In June, 2017, City Council adopted a goal of 100% renewable electricity for the City of Santa Barbara community by 2030.
In response the City developed a Strategic Energy Plan (SEP) that identifies innovative strategies to meet Council’s ambitious goal and the resource needs required to develop renewable energy projects. The plan also recommends innovative programs and policies that will facilitate the transition to renewable electricity.
Only 8% of the electrical use in Santa Barbara is used by Municipal Operations, leaving 92% of the load to be addressed by community adoption of SEP strategies. Because of this, the City finds it crucial to receive significant input from community stakeholders.
The SEP was formally adopted by City Council on July 23, 2019.
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact Alelia Parenteau, Energy & Climate Manager:
This document is intended for
the community to understand the context of the SEP and the reason that Council
considers it so important. It also provides a very high level overview of the
proposed plan strategies.