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Join us live online Tuesday July 14th at 9 AM PT - 10 AM MT - 11 AM CT - 12 Noon ET
To hear Marc Adato , Griffin Consulting

Monterey Bay Community Power (MBCP) is an effort on the part of all the cities and counties in our tri-county area (Santa Cruz County, Monterey County, San Benito County) to initiate a Phase I Technical Feasibility Study to discover if, and how, the formation of a regional Community Choice Aggregation Project could benefit the region. The main goal of the Phase I Technical Feasibility Study is to analyze the electrical energy load data, develop four potential rate plans, broadly assess the local renewable energy and energy efficiency opportunities, calculate potential carbon reductions, and develop a preliminary implementation plan and budget. Upon completion of the Phase I Technical Feasibility Study (July 2015), the Project Development Advisory Committee will make recommendations to the Community Foundation and all the participating local governments about the costs, benefits, and risks associated with the potential formation of a regional Joint Powers Authority which could be formed to pursue MBCP Phase II Implementation

The webinar will give an overview of Community Choice Aggregation and then discuss the following topics:

  • CCA Initiation process
  • CCA implementation time line
  • Forming and structuring - lic/private partnerships
  • Structuring a public/private Project Team
  • Stakeholder engagement - The political environment
  • Cultivating champions -
  • Funding sources
    • Angel donors
    • Grant sources
    • In kind services
  • Project road blocks
  • Designing the Scope of Services Contract for the Phase I Technical Feasibility Study -
    • Renewable Energy
    • Energy Efficiency
  • How to reduce up front capital costs
  • Lessons Learned.

About the Presenter

Marc Adato is the Principal of Griffin Consulting, specializing in: Project Management; sustainable transportation; energy efficiency; and the development and implementation of environmental plans, projects and programs.
Marc is a trans-disciplinarian with professional experience in: sustainable city planning; community outreach and education; public facilitation; team driven collaborations; policy development; finance and operations; public administration; and non-profit governance.
Marc's journey to work in the field of sustainability is the amalgam of three careers: one in city planning; a second in residential finance; and a third in the social entrepreneurial sector. The focus in these fields was on: plan development and project implementation, organizational development, strategic planning, and corporate environmental consulting across the domains of water, waste management, sustainable transportation, electric vehicle technology, energy efficiency and community programing.
He served as the Project Coordinator/Community Liaison to help initiate the Monterey Bay Region Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) Phase I Technical Feasibility Study (2013-2014). This project is being conducted as a public/private partnership with fiscal sponsorship from the Santa Cruz Community Foundation.


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