Lucid Hosts Free Webinar on May 30, 2012: How Power Purchase Agreements Enable Access to Renewable Energy and Meeting Carbon Neutrality Goals

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Sam Arons from Google and Chris O’Brien from American University to discuss how sustainability and facilities managers can optimize their green power purchasing strategy.

Lucid is the pioneer provider of real-time energy information systems for commercial buildings

Lucid, innovator and pioneer provider of real-time feedback technology for buildings, is offering a free webinar aimed at professionals responsible for managing energy generation, sustainability programs, and campus facilities. “Power Purchase Agreements - The Key to Renewable Energy” is a great opportunity to learn how to determine the suitability of any campus or large facility for a power purchase agreement.

Everyone wants renewable energy and to reduce carbon emissions, but historically a number of factors have kept organizations from building their own wind farms or solar fields. High up-front costs, technical expertise and long-term price volatility have kept companies, schools and governments from more readily adopting large-scale renewable energy.

All that is changing, with new market tools helping solve those problems and expand access to renewable energy. Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) are fast becoming the preferred method for securing renewable power while limiting up-front costs and risks.

Webinar details

During the webinar we will hear from two very different organizations that are both utilizing PPAs to maximize green power purchasing:
Sam Arons, energy program manager, Google Inc., who manages one of Google's two existing PPAs and helps coordinate new deals
Chris O’Brien, director of sustainability at American University, where they recently completed a large solar PPA project

Learn more about the benefits and challenges of power purchase agreements
■ Common structures of PPAs
■ Scoping a project - when does it make sense
■ Selecting a PPA partner - what’s important
■ Common PPA pitfalls

When: Tuesday, May 30, 2012, 9:00–10:00 a.m. PDT
Register online here

About Lucid
Founded in 2004, Lucid is a privately held cleantech software company and a pioneer in providing real-time information feedback to teach, inspire behavior change, and save energy and water resources in buildings. Over the past eight years, Lucid's team has made resource use visible, accessible, and engaging so that building occupants have the data visualization and communication tools to manage and reduce their consumption. Today, hundreds of thousands of people live and work in schools, companies, and organizations enhanced by Lucid's award-winning Building Dashboard® technology. Visit, or follow Lucid on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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