CA Community Choice Energy Summit Comes to Bay Area November 14-16


EC San Francisco Director Avni Jamdar Will Speak on Closing Panel

Registration is now open for the Community Choice Energy Summit, where existing California community choice aggregators (CCAs) will share insights and best practices with emerging CCAs.

According to event organizers, the California Public Utilities Commission says CCAs could serve up to 85 percent of the state’s energy load by the 2020s, and dozens of California counties and municipalities are coalescing to form new CCAs to join the half-dozen already in existence. 

The summit takes place November 14-16 in Santa Clara, Calif. Complimentary passes are available for CCA employees, and there are special rates for academics and government and nonprofit employees.

Emerald Cities San Francisco is helping to promote the event, at which EC San Francisco Director Avni Jamdar will speak as part of the closing panel, entitled “What Lies Ahead.” The panel will “kick the tires” on getting to 100 percent renewable energy by addressing:

  • Why a technological revolution is not enough.
  • Where does Distributed Energy Resources (DER) technology fit into our vision of resilient communities?
  • How do we ensure community economic benefits and good clean energy jobs through DER deployment?
  • Putting the community in community choice energy?

The panel will be moderated by Local Clean Energy Alliance Coordinator Al Weinrub. Other panelists are City of Berkeley City Councilmember and California Clean Energy Fund Board Member Ben Bartlett; Center for Climate Protection Renewable Energy Manager Woody Hastings; and Jessica Tovar of the East Bay Power Alliance.

Sign up now to save $300 on Early Bird registration, which ends Friday, September 29.


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