Best Practice Webinars

Grid Modernization: Part 2

Rick Brown, President and founder of TerreVerde Energy, will describe changing energy policy, market conditions, and evolving technologies to prepare local governments for a modernized grid.

Part 2: Energy Efficiency, Electrification, Microgrids, and Prop 39.

Performance Contracting

Maria Fields of JouleSmart, discusses the applicability of performance contracting issues faced by California municipalities including:

  • Changing California energy policy
  • The performance contracting model
  • How the model can solve problems and what to look for
  • Migration of California incentives towards Pay-for-Performance in 2018 and beyond
Advanced Energy Community

UC Irvine’s Advanced Power and Energy Program partnered with the City of Huntington Beach, Altura Associates, Southern California Edison, and Southern California Gas, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to develop tools to optimally design and operate an Advanced Energy Community in Oak View community.

General Plans Guidelines Update

Michael McCormick, Senior Planner with the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research present on the General Plan Guidelines Update, summarizing the changes made in 2017 and the new guidance for 2018.

Decarbonization 101

Sean Armstrong of Redwood Energy in a webinar on Decarbonization 101. In this webinar, we define decarbonization, explore why we should decarbonize locally, and share practical solutions for decarbonizing our communities now.

Best Practices from Advanced Energy Communities

Learn more about the benefits of the Advanced Energy Community Projects and hear from other local governments who share best practices they have implemented in communities across California.

Building Operator Certification

Learn more about the benefits of the Building Operator Certification Program and hear from other local governments who have implemented this valuable resources for their local building officials.

Revolving Funds

Dr. Tiffany Wise-West from Ecoshift Consulting provides best practices for establishing a carbon fund in your local jurisdiction.

The webinar focuses on:

  • Different revenue models and which might suit their municipality or organization
  • Details on how to set up a Carbon Fund including the steps to do so and typical challenges to implementation.
  • Details on operational experience, successes, and challenges of various approaches from funds designed and/or implemented within the past 3 years.
Local Ordinances

Misti Bruceri has worked in energy efficiency, sustainability for more than 20 years.  As principal of Misti Bruceri and Associates, LLC since 2007, she provides technical consulting services to private firms, non-profit organizations, and utilities.  Ms. Bruceri serves as a developer and subject matter expert for the Codes and Standards reach codes and compliance improvement teams.

In the video below Ms. Bruceri will describe the California Energy Codes and Standards Program, the “reach” codes subprogram, and resources that are available to local governments to support going beyond the statewide minimum code.

Grid Modernization: Part 1

Rick Brown, President of TerreVerde Energy, will describe changing energy policy, market conditions, and evolving technologies to prepare local governments for a modernized grid.

Part 1: Solar, Battery Storage, and Choice Aggregation

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