Statewide LG EE Best Practices: Weekly Update

wEEkly update


New! - EE Coordinator Resources PageCAISO Today's Outlook

You can now find Funding Wizard, links to utility on-bill financing, and other resources on the EE Coordinator Resources Page. This page will continue to be updated but if there is a resource you would like to see posted. Please contact the Coordinator at

Local Government Request:
Has anyone implemented a mandatory or incentive-based SOLAR + STORAGE program/ordinance? We’re considering implementing an ordinance mandating solar PV for residential and non-residential new construction. For a more complete 24-hour-a-day solution, which also increases our resilience, we’re contemplating adding energy storage, either as mandatory installed or wired storage-ready. We’d love to hear from others who have implemented this or have considered doing so. Please reply to Steve Attinger (

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News and Opportunities

9/13 - CPUC Bay Area Meeting for $1 Billion EV Investment Plan
The CPUC Commissioner, Carla Peterman, is holding a public meeting in the City of Richmond’s City Council Chambers to receive input on the Transportation Electrification investment plans proposed by State regulated investor-owned utilitie

Sierra Club Commends Santa Barbara on PACE Energy Program
PACE represents a quadruple win for the city of Santa Barbara. It protects the environment, creates jobs and grows the local economy using only private capital, all while offering leading edge consumer protections.

Garage Ventilation System Achieves 96% Energy Savings
Nagle Energy Solutions (NES) announced its garage-ventilation control system is capturing a 96% reduction in the energy consumed by a sizeable mechanical ventilation system installed recently at the City & County of San Francisco’s Sutter Stockton Garage.

How Customer-Sited Energy Storage Can Reduce California’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions
California will soon release an updated evaluation of greenhouse gas emissions from storage systems participating in the Self-Generation Incentive Program.

UC Berkeley Labor Center finds diversity in renewable energy workforce
UC Berkeley Labor Center’s Green Economy Program found that more than half of entry-level laborers at California renewable energy power plants were people of color.

Wells Fargo commits funding to UC Davis Energy Efficiency Center
UC Davis’ Energy Efficiency Center announced early Wednesday that Wells Fargo has renewed its support with a commitment of $500,000 over the next four years.
Keeping Cows Cool With Less Water and Energy
The new technologies, being tested at UC Davis by the Western Cooling Efficiency Center and the Department of Animal Science, are designed to reduce water by up to 86 percent and electricity by up to 38 percent over conventional methods.

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

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.

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