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June 2017 Newsletter

June 27, 2017

Topics Include:

  • L.A. Daily News op-ed: Let solar-roof savings shine on all ratepayers
  • Palo Alto brings its first Feed-In Tariff solar project online
  • ReMAT, California’s only wholesale distributed generation renewables program, is under attack
  • Alternative to costly investments in natural gas power plants
  • Solar Siting Survey identifies substantial solar potential on built environments in California’s southern San Mateo County
  • A pathway to zero net energy: Atherton, California
  • Expanding electric vehicle charging infrastructure in Palo Alto
  • Distribution Resources Planning webinar
  • Media coverage
    • Leveling the playing field for clean local energy | PV Magazine
    • Community Microgrids offer “repeatable” way to replace fossil fuel peakers in California |  Microgrid Knowledge
  • Upcoming Events
    • Grid Edge World Forum
    • Intersolar & ees North America
    • NARUC Summer Policy Summit
    • Energy Storage North America
    • HOMER International Microgrid Conference
    • ASES SOLAR 2017

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March 2017 Newsletter

March 28, 2017

Topics Include:

  • A note from Craig Lewis, Founder and Executive Director
  • Transmission Access Charges (TAC) Campaign – Senate Bill 692 introduced
  • PAEC Solar Siting Survey: Identifying vast potential for clean energy in southern San Mateo County
  • Clean Coalition receives CEC grant for solar+storage in San Francisco
  • Clean Coalition helps California CCAs move the needle on distributed energy resources
  • Unleashing clean local energy through smart policy
  • Upcoming Events
    • California’s transmission costs are exorbitant and growing fast, but the fix is easy
    • Los Angeles Business Council Sustainability Summit
    • Regenerative Future Summit
    • California Energy Summit
    • Managing DERs
    • Grid Edge World Forum

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December 2016 Newsletter

December 20, 2016

Topics Include:

  • A note from Craig Lewis, Founder and Executive Director
  • Clean Coalition policy team success in 2016
  • Peninsula Advanced Energy Community launches, will provide framework for the future of clean energy
  • CAISO avoiding fix to massive market distortion that harms local renewables and California ratepayers
  • Upcoming Events
    • California Climate Change Symposium
    • Storage Week
    • California’s Distributed Energy Future
    • Solar Power Colorado 2017

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September 2016 Newsletter

September 30, 2016

Topics Include:

  • A note from Craig Lewis, Founder and Executive Director
  • Local renewables are being robbed
  • Georgia Power CLEAN programs deploy over 500 MW of local solar
  • How California Created a New System for Determining the Costs of Grid Connection
  • Clean Coalition joins working group focused on New York interconnection reform
  • Long Island Community Microgrid Project feasibility study published
  • Unit Cost Guide released, improving cost certainty and interconnection for distributed generation
  • Clean Coalition welcomes new members to the team
  • Upcoming Events
    • Energy Storage North America
    • Renewable Energy Markets
    • Microgrids Convergence Conference
    • LABC Mayoral Housing, Transportation, & Jobs Summit
    • HOMER International Microgrid Conference
    • U.S. Energy Storage Summit

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June 2016 Newsletter

June 30, 2016

Topics Include:

  • A note from Craig Lewis, Founder and Executive Director
  • California local renewables are getting robbed, but CAISO can help
  • Reducing risk for solar developers under Rule 21
  • Expanding access to solar with California’s Green Tariff Shared Renewables decision
  • NEM credits paired with energy storage: a solution
  • Peninsula Advanced Energy Community to kick off with strong support
  • Featured event: 2nd NY Energy REVolution Summit
  • Featured event: REV Future 2016
  • Featured event: Energy Storage North America 2016
  • Featured event: Renewable Energy Markets 2016
  • Featured event: Microgrids Convergence Conference

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March 2016 Newsletter

March 30, 2016

Topics Include:

  • A note from Craig Lewis, Founder and Executive Director
  • California Energy Commission selects the Peninsula Advanced Energy Community for grant award
  • Palo Alto to solarize city-owned parking structures and enhance EV deployment
  • Webinar: Leading at the local level
  • The Long Island Community Microgrid Project completes Stage 1 of the NY Prize
  • Improving interconnection cost certainty under Rule 21
  • Podcast: Community Microgrids
  • Featured event: 4th Annual California Energy Summit
  • Featured event: 3rd National Capitalizing on Grid-Scale Energy Storage Conference
  • Featured event: Grid Edge World Forum
  • Featured event: Energy & Sustainability Summit 2016

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December 2015 Newsletter

December 21, 2015

Topics Include:

  • Residents rally behind the Hunters Point Community Microgrid Project
  • Campaign to fix Transmission Access Charges (TAC) gains support
  • New report: Tax implications of distributed generation policies
  • Featured event: Grid Modernization Forum
  • Featured event: Solar Power Colorado
  • Featured event: Microgrid Markets Summit East

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September 2015 Newsletter

September 30, 2015

Topics Include:

  • Viable solar sites assessed for the Long Island Community Microgrid Project
  • The debate over NEM 2.0 continues in California
  • Improving cost certainty for distributed generation
  • Local renewables being hit with a hidden transmission fee
  • Clean Coalition awarded contract for D.C. microgrid
  • Upcoming Webinar: Community Microgrid methodology
  • Job opening: Community Microgrid Systems Engineer
  • Op-ed: On Long Island, a smarter, more resilient power system
  • Featured Event: Distributed Wind All-States Summit
  • Featured Event: Energy Storage North America
  • Featured Event: L.A. Mayoral Housing, Transportation, and Jobs Summit
  • Featured Event: Grid of the Future Summit

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June 2015 Newsletter

June 24, 2015

Topics Include:

  • Long Island Community Microgrid Project kicks off, receives NY Prize funding
  • Siting solar in distribution grids
  • Palo Alto continues effort to spur local renewable generation
  • FERC adopts our recommendations for improved interconnection transparency
  • Creating a sustainable, robust solar market in Alameda
  • Featured event: Solar Power International 2015
  • Featured event: energy storage lunch seminar

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March 2015 Newsletter

March 25, 2015

Topics Include:

  • Strengthening the grid with Community Microgrids
  • New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision moves ahead
  • Evolving net energy metering in California
  • Indiana utility gets approval to expand its feed-in tariff
  • Fifth and final tranche of CLEAN L.A. Solar opens
  • Supporting Los Angeles Business Council’s 2015 Sustainability Summit
  • Featured event: Energy and Sustainability Summit 2015

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