30 September 2021
Third-quarter newsletter

How the Resilient Energy Subscription market mechanism will help finance Community Microgrids
How do we finance Community Microgrids and properly value their significant resilience benefits? In this op-ed for Utility Dive, the Clean Coalition's Executive Director, Craig Lewis, shows how our Resilient Energy Subscription (RES) market mechanism addresses these challenges in a straightforward manner.
Front-of-meter energy storage interconnection needs serious policy innovation
The Clean Coalition is leading the Valencia Gardens Energy Storage (VGES) Project, which is staging to become the first front-of-meter (FOM) merchant energy storage project in California. Based on our VGES experience to date, we developed a case study highlighting the interconnection issues encountered — and detailing our proposed process and policy solutions.
How deploying more local solar and storage will save Californians billions
The traditional thinking is that economies of scale favor remote energy generation. But a recent Local Solar for All Coalition study, based on results from Vibrant Clean Energy's powerful model, turns this thinking on its head. At a Clean Coalition webinar, Karl Rábago and Bernadette del Chiaro explained what this means for California.
A leading load management solution for microgrids and demand response
To significantly lower the barrier to entry for Solar Microgrids and Community Microgrids, we need to implement hyper-intelligent and digitally flexible energy delivery devices. Atom Power, which has emerged as a leader in this area, presented on their solution at a recent Clean Coalition webinar.
The state of national climate and energy policy
The 2020 election has led to sweeping changes in federal policies. But will the Biden administration be able to meet its ambitious clean energy and carbon reduction goals? In this blog post for the Clean Coalition, attorney David Duperrault takes a close look at the latest in federal policy, including the infrastructure and budget reconciliation bills.
Clean Coalition in the news
Santa Barbara Votes to Phase Out Gas Hookups in New Homes and Buildings
Sierra Club | Read article
California Regulators Waive Key Standby Charges for Eligible Microgrids
Microgrid Knowledge | Read article
Upcoming events
Microgrid California Conference
Tuesday 5 October 2021, Foster City, CA
The Clean Coalition is a partner organization for this event, which will provide an inside look at one of the world's most vibrant microgrid markets. Register here.
Homer Microgrid and Hybrid Power International Conference
12-14 October 2021, virtual
The Clean Coalition is a partner organization for this event. Executive Director Craig Lewis will present on a panel on resilience and cost reduction on Wednesday 13 October at 2-4pm PT. Register here.
Clean Coalition webinar: BE Smart: A proactive approach to mass beneficial electrification of existing buildings
Thursday 14 October 2021 at 11am - noon PT
This webinar will cover an innovative program design from Carbon Free Palo Alto for electrifying existing buildings. Register here.
Clean Coalition webinar: The critical role of local solar in achieving 80% US clean electricity by 2030
Wednesday 17 November 2021 at 11am - noon PT
This webinar will show how local solar can cost-effectively help the US meet Biden’s bold clean energy and climate goals. Register here.
Intersolar North America | Energy Storage North America
13-15 January 2022, Long Beach, CA
The Clean Coalition is a partner organization for this event. A promotional code for 20% off a conference pass and free expo hall access will be applied automatically when you use this link to register.
If you are interested in having a Clean Coalition expert present at your event, please contact us at info@clean-coalition.org.
Santa Barbara | Menlo Park
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