Over the course of the first quarter VA-REA has been transitioning day-to-day activity with members, clients, and partners to become more digitally accessible. As part of its two year management contract with VA-REA, Secure Futures remains committed to fulfilling its obligations to continue to deliver results with and for VA-REA through value innovation. Although the pandemic circumstances moved our timeline for innovation up, VA-REA is thrilled to identify challenges and develop solutions the Alliance is likely to face in the direct and immediately began contingency planning to bring virtual solutions amidst this pandemic. We anticipate this will become an integral part of our strategy at least through the end of 2021.
VA-REA has applied a purposeful, consistent, and diligent methodology to select the best virtual platforms to ensure all of VA-REA operations can continue as planned in a virtual setting. VA-REA has slated all remaining 2020 events to be Virtual — with some flexibility for hybrid events pending public health recommendations — using digital tools to facilitate all events this year.
The Climate Crisis Committee, chaired by Rep. Kathy Castor (Fla.-14), was established at the beginning of the 116th Congress in 2019 to provide a comprehensive framework for future climate legislation. The Committee held 17 hearings on a wide variety of climate change issues and received hundreds of suggestions from stakeholders, including EESI, and the public to inform the report’s recommendations.
This briefing will focus on four core areas of climate policy: climate mitigation, climate adaptation, environmental justice, and public health. Through presentations and a Q&A session, panelists will unpack the key elements of the 538-page report and highlight next steps for congressional action to address the climate crisis.
More speakers for this forum will be announced shortly.
Finding an appropriate way to determine the value of resilience – keeping the lights on, essential loads powered, and critical services up and running – has been a common struggle for microgrid projects, particularly projects providing difficult to quantify community services. Based on real world experience with the design and implementation of solar+storage microgrids, the nonprofit Clean Coalition has developed a standardized and straightforward methodology for valuing resilience.
Clean Coalition’s value-of-resilience (VOR) approach applies to any type of facility and begins with tiering loads into three categories: Tier 1 (critical), Tier 2 (priority), and Tier 3 (discretionary). In this webinar, Clean Coalition Founder and Executive Director Craig Lewis will cover the “VOR123” methodology and provide specific solar+storage microgrid examples. The webinar will cover topics including:
Managing energy storage for resilience and economic optimization
Managing loads via state-of-the-art load management solutions
Evaluating solar+storage microgrid economics
Clean Energy Group Vice President and Project Director Seth Mullendore will host.
This webinar is presented by Clean Energy Group on behalf of the Resilient Power Project. Learn more at www.resilient-power.org.