Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies
Providing global warming solutions for California and the West.
We are governed by an autonomous board of directors. We also convene coalitions of clean power allies and receive public support, technical assistance, and participation in our campaigns from the following affiliated new energy technology organizations. Click on the underlined links to visit their websites.
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American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)
Since 1974, AWEA has advocated the development of wind energy as a reliable, environmentally superior energy alternative in the United States and around the world. With over 2,000 members and advocates, AWEA is the hub of the wind energy industry. AWEA is a national trade association representing wind power project developers, equipment suppliers, services providers, parts manufacturers, utilities, researchers, and others involved in the wind industry — one of the world’s fastest growing energy industries.
Avangrid Renewables is at the forefront of transforming the way the U.S. produces and uses energy. Strongly positioned to develop, build, and operate the clean energy infrastructure of the future, Avangrid Renewables is already generating power from nearly 60 renewable energy projects for its utility-scale customers in the United States and helping lead America’s transition to a renewable energy future.
Baker Energy Team
Baker Energy Team® is an energy solutions company that is founded by legendary baseball player, manager and TV commentator Dusty Baker. He didn’t buy an existing renewable energy company, he established Baker Energy Team® from the ground up to ensure all facets of the organization share his passion for sustainable energy solutions. We provide our clients with the highest quality and the most cost effective solutions available in controlling their utility based overhead expenses.
Berkshire Hathaway Energy
Berkshire Hathaway Energy owns a portfolio of locally managed businesses that share a vision for the energy future, make sustainable investments to achieve that vision, and had $70 billion of assets as of Dec. 31, 2013. These businesses deliver safe, reliable service each day to more than 8.4 million customers and end-users around the world and consistently rank high among energy companies in customer satisfaction. Berkshire Hathaway Energy is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.A.
Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, Cyrq is a renewable energy company with geothermal interests in both generating and/or supplying energy to California, New Mexico, Utah, Oregon, Nevada and Indonesia. Currently under a 20-year contract with SMUD, Cyrq provides geothermal energy from its Patua plant in Nevada. The Patua plant produces up to 25 MW of geothermal energy and provides renewable energy power for up to 20,000 homes.
Duke-American Transmission Company
DATC is a transmission developer jointly owned by Duke Energy, the largest utility in the U.S., and American Transmission Co., a national leader in transmission development. Formed in 2011 to plan and develop strategic transmission projects across the U.S. and Canada, DATC partners share the same vision for transmission development.
EDF Renewable Energy, a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles, is a leading U.S. independent power producer boasting 30 years of experience across a broad spectrum of services. Our core competencies in Project Development, Operations and Maintenance, and Asset Management enables us to ensure each project we touch performs at the highest level possible.
Enel X is a global business leading the transformation of the energy sector. Shifting the paradigm, Enel X helps customers use technology to transform energy into new opportunities, so they can thrive and drive progress, across the world. We are a global company with strong roots in the energy field and an open strategy geared towards digitalisation, sustainability and innovation. We use smart, simple and fast technologies to help our customers discover a new way of using energy, all over the world.
Environmental Defense Fund
Environmental Defense Fund is a leading national environmental organization representing more than 400,000 members. Since 1967, EDF has linked science, economics and law to create innovative, equitable and cost-effective solutions to society’s most urgent environmental problems. EDF is one of America’s most influential environmental advocacy groups, with over 500,000 members and more than 350 scientists, economists, attorneys and other professionals on staff.
Geothermal Resources Council
With the experience and dedication of its diverse, international membership and a 40-year plus track record, the Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) has built a solid reputation as the world’s premier geothermal association.
Innergex Renewables USA, LLC
Our mission is to increase our production of renewable energy by developing and operating high-quality renewable energy facilities while respecting the environment and balancing the best interests of the host communities, our partners, and our investors. Our growth is solidly rooted in a long-term vision and strict adherence to our mission and our values. Going forward, our time-tested approach will continue to guide us in achieving our vision of providing sustainable energy for a greener future.
At National Grid we are committed to delivering safe and reliable energy to the customers and communities we serve.
We are one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the world—covering Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island and the UK. We are at the heart of one of the greatest challenges facing our society—delivering clean energy to support our world long into the future. Every day we work with stakeholders to promote the development and implementation of sustainable, innovative and affordable energy solutions.
Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is a national nonprofit environmental organization. NRDC has more than 350,000 members and contributors nationwide, and a staff of lawyers, scientists, and other environmental specialists. NRDC’s Energy Program works on the reinvention of the electric industry by helping to rewrite the rules of electric competition; works for the adoption of energy-efficient codes for appliances and buildings; and promotes renewable energy technologies and design standards for “green” buildings. It also works on issues of sustainable land use; clean vehicles, and clean transportation infrastructure/smart transit.
NextEra Energy, Inc. is a leading clean energy company headquartered in Juno Beach, Florida. NextEra Energy owns two electric companies in Florida: Florida Power & Light Company, which serves more than five million customer accounts in Florida and is the largest rate-regulated electric utility in the United States as measured by retail electricity produced and sold; and Gulf Power Company, which serves more than 460,000 customers in eight counties throughout northwest Florida. NextEra Energy also owns a competitive energy business, NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, which, together with its affiliated entities, is the world’s largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun and a world leader in battery storage.
Pattern Energy has a portfolio of 17 wind power facilities, including one it has agreed to acquire, with a total owned interest of 2,554 MW in the United States, Canada and Chile that use proven, best-in-class technology. These facilities generate stable long-term cash flows in attractive markets that have strong growth potential. Each of our facilities has contracted to sell all of its energy output, or a majority, on a long-term, fixed-price power sale agreement. Eighty-nine percent of the electricity to be generated by our facilities will be sold under these power sale agreements, which have a weighted average remaining contract life of approximately 14 years.
Pure Resource, LLC
Provide consulting services regarding renewable energy project development and the sale and purchase of renewable energy to project developers, utilities, energy retailers, private and public companies, land owners, regulators, and legislators.
Renewable Northwest is the region’s leading non-profit focused exclusively on advocating for new, clean, sustainable, renewable resources. We advocate for the expansion of environmentally responsible renewable energy resources in the Northwest through collaboration with government, industry, utilities, customers, and advocacy groups.
Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)
The Sacramento Municipal Utility District was founded with the idea that providing electric power to Sacramento was a job best done by a public utility overseen by an elected board of directors. As the sixth largest publicly owned utility in the country in terms of customers served, its innovative energy programs are known throughout the state, nation and world. SMUD’s purpose is to provide solutions for meeting its customers’ electrical energy needs. Its vision is to be a leader in customer satisfaction and a positive force in promoting community benefits.
Sonoma Clean Power
Powered by innovative thinking, Sonoma Clean Power was formed to provide a choice beyond for-profit, investor-owned utilities (in our case, PG&E). Today SCP is a model for community choice programs throughout California. By providing higher percentages of renewable energy that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, our customers are helping solve the climate crisis at a local level.
Since 1985 SunPower has been leading global solar innovation. SunPower solar panels consistently deliver more energy and long-term peace of mind with the highest performing solar power systems available. SunPower is the solar energy choice of more homeowners and businesses around the world.
Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS)
At the Union of Concerned Scientists, we put rigorous science to work to build a healthier planet and a safer world.
Westlands Solar Park, LLC
Westlands Solar Park (WSP) is California’s premier public-private master planned renewable energy infrastructure complex, and is trailblazing for California and the Central Valley, with master planned solar generation and infrastructure similar to the successful Tehachapi wind energy infrastructure. The entire site of the WSP energy infrastructure complex is located within the Westlands Water District on “brownfield” agricultural land that has already been retired from full agricultural use or is part of the areas planned for land retirement.