San Joaquin Valley Partnership Program March 2011 Focus: San Joaquin Valley kWh and peak kW reductions This Monthâ€™s Major Accomplishments: The monthly Partnership meeting was held on March 3rd where the Cool Center Program and Plug Load Power Strips were presented. Representatives from GRID Alternatives, a non-profit that installs solar panels on low-income homes, also made a presentation. The first quarter Marketing Task Force Meeting was held on March 3rd. New partnership-branded giveaway materials were discussed and will be purchased for upcoming outreach events. Implementing Partner hosted a SEEC workshop on conducting a greenhouse gas emissions inventory for both government operations and community scale on March 23rd at the Fresno office of the SJVCEO. Implementer traveled to Downey on March 29th to attend the SCE/SCG Partners meeting, representing the jurisdiction partners. SCE Business Solutions continued Direct Install efforts in the VIEW territory through March of 2011. Partners worked with the implementer to publicize the program at a local level, and the implementer worked with the utility to ensure that correct information and materials were provided to the jurisdictions. Implementer began coordination with Synergy Companies and both utilities to initiate promotional efforts for the Comprehensive Mobile Home Program. Key Issues or Emerging Concerns: Currently, the EECBG funded projects for Energy Efficiency Path (Only County of Tulare is affected) are still on hold as the attorneys with the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD) review the implementation contract. The SJVCEO EECBG Project manager responsible for implementing the projects will remain in close communication with the County to keep them advised of the project process. The cities of Lindsay and Woodlake chose to pursue the Direct Purchase path and are under way with the permitting process. Upcoming Milestones Implementer will continue work with jurisdiction partners to update and finalize the Detailed Partnership Plan. The DPP has been under review and revision over the summer months, as it had not been updated since the 2009 bridge funding period. Partner jurisdictions have been slow to respond with updates to their historical and future efforts.
The Partnership will have a booth with the second Mobile Education Unit at the Porterville Iris Festival on Saturday, April 16th.