Commercial Energy

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Commercial Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy – Supply, Distribution, and Buildings

Chapter Outline:

  • Decarbonizing the power sector by ramping up renewables and moving away from fossil fuel
    • Large scale renewables
    • Distributed renewables (e.g., rooftop and community solar)
    • Siting, community benefits, and ownership
  • Clean heating, cooling and building electrification 
  • Battery technology and storage
  • Public power (public ownership and control of local/regional generation/distribution systems) – community solar, microgrids

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Goal -  A broad, aspirational statement of what we want to achieve specific to Commercial Energy

Commercial Energy Goal - Draft Goal Developed

The Draft Goal has been developed, but we are still accepting feedback. Please email sustainability@erie.gov to provide feedback!


Strategies and Action Items - Identify approaches that we take to achieve the goal

Commercial Energy Strategies - Draft Strategies Developed:

Strategy 1 - Building Performance & Efficiency Education

Strategy 2 - Decarbonized Power Sector

Strategy 3 - Energy Code

Strategy 4 - Energy Storage & Demand Management

These Draft Strategies have been developed, but we are still accepting feedback. Please email sustainability@erie.gov to provide feedback!


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