Community Energy Plan (CEP)
Arlington’s award-winning Community Energy Plan (CEP) is a long-term vision for transforming how we generate, use, and distribute energy in the County.
Arlington is currently leading a five-year review and update to the CEP.
NEW Draft CEP Documents:
The original Community Energy Plan was unanimously adopted by the board in 2013 as an element of the county's Comprehensive Plan. Residents and businesses can expect a variety of benefits as we work to realize this long-term plan:
- Reducing energy costs that will save residents and businesses money,
- Generating energy locally with the use of renewables and other technologies,
- And reaching our goal of reducing our greenhouse gas emissions by at least 75% by 2050.
How can you learn more about the CEP update and provide input?
The Energy Committee of Arlington’s Energy and Environment Conservation Commission is providing a technical review of the plan and providing feedback.
The County hosted a CEP Interactive Update on the 2013 CEP on November 5, 2018. Approximately 80 people provided feedback during an instant polling session and during a facilitated tabletop discussion. Staff incorporated this and other feedback into the draft CEP update. The list of comments with staff replies can be found here.
After the draft 2019 CEP was released to the public on May 24, 2019, staff received numerous comments on the draft. The latest list of comments on the May 24 draft 2019 CEP with staff replies can be found here.
Other CEP Civic Engagement Meetings Include:
E2C2 Energy Committee meetings (multiple)
Long Range Planning Committee
Community Energy Plan Interactive Forum (George Mason University)
CEP Community Open House (Key Elementary School)
CEP Virtual Forum
Environment & Energy Conservation Commission
County Board Work Session
Citizens Advisory Commission on Housing
Transportation Commission (2x)
Planning Commission (2x)
Economic Development Commission
Chamber of Commerce Sustainability Committee
Emergency Preparedness Advisory Commission
Fiscal Affairs Advisory Commission
Parks and Recreation Commission
Urban Forestry Commission
Chamber Government Affairs & Economic Development Committee
Community Energy Plan Implementation
Arlington's energy team is working with various partners to implement the county's Community Energy Plan to save residents and businesses energy.