This is the keynote presentation that Shawn Marshall gave at our November 18, 2014 South Bay CCA Study Session held in Hermosa Beach:
Shawn is the founder and Executive Director of LEAN Energy US (Local Energy Aggregation Network), a non-profit membership organization that exists to support the expansion of clean energy community choice aggregation (CCA) nationwide. LEAN serves as a hub for CCA resources and expertise and works in partnership with a range of organizations to actively support CCA formation around the country. Recent work has focused in the states of California, New Jersey, and Illinois.
In 2007, Shawn served on the task force that ultimately became the Marin Energy Authority (MEA), a joint powers agency that runs the first CCA in California and the first clean energy CCA in the country. MEA, now called Marin Clean Energy, serves a customer base of over 100,000 accounts in Marin and the City of Richmond with a range of 50%-100% renewable energy. From 2009-January 2012, Shawn served as MEA’s founding Vice Chair, and she remains active in their efforts.
You can find out more about Shawn and LEAN at: http://www.leanenergyus.org/