Accelerating the transition to renewable energy and a modern grid

Through technical, policy, and project development expertise

Making clean local energy accessible now

The Clean Coalition's vision

From 2025 onward, at least 25% of all electricity generated from newly added generation capacity in the United States will be from local renewable energy sources.

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Staging Community Microgrids

A key part of getting to 25% local renewables, Community Microgrids provide an unparalleled trifecta of economic, environmental, and resilience benefits to communities.

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Unleashing wholesale distributed generation

To get to 25%, we're working to unleash a vastly untapped market in the US, wholesale distributed generation (WDG) — often commercial-scale solar.

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Our work

Our programs and policy work is detailed below. See highlights of our work here.

Creating groundbreaking models

The Clean Coalition designs and stages cutting-edge Community Microgrid projects that can be replicated in any utility service territory. By showcasing the value and feasibility of these projects, and the vast potential for siting distributed energy resources in the built environment, we’re helping proliferate clean local energy.

Grounding our work in real-world projects

At the Clean Coalition, we base our work on concrete project experience. The projects we design highlight the regulatory and policy issues that are impeding the development of clean local energy projects, and the tools and best practices needed to overcome those barriers.

 

Removing barriers to clean local energy

California is poised to bring significantly more clean local energy online. But some serious hurdles remain. The Clean Coalition is working to overcome these — streamlining the wholesale distributed generation (WDG) interconnection process, helping plan for more WDG on the grid, and fixing the system for assessing Transmission Access Charges.

Showing the value of clean local energy

Currently, the full value and benefits of WDG are not recognized and compensated in procurement processes. The Clean Coalition is working to fix this. In addition, with our unique combination of technical, economic, and policy expertise, we’re showing that solar+storage can cost-effectively obviate the need for gas peaker plants. 

 

 

How the Clean Coalition can help your community

Analysis and planning

Our Solar Siting Surveys, plus interconnection and other analyses, show the value of clean local energy.

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Program design

Our innovative Feed-In Tariff designs, local development business plans, and RFPs help proliferate clean local energy.

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Project design

Our designs and implementations of Community Microgrids can be cost-effectively replicated across the US.

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Recent news

The latest in clean local energy

Learn about our innovative projects and initiatives on our blog, and see what others are reporting about our important work.

 

Santa Barbara School District launches game-changing Solar Microgrids

In an op-ed for T&D World, Executive Director Craig Lewis discusses the Clean Coalition's involvement in the state-of-the-art feasibility and RFP process that lead to the approval of solar microgrids across the Santa Barbara Unified School District.

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A new Tesla ‘big battery’ is being deployed to increase grid resilience in Santa Barbara…

Electrek reports on the Vallecito Energy Storage Resilience (VESR) Project and the Clean Coalition's backing of the project.

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SBUSD Approves Solar Microgrids Across District

On page 17, Voice Magazine reports on the six Solar Microgrids that are to be implemented at Santa Barbara Unified School District sites and the Clean Coalition's support in the study & proposal processes.

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Upcoming events

Statewide Energy Efficiency Virtual Forum – 2 Jun – 20 Nov

SPI, ESI, & North America Smart Energy Week virtual microconferences and tradeshow – 14 Sept - 30 Oct 2020

LABC Sustainability Summit – 21 & 22 Sep 2020

SEEC Virtual Forum – Webinar 13: Local Governments Leading the Way through Resilient Microgrids — Tuesday, 29 Sep 2020 at 1pm PT