The next NorCal Solar Speaker Event will be Community Choice Aggregation (CCA), held on the Summer Solstice at the beautiful Sungevity location in Jack London Square.
CCA is the process by which cities or counties can form entities to buy electricity in bulk for their residents, giving them an alternative to the local utility. These CCAs have goals of increasing renewable energy and funding solar and other such projects in their areas. Come hear speakers from active CCAs in the Bay Area to learn more about their process, prices, solar programs, and how they interface with customers and the local utility.
Networking + complementary food and drinks: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Speakers: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Michael Hyams, Director of CleanPowerSF
CleanPowerSF is the City and County of San Francisco’s Community Choice Aggregation Program, which is being implemented by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. As program Director, Michael is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the implementation and operation of the CleanPowerSF program, which commenced service to customers on May 1, 2016. Michael has worked in various capacities for the SFPUC, most recently as Manager of Regulatory and Legislative Affairs for the SFPUC’s Power Enterprise.
Alex DiGiorgio, Development Manager for Marin Clean Energy
Alex collaborates with stakeholders throughout MCE's service area to advance sustainable development programs and expand access to competitvely-priced renewable energy.
Woody Hastings, Renewable Energy Implementation Manager for the Center for Climate Protection
Woody is an energy and environmental policy analyst, strategic planner, and community organizer that specializes in Community Choice Aggregation. His involvement with CCA began in 2006, working to support a program in San Francisco. He joined the staff of the Center for Climate Protection in 2010 to help establish Sonoma Clean Power, the second CCA program in California. Woody is a 2012 Fellow of the Leadership Institute for Ecology and the Economy and has a degree in Environmental Sustainability and Social Justice from San Francisco State University.