This one-hour webinar will introduce the Clean Coalition’s Goleta Load Pocket Community Microgrid Initiative (GLPCM), which will deliver an unparalleled trifecta of economic, environmental, and resilience benefits to the transmission-vulnerable, disaster-prone Santa Barbara region. The Goleta Load Pocket (GLP) spans 70 miles of California’s coastline and is named after the Goleta Substation, which serves as the GLP’s only connection to California’s transmission system.
The GLPCM is being staged to provide 100% renewables-driven resilience in any case of the highly vulnerable transmission grid that serves the GLP going out – whether due to fire, landslide, earthquake, terrorist attack, or the Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) anticipated by Southern California Edison (SCE). The initial building blocks of the GLPCM will begin with indefinite renewables-driven backup power for critical community facilities like fire stations, emergency recovery & sheltering, and vital water & communications facilities. Along the way, the GLPCM will showcase the grid of the future.
The webinar will take place on Thursday. 25 July, 11am-noon PT. The Clean Coalition’s Executive Director, Craig Lewis, will present.
This webinar will feature:
- An overview of Community Microgrids
- A description of the GLP and Initiative goals
- The Montecito Community Microgrid: The first building block for the GLPCM
- Progress to date, and ways you can get involved
About the speaker:
Craig Lewis has over 30 years of experience in the renewables, wireless, semiconductor, and banking industries. Previously VP of Government Relations at GreenVolts, he was the first to successfully navigate a solar project through California’s Renewable Portfolio Standard solicitation process. Craig was energy policy lead on Steve Westly’s 2006 California gubernatorial campaign. His resume includes senior government relations, corporate development, and marketing positions at leading wireless, semiconductor, and banking companies such as Qualcomm, Ericsson, and Barclays Bank. Craig received an MBA and MSEE from the University of Southern California and a BSEE from the University of California, Berkeley.