upcoming webinar –  New Department of Energy Tools to Plan for Stimulus Projects

 May 28, 2020 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Get ready for federal stimulus by joining LGSEC for a webinar to hear directly from the DOE and NREL about their latest tools that can help you plan your next energy projects!

Harry Bergman, who manages the suite of building energy data tools at the DOE, will give an overview of the free and open source tools that help you understand energy at any geographic scale. Megan Day from NREL will present the State and Local Planning for Energy (SLOPE) platform and other tools to illustrate clean energy options and opportunities and inform energy planning. Lastly, LGSEC board members will facilitate a discussion on how these insights can be used to help develop your next round of shovel ready projects for anticipated stimulus funds.

most recent 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)

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