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.

 

How the Resilient Energy Subscription market mechanism will help finance community microgrids

In this op-ed for Utility Dive, Executive Director Craig Lewis reports on the Clean Coalition's Resilient Energy Subscription (RES) market mechanism.

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The US public schools redesigning buildings with climate in mind

The Guardian reports on the Clean Coalition's work facilitating Solar Microgrids for the Santa Barbara Unified School District.

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Resilient Energy Subscription for financing Community Microgrids

A market mechanism that allows any facility within a Community Microgrid to procure unparalleled energy resilience.

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Upcoming events

Microgrid California Conference – 5 October 2021

Homer Microgrid and Hybrid Power International Conference – 12-14 Oct 2021

Webinar: BE Smart: A proactive approach to mass beneficial electrification of existing buildings – Thursday 14 October 2021

Webinar: Local solar’s role in reaching 100% U.S. clean power by 2035 – Wednesday 17 November 2021