June 27, 2019
Second-quarter newsletter

Utility Dive op-ed: How to protect California ratepayers, expand clean local energy, and avoid bailing out PG&E
Executive Director Craig Lewis argues that Pacific Gas & Electric's $30 billion in wildfire-related liabilities presents a golden opportunity for California. Requiring the state's major utilities to divest their transmission assets would be a win for all parties, including the utilities.
The most effective way to deploy a Community Microgrid in the Goleta Load Pocket
A Community Microgrid will provide unparalleled economic, environmental, and resilience benefits to this grid-constrained Southern California region and will serve as a showcase for the rest of the country. It's crucial to use a deployment mechanism that has been proven to work.
How a standardized Value of Resilience (VOR) will proliferate Community Microgrids
Everyone understands the significant value of indefinite renewables-driven backup power. But the lack of an agreed-upon VOR for critical and other loads is hampering the market for Community Microgrids. The Clean Coalition is working to change this with our VOR123 methodology.
Why It’s Hard to Create a Network of Community Microgrids in California
Microgrid Knowledge reports on the Clean Coalition's aim to establish a network of Community Microgrids that is incorporated into the existing grid infrastructure. Fixing the way Transmission Access Charges are assessed in California will pave the way for these deployments.
Greentech Media op-ed: Paradise Lost: Reimagining the California Dream with Community Microgrids
Program Manager John Sarter shows how accelerating the deployment of electric vehicles and the electrification of built environments will facilitate building Community Microgrids that bring resilience to entire communities — and that we already have the technology to do this.
Clean Coalition in the news
Want to know if California can make zero emissions by 2045? Here's what to watch
Utility Dive | Read article
Getting the Most Out of Microgrids: Strategies, Tools & Technologies to Reap Societal Benefits
Microgrid Knowledge | Read article
Fremont, California, Fire Station Is First In US With Solar Microgrid
CleanTechnica | Read article
Fearing more PG&E shutoffs, Calistoga works on microgrid plan for backup power
Napa Valley Register | Read article
Solar Sites Surveyed
Voice of San Diego | Read article
Upcoming e vents
California Energy Summit
July 16-18, 2019 in Irvine, CA
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Executive Director Craig Lewis will present.

Grid-Scale Energy Storage Conference
July 17-18, 2019 in Albany, NY
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Webinar: Bringing unparalleled resilience to the Santa Barbara region via a Community Microgrid
Thursday, July 25, 11am PT
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Executive Director Craig Lewis will present.

Solar Power International
September 23-26, 2019 in Salt Lake City, UT
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Transmission Summit West
October 22-24, 2019 in Phoenix, AZ
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Executive Director Craig Lewis will participate in a panel.
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