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“How to Launch and Operate a CCA” Workshop

January 29, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am

How to Launch and Operate a CCAA Sustain SoCal Workshop

January 29, 2020
8:00 am – 11:30 am

Cove@UCI Beall Applied Innovation
5270 California Ave, Irvine CA 92617

Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) enables cities to gain local control and flexibility for addressing their energy requirements. This can include providing a more customized customer service experience, outreach programs tailored to the unique needs of their communities and prioritizing the procurement of a higher percentage of renewable energy. Recent developments in a number of Orange County cities have shown that CCA formation in the region is gaining significant momentum, with an alignment of interests being recognized and collaborative relationships between municipalities actively under consideration.

Sustain SoCal, widely recognized for its experience in bringing key stakeholders together for its CCA educational courses, conferences and networking events, invites you to participate in its How to Launch & Operate a CCA workshop. CCA specialists, municipal leaders and industry practitioners will help guide the discussion of the process for CCA formation and the factors that impact their ongoing operation.

Sustain SoCal Members and City Officials may register to attend this workshop at no charge.


8:00 am
Welcome and Overview
Scott Kitcher, President & CEO, Sustain SoCal
Ryan Baron, Chairman, Sustain SoCal

Mike Carroll, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Irvine

Formation and Governance: Load Study, Model JPA Agreement, Financing
Gary Saleba, CEO, EES Consulting
Drake Welch, VP Customer Care, Calpine Energy Solutions
Ryan Baron, Partner, Best, Best & Krieger

Startup and Priorities
Barbara Spoonhour, Deputy Executive Director, Western Community Energy
Sona Coffee, Environmental Programs Administrator, City of Irvine
Katie Barrows, Director of Environmental Resources, Desert Community Energy

9:50 Break

Programs: Climate Change, Energy Efficiency and others
Howard Choy, CEO, Howard Choy Consulting, LLC
Laurel Rothschild, Vice President of Energy Programs, The Energy Coalition
Jose Trinidad Castaneda, Climate Action Campaign

Distributed Energy Resources, Renewables and Procurement
Vitaly Lee, Executive Vice President, Development, BayWa r.e. Solar Projects

11:00 Networking Reception

11:30 Adjourn


Sustain SoCal Members and City Officials may register to attend this workshop at no charge.

For additional information and assistance registering, Email info@sustainsocal.org or phone 949.509.9300


January 29, 2020
8:00 am - 11:30 am
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