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KICKOFF WORKSHOP TO LAUNCH STATE SAFETY RULEMAKING FOR UTILITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE AND LOCAL COORDINATION
The CPUC’s Safety and Enforcement Division, Risk Assessment Section, will hold a public workshop June 26, 2018, at the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) headquarters in Mather, Calif. The program will begin at 9:30 am and conclude at 4:30 pm and remote access accommodations will be provided. This first workshop is part of the Water and Electric Utilities’ Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response Plans proceeding (R.15-06-009), expected to continue into 2019.

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9th Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Forum

The Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Forum will be offered at no-cost for local government staff and officials, and will provides over 300 participants with the opportunity to connect with state leaders, learn about new strategies and best practices, and network with peers from across the state.



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May 24, 2018 | 9:30-11:00am

Energy Efficiency Inventive Programs: Evolving Policy, Requirements, and Challenges
 
This webinar will serve as an educational forum for sharing dialogue among local government customers, energy efficiency program implementers, IOU program administrators and California Public Utilities Commission staff with the overall goal of communicating perspectives from all stakeholders.

Topics discussed will include:
  • The origins and evolution of efficiency programs and energy policy
  • Today's end-user experience, based on survey data from agencies who have leveraged ratepayer resources
  • The future direction of incentives and process




May 29, 2018 | 10:00-11:00am

CEC Building Energy Benchmarking Webinar (AB 802)
 
In October of 2015, the State of California passed Assembly Bill 802, directing the California Energy Commission to establish the Building Energy Benchmarking Program. The Program requires owners of buildings larger than 50,000 square feet with either no residential utility accounts or 17 or more residential utility accounts to benchmark and disclose their buildings' energy performance through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. The purpose of the program is to help building owners better understand their energy consumption through standardized energy use metrics that enable smarter and more cost-effective improvements in building energy use.

For more information about the program, join us for an introductory webinar. 



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9th Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Forum

The Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Forum will be offered at no-cost for local government staff and officials, and will provides over 300 participants with the opportunity to connect with state leaders, learn about new strategies and best practices, and network with peers from across the state.




POWER WITH PURPOSE: Community Choice Energy Best Practices Symposium
June 4-5 in Sacramento!
The Business of Local Energy Symposium will be the premier convening of innovative leaders and experts to discuss, debate, and consider how we can most effectively contribute to Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) adoption. This is the place for local government policy makers, program leaders, and community advocates to inspire others and be inspired.

On June 5th, CCA experts and leaders will come together for a day-long event. On June 4th, there will be a pre-symposium workshop in the afternoon on distributed energy resource projects that build local resiliency, provide unique customer services and contribute to local economic development. More information about the Pre-Symposium workshop and the Symposium is available here: https://climateprotection.org/business-local-energy-symposium-2018/



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The wEEkly Update

For Local Governments and their partners

March 26, 2018

9th Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Forum

The 9th Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Forum has opened a Call for Proposals!

The 2018 Statewide Energy Efficiency Forum is an opportunity to showcase:
  • Best Practices
  • Local Projects
  • Innovated Strategies for energy efficiency and sustainability
  • Innovative Tools and Technologies
  • and more!
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Resources and Opportunities 

·         2018-2019 Investment Plan Update for the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program

·         CO-Benefits Risk Assessment (COBRA) Health Impacts Screening and Mapping Tool

·         RE-Powering America’s Land Initiative: Benefits Matrix

·         EPA requests nominations for new members of the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council

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The wEEkly Update

For Local Governments and their partners

March 19, 2018

9th Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Forum

The 9th Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Forum has opeed a Call for Proposals!

The 2018 Statewide Energy Efficiency Forum is an opportunity to showcase:
  • Best Practices
  • Local Projects
  • Innovated Strategies for energy efficiency and sustainability
  • Innovative Tools and Technologies
  • and more!
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Resources and Opportunities 

CPUC Filings Newsletter - March 2018

U.S. Wind Industry Fourth Quarter 2017 Market Report

2018 Cap-and-Trade Auction Proceeds Annual Report

Lessons in Commercial PACE Leadership: The Path from Legislation to Launch
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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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January 16, 2018


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Resources and Opportunities
California air resources board – 2017 scoping plan, appendix b
CARB pollution mapping tool

California energy commission, blueprint issue 121
Comments open for “commercial ZNE action plan”
Fact Sheet: Computer rooms and data centers
Heat island community actions database

Implementation Model: Tying energy costs to building occupants
Tool: Benchmark my building
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Upcoming events
Webinar: California legislative outlook 2018 - Jan 24
Forum: The Promise of Microgrids - Jan 25
Climate Action Training Information Session - Jan. 25
Webinar: Creating EE Programs that Better Serve Hispanic Households - Jan 30
17th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference - Feb. 1-3
2018 EPIC Sym posium: Accelerating Clean Energy Innovation - Feb 7
Yosemite Policymakers Conference - March 15-18
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December 04, 2017


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Resources and Opportunities
Funding Announcement: Environmental Justice Small Grants Program
The state of AMI and time-varying rates in three maps and one graph
Report: Social Mobilization: How to encourage action on climate change
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Job Announcements
Energy Efficiency Specialist (2) - SF Environment
Business Analyst (Energy Efficiency) – City of Santa Clara



Upcoming events
Free Calif. Energy Efficiency Standards Trainings for Building Inspectors - Nov-Feb
Webinar: Implementing Energy Optimization in Water Operations - Dec. 5
Webinar: Climate Action Portal Map (CAP-Map) Launch and Demo - Dec 14
Forum: The Promise of Microgrids - Jan 25
17th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference - Feb. 1-3
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Sacramento, CA 95814

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wEEkly Update

08/28/2017


Funding Wizard | Energy Standards Online Resource Center | Energy Code Ace
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Join the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative for a webinar on local energy codes on Tomorrow, August 29th from 1:00-2:00 pm. On behalf of the IOU Statewide Codes and Standards Program, Misti Bruceri, Principal of Misti Bruceri & Associates, LLC, will be discussing technical assistance services and other resources that are available to local governments when developing local energy ordinances. Click here to register!
The CPUC wll be hosting the Energy Data Access Committee (EDAC) meeting focusing on local government energy data access on August 31st, from 10:00-11:30am. A draft EDAC recommendation for opening an Order Instututuing Rulemaking to address local energy energy data access issues will be discussed. Click here to find webex and call-in information 


News and Opportunities

Renewable Energy Aggregated Procurement
Created in 2014, School Project for Utility Rate's (SPURR) Renewable Energy Aggregated Procurement (REAP) Program is an innovative aggregated solar buying program

RFP - Renewable Resource Assessment
Contra Costa County is seeking a consultant to assess the potential for renewable resource - solar, wind, biomass, biogas - throughout the County.

Guide for Funding of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
The Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) has created a guide to help you navigate the funding options for plug-in electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

US/EU Cities Pair Around Urban Sustainability
As part of the International Urban Cooperation (IUC) initiative, the European Union has today launched a call for US cities to apply to be paired with a city in the EU around issues in sustainable urban development.

Career Opportunities

Utility Energy Analyst - Alameda Municipal Power

Program Manager - City of San Diego

Environmental Sustainability Manager - City of Woodland

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SEEC Calendar 
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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
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Statewide LG EE Best Practices: Weekly Update

wEEkly update

06/30/2017


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LG Input Requested: Staff Engagement Information and Strategies
Request for information from local government agencies regarding staff engagement practices as they pertain to energy efficiency, sustainability, climate change, climate adaptation etc. efforts and initiatives. We’d like to hear about how you garner support for your projects/initiatives from decision makers, city council/board of supervisors, your staff, and your community. We also want to hear about what are some of the obstacles you face in moving projects forward from conception to implementation. If your organization has rolled out an engagement strategy that was successful in changing the culture in your organization to be supportive of your initiatives we’d love to hear about it.  This information will help guide the development of a staff engagement plan for a fellow local government

Please contact Rosie Kang, Willdan Energy Solutions at rkang@willdan.com or (626) 633-6218 to provide your input.

News and Opportunities

Save the Date - Sept. 19-20 GCC Fall Workshop
The Green Cities Council invites you to join its Fall 2017 workshop in Oakland, California on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 19 and 20.

Stop, collaborate and listen: California stakeholders want to open electric system communications
As Distributed Energy Resources (DER) proliferate, efficient dispatch of those resources in wholesale power markets will require communication between DER providers, distribution operators, and the transmission operators.

Building Codes Don’t Save Electricity … or Do They?
New evidence suggests that California’s original Title 24 building codes delivered more savings than prior research had found (although not as much as the program architects had originally envisioned).

San Juan Capistrano sues state regulators to block $350-million power line project
In a 35-page lawsuit filed late Friday in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, the Orange County municipality asked the court to stop the project, citing reports of excess power on the state’s electric grid.

California Lawmakers Model an Electric Car Program After the State’s Successful Solar Initiative
AB 1185 seeks to use up to $3 billion in funds to offer larger rebates to California electric car buyers.

Why Don’t Green Buildings Live Up to Hype on Energy Efficiency?
“The performance gap is real, and we must be aware of models not properly capturing things. We have cases where modelers will come up with a savings measure that is more than the energy use of the house, because they are just working with the model."

Open Call for Ideas - Resilient by Design
Resilient by Design | Bay Area Challenge is an exciting new research and design initiative hosting an open call for ideas to identify sites vulnerable to the impacts climate change.

Career Opportunities

Multiple Positions - Redwood Coast Energy Authority

Senior Energy Programs Coordinator Position - County of SLO

StopWaste Energy Council Program Manager

Sustainability Project Manager - BART

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SEEC Calendar 
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7/7 - Demonstration of San Francisco's Solar + Storage Sizing Tool
Through a Department of Energy "SunShot" grant, the City and County of San Francisco has developed a publicly available tool for sizing and rating PV solar and battery storage to provide extended back-up power.

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
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The Newest CURRENTS is out!

Issue 96 | Spring 2017




An Energy Newsletter for Local Governments

CURRENTS is the Local Government Commission’s free quarterly newsletter providing local elected officials and staff with current information on energy issues affecting California local governments.


On the Path to an Advanced Energy Community
Santa Monica has received funding for their Advanced Energy Communities project, focused on turning the “City Yards,” into a microgrid.



The Signs Are Clear: Data is the New Tool for the Energy Efficiency Field
Access to granular data can help California achieve its energy reduction goals and save consumers and business time, energy, and money.

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Moving Forward with Electric Vehicles
By 2016 nearly 230,000 Zero Emission Vehicles including fully electric, plug-in hybrid, and fuel cell electric vehicles were registered in California.

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Climate Investments Payoff for the San Joaquin Valley
Climate investments benefit the San Joaquin Valley rather than being a detriment to the Valley economy. We review a report released by Next 10.

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