Community Choice Energy Summit - Presented by Infocast
  • Join 13 leading and emerging CCAs to learn about their plans, programs, and initiatives for transforming the California energy market.

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The expanding role of CCAs leads to new opportunities!

CCAs will be procuring a quarter of the 3.3 GW load call for California. Major cities in Southern California are forming their own CCAs, including Los Angeles joining with dozens of cities, San Diego and South Coast beach cities, while the City of Long Beach has completed its Feasibility Plan. Among the nitty gritty business and complex policy issues all CCA’s are wrestling with are:

  • Joint powers authorities and CCA renewable procurement: recent deals, questions, and special issues for newer CCAs
  • How will the PG&E bankruptcy change CCA-utility relationships going forward?
  • How CCAs are utilizing DERs, microgrids, storage, and data management platforms to promote wildfire resiliency and facilitate renewable integration
  • How can CCAs best utilize their rate-setting powers and engage their communities?
  • Resource adequacy – impacts of CCAs of new CPUC local adequacy plans and role of CCAs in central procurement scenarios

The Community Choice Energy Summit 2020 is the opportunity for CCAs at all stages to gather, network, and discuss their future roles in California energy. Discussions and case studies will focus on providing CCAs with the most up-to-date information on the impacts of the PG&E bankruptcy, regulatory initiatives, and optimizing internal governance strategies for successful operations.

Attend the Pre-Summit Workshop: DER Integration for Local Resiliency to hear what CCAs are doing to enhance local resiliency with microgrids and DERs, and how they are overcoming the technical challenges of DER integration and data management. Plus, take part in a 2-hour educational seminar hosted by OpenADR on Facilitating DER Integration.

Interested in Speaking?

Contact Dana Bartholomew
Industry Conference Producer
818-888-4445 ext 24

Interested in Sponsoring?

Contact Jeffrey Shapiro
Sponsorship Sales
818-888-4445 ext 65


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2020 Featured Speakers

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Past Participating Organizations

  • Ascend Analytics
  • CalCCA
  • Calpine Energy Solutions
  • Center For Climate Protection
  • Center for Resource Solutions
  • CIT
  • City of San Diego
  • City of San Jose Community Energy
  • Clean Power Alliance
  • Community Choice Partners
  • East Bay Community Energy
  • EDF Renewables
  • EDMS
  • Energy and Environmental Economics
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • First Solar
  • Foley & Lardner
  • Goldman Sachs
  • GridX
  • HP
  • Innowatts
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Lancaster Choice Energy
  • Lancaster Choice Energy
  • Landmark Technology Solutions
  • MCE
  • Middle River Power
  • Monterey Bay Community Power
  • Moody’s Investors Service
  • MUFG Union Bank, N.A.
  • NextEra Energy Resources
  • Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Peninsula Clean Energy
  • Pioneer Community Energy
  • Redwood Coast Energy Authority
  • San Diego Regional Community Choice Energy Authority
  • Silicon Valley Clean Energy
  • SMUD
  • Sonoma Clean Power
  • Southern California Edison
  • sPower
  • Stoel Rives
  • TRC Energy Services
  • Vitol
  • Westlands Solar Park
  • Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
  • ZNE Alliance

2020 Sponsors

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2020 Supporting Organizations


If you are a CCA Employee, you may be qualified for a discounted or complimentary ticket. Please click here to apply.
Non-profit volunteers, NGO’s and academics, please click here to apply.
For Government Special Pricing, please click here.

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DoubleTree by Hilton Sacramento
2001 Point West Way
Sacramento, CA 95815
(916) 929-8855

Room Rate: $149.00
Reservation Call-in #: (916) 929-8855
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Reservation Deadline: Monday, December 30, 2019
Group Name: Community Choice Energy Summit 2020
Group Code: CCE

**WARNING: Please do not book any guest rooms with 3rd Party Housing Companies for this event. Infocast does not partner with outside housing companies, so we advise that you only book guest rooms at the hotel using the details provided above.**


Jason Caudle


Howard Chang


Nick Chaset


Cathy DeFalco


Gary Dorris, Ph.D


Dennis Dyc-O’Neal


Dennis Gakunga

City of Chula Vista

Cody Hooven


Vicken Kasarjian


Matthew Marshall


Joe Mosca


Jan Pepper


Harry Singh


Geof Syphers


Kathy Wells


Fred Zelaya


Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)


As the nation’s sixth-largest community-owned electric utility, SMUD has been providing low-cost, reliable electricity in an environmentally-responsible way for more than 70 years to Sacramento County (and small adjoining portions of Placer and Yolo Counties).

And as a vertically-integrated utility, SMUD has experience and expertise in all facets of energy supply – from power generation to product and service delivery to customers and everything in between. It’s that experience that makes SMUD the perfect choice for CCAs.

In addition, our values are closely aligned with CCAs in supporting local decision making, product choice, affordable rates, greenhouse gas reduction, energy efficiency and a nonprofit, public power business model. Our Community Energy Services (CES) team offers data management and call center services, wholesale energy services, financial modeling and budget services and start-up services to California CCAs.

River City Bank


With assets of $2 billion, River City Bank is not only the Sacramento region’s premier business bank, we are also its largest. With 12 branches, an office in the San Francisco Bay Area and a presence in Southern California; we’re also one of the strongest banks in the entire country, having earned the highest rating of “Superior” from respected bank-rating authority BauerFinancial. This strength is matched by our unwavering dedication to exceeding your expectations. From the commitment of our associates to the comprehensive suite of products at your fingertips, you will discover the holistic approach to serving your needs that separates the River City Bank experience from any other, and elevates it beyond your expectations.

Stoel Rives LLP


STOEL RIVES LLP is a U.S. law firm, with a full suite of transactional and litigation solutions for U.S. and international clients. Established in 1907, the firm has nearly 400 attorneys operating out of 11 offices in seven states and the District of Columbia. Representative clients include financial institutions, public and private utilities, energy and renewable energy companies, developers, manufacturers, retailers, hospitals, universities, agribusinesses, software companies, food and beverage companies, charitable foundations, telecommunications and forestry companies, among others. We represent businesses at all stages of growth, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

Suntech Power Development America LLC


Enchanted Rock, LLC


Enchanted Rock provides affordable, long duration backup power to commercial, industrial, and institutional customers by delivering a proven, full-service solution with the cleanest available technology. Enchanted Rock handles the design, construction, commissioning, operations, and maintenance of natural-gas powered generators so utilities can provide their customers with reliable backup power without the expense and challenges that come with maintaining a backup generation system. To learn more about offering electrical resiliency using Enchanted Rock solutions, visit or visit us on Twitter @ERock_LLC or LinkedIn.

NextEra Energy Resources


NextEra Energy Resources, LLC (together with its affiliated entities, “NextEra Energy Resources”), is a clean energy leader and is one of the largest wholesale generators of electric power in the U.S., with more than 19,000 megawatts of net generating capacity, primarily in 32 states and Canada as of year-end 2017. NextEra Energy Resources, together with its affiliated entities, is the world’s largest operator of renewable energy from the wind and sun. The business operates clean, emissions-free nuclear power generation facilities in New Hampshire, Iowa and Wisconsin as part of the NextEra Energy nuclear fleet, which is one of the largest in the United States. NextEra Energy Resources, LLC is a subsidiary of Juno Beach, Florida-based NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE). For more information, visit

Bioenergy Association of California


California Wind Energy Association


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.

Cleantech San Diego


CRS Center for Resource Solutions


Center for Resource Solutions (“CRS”) is a California-based NGO with global impact. CRS brings forth expert responses to climate change issues with the speed and effectiveness necessary to provide real-time solutions. Its leadership through collaboration and environmental innovation builds policies and consumer-protection mechanisms in renewable energy, greenhouse gas reductions, and energy efficiency that foster healthy and sustained growth in national and international markets. For more information about CRS’s programs, visit

Franklin Energy


As Director of Contract Services, Brett Bishop works closely with contractors drawing on his years as an HVAC system designer and technician, General Contractor, and Green Building subject matter expert. Recent accomplishments include successfully petitioning the CPUC for the formulation of California’s new Regional Energy Network, the 3C-REN, and designing and implementing programs that focus on the nexus of energy and health. Brett was a panelist for American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s "Hospitals and Healthcare Partnerships," last Nov. He has spent the last year working in the space of decarbonization of energy end uses and designing behind the meter storage strategies that better utilize California’s increasingly renewable grid mix as well as on site renewable generation.

OpenADR Alliance


The OpenADR Alliance, a nonprofit corporation created to foster the development, adoption and compliance of the Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR) standard, helps utilities manage the growing pool of distributed energy resources (DER), which includes renewable energy, energy storage, demand response and electric vehicle charging. The OpenADR standard supports communications to all DER resources to manage changes in load shape, energy inputs and power characteristics of DER assets. For more information please visit

Strategic Energy Innovations (SEI)


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