Week of February 3, 2017
News and Opportunities
LG Input Requested: Energy Impacts of Cannabis Cultivation Workshop
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is holding this workshop February 28 to examine the increase in electricity demand that may be expected form increased cannabis cultivation in California.
RFP: emPower Central Coast “Energy Coach” Program
The emPower Central Coast program of the Energy and Sustainability Division of the County of Santa Barbara requests proposals from qualified professionals to serve by contract as “Energy Coach” primarily for the San Luis Obispo County area.
Joint CEC-CPUC Workshop to support the 2017 Integrated Energy Policy Report
Save the date for a joint California Energy Commission and California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Workshop on Greenhouse Gas Target Setting for the Integrated Resource Planning (IRP) Process on February 23, 2017
Edison and Tesla Unveil Giant Energy Storage System
Southern California Edison and Tesla Motors Inc., installed 400 Tesla PowerPacks in the Mira Loma substation in Ontario, CA. The substation will now add nearly 80 megawatts of energy storage to the state’ electricity grid.
Publications and Resources
Regulating Energy Efficiency – A Primer on the CPUC’s Energy Efficiency Programs
A short report from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) that outlines how they currently regulate energy efficiency.
The Growth of America’s Clean Energy & Sustainability Jobs
The addition to the DOE report released earlier this year. The Environmental Defense Fund has released their own report discussing the growth of clean energy and sustainability jobs in the United States.
The Third Wave of Energy Efficiency
The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) released a report late last year on the “Third Wave of Energy Efficiency.” Advances in consumer electronics can help consumers to be more energy efficient.
Programs Manager, Sonoma County
Sonoma Clean Power has an opening for a programs manager as they expand their service into Mendocino County. The programs manager will be responsible for significant portions of program design and implementation.
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February 24 (San Francisco) Basic Excel for Energy Auditors
A basic excel class for Energy Auditors focusing on the fundamentals of Excel. This training will be offered at a very basic level and is not recommended for anyone proficient with advanced Excel functionality, such as marcos.
March 16-19 (Yosemite National Park) Yosemite Policymakers Conference
Join mayors, city council members, county supervisors, city managers, and high-level department heads for the 26th Annual Yosemite Policymakers Conference.
April 26-27 (Sacramento) Green California Summit
The Summit provides a forum where innovations in policy, technology and practice can be showcased and shared.
May 5 (Long Beach) The Business of Local Energy Symposium 2017
Business of Clean Energy Symposium to convening government, business, and community leaders to accelerate California’s shift to a clean economy and to exchange ideas about Community Choice Energy programs.
Statewide Local Government Energy Efficiency Best Practices Coordinator