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Vallerie Gonzalez-Byrum

Vallerie Gonzalez-Byrum

Vallerie Gonzalez-Byrum, Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing (SOMAH) Program Manager in the Distributed Energy Resources Division at the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE). The SOMAH Program is the largest investment of its kind in the nation, funded by up to $100 million annually for 10 years by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). Vallerie helps lead program marketing, education, and outreach to ensure the program meets its statutory goal to install 300 MW of solar on multifamily affordable housing. With a focus on equity and environmental justice, Vallerie is committed to ensuring the SOMAH Program delivers benefits to those most in need. SOMAH’s goal is to assure equal access to solar and help reduce energy bills primarily for tenants. Vallerie holds a Master of International Environmental Policy from the University of California, San Diego and a B.A. in internal business and economics from the Richmond, the American University in London, England. Before SOMAH, Vallerie was an Equity Specialist focusing on equity transportation program outreach throughout California.


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