Center for Community Energy

Accelerating sustainable local energy production and storage through education, research, advocacy, technical advice and consulting.


CCE’s Goal and Mission

CCE’s ultimate goal is decarbonization.

To substantively contribute to achieving this critically important goal, CCE’s mission focuses on accelerating sustainable local energy production and storage.  

CCE’s Programs

To pursue it mission, CCE addresses and promotes the interests of private citizens, small businesses, and non-profits.

In 2021, CCE programs are focusing on vehicle-to-grid solutions, the possibilities and challenges of green hydrogen, and electrification of vehicles and buildings.

Key CCE Team Members:

Jose Torre-Bueno – President, Board Member, Executive Director
Susan Wayo – Board Member & Secretary
David Dufek, Esq.– Vice Chair, Board Member
Lane Sharman – Board Member
Avery Kintner – Board Member
Jay Klopfenstein – Board Member
Eve Simmons – Board Member
Susi Torre-Bueno – Symposium Coordinator and Event Organizer

CCE Associates:
Michael Casinelli – CCE Engineering and Communications Associate
Christine Partington – CCE Marketing and Communications Associate
Arrianna Towner – CCE Marketing and Communications Associate

CCE Intern Alums:
Andrea Salas – 2020 Intern
Aurora Seamanduras – 2020 Intern

Special thanks to California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) and the members of the Senior Experience Team who contributed marketing, finance, and management recommendations to help the launch of CCE and the preparation of our 2020 Symposium.

The Center for Community Energy is a California corporation recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)3 non-profit.