Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Statewide LG EE Best Practices: Weekly Update

For those of you who know who Joseph Oldham is you likely are on his email distribution list and receive this update each week.  We are grateful that Joseph has agreed to allow our little blog to re-post his weekly update.  If you have an interest in the happenings of energy efficiency and local government throughout California this is the update for you! 

1.  Ruling Noticing Joint Agency Symposium on the Governor’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals - July 9, 2015

On July 9, 2015, from 9: 00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Energy Commission (CEC), the California Air Resources Board (ARB), and the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) will conduct a symposium to discuss the development of strategies to achieve Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr’s 2030 greenhouse gas reduction goals. 

The Symposium will be held at Byron Sher Auditorium, Cal/EPA Headquarters, 10001 I St., Sacramento, CA 95814.  Further information on the Symposium, including the Agenda, may be found in the CPUC Daily Calendar.

The Symposium will discuss electricity sector policies to achieve greenhouse gas reductions of 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. Topics will include integrated long-term planning to achieve greenhouse gas reduction goals, procurement to achieve greenhouse gas reduction goals, and western regional cooperation.  It is reasonably foreseeable that this Symposium will include discussion of issues before the Commission in this proceeding.  Further, one or more Commissioners or advisors (but not a quorum of Commissioners) may attend the Symposium.

For your general information, Rule 8.1(c) states that an ex parte communication means a written or oral communication that “does not occur in a public hearing, workshop, or other public forum noticed by ruling or order in the proceeding, or in the record of the proceeding.”  The July 9 Symposium is a public forum that has been noticed by the CEC, ARB, and CAISO.  This Ruling now provides notice in this proceeding as well.  As a result of this Ruling, any discussions regarding this proceeding at the July 9, 2015 Symposium are not subject to ex parte reporting requirements. Per Decision (D.) 14-11-041, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is subject to certain special restrictions and requirements regarding ex parte communications and contacts with certain Commission staff until November 20, 2015.  By providing notice of this workshop through a Ruling in this proceeding, PG&E is not subject to the ex parte restrictions and requirements of D.14-11-041 for the Symposium with regard to issues in this proceeding.

Other related proceedings will receive this notice.

IT IS RULED that the July 9, 2015 Joint Agency Symposium on the Governor’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals is noticed in this proceeding.

Thank you.

Regina M. DeAngelis
Administrative Law Judge
California Public Utilities Commission


2.  SunShot Systems Integration team hiring now

The SunShot Initiative is hiring! Our office seeks a program manager and several technology managers in the area of systems integration of solar energy technologies into the electric power grid. SunShot’s Systems Integration team develops technologies and solutions for cost-effective, reliable, and safe integration of hundreds of gigawatts of solar energy into the U.S. electricity grid.

The program manager will serve as part of the leadership team within SunShot and provide visionary leadership of the Systems Integration program, establish strategic direction and goals, provide technical, budgetary and market stewardship, and supervise a team of technical, financial, and support professionals within the program. Apply for the program manager position.

Technology managers help guide the Systems Integration vision and provide direct input into solar energy research and development efforts. Apply for a technology manager position.

3.  HVAC1 Upstream Draft Research Plan

Commission staff is seeking comments on the plan listed  below by Wednesday, July 15 at 5pm

HVAC1 Upstream Draft Research Plan

To help inform comments Commission staff and its consultant DNV-GL will be hosting a webinar to present the draft plans and address questions on Thursday July 9th between 11:00am and 1:00pm. 

HVAC1 Upstream Draft Research Plan:  The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has engaged DNV GL under the CPUC 2013-14 HVAC Research Roadmap to evaluate California investor-owned utility (IOU) heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) program activity. As part of this work, this study will investigate the energy impact of 2013-2014 IOU Upstream HVAC programs in California. DNV GL’s research will include onsite surveys and engineering analysis of chillers and packaged HVAC/ heat pump systems. The evaluation team will also characterize the commercial use of ductless mini-split systems. In addition, the study will look at the efficacy of remotely-monitored metering equipment with an eye on increasing data collection efficiency and reducing costs for future evaluations.  DNV will also investigate market shares to compare the quantity of high efficiency units that were sold without program influence versus the quantity of those attributed to the upstream program. The primary goal of this research is to determine the best estimate of actual energy and demand savings achieved by rebated upstream HVAC measures during the 2013–14 program cycle. 

How to file comments
The draft plan can be downloaded from  http://www.energydataweb.com/cpuc/ . Select the search tab and then select Portfolio Cycle 2013-2014 and search text ‘HVAC1’ (no quotes). Click the search button and you will see the files for downloading.

Comments should be uploaded to the website by clicking “comment” on the plan by 5pm on July 15, 2015.  In order to post comments, you will need to register on the site with an ID and password.

Details of the webinar: July 9th, 11:00am -1:00pm.

You are invited to a meeting using Unified Meeting 5. This webinar will be recorded.

To join the meeting, click herehttps://my.intercall.com/6254786853

Call in on your phone: United States Toll Free: (877) 715-1531

Standard International Dial-In: (706) 679-1947

Conference Code: 6254786853#

In the event of any problems or questions, contact Lola Odunlami at lod@cpuc.ca.gov telephone (415) 703-1893 and/or Jason Meyer at jason.meyer@dnvgl.com

4.  Register Now for the 2015/2016 CoolCalifornia Challenge!

Energy Upgrade California’s CoolCalifornia Challenge is a statewide competition engaging thousands of households in cities across California to save energy, conserve water, reduce their carbon footprints, and help build more vibrant and sustainable communities.  For more information about how your city can register and participate, go here:  http://www.energyupgradeca.org/en/see-whats-new-and-fun/campaigns/coolcalifornia-challenge



And that is all for this week!  


Tuesday, June 30, 2015

EV's Racing to the Finish Line

Imagine standing next to a race track waiting for the loud roar of an engine to fly past you…but when the cars come by all you get is silence. Well that means you’re a spectator at the new Formula E racing circuit.

Formula E racing was first introduced to the world back in 2014 and it took the racing world by storm! The racing circuit consists of about 20 to 25 pro drivers racing Electric vehicles. The vehicles used in Formula E look the same as those used in Formula One, but use many different materials. The bodies of the cars are composed of carbon fiber and aluminum while under the hood the cars house large batteries. With the cars being powered by battery they are limited on speed and range, which make this sport that much more entertaining for those watching.
                                                                                                 
In Formula E racing cars weigh more than traditional ones due to the weight of the batteries. The weight difference can be up to 350 pounds. With a heavier weight cars top out at speeds of 140 miles per hour and also have to race on treaded tires instead of the traditional racing slicks. Having race cars equipped with batteries seems to add a whole new dimension to racing as well. Drivers now have to keep in mind battery limits when trying to make the next pass to take the lead from their opponent. A normal race will last around one hour, while batteries only last around 25 to 30 minutes. So the race has created a halfway point to where drivers will all switch out the old cars for new fully charged ones. Oh and another fun fact about Formula E cars is that the batteries are charged using generators that run on emission-free glycerin. 

Besides shedding light on how EV’s can be cool and exciting Formula E also brings sustainability teachings to kids within the areas they race in. The racing series puts on a Formula E school series in which 10 teams of students are provided a kit to make a mini EV. Once the cars are built the teams of students race the mini EV’s around the same track as the Formula E cars. The overall goal of the EV school is teach students about sustainable engineering as well as energy efficiency. The racing series is able to put on these types of fun EV activities in part to Greenpower a UK based charity who promotes sustainable engineering to young people.

Take a peek at the action of Formula E in the video provided. Who knows you might just be the next to get hooked.






Thursday, June 25, 2015

Statewide LG EE Best Practices: Weekly Update

For those of you who know who Joseph Oldham is you likely are on his email distribution list and receive this update each week.  We are grateful that Joseph has agreed to allow our little blog to re-post his weekly update.  If you have an interest in the happenings of energy efficiency and local government throughout California this is the update for you! 

1.  Notice for 7/6 IEPR Joint Agency Workshop on the Governor's Energy Efficiency Goals

Public Notice for the July 6, 2015 IEPR Joint Agency Workshop on the Governor's Energy Efficiency Goals is now available at https://efiling.energy.ca.gov/Lists/DocketLog.aspx?docketnumber=15-IEPR-05.

For more information: https://efiling.energy.ca.gov/Lists/DocketLog.aspx?docketnumber=15-IEPR-05
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2.  Barriers Impede Industrial Energy Efficiency

New report from DOE that could help EE program implementers better understand how to market projects with industrial customers.  To read the full article, go here:  http://www.energymanagertoday.com/barriers-impede-industrial-energy-efficiency-0113072/

3.  Notice, Agenda and Presentation of Staff Workshop on Home Energy Rating System Program Quality Assurance Issues

The California Energy Commission (Energy Commission) will conduct a staff workshop on the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Program under the HERS Order Instituting Informational (OII) Proceeding, Order No. 12-1114-6. The purpose of the OII is to collect necessary information to identify potential procedures and other actions to improve the HERS Program. During the workshop, staff, stakeholders, and other interested persons, will focus on Provider Quality Assurance (QA) issues within the HERS program in order to begin developing recommendations for Energy Commission consideration in a future rulemaking.

The workshop will be held on:
Thursday, July 9, 2015
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION1516 Ninth Street1st Floor, Charles Imbrecht Hearing RoomSacramento, CaliforniaWheelchair Accessible

TELECONFERENCE OPTION: Parties and the public may attend the Public Workshop in person at the above location or by telephone and/or by computer via our "WebEx" web conferencing system. For additional details on how to participate via WebEx, please see the notice at: http://www.energy.ca.gov/HERS/12-HERS-01/documents/#20150709

WebEx and Conference Call-in-toll-free number: 1-866-469-3239 Please go to https://energy.webex.com

Access code: 928 448 754Meeting Password: meeting@10

For more information: http://www.energy.ca.gov/HERS/12-HERS-01/documents/#20150709
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4.  MCE is Recruiting for Community Power Organizer - Bilingual (English/Spanish)
Marin Clean Energy is seeking a Community Power Organizer – Bilingual (English/Spanish). 

Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to
kgaier@mcecleanenergy.org.
The announcement is posted at www.mcecleanenergy/about-us/staff

5.  Three Progressive Environmental Positions w/the City of Cupertino
The City of Cupertino, best known as the home of Apple, Inc., is currently recruiting for two positions to grow our Sustainability Division, located within the Office of the City Manager.  These include (1) a Sustainability Coordinator to support the implementation and monitoring of our agency’s Climate Action Plan and (2) a Utility and Efficiency Analyst (2-year Limited Term) to expand our sustainability data collection and analytics.  Position announcements are attached and also shared on the City’s Cal Opps page. Both positions close on Monday, June 29th with the hope for interviews and placement shortly thereafter. 
The City is also recruiting for an Environmental Outreach Coordinator - a shared position between the Sustainability Division and the Public Works Department. 

Under the direction of the Environmental Programs Manager and the Sustainability Manager, this position will create, plan, develop, organize, coordinate, track and evaluate community educational services and products for the City’s suite of environmental and sustainability outreach programs, initiatives and grant-funded projects. The full position announcement is also attached and shared on the City’s Cal Opps page. Recruitment for our Outreach Coordinator closes on Wednesday, July 15th with the goal of onboarding the best candidate in early August.
6.  Energy-Efficiency Efforts May Not Pay Off
So before I receive all kinds of “hate mail” for posting the link to this article in the Weekly Updates, let me say that I did not write the article, nor the report that is referenced in the article.  The article is from Scientific American and the report that is referenced has two UC Berkeley authors, so it comes from credible sources.  I decided to post it since the report will likely get a great deal of conversation going within the EE community.  I think people need to read for themselves what the report says and be prepared to talk about the report with critics of EE investment.  Here is the link:  http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/energy-efficiency-efforts-may-not-pay-off/


And that is all for this week!  




The Benefit in the Delay of Energy Efficiency Projects

Imagine that you are a local business owner looking for ways to save on your electricity bill. Your local IOU has a no-cost energy audit program. The energy auditor comes out take a look around hands you his final audit report. As soon as an energy auditor hands you a report saying you can save $1,000 per month, but you put off the project for a few months. Every month that passes by before that project is completed is $1,000 wasted.  Your fictitious business is like a lot of other out there where projects don't happen instantaneously, and may take months before approval and financing are secured.  This blog posting is meant to tell you about cases in which you should wait for better financing.

In one real example, a municipality wanted to install both LED lighting and several solar arrays on their buildings. Overall, the project cost was slightly less than $2 million and financed by the project designer at a low 3.6 percent. Below are the actual anticipated expenses and revenues from the project.

3.6% Financing over 20 years


This project is expected to save the City a total of $2,784,127 over the course of its 25-year expected life, which is pretty good! There’s some negative cash flow for the first 5 years, but that’s being negated by consistent positive cash flow for the next 20 years.

But...is there a way to get even more savings? Oddly enough, there is. The California Energy Commission (CEC) has a loan program for municipalities that provides funding at 1% interest, but the loan has to be repaid within 17 years. While shorter repayment terms will likely increase annual payments, would the interest rate compensate for that? Let’s take a closer look…

1% Financing over 17 years, compounded semi-annually


Wow! Not only do we save about $600,000 overall, We’ve saved about $600,000 just by lowering the interest rate, even though we’re paying it off 3 years sooner! We also see a much smaller hit to the cash flow. But let’s toss in a real scenario problem into the mix—the CEC program is currently out of funds. The program is a revolving loan fund, and is perpetually funded through payments and interest. It’s expected to be re-funded next year. So, let’s push the CEC project back one year, and let’s also factor in inflation too, which we default to three percent.

1% Financing over 17 years, compounded semi-annually, delayed by 1 year


As we’ve pushed back the project by one year, we’ve removed the savings associated with Year 1. It’s still a 17-year project, and due to inflation the cost has increased by about $60,000, but we’re still saving about $367,000 by waiting one year for better financing. We also experience a smaller cash flow hit.

What does this mean? There are two choices when it comes to doing this project:
  1. Do solar now.
  2. Do solar one year from now, and collect an additional $367,000 over the same 25-year span.
Which would you do?




Monday, June 22, 2015

What Was Learned at the SEEC Conference

Over the past week the SJVCEO team attended the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative (SEEC) in Sacramento. The SEEC Conference is put on by the Local Government Commission (LGC), Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI), the Institute for Local Governments (ILG) and the three California IOU's once a year. SEEC provides education and tools on climate action planning, energy reduction as well as peer-to-peer networking and technical assistance. By attending the conference our team was able to gain insight into what the state of California's energy efficiency industry is as well as what the future holds. Speakers for the conference ranged from CPUC commissioners all the way to energy managers from Washington D.C.

During the course of the SEEC Conference our team was able to hear panel discussions as well as have interactive training sessions. Topics for the sessions ranged from legislative updates to how to frame your conservation message to fit your market. Each training session covered either a tool to complete energy efficiency projects or how to market your energy efficiency programs or projects. Which ever break out sessions our team attended they walked away with another bit of knowledge or were reinvigorated about the work the work that they do.

We here at SJVCEO look forward to the SEEC conference each year so that we can sit down and meet with our peers along with learning. There is something to be said about face to face conversation and networking. While at the SEEC conference we are able to put a face with a name that we may have had a conference call with. Having a place where partnerships can go and connect will only help energy partnerships and IOU partnerships to grow in the future.



See you next year SEEC!




Statewide LG EE Best Practices: Weekly Update

For those of you who know who Joseph Oldham is you likely are on his email distribution list and receive this update each week.  We are grateful that Joseph has agreed to allow our little blog to re-post his weekly update.  If you have an interest in the happenings of energy efficiency and local government throughout California this is the update for you! If you love the information here, but want more in depth features be sure to check out Joseph's quarterly newsletter, CURRENTS.

1.     Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund Draft Funding Guidelines
The Air Resources Board (ARB or Board) has released a draft version of the Funding Guidelines for agencies that are administering appropriations from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF).

The draft Funding Guidelines consist of three volumes focused on: accountability and transparency; maximizing benefits to disadvantaged communities; and reporting to document greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions, co-benefits, and other project outcomes. The draft Funding Guidelines will be discussed at a public workshop on Monday, June 22, 2015, in Sacramento that is also available through webcast.  The deadline for public comments on the draft Funding Guidelines is June 29, 2015.  Following the workshop and public comment period, ARB staff will update and release a revised draft of the Funding Guidelines.  On Thursday, July 23, 2015, the Board will hear public testimony and consider approval of the Funding Guidelines.

To download a copy of the draft Funding Guidelines, please visit: http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/capandtrade/auctionproceeds/fundingguidelines.htm.

To download a copy of the Workshop Notice, including the workshop time and location, please visit: http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/capandtrade/auctionproceeds/ggrfworkshopnotice-june22.pdf.

Comments on the draft Funding Guidelines may be submitted electronically at: http://www.arb.ca.gov/lispub/comm2/bcsubform.php?listname=ggrf-guidelines-ws&comm_period=1.

For additional information on auction proceeds, please visit: www.arb.ca.gov/auctionproceeds.


2.     Public Meeting July 2, 2015 - California Energy Commission Drought Response: Water Energy Technology Program & Meeting Agenda

Public Meeting July 2, 2015 - California Energy Commission Drought Response: Water Energy Technology Program

California Energy Commission staff will conduct a public meeting to receive input on the Water Energy Technology (WET) Program draft guidelines and related topics on:

Thursday, July 2, 2015
Beginning at 2:00 p.m.

City of Lynwood - Bateman Hall - Room 2
Lynwood, CA 90262
(Wheelchair Accessible)

Remote Access Available by Computer or Phone via WebEx

Presentations and audio from the meeting will be broadcast via our WebEx web meeting service. For additional details on how to participate via WebEx, please see the notice at: https://efiling.energy.ca.gov/Lists/DocketLog.aspx?docketnumber=15-WATER-01

Computer Log on with a Direct Phone Number:

- Please go to https://energy.webex.com and enter the unique meeting number 492 847 892.

- When prompted, enter your information and the following meeting password meeting@6 . (Please note that password is case sensitive.)

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3.     A Winning Strategy: Daylighting Sensors Combined with Occupancy Sensors

Good article about integrating technologies to get a better rate of return.  To read the full article, go here:  http://www.energymanagertoday.com/winning-strategy-daylighting-sensors-combined-occupancy-sensors-0113009/



And that is all for this week!  



Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Growing Green Kids

For a long time, we've been a "disposable" society. We use things for a brief time and throw them out; we don't pay attention to how much energy is consumed at our homes or offices. Conserving and cutting down on waste now seems like a chore or extra work and we don't even realize that these practices are actually more expensive for us, let alone far worse for our planet!

We've been wasteful for so long, that movements now exist revolving around raising green kids and instilling conservation values and practices in our children at a young age. We need to teach them quality over quantity and reduce reuse recycle.

At first, I thought this seemed silly. Why did we need a movement to raise green kids? However, I had already grown up as a green kid and didn't realize the extent of our throw-away society. My parents recycled, composted and were adamant about conserving energy. I grew up thinking it was normal and something everyone just did. I hated landfills and didn't understand why we would add to the smelly, toxic monstrosities. My sister and I were always told to turn the water off when we brushed our teeth. Even though we lived in upstate New York, our house was and still is kept at 63 degrees in the dead of winter; we were told to just layer up in the house and on our walk to school. When I'm home now, my dad still shuts the light off in my room even if I've hopped across the hall to the bathroom for ten seconds or less.

This guys looks like he's tough on waste!
Photo Source: purecostumes.com
Then, I remembered my surprise when I went to my fiancĂ©'s hometown for the first time in 2012 and learned that the city was just beginning to hand out flyers about their new free recycling program. Yes! To recycle before late 2012, you had to pay and that's never the way to motivate people to "do more work". What stunned me even more is this city is Columbus, OH, the country's 15th largest city! This was not a small town without resources for a free recycling program. Maybe this green kid movement wasn't so silly after all.

As we have figured out the importance and the benefits of conservation and recycling, there is a push to reevaluate our buying and disposing practices. Growing green kids has to be done! We need superheroes who will fight for our future! This does not mean your child can't have fun decorations or activities at their birthday parties or exciting toys to play with, it just means you can and should get creative! Your kids will love making things themselves, too, and everything will be much more original and valuable.

Changing our society to one that protects our environment and our wallets is now a priority. We'll be healthier, happier, more prosperous and more creative. What's not to love about that?

How are you raising your green kid (or your green self)?



Friday, June 12, 2015

Statewide LG EE Best Practices: Weekly Update

For those of you who know who Joseph Oldham is you likely are on his email distribution list and receive this update each week.  We are grateful that Joseph has agreed to allow our little blog to re-post his weekly update.  If you have an interest in the happenings of energy efficiency and local government throughout California this is the update for you! If you love the information here, but want more in depth features be sure to check out Joseph's quarterly newsletter, CURRENTS.


1.  Cap-and-Trade Auction Proceeds Public Workshop to Discuss Funding Guidelines for Agencies Administering Greenhouse Gas Reduction Funds
The Air Resources Board (ARB) invites you to participate in a public workshop to provide input on the draft Funding Guidelines for agencies administering Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund programs. The workshop will be held on Monday, June 22, 2015, in Sacramento and available through webcast.  To download a copy of the Workshop Notice, including the workshop time and location, please visit: http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/capandtrade/auctionproceeds/ggrfworkshopnotice-june22.pdf.

The draft Funding Guidelines will be released prior to the workshop and will be available at: http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/capandtrade/auctionproceeds/fundingguidelines.htmAt the workshop, ARB staff will discuss the draft version of the Funding Guidelines for public comment.  Following the workshop and public comment period, ARB staff will update and release a revised draft of the Funding Guidelines.  On Thursday, July 23, 2015, ARB will hear public testimony and consider approval of the Funding Guidelines.

For additional information on the State’s investment of Cap-and-Trade auction proceeds, please visit: www.arb.ca.gov/auctionproceeds.


2.  Regional Energy Networks and Community Choice Aggregator Programs Impact Assessment 

During the June 9th EM&V Quarterly Stakeholder meeting, some participants expressed interest in accessing and potentially commenting on the Regional Energy Networks and Community Choice Aggregator Programs Impact Assessment Research Plan that was briefly presented upon.

The Research Plan has been posted to the Public Documents Area of www.energydataweb.com.

Due to the kick-off webinar be rescheduled to July 10th from 10:00-11:30, we have extended the comment period until 6/25.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

Tory N. Francisco
Regulatory Analyst
Energy Division | Residential Programs
California Public Utilities Commission
505 Van Ness Ave. | San Francisco, CA 94102

3.  Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) Request for Comments on a Draft Solicitation to Fund Plug Load Technologies and Approaches for Buildings

California Energy Commission staff is developing a competitive grant funding opportunity (GFO) to fund the development of next generation plug load devices and the development of plug load integration strategies through the EPIC Program. The Energy Commission staff tentatively plans to release the GFO in the fall of 2015. The focus on the GFO is in the following request for comments (RFC) document.

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4.  School Reduces Peak Energy Consumption 20% with IceBank Tanks

With summer temperatures beginning to hit triple digits in many parts of California, keeping cool and not going broke doing it is on people’s minds.  Here is how one school district in Texas is achieving that.  To read the full article, go here:  http://energymanagertoday.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c1e20e0b69c9215ccf2bb5196&id=9ae2878b46&e=ebbe593b6d

5.  Central Valley Energy Tune-up Program Adds Water Use Service to Energy Program

Central Valley Energy Tune Up Program Manager, Jose Gonzalez from the City of Fresno, reports that a new water use feature will be added to the Home Energy Tune Up Program homeowner reports.  The feature will engage web-based analytics to help clients better understand their water use and save water and energy.  The feature will come with no additional cost to the program.  Home Energy Tune Up is a free service available to residential PG & E customers in eight counties of the San Joaquin Valley.  For more information about the new water service feature, please contact Jose Gonzalez @ (559) 621-8090 or via email at jose.gonzalez@fresno.gov .  For information about the Central Valley Energy tune-up Program, go to www.cvetu.com .

6.  City of Cupertino Recruiting 2 Sustainability Positions

The City of Cupertino is currently recruiting for two positions to grow our Sustainability Division, located within the Office of the City Manager.  These include (1) a Sustainability Coordinator to support the implementation and monitoring of our agency’s Climate Action Plan and (2) a Utility and Efficiency Analyst (2-year Limited Term) to expand our sustainability data collection and analytics.  Position announcements are on the City’s Cal Opps page. Both positions close on Monday, June 29th with the hope for interviews and placement shortly thereafter. 

7.  City of San Francisco Solar Manager Job Open

The Renewable Energy Program Manager is a dynamic position looking for someone who wants limited travel, infrequent evening meetings, 40 hours per week, flexibility in the schedule, and great fringe benefits. Go to this link to get the official announcement and application: http://www.jobaps.com/SF/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=PEX&R2=5642&R3=901049


And that is all for this week!  


Thursday, June 11, 2015

Make Sure You Don't Miss Out!

Are you interested in the future of energy and water efficiency in the Ag manufacturing industry? If  so make sure you attend the June 25th workshop and networking lunch in Tulare.