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.

Status report: Streamlining WDG interconnection

Communications Director Rosana Francescato provides an update on interconnection for wholesale distributed generation in this Energy Central article.

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Direct Relief solar microgrid case study

Executive Director Craig Lewis lays out the resilience benefits of Community Microgrids in this case study on Energy Central.

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Key energy resilience legislation in California, March 2020 

An overview of what’s happening in policy, a critical driver for clean local energy and resilient communities.

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