Our Position on Community-Driven Energy Resilience (August 2020)

Wildfires. Climate change. Power shutoffs. All increase interest in community-based microgrids. The Alliance feels strongly that the movement to deploy these technologies must be led by the communities themselves. This position paper frames the Alliance’s campaign to support microgrid deployment at the CPUC and in legislative venues, while advancing the critical engagement of the communities most at risk and most impacted by power shutoffs.

Community Choice programs can and must take the lead in such efforts, driven by activists passionate about the ability of clean, local microgrids to make a substantial and immediate contribution to increased community-driven energy resilience.

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Our Position on Community-Driven Energy Resilience