A year ago, IRESN launched a project to identify state policies that would kick-start purposeful city/utility collaboration. Project advisors pointed out the crucial role counties could play. So, the project title changed to “local energy collaboration”. The Local Energy Collaboration Project illuminated ten target areas for collaboration, plus some preliminary policy ideas for consideration by states, energy utilities, counties and cities. A draft report is under review. For the executive summary, click here. For the full draft report, click here. For a webinar and slide deck covering the high points, click here and here.
Integrated Energy Policy. We plan to complete the report review process while reaching out to states. Our first state outreach step was to comment on the scope of California’s Integrated Energy Policy Report. To read more, click here.