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Role of CCAs in the Energy Transition

  • USF's Downtown Campus, Room 154 101 Howard Street San Francisco, CA, 94105 United States (map)


MS in Energy Systems Management (ESM) is co-hosting a ESM Speaker Series with Young Professionals in Energy (YPE) and Clean Energy Leadership Institute (CELI) at USF's downtown campus with expert CCA panelists Rachel Bird and Justin Pine. The moderator will be a student at USF getting her MS in Energy Systems Management. The reception is at 5:30 pm and the program begins promptly at 6 pm.

Rachel Bird is Borrego Solar's Director of Policy and Business Development for the West. Based in Oakland, Rachel advocates for policies that create new opportunities for renewable energy deployment. Prior to joining Borrego, Rachel ran a nonprofit focused on advancing California's renewable energy leadership and worked on political campaigns. Rachel has a B.A. in Public Policy from Duke University.

Justin Pine is working at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) as a utility analyst on the CleanPowerSF team. CleanPowerSF, San Francisco's renewable energy program operated through the SFPUC, serves over 360,000 customers under the CCA model. While duties vary day to day, Justin primarily focuses on rate analysis and program design as well as manages the program's key commercial accounts. Prior to CleanPowerSF, Justin spent 4 years implementing energy efficiency programs for PG&E and Arizona Public Service (APS) as well as organized for one of Solar Mosaic's (Mosaic) first crowd-sourced solar installations in Flagstaff, Arizona. Justin received a master's degree from the University of San Francisco's Energy Systems Management program and a bachelor's degree in environmental sciences from Northern Arizona University.

For more information, contact Hayley Sloan at

Earlier Event: October 10
Energy Center Game Night II