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Join us live online Thursday, November 13th at 9 AM PT - 10 AM MT - 11 AM CT - 12 Noon ET
To hear Terry Vernon, Manager of Capital Projects & Sustainability, Yolo County California

It took two years of research, but Terry Vernon, Manager of Capital Projects & Sustainability, finally put together an innovative financing model for bringing both solar energy and more income to Yolo County, California. Now this small county not only has zero energy use, but it is producing 152 percent more energy from solar PV than it uses. . . . all with zero upfront costs. The excess energy is sold to PG&E and returned $162,000 profit to the county the first year. Yolo County now has multiple solar projects with an estimated return of approximately $60 million over a period of 35 years.

During this presentation you will learn how Terry structured the unique financing model as well as how he negotiated the agreement with PG&E.

Topics Covered include

  • Description of an Innovative financing model
  • Revenue generation with zero capital investment
  • How to produce more power than you use and become grid positive
  • How to zero out you electric bill
  • How to negotiate an agreement to put power into the grid

About the presenter . . .

Terry Vernon stands at the forefront of one of the fastest moving technology industry trends; Solar Energy. Terry has spent the last 5 years developing Sustainable Energy for Yolo County. The projects he developed not only required a zero capital investment from the County; it also eliminated a $1.4 million dollar electric bill. In addition, the solar systems generate $400,000+ in annual revenue and produce 152% more electricity than the county needs. These projects have been recognized by the EPA twice for leadership awards, and the County also received the 2014 Leadership Award for Renewable Energy from the Green California Summit. Terry has extensive knowledge and background in renewable energy development, waste to energy, energy reduction and efficiency. He is a senior level manager with thirty years of experience in project management, engineering, construction management and administration.
Prior to coming to Yolo County, Terry has worked at Stanford University and Arizona State University managing major capital programs exceeding $300 million. Terry is the Manager of Capital Projects, Sustainability and Energy for Yolo County. He received his B.S. Degree from Texas A&M University. He can be reached at terry.vernon @ or 530-666-8066.


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Looking forward to seeing you there.

Sierra Dall
President & CEO
Municipal Sustainability Forum


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