Replacing Power Plants with Low-Income Residential Solar+Storage

October 10, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET

Virtual power plants – where lots of small distributed resources are bundled together to act like a big traditional power plant – are moving from demonstration projects to mainstream practice.

In this webinar, hosted by Clean Energy Group, East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) and Sunrun will share details of a new project in California that will deploy solar and battery storage systems in low-income single-family and multifamily homes to offset the need for reliance on fossil-fuel powered peaker plants. Under a 10-year contract, Sunrun will deliver 500 kilowatts of capacity and 2,000 kilowatt-hours of energy storage to EBCE customers in Oakland, California, while bringing the benefits of energy savings and reliable backup power to the area’s economically disadvantaged households.


  • JP Ross, Senior Director of Local Development, Electrification and Innovation, East Bay Community Energy
  • Michael Norbeck, Senior Manager, Grid Services, Sunrun Inc
  • Seth Mullendore, Vice President and Project Director, Clean Energy Group (moderator)

This webinar is presented by Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project. Learn more at