DGS Director and NASCA member Dan Kim discussing SolarShares
States In the News: California Office Buildings Go Solar in 2018

The California Department of General Services (DGS) and SMUD recently announced an agreement for DGS to receive over 50 percent of its electricity needs in SMUD's service territory via a 20-year Large Commercial SolarShare® agreementThe SolarShares program is a community solar project-a series of solar generating facilities shared by multiple community members, allowing the customer to avoid developing and maintaining its own onsite solar facilities. This agreement is the largest community solar project of its kind in the nation-creating enough energy to power about 8,200 homes per year (about 74 gigawatt hours).
The electricity from this agreement will be used to power a variety of DGS properties in Sacramento County and will help bring many facilities to zero net energy (ZNE) once they meet energy efficiency targets. Specific buildings included in this agreement include those that house the California Energy Commission, Employment Development Department, California State Personnel Board and many more.

"This partnership is an important next step in achieving Governor Brown's ambitious climate change goals," said DGS Director Daniel C. Kim. "The SolarShares agreement allows California to demonstrate its leadership in greening state operations, which reduces utility costs and helps ensure a brighter future for all."     Learn more here.

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February 9, 2018
In Case You Missed It
Attention Corporate Partners:  Upcoming NASCA Corporate Council Meeting 

The Corporate Council represents NASCA's corporate members, increases communication among the corporate partners, and acclimates new corporate members to the NASCA culture.  Corporate Partners should save the date for a NASCA Corporate Council meeting on February 27 from 2-3 pm ET. This meeting is an opportunity for you to  learn more about the 2018 Spring Conference, the Corporate Partner Code of Conduct and discuss member benefits. 

If you have any questions, please contact Tommy Morrison. Please watch for an agenda and more information in the Corporate Council Community in NASCA Collaborate. 
2018 Corporate Partner Prospectus and Sponsorship Opportunities

NASCA's 2018 sponsorship opportunities are now available for purchase.  You can find the details of each opportunity in the  

To purchase: 

2018 Spring Conference 
April 30 - May 1, Minneapolis, MN 

  • All opportunities are available on a first come, first served basis. Once a sponsorship is sold out, it will no longer be listed as available for purchase.
  • To keep ratios desirable for all attendees, all events and sponsorship opportunities are only available for NASCA corporate members in good standing.
  • Any sponsorship opportunity may be secured at this time, and you may select "invoice me" to pay in the future.
For questions regarding sponsorship opportunities, please contact  Tommy Morrison or  Sarah Razor.
Looking to get involved?  Participating in committees and workgroups is a great way to get the most out of your membership by engaging in projects that best fit your interest, expertise and schedule. You will grow professionally, network with peers from across the country and help contribute to the development of events (such as our Spring Conference and the 2018 Institute) and research products that will be most beneficial to your organization.  You can go here  to  read a brief description of each committee or workgroup and  complete the volunteer sign up form

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