Green is the New Orange
Renewable Energy Initiatives underway by the County of Orange
James Campbell is responsible for several land entitlement and development projects, as well as the creation and implementation of renewable energy initiatives for the County of Orange. This includes the development and implementation of the County's AB811 program, which will allow residential and commercial property owners to finance solar and energy efficiency improvements through their property tax assessments (PACE). The County has selected a team headed by PFM to serve as the program administrator. James and his team are also responsible for the development and implementation of a comprehensive energy master plan to serve the County of Orange. The County has selected Navigant Consulting to assist with the plan and its initiatives. Additionally, James and his team negotiated a 4MW solar power purchase agreement with PsomasFMG to provide power to County facilities at a reduced rate over the next 20 years. Additional duties include the development of the County's 200 acres at the former Marine Corp Air Station El Toro in Irvine, CA, as well as, the entitlement and development of a 4,000 unit master planned community on the 1,658 acre "Greenspot" property. Both of these developments include potential renewable energy projects. James has been with the County since 1994, working previously for 3 members of the Orange County Board of Supervisors before joining the County in his current capacity.