Week of March 17, 2017
News and Opportunities
8th Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Forum June 14-15
Mark your calendars for June 14-15. The annual SEEC Forum will be in Fresno with two pre-forum workshops on June 13 focusing on Energy Efficiency 101 and Zero Net Energy for Local Governments.
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 for 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 Sustainable Efforts
A California vineyard participated in Southern California Edison’s Savings by Design program saving money and becoming 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 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.
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 30.
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 Energy and Climate Change sector. In particular, they are looking for someone to support the Energize Fresno projects.
Click the SEEC Calendar link to view all upcoming events.
March 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 money.
March 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.
April 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.
April 26-27 Green California Summit (Sacramento)
The Summit provides a forum where innovations in policy, technology and practice can be showcased and shared.
Statewide Local Government Energy Efficiency Best Practices Coordinator