Unlocking Renewables: A San Joaquin Valley Summit
This one-day summit will highlight the potential for renewable energy in the San Joaquin Valley and provide information about the resources available to support renewable energy development. The agenda includes speakers from the Governor's Office of Planning and Research, Senator Anthony Cannella and Assemblyman Adam Gray, Air Resources Board, CalRecycle, California Energy Commission, United States Department of Agriculture, San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District and utilities.
The agenda features discussion about the clean energy economy, renewable potential, bioenergy and natural gas opportunities, and transmission planning for the San Joaquin Valley. There will also be workshops focused on clean energy sector workforce development and rebate and incentive programs.
Detailed information about the summit can be accessed here.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
California State University, Fresno
CEC Workshop on Community-Scale Renewable Energy Opportunities and Successes
The California Energy Commission (CEC) will hold a public workshop July 29 to highlight funding opportunities for community-scale renewable energy projects through the Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) program. The day-long event also will spotlight successes and lessons learned from the more than 20 community-scale projects funded through the Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) program, which ended in 2013 but serves as a model for EPIC-funded opportunities.
Community-scale energy projects use renewable energy to power relatively small areas such as college campuses, military installations, business parks or neighborhoods. They generate less than 20 megawatts, filling an energy niche between individual projects like rooftop solar and large projects like utility-scale power plants.
Funding for the EPIC program comes from rates charged the electricity customers of Pacific Gas & Electric Co., Southern California Edison Co., and San Diego Gas & Electric Co.
The public workshop will highlight funding opportunities for community-scale renewable energy projects through the EPIC program. The panel discussions will highlight model projects from the PIER program, identify opportunities to streamline planning and discuss technical and regulatory barriers.
Wednesday, July 29th
9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Warren-Alquist State Energy Building
Art Rosenfeld Hearing Room
1516 Ninth Street, Sacramento, 95814
The workshop will feature presentations by Energy Commission Chairman Robert B. Weisenmiller, Commissioners David Hochschild and Karen Douglas, the U.S. Department of Energy, state and local governments, academia and private industry.
The agenda, additional information, and directions for participating remotely through WebEx are in the public notice and can be accessed here. Information about the EPIC program can be accessed here.
Prop 1 “Economically Distressed Area” Mapping Tool & Workshop
The Department of Water Resources has released the draft version of the Proposition 1 Economically Distressed Area Instructions and Mapping Tool. The draft Economically Distressed Area Instructions and Mapping Tool can be accessed here.
A workshop will be held to demonstrate the Economically Distressed Area Mapping Tool and receive public comment.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
901 P Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
This meeting can be attended in person or via web-ex broadcast online. If accessing via online, please call-in and login to the web-ex here. Call-in phone line: 916-574-1224.
Three 2015 CFCC Free Statewide Funding Fairs Remaining
The California Financing Coordinating Committee (CFCC) will be hosting three more Funding Fairs throughout the State. CFCC agencies fund infrastructure projects including: drinking water, energy efficiency, wastewater, flood management, water quality, streets and highways, water supply, emergency response vehicles, water conservation, water use efficiency, solid waste, community facilities.
REMAINING DATES & LOCATIONS
August 5, 2015
Truckee Town Hall—Council Chambers
10183 Truckee Airport Road
Truckee, CA 96161
September 2, 2015
City of Watsonville Community Room
275 Main Street, 4th floor
Watsonville, CA 95076
September 23, 2015
Sacramento County Sanitation
10060 Goethe Rd
Sacramento, CA 95827
Department of Water Resources Announces Preseason Flood Coordination Meetings
The California Department of Water Resources recently announced the schedule of Preseason Flood Coordination Meetings for 2015. These meetings for flood emergency responders will provide the opportunity to review flood emergency procedures, protocol, roles and responsibilities in an emergency; availability of flood fighting resources and updates from local agencies in that particular region.
Details about the meetings can be accessed here.
Meeting of the CDFA
The California State Board of Food and Agriculture will meet on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. to discuss incentive programs available for farmers and local communities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The agenda can be accessed here. Additionally, the meeting will be streamed here.