Mendocino County Board of Supervisors has now established the Clean Energy District (2013-1), and is in the process of “Validation,” meaning it is on track and moving forward in the steps needed to implement the PACE program by late spring or early summer.
The Clean Energy District (2013-1) now includes all unincorporated areas of Mendocino County. As part of the Validation process, the incorporated cities in Mendocino County are being given the chanceto “opt-in” to be included in the District, making their residents eligible to participate in the County’s PACE program.
The County will also work out details of their partnership with Ygrene, including how the assessments will be funded. Once Mendocino County completes the Validation process, Ygrene will have the green light to move forward in establishing the local office and staffing needed to make PACE happen.
Summer 2014 locals can expect to hear specific details from Ygrene about the location of the Mendocino County PACE office and the availability of PACE assessments. Local staff will be responsible for marketing and outreach. Contractors will be encouraged to participate in Contractor Trainings to learn how best to work with the PACE program.