Community Choice Energy Summit - Presented by Infocast
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Unbeatable Networking Opportunities for the Entire CCA Community

On the heels of its sold-out November 2017 gathering, Infocast announces the second Community Choice Energy Summit: Southern California Edition. With dozens of LA County, beach, inland and desert cities at varying stages along the “CCA On-Ramp”, a vast amount of load is set to change hands, with potential to impact the entire West Coast energy market.

This 2018 Community Choice Energy Summit delves deeper into renewable power planning, procurement and financial strategies, initiatives for developing local energy resources and projects, and emerging advanced methods including customer analytics, energy portfolio risk management, and DERs. This year’s sequel also features a special session designed to provide executives from working CCAs, and Mayors, City Managers and Committee/Task Force Chairs from prospective CCAs, an opportunity to network and share insights, best practices and concerns, and a panel focused just on Southern California CCAs and municipalities. Infocast’s second Community Choice Energy Summit will provide unbeatable opportunities for the CCA community – both operational and formative – to mingle with and hear from thought leaders, peers, renewables developers, energy marketers, utilities, regulators, and environmental groups.

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2018 Featured Speakers

2018 Featured Companies

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2018 Participating Organizations

  • ABB, Inc.
  • Ascend Analytics
  • Apple Valley Choice Energy (AVCE)
  • BayREN
  • Calpine Energy Solutions, LLC
  • Center for Climate Protection
  • City of Del Mar
  • City of Encinitas
  • City of Lancaster
  • City of Pico Rivera - Pico Rivera Innovative Municipal Energy
  • City of San Diego
  • City of Santa Monica
  • City of Sierra Madre
  • City of South Pasadena
  • City of West Hollywood
  • Clean Power Alliance
  • Clean Power Alliance of Southern California (CPASC)
  • Coachella Valley Association of Governments
  • Community Choice Partners, Inc.
  • East Bay Community Energy (EBCE)
  • EES Consulting, Inc.
  • EV Alliance
  • GridX, Inc.
  • KeyBank
  • Lancaster Choice Energy
  • LEAN Energy US
  • LevelTen Energy Inc.
  • MCE
  • Middle River Power, LLC
  • Monterey Bay Community Power
  • Moody's Investors Service
  • MUFG - Project Finance, Americas
  • Northern California Power Agency
  • Norton Rose Fulbright
  • OATI, Inc.
  • Olivine, Inc.
  • Peninsula Clean Energy
  • Redwood Coast Energy Authority (RCEA)
  • Renewables 100 Policy Institute
  • San Diego Energy District
  • San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)
  • San Jose Community Energy
  • Silicon Valley Clean Energy
  • Southern California Edison (SCE)
  • Stoel Rives LLP
  • The Alliance for Cooperative Energy Services Power Marketing (ACES)
  • The Energy Authority (TEA)
  • UCLA
  • Valley Electric Association (VEA)
  • Willdan Corporation
  • Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Roasti
  • WK Palmerton Associates LLC (and formerly affiliated with California Public Power Utilities, PWRPA/NCPA and Large Merchant Generators Williams/Constellation)
  • ZNE Alliance

2018 Sponsors

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2018 Supporting Organizations

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Taj Ait-Laoussine


Ted Bardacke


Howard Chang


Cathy DeFalco, EJD, C.P.M.


Siobhan Doherty


Don Eckert


Richard Engel


Angelina Galiteva


Samuel Golding


Tom Habashi


Barbara Hale


Rob Harmon


Lindsey Horvath


Diana Mahmud


Lori Mitchell


Erika Morgan


Ranbir Sekhon


Calpine Energy Solutions, LLC


Headquartered in San Diego, California, Calpine Energy Solutions, LLC is part of a Fortune 500 company and one of the largest Electric Service Providers in the U.S., operating in every competitive electricity market in the country to supply competitively priced energy and services to retail electricity consumers. Our CCA team has been providing Data Management and Call Center Services for CCAs since 2010 and is comprised of 50 full-time employees performing the critical, highly specialized, operations work that supports every CCA operating in California. We have helped launch all 9 CCAs, managing over a hundred startup activities per CCA, and implemented 20+ additional mass enrollment phases. We are now servicing over 1.2 million CCA customers across the state today.

First Solar


First Solar is a leading global provider of comprehensive photovoltaic (PV) solar systems using advanced module and system technology. Through determined innovation, we have achieved a significant milestone by delivering solar energy that is an economically attractive alternative to fossil-fuel sourced electricity. From module sales through turnkey power plant development, First Solar is a reliable, world-class partner for clean, renewable energy generation.

GridX, Inc.


GridX is a leading provider of Big Data Billing and Data Management solutions to Community Choice Energy providers, retails suppliers and integrated utilities. Our clients include some of the largest IOUs and MOUs and innovative CCAs.

Our core technology consists of Big Data (Interval) Billing, Settlement and Advanced Analytics. Leveraging this technology, we have developed a suite of applications to streamline business operations. This integrated solution set serves as a “CCA-in-a-Box” to enable the successful launch of a CCA as well as ultimately achieving the aspirations of the Community Choice movement.

We call this CCA-in-a-box the GridX Business Operation Support System (BOSS). BOSS includes a full suite of tools that enables management of rate design & development, rate marketing, customer engagement, retail billing, wholesale (shadow) settlement, load forecasting, revenue forecasting, and revenue & margin simulation and optimization.

LevelTen Energy


LevelTen has created the safest, most efficient and cost-effective platform for renewable energy procurement by bringing transparency, structure, and standards to a market previously dominated by cumbersome bilateral transactions, with a suite of transaction support tools that dramatically reduces deal friction. The LevelTenMarketplace is a dynamic, two-sided market that aggregates both PPA buyers and sellers, allowing the parties to connect and transact in a vastly more efficient manner.

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.

Shell Energy North America




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.

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.

Ascend Analytics


Ascend Analytics is a leading analytics software and consulting provider for the energy industry with 30+ employees and 3 of the top 5 US utilities as customers and over a decade of organic growth. Ascend provides innovative solutions focused on decision analysis for resource planning and asset valuation, asset operations, portfolio management, and risk analytics. Ascend provides the analytic tools to bridge the physical models of energy generation with the competitive dynamics of today’s power markets. The resulting software solutions and consulting provide the energy industry with the actionable intelligence to manage energy supply portfolios from the next hour, to intermediate term hedging, to long-term resource planning. Ascend uniquely captures physical and financial risk and translates this into operating opportunities for energy companies to realize market opportunities. For energy storage, Ascend captures the hidden value of flexibility and translates this into economic value for operations and planning.

Eolus North America, Inc.


Eolus aims to create added value in all stages of development, establishment and operation of renewable energy facilities, and to offer attractive and competitive investment objects to both local and international investors. Eolus Vind’s main concept is to develop and construct wind power facilities in areas with favorable wind conditions. The company also uses its own wind power facilities to generate electricity. Its holdings of operational facilities consist of non-current assets and inventories of wind turbines. New wind turbines may be established, and existing turbines may be divested to customers that wish to invest in operational facilities, in order to continuously develop and renew the wind power portfolio for electricity generation. Eolus offers full asset management services for wind-power owners, regardless of whether their facility consists of a single or multiple turbines. The services provide investors with trouble-free ownership.

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.

Middle River Power, LLC


Middle River Power (MRP) is a driving force for clean energy and resource adequacy in California. MRP’s current portfolio includes 200MW of baseload renewables, 830MW of efficient, reliable natural gas and an additional 100MW of solar in development. Our team consists of power industry veterans with vast experience in the acquisition, development, operations, management, financing, and economic optimization of energy assets. Our commitment to safe, reliable and efficient power plant operations makes MRP a prime resource for California energy and capacity needs. With our extensive industry experience, operational expertise, and financial acumen, we deliver reliable and commercial results to California load serving entities.

Willdan Group


Willdan provides professional consulting and technical services to utilities, public agencies and private industry throughout the United States. The Company’s service offerings span a broad set of complementary disciplines that include energy efficiency and sustainability, engineering and planning, financial and economic consulting, and national preparedness. Willdan provides integrated technical solutions to extend the reach and resources of its clients, and provides all services through its subsidiaries specialized in each segment. For additional information, visit Willdan’s website at



EDMS, LLC is a data management provider that ensures proper linkage between California’s investor-owned utilities and Direct Access customers, Community Choice and other similar clients. Headquartered in San Diego and a branch location in Sunnyvale, EDMS has 13 years of experience serving the data and back-office needs of its clients, processing millions of MWh of data annually. EDMS’s solid history of providing secure, accurate, and timely data services is recognized throughout the California energy industry.
EDMS’s comprehensive suite of back-office solutions is tailored to address unique business process needs; whether a client is a newly launched City CCA or well established countywide CCA. Moreover, our system has been extensively tested to accommodate more than a million customer accounts and provides custom web dashboards and detailed reports to support this volume of data. Our flexibility has helped EDMS’s clients achieve consistent growth and profitability for more than a decade.

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.

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.

Bayshore Consulting Group, Inc.


The Bayshore Consulting Group, Inc. supports Community Choice Aggregation programs from initial feasibility through implementation and operations. Their team includes principals with hands on experience successfully implementing and operating CCAs. In addition to experience with CCAs, they have over 60 years of combined municipal finance, management, debt issuance, and administration experience.

Sage Renewable Energy Consulting


Sage Renewables is a California-based energy consulting and project management firm. Sage delivers objective and accurate expertise based on deep understanding of current trends, conservative assumptions, and industry-leading risk analyses. We help organizations lower energy costs, reduce risk, and explore their full range of options to achieve energy sustainability – from innovative ideas through market-proven approaches. We are scrupulously independent. Over 100 public and private organizations trust Sage to help them make informed decisions about energy efficiency, renewable energy generation, Community Choice, electric vehicle charging, and battery energy storage.

TerraVerde Energy


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.

CA Alliance for Community Energy




Center for Climate Protection


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



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

LEAN Energy


Local Clean Energy Alliance


Strategic Energy Innovations (SEI)


Western Community Energy (WCE)


Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG)


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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