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. The 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 a 75% lower carbon footprint by 2050.
County staff are currently leading a five-year review and update to the Community Energy Plan. The E2C2 Energy Committee is also providing a technical review of the plan and providing feedback.
The County hosted a CEP Interactive Update Forum 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 latest list of comments with staff replies can be found here and will be updated periodically. Stay tuned to this webpage for additional details.
Draft Documents Now Available
The draft CEP update can be found here. An executive summary of the proposed changes since the original 2013 CEP can be found here. You can provide your thoughts on how to improve the draft CEP update in several ways:
- At the Community Energy Plan Open House:
- Date: June 4, 2019
- Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 pm
- Location: Wakefield High School Cafeteria (1325 S Dinwiddie St, Arlington, VA 22206)
- At the Community Energy Plan Virtual Forum Online:
- Date: June 12, 2019
- Time: Noon – 1:00 pm
- Link will be added to this site soon
- Or send your thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Here is a summary of successes to date and initiatives to help the community reach its energy goals.