Local Development Business Plan

The Local Development Business Plan (LDBP) is intended to develop a comprehensive framework for accelerating the development of clean energy assets within Alameda County. The Local Development Business Plan will include a description of how EBCE can contribute to fostering local economic benefits, such as job creation and community energy programs.

The LDBP will also identify opportunities for local power development, explain how to achieve EBCE’s community benefits goals, and provide employment and labor standards for adoption by the EBCE Board of Directors. The Local Development Business Plan will include the following seven sections:

  1. Grid-side DER Assessment: Large-scale Local Clean Energy Potential
  2. Customer-side DER Assessment: Behind-the-meter Energy Resources
  3. Development Models and Strategies: Local DER Programs and Incentives
  4. EBCE Development Issues: Labor and Workforce, Finance and Ownership Models
  5. Implementation and Policy Issues: Permitting, Equity, Transparent Reporting
  6. Integrated Resource Planning: Integrating LDBP w/Long-term Planning (IRP)
  7. Preliminary Plan Scenarios: Develop Local Development Business Plan

The Local Development Business Plan consultant team is deep into the process of developing drafts chapters of the Local Development Business Plan, and we want to make sure that the Alameda County community has every opportunity to weigh in. Over the course of the coming months, we will be posting draft chapters from the Local Development Business Plan for public review and comment. When a background document is posted, we will open a 30 day public comment period during which all Alameda County residents and businesses are invited to submit their comments on the draft document of the Local Development Business Plan. Comments should be submitted to LDBPcomments@ebce.org. Comments shall be no longer than 5 pages. All comments will be posted alongside the draft documents. During this open comment window, we will hold one or more webinars where the authors of the various background documents can present their work product and answer questions. All notices will be circulated to EBCE’s email listserv, the Community Advisory Committee and the EBCE Board of Directors.

EBCE staff and the Local Development Business Plan consultants are reviewing public comments during the process of finalizing each of the Local Development Business Plan background documents. The Local Development Business Plan team will clearly document any changes to the background documents made in response to comment to ensure that there is full transparency.

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Current Draft LDBP Background Documents

The comment period for the background documents is open through April 20, 2018. Comments should be submitted to LDBPcomments@ebce.org by 5pm on April 20th 2018

Previous Draft LDBP Background Documents

The comment period for the above background documents closed on Wednesday, February 7th , 2016. Comments received on these draft work products are linked below:

 

LDBP Webinars

November 30th, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Solar Siting Survey, Wind Siting Survey, Task 1 LCOE, Feed-in Tariff, and Agency as Developer
Webinar recording

December 4th, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Workforce Development Policy
Webinar recording

  1. Solar Siting Survey Overview Webinar
  2. Feed-in Tariff Overview Webinar
  3. Wind Siting Survey Overview Webinar
  4. Task 1 LCOE Overview Webinar
  5. Agency as Developer Overview Webinar
  6. Workforce Development Policy Overview Webinar

January  31st, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Demand Response Assessment, Net Energy Metering Strategy Recommendations, Analysis of Locational Benefit Factors, Energy Efficiency Assessment, Energy Storage Contracting Strategy Recommendations, and Capacity Building Recommendations
Webinar Recording

  1. Demand Response Assessment
  2. Net Energy Metering Strategy Recommendations
  3. Analysis of Locational Benefit Factors
  4. Energy Efficiency Assessment
  5. Energy Storage Contracting Strategy Recommendations
  6. Capacity Building Recommendations

March 26th, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Local Development Business Plan Community Engagement Symposium
Symposium Presentation