THE PALM DESERT AB 811 CONFERENCE HELD JUNE 12, 2009
Local governments, financial institutions, and public/private sector representatives from throughout California joined together on Friday, June 12, 2009 to hear about the opportunities and key considerations associated with AB 811 Financing, enabled by emergency legislation in July, 2008. Held at the University of California, Riverside, Palm Desert campus, this one day, intensive conference compared and contrasted emerging program models with the help of an all-star cast.
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• Palm Desert's Energy Independence Program was launched in August, 2008, and is now in its
third phase of financing, with over $7,500,000 committed for energy efficiency and solar
• The pilot phase of the Berkeley FIRST program, providing financing for solar only, is fully subscribed at $1,500,000.
• Sonoma County completed a feasibility study and is moving forward with a $105,000,000 offering.
• San Diego wants to offer a completely "hands-off" program with no City involvement.
Each of the programs mentioned above represents a different model – a different funding source, different “eligible” technologies, and different levels of service. While AB 811 was meant to serve all cities and counties, the jury is still out on what is effective program design. The Palm Desert AB 811 Conference was intended to give all local governments and their advisors insight into the planning processes and the results so far of the AB 811 experience.
Click on the video below to watch part of Ted Flanigan's presentation.
- FEATURED SPEAKERS and PRESENTATIONS-
(Click on panel name for the PowerPoint presentation)
Breakout Session #1A: Preparing for Bond Takeout! : Ken Dieker (Del Rio Advisors), Kathy Larocque (Sonoma County), Sam Sperry (Meyers Nave), Tricia Ortiz (Richard, Watson, Gerson), Craig Hill (Northcross, Hill and Ach), Jim Cervantes (Stone and Youngberg)