Action alerts

The following are actions the Clean Coalition recommends in support of accelerating the transition to renewable energy and a modern grid by furthering wholesale distributed generation (WDG), Community Microgrids, and more.

Current action alerts

 Support clean local energy resources and resilience in Santa Barbara County

Please join the Clean Coalition in supporting the Strauss Wind Energy Project at the County of Santa Barbara Planning Commission meeting this Wednesday 20 November, starting at 9am. Comments can be emailed in advance to David Villalobos at dvillalo@co.santa-barbara.ca.us.

Details on the project and the Planning Commission meeting are here.

 

 

Past action alerts

 

  Provide feedback to the CPUC on Rule 21 Project Plan

Workshop on Rule 21 Program Evaluation — Draft Research Plan: 27 June 2019, 9am PT

This workshop provided an opportunity to give feedback to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) on the Rule 21 Program project plan and research questions. The CPUC is undertaking a comprehensive evaluation of utility administration of the Rule 21 tariff to provide data and insight into each utility’s administration of the tariff. Rule 21 describes the process a developer must follow to connect their distributed energy resource (DER) to the grid.

How to attend the meeting and talking points

 

  Tell the CPUC to support WDG interconnection

Rule 21 Interconnection Discussion Forum: 25 June 2019, 1:45pm PT

At the quarterly meeting of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Rule 21 Interconnection Discussion Forum, this topic was discussed: Utilities commonly require wholesale systems interconnecting under Rule 21 to install separate interconnection facilities when existing facilities serving on-site load may have sufficient capacity. Is the requirement to install separate facilities necessary to support safe and reliable interconnection? If not, how should the Commission address this utility practice?

More information and talking points

Recent news

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Learn about our innovative projects and initiatives on our blog, and see what others are reporting about our important work.

Wind generation project southwest of Lompoc approved by Santa Barbara County planners

Santa Ynez Valley News reports on the Strauss Wind Energy Project.

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Strauss Wind Energy Project Will Help Propel County Into Energy-Resilient Future

In this op-ed for Noozhawk, Executive Director Craig Lewis supports Santa Barbara County's latest resilience project.

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Don’t minimize the resilience role of microgrids. They’re key to mitigating wildfire and PSPS risk

In this op-ed for Utility Dive, Executive Director Craig Lewis discusses how Community Microgrids provide energy resilience.

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