Community Advisory Committee

The Peninsula Clean Energy Board of Directors appoints up to fifteen people to serve as members of the Community Advisory Committee. The Community Advisory Committee usually meets two Thursdays in advance of the scheduled Board of Directors meeting, at 6:30 pm.

JurisdictionNameSelected BackgroundTerm Ends
Los BanosDaniel BaerwaldtStudent and Researcher at UC Merced, UC Merced Solar Energy Association, dedicated to working on and understanding climate issues that our communities face through research and community outreach, a lifelong resident of Los Banos.2024
BelmontDiane BaileyDirector of Menlo Spark. Deep professional experience in environmental advocacy, environmental justice, and climate policy. Committed PCE champion from formation.2024
Half Moon BaySteven BookerPolitical Director and Community Affairs Liaison with IBEW 617. Has experience working with SMC city councils. Also helps young people in high school and Adult continuation schools find construction industry opportunities. Was an electrician for 20+ years and worked with Building Management Systems to reduce energy consumption.2025
Menlo ParkMichael ClossonFormer CAC Chair. Advocated for CCA in San Mateo County through Sierra Club, San Mateo Community Choice, and Menlo Spark. Served on original PCE formation committee. Former ED of Acterra, developed Green@Home residential energy efficiency program.2026
San CarlosKathleen GoforthBrings experience from a career with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and volunteer work with local environmental organizations. Actively engaged in generating public support for building electrification. Co-led successful grassroots campaign for all-electric reach codes in San Carlos and retrofitted own home to be all-electric.2025
East Palo AltoMele HeimuliCommunity affordable housing advocate and former office manager for a local family construction business. Eager to contribute to neighborhood and community as a member of the CAC.2026
BurlingameAurelio HuizarProgram Coordinator for El Concilio conducting outreach across San Mateo County and helping customers understand their PG&E bill, usually in Spanish. Experienced in enrolling customers in utility bill discounts and other energy programs to address their needs.2026
San BrunoGail LeeSustainability Director for UCSF and former Director of Environmental Health and Safety for Mills-Penisula Health Services. Brings deep experience in sustainability, energy efficiency, and carbon emissions reduction in academic and health care settings.2026
South San FranciscoMargaret LiCivil/Environmental engineer with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission enthusiastic about contributing to the community through local environmental advocacy. Life member of the Sierra Club for over two decades and a dedicated volunteer at Engineers Without Borders for over 15 years.2025
Redwood CityJason MendelsonCurrent CAC Vice Chair. Active in developing Woodside's Climate Action plan and city sustainability ordinances, organizing Earth Day celebrations in Portola Valley/Woodside, owns TV and film production studio.2025
Menlo ParkCheryl Oliver SchaffCurrent CAC Chair. Dedicated activist as a Climate Reality Project Leader, Bay Area Chapter, and member of Extinction Rebellion San Mateo; working on Menlo Park City Team, in conjunction with 350 Silicon Valley; deep experience in marketing communications, PR. 30-year resident of Menlo Park.2024
BurlingameDesiree ThayerFormer CAC Chair. Active in Burlingame Citizens Environmental Council youth leadership programs with San Mateo County Department of Education. Volunteered on PCE business outreach. Extensive outreach and legislative volunteer experience through Oxfam.2026
San MateoRobert WhitehairCo-leader of the San Mateo Climate Action Team. Active community champion and spokesperson for building electrification, with significant infrastructure management experience. Recipient of the PeninsulaClean Energy All-Electric Leader Award for Outstanding Residential Modernization.2026

Objectives for the Community Advisory Committee

The goal of Peninsula Clean Energy is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by providing cleaner power to County residents and businesses at competitive rates. We also develop new renewable energy sources, including within San Mateo County, and implement programs to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

To further this mission, the Community Advisory Committee will:

  • Advise on substantial public-facing program initiatives before they are presented to the Board for approval, as practical given timeliness and staff and CAC capacity.

  • Engage in outreach to the community and advocate for Peninsula Clean Energy mission, goals, and programs.

  • Advise on high-level legislative and regulatory direction of the organization

  • Provide a forum for community discussions on a wide variety of strategies in conjunction with staff and board.

  • Form working groups, as recommended by the CAC membership, to assist Peninsula Clean Energy’s staff and Board with projects of importance to the organization.

Meetings

The Community Advisory Committee usually meets on the second Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. Please check the posted Meeting Schedule for specifics. Please note that the meeting location (address or teleconference options) will be announced in the Agenda. All meeting agendas will be posted here at least 72 hours prior to each meeting.

How to join the meeting

Our meetings are currently hybrid with options to join remotely or in person. Please click on the meeting agenda for details and instructions.

DateTimeLocationMaterialsJoin Meeting
January 11, 20246:30 pmSee Agenda for Details: PCEA Lobby | UC Merced | Teleconference | Video Conference

01-11-24 Agenda 01-11-24 Agenda Packet 01-11-24 Minutes 01-11-24 Recording

Background on Regulation of California’s Electricity Sector Results of Community Advisory Committee Satisfaction Survey

February 8, 20246:30 pmSee Agenda for Details: PCEA Lobby | UC Merced | Teleconference | Video Conference

02-08-24 Agenda 02-08-24 Agenda Packet 02-08-24 Recording

Turnkey Home Electrification Service

Reach Codes Update

Electric Vehicle Managed Charging Program

January 14, 20216:30 pmVideo/Teleconference

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Addressing Climate Action, Resiliency, and Education at the Community College District

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February 11, 20216:30 pmVideo/Teleconference

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Strategic Budget Priorities Presentation

Building Electrification Programs Update

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March 11, 20216:30 pmVideo/Teleconference

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Recording

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Building Electrification Presentation: Sonoma Clean Power

Building Electrification Presentation: Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Building Electrification Presentation: BE Smart / Carbon Free Palo Alto

Building Electrification Presentation: Silicon Valley Clean Energy

Building Electrification Presentation: Recording

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April 8, 20216:30 pmVideo/Teleconference

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DEAI Process Slides

 

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May 13, 20216:30 pmCheck Agenda for details

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Video conference: https://meetings.ringcentral.com/j/1466706184

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June 10, 20216:30 pmCheck Agenda for details

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For video conference: https://meetings.ringcentral.com/j/1466706184

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July 8, 20216:30 pmCheck Agenda for details

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August 12, 20216:30 pmCheck Agenda for details

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Zoom Link: https://pencleanenergy.zoom.us/j/94099469330?pwd=cjZNTG13eWllZzFXM3FwelRiQVpjQT09
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940-9946-9330 Passcode: 180012 Phone: +1 (646-558-8656)

September 9, 20216:30 pmCheck Agenda for details

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Zoom Link: https://pencleanenergy.zoom.us/j/85090322902?pwd=QlpISGZJYlZuZXNPTm53dTBndHlQZz09

Meeting ID: 850-9032-2902

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September 30, 20217:30 pm(Special Meeting) Video/teleconference

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Zoom Link: https://pencleanenergy.zoom.us/j/89414405285?pwd=YXNYdC9xVnAxbEdJcE9LQ1dFVkVFdz09

Meeting ID: 894-1440-5285 Passcode: i5N9ACRy Phone: +1 (646-558-8656)

October 14, 20216:30 pmCheck Agenda for details

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EV Charging Approach for Equity and Access

 

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November 4, 20216:30 pmCheck Agenda for details

Agenda Agenda Packet Managed Charging Update Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion Update Minutes

December 1, 20226:30 pmCheck Agenda for details

12-01-22 Agenda 12-01-22 Agenda Packet 12-01-22 Minutes

Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 Peninsula Clean Energy 2022 in Review

November 3, 20226:30 pmCheck Agenda for details

11-03-22 Agenda 11-03-22 Agenda Packet 11-03-22 Public Comment 11-03-22 Minutes

Update and Discussion on 100% Renewable on 24/7 Basis by 2025

Update on 20MW Local Power Goal

October 13, 20226:30 pmCheck Agenda for details

10-13-22 Agenda 10-13-22 Agenda Packet 10-13-22 Minutes

Reach Codes Update Appliance Rebates & 0% Loan Program

Preview of 2022-23 CPUC Integrated Resources Plan Results

 

September 8, 20226:30 pmCheck Agenda for details

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August 11, 20226:30 pmCheck Agenda for details

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100% Renewable on a 24/7 Basis Goal

Public Facilities Solar+Storage Update

July 14, 20226:30 pmCheck Agenda for details

07-14-22 Agenda 07-14-22 Agenda Packet 07-14-22 Minutes

Home Upgrade Program Update BlocPower x Menlo Park

Residential Electrification Messaging & Marketing Campaign

June 9, 20226:30 pmCheck Agenda for details

06-09-22 Agenda 06-09-22 Agenda Packet 06-09-22 Minutes

Programs & Reach Codes Update

May 12, 20226:30 pmCheck Agenda for details

05-12-22 Agenda 05-12-22 Agenda Packet 05-12-22 Minutes

Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion Update

Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Draft Budget

April 14, 20226:30 pmCheck Agenda for details

04-14-22 Agenda 04-14-22 Agenda Packet 04-14-22 Minutes

Distributed Energy Resource Programs Overview

March 10, 20226:30 pmCheck Agenda for details

03-10-22 Agenda 03-10-22 Agenda Packet 03-10-22 Minutes

February 10, 20226:30 pmCheck Agenda for details

02-10-22 Agenda 02-10-22 Agenda Packet 02-10-22 Minutes “Electric Life” Messaging

January 13, 20226:30 pmCheck Agenda for details

01-13-22 Agenda 01-13-22 Agenda Packet 01-13-22 Minutes Peninsula Clean Energy's Strategic Priorities 2035 Decarbonization Feasibility & Plan

December 2, 20216:30 pmCheck Agenda for details

Agenda Agenda Packet Minutes Reach Codes Update E-Bikes for Everyone Recap 2021 Successes in Review

January 9, 20206:30 pmPeninsula Clean Energy, 2075 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061

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February 13, 20206:30 pmPeninsula Clean Energy, 2075 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061

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Presentation

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March 12, 20206:30 pmPeninsula Clean Energy, 2075 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061

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Cancellation Notice

April 9, 20206:30 pmVideo/Teleconference

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Strategic Plan Presentation

Programs Update Presentation

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Recording

May 14, 20206:30 pmVideo/Teleconference

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E-Bikes Presentation

Handout – Major Decisions from Michael Closson

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May 21, 20206:30 pmVideo/Teleconference

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Handout – Michael Closson

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Recording

June 11, 20206:30 pmVideo/Teleconference

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July 9, 20206:30 pmVideo/Teleconference

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Power Resources Update

Community Grants Update

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August 13, 20206:30 pmVideo/Teleconference

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Educational Programs Update

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September 10, 20206:30 pmVideo/Teleconference

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October 8, 20206:30 pmVideo/Teleconference

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Community Programs Update

Handout – Michael Closson

PCE CAC Equity Working Draft Statement

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November 5, 20206:30 pmVideo/Teleconference

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Presentation on Nuclear Attitudes

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December 3, 20206:30 pmVideo/Teleconference

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Presentation on Government Fleets and Residential Managed Charging

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January 10, 20196:30 pmPeninsula Clean Energy, 2075 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061

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February 14, 20196:30 pmPeninsula Clean Energy, 2075 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061

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March 14, 20196:30 pmPeninsula Clean Energy, 2075 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061

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April 11, 20196:30 pmPeninsula Clean Energy, 2075 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061

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May 9, 20196:30 pmPeninsula Clean Energy, 2075 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061

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June 13, 20196:30 pmPeninsula Clean Energy, 2075 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061

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July 11, 20196:30 pmPeninsula Clean Energy, 2075 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061

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August 8, 20196:30 pmPeninsula Clean Energy, 2075 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061

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September 12, 20196:30 pmPeninsula Clean Energy, 2075 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061

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October 10, 20196:30 pmPeninsula Clean Energy, 2075 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061

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November 7, 20196:30 pmPeninsula Clean Energy, 2075 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061

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December 5, 20196:30 pmPeninsula Clean Energy, 2075 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061

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January 18, 20186:30 pmPeninsula Clean Energy, 2075 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061

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February 15, 20186:30 pmPeninsula Clean Energy, 2075 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061

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March 15, 20186:30 pmPeninsula Clean Energy, 2075 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061

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April 19, 20186:30 pmPeninsula Clean Energy, 2075 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061

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May 17, 20186:30 pmPeninsula Clean Energy, 2075 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061

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June 21, 20186:30 pmPeninsula Clean Energy, 2075 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061

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June 28, 20185:00 pmPeninsula Clean Energy, 2075 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061

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July 19, 20186:30 pmPeninsula Clean Energy, 2075 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061

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Local Programs Presentation Slides

August 16, 20186:30 pmPeninsula Clean Energy, 2075 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061

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Community Pilot Program Presentation

September 20, 20186:30 pmPeninsula Clean Energy, 2075 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061

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October 18, 20186:30 pmPeninsula Clean Energy, 2075 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061

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November 8, 20186:30 pmPeninsula Clean Energy, 2075 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061

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December 13, 20186:30 pmPeninsula Clean Energy, 2075 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061

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June 15, 20176:30 pmSan Mateo County Office of Education Building, Pine and Oak Room, 101 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City, CA 94065

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July 20, 20176:30 pmSan Mateo County Office of Education Building, Pine and Oak Room, 101 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City, CA 94065

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August 17, 20176:30 pmSan Mateo County Office of Education Building, Corte Madera Room, 101 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City, CA 94065

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Office of Sustainability Presentation

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September 21, 20176:30 pmPeninsula Clean Energy, 2075 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061

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October 19, 20176:30 pmPeninsula Clean Energy, 2075 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061

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Net Energy Metering (NEM) Presentation

November 9, 20176:30 pmPeninsula Clean Energy, 2075 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061

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December 7, 20176:30 pmPeninsula Clean Energy, 2075 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061

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2017 CAC Roster

May 5, 20167:00 pmSan Mateo County Human Services Agency Building B, Belize Room, 400 Harbor Boulevard, Belmont, CA

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June 2, 20167:00 pmSan Mateo County Human Services Agency Building B, Belize Room, 400 Harbor Boulevard, Belmont, CA

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July 7, 20167:00 pmSan Mateo County Human Services Agency Building B, Belize Room, 400 Harbor Boulevard, Belmont, CA

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August 4, 20167:00 pmSan Mateo County Human Services Agency Building B, Belize Room, 400 Harbor Boulevard, Belmont, CA

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October 20, 20167:00 pmSan Mateo County Human Services Agency Building B, Belize Room, 400 Harbor Boulevard, Belmont, CA

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November 10, 20167:00 pmSan Mateo County Human Services Agency Building B, Belize Room, 400 Harbor Boulevard, Belmont, CA

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December 8, 20167:00 pmSan Mateo County Human Services Agency Building B, Belize Room, 400 Harbor Boulevard, Belmont, CA

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January 12, 20236:30 pmVideo/Teleconference

01-12-23 Agenda 01-12-23 Agenda Packet

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Proposed 2023 Rate Changes

February 9, 20236:30 pmVideo/Teleconference

02-09-23 Agenda 02-09-23 Agenda Packet

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Building Electrification Strategy

March 9, 20236:30 pmSee Agenda for Details: PCEA Lobby | UC Merced | Teleconference | Video Conference

03-09-23 Agenda 03-09-23 Agenda Packet 03-09-23 Minutes
Existing Building Incentive & Zero Percent Loan Update

April 13, 20236:30 pmSee Agenda for Details: PCEA Lobby | UC Merced | Teleconference | Video Conference

04-13-23 Agenda 04-13-23 Agenda Packet 04-13-23 Minutes

Building Electrification Marketing Campaign

Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion Action Plan Review

May 11, 20236:30 pmSee Agenda for Details: PCEA Lobby | UC Merced | Teleconference | Video Conference

05-11-23 Agenda 05-11-23 Agenda Packet 05-11-23 Minutes

Local Government Building Decarbonization Program

Discussion on Managed EV Charging

June 8, 20236:30 pmSee Agenda for Details: PCEA Lobby | UC Merced | Teleconference | Video Conference

06-08-23 Agenda 06-08-23 Agenda Packet 06-08-23 Minutes

Budget Report and Update Net Energy Metering 3.0 Update

July 13, 20236:30 pmSee Agenda for Details: PCEA Lobby | UC Merced | Teleconference | Video Conference

07-13-23 Agenda 07-13-23 Agenda Packet 07-13-23 Minutes

Programs & Budget Overview

August 10, 20236:30 pmSee Agenda for Details: PCEA Lobby | UC Merced | Teleconference | Video Conference

08-10-23 Agenda 08-10-23 Agenda Packet 08-10-23 Minutes

Update on 24/7 Renewable Goal and Timeline

September 14, 20236:30 pmSee Agenda for Details: PCEA Lobby | UC Merced | Teleconference | Video Conference

09-14-23 Agenda 09-14-23 Agenda Packet 09-14-23 Minutes

Legislative Update Marketing Strategy Update

October 12, 20236:30 pmSee Agenda for Details: PCEA Lobby | UC Merced | Teleconference | Video Conference

10-12-23 Agenda 10-12-23 Agenda Packet 10-12-23 Minutes

Distributed Energy Resource Framework and Future Programs

Peninsula Clean Energy Net Billing Tariff Policy

November 2, 20236:30 pmSee Agenda for Details: PCEA Lobby | UC Merced | Teleconference | Video Conference

11-02-23 Agenda 11-02-23 Agenda Packet 11-02-23 Minutes

December 7, 20236:30 pmSee Agenda for Details: PCEA Lobby | UC Merced | Teleconference | Video Conference

12-07-23 Agenda 12-07-23 Agenda Packet 12-07-23 Minutes

Report Back from Staff Committee on Budget Surplus

ECO100 and Future Customer Offerings

Delinquent Accounts and Bad Debt Collections Policy Update

Proposed Update to Policy 13 – Delinquent Accounts and Bad Debt Collections Policy