California League of Food Processors 1 Editor Lisa Jager Contributing Writers Trudi Hughes John Larrea Mary McDonald Kathy Nagel and Andrew Campbell Siva Sethuraman California Food Producer is published semi-annually by: California League of Food Producers 2485 Natomas Park Drive, Suite 550 Sacramento, CA 95833 Phone: 916-640-8150 Fax: 916-640-8156 Email: To advertise, subscribe (free of charge) or suggest editorial content, contact Lisa Jager at California Food Producer is the only publication of its kind dedicated to California’s food processing industry. Other CLFP publications include Food Flash and CLFP Insider, which can be viewed online at The California League of Food Producers is an association representing the interests of both large and small food processors throughout California and works to help ensure a favorable and profitable business environment for its members and the food processing industry. Contents ©2018. All rights reserved. No part of this magazine may be reprinted in whole or part without written permission of the publisher. IN EVERY ISSUE FEATURES 4 Merging Research and Industry - Project Engage is Increasing Efficiency through Optimized Energy Management California ISO Manages Grid While Integrating Renewables 8 12 Cost-Effective Energy Policy Opportunities Are Everywhere (If You Know Where to Look) Grow, Learn, Connect at Food Processing Expo 2019 16 20 The California Energy Commission Programs for Food Processors Center for Land-Based Learning Fostering the Next Generation of Farmers 22 24 California Processors Encouraged to Utilize UC Davis Pilot Plant EDITION 2, 2018 PRODUCER CALI FORN IA 2 CLFP Board of Directors Legislative Update 26 28 Regulatory Report New Members 30 32 Recollecting