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. 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. In 2013 the County Board unanimously adopted the Community Energy Plan as an element of the county's Comprehensive Plan.
The County hosted a CEP Interactive Update Forum on November 5. Approximately 80 people provided feedback during an instant polling session and during a facilitated tabletop discussion. Staff are incorporating this feedback into the draft CEP update. The County will conduct a follow-up CEP Forum in early 2019 to solicit feedback on the updated CEP. Stay tuned to this webpage for additional details.
Do you have questions about the Community Energy Plan or suggestions how it could be improved? Send your thoughts to energy @arlingtonva.us. The latest list of comments with staff replies can be found here and will be updated periodically.
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.