Policies that accelerate the transition to renewable energy and a modern grid

Our 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.

WDG procurement

Working to unleash the vastly underserved wholesale distributed generation (WDG) market in California.

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WDG interconnection

Fixing the broken interconnection process for commercial-scale solar in California.

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Optimizing policies and market mechanisms

Developing policies and market mechanisms that will optimize the benefits of Community Microgrids.

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Distribution Resources Planning

Establishing a comprehensive, transparent framework to improve distribution system planning.

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Alternatives to gas plants

Showing show that solar+storage can cost-effectively obviate the need for new gas peaker plants.

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Transmission Access Charges Campaign

Fixing the unfair way transmission charges are currently being assessed in most of California.

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Legislative action

Pursuing legislative channels to help bring more clean local energy to California and the rest of the U.S.

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Advanced inverters

Showing that advanced inverters can cost-effectively optimize power quality, system reliability, and economics.

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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, California Seeks Bids for at Least Six School Microgrids, Solar and Storage

Microgrid Knowledge reports on the Santa Barbara Unified School District's RFP for a solar and resilience project that encompasses 15 locations.

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CPUC finds DERs save on transmission investments, but implementation remains ‘the big question’

Utility Dive reports on the CPUC's acknowledgement that distributed energy resources can help avoid certain transmission investments.

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Fires are coming. But PG&E and some cities are holding up battery backups

The Los Angeles Times reports on the struggle to get batteries installed in homes as local governments and PG&E throw up roadblocks because of COVID-19.

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