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PARTNERS MEETING SUMMARY NOTES July 7, 2011 | 10:00 a.m. County of Tulare RMA, Conference Room E| 5961 South Mooney Blvd., Visalia, CA 93277 Attendees: Barbara Marty, City of Hanford John Doyel, City of Hanford Lew Nelson, City of Tulare Kim Loeb, City of Visalia Cruz Dominguez, City of Woodlake Gail Henry, County of Tulare
Courtney Kalashian, CEO Maureen Hoff, CEO Hammad Chaudhry, SCE Mark Okino, SCE Bill DeLain, SCE Brian Thoburn, SCE
Cal Rossi, SCE Paulo Morais, So Cal Gas Eugene Sedeno, SCE Rene Miller, City of Farmersville Meredith Inglehart, Quad Knopf Tom McCurdy, Quad Knopf
Location: County of Tulare RMA, Conference Room E, 5961 South Mooney Boulevard, Visalia, CA 93277 Time: 10:00 a.m. â€“ 12:00 p.m. Next Meeting: Thursday, August 4, 2011 Location: County of Tulare RMA, RMA Main Conference Room, 5961 South Mooney Boulevard, Visalia, CA 93277 Agenda Topics on July 7, 2011 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
Welcome and Introductions Partnership Banners & Photos Strategic Plan Update Energy Savings Goals Marketing and Outreach Report Solar Projects Other Business Adjourn Meeting
Summary of Discussion: Welcome and Introductions Lew Nelson called the meeting to order 10:10am. Brian Thoburn introduced special guests from the City of Farmersville who attended to observe the meeting with intentions of possibly joining the Partnership. Partnership Banners and Photos Hammad Chaudhry presented the customized Partnership banners and encouraged display in offices and in all kind of energy related symposiums. For those that were unable to attend the meeting, Courtney Kalashian and Maureen Hoff will coordinate with Cal Rossi for delivery. Strategic Plan Update Hammad made the announcement that the City of Porterville and County of Tulare both completed the necessary steps, including initiation of Energy Action Plans, to advance from Valued Partner to Silver in the Energy Leader tier model. Courtney added that the process is actually very quick and since the Clean Energy Organization (CEO) is already working with the Cities of Woodlake and Lindsay on EECBG projects those cities will be next for work on their Energy Action Plans. Itâ€™s important to note that this work also 2011 Meeting Schedule: August 4, 2011; September 1, 2011; October 6, 2011; November 3, 2011; December 1, 2011
San Joaquin Valley Energy Leader Partnership (VIEW) ties back to benchmarking because it is through that effort that we can discover what areas/facilities need special attention. All partners were encouraged to get their utility data back to Maureen as soon as possible so she can continue to assist everyone with their benchmarking efforts. Paulo Morais asked how it was communicated to members of a jurisdiction that upon tier level advancement they are eligible for a higher incentive. This is an opportunity to highlight energy efficiency and to let the community know what jurisdictions are up to. Courtney suggested putting together a press release with Local Public Affairs and working directly with the jurisdiction to tailor an approach that works best for them. Hammad agreed saying that Paulo is suggesting revisiting projects that maybe did not make sense in the past but now might be more sensible with the increased incentive. It was decided to work offline for the specifics of this process. Mark Okino explained to City of Farmersville guests how the tier level structure works. Paulo added that So Cal Gas does not have same tier structure but does offer technical support. Energy Savings Goals Mark Okino reported that a new system is in place for SCE and will have an updated list at the next meeting. If jurisdictions have any projects please make sure to submit paperwork because tier updates are made on a quarterly basis. In the case of the County of Tulare project with Fluoresco, Courtney will have Mike Nemeth connect with Gail Henry next week. Paulo Morais said he is still working on picking up on where Frank Lauro left off in terms of identifying gas projects to get to the goal of 125,000 therms. He also noted that if the program goes into the extension period he will help to provide language in support of the Gas Company continuing in the partnership. Courtney provided an update on the EECBG projects saying the only one being held back is the City of Lindsay pumping project. There is concern about doing the project in the summer as opposed to a nonhigh use time of year so there will need to be discussions, and possibly an in-person visit, with the City to help move things forward. Marketing and Outreach Report Maureen gave a brief report from the earlier Marketing Taskforce Meeting while Courtney passed around the new VIEW keyboard calendars. Solar Projects Mark Okino introduced Eugene Sedeno who gave a presentation on providing assistance to customers interested in solar. Eugene explained that there is no charge to receive an analysis as long as an agreement hasnâ€™t been signed with someone else. He explained in detail the questions one should ask when looking to implement a solar project. John Doyel asked about a specific submission for analysis from the City of Hanford but Eugene needed to take a second look. Other Business Bill Delain reported on a few meetings he recently attended where he provided information on the role of the partnership, its direction, and areas for collaboration. 2011 Meeting Schedule: August 4, 2011; September 1, 2011; October 6, 2011; November 3, 2011; December 1, 2011
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Courtney recapped the Cool Center program discussion that was had in the Marketing Taskforce meeting, saying she and Maureen will be working with Jeannie Harrell from SCE to further promote the centers. She and Maureen visited three centers within VIEW territory and found a need for Spanish language flyers. A PDF of the program flyer will be emailed to partners for distribution to assist in promotional efforts. Barbara Marty volunteered to be the facilitator for the August 4th Partnership meeting. Adjourn VIEW Partnership Meeting As there was no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 11:50am.
ACTION ITEMS: Courtney and Maureen will talk with Cal Rossi to arrange delivery of Partnership banners to jurisdictions that were not present at the Partnership meeting. Jurisdictions need to work with Maureen to return their utility data for benchmarking. Courtney and Maureen will work with utility partners to figure out how best to promote tier level advancement (i.e. press release, etc) Mike Nemeth will contact Gail Henry regarding Fluoresco EECGB project. Courtney will be in touch with jurisdiction partners regarding individual breakfast or lunch meeting to discuss classes with the Energy Education Center. Maureen will provide jurisdictions with PDF of Cool Center flyer. Bill DeLain will look into Whole house flyer for Kim Loeb.
2011 Meeting Schedule: August 4, 2011; September 1, 2011; October 6, 2011; November 3, 2011; December 1, 2011