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.

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Past action alerts

  Approving a General Plan Amendment process for the accommodation of a 30 MW / 120MWh battery energy storage system

The Clean Coalition took action by submitting written comment and providing public comment, to the City of Goleta,  that contributed to the approval of a General Plan Amendment process for a 30 MW / 120 MWh battery energy storage system within the Goleta Load Pocket.  When deployed, this will advance us toward the removal of the Ellwood Gas Peaker Plant and reaching 400 MWh energy storage requirement that’s needed to bring resilience to the Santa Barbara region.

  Denying ExxonMobil’s plan to reopen retired oil wells in Santa Barbara County

The Clean Coalition took action in denying ExxonMobil’s plan to reopen retired oil wells in Santa Barbara County at the County of Santa Barbara Board of Supervisors meeting on 7 March 2022.

 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.

  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?

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