RFP: Contra Costa Water District Seeks Demand Response Provider

The Contra Costa Water District is seeking a Demand Response Provider to allow Contra Costa to participate in PG&E’s demand response Capacity Bidding Program (CBP), utilizing operations of four (4) 2,100 horsepower water pumps. Applications must be in by February 19, 2016. For more information, click here.

CPUC Approves Power Charge Indifference Amount (PCIA)

On December 17th, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) voted to allow PG&E to increase rates on customers receiving energy through Community Choice Aggregation (CCAs). The increase of the Power Charge Indifference Amount (PCIA) was proposed in PG&E’s 2016 Electric Procurement Cost Revenue Requirement Forecast. Developments in analysis of the methodology for the PCIA, which will take…

EV Charging Stations Installed and Operational at Cupertino Library

As part of the CEC-funded Bay Area Charge Ahead Project, the City of Cupertino has installed two EV Chargepoint Level 2 charging stations at its library. The Project plans on installing charging stations in 152 Bay Area high-priority, high congestion areas. The Bay Area has a goal of 100,000 electric vehicles on the road by 2020.…

City of Palo Alto Completes Three Phases of High Pressure Sodium to LED Streetlighting Upgrades

A total of 5,560 high pressure sodium cobrahead streetlights have been replaced with high-efficiency LEDs in the first three phases of the project. The electric savings translate to a 7 year project payback. A map of the project is available on the City of Palo Alto’s website. Staff will investigate a possible Phase 4 replacement…

Efficiency and Resiliency Case Study: Blue Lake Rancheria Tribe

Learn in this Climate.gov case study how Northern California’s Blue Lake Rancheria Tribe is leading on climate change mitigation, energy efficiency and renewables, and community resiliency – including their work to: conduct strategic climate action planning activities; build an energy-efficient hotel; install an innovative biomass-gasification-fuel cell system that turns biomass into electricity; install solar on…

CSE Report: Energy Benchmarking and Transparency Best Practices and Case Studies

Prepared for the Port of San Diego, the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) has released a report, Energy Benchmarking and Transparency: A review of national best practices, California policies and energy efficiency opportunities for the San Diego Unified Port District. The report reviews state benchmarking policies (set and in the process of being set under AB 758…

City of Oakley Participates as Pilot City, Develops Strategic Energy Plan

The City of Oakley shared its participation as a pilot city to develop a Strategic Energy Plan with support of the East Bay Energy Watch at its recent City Council meeting. Read more in this article from Contra Costa Times. Search the website for more on this plan’s development. For more projects from East Bay Energy Watch,…

New Study: San Francisco’s Benchmarking Ordinance Requiring Commercial Buildings to Disclose Energy Data Shows Major Reduction in Energy Use and an Opportunity to Save Millions in Energy Costs

A report on the City and County of San Francisco’s Existing Commercial Buildings Energy Performance Ordinance (ECBO) reviewed the ordinance compliance, energy use by building, and savings that could be attributed from 2010-2014. The report’s findings, which include a  (more…)

Palo Alto’s On Demand Green Building Compliance Trainings

Palo Alto has released an On-Demand set of green building compliance trainings: learn more in the City’s September 23rd press release here and below: Launch of On-Demand Video Trainings for the Green Building and Energy Reach Code Ordinances Palo Alto’s Development Services department has launched a series of on-demand trainings videos outlining the requirements found in…

Yuba County Considers Second Solar Project

Reviewing the savings being realized through the energy efficiency and solar projects Yuba County implemented in 2013, the County is considering a second solar installation. Details on the project shared by Appeal Democrat are below, or you can read the story in full. Yuba County is moving forward on a second large solar project that…
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