GOAL 2: DALLAS GENERATES AND USES RENEWABLE, RELIABLE, AND AFFORDABLE ENERGY.
739,000 kW AND 3,695,000 kW SOLAR POWER INSTALLED WITHIN THE CITY BY 2030 AND 2050, RESPECTIVELY.
20% AND 50% OF ALL DALLAS RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES ENROLL IN RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY PLANS BY 2030 AND 2050, RESPECTIVELY.
The combined building and energy sectors account for the highest percentage of GHG emissions in Dallas (64%). While the City has committed to using 100 percent renewable energy, there is a desire to convert from using renewable energy credits to local on- and off-site generation. In FY 20-21, six actions from this sector will be initiated, with 16 identified milestones. These actions include expansion of existing programs and efforts, as well as updates to existing codes and ordinances and will involve interdepartmental collaboration of the Office of Environmental Quality & Sustainability, Building Services, Sanitation Services, Office of the Bond Program, and the Office of Government Affairs.
Resources for Residents
1 Homeowners within the Oncor service area can make use of the Solar Residential Program to help offset the initial cost of installing solar panels — once installed, you may even receive credit for excess generation your system produces!
2 Use the Texas Public Utility Commission’s Power to Choose website to evaluate your electricity provider options and select a provider with a higher proportion of renewable energy (potentially at low or no extra cost).
Resources for Businesses
1 Qualifying business and commercial property owners within the Oncor service area can use the Basic Commercial Program to help fund new solar panels.
2 Use the Texas Public Utility Commission’s Power to Choose website to select a provider with a higher proportion of renewable energy and then notify customers of your commitment to clean energy.