Local CLEAN Program Guide Module 2 Release - Clean Coalition

Local CLEAN Program Guide Module 2 Release

This module provides a roadmap for establishing fixed prices for CLEAN Contracts.

Craig Lewis


The Clean Coalition recently announced the release of Module 2: Establishing CLEAN Contracts Prices of the Local CLEAN Program Guide. The Guide is a comprehensive how-to guide for communities and utilities across the nation to evaluate, design, and enact Clean Local Energy Accessible Now (CLEAN) Programs based on global best practices for ramping cost-effective renewables and reaping the associated economic benefits. The Guide draws from tremendously successful CLEAN Programs in the United States, such as the Gainesville, FL program and the soon-to-be operational CLEAN Programs that the Clean Coalition helped design in Fort Collins, CO and Palo Alto, CA.

Module 2 of the Guide provides a roadmap for establishing fixed prices for CLEAN Contracts. Since pricing effects both the types and amounts of renewable energy that will be deployed, as well as the timeframes of those deployments, the pricing is a critical step in designing CLEAN Programs. Module 2 removes the mystery of establishing fixed prices by illuminating the both potential approaches: value-based pricing based on avoided costs and cost-based pricing based on deployment costs.
Please visitwww.clean-coalition.org/local-action/to freely download the Local CLEAN Program Guide. If you would like to become a local advocate for deploying a CLEAN Program in your community, please emailLocalGuide@Clean-Coalition.org. The remaining five modules of the Guide will be released throughout the fall.

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Craig Lewis

Founder and Executive Director

Craig founded the Clean Coalition in 2009 and has over 30 years of experience in policy and technology innovation, including the proliferation of Solar Microgrids and Community Microgrids. Prior to founding the Clean Coalition, Craig held numerous positions in the wireless, semiconductor, banking, and renewable energy 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 energy policy lead on Steve Westly’s 2006 California gubernatorial campaign. 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. Craig received an MBA and MSEE from the University of Southern California and a BSEE from the University of California, Berkeley.