California Association of Sanitation Agencies
Many CASA members aggressively are developing renewable energy projects to be part of the climate change solution—from expanding digester gas production by adding FOG or food waste to developing biosolids-to-energy facilities to installing solar panels and wind energy generation. In order to support these efforts, the California Wastewater Climate Change Group (CWCCG) is working to influence California’s energy policies to maximize revenue opportunities and incentives for renewable energy generated by publically owned treatment works. CWCCG is working closely with the California Energy Commission (CEC) and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and engaging in policy discussions on issues such as
- What types of projects should be eligible for grant funding?
- How can renewable energy credits be generated and sold?
- What are the appropriate prices are feed-in-tariffs - the rates for standard contracts given to third-party power generators for renewable energy sold to the grid?
- How can the state make it easier for third-party generators to interconnect to the grid?