Statewide LG EE Best Practices: Weekly Update

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8th Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Forum Call for Proposals

The deadline to submit a proposal for the forum is Monday, April 10th. Click here to submit a proposal!

News and Opportunities

Prop 39: 2016 Citizens Oversight Board Reports are now available
The Citizens Oversight Board has released their report on Prop 39, the California Clean Energy Jobs Act.

PG&E Step Up Power Down Surpasses Goals
PG&E partnered with San Francisco, San Jose, Redwood City, San Carlos, and Woodland to reduce energy usage in over 1,200 businesses and 3,100 households.

BayREN Forum: Household Electrification as a Pathway to On-Site ZNE
The Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN) hosted their first quarter regional forum focusing on ZNE standards and household electrification.

Lead Commissioner Workshop: Customers of Climate Science Research
A workshop to strengthen coordination with investor-owned electric utilities, local governments, and others to ensure Energy Commission funding for energy-related climate science research provides actionable results.

2017 Stakeholder Symposium and California-Germany Bilateral Energy Conference
Save the date for the California ISO and Energy Commission events October 18-20 at the Sacramento Convention Center.

Joint Agency Workshop on Methodologies to Establish POU GHG Reduction Targets
The California Energy Commission and CARB will jointly conduct a workshop to discuss potential methodologies to establish GHG reduction targets for publicly owned utilities.

Tracking Sustainability with Data, not Anecdotes
The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) discusses their sustainability tracking tool developed to help utilities track progress on sustainability goals.

Publications and Resources

CAISO Energy Matters
The California ISO has released a new issue of their Energy Matters newsletter. Topics include an ISO study with NREL on flexible renewables,  Energy Imbalance Market cost benefits, ISO GHG emissions reductions, and renewables growing in the ISO's energy mix.

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

4/13 Demystifying Energy Benchmarking in the Age of AB 802 Workshop (Brea)
This workshop will help lay a foundational understanding of benchmarking and best practices, AB 802 requirements, and strategic planning resources for cities in Local Government Partnerships.

4/20 Municipal Green Building Conference and Expo (Downey)
The U.S Green Building Council-Los Angeles Chapter (USGBC-LA) Municipal Green Building Conference and Expo (MGBCE) is the longest running annual green building event in Southern California.

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.

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