In a time where competing interests and limited resources abound, it can be difficult to know where to start in order to identify, prioritize, fund, and implement energy projects. This panel will explore how several diverse jurisdictions and organizations have approached this dilemma and address critical factors that informed their pathway to success.
Whether you are a small, medium or large sized city and regardless of the amount of resources you have to direct at energy projects, this panel will have some valuable suggestions for you. You will learn about:
• innovative methods for project identification
• key internal and external stakeholders and their role in decision making
• organizations whose expertise you can leverage
• how to communicate the project benefits and opportunities to decision makers in order to build system-wide support for your work.
Innovative interactive tools will also be used to make the session intimately relevant to this audience.
Moderator: John Rossi, TRC Companies
Alelia Parenteau, City of Santa Barbara
Lindsey Hawes, City of Santa Barbara
Rochelle Thomas, San Joaquin Valley Energy Organization