NR-14 Renewable Energy Generation Potential

The City shall conduct a city-wide study to estimate the total potential for renewable energy generation on City facilities and the estimated costs and benefits of developing that potential.  Based on findings from the study, the City shall develop a plan to develop cost effective renewable energy projects.

Responsible Department(s):
Maintenance Services, Public Works – Utilities and Environmental Services
Supporting Department(s)/Partner(s):
City Manager, Development Services
Program Type(s):
Planning Studies and Reports (PSR)
Implements These Policy(ies):
Funding Source(s):
General Fund, Grants

Program Status:
Not Started
In Progress

In 2018, the City listed potential renewable energy projects sufficient to achieve the City’s goal of reaching zero net energy across all facilities by 2025. The Sustainable Committee directed staff to prioritize solar on City Hall, city parking structures, various reservoirs and pump stations, and the airport. Staff is currently investigating possible projects in coming years.  For more information, please contact the Environmental Services Division at 510-583-4700