2023 Mid-year Impact Update

Our quarterly update on TEC projects, events, and impact

Welcome to the debut issue of TEC’s quarterly impact update, where we’ll share news on the events and innovative projects that we’re excited about. Let’s dive in! 

Energy Project Milestones

  The Inland Regional Energy Network’s (I-REN) public sector programs are ramping up! TEC staff have been touring across Riverside and San Bernardino Counties to introduce I-REN’s services to local government staff.
  We’ve launched a new education project in San Diego County focused on career technical education in energy, environment, and utilities for Borrego Springs Middle and High Schools. Through this project, we’ll educate young people about water issues in the local basin and introduce vital skills and job opportunities.
  SoCalREN Public Agency Programs cut the first incentive checks this quarter for public agencies who completed energy projects with Streamlined Savings Pathway! Congratulations to the Cities of Walnut, Palmdale, and Irvine for their energy accomplishments.
  We’ve completed our first residential battery storage installation at our pilot home for the Bassett Avocado Heights Advanced Energy Community!
  TEC was selected by San Diego Community Power to support local and regulatory engagement efforts and to help draft a business plan for them to launch a new regional energy network. Read more here!


TEC Around Town

  TEC’s Director of Policy and Planning Marc Costa represented TEC at a recent United Nations forum. He discussed high-performance buildings and the Buildings Action Coalition, which promotes energy efficiency, passive building design, grid-interactive buildings, and grid reliability.
  Program Manager Ivana Dorin and Acting Assistant Director Rachel Pennington led a panel at this year’s CCEC Forum on building inclusive energy action across California’s Central Coast. The session focused on how CC-LEAP has adapted to meet the needs of small businesses and local governments with limited resources.
  Several TEC team members met with representatives from Distro Energy and TSI Group at the Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands to discuss grid reliability, electrification, and a transactive energy marketplace software. The port is looking at how behavior change and energy trading can free up grid capacity as they decarbonize. TEC is in discussions on how to expand the software to the US.

With TEC’s multiyear projects and our long-term vision as a nonprofit organization, it can be hard to reflect on the present. But, it’s important that we take a moment to celebrate successes and acknowledge our incremental progress towards a clean energy future. Thanks for joining in! To keep up-to-date on all the latest TEC updates, follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Instagram!

Taylor Rosetti

August 7, 2023


California Climate Action Corps Gains National Recognition!
A New Statewide Collaborative for Community-Based Energy Programs
Building a Future-Ready Workforce: TEC Awarded Needs Assessment Contract with I-REN
Introducing Our First Annual Sustainability Report
Pomona ACTS: A Beacon of Clean Energy and Community Transformation!
TEC Selected for West Hollywood Community Engagement & Policy Development Project
TEC Partners with BayREN to Simplify Regulatory Reporting
TEC Ramps Up Role in Expanding California Climate Action Corps
TEC Meets with Energy Innovators at the Port of Rotterdam
Advanced Energy Community Project Provides 50 Free Water Heater Tune-ups Across the Community
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TEC Brings Public Sector Energy Expertise to the Inland Regional Energy Network
TEC Selected by San Diego Community Power for Regional Energy Program Development
Energy is Everything Reached Over 34,000 Students Across California in 2022
California Climate Action Corps Members and Volunteers “Dig In” At Volunteer Event
Service Spotlight! TEC Partners With Public Sector Organizations to Use State and Federal Funding to Decarbonize Communities
TEC and Partners Achieve Major Milestone in Bassett Avocado Heights Advanced Energy Community (BAAEC) Community Solar Feature
Spotlight! PG&E Highlights a TEC-implemented Program on Their Energy Incentives Landing Page
Orange County Register Names The Energy Coalition a 2022 Top Workplace
TEC Co-Authored Study Finds Residential Electrification For Disadvantaged Communities Has Multiple Benefits!
Energy is Everything is Expanding! New Curriculum on Electric Vehicles Coming Soon
TEC Partners with Gridscape Solutions on Bidirectional EV Charger Demonstration Project
TEC Policy Director Appointed to LGSEC Board
Orange County Register Names The Energy Coalition a 2021 Top Workplace
Southern California’s Public Agencies Find Major Energy Savings
TEC selected for first-of-its-kind program to support clean, convenient, accessible mobility
TEC to serve over 100,000 California students through the Statewide Workforce Education & Training Career Connections Program
TEC Launching New Environmental Justice Literacy Project to Support Workforce Development
TEC Selected to Recruit, Place, and Support California Climate Action Corps Summer Fellows
TEC Partners with Project Giving Kids to Provide Volunteer Opportunities for Kids, Teens, and Families
TEC Partners with Passive Logic on DOE-funded Efficiency Retrofit for South El Monte
TEC Shares Advanced Energy Community Pilot Project at International Conference
TEC Announces International Educational Program at 2nd Forum of Local Environmental Authorities
TEC Partners with Redding Electric Utility for TK-8 Environmental Education
TEC Awarded $9M Grant for Blockchain-based Renewables Project
Benchmarking & Decarbonization Policy Crossroads
Introducing PEAK@Home
TEC’s Climate Leaders in Action
TEC Recognized at 2019 Beacon Awards
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