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04/21/2017


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SEEC Local Government Roundtable - April 27th
The Local Government Roundtable is scheduled for Thursday, April 27 at 2pm.
Click here! to join other local governments for this month's roundtable on street lighting. We will be joined by a special guest from the California Street Lighting Association.

News and Opportunities

Attorney General Becerra Intervenes in Lawsuit To Defend Energy Efficiency Standards
California Attorney General has intervened in a lawsuit filed by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association against the DOE challenging energy efficiency regulations for light bulbs.

California Microgrid Roadmap Scoping Workshop
CEC, CPUC, and CAISO staff will host a workshop on the California Microgrid Roadmap to develop a plan to accelerate the adoption of microgrids in the state.

Schedules for 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards
The CEC has posted the tentative schedule for 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards pre-rulemaking workshops and the overall schedule for the 2019 Standards

State regulators can play a critical role in unleashing building energy data
Mary Shoemaker, state policy analyst for ACEEE, discusses the benefits of energy data access and the role of statewide utility regulators.

Walmart stores, other commercial buildings to have energy-storage systems installed
The new systems will boost their energy efficiency, reduce costs, and lower Southern California Edison’s electricity demand during times of peak usage.

New Technology

Blockchain Is Helping to Build a New Kind of Energy Grid
Using the technology behind Bitcoin, participants in the Brooklyn Microgrid are buying and selling locally generated renewable energy over a peer-to-peer network.

Good Vibrations? California to Test Using Road Rumbles as a Power Source
The new technology would use piezoelectric crystals that create energy from the vibration of road traffic.
 


SEEC Calendar 
Click the SEEC Calendar link to view all upcoming events.

4/26-4/27 Green California Summit (Sacramento)
The Summit provides a forum where innovations in policy, technology, and practice can be showcased and shared.
 


That's all for this week. Have a great weekend!

Cary Garcia Jr.
Statewide Local Government Energy Efficiency Best Practices Coordinator
eecoordinator.info