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The County of Sonoma’s Property Assessed Clean Energy Financing Program (PACE[1]) provides county residents and business owners with an innovative mechanism for financing energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements on private residences and businesses. Tierra was tasked with updating the comprehensive PACE financing program’s Greenhouse Gas (GHG) impacts database as used for county and state reporting on GHG reduction targets and progress towards goals. Leveraging expertise in the development and evaluation of utility programs, the Tierra team comprehensively revised the GHG accounting and reporting structure for all PACE financing eligible measures in addition to co-authoring documents with county staff on the eligibility of new measures including vehicle charging stations and energy storage. A database reporting tool for county staff was also developed for reporting the measure-level GHG impact analysis. Future proposed work efforts include integrating with CRM tools and moving the database to the cloud to allow real-time tracking of progress towards goals and ad-hoc custom reporting for stakeholders.

[1] 2017, US Department of Energy (DOE), Property-Assessed Clean Energy Programs (PACE), https://energy.gov/eere/slsc/property-assessed-clean-energy-programs

[1] 2016, Sonoma Clean Power, Annual Report, https://sonomacleanpower.org/2016-annual-report/

Sonoma Clean Power Greenhouse Gas Emissions

California Low Carbon Grid Study

California Low Carbon Grid Study

Tierra Resource Consultants[1] developed the forecast and production cost model for energy efficiency for the California 2030 Low Carbon Grid Study (LCGS).  This study explored opportunities to achieve a low carbon grid and discussed using three areas of initiative...

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