Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

LGSEC welcomes the opportunity to feature timely topics and useful resources on our webinars. If you would like to partner with LGSEC on a webinar, please reach out to Grace Kaufman at gkaufman@lgc.org

Past Webinars

Preparing for the Storm: Minimizing Risk through Resilience
Microgrids, Resiliency, and PERCs
How to Assess & Execute a PPA Buyout (2/2)
Best Practices in Asset Management for Solar (Photovoltaic) Energy Systems (1/2)
The Next Step in The Clean Energy Transition – Decarbonizing Heating Energy in Buildings
Community Choice Aggregation 101: Policy and Governance
Community Choice Aggregation 101: Implementation
Energy Legislation Update
Funding Opportunity to Promote Clean Energy Financing
Solar + Storage Sizing Tool Demonstration
Local Government Statewide Administration Business Plan
LGC Statewide Business Plan Proposal
Preparing for the Storm: Minimizing Risk through Resilience
Preparing for the Storm: Minimizing Risk through Resilience | October 4 | 11 AM

As the frequency of extreme weather events is on the rise, existing buildings are vulnerable to power disruption, equipment failures, displacement of residents, and other costly damages. This webinar will feature tools and strategies to improve the resilience of existing buildings and community assets through building upgrades and microgrids. The webinar will include an overview of DNV GL’s B-READY building resilience tool, which helps building owners and managers translate climate-related, site-specific risks into actionable resilience strategies. DNV GL will share findings from real-world projects to demonstrate resilience in action, including Seattle City Light’s development of a microgrid at the urban Miller Community Center, designed to serve as a community hub during a grid outage.

For more on the B-Ready tool, check out: https://www.dnvgl.com/services/b-ready-106852

Microgrids, Resiliency, and PERCs
Microgrids, Resiliency, and PERCs | September 18 | 10 AM

EcoMotion’s leadership team will be “Live”, Tuesday, September 18th, giving the most comprehensive webinar yet on planning, financing, installing, and managing microgrids at campuses, cities, and multi-complex sites. EcoMotion has implemented its unique design for Powered Emergency Response Centers (PERCs) that can supply electricity indefinitely, even when the grid is down by coupling battery storage with a solar system.

Ted Flanigan, founder of EcoMotion, and Michael Ware, Senior Energy Executive, will lead this webinar and take participants through the actionable steps they used to bring six installed PERCs to campuses in California.

As an expert in utility rate structures and how they impact the return on investment, Michael has developed tools for weighing the value of different components, incentives, rebates and financing scenarios with infrastructure development.

EcoMotion’s Founder, Ted Flanigan, is a veteran of cutting-edge sustainability and resiliency projects, including planning, financing and managing the build of carbon free microgrids. Ted will discuss the benefits of PERCs, along with their potential to harden infrastructure and provide resiliency for communities.

You will leave knowing:

  • Buildings, campuses and communities that are ideal candidates for PERCs and microgrids 
  • How to design a carbon free microgrid (PERC) 
  • Financing options for microgrids, program funding, and incentives 
  • Engaging the community and promoting resiliency leadership 
  • Managing, maintaining, and making the most of your microgrid environment 
  • Timeline from great idea to great installation 

Join LGSEC and EcoMotion to power your future! 

How to Assess & Execute a PPA Buyout (2/2)
How to Assess & Execute a PPA Buyout (2/2) | August 22 | 10 AM

It’s been more than ten years since the passage of the California Solar Initiative and Federal Solar Tax Credit legislation. Since then, agencies across California have deployed solar as a part of their energy cost management strategy. For those who structured their projects under a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), many are now eligible or are approaching eligibility to buyout their PPA provider and take ownership of their system. In this session we will address many of the questions that will help you establish the right plan around assessing and executing a PPA buyout.

Best Practices in Asset Management for Solar (Photovoltaic) Energy Systems (1/2)
Best Practices in Asset Management for Solar (Photovoltaic) Energy Systems (1/2) | July 24 | 10 AM

Whether you own a solar energy (photovoltaic) system or are purchasing power through a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), there are important dynamics that must be well managed to ensure optimized energy performance and maximized energy cost savings. In this session we will explore some best practices in managing solar energy systems, including:

  • System Monitoring
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Reactive Maintenance
  • Reporting

We will also address the unique differences between both system owners, and those who are purchasing power from a PPA provider.

The Next Step in The Clean Energy Transition – Decarbonizing Heating Energy in Buildings
The Next Step in The Clean Energy Transition – Decarbonizing Heating Energy in Buildings

Date: Monday, February 12 2018 | 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Hosted by Margaret Bruce, Local Government Commission, Rachel Golden from the Sierra Club and Pierre Delforge from NRDC., presented about the decarbonization of space and water heating in buildings, proposed legislation, and how local jurisdictions can help.

Community Choice Aggregation 101: Policy and Governance
Community Choice Aggregation 101: Policy and Governance

Date: Friday, September 29 2017 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Dawn Weisz, Chief Executive Officer of MCE Clean Energy, presented about Community Choice governance, rate setting, and CPUC and Legislative policy issues.

Community Choice Aggregation 101: Implementation
Community Choice Aggregation 101: Implementation

Date: Thursday, August 10 2017 | 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Alex DiGiorgio, Deputy Director of Community Development at MCE Clean Energy, presented the foundations of Community Choice Aggregation, including what it is, why local governments may be interested in exploring it, how to evaluate the opportunity for your community, and how to lay the groundwork for successful implementation.

Energy Legislation Update
Energy Legislation Update

Date: July 13, 2017 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Jay Dickenson, Chief Consultant of the Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee, provided an update on this year’s most prominent energy-related bills.

Funding Opportunity to Promote Clean Energy Financing
Funding Opportunity to Promote Clean Energy Financing

Date: July 6, 2017 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

This webinar discussed the various tools and products the State of California is making available to local governments to promote clean energy projects for residents, including up to $23,000 in funding for free co-branded marketing materials and other marketing ideas to promote energy project financing. The webinar also detailed updates to the California Hub for Energy Efficiency Financing (CHEEF) Residential Energy Efficiency Loan (REEL) program.

Solar + Storage Sizing Tool Demonstration
Solar + Storage Sizing Tool Demonstration

Date: June 26, 2017 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

The City and County of San Francisco has developed a first of its kind tool that enables building and energy managers, architects, and sustainability and energy professionals to size their buildings for energy storage + solar. This webinar demonstrated the use of this tool and in solar siting for resilience planning.

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