Many public agencies have climate action plans (CAP) with ambitious climate and energy goals, targets and actions. These laudable strategies will only be realized if local government action is adequately funding, supporting local capacity to implement energy projects and programs. Some CAP actions are best pursued as part of Californiaʼs energy policy goals, and as a result necessitate effective collaboration with investor owned utilities (IOUs); Pacific Gas and Electric Company, San Diego Gas and Electric Company, and Southern California Edison. A CAPʼs feasibility and effectiveness can be significantly impacted by the Stateʼs regulatory agencies, which can have an outsized influence in implementing legislative policies.

In 2020, the CPUC will engage on issues that are core to local governmentsʼ ability to deliver on their climate action and adaptation plans, including:

  • Wildfire mitigation
  • Public Safety Power Shutoffs
  • Microgrids
  • Distributed Energy Resource Planning
  • Transportation Electrification
  • Energy Efficiency and Electrification
  • Utility Customer Rates

The Local Government Sustainable Energy Coalition (LGSEC) provides a robust expert voice for its 40 member organizations on crucial energy policy matters. No other group that represents local governments has a regular presence at the California Public Utilities Commission, the California Energy Commission and the California Air Resources Board.

This webinar will provide an overview of the regulatory process and current issues that directly impact local governments. The speakers will highlight the challenges associated and opportunities local governments have to influence important policies that could have wide ranging impacts on their ability to make good on their climate action plans.

Hear from our Board!

Moderator: Garrett Wong

Climate Program Manager at County of Santa Barbara & LGSEC Board Chair

Alejandra Téllez

Program Management Analyst at County of Ventura / 3C-REN & LGSEC Board Member

Lou Jacobson

Director of Fiscal Services at Eureka City Schools &  LGSEC Board Member

Steven Moss

Partner at M.Cubed & LGSEC Regulatory Consultant

most recent webinar – Community Energy Resiliency with CHP

June 22, 2020 | 10 – 11 AM

Community Energy Resiliency with CHP: How to Maximize GHG Reductions, Resiliency And Energy Efficiency By Including CHP In Your Microgrid

In this webinar, engineering and policy experts will provide an overview of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Western Combined Heat and Power Technical Assistance Partnership (CHP TAP) program and discuss CHP successes with local and regional agencies, including sites that have weathered Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) events and others that have successfully used CHP-favorable policies to build CHP installations in their jurisdictions.

This webinar is for city, county and local agency leaders and staff as well as community choice aggregators (CCAs) interested in learning more about the benefits of combined heat & power (CHP), successful CHP policies and microgrid development anchored by CHP systems, and CHP for Resiliency screenings.

Interested in planning a webinar with LGSEC?

The Local Government Sustainable Energy Coalition welcomes the opportunity to feature timely topics and useful resources through a webinar to our members and the public. If you would like to partner with LGSEC on a webinar, please reach out to Sarina Soor at ssoor@lgc.org.

Past Webinars