2012 IEPR Update embraces a distributed energy future

The Clean Coalition is pleased to see that its work providing policymakers with information, analysis, and proven solutions was clearly reflected in the 2012 IEPR Update.

Craig Lewis

Last month, the California Energy Commission (CEC) approved its 2012 Integrated Energy Policy Report (IEPR) Update, which reflects California’s most advanced thinking on its energy future.

In a key victory for the Clean Coalition’s vision, the 2012 IEPR Update embraces significant growth of distributed generation (DG) and reflects a number of important policy recommendations initiated or strongly supported by the Clean Coalition, including:
  • The need for a transparent and comprehensive distribution system planning process to strategically advance renewable DG throughout the state
  • Recognition of the locational value provided by DG to consumers, including reduced dependence on the expensive and inefficient long-distance transmission of power
  • The development of longer-term energy planning to guide a cost-effective transition that meets California’s 2050 goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 80% below 1990 levels
  • The need to start using advanced analysis and modeling tools for efficient interconnection of renewables and intelligent grid (IG) solutions like energy storage
The Clean Coalition is pleased to see that its work providing policymakers with information, analysis, and proven solutions was clearly reflected in the 2012 IEPR Update.  The Clean Coalition has invested significant wherewithal to ensure that the CEC’s most important policy document guides California towards a cleaner, more affordable, and more reliable energy system.

Craig Lewis

Founder and Executive Director

Craig has over 20 years of experience in the renewables, wireless, semiconductor, and banking industries. Previously VP of Government Relations at GreenVolts, he was the first to successfully navigate a solar project through California’s Renewable Portfolio Standard solicitation process. Craig was also the energy policy lead on Steve Westly’s 2006 California gubernatorial campaign, and his resume includes senior government relations, corporate development, and marketing positions at leading wireless, semiconductor, and banking companies such as Qualcomm, Ericsson, and Barclays Bank.