Preparing for Growth in the Valley: How Grid Resiliency Creates a Secure and Sustainable Future

Host: San Joaquin Valley Affordable Housing Collaborative

This is a session on Day 3 of the San Joaquin Valley Affordable Housing Summit, September 21-23.

San Joaquin Valley is experiencing exponential growth that is demanding more energy from its underprepared grid. The grid’s functionality is not only important for business and essential services but more importantly, stable energy is necessary to provide crucial – life saving – heat relief to its vulnerable community members during times of extreme heat waves. It is imperative that the region utilize the energy efficiency and renewable energy techniques available today to help the community grow safely, efficiently, and equitably.

This panel discussion will highlight how clean energy programs can contribute to grid resiliency in the Central Valley and will include case studies from the Central Valley that have utilized the following programs:

  • Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing (SOMAH)
  • PG&E’s Energy Savings Assistance – Common Area Measures (ESA-CAM)
  • California Advanced Homes Program (CAHP)
  • Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP)
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  • Blanca de la Cruz, Sustainable Housing Program Director, California Housing Partnership
  • Marissa Van Sant, Program Manager, ESA CAM, TRC Companies
  • Kelly Knutsen, Senior Account Manager, Bright Power