Regional Renewable Energy Procurement Project
Finance Workshop | March 14, 2012

Discussion of financing methods for renewable energy projects for R-REP participants, including self-financing and third party options such as PPAs and equipment leases.
Meeting materials and additional resources.

Regional Renewable Energy Procurement Project
Informational Meeting | December 1, 2011

Contra Costa Economic Partnership hosted a meeting for potential Round II participants to learn more about the benefits of taking part in the initiative. Prospective participants also learned about the next steps required to join the collaborative effort.
Downloaded a zip archive of materials.

Regional Renewable Energy Procurement Project
Informational Meeting | October 20, 2011

The County of Alameda hosted a meeting for potential Round II participants from both Silicon Valley and the East Bay counties of Alameda and Contra Costa to learn more about Round I and launch discussions for the next phase of the project.
Download a zip archive of materials.

Innovative Solutions for Solar
Financing Webinar | September 27, 2011

A DOE Solar America Communities webinar hosted by ICMA in partnership with the National Association of Regional Councils. The webinar focused on innovative financing for solar projects, and included panelists from Joint Venture, Sonoma County, and Optony.
View the presentation slides.

Solar Power for Public Agencies and Collaborative Procurement
Informational Meeting | April 21, 2011

This meeting included a wide variety of topics related to installing solar power on public agency facilitie, including some of the reasons for public agencies to install solar, things to consider during first-pass site selection and for solar feasibility studies, rebates and incentives, Power Purchase Agreements and other financing methods, and some potential opportunities for regional collaboration among public agencies. It also included a discussion of the SV-REP pilot program results, including the economic and environmental impacts, regional benefits, and lessons learned, perspectives from the participants, and resource sharing.
View meeting agenda and materials.

Federal Green Economy Acceleration
Roundtable | March 17, 2011

Rachel Massaro (Joint Venture) and Ben Foster (Optony), along with several Phase I participants, discussed the SV-REP project in the context of elevating and showcasing projects and key technologies where Silicon Valley is uniquely positioned to collaborate with the federal agencies to raise and to improve our relationship.

GOVgreen | November 9, 2010

Washington, D.C. Rachel Massaro (Joint Venture) and Ben Foster (Optony), along with Blaine Collison (EPA Green Power Parntership Program), will participate in a panel discussion at GOVgreen, an event focused on presenting case histories, best practices and plans and programs to green the federal government.
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GreenGov | October 6, 2010

Washington, D.C. Ben Foster (Optony) presented at GreenGov, a conference sponsored by the White House Council on Environmental Quality. He presented our Renewable Energy Procurement project as an example of a successful model for regional collaboration, with fellow panelists Alex Perera from the World Resources Institute and Blain Collison from the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Partnership Program.
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Project Management Workshop | August 5, 2010, San Jose City Hall

In partnership with San Jose's Solar America City Program, Silicon Valley Energy Watch, and the County of Santa Clara

Webinar on Improving Solar PV Results through Collaborative Procurement

Rachel Massaro (Joint Venture), Ben Foster (Optony), and Siva Darbhamulla (County of Santa Clara) participated in a webinar on our REP Project hosted by the US EPA Green Power Partnership on August 4, 2010.
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Members of the REP Project Leadership Team (Rachel Massaro, Ben Foster, and Siva Darbhamulla) spoke on a panel about the Anatomy of a Power Purchase Agreement.
Press available here.

Pre-Bid Conference | April 13, 2010

County of Santa Clara Center at Charcot, San Jose.

Press Conference | March 30, 2010

Sheriff’s Auditorium, San Jose.
News Conference | View Video

Request for Information Meeting | November 10, 2010

County of Santa Clara Center at Charcot, San Jose.

Joint Venture's Response To Climate Change

Joint Venture is actively involved in Silicon Valley's regional response to climate change. We are engaged with dozens of regional and local public and private agencies, municipalities, businesses and other stakeholders in programs and activities designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote sustainable energy and improve the quality of life for all.

Solar Procurement Publications