Valley Clean Energy Hires New Program and Community Engagement Analyst
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DAVIS, Calif. (December 8, 2021) âValley Clean Energy Announces the Hiring of Sierra Huffman as New Program and Community Engagement Analyst. VCE is the local electricity supplier for the towns of Winters, Woodland and Davis as well as the unincorporated parts of Yolo County.
Huffman is responsible for developing and implementing programs, maintaining relationships with stakeholders, opening avenues for community engagement, and using analytical methodologies to educate and inform. With nearly two years of experience with community choice aggregators such as VCE, Huffman brought relevant skills to the team.
Prior to joining VCE, she created greenhouse gas reduction measures for the Humboldt County Climate Action Plan and established long-term planning goals for Repower + of the Redwood Coast Energy Authority. Much of his work has focused on energy prices and tariffs, adoption of electric vehicles, rooftop solar installations and gas appliance renovations.
She also did an internship at Silicon Valley Clean Energy before coming to Yolo County.
âAt VCE, I will focus on how we engage our customers and get the information out so that they are excited and want to participate in various programs,â Huffman said. âI’m going to help them learn more about VCE and better control their energy use. “
Huffman will also implement two VCE programs which are currently in development. The first is an electric vehicle rebate designed to improve the affordability of electric vehicles, with VCE’s rebate for income-eligible buyers complementing other existing rebate options, she explained.
The second program offers discounts for installing dual-fuel residential heat pumps for heating and cooling, Huffman said. Under ideal conditions, a heat pump can transfer 300% more energy than it consumes. In contrast, a high efficiency gas furnace is about 90% efficient.
âIf you replace old or faulty equipment, you will definitely have a cleaner home and high efficiency with updated electrical technology,â she added.
Huffman holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental biology from Humboldt State University and is a LEED Green Associate certified. Originally from Auburn, she plans to move to Davis in January.
When not promoting viable solutions to the challenges of climate change, Huffman enjoys hiking; she only needs to climb one more peak in California to reach her goal of reaching 12 statewide. Some of his favorites include Pyramid Peak in the Desolation Wilderness near Lake Tahoe and Clouds Rest in Yosemite.
About VCE: Valley Clean Energy is a public, not-for-profit organization formed to provide power generation service to customers in Woodland, Davis, Winters and unincorporated areas of Yolo County. Its mission is to source clean electricity at a competitive price while offering a choice of products, price stability, energy efficiency, reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and reinvestment in the communities that it serves. For more information on VCE, visit www.valleycleanenergy.org or dial 855-699-8232.