September Luncheon Meeting (Goleta) 09/11/19

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM

After the talk, our speaker shared his slides and provided a link to an overview of the GLP Community Microgrid that can be shared with others. He requests that people with information about commercial-scale properties willing to host solar and/or energy storage contact him or Angeline Foshay.

Community Microgrids: Renewables-Driven Resilience

Microgrid map

South Coast residents know that our electrical grid is vulnerable to outages caused by fire, floods, landslides, earthquakes, and more. To make our grid resilient, plans for a Community Microgrid are in the works. The Goleta Load Pocket Community Microgrid Initiative (GLPCM) calls for enough renewables-driven local power generation and storage to keep critical community facilities online in an emergency. In addition to potential solar, wind, and storage projects, learn about the transmission lines we depend on, local electrical load profiles, So Cal Edison's plans, energy generation incentives, and upgrades to our local grid called for by the initiative.

Craig Lewis

Craig Lewis is the Executive Director of the Clean Coalition. He has over 30 years of experience in the renewables, wireless, semiconductor, and banking industries. Previously, he was VP of Government Relations at GreenVolts and energy policy lead on Steve Westly's 2006 California gubernatorial campaign. His resumé includes senior government relations, corporate development, and marketing positions at leading wireless, semiconductor, and banking companies such as Qualcomm, Ericsson, and Barclays Bank. Craig received an MBA and MSEE from USC and a BSEE from UC Berkeley.

Location

Frog Bar & Grill in Goleta