The Power Association of Northern California is a non-profit trade organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of the power industry in California and all of its component parts. PANC sponsors monthly luncheon meetings and educational seminars to help professionals better understand the challenges confronting the power industry. Monthly luncheon meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month in San Francisco. Guest speakers include legislators, CEO’s, Commissioners and other experts from both the regulated and unregulated side of the industry. dfdf

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ORA Head Highlights Agency’s Savings to Ratepayers The new Director of the Office of Ratepayer Advocates said that for every dollar her agency spends, $192 in rate reductions are achieved. Last year, the ratepayer advocate saved utility customers a total $5.3 billion, Elizabeth Echols, the ORA director, said at an April 12 Power Association of Northern California meeting.
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California May Drive Paris Deal Emissions Verifications Although it did not have a seat at the negotiating table, California got a lot of attention during the Paris climate change meeting last month where 195 nations and the European Union agreed to work to keep the increase in earth’s temperature to below 1.5 Centigrade. Going forward, the state is expected to play a big role when the promised emission reductions of the nations that signed the pact are verified in five years, said Ken Alex, head of the state Office of Planning & Research, who was in Paris last month with Gov. Jerry Brown.
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Request For Proposal: Interim Contract CEO @ SIlicon Valley Clean Energy Authority
The City of Cupertino is leading a streamlined search for a qualified six-month contract Chief Executive Officer on behalf of the Silicon Valley Community Choice Energy Partnership (SVCCEP) to help launch the region’s newest Joint Powers Authority.  This is an exciting opportunity to provide leadership and direction to the formational Silicon Valley Clean Energy Authority (SVCEA), scheduled to provide cleaner, greener energy at competitive rates to participating customers by the winter of 2016/17.
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PANC is the leading organization for power industry professionals. PANC connects you with the top leaders in the industry – from legislators, CEO’s to Commissioners and other experts.

  • Access to power industry professionals and knowledge
  • Peer-to-peer networking opportunities
  • Discounts on all PANC sponsored events & activities
  • Discounts to industry newsletter subscriptions & trade shows


Energy Storage: Coming to a Theater Near You! Energy Storage North America (ESNA) has just released a mini-documentary on California’s energy storage revolution.  The video features Southern California Edison president Pedro Pizarro explaining SCE’s landmark storage procurement decision, as well as top policymakers, regulators and technology innovators discussing why energy storage is transforming the power grid. > Read More
Energy Storage USA – 2015 Conference Recap PANC recently sponsored the Energy Storage USA conference in San Diego. Unlike many other conferences, this is one of the few events that focuses exclusively on the commercialization of energy storage. As many can attest, energy conferences give attendees the opportunity to network with utilities, legislators, financiers, developers and companies that are promoting their products. In addition to networking, this conference differentiated itself by creating an environment to discuss major issues, such as overcoming barriers to entry. > Read More
Governor Brown Joins Fight to Defend Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan On November 4th, Governor Brown announced a coalition of 24 other states and municipalities across the country to defend the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan, which sets nationwide limits on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. Today’s court filings respond to suits that several states, coal companies and industry groups have filed to block the new rules, which are aimed at slowing climate change.
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