The Peninsula Advanced Energy Community (PAEC) is an initiative funded by the California Energy Commission (CEC) to develop Advanced Energy Communities in southern San Mateo County. Over the past year, the PAEC initiative has studied best practices for the rapid deployment of AECs, which combine:
- Low or zero net energy buildings
- Abundant solar electricity
- Energy storage and other distributed energy resources
- Solar emergency microgrids for power management and islanding of critical loads during outages
- Charging infrastructure to support the rapid growth in electric vehicles
In this webinar series, the authors of several new groundbreaking PAEC studies will present highlights of their findings:
- Economic analysis of deep energy efficiency retrofits for municipal, commercial, and multifamily buildings (January 31 webinar)
- Streamlining interconnection of commercial solar
- Commercial solar siting surveys
- Best practices to encourage energy efficiency, renewable energy, zero net energy, energy storage, and electric vehicle charging infrastructure
- And more
The PAEC reports shine a light on what needs to happen to scale up clean local energy, support grid reliability, and minimize the need for new energy infrastructure costs such as transmission and distribution upgrades in the future.
We hope you can join us!
PAEC is a trailblazing initiative to streamline policies and showcase projects that facilitate local renewables and other advanced energy solutions like energy efficiency, energy storage, and electric vehicle charging infrastructure. The PAEC initiative will create pathways to cost-effective clean local energy and community resilience throughout San Mateo County, the City of Palo Alto, and beyond. PAEC is a collaboration between the Clean Coalition, the CEC, Pacific Gas & Electric, and an array of municipalities, emergency response jurisdictions, schools and universities, and corporate entities. For more information, please visit www.clean-coalition.org/PAEC.