WILDOMAR, CA —The California Energy Alliance (CEA), a member-based organization committed to smart, sustainable energy use within the built environment, hosted a statewide Convening Thursday, November 29, 2018, in Davis, California. The invitation-only, daylong event gathered a disparate group of stakeholders and policy advisors to explore policy directions to be incorporated into Title 24-2022 to continue the state’s momentum toward decarbonization and greater energy efficiency.
Led by a professional facilitator, participants included members of academia, utilities, environmental organizations, members of the California Energy Commission and staff, representatives of the state’s Independent System Operator (ISO), industry, labor organizations, and National Laboratories.
“The Alliance has been committed to creating a collaborative approach to policy development by encouraging diverse viewpoints and perspectives,” notes John Martin, CEA Co-Chair and Convening participant, “With the ambitious strategic vision set forth by the state to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 40% below 1990 levels by 2030, this type of collaborative effort will spur the emergence of pragmatic yet effective code-based initiatives.”
The group reviewed the current status of the state’s progress toward these goals before breaking into working groups tasked with generating concepts and proposals to “future proof” Title 24 while creating a structure to incentivize decarbonization and grid stability activities across the built environment.
Doug Avery, fellow CEA Co-Chair reflects, “The day was extremely productive with concepts encompassing continuous commissioning, onsite energy storage capacity, building electrification, grid integration, electric vehicles and associated EV charging infrastructure, outcome-based energy performance metrics, and alternatives to time-dependent valuation methods. We’re confident this effort will continue to move forward to provide Californians with innovative and effective policies for Title 24-2022. The CEA would like to thank all the participants, members and funders who made this vital step possible.”
More information on CEA and its initiatives may be found at: www.caenergyalliance.org.