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.

PSPS Outages Expected in Santa Barbara This Week

The World Business Academy points to our collaboration on Community Microgrids as solutions to utility power shutoffs.

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It’s time to value DER in resource adequacy

Executive Director Craig Lewis argues for a greater role for DER to mitigate future power shortages and grid instability.

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With outages, fire risks, California eyes ‘local’ electricity

The Christian Science Monitor reports on power companies' measures in preventing destructive wildfires.

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