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SPURR requests proposals for LED Installation and Energy Conservation Services

SPURR, a jt powers authority of 200+ CA public school dists, comm college dists, and county offices of ed, requests proposals for LED Installation and Energy Conservation Services. Winning vendor offer(s) will be made available to public agencies and non-profit entities statewide in CA. Questions due 10/28/2019. Proposals due 11/15/2019. Contact [email protected] and [email protected].

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SPURR Announcement: School Project for Utility Rate Reduction

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RFP Announcement

SPURR, a joint powers authority (JPA) of over 240 CA public school districts, community college districts, and county offices of education, requests proposals for telecom and networking goods and service to be made available to JPA members and non-member entities, including public education agencies, municipal agencies, and non-profit educational entities, in the following categories.

· Voice over IP (VoIP) Services

Vendor questions are due Dec 14, 2018. Proposals due Jan 11, 2019. For more info, contact [email protected].

SPURR announcement re Electricity Customer Choice

Press Release from Senator Hertzberg’s office

Governor Jerry Brown recently signed SB 237 (Hertzberg), raising the cap on electricity consumer choice, called “Direct Acces” or “DA,” for nonresidential customers in California.

The bill allows schools and colleges, as well as private businesses, to make cost-effective energy decisions while also meeting the state’s renewable energy and greenhouse goals. The bill applies in the services territories of PG&E, Southern California Edison, and SDG&E.

Although California has DA service already, it has been capped since 2011 at about 25,000 GWh per year, equal to around 12% of statewide usage. Since the current DA market was opened, requests for DA service outpace availability and any openings have been filled in a matter of seconds. SB 237 raises the cap on new DA transactions by 4,000 GWh per year.

SPURR was an instrumental member of the coalition, along with the UC and CSU systems, that pushed for passage of SB 237. We are proud of our work on this matter and honored that Senator Hertzberg’s office quoted SPURR in their bill passage press release, linked below.

The DA cap will be raised not later than July 2019. Prior to that time, SPURR plans to conduct a multi-supplier competition to get the most value for our participating schools, colleges, and other agencies.

Press Release from Senator Hertzberg’s office re SB 237:

SPURR announcement re Fresno Unified School District solar

Fresno Unified School District recently held a press event to celebrate a solar canopy installation at McLane High School. The installation is part of a larger, 82. MW, solar project procured through SPURR’s Renewable Energy Aggregated Procurement (REAP) Program.

REAP Program pricing and terms are available for use by any public agency in the state as a “piggyback” procurement. For more information on the Fresno USD event, please see or

SPURR announcement re natural gas storage case

SPURR Managing Director Michael Rochman will testify before the California Public Utilities Commission on the topic of natural gas storage in the service territory of Pacific Gas & Electric Company. The hearing will be held on Tuesday, October 9 at (;30 AM and will be Webcast at