Business Forum on
Community Choice Energy for Silicon Valley
Thursday, January 29, 2015
10:30 am – 12:15 pm
Lunch 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm
for continued discussion and networking (optional)
1345 Crossman Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA (View Map)
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The Cities of Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Mountain View, and the County of Santa Clara, are conducting an initial study on formation of a Community Choice Energy Program in our area:
- How can Silicon Valley accelerate the switch to greener power?
- How can new competition and choice provide more local control over energy costs?
In this interactive Forum, the sponsoring local government agencies and their partners have arranged for regional and state-level experts to introduce the concept of Community Choice Energy, and how this applies for commercial energy customers. In addition, the agencies are seeking business-sector input and priorities for consideration of such a program, including how best to engage the business community should the study move to the next phase. This event is invitation-only, and space is limited.
This forum is designed for senior facilities, energy and sustainability professionals at local corporate and commercial organizations. The agenda, detailed below, includes context setting by local agency officials and Silicon Valley-based companies, and a primer on Community Choice Energy from the California Public Utilities Commission Office of Ratepayer Advocates. This will be followed by presentation and participant Q&A with senior energy executives leading Community Choice Energy programs in Sonoma and Marin Counties, and representatives from businesses now receiving energy service from these programs.
Welcome/Meeting Overview and Attendee Introductions
Community Imperatives for Clean Energy
Business Imperatives for Clean Energy
Overview of Community Choice Energy in California
Community Choice Energy in Practice
Community Choice Energy from a Business Perspective
Lunch and Networking
This Forum was organized under the direction of the Cities of Sunnyvale, Cupertino, and Mountain View and the County of Santa Clara, with the assistance of Joint Venture Silicon Valley and Business for Clean Energy.
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