In June, 2017, City Council adopted a goal of 100% renewable electricity for the City of Santa Barbara community by 2030.
The City is currently developing a Strategic Energy Plan (SEP) that aims to design innovative strategies to meet Council’s ambitious goal and identify resource needs required to develop renewable energy projects as well as 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 is currently in draft, and no decisions have been made, but we invite you to spend some time looking at the documents in their draft form.
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact Alelia Parenteau, Energy Program Supervisor:
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.