city of Redding, Calif., and Kristen Bousquet from the Arbor Day Foundation will explore how to plan a…

Barriers to non-utility ownership of DER stripped from California bill

“SB 1088, which would have effectively barred customer or third-party owned solar or batteries from providing reliability services for the distribution system has been altered before leaving the Senate Appropriations Committee. The new bill does include a section that requires utilities to submit reliability and resiliency plans, including a requirement for utilities to investigate microgrids…

En Banc on Green Book + Extension for Informal Comments – June 22

En Banc Information: Date: Friday, June 22, 2018 Time: 9am – 5pm Location: CPUC Auditorium 505 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, CA 94102 *Webcast information will be provided closer to the date of the En Banc Note: Although a quorum of Commissioners, their advisors or other decision-makers may be present, no action will be taken.…

Lawmakers want more focus on adaptation

“California must focus more on adapting to climate change, a state Senate committee chairman said yesterday. “We know that there is an ever-growing body of scientific research that the climate is warming and that this changing climate is having a serious impact on California,” state Sen. Bob Wieckowski (D) chairman of the state Senate Environmental…

‘WeHo Smart City’ Initiative

“West Hollywood is launching its WeHo Smart City initiative, which will implement technology throughout the urban strand to enhance the community’s quality of life. According to the city of West Hollywood website, the WeHo Smart City Strategic Plan is the first of its kind in the LA area. The West Hollywood City Council approved the…

Grid-Scale Energy Storage Conference – June 6-7

Attend ACI’s 4th National Grid-Scale Energy Storage Conference, June 6-7, 2018, San Francisco, CA to discover the significant market opportunities for energy storage, including government policy and regulatory initiatives, new requirements for transmission and distribution of power in electric markets, increased utilization of distributed energy systems and the integration of storage into smart grid platforms.…

Valuing Resilience: Exploring the Role of Solar+Storage in Grid Outages – Mar. 14

“In this webinar, experts from the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) will share how they are approaching the topic of resiliency. The presenters will give an overview of the importance of considering energy resilience when planning and making investment decisions, followed by a discussion of how solar technology can be deployed to help mitigate outages.…

Webinar: Advancing Distributed Energy Resources in a Community Choice Context – Feb 21

“This webinar will focus on the rapidly evolving role of Community Choice agencies as catalysts for advancing distributed energy resources (DERs) in California with an emphasis on market models and community resiliency benefits. Lorenzo Kristov, an independent consultant focusing on integration of distributed resources, formerly market and infrastructure policy principal with CAISO, will present on…

Business of Local Energy Symposium (CCA Symposium) – June 4-5

“Join the Center for Climate Protection, the Local Government Commission and the Local Government Sustainable Energy Coalition (LGSEC) at the 2018 Business of Local Energy Symposium! For the past four years, Community Choice Agency (CCA) experts and leaders from across the state have gathered to discuss accelerating CCA adoption, sharing best practices, and creating more benefits for local communities. We bring together policymakers, practitioners,…

ICEPAG 2018: Microgrid Global Summit – Mar. 27-29

***EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNTS END FEBRUARY 19*** The Summit captures an integrated view of sustainable energy resources, enhanced performance of the electrical grid, and increased grid resiliency and reliability with a focus on: Existing and Emerging  Microgrids Institutional Industry Military Commercial Community Rural Powering Microgrids Renewable Power Clean, Firm, 24/7 Load-Following DER Support Microgrid Control Microgrid…

2018 Business of Clean Energy Symposium – June 4-5

“Join Community Choice Agency (CCA) experts and leaders from across the state on June 5th for a day-long event about accelerating CCA adoption, sharing best practices, and creating more benefits for our communities. There will also be a pre-symposium workshop on the afternoon of June 4th on distributed energy resource projects that build local resiliency,…

Central Coast Sustainability Summit – Oct. 11

The Central Coast Sustainability Summit is organized in partnership between the Community Environmental Council; the Cities of Goleta, Santa Barbara, and Carpinteria; the County of Santa Barbara; and the University of California, Santa Barbara. The event brings together representatives from local governments and organizations to discuss common sustainability issues, share best practices, and seek partners…