wEEkly update
 March 02, 2020

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Seattle to test paying for commercial building efficiency through long-term PPAs
Microgrid Knowledge - Southern California Edison (SCE) says it plans to seek cost and feasibility information from vendors soon for six possible microgrids with the intent of making a selection in March.
NRDC - This would be the nation's first interregional transfer of carbon-free electricity made available as a result of savings from energy efficiency measures such as building and appliance upgrades.
Utility Dive -  Seattle City Light is now taking applications for an innovative energy efficiency pilot aimed at commercial buildings, and will pay for energy savings through 15- to 20-year power purchase agreements (PPA) that allow for deeper retrofits with longer payback periods.
SEEC - Call for session & posters proposals (CFSP) will open March 4th and close March 27th. Session tracks this year include: Leading with Equity & Community Engagement ; Towards Energy Resilience ; Integrated Planning to Action; Decarbonization Pathways. Check the forum website for additional guidance and the submittal form this Wednesday!


CivicSpark - CivicSpark, LGC's Governor’s Initiative AmeriCorps program dedicated to building capacity for local public agencies to address emerging environmental and social equity resilience challenges, is now accepting partner applications. Visit our website or download a flyer to learn about CivicSpark’s 5-year track record of helping California communities tackle their biggest challenges while fostering the next generation of leaders and also about what it takes to become a partner.

Top Resources

  1. Low-Income Energy Affordability Data (LEAD) Tool (DOE)
  2. Getting to Zero Buildings Database (New Buildings Institute)
  3. Twelve Strategies To Step Up Global Energy Efficiency (ACEEE)
  4. World Energy Outlook 2019 (IEA)
  5. Peak Demand Impacts From Electricity Efficiency Programs (LBNL)
  6. SEEC 2019 Legislative Update (SEEC)
  7. Energy Efficiency Funding Opportunities (SEEC)

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