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Join local governments from throughout California to hear more about the opportunities and key considerations associated with AB 811 Financing, enabled by emergency legislation in July, 2008. This one day, intensive conference will compare and contrast emerging program models. View the complete program.

• 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 upgrades.

• The pilot phase of the Berkeley FIRST program, providing financing for solar only, is fully subscribed at $1,500,000.

• Sonoma County has completed a feasibility study and plans to move 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 is intended to give all local governments and their advisors insight into the planning processes and the results so far of the AB 811 experience.

Jim Ferguson, Councilmember, City of Palm Desert
“The Palm Desert AB 811 Story”
Cisco De Vries, President, Renewable Funding
   “Contractual Assessment Financing Options”
Rodney Dole, Controller, County of Sonoma
“Launching the First County-Wide Program”
Ted Flanigan, President, EcoMotion
“The Best Design for your Community”


1. Expert Panel: Comparing AB 811 Models

2. Marketing and Loan Volume

3. Customizing AB 811 to Meet Local Goals

4. “Where’s the money?”

5. Preparing for Bond Take-Out

6. Regional AB 811 Initiatives

7. “A day in the life” of Palm Desert’s EIP Program Staff

View the complete program

The full day conference, including breakfast and lunch, will be held at the UCR Campus: 75-080 Frank Sinatra Drive, Palm Desert. Price for local government officials is $195, and $295 for all others. Use these links for information on accommodations and for directions. For questions please call EcoMotion at (949) 450-7106.

Join us for the welcoming reception at Desert Willow Golf Resort on June 11 from 6:00-8:00.

Desert Willow Golf Resort

38-995 Desert Willow Drive

Palm Desert, CA 92260

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CONFERENCE REGISTRATION   (If you prefer to pay by check use this printable form.)
  Local Government Officials ($195)
Name: Position: Submit
City or County:  Phone # 
CVAG Member?   (If you are a Coachella Valley Association of Governments member please let us know.)
  Non-Government Registration ($295)
Name: Job Title: Submit
Company:  Phone # 
NOTE: To register using a Credit Card you do not need a PayPal account (although you can certainly use yours if you have one). Just select the 'continue' link or button under Don't have a PayPal account? after you are directed to the PayPay website. If you prefer to register with a check use our printable form.
. . . our members are all over the world.                                            
  EcoMotion, Inc.
15375 Barranca Pkwy, Suite F-104, Irvine, CA 92618
949-450-7155, Fax: 949-450-7165
Email:  TFlanigan@EcoMotion.us