Statewide LG EE Best Practices: Weekly Update

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CAISO Today's Outlook

A great new resource for local governments has launched! offers tools and resources to support local energy efficiency and renewable energy ordinances. The site will serve as a repository for tools and resources to support local energy efficiency and renewable energy ordinances. Key resources available on the site include cost-effectiveness studies, ordinance summaries for internal communications, model language, and document templates. More resources will be included in the future as the site continues to be updated.

Click here for information on this new valuable resource for local governments.

News and Opportunities

Joint Agency Workshop on Senate Bill 350 Low-Income Barriers Study Implementation - Aug. 1st
The Commission and CPUC will jointly conduct a workshop to discuss the implementation of the Low-Income Barriers Study.

California Microgrid Roadmap Scoping Workshop - July 26th
Energy Commission staff will conduct a public workshop with staff from the CPUC and the California California ISO on the California Microgrid Roadmap to develop a plan to accelerate the adoption of microgrids in the state.

San Benito High School to implement energy efficiency program
The project, which includes new light fixtures, "smart" heating and cooling systems, and the installation of solar panels, is expected to save the district $13 million.

California sets the gold standard on good energy policy
"California’s example of self-sufficiency and dedication to producing sound policy can be replicated nationwide. "

Virtual Power Plants: Ready to Serve a Grid Near You
To provide Virtual Power Plant services to the transmission grid, aggregators now draw on a diverse mix of distributed energy resources -- storage, demand response, renewables, microgrids -- from various commercial and residential services.

Water Authority Solicits Proposals for Potential Joint Energy Storage Facility with City of San Diego
“This potential project is an exciting and innovative opportunity to optimize our water facilities to benefit our ratepayers while helping the region as a whole meet its energy needs,” said Mark Muir, chair of the Water Authority’s Board of Directors.

California to Receive $153M in Final Settlement with Volkswagen
The California Air Resources Board announced that it filed a consent decree for its final settlement with the Volkswagen Group of America.

Energy Commission Chair Releases Letter Urging the Future Closure of Aliso Canyon
California Energy Commission Chair Robert B. Weisenmiller released a letter urging the California Public Utilities Commission to plan for the future closure of the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility.

Resources and Publications

Grant: Advancing the Resilience and Environmental Performance of California's Electricity System
The purpose of this solicitation is to fund Applied Research and Development projects that reduce the environmental and public health impacts of electricity generation and make the electricity system less vulnerable to climate impacts. The deadline to submit applications is October 9th, 2017.

Center for Climate Protection: Climate Action Training
The Center for Climate Protection is offering training for Climate Action on several dates in August. The training will be held at the Sonoma Land Trust in Santa Rosa.

Public Agency Energy Strategies Workshop  - July 27th
The Energy Network (SoCal REN) is hosting another public agency workshop next week

Career Opportunities

Energy Planner/Analyst - Humboldt State University

Click here to find previous job announcements

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

7/25 - Webinar: Microgrid Regulatory & Finance Strategies with Case Studies
Proposed microgrids reflect the needs and character of the developers and accordingly emphasize different benefits. Regulatory and finance strategies for microgrids in turn must respond to the varied purposes for their development.

7/28-7/29 - Zero Carbon Zero Net Energy Redwood Retreat
Join Industry Leaders As they present case studies and technical deep dives on ZNE and Zero Carbon strategies.

10/15-10/18 Behavior, Energy & Climate Change Conference
A conference focused on understanding the behavior and decision-making of individuals and organizations and using that knowledge to accelerate our transition to an energy-efficient and low-carbon future.

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

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