Friday, September 15, 2017

Statewide LG EE Best Practices: Weekly Update


wEEkly update

09/15/2017


New! - EE Coordinator Resources PageCAISO Today's Outlook


Local Government Request:
Has anyone implemented a mandatory or incentive-based SOLAR + STORAGE program/ordinance? We’re considering implementing an ordinance mandating solar PV for residential and non-residential new construction. For a more complete 24-hour-a-day solution, which also increases our resilience, we’re contemplating adding energy storage, either as mandatory installed or wired storage-ready. We’d love to hear from others who have implemented this or have considered doing so. Please reply to Steve Attinger (steve.attinger@mountainview.gov).

Here are your wEEkly updates:

News and Opportunities

Congratulations to Beacon and Spotlight Award Winners for 2017!
Congratulations to cities, counties, and other local agencies improving sustainability in their communities! Palo Alto, San Carlos, Claremont, Hayward, Foster City, Sacramento, Fremont, Scotts Valley and Alpine County all received Beacon Awards this year.

CEC, CPUCand California ISO - California Microgrid Roadmap Joint Workshop
As part of an ongoing workshop series discussing the opportunities and challenges associated with the creation of a microgrid in California, the CEC, CPUC, ISO will be hosting the final joint workshop with stakeholders at the ISO on October 2, 2017.

Regional Forum - Municipal Buildings Leading by Example
This BayREN forum will focus on how local governments are setting and meeting ambitious targets aimed at improving energy efficiency in public buildings while encouraging the private sector to do the same.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Statewide LG EE Best Practices: Weekly Update

wEEkly update

09/08/2017


New! - EE Coordinator Resources PageCAISO Today's Outlook



You can now find Funding Wizard, links to utility on-bill financing, and other resources on the EE Coordinator Resources Page. This page will continue to be updated but if there is a resource you would like to see posted. Please contact the Coordinator at cgarcia@lgc.org.

Local Government Request:
Has anyone implemented a mandatory or incentive-based SOLAR + STORAGE program/ordinance? We’re considering implementing an ordinance mandating solar PV for residential and non-residential new construction. For a more complete 24-hour-a-day solution, which also increases our resilience, we’re contemplating adding energy storage, either as mandatory installed or wired storage-ready. We’d love to hear from others who have implemented this or have considered doing so. Please reply to Steve Attinger (steve.attinger@mountainview.gov).

Here are your wEEkly updates:

News and Opportunities

9/13 - CPUC Bay Area Meeting for $1 Billion EV Investment Plan
The CPUC Commissioner, Carla Peterman, is holding a public meeting in the City of Richmond’s City Council Chambers to receive input on the Transportation Electrification investment plans proposed by State regulated investor-owned utilitie

Sierra Club Commends Santa Barbara on PACE Energy Program
PACE represents a quadruple win for the city of Santa Barbara. It protects the environment, creates jobs and grows the local economy using only private capital, all while offering leading edge consumer protections.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Statewide LG EE Best Practices: Weekly Update


wEEkly update

09/01/2017


New! - EE Coordinator Resources PageCAISO Today's Outlook



News and Opportunities

California’s Largest Net Zero Energy Development Comes to Fruition
California’s Central Valley will be home to the state’s largest net zero energy (NZE) housing development, slated to open in the second quarter of 2018. De Young Properties is behind the forward-thinking construction.

California's goal: an electricity grid moving only clean energy
California lawmakers are considering a future without the use of fossil fuels to generate electricity, a step that would boost the renewable energy industry and expand the scope of the state’s battle against global warming.

Innovators Evening Lecture Series: Solar + Storage for Resiliency
San Francisco’s Solar and Energy Storage for Resiliency project examines the use of solar plus storage systems at facilities throughout the City that would serve critical loads in times of emergency (shelters, libraries, rec centers, etc.).

How Much Climate Change Will Cost Each U.S. County
A study published in the journal Science in June is the most extensive model available of what climate change could cost the United States, county by county. The study is the first of its kind, linking climate projections with economic effects like mortality, labor productivity, energy demand and crop yields.

Monday, August 28, 2017

LG EE Best Practices: Weekly Update

wEEkly Update

08/28/2017


Funding Wizard | Energy Standards Online Resource Center | Energy Code Ace
CAISO Today's Outlook


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

Happy METU Monday!


Happy METU Monday!

This is not a trick question:
What do Municipal Energy Benchmarking, Municipal Readiness Reports and Advanced Project Assistance have in common?

These, and much more, are all offered by the METU program!

What do these fancy words mean?
Municipal Energy Benchmarking = Data Analytics
Municipal Readiness Reports = Project Pipeline
Advanced Project Assistance = Project Management (cat herding)

Look out for METU near you!
METU is continually looking to assist municipal partners in the San Joaquin Valley.  If you are in any of the following counties and have PG&E gas or electric service, call us today!

Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Tulare counties. 

Connect with us:
T (877) 748-0841

Check out our NEW website!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Monday, August 21, 2017

Happy METU Monday!

Energy bills taking over your municipal budget?
Do not wait any longer to act!

The heart of METU is to help you save money.  That is why our services are of no cost to PG&E customers.  The more dollars are saved on energy, the more can be diverted to other projects within the community.

Who has the staffing and resources to dedicate to energy projects?
We do!

Call us!  Our goal is to remove the barriers to energy efficiency, save money, repeat.  It’s that simple!

Look out for METU near you!
METU is continually looking to assist municipal partners in the San Joaquin Valley.  If you are in any of the following counties and have PG&E gas or electric service, call us today!

Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Tulare counties.


Connect with us:
T: (877) 748-0841
E: METU@SJVCEO.ORG

Check out our NEW website!
MUNICIPALTUNEUP.ORG

Friday, August 18, 2017

Statewide LG EE Best Practices: Weekly Update


wEEkly update

08/18/2017


Funding Wizard | Energy Standards Online Resource Center | Energy Code Ace
CAISO Today's Outlook


Join the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative for a webinar on local energy codes on Tuesday, August 29th from 1-2:00 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.

News and Opportunities

California Releases $44.7 Million for Microgrid Grants; Applications Due Oct. 20
California has begun offering microgrid grants totaling $44.7 million to woo projects that will help it achieve its clean energy goals.

“Take the Pledge” to reduce energy usage during the Solar Eclipse on Monday, August 21
On August 21st a partial solar eclipse will occur over the Pacific Northwest that will impact energy production from solar resources in California.

IEPR Workshop on Climate Adaptation and Resilience for the Energy System
The California Energy Commission will jointly conduct a workshop with the CPUC to discuss new scientific and policy advances on climate adaptation and resilience for the energy system.

Small Changes Add Up to Big Savings for Diverse Sonoma County Businesses
A range of businesses in Sonoma County, California, are benefitting from implementing seemingly small changes to their sustainability practices.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Happy METU Monday!


Let’s talk about lighting controls!

If you are not currently using lighting controls, there is an opportunity to save up to 60% on your lighting load just by implementing controls.

What are some benefits other than energy savings?
-          Make work spaces safer
-          Turn your office into a “smart” building
-          Automate energy efficiency efforts so you can focus on your work
-          Increase the useful life of your lighting equipment by reducing usage

For additional information on lighting controls, please see the link at the bottom of this post to download PG&E’s Guide to Lighting Controls and Occupancy Sensors.

Have more questions?
Call us!

Look out for METU near you!
METU is continually looking to assist municipal partners in the San Joaquin Valley.  If you are in any of the following counties and have PG&E gas or electric service, call us today!

Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Tulare counties.


Connect with us:
T (877) 748-0841

Check out our NEW website!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Statewide LG EE Best Practices: Weekly Update

wEEkly update

08/11/2017


Funding Wizard | Energy Standards Online Resource Center | Energy Code Ace
CAISO Today's Outlook


A great new resource for local governments has launched!

LocalEnergyCodes.com offers tools and resources to support local energy efficiency and renewable energy ordinances. The site will serve as a repository for tools and resources to support local energy efficiency and renewable energy ordinances. Key resources available on the site include cost-effectiveness studies, ordinance summaries for internal communications, model language, and document templates. More resources will be included in the future as the site continues to be updated.

Click here for information on this new valuable resource for local governments.

News and Opportunities

Tai Initiative: Mayoral Delegation to China
The Tai Initiative is cooperating with the Chinese Academy of Sciences for ICLEI's upcoming November 2017 U.S. Mayoral Delegation to China. One of the initiative's function is to bolster the work of existing global city networks operating between China and the U.S. Please share with your local leaders!

NBI Survey: Zero Energy Technology Gaps to Drive Future Research
Exciting new research is underway to identify technology gaps and tools needed to meet California's bold goals for zero energy (ZE) buildings. Provide your feedback with a short, 10-minute survey.