State and Local Policy Database

Renewable Energy Efforts

Cities and utilities also have the opportunity to increase their clean energy production through solar and wind sources. Utilities can invest in their own renewable energy production and provide incentives to encourage customers to install distributed solar or wind systems. Cities can address their own consumption by participating in utility renewable energy programs, typically through a surcharge or some other payment that reflects the consumption of the alternative clean energy. Cities can also use their participation in a program to encourage their local utility to increase utility-scale or distributed renewable energy generation.

This sub-category includes information on two topics: renewable energy incentives offered by electric utilities for the installation of distributed renewable generation systems; and efforts of the local government to decarbonize the electric grid. For munis, this second metric measures the percentage of total utility generation from renewable sources; for IOUs, the metric measures city actions to encourage more renewable generation from their IOU.

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal 

In 2020, FirstEnergy, the parent company of Ohio Edison, set a goal to become carbon neutral by 2050, with an interim goal of lowering greenhouse gas emission by 30% from 2019 levels by 2030. To achieve this goal, FirstEnergy will need to reduce emissions by 2.93% annually from 2019 levels. 

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid 

At this time, we cannot confirm whether or not the city of Akron participates in activities or strategies to help spur or encourage more utility-scale or distributed renewable energy generation from its local electric utility, such as testifying in public utility commission proceedings related to renewable energy, creating a formal partnership with the electric utility on renewable generation, or participating in utility planning efforts to increase renewable generation. 

Last Updated: July 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal  

In 2021, PNM set a goal to acheive net zero emissions by 2040. To achieve this goal, PNM will need to reduce emissions by 4.8% annually from 2017 levels.

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid 

The city of Albuquerque supports legislation and regulatory efforts to allow for more renewable energy in the state, such as community solar, renewable portfolio standard legislation, and the transition to decarbonized energy generation. The City assigned a full-time staff attorney and an economist to provide expert testimony on behalf of the city in Public Regulation Commission (PRC) proceedings.  The City recently intervened in PNM’s application for approval for Solar Direct, PNM’s application for approval of a new coal-fired power plant, as well as other cases. The City is currently preparing positions for additional upcoming PRC cases including: 1) PNM’s Transportation Electrification; (2) Four Corners Abandonment Case; (3) Avangrid PNM Acquisition; and (4) Interconnection Manual Rulemaking. 

Through PRC proceedings, the City regularly provides feedback on utility planning efforts. One most recent example includes the City's involvement with urging changes to PNM’s Application for Approval of its 2020 Renewable Energy Plan. City submitted comments urging the PRC’s application of the Energy Transition Act to PNM’s 2020 renewable energy plan (filed in 2019), in part, to effectuate the Act’s provisions for both the utilities’ renewable energy portfolios, as well as their voluntary solar programs.  

Through the City's recent climate action planning efforts, PNM has worked with the City's Climate Action Task Force members to present and participate in conversations regarding renewable energy and energy efficiency with the goal of developing new policy goals in both of those topics for the 2021 Climate Action Plan

Last Updated: August 2021  

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal  

In 2020, PPL Corporation, the parent company of PPL Electric Utilities, set a company-wide carbon emissions reduction target of 80% from 2010 levels by 2050, with an interim goal of 70% by 2040. To achieve this goal, PPL Corporation will need to reduce emissions by 1.7% annually from 2019 levels. 

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid 

At this time, we cannot confirm whether or not the city of Allentown participates in activities or strategies to help spur or encourage more utility-scale or distributed renewable energy generation from its local electric utility, such as testifying in public utility commission proceedings related to renewable energy, creating a formal partnership with the electric utility on renewable generation, or participating in utility planning efforts to increase renewable generation. 

Last Updated: July 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal

In May 2020, Southern Company set a goal to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 compared to 2007 levels, and set an intermediate goal of a 50% reduction of GHG emission from 2007 levels by 2030. To achieve this intermediate goal, Southern Company will need to reduce emissions by 2.7% annually from 2019 levels. 

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid

The City of Atlanta intervened in a formal Georgia Power rate case to advocate for more energy efficiency investment and met with PSC members to promote more clean energy models and options for the state. The City of Atlanta’s Chief Resilience Officer—in lieu of testifying during the 2019 Integrated Resource Planning hearings—sent a letter to the Public Service Commission supporting the increase in the amount of utility-scale solar included in Georgia Power's Integrated Resource Plan. The City of Atlanta's Clean Energy Plan to transition both municipal operations and the entire city to clean energy by 2035 requires utility action. The City worked collaboratively with Georgia Power to finalize the plan.

The City participants in a demand-side management working group hosted by the Public Service Commission for Georgia Power programs, which gives the city the opportunity to comment on and inform the direction of these programs.

Last Updated: August 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal 

In May 2020, Southern Company set a goal to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 compared to 2007 levels, and set an intermediate goal of a 50% reduction of GHG emission from 2007 levels by 2030. To achieve this intermediate goal, Southern Company will need to reduce emissions by 2.7% annually from 2019 levels. 

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid 

At this time, we cannot confirm whether or not the city of Augusta participates in activities or strategies to help spur or encourage more utility-scale or distributed renewable energy generation from its local electric utility, such as testifying in public utility commission proceedings related to renewable energy, creating a formal partnership with the electric utility on renewable generation, or participating in utility planning efforts to increase renewable generation. 

Last Updated: August 2021  

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal  

In December 2018, Xcel Energy set a goal to provide customers with 100% carbon-free electricity by 2050. They also include an interim goal of reducing carbon emissions 80% by 2030 compared to 2005 levels. To achieve this goal, Xcel Energy will need to reduce emissions by 6.1% annually from 2019 levels in the state of Colorado. 

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid 

At this time, we cannot confirm whether or not the city of Aurora participates in activities or strategies to help spur or encourage more utility-scale or distributed renewable energy generation from its local electric utility, such as testifying in public utility commission proceedings related to renewable energy, creating a formal partnership with the electric utility on renewable generation, or participating in utility planning efforts to increase renewable generation. 

Last Updated: July 2021  

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal

In 2019, Austin Energy set a goal to 2030 to achieve 100% carbon free electricity generation by 2035. To achieve this goal, Austin Energy will need to reduce emissions by 6.7% annually from 2020 levels. 

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid

In 2020, Austin Energy emitted 19 metric tons of CO2 per capita in scope 1 and 2 emissions. 

Last Updated: August 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal

In 2018, the State of California set an ambitious goal of relying on entirely zero-emission energy sources for its electricity by 2045. To achieve this goal, PG&E will need to reduce emissions by 3.7% annually from 2018 levels.

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid

At this time, we cannot confirm if city of Bakersfield participates in activities or strategies to help spur or encourage more utility-scale or distributed renewable energy generation from its local electric utility, such as testifying in public utility commission proceedings related to renewable energy, creating a formal partnership with the electric utility on renewable generation, or participating in utility planning efforts to increase renewable generation.

Last Updated: July 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal  

In 2018, Exelon, the parent company of BG&E, announced a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its internal operations by 15% by 2022 from a 2015 baseline. To achieve this goal, Exelon will need to reduce emissions by 4.2% annually from 2018 levels. 

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid 

In 2020 the Baltimore City Council passed Council Bill 20-0197R, a Council Resolution Concerning Support of Senate Bill 315/House Bill 561 on Community Choice Energy. The bill died in committee during the 2020 legislative session, and if passed would have authorized a county, municipality, or group of jurisdictions to form or join a community choice aggregator.  

The City of Baltimore supported efforts by advocates and submitted testimony to support increasing the state of Maryland's Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS). After two years of efforts, the state approved an increased RPS to 50% of the total grid by 2030 and requires the state to examine pathways for achieving 100% clean power by 2040. 

Last Updated: July 2021  

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal  

In 2019, Entergy committed to reducing its carbon intensity by 50% by 2030 from 2000 levels. To achieve this goal, Entergy will need to reduce emissions by 4.3% annually from 2018 levels. 

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid 

At this time, we cannot confirm whether or not the city of Baton Rouge participates in activities or strategies to help spur or encourage more utility-scale or distributed renewable energy generation from its local electric utility, such as testifying in public utility commission proceedings related to renewable energy, creating a formal partnership with the electric utility on renewable generation, or participating in utility planning efforts to increase renewable generation. 

Last Updated: July 2021  

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal  

In May 2020, Southern Company set a goal to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 compared to 2007 levels, and set an intermediate goal of a 50% reduction of GHG emission from 2007 levels by 2030. To achieve this intermediate goal, Southern Company will need to reduce emissions by 2.7% annually from 2019 levels. 

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid 

At this time, we cannot confirm whether or not the city of Birmingham participates in activities or strategies to help spur or encourage more utility-scale or distributed renewable energy generation from its local electric utility, such as testifying in public utility commission proceedings related to renewable energy, creating a formal partnership with the electric utility on renewable generation, or participating in utility planning efforts to increase renewable generation. 

Last Updated: August 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal  

In May 2020, Idaho Power revised their carbon emission goal to achieve 35% reduction in carbon intensity by 2025 from 2005 baseline. The utility is committed to providing 100% clean energy by 2045. Idaho Power has already achieved their interim goal of 35% reduction in emissions from 2005 baseline levels. To achieve 100% clean energy by 2045, Idaho power will need to reduce emissions by 3.9% annually from 2019 levels.

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid 

The City of Boise participates with the Idaho Power Integrated Resource Planning Process as a member of the IRP Advisory Committee to encourage IRP support and implementation for energy future goals. The City has also participated in relevant cases with the Idaho Public Utilities Commission related to net metering for on-site solar installations. Boise’s Energy Future Plan also calls on the utility to ramp up renewable energy resources. Idaho Power was a stakeholder and contributor to Boise’s Energy Future  community’s clean energy transition plan. Concurrent to the city’s energy plan development, Idaho Power announced a corporate goal of 100% clean by 2045. 

Last Updated: August 2021  

Utilities Climate Mitigation Goal

In 2019, Eversource Energy set a company-wide goal to reach carbon neutrality by 2030. To achieve this goal, Eversource Energy will need to reduce emissions by 9.09% annually from 2019 levels.

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid

Through Boston’s Municipal Aggregation, the city aims to spur the development of more local solar generating facilities and community share solar under the Massachusetts Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) program. The first municipal aggregation contract lasts from February through November 2020, and the city is currently working on the Request for Quote (RFQ) process for the 2nd contract. The city is offering three products to ratepayers in Boston including one 100% MA Class I Renewable Energy Certificate option.

The City has also submitted comments in Public Utility Commission proceedings and Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources rulemakings related to renewable energy on several occasions, including on the Massachusetts Clean Peak Standard, SMART program, and the Single Parcel Rule. In addition, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center is partnering with the City of Boston to install a solar and energy storage system at the Boston Fire Department training facility on Moon Island.

Last Updated: July 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal

In 2020, Avangrid, the parent company of United Illuminating, set a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 35% by 2025 compared to 2015 levels (scope 1 emissions), and achieve carbon neutrality by 2035. To achieve 100% emissions reduction by 2035, Avangrid will need to reduce emissions by 5.9% annually from 2018 levels. 

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid

In 2018, the City of Bridgeport partnered with United Illuminating to install an 8,550-panel solar array on the City’s capped landfill, which produces enough energy to supply 400 homes per year. To the best of our knowledge, the City of Bridgeport does not have a formal partnership with United Illuminating to promote renewable generation nor has actively advocated to the public utility commission on renewable energy issues.

Last Updated: July 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal  

In 2020, National Grid set a target to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, along with interim targets of 80% by 2030 and 90% by 2040 from a 1990 baseline. To achieve the goal of 80% by 2030, National Grid will need to reduce emissions by 2.6% annually from 2019 levels from US operations.

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid 

In 2017, the City of Buffalo registered comments with the New York Public Service Commission (PSC) requesting that the utility spur distributed and renewable generation. The comments were submitted on August 8, 2017, during the most recent National Grid New York PSC rate case (Case # 17-E-0238). The City encouraged the PSC to evaluate how the tariff can support and encourage local, distributed generation, such as minimizing interconnection barriers, high costs for standby power, and rate penalties as generators reduce their energy demand. 

Last Updated: August 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal  

Lee County Electric Coop does not have a greenhouse gas reduction goal at this time. 

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid 

We were unable to determine the carbon emissions per capita from Lee County Electric Coop in 2019. 

Last Updated: July 2021  

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal  

In February 2020, Dominion Energy set a goal to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. To achieve this goal, Dominion will need to reduce emissions by 3.23% annually from 2019 levels. 

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid 

At this time, we cannot confirm whether or not the city of Charleston participates in activities or strategies to help spur or encourage more utility-scale or distributed renewable energy generation from its local electric utility, such as testifying in public utility commission proceedings related to renewable energy, creating a formal partnership with the electric utility on renewable generation, or participating in utility planning efforts to increase renewable generation. 

Last Updated: July 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal

In September 2019, Duke Energy set a goal to reduce carbon emissions by at least 50% by 2030 from 2005 levels, with a goal to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. To achieve a 50% reduction by 2030, Duke Energy will need to reduce emissions by 2.5% annually from 2019 levels.

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid

On January 16, 2019, the City of Charlotte and Duke Energy Carolinas signed a ""Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Charlotte and Duke Energy Carolinas to Establish a Low Carbon, Smart City Collaboration,"" a non-binding agreement of cooperation and collaboration. The Memorandum outlines various overarching values, goals, and shared principles to foster a low carbon, smart city collaboration and provides a strategy for cooperation and achievement of a shared vision through broad collaboration, focusing on innovation, low carbon energy, economic development opportunities, customer choice programs and technology. 

In addition, the City of Charlotte has been involved in Public Utility Commission proceedings regarding renewable energy developments. The Charlotte City Council passed the City's participation in Duke Energy's Green Source Advantage program, which will provide utility-scale, 35 MW solar energy system to help the city get 25% closer to its zero carbon buildings by 2030 goal. Based on the success of Charlotte's Green Source Advantage project, the City is partnering with Duke Energy to educate other North Carolina municipalities on how to replicate Charlotte's process to pursue their own utility-scale renewable energy efforts.

The City is also preparing comments on Duke Energy's 2020 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) and plans to participate in stakeholder meetings leading up to the September 2020 IRP filing. The City is particularly interested in expanding utility-scale renewable generation due to limited opportunities to source zero-carbon energy in the state. 

Last Updated: July 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal

In 2018, Exelon, the parent company of ComEd, announced a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its internal operations by 15% by 2022 from a 2015 baseline. To achieve this goal, Exelon will need to reduce emissions by 4.2% annually from 2018 levels.

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid

Under Mayor Lor Lightfoot’s leadership, the City is working to move forward equitable, affordable, and resilient clean energy for the city through its choice and negotiations with its electricity delivery franchise authority. The City anticipates moving to the next stage of its franchising process in late 2021. That stage of the process will include an energy and equity agreement that establishes environmental and consumer objectives for the city, which includes climate and energy clean targets.

In February 2021, the City of Chicago submitted public comments in support for amending the Illinois Commerce Commission’s interconnection rules to support community solar project and distributed generation and energy storage systems. The city requested that the Commission center decisions around cost-mitigation for Black, Latinx, and low-income communities, transparency in grid planning, and flexibility for the future.

In 2019, Mayor Lori Lightfoot endorsed the proposed Illinois Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA), which would continue to strengthen renewable energy goals statewide, calling on the governor and state legislature to pass this bill. As of June 2021, CEJA was still in the legislative process.

Chicago has been a key partner in ComEd's Community of the Future program, targeting the Bronzeville area of Chicago. The project includes a microgrid, and several pilots and programs to create a smarter and more connected community. As part of the microgrid, the City, the Chicago Housing Authority, and ComEd partnered to add 700 kW of solar panels on a public housing facility called Dearborn Homes.

Last Updated: July 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal

In 2021, SDG&E announced its intention to produce power with zero carbon emissions by the year 2045. The year corresponds to California's target goal to get 100% of its electricity from carbon zero sources. To achieve this goal, SDG&E will need to reduce emissions by 3.85% annually from 2019 levels.

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid

The City's Climate Action Plan (CAP) set a goal of 100% renewable energy by 2035. To meet this goal, the City partnered with other jurisdictions—including San Diego, Encinitas, La Mesa, and Imperial Beach– to form San Diego Community Power (SDCP), a Community Choice Aggregator. As of summer 2021, SDCP will serve both commercial and residential customers. Two city councilmembers are on the board of SDCP.

Last Updated: July 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal  

In September 2019, Duke Energy set a goal to reduce carbon emissions by at least 50% by 2030 from 2005 levels, with a goal to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. To achieve a 50% reduction by 2030, Duke Energy will need to reduce emissions by 2.5% annually from 2019 levels. 

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid 

In 2011, voters approved a ballot initiative to launch Community Choice Aggregation in the City of Cincinnati. In 2016, Cincinnati residents saved $1.5 million on electricity and $2 million on gas costs through the Cincinnati’s Aggregation Program. The electric aggregation program provides 100% green energy by purchasing renewable energy credits to offset consumption. In 2017, the City added an opt-in option for green natural gas option.  

The city of Cincinnati engages with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio on relevant energy rate cases that involve renewable energy developments. The City was active in the opposition to House Bill 6 which provided bailouts to coal-fired and nuclear facilities in the state of Ohio. The City also signed a 35 MW Power Purchase Agreement to serve the City government, and an additional 65 MW is under negotiation to serve the residents and small businesses through the Community Choice Aggregation Program. 

Last Updated: July 2021  

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal  

In 2020, FirstEnergy, the parent company of CEI, set a goal to become carbon neutral by 2050, with an interim goal of lowering greenhouse gas emission by 30% from 2019 levels by 2030. To achieve this goal, FirstEnergy will need to reduce emissions by 2.93% annually from 2019 levels. 

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid 

The City has sent letters to legislators and the Public Utility Commission of Ohio related to keeping the State's renewable and efficiency standards, as well as support for Project Icebreaker, the first offshore freshwater wind project in North America. In 2013, 2015, and 2018, the city of Cleveland incorporated renewable energy into electric aggregations for CEI customers, helping to spur renewable energy investments on the CEI electric grid. The current CCA provider is NOPEC/NextEra Energy Services, who offers 100% renewable energy as the default opt-out aggregation program choice for City of Cleveland's residential and small business customers of FirstEnergy.  

Last Updated: July 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal

In 2020, Colorado Springs Utilities set a carbon reduction goal of 80% by 2030 and 90% by 2050. We were unable to determine the baseline year nor emissions to measure the stringency of this goal.

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid

We were unable to determine the carbon emissions per capita from Colorado Springs Utilities in 2019.

Last Updated: July 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal  

In February 2020, Dominion Energy set a goal to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. To achieve this goal, Dominion will need to reduce emissions by 3.23% annually from 2019 levels. 

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid 

At this time, we cannot confirm whether or not the city of Columbia participates in activities or strategies to help spur or encourage more utility-scale or distributed renewable energy generation from its local electric utility, such as testifying in public utility commission proceedings related to renewable energy, creating a formal partnership with the electric utility on renewable generation, or participating in utility planning efforts to increase renewable generation. 

Last Updated: July 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal  

In 2021, AEP set a company-wide goal to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, with an interim goal of 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 from a 2000 baseline. To achieve this goal, AEP will need to reduce emissions by 1.49% annually from 2020 levels. 

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid 

At Mayor Ginther’s 2020 State of the City address, he committed the City of Columbus to pursuing community choice aggregation with a goal to implement a program that provides 100% clean, renewable energy by 2022. In order to meet the goal, the City of Columbus has placed community choice aggregation on the November 2020 ballot, and Columbus residents voted in favor of a city-wide CCA program. Clean Energy Columbus began in June 2021.

Columbus is working with AEP Ohio to develop a microgrid demonstration project on one of its Recreation and Parks facilities to test the technology and create a critical community resource center to serve as a resilience hub in the event of a natural disaster. As part of the Smart Columbus, initiative the City of Columbus has supported AEP Ohio's proposal to install 900 MW of renewable energy in Ohio to decarbonize the grid.  

Last Updated: August 2021  

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal  

At this time, ONCOR does not have a carbon emissions reduction goal in place. 

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid 

As part of the 2019 Green Energy Policy, the City has taken steps to become involved in the related regulatory proceedings. The Green Energy Policy established a relationship with the City’s energy provider to work toward expanding renewable green energy that requires the city to use 100% renewable energy and directs actions towards implementing on and off-site generation. The City is also developing its Comprehensive Environmental & Climate Action Plan, which will also create opportunities to spur more utility-scale renewable generation to serve the city. Representatives from both ONCOR and Atmos Gas Company participated in the Stakeholder Advisory Committee that provided input into the CECAP. 

Last Updated:  July 2021  

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal 

In 2018, AES Ohio set a goal to reduce carbon intensity by 70% by 2030 with a 2016 baseline. To achieve this goal, AES Ohio will need to reduce emissions by 5.1% annually from 2019 levels. 

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid 

At this time, we cannot confirm whether or not the city of Dayton participates in activities or strategies to help spur or encourage more utility-scale or distributed renewable energy generation from its local electric utility, such as testifying in public utility commission proceedings related to renewable energy, creating a formal partnership with the electric utility on renewable generation, or participating in utility planning efforts to increase renewable generation. 

Last Updated:  July 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal

In December 2018, Xcel Energy set a goal to provide customers with 100% carbon-free electricity by 2050. They also include an interim goal of reducing carbon emissions 80% by 2030 compared to 2005 levels. To achieve this goal, Xcel Energy will need to reduce emissions by 6.1% annually from 2019 levels in the state of Colorado.

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid

The City of Denver actively participate in regulatory proceedings to advocate for a rapid and equitable decarbonization of Xcel Energy’s Colorado grid and to expand and increase access to voluntary renewable electricity programs. Denver is a currently an intervenor and active participant in several PUC proceedings that could significantly impact ratepayers in Denver and the ability for Denver to achieve our clean electricity targets.

Denver is also launching an initiative to leverage municipal space to provide geographically and socio-economically diverse locations at which to locate community solar gardens, energy storage systems, and electric vehicle charging infrastructure. The Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) has invited Denver to submit a full application to the Renewable and Clean Energy Challenge grant program. Denver is requesting up to $5 million dollars to support implementation of the initiative. The initiative supports 1) renewable energy generation; 2) resilience; 3) energy burden relief and cost savings; 4) zero emissions vehicles; 5) community-engagement; and 6) education. It is intended create a blueprint, founded on community-engagement and equity considerations, for other Colorado communities to follow.

In January 2018, the city and county of Denver and Xcel Energy signed an innovative and progressive partnership agreement called the Energy Futures Collaboration. This partnership lays out an expedited pathway for Denver to pursue independent clean energy projects that help the city meet its energy and climate goals in partnership with Xcel Energy. The City and Xcel Energy participate in each other’s stakeholder groups through the Energy Future Collaboration.

The strategic efforts related to achieving 100% renewable electricity, community wide are to: 1) increase voluntary RE participation; 2) decarbonize the grid mix; and 3) develop local community-based renewable energy projects. Denver and Xcel Energy are working to finalize our 2020 Workplan (to be released in December 2019), which will include the development of municipally-hosted community solar gardens as a priority implementation project.

Last Updated: July 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal

At this time, MidAmerican Energy does not have an official greenhouse gas reduction goal.

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid

The City of Des Moines worked with MidAmerican Energy to build consensus for the recently adopted clean energy and emissions reduction goals.

Last Updated: July 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal

In 2019, DTE Energy set a goal to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050, with interim goals of 50% reduction by 2030 and 80% by 2040 from a 2005 baseline. To achieve this goal, DTE Energy will need to reduce emissions by 4.4% annually from 2019 levels.

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid

To our knowledge, the city of Detroit does not participate in activities or strategies to help spur or encourage more utility-scale or distributed renewable energy generation from its local electric utility, such as testifying in public utility commission proceedings related to renewable energy, creating a formal partnership with the electric utility on renewable generation, or participating in utility planning efforts to increase renewable generation.

Last Updated: July 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal  

In 2020, EPE set a goal to reduce carbon emissions by 25% by 2025 below 2015 levels and 40% by 2035. To achieve this goal, EPE will need to reduce emissions by 5.4% annually from 2019 levels. 

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid 

As part of the Franchise Agreement signed in 2020, a Regional Renewable Energy Study is being developed and will be finalized in July 2021. This study will analyze several generation portfolios up to 2030, including low carbon, cost-effective scenarios while providing options to expand solar generation access to low-income communities.  

The city of El Paso facilitates a Regional Renewable Energy Advisory Council, which advocates for the use and development of renewable energy in El Paso with members from all city districts. To our knowledge, the city of El Paso does not participate in other activities or strategies to help spur or encourage more utility-scale or distributed renewable energy generation from its local electric utility. The city is currently developing an Energy Plan which will address renewable generation. The city also participates in the Regional Renewable Energy Advisory. 

Last Updated: July 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal

At this time, Oncor does not have a carbon reduction goal in place.

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid

The city of Fort Worth participates on the Steering Committee of Cities Served by Oncor, where they represent consumer interests and advocate on behalf of electricity consumers to the Public Utility Commission and elsewhere on issues related to renewable energy. The city is also advocates for renewable generation through its membership in the Texas Coalition of Cities for Utility Issues, which is a coalition of more than 50 Texas municipalities dedicated to protecting and supporting the interests of citizens and cities in regards to utility issues.

Last Updated: July 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal

In 2018, the State of California set an ambitious goal of relying on entirely zero-emission energy sources for its electricity by 2045. To achieve this goal, PG&E will need to reduce emissions by 3.7% annually from 2018 levels.

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid

The City of Fresno is considering allowing Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) options for its residents. The Council has to first complete a technical study to determine the costs and benefits of a CCA. 

Last Updated: July 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal  

In February 2020, Consumers Energy announced a goal of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2040. To achieve this goal, Eversource Energy will need to reduce emissions by 4.8% annually from 2019 levels. 

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid 

The City of Grand Rapid’s has provided public comments to the Michigan Public Service Commission (PSC) advocating for increased energy efficiency and renewable energy. The city is also working with Consumers Energy on strategies to accomplish the city’s renewable energy goals as well as increase renewable energy generation within the city. Both the electric and natural gas utility sit in on the city’s Energy Advisory Committee, which is charged with challenging the city to stay at the forefront of energy work. They also work collaboratively on reducing the city’s municipal energy use and developing programs for low-income residents. 

The City participates in discussions about the Utility IRP plans and provides feedback to ensure the utility understands the City's goals and how their plans will impact city efforts and programs. In these discussions, the city advocates for more renewable generation in the utility generation mix and for more energy efficiency programs for low-income communities.  

Last Updated: July 2021  

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal  

In September 2019, Duke Energy set a goal to reduce carbon emissions by at least 50% by 2030 from 2005 levels, with a goal to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. To achieve a 50% reduction by 2030, Duke Energy will need to reduce emissions by 2.5% annually from 2019 levels. 

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid 

At this time, we cannot confirm whether or not the city of Greensboro participates in activities or strategies to help spur or encourage more utility-scale or distributed renewable energy generation from its local electric utility, such as testifying in public utility commission proceedings related to renewable energy, creating a formal partnership with the electric utility on renewable generation, or participating in utility planning efforts to increase renewable generation. 

Last Updated: July 2021  

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal

In 2019, Eversource Energy set a company-wide goal to reach carbon neutrality by 2030. To achieve this goal, Eversource Energy will need to reduce emissions by 9.09% annually from 2019 levels.

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid

The Mayor’s Office of Sustainability had previously testified before the state legislature’s Energy and Technology Committee in favor of SB 336, which advocated for the adoption of a shared and community solar program to likely be administered by the utilities. The city also advocated for the preservation of net metering during the same testimony.

The City of Hartford’s Office of Sustainability also staffs the Energy Improvement District Board, which supports the addition of renewable energy capacity throughout Hartford. The City of Hartford's Energy Improvement District is in a unique position to distribute electricity. As a result, the EID Board issued an RFP and selected a contract to establish a shared clean energy facility. In addition, the City’s Energy Improvement District Board issued a Comprehensive Plan, which identified neighborhoods and facilities for potential solar installations. This report focused on community solar as a tool for expanding renewable energy access to our residents, who are primarily low-income.

Last Updated: July 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal  

NV Energy does not currently have a carbon emissions reduction goal in place. 

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid 

To our knowledge, the city of Henderson does not participate in activities or strategies to help spur or encourage more utility-scale or distributed renewable energy generation from its local electric utility, such as testifying in public utility commission proceedings related to renewable energy, creating a formal partnership with the electric utility on renewable generation, or participating in utility planning efforts to increase renewable generation. 

Last Updated: July 2021  

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal  

Hawai'i Energy does not currently have a carbon emissions reduction goal in place. 

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid 

The City and County of Honolulu plays an active role in encouraging more utility-scale and distributed energy generation. For example, in 2018, the City and County intervened in the PUC Docket 2018-0088, advocating for renewable portfolio standards amongst other priority outcomes from reforming Hawai’i Energy’s incentive structure. The City is also in the process of developing two new energy service performance contracts to expand energy efficiency and renewable energy deployment across city facilities and parks. The City participates in Powering Past Coal Task Force. The City is also an active member of Drive Electric Hawaii which was formed through an MOU with utilities and other stakeholders across the State to advance vehicle electrification.

Last Updated: August 2021  

 

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal  

In 2020, CenterPoint Energy announced a goal to reduce operational greenhouse gas emission by 70% by 2035, compared to 2005 baseline levels. To achieve this goal, CenterPoint Energy will need to reduce emissions by 3.7% annually from 2019 levels.

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid 

The City, as a member of the Entergy Coalition of Cities, and is participating in a proceeding related to Entergy's request to deploy natural gas fired distributed generation.  

The Houston Climate Action Plan, which is sponsored by CenterPoint, includes goals to grow Houston’s investment in renewable and resilient energy and to make Houston a leader in carbon capture technology and energy innovation. This includes supporting and promoting the use and development of renewable energy, advocating for renewable energy policies at the local, state, and federal levels. More specific targets include organizing Texas mayors and community leaders to lobby state legislature to increase the Texas renewable energy policies to achieve 80% zero carbon electricity by 2050, create policies that facilitate renewable energy for the US Power Sector, work with partners to identify available potential solar/storage rebates and incentives, and support financing mechanisms to promote investment in renewable energy. 

Last Updated: August 2021  

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal

In 2018, AES Corp., the parent company of AES Indiana, set a goal to reduce its carbon intensity by 70% by 2030 from a 2016 baseline. To achieve this goal, AES Corp will need to reduce emissions by 5.1% annually from 2016 levels.

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid

The Thrive Indianapolis partnership between the City and energy utilities includes a focus on energy. The plan aims to promote the use of renewable energy to improve air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions and also install microgrids to provide local backup generation in the case of emergencies. AES Indiana partners with the City of Indianapolis on this effort, which sets renewable energy goals that require action from the utility.

AES Indiana partners with the City of Indianapolis on this effort, which sets renewable energy goals that require action from AES Indiana. The City of Indianapolis is also actively involved in AES Indiana’s Integrated Resource Plan Development.

Last Updated: July 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal

In 2017, JEA’s board established a goal to reduce carbon emissions by 30% by 2030 from a 2007 baseline. We were unable to measure stringency of the goal due to lack of baseline and current emissions data.

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid

We were unable to determine the carbon emissions per capita from JEA in 2019.

Last Updated: July 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal

In 2020, Evergy set a goal to reduce carbon emissions by 80% by 2050 from 2005 levels. To achieve this goal, Eversource Energy will need to reduce emissions by 1.72% annually from 2019 levels.

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid

Kansas City typically intervenes in pending renewable energy cases, while not often providing written comments. While not a specific formal partnership, the City most recently passed Resolution 181000 regarding the City’s goal of procuring 100% carbon-free electricity. The city is working to facilitate and achieve parts of the resolution with renewable energy efforts. The Office of Environmental Quality has been involved in direct conversations with Evergy about the possibility of community solar siting in climate vulnerable communities. As part of Resolution No. 181000, Kansas City was asked to identify possible community solar sites through an on-going process. The City also plans to partner with the utility on Evergy's Sustainably Transformation Plan moving forward.

Last Updated: July 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal

In 2019, the Tennessee Valley Authority, the electric power provider of KUB, committed to achieving reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 70% reduction by 2030 and by 80% by 2035 from 2005 levels. To achieve this goal, TVA will need to reduce emissions by 3.6% annually from 2019 levels.

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid

In 2019, TVA emitted 5.7 metric tons of CO2 per capita.

Last Updated: July 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal 

At this time, Lakeland Electric does not have a carbon emissions reduction goal.  

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid 

We were unable to determine the carbon emissions per capita from Lakeland Electric in 2019. 

Last Updated: July 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal  

NV Energy does not currently have a carbon emissions reduction goal in place. 

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid 

The City of Las Vegas actively lobbies in favor of utility scale and distributed generation, greater Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS), and net metering at the Nevada Public Utilities Commission and Nevada State Legislature. For utility scale and distributed energy and the expanded RPS, the City testified in support of these policies. Specifically, the City has voiced support for SB 283 on C-PACE, SB 448 an omnibus energy bill on transportation electrification and EV charging rebates and carbon reduction, SB 328 on energy storage and the RPS, among others. 

The City invited the utility to participate in the development of the City's 2050 Master Plan. NV Energy affirmed, supported, and commented in favor of the goals, outcomes, and strategies listed within the plan. 

Last Updated: July 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal  

In 2019, Entergy committed to reducing its carbon intensity by 50% by 2030 from 2000 levels. To achieve this goal, Entergy will need to reduce emissions by 4.3% annually from 2018 levels.  

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid 

At this time, we cannot confirm whether or not the city of Little Rock participates in activities or strategies to help spur or encourage more utility-scale or distributed renewable energy generation from its local electric utility, such as testifying in public utility commission proceedings related to renewable energy, creating a formal partnership with the electric utility on renewable generation, or participating in utility planning efforts to increase renewable generation. 

Last Updated: July 2021  

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal

In 2018, Southern California Edison’s Pathway 2045 set a goal to achieve carbon neutrality by 2045. To achieve this goal, SCE will need to reduce emissions by 3.7% annually from 2018 levels.

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid

In August 2020, the City of Long Beach decided to not move forward with establishing Community Choice Aggregation for the city. At this time, we cannot confirm if Long Beach participates in other activities or strategies to help spur or encourage more utility-scale or distributed renewable energy generation from its local electric utility.

Last Updated: July 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal

In 2018, the State of California set a goal of achieving zero-emission energy sources for its electricity generation by 2045. On April 21, 2021, Mayor Garcetti's State of the City address declared that LADWP will provide 80% RPS energy and 97% carbon-free by 2030, and 100% carbon-free by 2035. To achieve this goal of net zero emissions by 2035, LADWP will need to reduce emissions by 3.85% annually from 2019 levels.

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid

In 2019, LADWP electric generation emitted 2.1 metric tons of CO2 per capita from scope 1 and 2 emissions.

Last Updated: August 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal  

In 2018, PPL Corp., the parent company of LG&E, set a goal of reducing carbon emissions by 80% from 2010 levels by 2050, with an interim goal of 70% by 2040. To achieve the 2040 goal, PPL Corp. will need to reduce emissions by 2.1% annually from 2019 levels. 

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid 

In 2020, Louisville Metro Council adopted a resolution to support 100% clean renewable energy goals for the Metro Government operations by 2030, and a 100% clean energy goal for the community by 2040. The Louisville Metro Office of Advanced Planning and Sustainability is currently in discussions with LG&E on options to finance the development of a solar field through their Solar Share Program.  

LG&E participated on the Strategy Team to lead the development of Prepare Louisville, the city’s climate adaptation plan, and also serves in an advisory role in the development of Louisville’s GHG Emissions Reduction Plan. Louisville Metro’s Office of Advanced Planning & Sustainability continues to meet regularly with leaders within LG&E to continue to find ways to partner on projects or new programs. 

Last Updated: July 2021  

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal

In 2015, MGE’s Energy 2030 framework committed to reducing carbon emissions by at least 40% from 2005 levels by 2030, with a long-term goal of achieving net-zero carbon electricity by 2050. To achieve this goal, MGE will need to reduce emissions by 2.9% annually from 2019 levels.

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid

The City of Madison has a Memorandum of Understanding with the local utility Madison Gas & Electric that includes a focus on renewable energy.

The Madison City Mayor often speakers out in support of the city’s renewable energy goals. The Mayor and City Clerk executed an agreement with Madison Gas & Electric for a 5 Megawatt Renewable Energy Rider Project. The City of Madison is a member of the Wisconsin Local Government Climate Coalition that has signed onto three letters to the Public Service Commission in relation to the utility’s climate goals.

Last Updated: July 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal  

In 2021, AEP set a company-wide goal to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, with an interim goal of 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 from a 2000 baseline. To achieve this goal, AEP will need to reduce emissions by 1.49% annually from 2020 levels. 

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid 

To our knowledge, the city of McAllen does not participate in activities or strategies to help spur or encourage more utility-scale or distributed renewable energy generation from its local electric utility, such as testifying in public utility commission proceedings related to renewable energy, creating a formal partnership with the electric utility on renewable generation, or participating in utility planning efforts to increase renewable generation. 

Last Updated: July 2021  

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal

In 2019, the Tennessee Valley Authority, the electric power provider of MLGW, committed to achieving reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 70% reduction by 2030 and by 80% by 2035 from 2005 levels. To achieve this goal, TVA will need to reduce emissions by 3.6% annually from 2019 levels.

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid

In 2019, TVA emitted 5.7 metric tons of CO2 per capita.

Last Updated: July 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal 

In 2019, SRP set a carbon reduction goal of 65% by 2035 from 2005 levels and 90% by 2050. We were unable to measure stringency of the goal due to lack of baseline and current emissions data. 

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid 

We were unable to determine the carbon emissions per capita from SRP in 2019. 

Last Updated: July 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal

in 2018, NextEra Energy, Inc., the parent company of FP&L, announced a goal to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions rate by 67% by 2025, from a 2005 baseline. To achieve this goal, NextEra Energy will need to reduce emissions by 8.6% annually from 2018 levels.

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid

The City of Miami is on the waiting list for FPL's Solar Together program, which allows the City to invest in FPL's utility-scale solar energy. The city also met with FP&L to discuss goals in their greenhouse gas reduction plan.

Last Updated: July 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal  

In 2019, We Energies set a goal of reducing carbon emissions by 60% by 2025 below 2005 levels, with the utility achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. To achieve this goal, We Energies will need to reduce emissions by 7.6% annually from 2020 levels. 

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid 

The City of Milwaukee advocated to the PSC in favor of solar tariffs and distributed solar generation. In 2018, city officials published a letter to We Energies urging the utility to create large scale renewable energy options. After working with the City, We Energies created two new renewable energy tariffs: Solar Now and the Dedicated Renewable Energy Resource (DRER). After working with the City, We Energies created two new renewable energy tariffs: Solar Now and the Dedicated Renewable Energy Resource (DRER). 

Last Updated: June 2021  

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal

In December 2018, Xcel Energy set a goal to provide customers with 100% carbon-free electricity by 2050. They also include an interim goal of reducing carbon emissions 80% by 2030 compared to 2005 levels. To achieve this goal, Xcel Energy will need to reduce emissions by 6.2% annually from 2019 levels in the state of Minnesota.

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid

The City is actively involved in almost a dozen dockets before the Public Utility Commission. The City Council has authorized the formal intervention of the City of Minneapolis, through the Sustainability Division staff, as a party of the Xcel Energy 2020-2034 Integrated Resource Plan Docket before the Minnesota PUC. The City has also established the Minneapolis Clean Energy Partnership with the utilities, which has a 2019 to 2021 Work Plan including numerous renewable energy goals and activities.

In addition, City staff have directly engaged with Xcel Energy in their Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) planning process by advocating for increases in renewable electricity generation at the utility-scale, community-scale, and building-scale. Xcel Energy hosted a series of in-depth stakeholder meetings/workshops in advance of releasing their preferred IRP plan, and City staff actively participated in all of these meetings. The City is also classified as an intervenor in the IRP and thus a party to any settlements or agreements. This allows City staff to formally advocate and negotiate for the maximum level of renewable electricity production to meet the City's climate and renewable electricity goals. 

Current state law in Minnesota prevents the city from pursuing community choice aggregation programs.

Last Updated: July 2021

Renewable energy incentives

In 2017, PEPCO did not provide renewable energy incentives for the construction of new distributed solar or wind systems. 

City-led efforts to decarbonize the grid

Montgomery County is working with PEPCO to develop a public service microgrid. The county’s Climate Mobilization Report notes the expansion of Renewable Portfolio Standards advocacy as potential next steps and outlines a plan for achieving renewable energy goals with utilities.

Last updated: December 2019

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal

In 2019, the Tennessee Valley Authority, the electric power provider of KUB, committed to achieving reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 70% reduction by 2030 and by 80% by 2035 from 2005 levels. To achieve this goal, TVA will need to reduce emissions by 3.6% annually from 2019 levels.

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid

In 2019, TVA emitted 5.7 metric tons of CO2 per capita.

Last Updated: July 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal  

In 2020, Avangrid, the parent company of United Illuminating, set a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 35% by 2025 compared to 2015 levels (scope 1 emissions), and achieve carbon neutrality by 2035. To achieve 100% emissions reduction by 2035, Avangrid will need to reduce emissions by 5.9% annually from 2018 levels. 

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid 

The Board of Alders City Services and the Environmental Policy Committee recently voted unanimously in support of a proposed resolution that would have the city formally call on the state legislature and the governor to pass enabling legislation to allow for Community Choice Aggregation to be created in Connecticut. 

Last Updated: July 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal

In 2019, Entergy committed to reducing its carbon intensity by 50% by 2030 from 2000 levels. In May 2021, New Orleans City Council adopted rules that require Entergy New Orleans to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 and that 90% of the city’s energy come from renewable resources by 2040. To achieve 50% by 2030, Entergy will need to reduce emissions by 4.3% annually from 2018 levels.

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid

In 2020, Entergy's energy generation emitted 14.8 metric tons of CO2 per capita.

Last Updated: August 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal

In 2019, ConEdison adopted a goal to transition to 100% carbon-free energy sources by 2040. To achieve this goal, ConEd will need to reduce emissions by 4.76% annually from 2019 levels.

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid

New York City participates in utility rate cases and PSC proceedings related to clean and renewable energy, such as on hydropower, public policy transmission planning, value of distributed energy resources, offshore wind, and on specific policies that impact renewable energy such as Reforming the Energy Vision, the Clean Energy Fund, and the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act. New York City has also been involved in capacity valuation proceedings at the NYISO and pushing for fair treatment of energy storage resources. In its Roadmap to 80 x 50, New York City states that it “will continue to look to ConEdison as a partner in achieving 80 x 50, and will continue to advocate for utilities to build upon these improvements and accelerate the transformation necessary for a 2050 grid that is renewables-based, affordable and reliable.” In addition, the City has been involved in the development of Con Edison's Climate Change Vulnerability Study and related efforts to integrate resiliency in the utility's near- and long-term planning.

New York City also engages with NYSERDA on the structure and implementation of renewable energy programs and advocates for transmission of large-scale renewables directly into the City’s electric utility territory. The City is currently undertaking a Community Choice Aggregation feasibility study, as required by Local Law 182 of 2019. The study was delayed due to COVID-19 and is expected to be completed in late 2021.

Last Updated: June 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal 

In 2019, PSE&G set a goal to reduce carbon emissions by 80% by 2046 from a 2005 baseline, with a goal of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. To achieve this goal, Eversource Energy will need to reduce emissions by 3.2% annually from 2019 levels. 

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid 

At this time, we cannot confirm if city of Newark participates in activities or strategies to help spur or encourage more utility-scale or distributed renewable energy generation from its local electric utility, such as testifying in public utility commission proceedings related to renewable energy, creating a formal partnership with the electric utility on renewable generation, or participating in utility planning efforts to increase renewable generation. 

Last Updated: July 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal

In 2018, the State of California set an ambitious goal of relying on entirely zero-emission energy sources for its electricity by 2045. To achieve this goal, PG&E will need to reduce emissions by 3.7% annually from 2018 levels.

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid

The City of Oakland is a founding member of East Bay Community Energy (EBCE), a local government Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) with strong targets for local renewable energy systems. Renewable energy requirements are found in the Joint Powers Agreement for the agency. EBCE has a Local Development Business Plan, which sets their goals for local distributed renewable energy generation and describes their desires for greater customer access to utility and meter data. The Oakland Clean Energy Initiative is an effort to provide more local clean energy in Alameda County by replacing an aging electricity generator in Oakland's Jack London Square area with a new clean energy source. This effort is in partnership with PG&E and East Bay Community Energy (EBCE).

In addition, the City has signed on to group letters of support to the CPUC for various renewable energy policies relating to program design or tariffs, attended hearings and provided testimony on energy efficiency and renewable energy rate cases, and pushed for policies related to renewable energy developments. For example, the mayor sent a letter to the CPUC to reject a proposal that would raise fees for people switching from their electricity provider to a city-run CCA program.

Last Updated: July 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal  

In 2018, Oklahoma Gas & Electric set a goal of achieving 50% greenhouse gas emissions reductions by 2030 from 2005 levels. To achieve this goal, OG&E will need to reduce emissions by 2.6% annually from 2018 levels. 

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid 

The City Council’s legislative agenda for 2020 does include support for efforts to allow net metering for utility customers to receive credits for solar and wind systems. 

Last Updated: July 2021  

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal 

In 2020, OPPD set a goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. We were unable to measure stringency of the goal due to lack of baseline and current emissions data. 

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid 

We were unable to determine the carbon emissions per capita from OPPD in 2019. 

Last Updated: July 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal

In 2020, OUC established a goal to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, with an interim target of 50% carbon emissions reduction by 2030 and 75% by 2040 compared to 2005 levels. To achieve 50% by 2030, OUC will need to reduce emissions by 3.6% annually from 2020 levels. 

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid

In 2020, OUC emitted 22.55 metric tons of CO2e per capita (scope 1 emissions only).  

Last Updated: August 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal

In 2018, Southern California Edison’s Pathway 2045 set a goal to achieve carbon neutrality by 2045. To achieve this goal, SCE will need to reduce emissions by 3.7% annually from 2018 levels.

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid

The City of Oxnard has a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) through the Clean Power Alliance, which is a locally controlled electricity provider in Southern California. Clean Power Alliance offers three power mix choices, including a lean option that's 36% renewable, clean option that's 50% renewable, and 100% green power option. According to their 2018–2019 Impact Report, 28% of Clean Power Alliance customers were on the 100% green power option 52% on clean power, and 19% on lean power. 

Last Updated: July 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal

In 2018, Exelon, the parent company of PECO, announced a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its internal operations by 15% by 2022 from a 2015 baseline. To achieve this goal, Exelon will need to reduce emissions by 4.2% annually from 2018 levels.

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid

The city’s Powering Our Future report outlines advocacy opportunities for the City and others around increasing clean energy generation in our regional electricity grid. In addition, the City of Philadelphia is moving forward with a large-scale power purchase agreement that will result in the largest solar generation facility in Pennsylvania. The City and PGW are currently partnering on a utility business diversification study, including opportunities to add renewable energy generation to PGW’s suite of services. The City also works with PECO and PWG on renewable energy planning and incentives. 

Last Updated: August 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal

In January 2020, APS announced a goal to deliver 100% carbon-free electricity to customers by 2050. Theis includes a nearer-term goal of achieving a resource mis that is 25% clean energy by 2030, with 45% of the portfolio coming from renewable energy. To achieve the goal of 100% carbon-free electricity by 2050l, APS will need to reduce emissions by 3.23% annually from 2019 levels.

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid

The city of Phoenix supports regulatory involvement or active participation in the Arizona Corporation Commission's (ACC), which oversees electric power industry in the state of Arizona, proceedings on topics related to renewable energy. The Mayor provided comments in support of the most aggressive versions of Energy Rules that the Arizona Corporation Commission considered in fall 2020.

The City of Phoenix also participates in the ACC to advocate for decarbonizing the local electric grid, and also joined the board of the Arizona Independent Schedulers Association (AZISA), which is registered as an intervenor in the ACC hearings.  They have been advocating for an increased RPS standard for Arizona utilities beyond the current 15% standard. The City of Phoenix also participates on Salt River Project's Sustainability Advisory Group. In 2020, the Mayor of Phoenix filed a letter with the Arizona Corp Commission calling for an ambitious renewable energy requirements for utilities in response to the open docket on updating the Renewable Energy Standard and Tariff.

The ACC is currently evaluating Community Choice Aggregation as an option for the state.

Last Updated: July 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal

At this time, Duquesne Light Co. has not set a greenhouse gas or carbon reduction goal for the utility.

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid

At this time, we cannot confirm if city of Pittsburgh participates in activities or strategies to help spur or encourage more utility-scale or distributed renewable energy generation from its local electric utility, such as testifying in public utility commission proceedings related to renewable energy, creating a formal partnership with the electric utility on renewable generation, or participating in utility planning efforts to increase renewable generation.

Last Updated: July 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal

In 2020, Portland General Electric set a goal to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040, with an interim goal of 80% reduction by 2030 from 2010 levels. To achieve this interim goal, PGE will need to reduce emissions by 7.1% annually from 2019 levels.

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid

In April 2017, the City of Portland committed to a transition to 100% renewable energy for community-wide energy needs by 2050. The city has been working with the local utilities on implementation and progress towards achieving this goal.

City staff regularly participate in state and Public Utility Commission legislative rulemaking proceedings, and the City has been an advocate for PGE’s efforts to provide a clean tariff for large commercial and institutional customers. The City has also partnered with NW Natural on a renewable natural gas development project involving the use of excess biogas at the City’s wastewater treatment plant and turning it into RNG for transportation fuel. The city maintains a Solar Map which indicates the location of distributed generation solar resources in the City. Community Choice Aggregation has not been enabled in the state of Oregon.

Last Updated: July 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal

In 2020, National Grid set a target to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, along with interim targets of 80% by 2030 and 90% by 2040 from a 1990 baseline. To achieve the goal of 80% by 2030, National Grid will need to reduce emissions by 2.6% annually from 2019 levels from US operations.

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid

The city of Providence actively engages with the state to support key policies related to energy efficiency and renewable energy. For example, the City submitted written testimony in support of House bill 5536, which removes unnecessary barriers to allow municipalities to choose the electricity supplier for its residents and businesses to enable community choice aggregation. The City also supported legislation that would expand net metering options to nonprofits, including hospitals and universities.

In 2019, the Providence City Council voted to authorize the Mayor and the City’s Office of Sustainability to develop and implement an aggregation plan to allow the residents of Providence to have more control over their electric bills. Under Rhode Island state law, CCA programs provide the opportunity to bring the benefits of competitive choice of electric supplier, longer-term price stability and more renewable energy options to the residents and businesses of the City of Providence and other municipalities in Rhode Island. The City Council is in full support of this program and the potential monetary and environmental benefits to our community. The City solicited bids in late 2019 and in early 2020 awarded a contract for a consultant to assist the City in the creation and operation of an aggregation plan and CCA program.

Last Updated: August 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal  

Provo City Power does not have a greenhouse gas reduction goal in place. 

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid 

We were unable to determine the carbon emissions per capita from Provo City Power in 2019. 

Last Updated: July 2021  

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal

In September 2019, Duke Energy set a goal to reduce carbon emissions by at least 50% by 2030 from 2005 levels, with a goal to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. To achieve a 50% reduction by 2030, Duke Energy will need to reduce emissions by 2.5% annually from 2019 levels.

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid

In February 2021, the City of Raleigh sent a letter to the Public Utilities Commission in response to the recent Duke Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). The city of Raleigh partnered with Duke in the Duke Energy Clean Cities Collaboration, and Duke Energy was a stakeholder on the city’s Community Climate Action Plan.

Last Updated: July 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal

NV Energy does not currently have a carbon emissions reduction goal in place.

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid

The City of Reno provides regular updates to the City Council on renewable energy legislation and also hired a local attorney to monitor the Nevada Public Utility Commission.

Last Updated: July 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal  

In February 2020, Dominion Energy set a goal to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. To achieve this goal, Dominion will need to reduce emissions by 3.23% annually from 2019 levels. 

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid 

Through RVAgreen 2050, Several representatives from Dominion Energy are currently involved in the RVAgreen 2050 planning process, specifically through participation on technical working groups that are drafting equitable climate action and resilience strategies. For example, the Buildings & Energy Working group is drafting strategies on topics related to renewable energy and energy efficiency. 

Richmond’s Sustainability Manager is a co-chair of the VA Energy & Sustainability Network (VESPN), a peer network of local government energy & sustainability managers from across Virginia working to advance clean energy and sustainability. VESPN is actively pursuing a number of strategies including net-metering legislation; collaborative purchasing of renewables; and utility partnerships. 

The Virginia Clean Economy Act replaces the voluntary renewable energy portfolio system with a mandatory renewable energy portfolio system (RPS). Under the mandatory RPS, utilities and suppliers are required to produce their electricity from 100% renewable sources by 2045 for Dominion Energy Virginia and any supplier operating in the service territory of Dominion Energy Virginia, which includes energy supplied to Richmond. 

Last Updated: July 2021  

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal  

In 2018, RPU set a goal to reduce carbon emissions by 486,277 MMT CO2 by 2030 from 1990 baseline levels. To achieve this goal, RPU will need to reduce emissions by 3% annually from 2017 levels. 

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid 

In 2017, the most recent year with data available, RPU  emitted 9.75 metric tons of CO2 per capita. 

Last Updated: July 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal  

In 2020, Avangrid, the parent company of RG&E, set a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 35% by 2025 compared to 2015 levels (scope 1 emissions), and achieve carbon neutrality by 2035. To achieve 100% emissions reduction by 2035, Avangrid will need to reduce emissions by 5.9% annually from 2018 levels. 

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid 

In November 2019, the Mayor of Rochester submitted legislation to the City Council to authorize a community choice aggregation (CCA) program for the community. The City authorized legislation and  Rochester Community Power will launch in September 2021. The City selected Joule Community Power, a division of Joule Assets, to implement the program. Joule has partnered with Roctricity, a local business, to spearhead community outreach and education. The City of Rochester has chosen the 100% Renewable option as the default.  

Last Updated: July 2021  

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal

In 2018, SMUD adopted an Integrated Resource Plan with a target of carbon neutrality by 2030. In 2020, the SMUD Board of Directors adopted a climate emergency declaration that commits to working towards an goal of delivering carbon neutral electricity by 2030. To achieve this goal of carbon neutrality by 2030, SMUD will need to reduce emissions by 8.33% annually from 2018 levels.

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid

In 2019, SMUD emitted 3.15 metric tons of CO2e per capita.

Last Updated: July 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal

In December 2018, Xcel Energy set a goal to provide customers with 100% carbon-free electricity by 2050. They also include an interim goal of reducing carbon emissions 80% by 2030 compared to 2005 levels. To achieve this goal, Xcel Energy will need to reduce emissions by 6.2% annually from 2019 levels in the state of Minnesota.

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid

In December 2019, the City Council passed a resolution opposing the inclusion of a new natural gas plant in Xcel Energy’s Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), urging Xcel and the Public Utility Commission (PUC) to instead find ways to further accelerate utility-scale renewables and storage. The resolution directed staff to comment on Xcel’s IRP filing at the PUC. In turn, City staff submitted comments to MN PUC on Xcel Energy's Integrated Resource Plan opposing new fossil gas plant and asking for deeper analysis of renewables plus storage. The City is also supporting analysis being done between District Energy St. Paul and Xcel looking at opportunities to decarbonize District Energy Saint Paul's operations.

The City’s Climate Action and Resilience Plan, published in December 2019, also calls for increasing distributed single-family residential solar on rooftops from the current 7.1 MW citywide to 50 MW by 2030 and 70 MW by 2050, as well as commercial and multi-family targets of 100 MW by 2030 and 160 MW by 2050. The City and Xcel partnered on the Partners in Energy Plan, which became the groundwork for the buildings chapter of the city’s Climate Action and Resilience Plan. The City has also signed a letter of interest with Xcel to purchase 5 MW of renewable through the next round of Xcel’s Renewable Connect program. The City has expressed interest in purchasing Renewable Connect green tariff electricity from Xcel and has expressed initial interest in a new green tariff product Xcel will be offering based on a hydro facility in Saint Paul.

Last Updated: July 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal  

In 2019, PacifiCorp, the parent company of Rocky Mountain Power, set a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emission by 60% by 2030 and 90% by 2050 from 2005 levels. To achieve this goal, PacifiCorp will need to reduce emissions by 5.7% annually from 2019 levels. 

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid 

Salt Lake City was an official signatory on the Net Metering settlement with the Public Service Commission. Salt Lake City is formally collaborating with electric utility through the existing Statement of Cooperation and joint plans to deliver 100% renewable electricity to all customers within city limits by 2032. The city collaborated with other Utah communities and the utility to develop the Community Renewable Energy Act (HB411), which authorizes Rocky Mountain Power to provide 100% renewable electricity to Salt Lake City and participating communities by 2030. The Act was passed in the Utah legislature in 2019. 

Last Updated: July 2021  

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal  

In 2019, as part of CPS Energy’s Flexible Path strategy, they made a commitment to reduce net emissions by 80% by 2040 from a 2005 baseline. In addition, CPS Energy is working towards full carbon neutrality by 2050. To achieve 80% by 2040, CPS Energy will need to reduce emissions by 4.1% annually from 2019 levels. 

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid 

In 2019, CPS Energy emitted 12.8 metric tons of CO2e per capita.  

Last Updated: August 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal

In 2021, SDG&E announced its intention to produce power with zero carbon emissions by the year 2045. The year corresponds to California's target goal to get 100% of its electricity from carbon zero sources. To achieve this goal, SDG&E will need to reduce emissions by 3.85% annually from 2019 levels.

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid

The City of San Diego initiated the establishment of San Diego Community Power (SDCP), a Community Choice Aggregator that will serve the City of San Diego customers, as well as customers in the cities of Chula Vista, Encinitas, Imperial Beach, and La Mesa. As of summer 2021, SDCP will serve both commercial and residential customers. Additionally, the City is currently negotiating the 50-year electric and gas franchise agreement with SDG&E and intends to leverage the negotiation to increase deployment of renewable and distributed energy generation by the utility.

The city of San Diego is engaged in various regulatory proceedings at the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) and advocates on behalf of the City and/or the community to encourage more renewable generation adoption. The City provided comments in response to the CPUC proceeding addressing microgrids and microgrid tariffs, and the City advocated in the Net Energy Metering proceeding for grandfathering of older net metering rates that the City used to calculate its cost-benefit analysis. The City also participated the regulatory process involving exit fees, which are fees charged to customers who buy electricity from government-run community choice programs rather than traditional utilities.

The City of San Diego is also working with SDG&E for renewable energy interconnection. SDG&E has agreed to put excess generation on the grid and receive credit through RES-BCT tariff. To meet the City’s 2015 Climate Action Plan’s goal of 100% renewable by 2035, City has implemented several privatized solar installations interconnected with utility grid where the City buys solar energy at a fixed bundled price which includes the Renewable Energy Certificates.

Last Updated: July 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal

In 2018, the State of California set a goal of achieving zero-emission energy sources for its electricity generation by 2045. To achieve this goal, PG&E will need to reduce emissions by 3.7% annually from 2018 levels.

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid

CleanPowerSF is the City’s Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program, delivered in partnership with PG&E. CleanPowerSF began delivering cleaner energy to San Francisco neighborhoods in May 2016, and currently serves more than two thirds of San Francisco’s total citywide electricity use. In 2020, the program entered into new contracts to add 260 MW of battery storage to expand renewable energy reliability and capacity.

Currently, over 380,000 customers are enrolled in CleanPowerSF. CleanPowerSF has a target of retaining 95% of its active services and have 5% of eligible accounts enrolled in SuperGreen. As of spring 2020, 2% of customers had opted into the SuperGreen program, with an overall program retention rate of 96.1%.

Last Updated: July 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal

In 2018, the State of California set an ambitious goal of relying on entirely zero-emission energy sources for its electricity by 2045. To achieve this goal, PG&E will need to reduce emissions by 3.7% annually from 2018 levels.

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid

San José Clean Energy (SJCE) supplies power to the majority of San José residents and businesses, nearly 330,000 customers (less than 1.5% of customers opted to remain with PG&E). As of March 2021, SJCE serves over 345,000 customers and maintains a participation rate of about 98%. The current power mix for SJCE’s default service, GreenSource, supplies customers with about 40% renewable and 92% carbon free electricity. Customers can also upgrade to TotalGreen to power their home or business with 100% renewable and carbon-free energy. As of March 2021, about 1,100 accounts are enrolled in TotalGreen. SJCE estimates its customer demand for renewable energy will total 2,000 GWh annually by 2022. To meet customer demand, SJCE has contracted for nearly 500 MW of new renewable energy and 10 MW of battery storage since 2019, with two projects planned to come online by the end of 2021 and two by the end of 2022.

Last Updated: July 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal  

At this time, PREPA does not have a carbon emissions target in place.   

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid 

To our knowledge, the city of San Juan does not participate in activities or strategies to help spur or encourage more utility-scale or distributed renewable energy generation from its local electric utility, such as testifying in public utility commission proceedings related to renewable energy, creating a formal partnership with the electric utility on renewable generation, or participating in utility planning efforts to increase renewable generation. 

Last Updated: July 2021  

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal

In 2005, Seattle City Light became the first electric utility in the country to achieve zero net greenhouse gas emissions, and has maintained carbon neutral status in subsequent years. Over 80% of the power produced by SCL is generated from hydroelectric power, and the remaining power is generated from a mix of power sources, excluding coal and natural gas.

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid

Because Seattle City Light is powered by carbon-free energy sources, the City of Seattle achieved zero emissions per capita in 2019.  

Last Updated: July 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal  

In 2019, Eversource Energy set a company-wide goal to reach carbon neutrality by 2030. To achieve this goal, Eversource Energy will need to reduce emissions by 9.09% annually from 2019 levels. 

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid 

In 2019, the Town of West Springfield, part of the Springfield metropolitan statistical area, launched the West Springfield Community Choice Power Supply Program, which is an opt-out program that provides clean energy to the local community. NextEra Energy Services was selected as the supplier of the Program.  

Last Updated: July 2021  

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal  

In 2020, Ameren committed to a goal of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, with an interim goal of 50% reduction by 2030, and 85% by 2040, and 100% by 2050 from 2005 levels. To achieve 50% by 2030, Ameren will need to reduce emissions by 3.8% annually from 2019 levels. 

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid 

In 2020, the City of St. Louis signed on to Ameren's green tariff program to procure renewable energy. Ameren is adapting the program now, and the city plans to revisit the program offering in June 2020. 

Last Updated: July 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal

In September 2019, Duke Energy set a goal to reduce carbon emissions by at least 50% by 2030 from 2005 levels, with a goal to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. To achieve a 50% reduction by 2030, Duke Energy will need to reduce emissions by 2.5% annually from 2019 levels.

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid

St. Petersburg's Clean Energy Roadmap emphasizes Duke Energy Florida's needed role in transitioning towards renewable energy resources, including state and utility-specific recommendations to help them transition to clean energy production. The city also signed on as an early adopter of the Duke Clean Energy Connection program. St. Petersburg staff meets regularly with Duke Energy staff to discuss areas of common interest, including grid decarbonization. The city just signed an MOU with Duke outlining areas of collaboration, including decarbonization, and also regularly engages in utility commission dockets.

Last Updated: August 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal

In 2018, the State of California set an ambitious goal of relying on entirely zero-emission energy sources for its electricity by 2045. To achieve this goal, PG&E will need to reduce emissions by 3.7% annually from 2018 levels.

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid

In March 2021, the City of Stockton completed its CCA Feasibility Study, though the city hasn’t yet moved forward with implementing a CCA.

Last Updated: July 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal

In 2020, National Grid set a target to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, along with interim targets of 80% by 2030 and 90% by 2040 from a 1990 baseline. To achieve the goal of 80% by 2030, National Grid will need to reduce emissions by 2.6% annually from 2019 levels from US operations.

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid

At this time, we cannot confirm whether or not the city of Syracuse participates in activities or strategies to help spur or encourage more utility-scale or distributed renewable energy generation from its local electric utility, such as testifying in public utility commission proceedings related to renewable energy, creating a formal partnership with the electric utility on renewable generation, or participating in utility planning efforts to increase renewable generation.

Last Updated: August 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal 

At this time, TECO has not set a carbon reduction goal.  

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid 

At this time, we cannot confirm if city of Tampa participates in activities or strategies to help spur or encourage more utility-scale or distributed renewable energy generation from its local electric utility, such as testifying in public utility commission proceedings related to renewable energy, creating a formal partnership with the electric utility on renewable generation, or participating in utility planning efforts to increase renewable generation. 

Last Updated: June 2021 

Last Updated: July 2021 

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal  

In 2020, FirstEnergy, the parent company of Toledo Edison, set a goal to become carbon neutral by 2050, with an interim goal of lowering greenhouse gas emission by 30% from 2019 levels by 2030. To achieve this goal, FirstEnergy will need to reduce emissions by 2.93% annually from 2019 levels. 

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid 

Toledo does not offer residents a community choice aggregator with green energy options.

Last Updated: August 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal

At this time, TEP does not have a carbon reduction goal in place.

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid

At this time, we cannot confirm if city of Tucson participates in activities or strategies to help spur or encourage more utility-scale or distributed renewable energy generation from its local electric utility, such as testifying in public utility commission proceedings related to renewable energy, creating a formal partnership with the electric utility on renewable generation, or participating in utility planning efforts to increase renewable generation.

Last Updated: July 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal  

In 2021, American Electric Power, the parent company of PSO, set a company-wide goal to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, with an interim goal of 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 from a 2000 baseline. To achieve this goal, AEP will need to reduce emissions by 1.49% annually from 2020 levels. 

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid 

At this time, we cannot confirm if city of Tulsa participates in activities or strategies to help spur or encourage more utility-scale or distributed renewable energy generation from its local electric utility, such as testifying in public utility commission proceedings related to renewable energy, creating a formal partnership with the electric utility on renewable generation, or participating in utility planning efforts to increase renewable generation. 

Last Updated: July 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal

In February 2020, Dominion Energy set a goal to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. To achieve this goal, Dominion will need to reduce emissions by 3.23% annually from 2019 levels.

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid

At this time, we cannot confirm if the city of Virginia participates in activities or strategies to help spur or encourage more utility-scale or distributed renewable energy generation from its local electric utility, such as testifying in public utility commission proceedings related to renewable energy, creating a formal partnership with the electric utility on renewable generation, or participating in utility planning efforts to increase renewable generation.

The Virginia Clean Economy Act replaces the voluntary renewable energy portfolio system with a mandatory renewable energy portfolio system (RPS). Under the mandatory RPS, utilities and suppliers are required to produce their electricity from 100% renewable sources by 2045 for Dominion Energy Virginia and any supplier operating in the service territory of Dominion Energy Virginia, which includes energy supplied to Virginia Beach.

Last Updated: July 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal

In 2018, Exelon, the parent company of Pepco, announced a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its internal operations by 15% by 2022 from a 2015 baseline. To achieve this goal, Exelon will need to reduce emissions by 4.2% annually from 2018 levels.

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid

The District has submitted comments in public utility commission proceedings regarding renewable energy advocacy, such as net metering legislation. The DC Department of Energy and the Environment (DOEE) has participated in the RM-9 Working Group that addresses issues of interconnection timelines, specifically for community solar, net-metering, and other issues. DOEE has been an active participant in the PSC's Formal Case 1050, regarding interconnection, and has recently submitted comments about a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that impacts community solar interconnection. The District has also been directly involved in utility planning efforts around expanding utility-scale renewable generation. DOEE participated in the PSC's Formal Case 1017 in a working group to weigh in on the development of a PPA for a portion of the electric utility's Standard Offer Service procurement. The District has also filed comments in support of the DCPSC's Small Generator Interconnection Rules to add cost transparency and implement the IEEE 1547-2018 Standard that increases hosting capacity.

While DC does not operate a CCA, the District launched Energy Choice DC to educate residents and businesses about aggregation.  Energy Choice DC provides ratepayers with information about electricity purchase options as well as the contact information for electricity brokers approved by the Public Service Commission. Ratepayers then act on their own to connect with a broker or an aggregator, who will seek competitive pricing on electricity, including options for conventional electricity as well as electricity generated from renewable sources. The District also runs District Buying Power, which is open to businesses interested in aggregation through a buying group. As part of the buying group, businesses also get access to an energy dashboard, data to facilitate energy benchmarking, an energy scorecard and options for renewable energy. 

Last Updated: August 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal  

In 2020, Evergy set a goal to reduce carbon emissions by 80% by 2050 from 2005 levels. To achieve this goal, Eversource Energy will need to reduce emissions by 1.72% annually from 2019 levels.  

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid 

At this time, we cannot confirm whether or not the city of Wichita participates in activities or strategies to help spur or encourage more utility-scale or distributed renewable energy generation from its local electric utility, such as testifying in public utility commission proceedings related to renewable energy, creating a formal partnership with the electric utility on renewable generation, or participating in utility planning efforts to increase renewable generation. 

Last Updated: June 2021  

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal 

In September 2019, Duke Energy set a goal to reduce carbon emissions by at least 50% by 2030 from 2005 levels, with a goal to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. To achieve a 50% reduction by 2030, Duke Energy will need to reduce emissions by 2.5% annually from 2019 levels. 

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid 

Winston-Salem’s Resolution #20-0499 includes a renewable energy goal of 50% clean renewable energy for operations by 2030 and 100% by 2050. Duke Energy informally supported this goal after the resolution was passed in November 2020.

Last Updated: July 2021

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal

In 2020, National Grid set a target to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, along with interim targets of 80% by 2030 and 90% by 2040 from a 1990 baseline. To achieve the goal of 80% by 2030, National Grid will need to reduce emissions by 2.6% annually from 2019 levels from US operations.

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid

In March 2020, the City Worcester was the first in the state to launch a Community Choice Aggregation program for all city residents. The program at least doubles the renewable energy for all participants by purchasing 20% more renewable energy and includes a 100% green energy option. The goal of the program is to provide the city with flexible options to procure renewable energy, ensure price stability for residents, provide consumer protection and informed electrify choice to residents, with universal, equitable access and treatment for all. 

Last Updated: August 2021