Paul Fenn of Local Power Inc. (LPI) is a San Francisco-based expert advocate of major new local government-based energy laws and regulations at the state level in several major U.S. energy markets, including California, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Ohio. In business since 1995, Local Power has put together, and is in charge of, some of the world’s largest green power relocalization development projects, including the City and County of San Francisco. Analyzing detailed utility demand data and other government infrastructure and land use data, LPI has accumulated the modeling and analysis capacity to crack the code on green power, enabling a dramatic, accelerated, scaled county-wide switchover to a whole new kind of power.
In 2010, LPI formed the official Political Action Committee in California to oppose and ultimately defeat Proposition 16, drafted and promoted at $46 million by Northern California Energy Corporation Pacific Gas & Electric (PGE Corp) primarily to stop LPI’s Community Choice movement from spreading beyond Marin Countyand San Francisco. Today, over a million Americans receive power under the CCA laws that LPI has written and helped bring to fruition.