Community Choice Energy and what does it mean to you?

Join us September 20, 2017 for a dynamic presentation and discussion on:

Community Choice Energy and what does it mean to you?

Speaker:  Alan Suleiman, Silicon Valley Clean Energy

Location:  On Semiconductor, 3001 Stender Way, Santa Clara, CA 95054

Note new location, between Central and Scott.  You will see the “On” logo in front, plenty of parking in back.

When: Wednesday, September 20, 2017: 6:00 pm Dinner and Networking, 7:00 PM Presentation

Event Details:

RSVP:  Registration required

Cost:  $10 members, $15 non members

About the talk:

Mr. Suleiman will discuss Community Choice Energy and the rollout in northern California

About the Speaker:

Community Choice Energy (CCE) is taking the state by a storm. By the end of this year, there will be over two million customers in California that will be served by an entity other than their traditional electric utility like PG&E, and by 2020, the estimate is that 80% of PG&E customers will be switched to this new provider.  In this talk, we will shed the light on what is CCE and how does it work with the incumbent utilities. We will explain the unbundling of utility services and how it affects rates and customers. Will explain the organizational structure of these entities and it’s governance process.  Also discuss the technical challenges of administering this new entity and how roles and responsibilities are divided between the incumbent utility and the CCE with all the regulatory issues that accompanies these roles. Also what does this all mean to the Architectural and Engineering community designing and implementing electric service to the commercial and residential sectors.


Bio, Alan Suleiman

Alan is the director of marketing and public affairs for Silicon Valley Clean Energy, a community choice energy provider for 11 cities and unincorporated areas of the Santa Clara county.  In his role, he directs the agency’s marketing strategy and oversees all customer operations, community outreach, public relations and customer service.

Mr. Suleiman has 30 years of experience as a marketing strategist, electrical engineer, and an educator. He founded the Sacramento Municipal Utility District Energy and Technology Center, an education and demonstration regional center on advanced technologies and energy efficiency, and served as its director for eight years.


Join us October 18th 2017 for a presentation on Sub Metering:

Speaker: Rich Celio, APT Founder & Chief Revenue Officer

Sub-metering for electricity users.  Advantages of sub metering for building owners and landlords.  Using sub-metering for Title 24 compliance, LEED and Energy Star ratings.  Advantages to landlords for tenant billing in light of the BOMA decision, large customers want to allocate costs appropriately AND there are numerous technical, legal, code issues to avoid.

Location:  Biltmore Hotel

2151 Laurelwood Road

Santa Clara, 95054


When: Wednesday, October 18th 2017: Dinner & Networking: 6:00 pm; Presentation, 7:00 pm

Event Details:


RSVP:  Registration required

Cost:  Registration through 09/19/2016:  $30.00 for IEEE members, $35.00 non-members.  Walk-Ins if space available:  $35/$40 non-members


Rich is the founder and CRO of Applied Power Technologies, Inc., an engineering and systems integration firm based in San Jose that provides advanced power management solutions for large commercial/industrial/institutional clients. He is a registered professional electrical engineer in the State of California.  He is a Senior Member of IEEE/PES/IAS and past Chair of the Silicon Valley Chapter of the IEEE Power Engineering Society & Industry Application Society.  Prior to APT, his employers included PG&E, BMI and Jacobs Engineering.  He has over 30 years’ experience in helping industrial/commercial customers solve difficult electrical systems problems.  He has a BSME from San Jose State University.  He taught at SJSU as a grad student and was part time faculty for over 10 years in the Energy Management Program at De Anza College.

See you there!

Steve Jordan




Chairman, IEEE, SCV, IAS/PES


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