9th Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Forum

June 20-21, 2018 | Sacramento, CA

About the Forum

The Local Government Commission, in partnership with the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative, hosted the 9th Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Forum (SEEC Forum) in June 20-21, 2018 in Sacramento, CA.

The SEEC Forum provided learning, sharing, and networking opportunities to help local governments save energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions in their communities, and catalyze climate action.

The forum featured engaging sessions, expert plenaries and keynotes, and new innovative activities to help energy leaders and practitioners connect to learn about innovative projects and strategies, share best practices, and troubleshoot challenges.

Check out the Program Resources and Posters tabs to view presentations, resources, and the posters presented at the 2018 forum!

Scaling Up and Out

With increasingly aggressive energy and climate goals, there is a clear need for proven solutions that can be adapted and implemented at the regional scale. Scaling Up and Out emphasizes the need to identify, replicate, and scale programs and practices from communities across the state.

Keeping with the theme of Scaling Up and Out, the 9th Annual SEEC Forum focused on policies and practices that have been successfully implemented and can be adapted to fit the needs of communities elsewhere. Presenters provided energy tools, financing models, and policies that can encourage increased adoption of energy efficiency and climate adaptation actions in communities across the state.

Forum Advisory Committee

In addition to our SEEC partners, we would like to extend special thanks to our advisory committee of local, regional and state government representatives, as well as others who have provided valuable guidance, for helping shape the forum program and format.

  • Kathleen Bryan, City and County of San Francisco
  • Iris Lee, City of Buena Park
  • Dan Schoenholz, City of Fremont
  • Garrett Wong, City of Santa Monica
  • Demetra McBride, County of Los Angeles
  • Susan Freed, County of San Diego
  • Hanna Grene, Center for Sustainable Energy
  • Pam Bold, High Sierra Energy Foundation
  • Lou Jacobson, Redwood Coast Energy Authority
  • Jose Carranza, Fresno County Economic Development Corporation
  • Taylor Helgestad, California Air Resources Board
  • Bryan Early, California Energy Commission
  • Nils Strindberg, California Public Utilities Commission
  • Brendan Havenar-Daughton,Pacific Gas & Electric
  • Chris Malotte, Southern California Edison
  • Kapil Bhagvan, Southern California Edison
  • Christina Chi, Southern California Edison
  • Alma Briseno, Southern California Gas Company
  • Jennifer Vaughn, Southern California Gas Company
  • Eric Drabb, San Diego Gas & Electric Company
  • Julia Kim, Local Government Commission
  • Cary Garcia, Local Government Commission
  • Steve Sanders, Institute for Local Government
  • Karalee Browne, Institute for Local Government
  • Hoi Fei Mok, ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA
Forum History

The Local Government Commission has hosted the annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Forum since 2010 to feature updates from key state agencies, highlight innovative local energy and climate change programs and resources, and provide opportunities for networking and collaboration.

Forum Organizer

The Local Government Commission (LGC) is a nationally recognized non-profit organization with a rich history of connecting leaders, advancing policies and implementing solutions for sustainable communities. For the last 35 years, the LGC has been at the forefront – identifying promising approaches and fostering persuasive models that can be replicated and used to inform public policy.

Forum Sponsor

The Statewide Energy Efficiency Forum is sponsored by the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative (SEEC). SEEC provides support to cities and counties to help them reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and save energy. SEEC is an alliance between three statewide non-profit organizations (The Local Government Commission, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, USA, and the Institute for Local Government) and California’s four Investor-Owned Utilities.