July 2, 2020 – Confused about the best way to meet your electrical needs when a power shut-off interrupts your life or business?  Please join Nevada County Climate Action Now and YubaNet for a Town Hall Webinar on Thursday, July 9th from noon to 2:00 pm to hear from experts who know about generators, battery units, solar systems and community resources.

First and foremost, we depend on electricity to cover the essentials – medical equipment, telephone communication, and refrigeration. These needs might be met with fairly simple devices. But if you do not have city water and sewer, the options quickly become more complicated.  Cost, ease of operation, pollution and fire-safe practices are important considerations in choosing a backup power strategy.

To help us navigate possibilities, our speakers will offer information ranging from where you can go for information, services and equipment, or to embark on installing a small or large system for your home or business.

Ana Acton, FREED will share solutions and services for people with disabilities and older adults who rely on power for medical or independent living needs.

Lars Ortegren, California Solar Electric will offer tips on assessing your electricity needs and installing cost effective systems including fossil fuel generators and grid-tied solar with battery backup.

Heather Heckler, Connecting Point-211 will advise us on keeping informed and connecting to social support services, communication support, or staying cool or warm in a safe environment in the dynamic environment of a power shut off coupled with the pandemic.

Tracy Huston, Box Power will discuss ways to evaluate cost, reliability, and feasibility of solar plus battery back-up systems based on your specific power use patterns, with energy management tips that can reduce system size and cost.

Jenn Tamo, Nevada County OES, will describe county resources and their collaboration with our local non-profits and agencies to make #ReadyNevadaCounty a reality.

Now more than ever, preparation in advance of a power shut off is crucial.  This town hall will get you thinking and choosing wisely for your individual situation.

Send your questions ahead of time to townhall@yubanet.com and register to participate in the webinar here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_X3mmN8VgSdiMR2lM25BYrw

The webinar will be livestreamed on YubaNet.com