TSA Helps Execute ICFA’s Energy Retrofit Seminar

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The Independent Cities Finance Authority, a California Joint Power Authority bond issuer, held a successful half-day seminar at the Los Angeles Westin Bonaventure Hotel on March 20, 2014. The seminar focused on the nuts and bolts of Southern California Edison’s efforts to sell street lights to cities as well as power purchase agreements for solar power solutions.

Speakers included Ellen Volmert (City Manager of La Palma), Jason Caudle (Deputy City Manager of Lancaster), Frank Mann (Climatec Energy Solutions), John King (Southern California Edison), Darrel Pyle (City Manager of Hanford), Michael Chapin (Connor Energy), Scott Schumacher (Borrego Solar), Sophie Akins (Best Best & Krieger LLP), and Gary Barsley (Southern California Edison). A keynote address was given by Scott Murtishaw of the California Public Utility Commission.

aprilTSA Project Manager April Dávila supported ICFA Executive Director Debbie Smith in the effort to assemble the conference. It was the second conference Tripepi Smith has helped ICFA execute in the past two years.

“Once again, the team at Tripepi Smith was a tremendous asset,” said Smith. “From enlisting our panelists, to organizing PowerPoint presentations, to checking guests in at the door, their work facilitated every step along the way.”

“ICFA finances important projects,” said Dávila. “It was a pleasure to help bring such an interesting group together to discuss this latest trend in environmental retrofits and how cities are making them happen.”

Tripepi Smith specializes in marketing, technology and public affairs consulting services. The firm’s clients include private companies, joint powers authorities, non-profits and city governments across the State of California. Tripepi Smith builds client websites on the WordPress platform, resulting in websites clients can easily self-manage and avoiding proprietary lock-in that can drive up long term costs. Tripepi Smith website clients include: Secure Site SolutionsNational Demographics CorporationRowland WaterMathis GroupCalifornia City Management FoundationCalifornia Utility Executive Management AssociationOlympic Staffing ServicesBig Independent Cities Excess PoolIndependent Cities Finance Authority, and Michaelson, Connor and Boul.

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