Upcoming Events

upcoming webinar – Explore a New Funding/Partner-Finding Platform from the California Energy Commission

 May 5, 2020 | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Join the Local Government Sustainable Energy Coalition (LGSEC) on May 5th for a live demonstration of Empower Innovation, a new platform created by the California Energy Commission. Discover how your community can use this free tool to connect with cleantech companies, browse millions of dollars in public and private funding opportunities, and explore hundreds of curated resources.

Empower Innovation is a professional networking platform to help local governments and businesses identify funding and partnering opportunities to advance a clean energy future for all.

Empower Innovation is a good place to learn about solutions that can meet your needs if your community is interested in piloting new technology, reducing energy costs, or improving air and water quality.

The Empower Innovation Network currently has:

  • $323 million in public and private funding opportunities
  • Nearly 300 organizations that have already joined the platform.
  • Nearly 900 members

Additionally, Empower Innovation includes valuable resources at your fingertips, including an events calendar, resource library, and online tools related to cleantech, sustainability, and resilience.

It is free, easy to use, and you can sign up using your LinkedIn account.


Katrina Leni Konig, Market Transformation & Outreach Unit Supervisor & Energy Deployment and Market Facilitation Office, California Energy Commission

Hannah Schanzer, Civic Spark Fellow, California Energy Commission

Laura Vogel, Associate Director, Guidehouse Consulting (Formerly Navigant)