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Community Energy's Commitment to the Energy Transition Gets the Spotlight in the Energy Central Power Perspectives Podcast, Featuring Nick Chaset, CEO of East Bay Community Energy

  • Jun 23, 2022
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Among the latest developments that are creating change in the power sector is the rise of Community Energy organizations. Joining the Energy Central Power Perspectives Podcast to discuss what it's like to be one of these new players in the space of Community Energy is Nick Chaset, the CEO of East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) in the Bay Area of California. Community energy allows customers who are particularly clean energy-focused to, among other opportunities, take more ownership of their energy and carbon footprints.

With a service area filled with many businesses and residents who jump at the opportunity to play a role in the clean energy transition, not to mention the region's innovation-minded reputation, EBCE has an unparalleled opportunity to push the envelope of Community Energy offerings. As Nick notes: 

Part of what we were formed to do is to bring local clean energy to our communities, which also creates local economic development. And so we're very proud that we're able to, within three years of launch, build a really meaningful wind farm in the city of Livermore to serve our communities. We also have partnered with innovative technology companies like BlocPower, a company that was recently named by Fast Company, one of the world's most innovative, clean energy companies, to deliver electrification to low and moderate income consumers across our service territory. So there, the idea is to install electric heat pumps and other energy efficiency in homes at a cost that is much lower than those consumers might have otherwise been able to afford.

This entry into the podcast, like all of the series episodes, can be found on all major podcast outlets, including iTunes and Spotify, or it can be listened to directly on the Energy Central platform. Give it a listen and share your reaction in the comments.

Episode #84: 'The Clean Energy Opportunity for Community Energy Providers' With Nick Chaset, CEO of East Bay Community Energy [an Energy Central Power Perspectives™ Podcast]


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The Energy Central Power Perspectives™ Podcast is hosted by Jason PriceCommunity Ambassador of Energy Central. Jason is a Business Development Executive at West Monroe, working in the East Coast Energy and Utilities Group. Jason is joined in the podcast booth by the producer of the podcast, Matt Chester, who is also the Community Manager of Energy Central and energy analyst/independent consultant in energy policy, markets, and technology.  

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