“(Local Power Inc.’s) plan, built on an incredible quantity of data, is about the most granular and complete map of CCA's radical potential to transform a city's energy footprint as has ever been produced.”
"Fenn's plan leans heavily on reducing consumption via increased efficiencies and creating hundreds of 'behind-the-meter' small-to-midsized solar installations. PG&E makes the lion's share of its money on power distribution; behind-the-meter setups wouldn't run on PG&E's lines, eliminating those costs. All told, Fenn claims his model would deliver several hundred megawatts of power to the city while saving consumers money over PG&E rates, and putting thousands of locals to work. The funds for transforming the city into a green paradise — up to $1.4 billion — would be provided via bonds authorized by voters in Proposition H of 2001. Fenn wrote that proposition. He also wrote the original Community Choice Aggregation law in Massachusetts in 1997; drafted San Francisco's CCA resolution in 1998; penned the California law authorizing the creation of CCAs in '02; wrote the city's CCA ordinance in '04; and created the CleanPowerSF implementation plan in '07."