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Statewide LG EE Best Practices: Weekly Update




The wEEkly Update

For Local Governments and their partners

March 05, 2018

CivicSpark is Recruiting Project Partners!
 
CivicSpark - a federally-funded Governor's Initiative AmeriCorps program that uses national service to build local climate, water, and community resilience - is now accepting project applications for the 2018-19 service year! The program offers three thematic tracks: Climate (50 openings), Water (20 openings), and a new Opportunity Access track (20 openings) that will focus on affordable housing, alternative transportation, and rural broadband.

Learn more about CivicSpark by attending a Project Partner Informational Webinar. Applications will be accepted in waves, with the first priority deadline on March 16th, and the second on May 1st. CivicSpark is implemented by the Local Government Commission in partnership with the Governor's Office of Planning and Research. Informational flyer.

Central Valley Grant Technical Assistance Cohort
 
In partnership with the Energy Efficiency Best Practices Coordinator (BPC), Local Government Commission (LGC), and Institute for Local Governments (ILG), ICLEI will be hosting a structured technical assistance program in June for 5-8 local governments in the Central Valley on energy and grants. Aimed at local governments in the Central Valley with high proportions of DACs, the program will help build capacity for agencies through planning an energy project and coaching them through completing funding applications. The program will guide agencies through resources provided by the state and the public utilities, best practices on community engagement, case studies on successful collaborative community and local government projects, and grant writing. 

See more details here and sign up here.


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Resources and Opportunities 

·         Better Together: Linking and Leveraging Energy Programs for Low-Income Households

·         Report: The Role of Energy Efficiency in a Distributed Energy Future

·         REopt Lite Tool for Commercial Building Managers

·         Study: Valuing the Resilience Provided by Solar and Battery Energy Storage Systems

·         BayREN Energy Efficiency Business Plan 2018­-2025

·         Social Media Toolkit

·         Evaluate and Learn As You Go to Strengthen Performance Toolkit

·         ISO monthly renewable report

·         ISO offers training on the electric grid and markets

·         ISO’s new webpage tracks emissions

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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.
 


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Statewide Local Government Energy Efficiency Best Practices Coordinator
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8th Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Forum Call for Proposals 

The annual SEEC Forum will be held in Fresno, June 14-15.
The forum is an opportunity to showcase best practices, local projects, and innovative strategies for energy efficiency and sustainability. If you have innovative projects or replicable strategies to share, we encourage you to submit a proposal!

News and Opportunities

UC and Mexico: $10 million for joint energy efficiency research projects
The UC system is leading by example and partnering with institutions in Mexico and around the world to advance clean energy and energy efficiency

Light the way you were meant to see it
The California Lighting Technology Center is a not-for-profit research, development and demonstration facility dedicated to accelerating the development and commercialization of next-generation, energy-efficient lighting, and daylighting technologies.

Santa Monica City Council Approves Zero-Net Energy Ordinance
The City of Santa Monica has become the first city in the country to adopt a ZNE ordinance in line with their goal to also be carbon neutral by 2050.
Energy efficiency budget cuts could exact hefty price
Lowell Ungar, senior policy advisor for ACEEE, discusses the far-reaching impacts of reducing funding energy efficiency resources, programs, and research.

WRCOG Regional Streetlighting Program
The Western Riverside Council of Governments created the Regional Streetlight Program to provide their member cities with energy efficient streetlighting options.

Publications and Resources

CAISO Today's Outlook
The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) tracks the grid's daily supply and demand including production from renewable resources
 


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
eecoordinator.info
 

Statewide LG EE Best Practices: Weekly Update

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8th Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Forum June 14-15
Mark your calendars for June 14th-15th. The annual SEEC Forum will be in Fresno with two pre-forum workshops on June 13th focusing on Energy Efficiency 101 and Zero Net Energy for Local Governments. Click here to find more information and register for the forum.

News and Opportunities

Wet Winter Leads to Potential CAISO Spring Curtailment
The California ISO expects to curtail up to 8,000MW this Spring due to the overabundance of hydro generation.

Apply for a Public Fleet Rebate
The Public Fleet Pilot Project offers up to $15,000 in rebates for the purchase of new, eligible zero-emissions and plug-in hybrid light-duty vehicles by public agencies operating in California's most vulnerable and pollution-burdened areas.

Can California Go 100% Green?
Anne C. Mulkern digs into the details of latest push to use 100% renewable energy in the California grid.

California Vineyard Reaps Savings From Sustainability Efforts
A California vineyard participated in Southern California Edison's Savings by Design program saving money and becoming more energy efficient and sustainable.

What the Wall Street Journal got wrong about PACE
Jim Barrett Chief Economist for The American Council for Energy-Efficient Economy or ACEEE, challenges the Wall Street Journal on their opinion of PACE programs.

Cannabis Growers Now Eligible for Agriculture Electricity Rate
Once they have a permit from their local jurisdiction and if 70 percent or more of their annual energy usage is ag related cannabis growers can receive a reduced agriculture electricity rate from PG&E.

Publications and Resources

Smart Buildings: Using Smart Technology to Save Energy in Existing Buildings
A report from ACEEE reviews the smart technologies for commercial buildings and estimates how much energy they can save.

The Integrated Energy Network
The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) is developing action plans to support the future of an an integrated energy network focusing on efficiency, sustainability, connectivity, and customer choice and control.

Jobs and Investment Fact Sheet
At least 2.2 million people work in energy efficiency in the US according to the ACEEE Jobs and Investment Fact Sheet.

Career Opportunities

Management Analyst - City of Palmdale
The City of Palmdale is seeking a Management Analyst that will support environmental and energy efficiency projects. The final date to apply is Thursday, March 30th.

Energy Technician - Redwood Coast Energy Authority
Redwood Coast Energy Authority has an immediate full time benefited position for an Energy Technician. The selected Energy Technician will support Redwood Coast Energy Authority’s Energy Watch partnership’s Regional Direct Install program

Project Coordinator: Energize Fresno
The Local Government Commission has an immediate full-time position for a Project Coordinator to support the the Energy and Climate Change sector. In particular, they are looking for someone to support the Energize Fresno  projects.
 


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

3/23 Peer Exchange Call: Affecting Behavior Change: Energy Report Data Use
Peer Exchange call to discuss best practices for using data from home energy reports to encourage homeowners to change their behaviors and save more energy.

3/30 Webinar: Risks and Rewards in the ZNE Marketplace
Explore and understand the developer and owner perspectives on investor value of zero and take a close look at income, cost, and risk.

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.
 


That's all for this week. Have a great weekend!
CivicSpark is now recruiting Project Partners for 2017-18
Over the past 3 years, CivicSpark, LGC's Governor's Initiative AmeriCorps program has provided 130,000+ hrs of climate and water capacity-building support to over 100 public agencies. If you are a local government, State agency, or an NGO with a climate or water action project need, visit our website to learn more and apply to receive project support!