Community Choice Energy Summit - Presented by Infocast
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Connect with Community Choice Aggregators: the Hot New Renewable Energy Procurement Market

According to the CPUC, CCAs – Community Choice Aggregators – may be serving up to 85% of state load by the 2020s. Many dozens of counties and municipalities are coalescing to form further CCAs, in addition to the half dozen already up and running.

All these new CCAs must develop clean power procurement strategies appropriate to their local mandates, organize funding, identify key partners (consultants, power brokers and schedulers, project developers, third party aggregators), design and issue RFPs, and learn about evolving PPAs for renewable or low carbon power.

Infocast’s Community Choice Energy Summit will bring together existing CCAs with knowhow under their belt to share insights with a bevy of emerging CCAs and related task forces and steering committees. Together they will explore best practices for integrating bulk power from wholesale markets with newer PPA strategies, local DER / efficiency strategies and programs — the “CCA 2.0 and 3.0” evolution. Renewable developers and solution providers will build relationships with the upcoming wave of CCAs and collaborate to fine-tune or innovate contractual and financing structures and related services to the needs of the new “Energy Democracy” movement.

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.


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Risk-Free Early Bird

Take advantage of the Early Bird rates risk-free! If an Early Bird registration is later canceled, an administrative charge will not be applied and the full tuition amount will be refunded.

Team Discounts

For teams of three or more from the same organization, the third and subsequent registrants qualify for a 50% discount. Discounts cannot be combined.

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Should you be unable to attend, a refund, less a $195 administrative charge, will be made for cancellations received more than 10 business days before the event. We will be pleased to transfer your registration to another member of your company, or credit the registration to another Infocast event if you register within 6 months from the date of this event. If the event is canceled, Infocast’s liability is limited to the refund of the event registration fee only.

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Nick Chaset


Paul Fenn


Jon Wellinghoff


Greg Brehm


Cathy DeFalco, EJD, C.P.M.


Siobhan Doherty


David McNeil, CFA


Steve Shupe


Catherine Blakespear


René Bobadilla


Tom Habashi


Scott Mann


Joseph Moon


Kerrie Romanow


Dorothy Duda


Stephen Fleming


Woody Hastings


Joseph Natoli


Elizabeth Waters


Tom Cuccia


Katie Barrows


Wilson Sonsini


Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is uniquely positioned to help companies and their financial partners realize the vast promise of the energy and clean technology field. The firm’s traditional leadership in the technology sector makes us exceptionally well suited to serve as a strategic advisor to visionary companies at all stages of development.

To take full advantage of this unparalleled platform, we have assembled a highly specialized team of energy and clean technology attorneys, giving us top-tier expertise in everything from patents to project finance, government affairs to tax structures. Also setting the firm apart are our longstanding relationships with venture capitalists, private equity firms, and major financial institutions across the U.S. and abroad, which allow us to serve as a conduit to—and advisor regarding—-a wide variety of funding sources. When it comes to structuring and closing groundbreaking transactions in the emerging energy economy, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has become the firm of choice for leading companies, investors, and lenders.

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP/Chadbourne


Chadbourne & Parke and Norton Rose Fulbright merged on June 30 to make a combined firm with 4,000 lawyers in 59 offices in 33 countries, including 400 working in the power sector of whom close to a 100 are in the United States.  The prestigious Chambers directory has consistently ranked the Chadbourne project finance team at the top of the US renewable energy market based on year-round interviewing of corporate law departments and peers at other firms.  The group did $53.5 billion in financings in the last two years.   Approximately 60% of the work of the group in each of the last 11 years has been in renewable energy. The group has worked on projects in more than 80 countries.



Founded in 2004, GPT, Inc. is a California corporation that provides advanced energy information systems and services for some of the largest retail energy companies in North America. GPT delivers innovative back office applications specifically to meet the unique needs of mass market energy suppliers and consumers. Our ability to provide our clients with unprecedented Web-based solutions is a culmination of our practical knowledge and our advanced software development capabilities.

GPT offers Big Data processing and advanced Web applications through our Solvryn℠ Enterprise system. We developed our own Trade Secret system to ensure high-quality and efficient work flows. Our clients' success directly relates to our success. Consequently, we are motivated to deliver services that improve efficiency and accuracy. We achieve this through the utilization of Solvryn℠ Enterprise. The advanced functionality available in Solvryn℠ Enterprise is proven and is continually evolving to provide leading edge system capabilities.

EES Consulting


EES Consulting Inc (EES) is a registered professional engineering and management consulting corporation that provides a broad array of economic, engineering and environmental services to clients involved in electrical power, natural gas, telecommunications, water and other energy and natural resource-related businesses.

EES has assisted clients in meeting the challenges in evolving competitive, regulatory and technical environments. Our economic and financial specialties include community choice aggregation and operational studies and analysis, conservation, electric generation, alternative and renewable energy analysis (wind, solar, geothermal, biomass), electricity and fuel price forecasting, and any other demand or supply arrangements within utility business.

EES either has or is still providing CCA-related consulting services to the Counties of Los Angeles and Butte, City of San Jose, Alameda County, West Riverside COG, Coachella Valley, SAn Bernardino Association of Governments and the City of Solana Beach.

Whisker Labs


Connected SavingsSM from Whisker Labs is a complete Intelligent Demand Side Management (ISDM) service that combines real-time weather data with patented technology to deliver load reduction by optimizing connected thermostat set-points. Home-specific thermodynamic models enable superior Demand Response delivering 1.77 kW per home and aggregation of over 37MW of residential HVAC load in Texas (summer of 2015). Whisker Labs joined as the first independent residential DR aggregator in PJM and is also participating in ERCOT, with others to come! Our extensive OEM integration and service provider partner ecosystem includes Comcast, Honeywell, ecobee, Emerson and others to ensure broad span residential participation in DR programs.



TerraVerde is an independent energy advisor supporting Distributed Energy Resource (“DER”) project and program implementation and management. We have developed $350 million of DERs, including, 70 MWs of solar, 13 MWs battery storage, and $50 Million of energy conservation measures. We provide a full range of energy advisory, project and asset management services, including:

Advisor: Energy assessments and rate analyses that determine whether investments in efficiency, solar, and battery projects are financially viable.

Owner’s Representative: Producing technical specifications and contract doc
uments for bid, value engineering, and contracting processes; ensuring that clients receive the highest value products and services.

Project Manager: Overseeing the design, engineering, and construction process; acting as owner’s rep, ensuring that projects are completed on-time and on-budget.

Asset Manager: Providing comprehensive Asset Management Services, ensuring that preventive and corrective maintenance is performed in the timeliest and most cost-effective manner, and that the project produces the promised benefits.

Center for Climate Protection


Center for Sustainable Energy


Founded in 1996, the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) is a mission-driven nonprofit dedicated to developing a clean energy future that addresses climate change, increases energy independence and generates lasting economic and environmental benefits. CSE empowers such innovation by leveraging its expertise in clean transportation, distributed energy resources, energy efficiency, energy engineering and regulatory and policy support. As a trusted advisor, CSE partners with clients of all sizes to achieve their sustainability objectives through a suite of energy services that include comprehensive program design and management, research and analysis, technical advising, incentive and rebate management, and education and outreach. CSE is headquartered in San Diego with offices in Boston, Los Angeles and Oakland, Calif.

Clean Coalition


The Clean Coalition is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to accelerate the transition to renewable energy and a modern grid through technical, policy, and project development expertise. The Clean Coalition drives policy innovation to remove barriers to procurement and interconnection of distributed energy resources (DER) – such as local renewables, advanced inverters, demand response, and energy storage – and we establish market mechanisms that realize the full potential of integrating these solutions. The Clean Coalition also collaborates with utilities and municipalities to create near-term deployment opportunities that prove the technical and financial viability of local renewables and other DER.

Emerald Cities




Green-e is a program of the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions, and is North America’s leading independent risk assurance and consumer protection program for the purchase and sale of renewable energy and greenhouse gas reductions in the retail market. Green-e offers certification and verification services through Green-e Energy, a renewable energy certification program; Green-e Climate, a greenhouse gas emission reduction certification program; Green-e Direct, an energy purchase certification program, and Green-e Marketplace, a program that provides forward-thinking organizations a simple, nationally recognized logo they can use to communicate their renewable energy and climate commitment to their customers and stakeholders. To learn more about Green-e Certified products and programs available in U.S. and Canada and coming soon for some international regions, visit

Strategic Energy Innovations (SEI)


The Energy Coalition


The Offset Project


Western Community Energy (WCE)


Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG)


ZNE Alliance


Energy Insight


Energy Insight is an independent web journal focused on renewable energy in every form including solar, wind, biofuel, hydrokinetic, and geothermal power.

Stratton Report


As the power industry finds innovative ways of financing and delivering assets and services, the Stratton Report is there with coverage and analysis of deals, developments, and innovation in business models, policy and technologies. Our coverage includes everything you need to know about today’s world of electric power finance, clean generation and distributed grid innovation. We provide interactions with experts, innovators, and key industry players. We deliver insight via traditional journalism, social media, video content, and face-to-face meetings.

Utility Dive


Utility Dive covers industry news and provides original analysis on the latest happenings in utility and energy. Their mission is to provide busy executives with a bird’s-eye-view of the utilities industry in 60 seconds. With a mobile-optimized daily email newsletter, website, and app, Utility Dive keeps you informed on the go. You’ll get coverage of topics such as smart grid, energy efficiency, regulation and policy, grid security, distributed generation, renewable energy, and more.

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