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Projects

Our innovative projects focus on the electrification and decarbonization of Disadvantaged Communities first, we call these areas where the projects are located ClimateTech Innovation Zones.

Innovation Zones Characteristics

  • Commercial pilots and living laboratories
  • Proving the value of our concepts and methods.
  • Bringing communities up to speed with decentralized energy generation and guiding them towards their energy transition.
  • Modernizing workforce development.

ClimateTech Innovation Zones showcase cutting-edge innovation through an open-source living lab model igniting other zones across cities to follow.

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CTIZ: In progresss

LA LATAM

LA LATAM

IN NEGOTIATIONS

Virtual power plants, Knowledge Transfer, Policy Consulting, Education/ Workforce Development.

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Bassett Avocado Heights, California

Bassett Avocado Heights, California

MASTER COMMUNITY: PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

Virtual Power Plants, Master Plan Program for Disadvantaged Communities.

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SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA

SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA

MASTER COMMUNITY: PRODUCT IMPLEMENTATION

Virtual Power Plants, New 100% Electric Affordable Housing Program.

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FREEPORT, TX

FREEPORT, TX

UNDER EVALUATION

Solar + Storage

10 MW Community Solar.

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LA LATAM

LA LATAM

IN NEGOTIATIONS

Virtual power plants, Knowledge Transfer, Policy Consulting, Education/ Workforce Development.

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Bassett Avocado Heights, California

Bassett Avocado Heights, California

MASTER COMMUNITY: PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

Virtual Power Plants, Master Plan Program for Disadvantaged Communities.

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CTIZ: Benefits

Engage and Educate Community Members:

  • Direct agencies and local organizations to develop community outreach activities needed to support the deployment of innovative energy technologies.

Drive Technology Innovation:

  • Empower and direct agencies to explore and accelerate the adoption of new energy technologies.
  • Encourage regulated utilities to pursue innovative energy technologies and offer customer choices.
  • Pilot emerging technologies in partnership with local agencies and utilities.
  • Directly support R&D through innovative Prosumer programs and develop local technologies and expertise.

Modernize legislation, policy, and incentives:

  • Promote grid modernization initiatives.
  • Implement performance incentives that reward utilities for meeting policy goals.
  • Foster competition between traditional utilities and third parties.
  • Include pilot programs in cost recovery and rate-making structures.

Provide funding and financing mechanisms for cleantech innovation:

  • Encourage the adoption of financial incentives to drive the deployment of innovative energy technologies.
  • Direct public agencies in the development of Green Bonds to finance sustainable projects.
  • Encourage State and Federal grants or programs to advance the deployment of new technologies.
  • Promote a Digital Marketplace for qualified private investors (crowdfunding). That may include community members.
  • Monetizing natural capital to fund local retrofitting and all-electric new construction.

Prepare the workforce:

  • Provide workforce development programs for Community College students and community members promoting energy efficiency, demand response, water conservation, renewable resources, etc.
  • Partner with the industry to identify skill gaps and workforce availability.

Update communications networks and data systems:

  • Encourage public agencies to access infrastructure efficiencies.
  • Develop policies and programs to facilitate the state's transition to a "smart state."
  • Meet the broadband needs of underserved communities.
  • Incorporate cybersecurity into infrastructure upgrades.
  • Coordinate roles and information sharing across stakeholders.

Engage and Educate Community Members:

  • Direct agencies and local organizations to develop community outreach activities needed to support the deployment of innovative energy technologies.

Drive Technology Innovation:

  • Empower and direct agencies to explore and accelerate the adoption of new energy technologies.
  • Encourage regulated utilities to pursue innovative energy technologies and offer customer choices.
  • Pilot emerging technologies in partnership with local agencies and utilities.
  • Directly support R&D through innovative Prosumer programs and develop local technologies and expertise.

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