John Hargrove is President and CEO of the Association of Energy Services Professionals.
At the recent AESP summer conference in Indianapolis, Jen Loomis of Research Into Action presented the case study of an effort to lay the foundation for an advanced energy community in a disadvantaged community in San Diego. In a follow up conversation, she explained the challenges and the goals.
The non-profit organization Ground-work San Diego-Chollas Creek received a $1.5 million grant from the California Energy Commission to make plans for transforming a disadvantaged community in Southern California into an advanced energy community. Groundwork San Diego spearheaded a multidisciplinary team, which included members from the University of California San Diego.