Community Choice Energy Summit

November 14 to 16, 2017 - Bay Area, California, USA

Community Choice Energy Summit

CCAs, Municipalities, Regulators and Other Industry Experts Gather to Solidify the Emerging CCA Market

Community choice aggregation has demonstrated that communities can migrate faster to a clean energy supply, while also reducing energy costs. A handful of pioneering CCAs have done the hard work, and proved out the model. Now, an estimated 300 additional counties and municipalities in California and many more in other states are exploring the option as well.

However, forming and managing a successful CCA requires understanding legal, regulatory, and financial issues and skill in energy procurement management, risk management and managing relationships with utilities and regulators.

The Community Choice Energy Summit is intended to facilitate and accelerate the next wave of CCAs, within California and beyond. CCA’s will learn from and share best practices with the CCA community. The summit will also provide networking opportunities for the CCA community to learn from clean grid innovators, developers, utilities, regulators, financiers, legal representatives and other industry experts.

This must-attend event will help jump start the next rounds of CCAs and solidify the emerging business structures and practices, and help move communities toward their ambitious clean power goals.

Featuring Two Pre-Summit Workshops:

Workshop A: How to Start a CCA: Legal, Operational and Financial Steps – This tutorial / 101 workshop is designed for governments and non-profits either in the process of forming their own CCA, or seriously weighing the pros and cons, as well as for solution providers looking to plan for the needs of many emerging CCAs.

Workshop B: CCA Power Moves: Tools, Strategies and New Ideas – This workshop provides an opportunity for presentation-based deep dives into the power procurement, planning and contracting functions of the CCA, as well as profiling “CCA 2.0 /3.0” pilots, platforms and innovations.

Agenda Highlights

  • The Next Generation of CCAs
  • Power Procurement – Balancing Aspirational Goals with Cost and Feasibility
  • CCA Finance Part I: Contracts, Credit, and the Fine Art of Project Finance
  • CCA Finance Part II: Municipal Bonds and Creditworthiness
  • Issues for Renewable Project and DER Developers in Interacting with CCAs
  • Impact of CCAs on the Grid
  • Evolution of CCAs and Innovative DER and Local Energy Programs
  • Lessons Learned from the First Wave of CCAs

Featured Speakers

  • Cathy DeFalco, EJD, C.P.M., Executive Director, Lancaster Choice Energy, City Of Lancaster
  • Stephen Fleming, President, CEO, River City Bank
  • Tom Habashi, CEO, Monterey Bay Community Power Authority
  • Joseph Moon, Assistant Director, Energy & Environmental Services, Apple Valley Choice Energy (AVCE)
  • Joseph Natoli, Vice President, Goldman Sachs
  • Jon Wellinghoff, CEO, Policy/DER Consulting

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