Entries by Tulsi Patel

Valley Clean Energy Alliance Launch: Board of Directors Hold Inaugural Meeting

On December 14, 2016, I attended the first Board of Directors meeting for the Valley Clean Energy Alliance (VCEA). The VCEA is a new joint powers agency between Yolo County and the City of Davis, with the purpose of providing electric generation services to its residents under Community Choice Energy (CCE). Reducing greenhouse gas emissions […]

City of Manteca: Renewable Energy Abound

The Manteca City Council earlier this month considered proposals for a solar project for its wastewater treatment plant that could potentially save the city millions of dollars over the next decade. The 5.5-acre solar array would provide one megawatt of electricity to power a third of the plant, making it the second largest solar installation […]

Community Choice Energy for Stockton: Davis and Lancaster Examples Worth Considering

Located in northern San Joaquin Valley, Davis has grown to be a vibrant city rooted in its farming history. With a population of just over 65,000, Davis has enacted environmentally sound policies to preserve its agricultural character and maintains 485 acres of parks and greenbelts. Now Davis has taken the innovative step of partnering with […]

Smart city, smart energy

I recently attended a meeting focused on the growth of Stockton and the importance of smart planning. As Stockton grows, it’s increasingly important to use our limited resources to best serve a growing population. A sometimes overlooked issue is increased energy consumption. If we are going to be smart about how Stockton grows, we need to […]