LA Chapter Meeting of the California Solar & Storage Association

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34 Bunsen

Irvine, CA 92618

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Latest on rates and the legislature, LA City online permitting, and testing and standards of solar & storage!

Please join us for a meeting of the LA Chapter of the California Solar & Storage Association on Thursday, May 2nd from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at CSA Group in Irvine.

Refreshments and Food will be provided.

In addition to time for networking with others in the industry, our program will feature the following:

- Latest on rates and the legislature: What is happening with rates in Southern California? What are the bills that impact the solar and storage industry this year? Come hear from CALSSA executive director, Bernadette Del Chiaro, and senior advisor for regulatory affairs, Scott Murtishaw, on both matters.

- New development for LA City Permitting: Did you know that the city of LA is now piloting an online plan check system for solar and energy storage in one and two family dwellings? Come hear the details from Osama Younan, executive officer at the LA Department of Building and Safety.

- Standards and Testing: CSA Group will share their latest on the standards and testing of solar and storage products.


The meeting is free and open to all active California Solar & Storage Association members. If you are interested in learning more about membership or attending but you are not a member, please first contact California Solar & Storage Association Membership Director Carter Lavin at carter@calssa.org or 610-772-6591.


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Bernadette Del Chiaro. Ms. Del Chiaro came to the California Solar & Storage Association in July 2013 with over a decade of policy and advocacy experience on renewable energy issues in California. As the Director of Clean Energy and Global Warming Programs at Environment California, Ms. Del Chiaro was a leading voice within several major clean energy policy initiatives including the Million Solar Roofs Initiative (SB 1) and the resulting California Solar Initiative, the Solar Water Heating Initiative (AB 1470), and the renewable portfolio standards established at the state and local levels. She's authored several clean energy reports and has been quoted widely in the media including MSNBC, NPR, BBC, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and dozens of local and trade outlets. Del Chiaro, a California native, graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1995 and is a 1998 graduate of Green Corps. She lives in Sacramento with her husband, Steve, and two young children, Oliver and Willa.

Scott Murtishaw. Scott works on rate design, net energy metering, distribution planning, and the use of distributed resources to provide grid services. Previously, he served as an energy advisor to President Peevey and President Picker at the CPUC, playing a key role in shaping the CPUC’s rate design, distributed generation, net energy metering, and climate policies. Prior to joining the CPUC, Scott was a researcher at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory where he authored reports on a wide range of energy efficiency and climate policy topics.

Osama Younan. Osama Younan is an Executive Officer in the City of Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS). He developed the Department’s Green Building Division to implement the Los Angeles Green Building Code. Osama Younan is a licensed Mechanical Engineer with the State of California and a LEED Accredited Professional with the U.S. Green Building Council. Osama Younan serves as the Chair of the Green Building Committee for the Los Angeles Basin Chapter which represents eighty-nine jurisdictions in Southern California, he serves on the Green Building Code Advisory Committee for the California Building Standards Commission that provides recommendations regarding the development of the CALGreen Code, and he serves on the ASHREA Standard 189.1 Committee “Standard for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings”.

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